To Participate: a) Visit nba.com/nbaballers between 2:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/14/08 and 11:59:59 PM ET on 4/14/08 (“Promotion Period”); b) Fully complete and submit the online registration form according to the instructions provided; c) Follow the links to upload and submit an original character design (in jpeg/gif format) of your Chosen One player. The Chosen One player must be modeled after a current/past NBA player, fictional player, or yourself. The jpeg/gif file cannot exceed 250KB in size. Your character design must show the player’s strength, creativity, and uniqueness. In addition, you may submit a written description in (100) words or less describing what makes your Chosen One player unique. There is a limit of (1) entry per person and per email address for the entire Promotion Period. Additional entries received from any one person or e-mail address after the first entry is received from that person or email address will be void. Character design and written description (collectively, “entry”) must be entrant’s original, personal creation; written description must be in English & cannot have been previously published, submitted in any other contest or for publication, screened, or publicly viewed. Modification of an existing work does not qualify as original. Noncompliance with foregoing may result in disqualification, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Released Parties reserve the right to edit the entry for posting on nba.com/nbaballers as it deems necessary in its sole discretion & entrants acknowledge & agree that Released Parties shall not be responsible for any alleged consequences of such editing or modification. The use of script, macro or any device to automate the entry process is prohibited and any such entries will be void. Other than for prize notification or for promotional emails, neither Sponsor, nor anyone acting on its behalf, will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Contest or acknowledge any entry not meeting all entry requirements stated herein & such entries will be disqualified. Entries that are deemed by the judges in their sole discretion to be immoral, obscene, profane, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or in violation of these Official Rules will result in the disqualification of an entrant and all associated entries will be void. Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, illegible, inaccurate, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered or misdirected entries or character designs (or any component thereof), inaccurate Contest related information provided by Sponsor or for interrupted or unavailable cable, network, Internet Service Provider (ISP), satellite, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone line or transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, mechanical, electronic or human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the incorrect uploading of character designs, the cancellation of the game, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to void suspect entries or to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend entry submission should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest &, in the event of such cancellation or termination, at its discretion, determine the winners from all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to event requiring cancellation or termination using the judging procedure stated herein. By participating, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules & the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which shall be final & binding.
Judging: On or about 4/16/08, a panel of qualified independent judges selected by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, will judge each entry based on the following criteria: 1.) Originality: 0-30 points; 2.) Visual Appeal: 0-30 points; and 3.) Creativity: 0-40 points. In the event of a tie, such tied entries will be re-judged based on Creativity: 0-100%. The top scoring entry, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. The next two (2) highest scoring entries, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be declared First and Second Prize winners, respectively, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.
Prizes: (1) Grand Prize: A Grand Prize package consisting of the following: 1.) 3-day/2-night trip for (2) to an NBA Conference Finals game in 2008 (to be determined by Sponsor) consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from major gateway airport nearest to winner’s residence, standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one room), (2) tickets to selected game and ground transportation to/from the airport and the applicable hotel; 2.) An official, autographed Dwight Howard jersey; 3.) A video game package featuring (5) Midway titles (contents to be determined by Sponsor); and 4.) Winner will have the opportunity to have the Chosen One character design he/she created incorporated into an upcoming Midway video game. The decision to include character design lies solely with Midway Amusement Games, LLC. (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize package=$2,340U.S.). Actual prize value will vary depending on winner's city of departure. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the site of the designated NBA Conference Finals game as determined by Sponsor, and to award no additional prize in lieu of air transportation for the difference in prize value. Travel and hotel arrangements determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may be awarded to a runner-up. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. If traveling companion is a minor, he/she must be the child or legal ward of the Grand Prize winner. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable). In the event Sponsor is unable to provide tickets to the game or the game is cancelled, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Winner and guest must comply with game venue’s rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of applicable prize element. Exact seat locations at game to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Jersey is not game worn. Certain travel restrictions may apply. All federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), and all other costs and expenses associated with Grand Prize acceptance and use are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner, including, but not limited to, additional transportation, meals, gratuities and souvenirs. (1) First Prize: An official, autographed Dwight Howard jersey and a video game package featuring (5) Midway titles (contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV=$340U.S.). Jersey is not game worn. (1) Second Prize: A video game package featuring (5) Midway titles (contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV=$140U.S.). Total ARV of all prizes: $2,820U.S.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, or substitution of prizes except by Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by telephone &/or overnight mail &/or mail and will be required to execute & return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a Declaration), Liability & (where legal) Publicity Release within two (2) days of date of issuance of notification. Grand Prize traveling companion (and, if a minor child or ward of Grand Prize winner, the Grand Prize winner) will also be required to sign and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. If guest is a minor, he/she must be accompanied to all prize-related activities by the Grand Prize winner. Noncompliance with the foregoing, with these Official Rules, Sponsor’s inability to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or any prize or prize notification being returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification & a runner-up entrant being chosen at Sponsor’s discretion. By entering, each entrant warrants & represents that his/her entry submitted does not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party & does not violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances. Entrants further warrant & represent that (1) they have secured the requisite consent from any third party captured in their entry (including, but not limited to, any company or other third party trademarks or logos) &, if their entry is a prize winner, agree to provide legal releases for the use of such image in a form satisfactory to judges; (2) that Sponsor shall own the entry (& all material embodied therein); & (3) that by entering, the entrant irrevocably assigns to Sponsor & its designees any & all rights, title & interest in the entry including but not limited to all copyright or intellectual property rights; & (4) that Sponsor & its designees shall have, without limitation, the perpetual, right worldwide to edit, adapt, modify, publish, exploit & use the entries in any way & in any media now or hereafter known (including on Sponsor’s website) for trade, advertising, promotional &/or other purposes as Sponsor &/or its designees may determine without further permission, notification or consideration to entrants, or any third parties. Entrants further agree that (1) entry (& all components thereof) will not be returned; (2) Released Parties & their respective designees shall have the right & permission to use (unless prohibited by law) each entrant’s name, voice, city & state of residence, photograph &/or likeness for advertising &/or trade &/or any other purpose in any media now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, authorization or notification to entrant & (3) the Released Parties shall have no liability & will be held harmless by entrant for any liability, loss, injury or damage to participants or any other person or entity, including personal injury or death to participants or any other person or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entrants’ participation in this Contest, the use of any entry or any of the rights granted herein or the acceptance and/or use of any prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) or use of any of the rights granted herein. Released Parties are not responsible for any inability of the winners to accept a prize & reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify or eliminate winners. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives and all associated entries and designs will be void. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE WEB SITE OR THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Winners List: For the winners’ names (available after 5/30/08), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by 5/16/08 to: The Search for the Next Chosen One Contest Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106. Residents of Canada may omit return postage.
Sponsor: NBA Properties, Inc., 645 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801 www.projectsupport.com.
This Contest is not produced, sponsored, endorsed or executed by Midway Amusement Games, LLC.