Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING

The following Contest is intended for legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States of America (USA) and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Contest if you are not located in any of these 48 USA States or DC at the time of entry.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR

The Contest is sponsored by Osceola County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, dba Experience Kissimmee (the “Sponsor”), 215 Celebration Place, Suite 200, Kissimmee, Florida, 34747 and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).

ELIGIBILITY

“The Rock Your Vacation” Instagram Video Contest (the “Contest”) is open and offered only to legal residents of the contiguous United States and D.C. who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Employees of The Sponsor, Sparkloft Media, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter or win. Void in Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES

By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Winning any Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

TIMING

The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 3, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 20, 2014 (the “Contest Period”).The Contest Period consists of a Submission Phase (the "Submission Phase"), a Judging Phase (the "Judging Phase"), and a Voting Phase (the “Voting Phase”) as set forth in the chart below.

  • Phase

    Submission

    Judging

    Voting

  • Start

    February 3, 2014, 12:00 am

    March 17, 2014, 12:00 am

    March 31, 2014, 12:00 am

  • End

    March 16, 2014, 11:59 pm

    March 25, 2014, 11:59 pm

    April 20, 2014, 11:59 pm

HOW TO ENTER

Entrants must have an active and non-private Instagram account or sign up for a free Instagram account at www.instagram.com; and follow @ExperienceKissimmee on Instagram. During the Contest Submission Phase they are invited to create and post an original 15 second video demonstrating how they would “Rock Their Vacation in Kissimmee” and use the hashtag #RockYourVacation (the “Submission”). Hashtag is required for entry. The @ExperienceKissimmee account will approve the Submission by commenting on the submitted video. Once the Submission has been approved, the entrant will then visit this website, RockYourVacation.com and click on their video submission to "verify it" and then enter their name, email address, telephone number, and also check the box to agree to the contest Official Rules. Once this is all complete they will have completed one Entry into the contest. Entrant may post as many video (Submissions) as they like during the Contest Submission Period. Entrant will receive one entry per claimed, approved Submission.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

By submitting an Entry via Instagram.com, each entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor an Instagram comment to the Video they submitted and, if applicable, an e-mail notifying such entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. Entries posted by a private Instagram account will not be recognized. Entrants will be required to have a public Instagram account in order to accept an eligible Entry. Entries will be considered ineligible if, at the sole discretion of the sponsor, they do not clearly represent the destination and follow the applicable Contest theme as outlined in these Official Rules, or if they contain language or images that are in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another's privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise contrary to any law or appear contrary to the spirit of the Contest.

Entrant also warrants and represents that he or she consents to the Submission and use of the Video entry in the Contest, and to the Sponsor using the video and posting the Entry on their Internet sites in connection with the Contest. All entries should adhere to the Instagram Guidelines and their Terms of Service that are posted on the Instagram website, www.instagram.com. Submission must be the original work of the person who registered, created and uploaded the video and that person guarantees that he or she is the author and copyright holder of the Submission. He or she must have permission to include any music or other people that are featured in the video. Sponsor will not assist any Contestant with the development or production of a Submission. By entering a Submission, each Contestant represents and warrants that the Submission (i) does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights; and (ii) has not been submitted previously in a Contest of any kind. Submission must not contain any unauthorized third-party owned material such as, but not limited to, trademarks, logos, depictions of actors and the like. Additionally, Contestant represents and warrants that he or she will not have and will not acquire any trademark rights, copyrights, or any other rights in or to Sponsor’s trademarks, trade names, logos or other intellectual property. Sponsor specifically reserves all its rights to protect its intellectual property against any infringement or other illegal or improper use.

JUDGING and VOTING PHASES

At the end of the Contest Submission period, a panel of judges chosen by the Sponsor will review all the eligible Submissions and give each a score based on the following judging criteria: 50% relevance to the theme and destination (Rock your Vacation in Kissimmee), 30% Originality and Creativity and 20% Uniqueness The eight (8) Submissions with the highest score will be determined as the Finalists. Each Finalist will be notified that their Submission has been determined as a Finalist via the email address they provided on their entry form.

During the Voting Phase, the Submissions of the eight (8) Finalists will be displayed online on a page on the Sponsor’s website located at RockYourVacation.com. Visitors to the page will be invited to register and vote per a bracket system for the video Submission they believe best meets the judging criteria. Only one (1) vote per person, per email address, per bracket, per day will be allowed. Votes that have been tampered with, manipulated or generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. The Grand Prize winner will be determined at the end of the Voting Phase who has received the most votes.

DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATIONS

Five (5) Entrants who submitted a video Submission and Seven (7) Participants who registered and voted in the Voting Phase will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the conclusion of the Contest Period, on or about April 28, 2014, by the Sweepstakes Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Contest Period. Only one prize per person is allowed who participated in this Contest. The Winners will be contacted by the email address they provided in the entry/registration form.

PRIZES

The Grand Prize consists of one (1) VIP Vacation Package to Kissimmee, FL (the “Trip”) for the winner and up to five (5) guests that includes the following: round-trip economy class air transportation for up to six (6) people from the major airport closest to winner’s residence (as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor) to Orlando, Florida. The Winner and guests must all fly on the same itinerary and all tickets must be reserved together. Also included in The Trip is 5-night/6-day accommodations in a 7-bedroom house provided by All Star Vacation Homes along with a vehicle rental for 6 days. Vehicle rental must be registered with either winner or guest who is at least 25 years of age and meets the car rental requirements. The Trip also includes a red carpet welcome party sponsored by PoshAble Events; six (6) passes to Gatorland, six (6) House of Blues Concert tickets with pre-party festivities sponsored by VillaDirect; six (6) Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament tickets; six (6) SeaWorld Orlando theme park passes; a private hot air balloon tour for six (6) sponsored by Global Homes Resort; and a private airboat tour for six (6) at Wild Florida Airboat Rides. The Vacation Package has been pre-scheduled and is only valid for the dates of June 4-9, 2014. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $9,170.The random drawing will include (5) entrant secondary prize winners who will each receive a Samsung GALAXY Camera Wi-Fi (White) with an ARV of $449.99. Plus, seven (7) voting winners will each receive a pair of Beats by Dre Solo headphones with an ARV of $199.95 Total drawing prize pool ARV of is $3,649.60, Grand Total AVR of all prizes is $12,819.60.

PRIZE CONDITIONS

The potential Grand Prize winner agrees to provide clearances of any images included in their video Submission if requested by the Sponsor. By accepting any prize, the prize winners agree to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner and/or any other fees/costs associated with the receipt of any prize. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available. Grand Prize winner will each be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be returned within three (3) days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Winner’s guests may also be required to execute and return a companion liability release. If the guest is a minor, than the release form must be signed by the parent or legal guardian and that person must accompany the minor during the Vacation Package. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue. All taxes, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner’s entry, and acceptance of the prizes offered constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

If for any reason the operation or administration of this Contest is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Sparkloft Media, Instagram, the Administrator and their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) errors in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (d) any changes in third party terms of conditions; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

GENERAL

By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, Winner grants to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Contest or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Prize Winners acknowledges that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.

USE OF DATA

All information submitted by entrants will be treated according to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://www.experiencekissimmee.com/privacy/. By participating in the Contest and providing your e-mail address, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

DISPUTES

Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.

WINNERS LIST REQUEST

To request confirmation of the name and address of the prize winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by April 30, 2014, to: ASC/Experience Kissimmee Instagram Video Contest Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Experience Kissimmee (the Sponsor) and not to Instagram.


Rock your memories, heart rate, view, and more during a vacation in Kissimmee

Last day to enter: March 16 Visit daily to vote: March 31 - April 20

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