Rules

ONEMAIN FINANCIAL FUTURE STAR CONTEST

1. INTRODUCTION:

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 and OneMain Financial, Inc. (“Sponsors”) are offering the OneMain Financial Future Star Contest (“Contest”). By entering this Contest, entrants agree to pay an entry fee of US$15.00 and to abide by all terms of these Official Contest Rules and the decisions of Dial Global (“Contest Administrator”) and Sponsors, whose decisions shall be final and binding. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

2. ELIGIBILITY:

This Contest is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States or Washington, DC at the time of entry. All entrants under the age of 18 must be able to provide parental consent for participation. Employees of OneMain Financial Inc., Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, KCCS Productions, Dial Global LLC, Trifectone Music Group LLC, Sony Music and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, accountants, attorneys, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives and any other person or entity associated with this Contest, including their advertising and promotional agencies, (collectively, “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, siblings and grandparents) are NOT eligible. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to waive any and all claims against Contest Entities for personal injury, damage or loss of any kind which may result from participation in the Contest or from the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of any prize.

3. HOW TO ENTER:

The Contest begins at 12:00:00 am EDT on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 pm EDT on Saturday, December 31, 2011 (“Contest Period”). To enter, potential contestants will be prompted on air to submit one online video entry and pay an entry fee of US$15.00 at www.ct40futurestar.com. The entry fee includes the upload and submission of one online video, as well as the download of ten (10) karaoke songs.  Videos must be no longer than five (5) minutes.  Each entry must be suitable for display and publication, in all forms of media, including but not limited to the internet, the World Wide Web, print, radio, and network, cable or satellite television broadcast.  Entries must be dignified, modest and in good taste, must not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to containing pornography or profanity, nor contain any offensive or defamatory statements including but not limited to words or symbols that might be considered offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group, nor include threats to any person, place, business, or group, nor invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, including, without limitation, any third party trademarks or copyrights, nor portray Sponsors or Sponsors’ brands or products in any way that might tend to subject them to public contempt, scandal disrepute or ridicule.  Sponsors reserve the right to make determinations of suitability in their sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries they determine to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.  Sponsors are not responsible for any technical malfunctions that may occur during the upload or download process.

4. WINNER SELECTION:

The online voting process begins at 12:00:00 am EDT on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 pm EDT on Sunday, January 15, 2012.  The forty (40) contestants receiving the highest number of online votes will be named Semi-Finalists, and will be judged by Trifectone Music Group to determine the ten (10) Finalists.  These will be subsequently ranked by a panel of industry professionals from the William Morris Agency, Trifectone Music Group, and SONY Music, to determine a Grand Prize Winner and a Runner-Up Winner.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received and the total number of online votes received by each contestant. Limit one (1) winner per household.

5. PRIZES:

Forty (40) Semi-Finalists will each receive an autographed CD set of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 End of the Year Countdown of the FIFTY Biggest Hits of 2011. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Semi-Finalist prize is US$29.95.

Ten (10) Finalists will each receive a CD autographed by Ronnie Dunn, and a bundle of other CDs from SONY Music. The ARV of each Finalist prize is US$99.95.

One (1) Runner-Up Winner will receive a guitar autographed by Ronnie Dunn. The ARV of the Runner-Up prize is US$500.00.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win: 1) a trip to Nashville, including round-trip coach-class airfare, four (4) nights’ accommodations at the Renaissance Hotel, ground transportation to and from the Nashville airport, $500 in American Express gift cheques for spending, full passes to the 2012 Country Radio Seminar, a professional recording of their vocal produced by Trifectone Music Group at the Cool Tools Studio, a meeting with Ronnie Dunn and an executive from SONY Music, a meeting with Bob Kingsley, and the opportunity to perform for select radio program directors at the Country Radio Seminar. Blackout dates and other travel restrictions may apply. Trip must be completed within one (1) year of award notification.  The ARV of the Grand Prize is US$4,000.00.

All prizes are non-transferable. No cash redemption or substitutions, except that Contest Entities, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to change or replace prizes in the event of unavailability with prizes of greater or comparable value. The value of prizes may be taxable as income. Prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, and may be required to complete a W-9 form for tax purposes.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

The Contest Administrator will attempt to notify the prospective Grand Prize winner and Runner-Up winner no later than Monday, February 13, 2012. If the prospective Grand Prize winner and/or Runner-Up winner cannot be contacted within 3 days of the first attempted contact, or if eligibility requirements are not met, prize winners will be deemed ineligible, and the next ranked finalist will be chosen as a winner instead. This winner selection process will continue until a Grand Prize winner and Runner-Up winner are determined. All prize winners will be required to complete, sign and return Affidavits of Eligibility, Waivers of Liability and Publicity Releases, where lawful. Failure to comply with these Official Contest Rules or to claim a prize will result in disqualification of a prospective winner and the selection of an alternate winner.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Entrants grant to Contest Entities the right to use and publish their proper name, city and state online and in print or any other media, in connection with the Contest. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Contest Entities to use winners' names and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Contest Entities reserve the right to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the game; to be acting in violation of these Official Contest Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Contest Entities or any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CONTEST ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:

If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Contest Entities which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Contest Entities reserve the right to disqualify any individual who causes any such problem, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, or any combination thereof, which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Contest.

By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, associated with entering the Contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses.

Each winner, by accepting a prize, agrees to release and hold harmless Contest Entities from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, which may result from the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use or misuse of such prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, or any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages related to or based on the entrant's rights of publicity or privacy, or the entrant's claim that he/she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light).

Contest Entities do not assume any responsibility for any schedule changes in the Contest timeline, including without limitation, scheduling conflicts, labor strikes, Acts of God, or other unforeseen events that disrupt the Contest schedule. Contest Entities reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest. 

ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR CONTEST ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE'S LAWS. THE INVALIDITY OR UNENFORCEABILITY OF ANY PROVISION OF THESE 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 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. EACH PERSON WHO PARTICIPATES IN THIS CONTEST AGREES THAT THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED IN DENVER, COLORADO SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER ANY SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR BASED UPON THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR CONTEST ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST AND EACH HEREBY WAIVES ANY CLAIM THAT IS NOT SUBJECT PERSONALLY TO THE JURISDICTION OF SAID COURTS OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING IS BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT FORUM OR IMPROPER VENUE.

9. WINNERS LIST:

For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: OneMain Financial Future Star Contest, 220 W. 42nd St., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Requests must be received no later than 30 days after the end of “Contest Period”. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

10. SPONSORS

OneMain Financial, Inc., NTBS-2320, 6801 Colwell Blvd., Irving, TX 75039.

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, 220 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

11. CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR:

Dial Global, 220 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

 

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