JOYFEST - CHARLOTTE TALENT COMPETITION 2014
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR
WIN AND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. PROMOTION IS
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
IN SECTION 1, BELOW (EACH ENTRANT, A “PARTICIPANT”). THIS
PROMOTION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PARTICIPATION IN THE
JOYFEST - CHARLOTTE TALENT COMPETITION 2014 CONSTITUTES
PARTICIPANT’S ACCEPTANCE OF, AND FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL
AGREEMENT TO, THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND SPONSOR’S DECISIONS,
WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE
JOYFEST - CHARLOTTE TALENT COMPETITION 2014.
1. No Purchase Necessary/Eligibility. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. Void where
prohibited. The JoyFest - Charlotte Talent Competition 2014 (“Promotion”) is limited to
performances of Gospel music, Christian rap, Christian hip-hop and similar contemporary
Christian music. The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States age
16 or older at time of entry who regularly reside within a two hundred (200) mile radius of the
Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, North Carolina. Full-time and part-time employees,
officers, directors and representatives of Premier Festivals, LLC (“Sponsor”), and its parent
companies, subsidiaries, corporate affiliates, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies,
prize suppliers, and entities engaged in the design and implementation of the Promotion
(collectively, “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate family members, IRS dependents, and
members of the same household of such individuals are not eligible. "Immediate family" means
parents, children, sisters, brothers and spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where
2. Promotion Period. The Promotion begins on March 3, 2014 at 10:00:00 am EST and ends
on April 4, 2014 at 12:00:00 am EST (“Promotion Period”).
3. How To Enter. During the Promotion Period, the Promotion may be entered by going to
Joyfest.org, clicking on the Festival banner and then clicking on the Contest entry banner, and
then following the submission guidelines. Additionally, links to the Promotion will be located on
Sponsor’s website, on Premier Production, Inc.’s website, and on Sponsor’s Facebook page.
Participant must complete and submit the entry form for receipt by 12:00:00 am EST on April 4,
Limit of one (1) entry per contestant (e.g., band, duet, solo artist) regularly residing within a two
hundred (200) mile radius of the festival location. Any form or attempted method of entry other
than that described herein is void. Any attempt by any Participant to obtain more than one entry
by using multiple/different addresses (email or otherwise), identities or otherwise determined to
be fraudulent by Sponsor will be void, and the Participant making such an entry or entries will be
disqualified from the Promotion and, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, banned from participation in
any future contest or promotion administered by Sponsor.
4. Odds. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
5. Determination of a Winner. All Contest Participants will be voted on by the general public
by going to the website Joyfest.org and clicking on the Festival banner and then clicking where
indicated in order to vote, limited to one (1) vote per person per twenty-four (24) hour period.
The Winner will be selected by employees and designees of Sponsor qualified to evaluate and
judge the entries on or around April 24, 2014 from among the top five (5) Contest Participants
which have the most votes at the Joyfest.org website as of April 17, 2014. THE POTENTIAL
WINNER MUST RESPOND WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS OF NOTIFICATION FROM
SPONSOR, OR SPONSOR, AT ITS ELECTION, MAY SELECT ANOTHER WINNER
AMONG THE ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS.
Participants will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity, style, vocal ability,
commercial appeal and musicianship. Ties will be broken by a sub-panel of the Judges and will
be determined based upon the Participant’s skill and criteria mentioned in this section.
Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and all
winnings are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The Sponsor shall be the sole arbiter in
all matters relating to the Promotion and in the interpretation of the Official Rules, and all
decisions of the Sponsor shall be final. Entry in the Promotion constitutes agreement by
Participants to abide by these rules, as well as any other rules established by the Sponsor.
6. Grand Prize (1)/Approximate Retail Values. One (1) Grand Prize (“Prize”) will be
awarded. The Prize is a five hundred dollar ($500) reward. In addition, the Winner will be the
opening musical act at JoyFest – Charlotte 2014 taking place at the Carowinds amusement park
in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 24, 2014 (the “Festival”). The Prize also includes one (1)
catered meal, as well as the waiver of the standard merchandise fee, so that Winner will be
allowed to retain 100% of Winner’s merchandise sales. All expenses not specifically included in
the Prize as described in these Official Rules are hereby excluded, including, but not limited to,
travel and lodging expenses, and any additional food, beverages, and transportation.
Approximate retail value of the Prize is One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). The Winner agrees that
the Prize will not be transferred, sold, nor used in any other manner in direct promotion of a
7. Notification. The potential Winner will be notified by e-mail, or telephone within seven (7)
calendar days following the selection of Winner and will be required to complete, sign and return
a notarized affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and where legally permitted, a publicity
release in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 10 of these Rules.
The potential Winner must accept or decline the Prize within five (5) days following official
notification that his or her name has been drawn. Failure to respond within such five (5) day
period permits Sponsor to conclusively presume that such potential Winner has declined the
Prize and another potential Winner will be selected in accordance with these Rules.
8. Prize Limitations. There shall be no cash or other Prize substitution, in whole or in part,
except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, for any reason and only then for a prize of comparable
or greater value. The Prize may not be sold, transferred or exchanged. ALL APPLICABLE
TAXES ON THE PRIZE AND ANY EXPENSES RELATED TO THE ACCEPTANCE
AND USE OF THE PRIZE AND NOT SPECIFIED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE
THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The valuation of the Prize stated above
is based on reasonably available information provided to the Sponsor. The value of the prize
awarded to the Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Winner is
solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes (including income and
9. Prize Restrictions. Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or schedule changes of the
Prize due to causes beyond its control.
10. Winner Release Forms. Winner must execute, notarize and return within five (5) days of
Sponsor sending to Winner a liability release, a publicity release (where legal), and any other
documentation that Sponsor requires. Except where prohibited by law, the Winner’s acceptance
of Prize is permission for Sponsor to use the Winner’s name, band name, entry, photo, likeness,
biographical information, statements, voice, music and address (city and state only) for
advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all media, without further compensation.
Subject to any other restrictions, including those set forth above, if a guest is under 19 in AL or
NE or under 21 in CO, MS, PA or WV, or under 18 in any other state, his or her legal guardian
must also sign the applicable releases and documentation.
Failure by the Winner to return the completed documents by the time specified by the Sponsor
for any reason or the return of a prize notification as undeliverable may, in Sponsor’s sole
discretion, cause the Prize to be forfeited or if a potential Winner is found to be ineligible, does
not comply with the Official Rules or cannot or will not accept the Prize, his, her or its entry will
be deemed ineligible, and Sponsor may elect, in its sole discretion, to select another winner
without consideration of the disqualified or forfeited entry. Upon Prize forfeiture, no
compensation will be given. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay in Prize delivery.
11. General Conditions. Except where prohibited by law, by participating, Participants agree:
(a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and
binding in all respects in matters relating to the Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold
harmless each of the Promotion Entities (including without limitation, Sponsor) and Joyfest from
and against any and all liability, injuries, losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind,
including without limitation, personal injury and/or death or property damage, sustained in
connection with his/her participation in this Promotion, or from his/her receipt, possession,
acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize (including any travel/activity related thereto), or for
any typographical or other error in the printing, offering, administration or announcement of the
Prize; (c) that the foregoing Promotion Entities have neither made nor are in any manner
responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or
in law, relating to the Prize; and (d) except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission
for Sponsor and/or any party authorized by them to use the Winner’s name, band name,
hometown, state, biographical information, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and statements
regarding this Promotion in all media without review for editorial, public relations, promotional
and advertising purposes along with granting the Prize as stipulated herein, all without
compensation (except where prohibited by law) and, upon request, to provide such consent in
writing. Promotion Entities are not responsible for multiple entries entered by other than human
means or other mechanical means, or for entries that are destroyed or are incomplete.
12. Disqualification. Without limitation, an entry may be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole
discretion, in addition as otherwise provided for in these Official Rules, if the Participant fails to
meet the entry requirements or violates or fails to comply with the terms of these Official Rules.
It is specifically understood that Sponsor, at its election, may disqualify a band, duo, etc.
(“Group”) if membership of the Group that will perform at JoyFest – Charlotte 2014 is not the
same as embodied on the performance medium submitted for contest entry. Should
disqualification occur, Sponsor may choose another Winner among all eligible contestants.
13. Liability Limitations.
(a) All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged. Entries
may be used for marketing purposes by Sponsor, including, without limitation, the use by
Sponsor of personal and aggregated information collected in connection with the Promotion to
notify Participants about promotional offers or opportunities, the sale and/or supply of the
information to affiliates, consultants, and any other parties who perform services on Sponsor’s
behalf, and the release of information in response to subpoena, and/or in the event that Sponsor
believes it is necessary, in its sole discretion, to prohibit unlawful acts or acts that may endanger
the health and safety of another. YOU AGREE TO BE CONTACTED BY SPONSOR FOR
(b) Neither Sponsor nor the Promotion Entities are responsible for and shall not be liable
for: (i) printing, typographical or any other errors in any Promotion-related materials and, if there
is any inconsistency between Promotion-related materials and these Official Rules, these Official
Rules shall govern and control, (ii) electronic, hardware or software program, network, internet
or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation,
server malfunction or by any human error that may occur and prevent or impair successful entry
or processing of entries; (c) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (iv)
lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, stolen, incomplete, incorrect, ineligible illegible entries,
returned entries or mail or postage due mail; or (v) any other factor or condition beyond the
Sponsor’s reasonable control that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted, corrupted, or
otherwise impaired. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify
or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof should there be any causes that may corrupt the
administration, security, integrity or proper play of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to
void any entries determined by them, in their sole discretion, that have been submitted
fraudulently in contravention of the Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A
PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE
THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE,
SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH
PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Promotion is subject
to these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state and local laws.
(c) The Prize is awarded "as is" and without any warranty of any kind, express or
implied, including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose, and all such warranties are hereby disclaimed.
14. Release. By receipt of a prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor,
Joyfest, Sponsor’s promotional partners, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates
and related companies, and each of its officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the
“Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any
kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Promotion or
resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded
in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and/or
property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of
15. Jurisdiction/Disputes. The Promotion is subject to these Official Rules and all applicable
federal, state and local laws. The Promotion shall be governed by laws of the State of North
Carolina without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles; and any dispute arising out
of or connected in any way with the Promotion shall be brought only in a federal or state court in
Guilford County in said state and Participants waive all objections to such jurisdiction and
16. Winners List/Official Rules. For a list of Winner(s), mail a self-addressed first class
stamped envelope after May 1, 2014 but before May 24, 2014 for receipt by such date to Sponsor
at Sponsor’s address listed below. For a copy of the Official Rules mail a self-addressed first
class stamped to the Sponsor’s address listed below for receipt by April 3, 2014. Vermont
residents may omit return postage for Official Rules only.
Sponsor: Premier Festivals, LLC: 709 Westchester Drive, Suite 202, High Point, North