COMMUNITY MVP OF THE MONTH CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OBJECT OF CONTEST: The object of the Contest is for eligible entrants (each an "Entrant") to submit: (i) an original digital photo of entrant incorporating LA Kings attire, and (ii) a short essay in which Entrant nominates a person (each a "Nominee"), who has had a positive impact on their community ("Submission"). A panel of judges consisting of staff members from Southern California Gas Company ("Judges") will judge all Submissions based upon the judging criteria set forth herein. Entrant is entering on behalf of the Nominee named in their Submission.
Submission must adhere to the following requirements:
- All essays must be no more than three hundred (300) words in length, submitted in English, and must nominate an eligible Nominee.
- Images must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be three (3) megabytes or smaller in JPEG or JPG format. The image need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible Entrants and Nominees must be legal residents of California, who reside within a seventy-five (75) mile radius of STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, and who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18 years old) at the time of entry. Employees of The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, L.P. a/k/a "LA Kings" (the "Sponsor"), Kings Care Foundation; Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., Southern California Gas Company ("SoCalGas"), L.A. Arena Company, LLC, L.A. Arena Funding, LLC, and the National Hockey League ("NHL"), and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies associated with the Contest are not eligible, nor are members of these employees' families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse, and life partners) and members of the same household, whether or not related. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside California and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. Proof of residency and age may be required. Participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
- You can enter the Contest online during the Promotion Period by accessing the Contest entry form located at www.lakings.com/communitymvp. You must complete all required information in order to be eligible, including without limitation:
- Full Name of Entrant
- E-mail address of Entrant
- Telephone Number(s) of Entrant
- Date of Birth of Entrant
- Residence address of Entrant
- Name of Nominee
- E-mail address of Nominee
- Telephone Number(s) of Nominee
- Residence Address of Nominee
- Entrant's Submission (essay and digital photo)
It is your responsibility to ensure timely submission of entries. No Submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. The clock of the Sponsor will be the official timekeeper for this Contest.
SUBMISSION DEADLINES: There will be a total of six (6) submission deadlines (each a "Submission Deadline," and collectively, the "Submission Deadlines") as set forth below. For Entrant's Submission to be eligible for any particular Judging Date (as defined below), the Submission must be received by the applicable Submission Deadline.
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November 29, 2021
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December 17, 2021
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January 17, 2022
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February 17, 2022
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March 17, 2022
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April 18, 2022
NOMINEE WINNERS. Six (6) Nominee winners (each a "Winner," and collectively, the "Winners") will be selected as follows: one (1) Winner will be selected on or around noon on each of the six (6) judging dates as set forth in the chart above (each a "Judging Date" and collectively, the "Judging Dates").
JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible entries received. Eligible entries will be judged on the following criteria:
1) Creativity = 40%
2) Community Impact = 60%
For each Judging Date, the Nominee nominated by the Entrant whose Submission receives the highest score based on the criteria above as determined by the Judges in their sole discretion, will be declared the potential Winner of the applicable Judging Date, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. In the event of a tie, an additional, tie-breaking judging will determine the Winner from among such tied entries using the judging criteria outlined herein. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) Prize per person, per family, and per household.
PUBLICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO SUBMISSIONS: By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees on their own behalf, and on behalf of their Nominee, that the Entrant's Submission is an original work of authorship and he or she owns all right, title and interest in the entry as of the date of Submission. Submission cannot defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third party rights. If the Submission contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties (including, without limitation, the use of any third party images in any photos), the Entrant is responsible for obtaining and has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Submission. If any identifiable person appearing in the Submission is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide permission. Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions from Entrant in a form acceptable to Sponsor at any time. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor's images or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion.
By entering the Contest, Entrant agrees on their own behalf, and on behalf of the Nominee, to assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright rights, in the Submission to Sponsor and grant permission for Sponsor and SoCalGas, and their respective designees to publish or publicize all or part of the Submission, including, but not limited to, the name, likeness and/or photograph of Entrant and/or Nominee, in whole or in part, for advertising, promotional and trade or other purposes in conjunction with this and similar promotions in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or permission and without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Before being declared the Winner, the Nominee must confirm the accuracy of the essay contained in the Submission, and their eligibility to participate in the Contest.
PRIZES: Six (6) prizes are available to be awarded in all (each, a "Prize," and collectively, the "Prizes"). Each Winner will receive the following: (i) four (4) tickets for use by Winner and three (3) guests to attend one (1) LA Kings home game to be played at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA, during the 2021-22 NHL regular season (except in the case of the Winner of the April 18, 2022 Judging Date who may receive tickets to one (1) LA Kings home game taking place during either the 2021-22 NHL regular season or the 2022-23 NHL regular season, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). All games awarded as Prizes are subject to availability. Exact game and location of seats to be determined by the Sponsor in its sole determination; and (ii) one (1) LA Kings jersey signed by one or more members of the LA Kings as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Prize: $580.00; total ARV of all Prizes: $3,480.00). Winners' guests must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, unless accompanies by their parent or legal guardian.
Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and not otherwise specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to, any travel to/from STAPLES Center, parking, meals, gratuities or any other expenses of a personal nature are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.
Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable arena regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to remove or deny entry to Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any game. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather, epidemics/pandemics, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other event that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any NHL game.
Each Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.
NOTIFICATION: The potential Winners will be notified via email or telephone, as applicable, by Sponsor. In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such notification within twenty-four (24) hours of the first attempt, a disqualification will result, Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected based upon the Submission receiving the next highest score among all remaining eligible entries for that Judging Date. Potential Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsors and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity prior to receipt of Prize, but in no event later than five (5) days of the date of issuance. A disqualification will result, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsors' sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner (the next highest scoring eligible Submission for that Judging Date) may be determined from among all remaining eligible entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or potential Winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsors' sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Winner (the next highest scoring eligible Submission on that Judging Date) to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees on their own behalf, and on behalf of their Nominee, to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, Kings Care Foundation, Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., SoCalGas, L.A. Arena Company, LLC, L.A. Arena Funding, LLC, and the NHL, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss, including death, that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Contest or from the receipt or use or misuse of any Prizes or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prizes. Released Parties will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation of NHL games.
By accepting the Prize, each Winner grants to Sponsor and SoCalGas, and each of its respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Each Winner agrees that their guests shall be required to do the same.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries, e-mail, or Submissions. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any NHL game or appearance. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to Entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.
This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling. In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participants who are disqualified due to such an action.
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor's representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or any of the Released Parties. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any Entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Contest, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prizes, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of Los Angeles, State of California without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of California, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California. Sponsor's failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.
In case of multiple entries received from the same person, household, and email address, only the first entry received from such person, household, or email address will be considered. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address or social media account submitted at the time of the entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address or social media accounts for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Participants in the Contest hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of California courts (state and federal) in Los Angeles County for any causes or controversies arising out of the Contest. Winners, and any Guests of Winners, waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts.
WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the Winners (available after May 1, 2022), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Community MVP of the Month Contest Winners' List, Attn: Bergen Houston, c/o LA Kings, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 305, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Winners' name requests must be received by July 31, 2022.
The Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club, L.P.,
555 N. Nash Street
El Segundo, CA 90245