OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

ELIGIBILITY: The New Haven Register's Contest "Elm City's Best" is only open to legal residents of Connecticut who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, offices and directors (including without limitations their children, parents, sibilings, and spouses and/or individuals living in the same household) of the New Haven Register, its parents, affiliations and subsidiaries are not eligible.  This contest is void outside the State of Connecticut and where prohibited.

 

TO PLAY: The Contest starts on Sunday, April 14, 2013 and runs daily through Tuesday, April 30, 2013. To enter fill out at least 50 categories of the "Best of Elm City" ballot found in the New Haven Register or online at newhavenregister.com. All entries become property of the New Haven Register. Limit: one entry per person. No other form of entry is valid.

 

PRIZE DRAWING: The winner will be selected at random by the New Haven Register from all eligible entries both mailed in and submitted online that have completed 50 categories or more. The winner will be determined in a random drawing to be conducted the week of April 21, 2013.

 

The actual odds of winning the prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

 

CLAIMING THE PRIZE: Winner will be contacted by the New Haven Register and must collect the prize at the New Haven Register, 40 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT.

 

GENERAL TERMS:

No purchase necessary. One valid entry per person.

You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

 

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Automated entry of any kind is not allowed. Detection of said automated voting will lead to entries being voided.

 

Only one registered account per entrant. If multiple accounts are detected for a single entrant, they will be disabled and entries disqualified.

 

21st Century Media and MediaNews Group reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

 

Employees of 21st Century Media or MediaNews Group, its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win.

 

Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.

 

Entrants further grant to 21st Century Media and MediaNews Group the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in-print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.

 

21st Century Media and MediaNews Group reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

 

The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright of 21st Century Media and MediaNews Group. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

 

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

 

21st Century Media and MediaNews Group are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.

 

All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail or phone notification.

 

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes resulting from prize winnings.

 

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

 

21st Century Media and MediaNews Group reserve the right to change the rules at any time.

 

This contest is officially sponsored by 21st Century Media and MediaNews Group.