Rules

THE BBC AMERICA YOUR PLANET EARTH COMPETITION OFFICIAL RULES

Please read these Official Rules carefully before entering the BBC America “Your Planet Earth” (the “Competition”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

1. ELIGIBILITY
The Competition is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of New Video Channel America, LLC its parent company and subsidiaries, and its promotional partners, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Competition is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. SPONSOR
The Competition is sponsored by New Video Channel America, LLC (d/b/a BBC America) 1120 Avenue of the Americas, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10036-6700 (the “Sponsor”).

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES
Participation in the Competition constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein in a timely manner.

4. COMPETITION
Sponsor is launching a user generated wildlife contest where one (1) first place winner and one (1) second place winner will be selected to win a prize for “Most Liked” Entry (as defined below).

5. ENTRY PERIOD
The Competition begins on April 22, 2012 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on May 6th at 11:59 PM ET (the “Entry Period”). Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period will be disqualified. The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries submitted by that person.

6. ENTRY
During the Entry Period, users will visit [http://www.bbcamerica.com/planet-earth/extras/your-planet-earth-contest/] (the “Site”) and complete the entry form to submit a high resolution photo (the “Photo”) or a high resolution video (the “Video”) related to nature and/or wildlife associated with nature (each an “Entry”). Each Entry must also include your name, age, address and telephone number. There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person. Subsequent entries will be void. Please write an accompanying essay in 150 words or less telling us why your entry stands out and should be chosen as one of our finalists. The description should explain where the photo or video was taken along with details of the subject matter.

The Entry must be an original work created, photographed, filmed, or recorded by the entrant and shall not infringe the intellectual property rights of a third party. The Photo and/or Video (a) must not contain elements deemed derogatory, libelous, or obscene, and (b) must not violate or trespass on the property rights or other rights of another individual or entity. An entrant’s violation of either (a) or (b) as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion shall disqualify the entrant. Entrant’s participation in the Competition shall be subject always to the limitations of liability outlined in clause 12(f) below. The Photo and/or Video will not be returned and will become the property of BBC America upon submission. However, copyright in the Photo and/or Video will remain with the entrant, subject to a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to BBC America to edit, publish, make available, distribute, assign, sublicense or otherwise exploit the Photos throughout the world by means of any media, whether now known or hereafter invented.

7. SELECTION
Entries will be reviewed and judged by qualified employees or agents of Sponsor (the “Judges”). The Judges will select fifteen (15) finalists in each Category (each a “Finalist”) and will upload the entries to the Sponsor’s webpage located at [http://www.bbcamerica.com/planet-earth/extras/your-planet-earth-contest/] (the “Page”). The selection of the winning Finalists will be on the basis of criteria established by the Judges. The decision of the Judges will be final.

Sponsor will post the Entries for each of the Finalists on the Page where fans of the Page will vote by using the poll embedded on the Page in order to choose the potential winner in each category. Voting will begin at 12:00 PM ET on May 7, 2012 and will continue until May 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST. Within forty-eight (48) hours following the completion of the voting, the Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner with the most votes in the respective Category. If a potential winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours after the first attempt to contact him/her, the potential winner with the second most votes will be selected in his/her place. On or about May 21, 2012, the Sponsor will announce the Grand Prize Winner, First Runner Up Winner and Second Runner Up Winner on the Site and the Page. The selection of the foregoing winners will be based on the most votes received.

8. REQUIREMENTS OF POTENTIAL WINNERS
Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return a notarized affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release and complete a W-9 form within fourteen (14) calendar days of being notified (collectively the “Required Filings”). If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Required Filings within the required time period, another winner will be selected as an alternate in his/her place. This process will be continued throughout until an eligible winner is able to complete the Required Filings.

9. PRIZES
The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the BBC Natural History Collection featuring Planet Earth Special Edition (DVD Widescreen) (the “Grand Prize”) which has a suggested retail value of $143.98.

The First Runner Up Winner will be awarded the Planet Earth Special Edition Globe (the “First Runner Up Prize”) which has a suggested retail value of $75.98.

The Second Place Runner Up Winner will be awarded the Planet Earth Special (DVD Widescreen) (the “Second Place Runner-Up Prize”) which has a suggested retail value of $56.98.

Each winner must be a resident of the United States and at least eighteen years of age or older at the time of the drawing and if applicable must complete the Required Filings within fourteen (14) calendar days of being notified as outlined in clause 9 above.

No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for all taxes associated with the prize. Once the winner has been selected and notified, the winner shall not be entitled to transfer or sell the Prize(s) to any other third party, even in the event that such third party would otherwise have been entitled to enter the Competition. Should a winner sell or attempt to sell its Prize, the winner will be disqualified and Sponsor will select a new winner. The Prize is awarded “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

10. PRIVACY
All information submitted as part of this Competition will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Competition, an entrant agrees to receive promotional materials from the Sponsor. Entrants may opt-out of receiving promotional materials as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

11. PUBLICITY
Except where prohibited, participation in the Competition constitutes the winner’s consent to the Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

12. GENERAL CONDITIONS
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Competition is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Competition to address the impairment and then resume the Competition in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Competition or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the Authorized Account Holder of e-mail address used to enter will be deemed the entrant. The Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain name associated with the submitted e-mail address.

13. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION OR RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (a) UNAUTHORIZED HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE COMPETITION; (b) TECHNICAL ERRORS RELATED TO COMPUTERS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR TELEPHONE OR NETWORK LINES; (c) PRINTING ERRORS; (d) LOST, LATE, POSTAGE-DUE, MISDIRECTED, OR UNDELIVERABLE MAIL; (e) ERRORS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE COMPETITION OR THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES; OR (f) INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION OR RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE. ENTRANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IN ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, THE RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ENTERING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE GIVEAWAY, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO CLAIM ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES.

14. DISPUTES
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Competition or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Released Parties in connection with the Competition, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

15. OFFICIAL RULES AND COMPETITION RESULTS
A copy of these Official Rules and the name of the winner will be posted on the BBCAmerica.com website for up to ninety (90) days following the conclusion of the Competition.