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Golden State Warriors "Black History Month" Essay Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

1. Eligibility: Open to high school and middle school students as of February 1, 2013 who are legal U.S. residents residing within a 75-mile radius of Oakland, CA. Contest not open to employees or immediate family members (spouses, parents, siblings and children) of the Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents.

2. No Purchase Necessary: Participants must submit their essay between February 7, 2013 and February 19, 2013 to be eligible. All entries, mailed or hand delivered, must be received by the Warriors by 5:00 PM PST on February 19, 2013. All entries must be addressed to Warriors “Black History Month” Essay Contest, Golden State Warriors - Attn: Zachary Hill, 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA - 94607. All entries must be submitted with a completed coupon provided on contest information page including signed affidavit by parent or legal guardian. All submissions become the property of the Golden State Warriors and will not be returned. The Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents will not be responsible for lost, misdirected, late, postage due, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries, any error of the U.S. Postal Service, or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by participant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries. Mechanically reproduced or automated entries are not permitted and will be deemed void. By entering the Contest, the participant agrees to be bound by these rules.

3. Prizes: One (1) grand prize essay winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Warriors-Spurs game on February 22, 2013, dinner for two in the Courtside Club, a Meet & Greet with Warriors player, coach or legend, on-court recognition and thier essay and photo featured on Warriors.com. Winner's guardian is responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes, travel, entertainment, etc.

One (1) second place essay winner will receive 2 (two) Club 200 tickets to a Warriors home game.

One (1) third place essay winner will receive a Warriors gift bag.

4. Winner: The Grand Prize winner will be announced on February 20, 2012.

5. Odds of Winning: Chances of winning are dependent on number of entries

6. Prize Selection(s): The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a panel consisting of representatives from the Golden State Warriors Community Relations Department. Selection of the winner is subjective and left to the sole and absolute discretion of the judging panel. By providing an entry to this contest, all contestants and their guardians acknowledge this contest is being decided by a subjective standard and agree to this subjective evaluation. All contestants and their guardians further agree not to challenge said subjective determination of the Grand Prize winner should their entry not be chosen in any manner, including, but not limited to filing litigation in any forum or venue concerning said contest. Age verification will be required for The Grand Prize Winner satisfactory to the Golden State Warriors in its sole discretion.

7. Liabilities and Dispute Resolution: By participating in the Contest, all participants agree that the Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents maintain the right to decide all matters and disputes arising from the Contest, and their determination of the Grand Prize Winner will be final and binding. Grand Prize is non-refundable. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of the Grand Prize is permitted. By accepting the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize winner and his/her guardian agree that the Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents will have no liability and will be held harmless by the Grand Prize winner and his/her guardian for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or to person, including death, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, participation in, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of sponsors. In consideration for being awarded the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize winner and his/her guardian hereby agree and consent, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of the Grand Prize winner’s name and/or likeness in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by the Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, owners, governors, employees and agents except where prohibited by law.

8. Additional Terms: The Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, terminate, or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, participation of persons over the age of 12 or other causes beyond sponsors’ control corrupt or impair the administration, security or fairness of the Contest. The Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc. and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, owners, employees and agents are not responsible for any human error that may occur in the processing and/or review of the entries, nor are they responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, whether caused by the sender or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who submits an entry who does not meet the age criteria; is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or web site; to be acting in violation of these rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By providing an e-mail address all Contest participants agree to receive occasional promotional offers from the Golden State Warriors and team sponsors.

9. Winner's List: For an identification of the Grand Prize winner send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by April 1, 2013 to: Golden State Warriors, Attn: “Black History Month” Essay Contest, 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

10. Void where prohibited by law: The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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