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Biggest Kid Fan Contest

Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. Many will enter, one will win.


1) Eligibility:

The Biggest Kid Fan Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the (forty-eight) 48 contiguous United States who are between the ages of six (6) and thirteen (13) and whose parents or legal guardians are Jets 2013 Season Ticket Holders, as of the date of entry (“Entrants”). Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives (and the respective children of each) of New York Jets LLC (“Sponsor”), the National Football League, its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, L.P., and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies (hereafter collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.


2) Promotion Period:

Contest begins 12:00:00 pm (noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) on 1/15/14 and ends 11:59:59 am ET on 1/21/14 (hereafter, “Promotion Period”).


3) How to Participate:

Visit https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1660491-Ls07sT8aDe during the Promotion Period. Then follow the instructions provided to complete/submit the pre-registration form including your first name, your parent’s/legal guardian’s email address and your answer of why you are the biggest Jets fan. Your response to the question must be between six hundred (600) and one thousand (1,000) characters or less (“Essay”). Your response to the question will be judged, as provided hereunder.


Upon submission of the pre-registration form, your parent/legal guardian will promptly be sent a confirmation email requesting his/her consent for you to enter this Contest. To provide consent for you to enter, your parent/legal guardian will be directed to follow the instructions provided in the confirmation email to complete and submit the required registration form during the Promotion Period. The registration form may only be completed and submitted by your parent/legal guardian. The submitted pre-registration form and corresponding registration form will collectively be referred to as an "Entry" hereafter. No Entry will be accepted unless and until your parent provides his/her consent and completes the registration form as set forth in these Official Rules. To be eligible, all Entries must be received by 11:59:59 am ET on 1/21/14, the answer to the question (above) cannot have been previously published or submitted in any competition and must be: complete; in English; true and verifiable; be in keeping with Sponsor's image; and must be your original creation. Modification of an existing work does not qualify as original. Entries must not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Released Parties in their sole discretion, nor can they 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. In the event of non-compliance with any of the terms of these Official Rules, Entry will be void.


Additionally on the registration form, your parent/legal guardian has the option of uploading one (1) digital photo, showing how you are the biggest Jets fan. Submission of photo is optional and will not increase your chances of winning as such component will not be included in the judging to determine the winner. Submitted photos must abide by the details outlined below.


Limit one (1) Entry per Entrant and parent/legal guardian email address for the duration of the Promotion Period. In case of multiple Entries from any one Entrant and parent email address, only the first Entry received will be accepted.


Entrants’ personally identifiable information will only be used to enter participants in the Contest and for the announcement and notification of potential winners and only then with parental consent as described above. Any information collected from children shall be used in accordance with the New York Jets’ Privacy Policy, as posted on http://www.newyorkjets.com/footer/privacy-policy.html. If a parent opts-in to receive future communications from the New York Jets for himself/herself, he/she will receive such emails consistent with the New York Jets’ Privacy Policy, as posted on http://www.newyorkjets.com/footer/privacy-policy.html.


In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, such Entrant will be deemed the individual named on the Entry, regardless of whether that individual is the authorized account holder of the email address at issue provided that person meets all eligibility criteria set forth in these Official Rules.


Incomplete Entries and/or Entries containing inaccurate entrant information will be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All Entries and optional photos submitted become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The use of script, macro or automated or mechanical devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of the entry process or mechanically reproduced Entries) to enter Contest is prohibited and any Entry through such means and any Entry that is deemed to be ineligible (at Sponsor's sole discretion and in accordance with these Official Rules) is void. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, inaccurate, or undelivered Entries, photos, parental/legal guardian consents, mail or emails or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, server, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, photos or parental/legal guardian consents, the judging of Entries, or the announcement of the prize, or for any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest, or downloading materials from or use of the website, or for printing, typographical, mechanical, electronic, network, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Contest-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Entries or mail-in entries of participants whom Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest or is in violation of these Official Rules.


Photos submitted by parents/legal guardians must be original, on which no image editing software has been used. Photo cannot have been previously published or submitted in any competition or have won any awards, and must be (i) of only yourself (the child) and no other person, (ii) complete, and (iii) solely owned by you. Photo must not include any third party intellectual property or general property other than the New York Jets team or players’ names, images, logos or slogans (collectively, the “Permitted Marks”) as specifically permitted hereunder. Photo cannot defame or invade intellectual property rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any copyrighted, trademarked, or patented works (other than Permitted Marks) or person’s personal or proprietary rights. Photo may also not contain any content, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, that is sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory, profane or pornographic, contains nudity; promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or 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; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies; contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others (other than Permitted Marks); contains any personal identification (other than as provided on the registration form); contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead (other than Permitted Marks); communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or violates any law. Once submitted, a Photo cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified except by Sponsor. All photographs become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.


Other than as otherwise specified herein, neither Sponsor, nor anyone acting on its behalf, will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Contest (except for the purposes of notifying the winner) or acknowledge any Entry (or portion thereof) received. Any Entry not meeting all Entry requirements stated herein will be void.


4) Judging:

Round 1: All eligible Entries received will be judged based on the following criteria by Sponsor: 1) Presentation of Answers, including compelling delivery, expression, appeal, and overall engagement: 0-20 points; 2) Level of Emotion: 0-20 points; 3) Originality, including creativity, depiction, and uniqueness: 0-30 points; and 4) Ability of Entry to Demonstrate Jets Fandom: 0-30 points (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”).


The five (5) Entries with the highest scores as determined in Round 1 by the judges in their sole discretion, will be determined “Finalists” and will advance to Round 2 judging. Sponsor reserves the right to advance fewer than five (5) Finalists if, in their sole discretion, they do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.


Round 2: During Round 2, a separate panel of qualified judges, determined by Sponsor (in its sole discretion), will judge each of the Finalist Entries based on the Judging Criteria. The one (1) Finalist Entry receiving the highest score during Round 2 of the judging, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the potential Contest Grand Prize winning Entry and upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, win the Grand Prize (outlined below). Sponsor reserves the right not to select a Contest Grand Prize winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.


In the event of a tie during any Round of judging, such tied Entries will be re-judged based on: Ability of Entry to Demonstrate Jets Fandom: 0-100 points.


By participating, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.


5) Prizes:

One (1) Grand Prize: A two (2)-day/one (1)-night trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend the Sunday, February 2, 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to destination, standard double occupancy hotel accommodation (one (1) room) for one (1) night, select ground transportation to/from applicable hotel and game, and two (2) Suite tickets to watch the above game to with the Jets Owner Woody Johnson. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) = $2,700. Actual value of prize may vary based upon location of winner’s residence. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. If winner resides within a one hundred fifty (150) mile radius of destination, ground transportation or Parking Pass (to be determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion) will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Exact seat locations to be determined solely by Sponsor. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event the designated game is postponed and rescheduled, prize will be rescheduled around the date of the rescheduled game. In the event the game is postponed and not rescheduled or otherwise cancelled, no compensation or substitution for such portion of the prize will be provided; however, the remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Trip must be taken on the dates and times specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, awarded to an alternate winner. Travel and accommodation restrictions and other restrictions may apply. Grand Prize winner and guest must travel together on same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents. All travel arrangements must be made through travel agent of Sponsor’s selection, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Released Parties are not responsible for travel delays or cancellations. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes, food, beverages, souvenirs, gratuities, airline luggage charges, and other miscellaneous travel expenses are winner’s sole responsibility. Tickets are subject to terms and conditions specified thereon. Winner and guest agree to comply with all game and venue rules and regulations and, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with any intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the designated game. Winner and guest will be escorted out of venue by Sponsor or its designated agent(s) for improper conduct and/or violation of federal, state or local laws (including, but not limited to, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and alcohol), as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion, and will forfeit the balance of his/her prize. Unused tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or applied towards tickets for any subsequent event. A 1099 tax form will be issued in the amount of the Contest Grand Prize to the Contest Grand Prize winning entrant’s parent or legal guardian. Other than the details of the Grand Prize outlined above, Released Parties have no additional obligations or commitments to the Grand Prize winner or his/her guest in connection with this Sweepstakes.


6) Miscellaneous:

No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) is permitted except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion and except as otherwise provided herein. Contest Prize will be awarded in the name of the winning Entrants' parents or legal guardians. Contest Grand Prize winning minor entrant must accompany his/her respective parent or legal guardian on the trip as their guest. Winning Entrants’ parents or legal guardians must execute and return a Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release on their child’s behalf prior to issuance of travel documents. By participating, Entrants (and his/her parents or legal guardians) agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding. Entrants (and his/her parents or legal guardians) agree, by entering, that 1) Sponsor and its designees may use (unless prohibited by law), Entrant’s name, city and state of residence, Entry (and all material embodied therein), any written content, photographs, any recordings (voice, video or film) and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world, in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification, and 2) the Released Parties shall have no liability and will be held harmless by Entrant (and his/her parent/legal guardian) for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize and any activity or travel related thereto (including, but not limited to, attendance at the game), participation in this Contest or use of any Entry. Entrants (and their parents and legal guardians) warrant and represent that (1) Sponsor and its designees shall own the Entry (and all elements embodied therein); (2) that by entering, the entrant irrevocably assigns to Sponsor and its designees any and all rights, title and interest in the Entry including, but not limited to, all intellectual property rights; and (3) that Sponsor and its designees shall have, without limitation, the perpetual worldwide right to edit, adapt, modify, publish, reproduce, exploit and use the Entry in any way and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further consideration, notification or permission of Entrants (or their parents or legal guardians). Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Contest (or portion thereof) for any reason, including but not limited to, should virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes, including, but not limited to, acts or threats of terrorism, war, strikes, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select winners from all eligible non-suspect Entries received prior to the event requiring such termination using the judging procedure outlined above. CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.


7) Arbitration:

Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


8) Choice of Law:

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.


9) Winner's Name:

For the name of the winner (available after 2/25/14), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 2/25/14 to Biggest Kid Fan Contest Winner, C/O New York Jets, 1 Jets Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932.


Sponsor:   New York Jets LLC, 1 Jets Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932.