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The Daily Journal 2021 Reader's Choice Contest Official Rules
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
2. PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND DECISIONS, CONSENT TO USE AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS. By entering this contest, each participant warrants that he or she has read and agrees to abide by all contest rules ("Official Rules") and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the contest. Participation in this contest constitutes participant's full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Small Newspaper Group, Inc., Daily Journal, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents (collectively "SNG"), which are final, binding and non-negotiable in all respects. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless SNG and its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, advertising and promotion agencies from any liability arising from or related to the contest, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Further, participant fully and unconditionally releases all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of participant's entry, name or likeness.
3. ELIGIBILITY. This contest is open to legal permanent residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older, excluding residents of the State of Rhode Island. Proof of age and identity must be furnished upon request. Employees, agents, independent contractors and affiliates of SNG and immediate family members of all such persons, are not eligible to participate in this contest. SNG reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, suspend or amend this contest at any time for any reason without prior notice. SNG further reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. SNG reserves the right to disqualify any participant for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Official Rules or infringement of the rights of a third-party. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. SNG is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any material associated with the contest.
TO ENTER. This Contest will run between 12:01 a.m. CST on December 17, 2021 until 9:00 pm CST on January 29, 2022.
All completed entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on the date set forth in this Section ("Eligible Entries").
NOMINATIONS: Participants may enter their “best” company or individual for each of the categories. Nominations accepted between 12:01 a.m. CST on December 17, 2021 until 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2021.
VOTING: Participants must select the “best” company or business in his/her opinion in each of the categories provided on the entry form between 12:01 a.m. CST on January 12, 2022 until 9:00 p.m. CST on January 29, 2022.
Submissions received after this date and time will not be valid. Only one vote accepted per individual IP address every 24-hours. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery. By submitting an entry, participants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Automated entries or entries generated by robots or scripts are prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entrants. Persons submitting entries under false pretenses will be disqualified. If for any reason the Internet portion of the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest, SNG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. SNG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. SNG has no obligation to notify a participant of his/her disqualification. CAUTION: any attempt by a participant to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, SNG reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. SNG is not responsible for any lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of SNG for promotional and other use, and by entering participants assign any and all rights in and to the entries, and copyrights thereof, to SNG. By entering, each participant authorizes SNG to use his or her name, likeness and image in its advertising and promotion. By entering, each participant releases, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless SNG and their respective directors, officers and employees, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses or damages of any kind whatsoever resulting in whole or in part from their participation in the Contest.
5. SPONSOR: This contest is sponsored and promoted by Small Newspaper Group, Inc. and the Daily Journal located at 8 Dearborn Square Kankakee, IL 60901.
6. MISCELLANEOUS. Everything for this contest is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By entering, participants consent to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Illinois, in all disputes arising out of or related to these rules or this contest. This contest is governed and construed under the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding its conflict of laws principles.