Post a video of yourself training like a Baller on Twitter and include #BallersIntroContest for a chance to be featured in the opening credits of Ballers.
No Purchase Necessary
Open only to residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C., who are at least 18 years of age and of the age of majority in entrant’s state of residence (i.e., 19 years of age in Alabama and Nebraska; 21 years of age in Mississippi) as of 7/17/16. Entrant may not be a member of SAG or AFTRA or any applicable guild or code. Employees of Home Box Office, Inc., (“Sponsor”), Time Warner Inc., Twitter, Instagram, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants must have a non-private Twitter or Instagram account to be eligible to enter; i.e., entries must be visible in public hashtag searches from time of entry through time of winner verification. There is no purchase required to register for a Twitter or Instagram account. Entrants must also have a valid email address, which will be used to verify potential winners.
TWO WAYS TO ENTER
From 6:00:00 AM ET on 7/17/16 through 10:00:00PM ET on 7/24/16 (the “Contest Period”):
Video must depict Entrant only; no other identifiable persons may appear in the Submission. All Entries must comply with the Submission Guidelines outlined in Rule #3. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, video must be recorded in landscape (not portrait) aspect ratio. If a video exceeds thirty (30) seconds in length, only the first 30 seconds will be judged. The audio portion of video will not be judged; however, it must comply with the Submission Guidelines. A person may enter more than once; however, each Entry must be accompanied by a different and unique video. A person may only use one Twitter account and/or one Instagram account to enter. After submitting Entry, entrant must continue to follow @BallersHBO through date of prize award.
TERMS OF SUBMISSION
Entrant must have all rights, approvals and/or consents necessary to submit his/her video on the terms provided and entrant represents and warrants that such video does not violate these Official Rules, or the rights of any other person or entity or any law. Entrant warrants and represents that he/she is not a member of SAG or AFTRA or any applicable guild or code. In the event that Sponsor incurs any expenses, including any fine or penalty, as a result of a breach of the foregoing representation, entrant will be responsible for and shall reimburse to Sponsor any such expenses, fines or penalties incurred or paid by Sponsor as a result thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of potential Grand Prize winners. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, potential Grand Prize winners shall authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a potential Grand Prize winner based on the background check to help ensure that his/her participation in the Contest will not, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor.
GRANT OF RIGHTS
By submitting Entry, entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors, assigns, affiliates and partners an exclusive, irrevocable right and license (but not the obligation) to use, alter and/or edit the Submission, as well as Entrant’s name, likeness, voice on-camera performance, and/or Twitter/Instagram handle, in whole or in part, in any manner including without limitation future advertising, promotion and publicity in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity (including without limitation digital media, including social media, and broadcast media), without notice, approval or other consideration to you or any third party unless prohibited by law.
ENTRANT WILL NOT RECEIVE MONETARY COMPENSATION FOR SUBMITTING VIDEO or for granting any of these rights. Entrant agrees to waive all claims to and shall receive no royalties of any kind now or in the future from Sponsor and its respective affiliates, their respective licensees, successors and assigns for use of your video, and you represent, warrant and agree that no other party is entitled to claim royalties from the use of the video (or any other rights set forth herein) as set forth in these Official Rules, and that the video (or any other rights granted herein) is not subject to any collective bargaining agreements. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, licensees, successors and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred as a result of any video submitted to the Contest in violation of these terms or any rights granted herein. Entrants forever waives in favor of Sponsor all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that may preclude the use of the Entry (or any part thereof) as granted herein, or require entrant’s permission to use the Entry (or any part thereof) for the purposes stated herein.
Be aware that your video may not be acknowledged and will not be received or held "in confidence" and your video does not create a confidential, fiduciary or other special relationship between entrant and Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates or any of their respective licensees, successors or assigns or place Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates, licensees, successors or assigns in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of your video. By submitting video, entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor or any of its respective affiliates or any of their respective licensees, successors or assigns may create their own materials and/or obtain many videos under this Contest and that such videos may be similar or identical in theme, idea, plot, format or other respects to your video and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future that any other videos accepted, reviewed and/or used by the Contest or Sponsor, any of its respective affiliates or any of their respective licensees, successors or assigns may be similar to your video. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that none of the Released Entities has now, or shall have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of any copyright or any other rights in and to your Entry, and that the Released Entities are not responsible for the loss, deletion, accessibility, failure to collect or store any video submitted to or transmitted through Twitter or Instagram.
Sponsor will judge all Entries and winners will be selected based on (i) Originality and Creativity (50%); and (ii) Relevance to Contest theme (50%) (i and ii, collective, “Judging Criteria”). In the event a tie among Entries, the tied Entries will be rejudged in accordance with the Judging Criteria stated herein. Depending on the Social Media platform to which a winning Entry was submitted, potential Grand Prize winners will be contacted by either @BallersHBO via a Twitter Direct Message (DM) or by @BallersHBO via an Instagram Direct message, beginning on or about 7/28/16. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to contact each potential Grand Prize Winner via a Twitter Direct Message or Instagram Direct message. Potential Grand Prize winners will be required to respond in accordance with the instructions provided by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours from the time that the Twitter Direct Message or Instagram Direct message was sent. In the event a potential winner does respond within the timeframe stated herein, that potential winner will be disqualified from winning the Grand Prize. Potential Grand Prize winners will be required to electronically complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release (“Prize Documents”). Prize Documents will be sent to potential winners via email and must be completed and received electronically (using a personal computer, tablet or smartphone) by 3:00PM ET on 8/4/16. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. The use of an Entry by Sponsor does not have any effect on the judging process. Limit 1 Grand Prize per person, regardless of method of entry.
PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)
Fifteen (15) Grand Prizes - the opportunity to have a selected footage from his/her Contest Entry appear within the opening credits during a season two episode of Ballers on HBO, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of winners, in its sole discretion, if Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Prizes have no monetary value and consist only of the item indicated as the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value.
All federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each prize winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. No substitution or transfer of prize by winners permitted. By entering, entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use all information submitted for purposes of advertising, publicity, marketing and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt of entry. Sponsor not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected mail/e-mail/DMs/messages or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If the Sponsor suspects that an Entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple Twitter or Instagram accounts, identities or any other method, all entries submitted by the entrant will be declared null and void. Any suspected use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions by such methods. Contest may be cancelled, modified, terminated or suspended if Twitter and/or Instagram change their terms during the course of the Contest so as to interfere with Sponsor's intended conduct of this Contest or if infected by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with any entry process or harassed any Sponsor representative or any entrant and to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Contest. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on Twitter and/or Instagram by @BallersHBO and winners will be determined, in accordance with Rule #6, from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram. By participating in this promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor’s designees, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, each entrant agrees to hold Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in this Contest or use/misuse of prize, including without limitation any claims for personal injury (including death) or property damage and any claims for infringement of any third party rights (including any intellectual property, privacy and/or publicity rights). Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. CLAIMS MAY NOT BE RESOLVED THROUGH ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. Entries are the views/opinions of the individual entrant and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any manner. Sponsor not responsible for typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Sponsor is Home Box Office, Inc., 1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.
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