2019 USWO Junior Ticket Design Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

CONTEST DESCRIPTION:  The 2019 USWO Junior Ticket Design Contest (the “Contest”) begins on January 15, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on March 4, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”).  Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes.  By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Medical University Hospital Authority, a state authority organized and existing pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 59-123-60, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, including the Medical University of South Carolina, University Medical Associates of the Medical University of South Carolina, and Carolina Family Care, Inc. (referred to herein collectively as “MUSC Health”) and United States Golf Association, 77 Liberty Corner Rd., Liberty Corner, NJ  07938 (“USGA”) (MUSC Health and USGA together, the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: Only legal United States residents who reside in the fifty (50) United States and Washington, D.C., who are eighteen (18) years of age or younger are eligible to enter.  Eligible entrants who are considered a minor must have a parent/legal guardian’s permission to enter.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and the immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of each, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.  Contest is void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter the Contest, go to www.uswomensopen.com and print a copy of the official entry form.  Then complete the official entry form in its entirety and create an original Junior Ticket design (the “Submission”) on the sample Junior Ticket located on the reverse of the entry form. Eligible entrants who are considered a minor, must have a parent/legal guardian’s signature where indicated on the entry form.  Scan your completed entry form, including the Submission, and email your entry as an attachment to juniorticket@usga.org with “2019 USWO Junior Ticket Design Contest Entry” as the subject line by the end of the Contest Period.  Any eligible entrant who is under thirteen (13) years of age must have a parent/legal guardian submit the entry on his/her behalf.

Each Submission must meet the following “Submission Requirements” (any Submission that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified):

  • Entrant must be the rightful owner of the Submission included with the entry or must have the rights, title and interest necessary to utilize the Submission for the Contest in compliance with these Official Rules;
  • Entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address associated with the entry and Submission;
  • Submission must NOT contain any material that infringes or violates any right of a third party including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights, other than those relating to Sponsor.  For example, Submission should NOT contain reference to sports team logos, celebrities, names or logos of businesses, other than those related to the Sponsor; 
  • Submission must NOT include third parties/people, who have not expressly authorized in writing the entrant to feature their name, image, or likeness in the Submission or otherwise use such name, image, or likeness in accordance with these Official Rules (if applicable, any selected winner may be required to verify such authorization in the form of a release); 
  • Submission must NOT contain subject matter which is, or could be considered, in the sole discretion of the Contest Entities, obscene, pornographic, violent (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), defamatory, libelous, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., illegal gambling, underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, hateful, degrading, harassing, or otherwise unlawful, tortious or objectionable;
  • Submission must NOT contain any content that promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • Submission must NOT contain any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
  • Submission must NOT communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate;
  • Submission must NOT violate any law;
  • Submission must NOT contain any content that is protected by copyright (without the express prior written consent of the owner of such right), or include names and/or descriptions of any copyrighted media production, including, without limitation, films, books, television programming, etc., or identifying descriptions of any media property; and
  • Submission must NOT contain any derogatory references to any of the Contest Entities.

Note: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry in the Contest if Sponsor views the Submission as potentially infringing or otherwise a violation or potential violation of a third party’s rights or if it deems the Submission to be lacking in taste, quality, or to be otherwise objectionable. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Submission Requirements in its reasonable discretion.  Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry.  Furthermore, Sponsor shall have no liability for any entry that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Sponsor.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  The Contest Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Contest.  The Contest Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.  Incomplete entries will be disqualified.  Proof of sending email is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.

Limit three (3) entries per person. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the limitation stated will be void.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: At the conclusion of the Contest Period a panel of judges, consisting of representatives of Sponsor, will review the eligible entries and three (3) potential winners will be selected. The potential winners will be selected based on the following judging criteria: originality – 25%; creativity – 50%; and aesthetic – 25%.  In the event of a tie, the tied entrants will be re-judged by an additional judge who will serve as a tie-breaker using the same criteria as outlined herein. The potential prize winners will be notified by email on or about March 20, 2019.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within seventy-two (72) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION:  Each person who enters this Contest (and, in the case of a minor entrant, such minor entrant’s parent/legal guardian on his/her behalf) represents and warrants as follows: (i) the entry is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; and (iii) the entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous.  Each entrant (and, in the case of a minor entrant, such minor entrant’s parent/legal guardian on his/her behalf) hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Contest Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.

GRANT OF RIGHTS: Each entrant (and, in the case of a minor entrant, such minor entrant’s parent/legal guardian on his/her behalf) into the Contest hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor, its designees, affiliates, successors and assigns, the non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publish, delete or display the entry in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to all forms of electronic media, print media and all forms of internet and wireless protocol in perpetuity and throughout the universe for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest and other promotions.  Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the entry for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein.

PRIZE:  Three (3) Prizes are available.  Each Prize consists of each winner’s Submission featured on the 74th Women’s Open Junior Ticket.  There is no retail value associated with the Prize.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:  No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize(s) if a prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Any potential prize winner (and, in the case of a minor winner, such minor winner’s parent/legal guardian on his/her behalf) may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”).  If winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of prize notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies), winner may be disqualified.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished by third parties in connection with the Contest.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

GENERAL:  Acceptance of a prize constitutes prize winner’s (and, in the case of a minor winner, such minor winner’s parent/legal guardian on his/her behalf) permission for Sponsor and its designees to use prize winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.  Entrants agree that the Contest Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer system or wireless phone which is occasioned by participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, or stolen entries or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Contest as contemplated herein. In the event Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest.  If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select winners as described herein from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

NO OBLIGATION TO USE:  Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any entry, or to otherwise exploit any entry or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of any entry for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and entrants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.

GOVERNING LAW:  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.

WINNER’S LIST:  A winner’s list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2019 USWO Junior Ticket Design Contest Winners, 77 Liberty Corner Road, Liberty Corner, N.J., 07938.  All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Contest Period.