New York Red Bulls Photo Challenge Presented by Prudential

It’s time to show everybody how passionate you are about the Red Bulls! Just put on your Red Bulls gear, take a photo of yourself at the match, and email it to pics@newyorkredbulls.com between the first and 45th minute.

We’ll display photos we receive on the Arena video boards during the match, and award a great prize for that match’s best photo.

Four finalists will be chosen by our judges from all of the photos we receive this season, and each will get two tickets and pre-match VIP hospitality to the Sunday, September 22 match against FC Dallas. Then, one Grand Prize winner will get a framed Red Bulls jersey autographed by our players – and be our guest at the Sunday, October 27 match against the Chicago Fire.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the pictures! Album 1 | Album 2

Official rules listed below.

OFFICIAL RULES

New York Red Bulls Photo Challenge Presented by Prudential

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

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

 

The object of the New York Red Bulls Photo Challenge presented by Prudential is to submit an original photo showing your New York Red Bulls passion and spirit.  All photos must be submitted in digital format jpeg, png, bmp, or tiff and cannot exceed 5MB.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

The New York Red Bull Photo Challenge presented by Prudential ("Contest") is open to those who are (i) valid ticket holders of New York Red Bulls home games (each a “Game”) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey (the “Stadium”), and (ii) legal residents of the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least 18 years old) at the time of entry and who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from Harrison, New Jersey.  Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, child, sibling, parent, in-law, grandparent, grandchild, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Red Bull New York, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), The Prudential Insurance Company of America (“Prudential”), Red Bull Arena, Inc. (“Arena”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”) and Soccer United Marketing, LLC  (“SUM” and collectively with Sponsor, Arena and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, vendors, dealers, retailers, prize suppliers, printers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with, or providing services in connection with, the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

 

HOW TO ENTER:  The Contest entry period begins at 12:01 A.M. Eastern Time (“EST”) on May 26, 2013 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EST on October 5, 2013 (the “Entry Period”) and shall consist of eight (8) individual Photo Challenges (as described below).  During the Entry Period, there is one (1) way to enter via email.  No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/household during each Photo Challenge.  However once selected as Prize Winner, as defined below, Prize Winner may not receive more than one (1) Prize as described below.  For the sake of clarity, such Prize Winner may continue to participate in the Contest and enter into Photo Challenges, but Prize Winner will not be eligible for any other Prize. Multiple entries received from any person or email address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.

During the Entry Period, eligible entrants in attendance at any Game (as detailed below) at Stadium, between the opening whistle and forty-fifth (45th) minute of such Game, may submit a photo via email to pics@newyorkredbulls.com. The photo must best represent your passion and spirit for the New York Red Bulls (see “Judging” Section below).  Your entry must include your name and phone number as well as the word “PRUDENTIAL” in the subject line of the email.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.  By submitting your entry and all other requested information as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Contest.  Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with MLSsoccer.com’s Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (incorporated herein by reference).

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:

To be eligible, you agree to and represent that your entry will not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

 

  • is sexually explicit, lewd, or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

 

  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;

 

  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;

 

  • appears to duplicate any other submitted entries;

 

  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;

 

  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as costumes, distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses;

 

  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;

 

  • excepting those of Sponsor, contains or references any names, products or services of any company or entity, or promotes any brand, product or service of any company or entity;

 

  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;

 

  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

 

  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate or otherwise contains content which Sponsor in it sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable; and/or

 

  • violates any law, rule or regulation.

 

Only eligible entries received via email at the email address pics@newyorkredbulls.com will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest.   Entries that do not comply with the above requirements are not eligible and, if submitted, may be removed at any time in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Entrants agree to reimburse Sponsor, Prudential and their respective affiliates in full with respect to any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by the entrant or the use of any rights granted by the entrant to Sponsor hereunder.  By entering, entrant warrants that the submitted photo complies with the entry requirements set out above as well as all other Official Rules of this Contest.

CHALLENGES:  Entrants who are valid ticket holders to the following Games are eligible to enter:

 

PHOTO CHALLENGE

GAME DATE

OPPONENT

GAME TIME (EST)

Challenge #1

SUNDAY, MAY 26

Columbus Crew

5:00PM

Challenge #2

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Vancouver Whitecaps

7:00PM

Challenge #3

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Houston Dynamo

2:00PM

Challenge #4

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Montreal Impact

7:00PM

Challenge #5

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Real Salt Lake

7:00PM

Challenge #6

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Philadelphia Union

8:00PM

Challenge #7

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

D.C United

8:00PM

Challenge #8

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Toronto FC

5:00PM

JUDGING: A panel of Sponsor appointed judges will judge all eligible entries received during each Photo Challenge.  Eligible entries will be judged on the following criteria: most exemplifying New York Red Bulls Passion and Spirit = 50% and Creativity as it relates to the theme of the Contest = 50%.  During each Photo Challenge, the entrant(s) who submitted the entry with the highest score based on this criteria, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will be the potential winner(s) (each a “Prize Winner” and collectively, the “Prize Winners”), subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.   Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.  The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  Limit one (1) prize per person, family and per household.  Prize Winner will be announced over the Stadium public announcement system prior to the conclusion of the applicable Game.   

FINALISTS: Each Prize Winner is eligible to become one of four (4) potential finalist(s) (each a “Finalist” and collectively, the “Finalists”).  Following Challenge #8, a panel of Sponsor and Prudential appointed judges will choose four (4) Finalists from among the Prize Winners based on the judging criteria set forth above.  The decisions of Sponsor and Prudential are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  During the New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas game at Stadium on September 22, 2013, the photos of the Finalists will be shown on the Stadium video board and fans in attendance at the game will vote for their favorite photo via text messaging.  The Finalists with the two (2) highest voting scores (each a “Grand Prize Finalist” and collectively, the “Grand Prize Finalists”) are eligible to become the potential grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”).  During the New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution game at Stadium on October 5, 2013, the photos of the Grand Prize Finalists will be shown on the Stadium video board and fans in attendance at the game will vote for their favorite photo via text messaging. The Grand Prize Finalist with the highest voting score will be the Grand Prize Winner.

PUBLICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO SUBMISSIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that his or her submission is an original work of authorship created by him or her, and not previously published, released or distributed in any form, or entered into any other drawing or competition nor won any award, and he or she owns all right, title and interest in the entry as of the date of submission.  Modification of an existing photo does not count as an original.  Entries cannot defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights.  If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining and represents that he or she has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor and the other MLS Entities for any future commercial purposes without restriction in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry.  You must have, and entrant represents that he or she has, the permission of any person that appears or is identified in your entry.  If any identifiable person appearing in the entry is under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide permission.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, only the primary entrant is eligible to win a prize.  Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion.  By entering the Contest, entrant agrees to assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright rights, in the entry to Sponsor and grants Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and their respective designees, the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, edit (including for length) and otherwise exploit all or part of their entry, including but not limited to entrant’s name, likeness and photo, for prize winning notification purposes in the Stadium (and any portion thereof) and to incorporate it (in whole or in part) in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  By entering, you agree that the photo and any other portion of the entry may be used in promotions, advertisements, and any future commercial purposes without restriction for Sponsor.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor and that Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of their entries, or any portions thereof will not infringe on any rights of third parties (any person or entity), including without limitation, copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, or create claims for false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the entry.

PRIZES:  Each Prize Winner will receive a choice between: (i) an adidas soccer ball autographed by New York Red Bulls players, (ii) an official New York Red Bulls home jersey, or (iii) two (2) tickets to a future 2013 New York Red Bulls game at the Stadium (for use by Prize Winner and one (1) guest) (the “Prize”). (Approximate Retail Value of each Prize (“ARV”): $100). Each Finalist will receive two (2) tickets to the New York Red Bulls vs. FC Dallas game at Stadium on September 22, 2013 including pre-game VIP hospitality. (ARV: $100)  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a framed official New York Red Bulls home jersey autographed by New York Red Bulls players and will be recognized as the Contest winner during the New York Red Bulls vs. Chicago Fire game at Stadium on October 27, 2013. (ARV: $300).  Total ARV of all prizes: $1,500.  ARV varies and depends on the location of winner’s residence.  Any different between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.  Prizes are awarded “AS IS.”  Transportation to/from Stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners, Finalists, Grand Prize Finalists, and Grand Prize Winner.  The Prize Winners, Finalists, Grand Prize Finalists, and Grand Prize Winner are fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).  All costs and expenses associated with any prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting applicable prize are the sole responsibility of each winner.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.

The prizes consist only of the items listed, and are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.  Game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of MLS and/or the Sponsor, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a Game is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable Stadium regulations in connection with any prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLS Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to Winner and/or his/her guest who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the Game.  Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Game.

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential Winner will be notified by email, and/or telephone by the Sponsor (as determined by it in its sole discretion) during the second half of the applicable Game.  In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such notification by the end of Game, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries or no prize will be awarded. Each potential Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsor and will be required to execute, have and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity, upon receipt of Prize.  A disqualification will result and prize will be forfeited if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time.  Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or potential Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE/INDEMNIFICATION:  By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, (ii) waive and release any and all claims against the Sponsor, Prudential the other MLS Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Contest or from the receipt or use of any Prize, and (iii) indemnify the parties referenced in (ii) above from all liability, clams or actions of any kind for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property alleged to have been sustained in connection with this Contest, including, but not limited to, those arising from (a) the taking of a photo; (b) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (c) any travel or prize-related activity; (d) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (e) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. 

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Non-Liability of Released Parties.  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, email or photo.  Entries that are incomplete, illegible, garbled, late, damaged, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of any prize or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Game.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest.

Skill Contest.  The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in the New York Red Bulls and Major League Soccer. This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.  In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify any entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action.

Additional Disqualifying Events. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor and the other MLS Entities shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Contest, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose).  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicts of law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The Sponsor and the other MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes, such as fraud, misconduct, or technical failures, corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR AND THE OTHER MLS ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Online Entries/Email.  All online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant.  In case of multiple entries received from the same person or email address or household, only the first entry received from such person, email address or household will be considered.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at the time of the entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules.  The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. 

 Modification of Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

 

SEVERABILITY:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

 

WINNERS’ LIST:  For a list of Winners (available after October 31, 2013), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Prudential Photo Challenge Winners’ List Red Bull Arena, 600 Cape May Street, Harrison, NJ  07029Attn:  Kait Desmarais requests must be received by November 8, 2013.   

 

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Red Bull New York, Inc., located at 600 Cape May Street, Harrison, New Jersey 07029.