PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Focus Features Awards Ballot Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on April 5, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. PT and end on April 24, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. PT(“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. PRIZE (AS DEFINED BELOW) DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATIONS, PARKING OR TRANSPORTATION BEYOND THAT SPECIFIED BELOW.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who are Focus Insider members physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Focus Features LLC, located at 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 2160, Universal City, CA 91608 (“Sponsor”), and its parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes. Trip (defined below), if included in Prize, must be completed by Sponsor-specified dates, which will occur no later than February 2022 or Prize (defined below) will be forfeited.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Focus Features Ballot page located at https://www.FocusFeaturesBallot.com (the “Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your full name, email address, and answers (“Answers”) to which twenty-four (24) nominees you think will win in their respective categories in the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards ceremony (the “Entry”). Then, if you are not already a Focus Insider member, follow the instructions on the Website to join Focus Insider for free. You will be sent an email with instructions to join, or you can join Focus Insider directly at http://www.FocusInsider.com (the “Focus Insider Site”). Correctly entering the Answers will not affect your chances of winning.
If you choose to submit your Entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.
Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Entries must be received before April 24, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. PT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, fraudulent, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder (or registered subscriber) of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” of an email address is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about April 26, 2021, one (1) potential grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) and five (5) potential first prize winners (“First Prize Winners,” each a “First Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsor from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Grand Prize Winner and First Prize Winners may collectively be referred to herein as “Winner” or “Winners”. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to notify each potential Winner at the email address submitted at the time of Entry. Sponsor may share each potential Winner’s name and contact information with Sweepstakes Entities and/or any Prize supplier, as applicable, if necessary. Each potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, publicity release (except where prohibited), and any other documentation that Sponsor may require (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) grand prize awarded (“Grand Prize”) to the Grand Prize Winner and five (5) first prizes (“First Prizes,” each a “First Prize”) awarded to the First Prize Winners; one (1) First Prize will be awarded to each First Prize Winner. The Grand Prize will consist of one (1) custom director’s chair (“Director’s Chair”) and two (2) tickets (“Virtual Tickets”) for Winner and one (1) guest (“Guest”) to virtually attend a film festival (“Film Festival”) selected by Sponsor (exact Film Festival to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
In the event that Film Festival is offering virtual attendance, Grand Prize Winner will be issued Virtual Tickets to attend the Film Festival. Director’s Chair and Virtual Tickets to attend the Film Festival will constitute full satisfaction of the Grand Prize and no additional compensation will be provided.
In the event that the Film Festival is being held in-person only and will not allow virtual attendance, the Grand Prize will include the following: (a) roundtrip coach airfare for Grand Prize Winner and Guest from a major airport located within the United States near Grand Prize Winner’s residence (as selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion) to a major airport located near the Film Festival (Estimated Retail Value [“ERV”] of airfare is $1,000); (b) hotel room accommodations (as selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion) for Grand Prize Winner and Guest located near the Film Festival in one (1) standard, double occupancy room for three (3) nights (ERV of hotel accommodations is $1,200); (c) roundtrip transfers for Grand Prize Winner and Guest in location near Film Festival between the airport and hotel accommodations (ERV of transfers is $200); and (d) two (2) tickets (the “Tickets”) for Grand Prize Winner and Guest to attend the Film Festival on Sponsor-specified dates, which will occur no later than February 2022 (ERV of the Tickets is $800) (collectively, “Trip”). Grand Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Restrictions may apply. GRAND PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCOMMODATIONS, PARKING OR TRANSPORTATION BEYOND THAT SPECIFIED ABOVE.
Each First Prize will consist of the approximate value of one (1) movie ticket per month for twelve (12) months (“One Year of Movies”), which will be awarded in the form of twelve (12) Fandango gift cards valued at fifteen dollars ($15) each. The One Year of Movies will be awarded as-is with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. The One Year of Movies is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.
Grand Prize and First Prizes may collectively be referred to herein as “Prize” or “Prizes”.
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of the Grand Prize is three thousand three hundred fifty dollars ($3,350) and ERV of each First Prize is one hundred eighty dollars ($180). Total ERV of all Prizes is four thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($4,250). Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. If Prize includes a Trip, ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure. For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won.
All details of the Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and are valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
TRAVEL: The Trip awarded to the Grand Prize Winner must be taken within dates provided by the Sponsor or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Sponsor will determine all travel arrangements in its sole discretion. Airline reservations are subject to availability. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Certain travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Sponsor has the right in its sole discretion to substitute ground transportation for air transportation depending on Grand Prize Winner’s place of residence. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must travel together on the same itinerary, including the same departure date, destination and return date, and must have valid travel documents (e.g., valid government issued photo ID and/or passport) prior to departure, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of such Grand Prize element. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Hotel arrangements will be determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations and/or delays or any change by the air carrier(s), lodging facilities, or other company or any other persons providing any of the Grand Prize elements for the Grand Prize Winner and Guest (if applicable) due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control. Once travel commences, no unscheduled stopovers are permitted; if an unscheduled stopover occurs, full fare will be charged from stopover point for the remaining segments, including return, of the Trip. Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Once determined, no change, extension, or substitution of travel dates is permitted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Grand Prize Winner and Guest. Sponsor is not responsible for airline seat assignments, special meals, check-in procedures, and baggage limitations. Sponsor has no responsibility for alterations to any travel plans caused by airline delays or for any act, omission, or event. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and costs associated with acceptance and/or use of the Grand Prize not specifically stated herein as being awarded, including, without limitation any and all taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of the Grand Prize, travel insurance, ground transportation (other than as described above), security and airport fees, taxes, insurance, gasoline, meals, gratuities, and souvenirs. Sponsor shall have the right, but not the obligation, to make any deductions and withholdings that Sponsor deems necessary or desirable under applicable federal, state and local tax laws, rules, regulations, codes or ordinances.
Grand Prize Winner must be able to attend Film Festival, or the Film Festival portion of the Grand Prize, including the Virtual Tickets, Tickets, and Trip, will be forfeited. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of the Grand Prize due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control and is not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Grand Prize Winner specifically releases Sponsor from any and all claims for loss or damage to baggage or property, or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts, omissions, or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, restauranteurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other providers of services or facilities. All travel and lodging will be at the risk of Grand Prize Winner. Date and/or time of the Film Festival is subject to change. The Film Festival is subject to cancellation.
Grand Prize Winner and Guest, if any, must comply with all applicable venue rules and regulations in connection with Grand Prize. If Grand Prize Winner chooses to attend the Film Festival with no Guest, the remaining elements of the Grand Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s Prize obligation to Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Guest, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, where legal, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. If Guest is a minor, Grand Prize Winner must be such minor’s parent or legal guardian and must execute and return the Guest Documents on such minor’s behalf.
All parts of the Prize are subject to availability, and subject to change or cancellation without written notice or warning. Should an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities, epidemics, pandemics and the spread of infectious diseases, including without limitation COVID-19 (as defined by the World Health Organization and any of the strains, variants or mutations thereof), and any related governmental or judicial actions, including but not limited to travel restrictions, taken in connection with, or as a response to, any such event, or any other event beyond the reasonable control of a party, whether or not existing, known, foreseen or foreseeable at the time this Sweepstakes occurs, render the redemption or fulfillment of all or a portion of the Prize delayed, hindered, adversely affected, impracticable, or impossible, Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion, reserve the right to evaluate, make modifications to, and restructure the redemption and fulfillment processes and timelines for the Prize, or portion thereof, that Sponsors are responsible for, which may include, but is not limited to, providing additional time for redemption and/or fulfillment. Sponsors may modify and/or restructure the Prize or portions thereof to comply with government orders or guidelines and Sponsors’ and/or prize supplier’s health and safety requirements. In addition, Winner and Guest should be aware of and comply with government guidelines regarding travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines before traveling. Should the Prize, or a portion thereof, become unavailable Sponsors shall make reasonable efforts to provide Winner with substitute experiences and/or items of a similar nature and value for that portion of the Prize that is unavailable. If no substitute prizing is reasonably available then the remaining components, if any, of the Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded.
Prize fulfillment and related activities will take place on a date and time designated by Sponsors and only when and in a manner that it is safe to do so, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion in consultation with appropriate health and safety experts. Winner and Guest, if any, must follow all instructions given by representatives of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider at all times.
If required, Winner and Guest, if any, must cooperate with Sponsors’ inquiries related to public health matters and follow Sponsors’ related rules and processes, including, but not limited to, disclosures or processes recommended or required by public health authorities to protect the health and safety of Winner, Guest, and others. Winner and Guest, may be subject to health screenings (which may include, but are not limited to, temperature checks, symptom screening, lab testing, and/or other medical exams) to be conducted by Sponsors, Prize Provider, or their designee(s) prior to or during the fulfillment of the Prize and related activities. Failure to fully comply with Sponsors’ requests or requirements may result in forfeiture of the Prize or portions thereof, as determined in Sponsors’ discretion.
During a period starting approximately four (4) weeks before participation in activities related to the Prize and ending approximately four (4) weeks after participation in the last of such activities (such period(s) subject to change based on medical guidance, and/or policy guidance), Winner and Guest, may be required to inform Sponsors, upon Sponsors’ request, about matters relating to communicable illnesses and safe fulfillment of the Prize and related activities, including, without limitation: (a) medical symptoms; (b) travel history; (c) recent contact with others who have displayed symptoms of or have otherwise been confirmed to have a communicable illness; and (d) active public health orders issued by a civil authority or any similar public health mandate (e.g., order to quarantine, order to stay at home, order to disclose communicable illness) to which Winner and/or Guest are subject.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge 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 Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on the Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Website. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after April 30, 2021, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 25, 2021 to: Focus Features LLC, 100 Universal City Plaza, Building 2160, Universal City, California 91608, Attn: Angela Vesagas (Focus Features Awards Ballot Sweepstakes).