HBO “NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS” CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY 

  1. CONTEST TIMING: The HBO Night Of Too Many Stars Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/23/17 through 11:59 PM ET on 11/8/17 (“Contest Period”).

  2. ELIGIBILITY:  Open only to residents of the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.  Void in Alaska and Hawaii and where prohibited by law.  Employees of Home Box Office, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Time Warner Inc., NEXT for AUTISM, Twitter, Instagram, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.  Entrants must have a non-private Twitter or Instagram account to enter; i.e., entries must be visible in public hashtag searches from time of entry through time of winner verification.  There is no purchase required to register for a Twitter or Instagram account.  Entrants must also have a valid email address, which will be used to verify potential winners.

  3. TWO WAYS TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, enter via your choice of Twitter and/or Instagram (each, a “Social Media Platform”) as follows:

    1. TWITTER:  Follow @HBO on Twitter, then publically Tweet a picture of yourself (i.e., Entrant) with a collection of something you have too much of, as inspired by the HBO autism benefit: Night of Too Many Stars, along with the hashtags #NightofTooManyStars and #Contest (your "Submission" or “Entry”).

    2. INSTAGRAM:  Follow @HBO on Instagram, then publically share a picture of yourself (i.e., Entrant) with a collection of something you have too much of, as inspired by the HBO autism benefit: Night of Too Many Stars, along with the hashtags #NightofTooManyStars and #Contest (your "Submission" or “Entry”).

    Limit five (5) entries per Social Media Platform per person per day.  A person may use one account on each Social Media Platform to enter.  Entrants must continue to follow @HBO through date of prize award.  All Entries must comply with the Submission Guidelines outlined in Rule #4.

  4. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:  Entries must comply with Twitter and Instagram Terms of Use.  Determination of compliance with Submission Guidelines and these Official Rules will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor/judges, whose decisions are final.

    • By entering this Contest, entrant attests that they have received permission from other person(s) depicted in the Submission [and from parent/legal guardian if other person(s) depicted are considered minors in their states of residence].  Entrant must make written copies of such permission available to the Sponsor upon request.

    • The Submission cannot contain/display any unacceptable clothing or adornments, or prominent commercial/corporate advertising other than Sponsor’s (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names and slogans).  Submission may include HBO and/or NEXT for AUTISM brand names and/or trademarks; the use of HBO and/or NEXT for AUTISM brand names and/or trademarks is permitted only for the purpose of entering in this Contest.  The use of HBO and/or NEXT for AUTISM brand names and/or trademarks is not required.

    • Submission cannot contain any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers.

    • The Submission must not contain any material embodying the names, likenesses or other indicia identifying celebrities and/or other public figures (other than the entrant), living or dead or animated characters.

    • The Submission must not contain derogatory statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).

    • The Submission must not include threats to any person, place, business, or group; it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, entity, and it must not in any way violate or promote violation of applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those concerning copyright, plagiarism, trademark, publicity/privacy rights and defamation.

    • Submission must not include or show any dangerous behavior or activity or contain content that promotes dangerous activities that may result in injury to oneself or others.

    • Submission must not contain indecent behavior, profanities or obscenities, including but not limited to nudity, or pornography, and must not in any way disparage persons or organizations, including those associated with Sponsor.

    • Submission must not include any personally identifiable information of any third party.

    • Submission must not refer, depict or in any way reflect negatively upon the Sponsor, NEXT for AUTISM, the Contest, or any other person or entity.

    • Submission must be suitable for presentation in a public forum and be consistent with the theme and image of the Contest.

    • Submission must not promote irresponsible or excessive consumption of alcohol, promote illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any particular political agenda or message.

    • Entrant must receive prior written permission from the photographer if the picture was taken by someone other than the entrant him/herself that allows entrant to grant the rights set forth in the Official Rules.  Entrant must make written copies of such permission available to the Sponsor upon request.

    • By entering, entrant certifies that the Submission he/she submitted is his/her own original work and he/she holds all rights to the Submission and that he/she has followed and complied with the Official Rules of the Contest.

  5. JUDGING:  Beginning on or about 11/3/17, all Entries will be judged by Sponsor to determine fifty (50) Finalists.  Beginning on or about 11/7/17, Sponsor and/or its designees will judge all Finalists to determine (3) Grand Prize winners, subject to verification of eligibility.  All judging will be based on: Relevance to Contest Theme (50%); Enthusiasm and Emotion (30%); and Social Media Presence (20%).  In the event a tie needs to be broken, tied Entries will be rejudged based on the above criteria.  Potential winners will be contacted by @HBO via a Direct Message (“DM”) on the Social Media Platform from which Entry was submitted, beginning on or about 11/8/17.  Potential winners must email Sponsor’s agent the required information to be received within 48-hours from the time DM was sent.  In the event a potential winner’s email is not received within this timeframe, that potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be notified, time permitting.  Potential winners (or their parent/legal guardian if such potential winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) will then be contacted by email and will be required to complete and return, electronically, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form, and (where legally permissible) a Publicity Release within 48-hours of notification.  Guests of Grand Prize winners must also complete and return a Release of Liability, and (where legally permissible) a Publicity Release within the same time period.  Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner will be notified, time permitting.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable DMs or emails resulting from any form of active or passive filtering by email service providers or for insufficient space in user’s account to receive email.  Return of any DM or email as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner will be notified, time permitting. 

  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:  Three (3) Grand Prizes – A 2-day/1-night trip for winner and one (1) guest to New York, NY for winner and one guest to attend the live broadcast of NEXT for AUTISM Presents “Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs” at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on 11/18/17 (the “Broadcast”).  Grand Prize winners must book travel through Sponsor’s designated agents and depart on 11/18/17 and return on 11/19/17 only and accept the flights offered by Sponsor or its agents in its sole discretion.  If Grand Prize winner is not able to travel on those dates, he/she will forfeit the Grand Prize without compensation and Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate potential winner, time permitting. Prize includes admission to Broadcast, hotel accommodations for 1 night (1 room, double occupancy), round-trip coach air transportation from gateway airport nearest winner’s home, and roundtrip ground transportation in New York City to/from airport/hotel (ARV: $2,500, actual value will vary depending on date of booking and winner’s residency.)  Prizes consist of only the items specifically listed as part of the prize.  If a winner resides within a 150-mile radius of Broadcast location, Sponsor reserves the right to award a $150 ground transportation travel stipend in lieu of air transportation and airport/hotel ground transportation.  If Broadcast does not take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption or postponement, or for any reason beyond the control of HBO, the Broadcast portion of the prize will not be awarded and no additional substitution or compensation will be provided. 

  7. PRIZE CONDITIONS:  Guests must be 18 years of age or older; if a guest is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, winner must be his/her parent/legal guardian.  Any Sponsor approved changes to confirmed itinerary, made at winner's request, may result in additional fees which will be the sole responsibility of winner.  Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply.  Trips may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles.  Winners must travel together with their guest on the same itinerary.  If a winner elects to travel or participate in the prize travel with no guest, no additional compensation will be awarded for the guest portion of prize.  The travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on an airline carrier of Sponsor’s choice.  Winners and their guests must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid government issued photo ID) in order to travel.  Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents.  Seat selection and timing of trips are subject to confirmation of reservations and availability.  Trips must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor surrounding the Broadcast.  The travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on an airline carrier of Sponsor’s choice.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate may be selected, time permitting.  No substitution or transfer of prize by winner permitted.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.  In the event a winner and/or guest engage(s) in behavior during Broadcast that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is deemed obnoxious, threatening, illegal, or that is intended to threaten or harass any person, Sponsor reserves the right to request the Prize winner and/or guest leave the Broadcast with no further obligations or compensation whatsoever to Prize winner and/or guest.  Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to Sponsor and its promotional partners to use winner’s name, voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

  8. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By submitting Entry, entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors, assigns, affiliates and partners an exclusive, irrevocable right and license (but not the obligation) to use, alter and/or edit the Submission, as well as Entrant’s name, likeness, and/or Social Media Platform handle name, in whole or in part, in any manner including without limitation future advertising, promotion and publicity in any medium now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity (including without limitation digital media, including social media), without notice, approval or other consideration to you or any third party unless prohibited by law.  Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from and against any and all liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred as a result of any Entry submitted to the Contest in violation of these terms or any rights granted herein.

  9. GENERAL RULES:  All federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of each prize winner. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  By entering, entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use all information submitted and Entry for purposes of advertising, publicity, marketing and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt of Entry. Sponsor not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected mail/e-mail/DMs/messages or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.  Sponsor not responsible for any damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Any suspected use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions by such methods. Contest may be cancelled, modified, terminated or suspended if a Social Media Platform changes their terms during the course of the Contest so as to interfere with Sponsor's intended conduct of this Contest or if infected by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with any Entry process or harassed any Sponsor representative or any entrant and to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Contest.  In the event of termination, a notice will be posted at NOTMSContestRules.dja.com and the winner will be determined, in accordance with Rule #5, from among all eligible Entries received prior to the time of termination.  By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor’s designees, which shall be final and binding in all respects.  By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, each entrant agrees to hold Promotion Entities harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in this Contest or use/misuse of prize, including without limitation any claims for personal injury (including death) or property damage and any claims for infringement of any intellectual property, privacy and/or publicity rights or any other personal or proprietary rights.  Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of prize. CLAIMS MAY NOT BE RESOLVED THROUGH ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION.  Entries are the views/opinions of individual entrants and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any manner.  Sponsor not responsible for typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.  Sponsor is Home Box Office, Inc., 1100 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036.

  10. To receive a winners’ list by email, send an email to: WinnersHBO@dja.com with WINNERS 2605-20 as the subject line.  Requests must be received by 1/2/18. Winners’ list will be sent after all prizes have been awarded.

  11. PRIVACY: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.hbo.com/html/privacy-policy.  By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

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