Bolt Video Contest
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Bolt Video Contest (the "Contest") starts on June 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time ("PT") and ends on August 21, 2015 at 11:59 PM PT (the "Contest Period").
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the contiguous United States, Alaska and the District of Columbia (excluding residents the State of Hawaii or Puerto Rico or any other US territories and possessions), who are of majority in their legal state of residence (and at least 18 years of age or older). Employees of Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealerships and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Void in the State of Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other US territories and possession and where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, one (1) eligible entry per person may be made only as follows ("Eligible Entry"):
- Entrant must visit http://boltcontest.com and follow instructions to establish an account (no purchase necessary).
- Once the account is established, Entrant must upload one (1) video of himself/herself that is no longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds in duration.
- Upon receipt of confirmation, Entrant will be encouraged to share their video through links to their video post on their account in order to encourage receipt of popular votes.
Yamaha does not endorse any Entry Submission or any depiction, opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and Yamaha expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Entry Submissions. Yamaha shall not be responsible for screening or monitoring Entry Submissions. If notified by a user of an Entry Submission that allegedly does not conform to this Agreement, Yamaha may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the Entry Submission.
Entry Submission materials must be entrant’s own original work, be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade 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. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify 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.
SCORING: Each Eligible Entry will be scored with forty percent (40%) weighted on Popular Vote and sixty percent (60%) weighted on Judging Criteria. In the event of a tie, an additional, "tie-breaking" judge will determine the winner(s) based on the Judging Criteria listed herein. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.
VOTING: By participating in the voting portion of this Contest, each voting participant agrees to be bound by these official Contest rules. Voting is limited to one vote per verified email address per day. If an entrant receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to, votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means or other source, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the entrant in its sole discretion. If the Contest includes the use of an internet tool and the internet voting process fails to operate properly or appears to be tampered with or tainted with errors, fraud or unfair practices, Sponsor reserves the right to eliminate the voting element of scoring and/or use another means to determine the winner(s), i.e. implementation of additional Judging Criteria. All decisions of the judges are final.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Each Eligible Entry received by Sponsor during the Contest Period will be judged by a panel of qualified judges based equally on the following criteria: originality, creativity, Yamaha brand integration, to determine a score for Judging Criteria. Judges’ decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to Judging Criteria.
VERIFICATION OF WINNER: Potential winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or email by September 4, 2015 and will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), which must be returned within seven (7) days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to execute and return requested documentation within seven (7) days of date appearing on prize notification, or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian, who will be required to fulfill all eligibility requirements set forth herein and, accompany minor winner to race and dinner, if so required by Sponsor.
A different prize will be awarded to one (1) third (3rd) place prize winner, one (1) second (2nd) place prize winner and one (1) first (1st) place grand prize winner, as follows: (a) Third (3rd) Place Prize:
one (1) Up to Two Hundred Fifty Dollar ($250) credit on one (1) order of Star Motorcycles apparel/accessories through ShopYamaha.com
; (b) Second (2nd) Place Prize:
one (1) Up to Five Hundred Dollar ($500) credit on one (1) order of Star Motorcycles apparel/accessories through ShopYamaha.com
; and (c) First (1st) Place Grand Prize:
one (1) 2015 Bolt C-Spec motorcycle by Star Motorcycles (ARV: $8,690). No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Any and all taxes on any prize, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, including any costs and expenses associated with shipping and handling are the sole responsibility of the winners. All prize details are at the sole discretion of Sponsor and must be claimed by December 31, 2015.
OWNERSHIP/USE: By submitting an Entry Submission, entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry Submission (including the photograph and all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry in any and all media now known or not currently known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party. In the event the provision of such rights to Sponsor of an Entry Submission are deemed a purchase under applicable that would consequently require registration of this Contest by Sponsor, the provision of such right shall become revocable for Entrant or as may otherwise be determined in order to provide an alternative means of entry without purchase under such applicable law.
GENERAL: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) or Released Parties’ use of any of the rights granted herein; and (c) to the use of his/her work, name, city and state of residence, likeness, photograph and/or other likeness and Entry Submission (including photograph of bike) for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known (including on Sponsor’s website), and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
Released Parties are not responsible for: late, lost, damaged, delayed, inaccurate, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, destroyed, mutilated, garbled or stolen entries; the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information; any 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; other errors or malfunctions of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, typographical, printing, human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Eligible Entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate or suspend any portion of the Contest should virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, judge all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to time of such impairment to award the prizes using the judging procedure described above.
Request for WinnerS LIST:For the names of the winners (available after September 18, 2015), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by October 15, 2015 to: Bolt Video Contest Winners c/o Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630.
Sponsor:Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A., 6555 Katella Ave. Cypress, CA 90630.
Star Bolt Sweepstakes
No Purchase, Contest entry, OR EMAIL ADDRESS SUBMISSION Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. A Purchase, Contest entry OR EMAIL ADDRESS SUBMISSION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR Chances Of Winning. Open only to legal residents of the contiguous United Sates, Alaska and the District of Columbia, (excluding residents the State of Hawaii or Puerto Rico or any other US territories and possessions), who are of majority in their legal state of residence (and at least 18 years of age or older). Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA ("Sponsor"), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
SWEEPSTAKES DURATION & STRUCTURE: Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on June 3, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 21, 2015 (the "Promotion Period"). The sweepstakes will be divided into twelve (12) weekly entry periods (each, "Weekly Entry Period") for a total of twelve (12) entry weeks (each, an "Entry Week"). At the end of each Weekly Entry Period, a weekly drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries from the current Weekly Entry Period and any previous Weekly Entry Period (each, a "Weekly Drawing"). Winners for an applicable Entry Period will be excluded from the future Weekly Drawings, but all other non-winning entries will be carried forward into the next Weekly Drawing. Earlier entry increases odds of winning by increasing the number of Weekly Drawings an entrant is entered into.
TO ENTER:There are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Eligible Entry into the 2015 Star Bolt Video Contest (running concurrently with this sweepstakes) will automatically enter you into the applicable Weekly Drawing(s):
See applicable contest rules for full details. Entrant in such contest must visit http://boltvideocontest.starmotorcycles.com/
, follow instructions to establish an account (no purchase necessary) and upload one (1) video of himself/herself that is no longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds in duration. OR 2) By Mailing In Entry: To enter without entering the 2015 Star Bolt Video Contest and/or providing an email address, handprint your name, complete address, telephone number (including area code), date of birth, on a 3" x 5" card and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: STAR BOLT SWEEPSTAKES, c/o Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A, Attn: Motorcycle Marketing, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by the last day of the Promotion Period and received within seven days following the last day of the applicable Promotion Period to be eligible for the last Weekly Drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person and per e-mail address and per household for the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry and Category. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household after the first entry received from that person or email address or household for any Weekly Entry will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated or mechanical means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
DRAWINGS: One (1) potential Weekly Prize winner will be selected for the applicable Weekly Entry Period in a random drawing following the end of the applicable Weekly Entry Period from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period (excluding previous winners). Non-winning eligible entries from a Weekly Drawing will be included in future other Weekly Drawings. Limit one (1) Weekly Prize per person and per household.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by mail, phone, e-mail and/or social media account applicable to the entry into the Star Bolt Video Contest. Potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected for the applicable drawing. If any potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
PRIZES: Weekly Prize (One (1) Per Weekly Entry Period over 12-week period):
Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) credit to ShopYamaha.com
General Prize Conditions: Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash (if non-cash portion of prize), but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, garbled, illegible or postage-due mail or entries; or 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 sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the processing of mobile club memberships, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, or should sweepstakes be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) for the drawing(s) at issue from all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the applicable drawing(s) prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this sweepstakes. Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Winners' LIST: For the names of the winners (available after September 14, 2015), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by September 30, 2015 to: Star Bolt Sweepstakes Winners c/o Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A, 6555 Katella Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630
Sponsor: Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., 6555 Katella Ave., Cypress CA 90630.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: No Purchase, CONTEST ENTRY, OR EMAIL ADDRESS SUBMISSION Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. A Purchase, CONTEST ENTRY OR EMAIL ADDRESS SUBMISSION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR Chances Of Winning. Weekly Prize (One (1) Per Weekly Entry Period over 12-week period): A Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) credit to ShopYamaha.com. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing. Number of entrants will increase in each Weekly Drawing period, and earlier entries will be entered into multiple drawings, if not selected in earlier drawings. All online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on the last day of the applicable Weekly Entry Period (as applicable) to be eligible for that drawing. Mailed entries must be postmarked by the last day of the applicable Weekly Entry Period (as applicable) and received seven days following the last day of the applicable Weekly Entry Period (as applicable) to be eligible for that drawing. Sweepstakes ends 11:59 p.m. PT on August 21, 2015. See Official Rules above for complete details, including prize restrictions. Sponsored solely by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., 6555 Katella Ave., Cypress CA 90630.
You may elect to have your name and address removed from lists of names and addresses used by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. to direct mail skill contests, sweepstakes and other promotional and marketing communications. To prohibit mailing of all skill contest, sweepstakes and other promotional and marketing communications by Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. to you through the U.S. mail, you must send a removal request containing your name and address to the following address: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, Attn: Customer Relations 6555 Katella Ave, Cypress CA 90630