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Official Rules: CBS 5 Show Us Your School Spirit Contest

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

The Show Us Your School Spirit Contest nomination period begins August 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time ("P.T.") and ends August 21, 2013.  Nominations must be received by 11:59 p.m. P.T. on August 21, 2013, to be eligible to win. Sponsor:  KPHO/Meredith Corporation, 4016 North Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ 85017.

ENTRY NOMINATIONS: Go to Facebook.com/cbs5az and "like" the KPHO CBS 5 page.  Then access the form to nominate your favorite school in the elementary, middle and high school categories.   

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook").  You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. 

LIMIT:  One nomination per person, per category is permitted.  No group entries. 

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Arizona who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry and live in the KPHO-TV viewing area, are eligible to enter.  Eligible schools to nominate must be either public or private in the KPHO-TV viewing area.

Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address are not eligible to enter.

WINNER SELECTION:  The three (3) nominated schools in each of the three (3) categories that receive the highest total number of nominations will become potential Finalists and move on to the Voting Round. In the event of a tie in any category, all tied schools with the highest total number of nominations will move on to the Voting Round.  All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. 

The Voting Round for the Finalist schools begins on August 26, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. P.T. and ends on September 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. P.T..  Individuals age 13 years and older may vote for their favorite school(s).  One vote per person (with a valid e-mail address) per category. The one (1) school in each of the three (3) categories receiving the highest total number of votes will be the category winner. In the event of a tie in any category, the school with the lowest enrollment will be deemed the potential winning school in the tied category.  Votes received in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Votes obtained by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, may be void, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All results are unofficial until verified by Sponsor. 

Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

PRIZES (3):  One (1) elementary school will receive a $1,000 check; one (1) middle school will receive a $1,500 check and one (1) high school will receive a $2,500 check. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned, transferred, or changed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winning school fails to provide required documentation, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winning school with the next highest score, at Sponsor's sole discretion.

Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

PRIVACY:  Information collected is subject to Sponsor's online privacy policy at www.cbs5az.com.

OTHER:  Sponsor and UPICKEM, Inc., assume no responsibility for nominations or votes they are unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost nominations or votes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the nominations process, the voting process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, force majeure or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or UPICKEM, Inc., which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize(s) to an eligible, non-suspect, nomination received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding on-line nomination, nomination will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the nomination.  The contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are the copyright of UPICKEM, Inc., and/or Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

RELEASES:  Entrants authorize the Sponsor to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and nomination materials in promotional material and for advertising, public relations and editorial purposes worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winners' list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. 

Except where prohibited by law:  (i) nomination constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner's nomination, name, hometown, likeness, photograph, voice and statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) an authorized representative of each winning school will be required to complete and return a Release, W-9 and any other documents required by Sponsor on behalf of the school within five (5) days of notification.  If a potential winning school cannot be contacted, fails to claim prize, or fails to respond to the winner notification, the potential winning school is disqualified and the prize is forfeited.  If forfeited, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, at Sponsor's sole discretion.   By participating and winning a prize, each winning school and nominator(s) releases Sponsor, Facebook, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U.S. federal, Arizona state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winning schools. Winning schools will each receive an IRS 1099-MISC tax form. For the winners' list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after September 30, 2013 to Winners' List, CBS 5 Show Us Your School Spirit Contest at the Sponsor's address above.

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