Due to event time constraints, a maximum of 30 applications will be accepted. All applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The event organizers reserve the right to refuse any application.
HOW TO ENTER
Registrations will begin Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 5pm EST and end when 30 entries have been received or on Friday December 16th, 2016 at 3:00pm EST whichever comes first.
To participate in the contest, you may:
1. Enter via the WTHITV.com contest page and form below
2. WTHI-TV Studios 800 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807 during normal office hours 8a-5p Monday – Friday.
The Station is not responsible for Internet transmission errors, illegible entries, service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent transmitting his/her entry.”
One entry per household.
The contest is open to all WTHI-TV / myFOX10 viewers & WTHITV.com / myFOX10tv.com users, who are 21 years of age or older and who legally reside in the following Indiana counties Clay, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Martin, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo or the following Illinois counties Clark, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland. Employees of WTHI-TV (the “Station”), its licensee, its corporate parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, its advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other television stations in the Terre Haute area and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Only one winner per household is permitted in any Station contest.
Winners will be required to fill out contest eligibility forms and show proof of ID to obtain their prize.
Performance and Judging Rules
All performances will be scored by a panel of judges. After the first round of performances, the top ten (10) vocalists will qualify to compete in the final round. Contestants will be rated on their vocal performance and ability (including pitch, phrasing, vibrato, rhythm, and tone), and Judges will also consider the overall performance including stage presence, presentation and crowd reaction.
1. All contestants will perform their song selection in a randomly pre-selected order based on the number received at check in. After each song is concluded, the judges will provide scoring for each contestant and have the opportunity to comment on the performance. Each judge will give a score of 1-50, and the ten (10) highest scoring contestants will be revealed after all contestants have performed one song and move on to round two. Decisions of the judges will be final and binding on all matters.
Additional Rules, Regulations and Information
Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners will be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent. By participating in the contest, participants agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. The Website’s Terms of Service apply to any online portions of this Contest. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station in its sole discretion may require contest winners (and their travel companions, if any) to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold the Station, its corporate licensee, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest.
The Station reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. “If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.”
Failure to comply with the contest rules or the Station’s website Terms of Service may result in an entrant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Station.
The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest, or in the announcement of a prize.
The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, UPICKEM, and/or WTHI-TV. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Entry into the contest means you understand that you are providing your information to the WTHI-TV / LIN Television, A Media General Company, the contest sponsor, and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used by WTHI-TV and the sponsor and no liability to Facebook shall be inferred.
Copies of the written contest rules and a list of winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at the main studio of WTHI-TV, 800 Ohio Street, Terre haute, IN 47807.
. Persons who entertain are allowed to compete as long as that person does not belong to any professional organization that would cause any event organizers to pay such contestant a fee or any other benefit for taking part in the contest.
. Any person who judges the contest at any level of the contest is ineligible to participate as a contestant at any level; however, any individual not connected directly with the event sponsors or event venue, may enter the competition.
. Contestants are to arrive at the Copper Bar no later than 1:00 pm (ET) to pick up a randomly pre-selected number. Contestants may be disqualified if they arrive later than 2:00 pm (ET). Contest competition will begin at 2:00 pm (ET).
. Contestants will perform in numerical order based on the number received at check in, and contestants are solely responsible for monitoring the competition to ensure positioning backstage for a timely stage appearance. Failure to promptly take the stage in the randomly drawn order may disqualify the contestant.
. Contestants MAY NOT utilize live props. This will include back-up singers, dancers or animals. Non-human props such as costumes and other accessories are permitted. Musical instruments may be used as props, but are not allowed as an accompaniment to the contestants’ performance. Such musical instruments must be hand carried. Larger instruments/ props that utilize the aid of others to bring them on stage, or are difficult to handle will NOT be permitted. An example of this type of instrument is a piano, harp, etc. Any prop used by a contestant must be carried on stage or into the stage area by the contestant, and must be completed in one trip onto or into the stage area.
. Contestants may submit their own legally downloaded or purchased recordings for use in the competition, with pre-selected versions of the song and artist track identified in advance. It is the contestant’s responsibility to identify the proper song and artist track for your song selection on the application. Song title and artist track for the contestant’s two songs must be provided on the event application.
. Song time limit is 4 minutes. Songs going over the 4 minute time limit will be cut off.
. Contestants may sing the same song as another contestant.
. Songs containing vulgar or explicit sex lyrics will not be allowed. Contestants who, during their performance, use vulgar lyrics or perform in an obscene manner will be disqualified from the competition.
. Contestants, their family or associates are not allowed to have contact with a contest judge before or during the day of the event. Contact includes verbal conversations and handshakes. This rule applies only before and during the time contestants are performing. Breaks for judges during a contest shall be considered the same as time during a contestant performance and judges are off limits for conversation or any other contact.
. Contestants, their family or associates who exhibit offensive behavior during any portion of the contest will disqualify that contestant from further competition. Offensive behavior includes poor sportsmanship, bad manners, and lack of decorum. If the contestant, their family or associates exhibit offensive behavior after the contestant has competed, and such behavior is in the host establishment, even after the winners are announced, that contestants score will be nullified. If the contestant whose score has been nullified is a winning contestant, the next contestant in scoring position for that particular category shall be the winner.
. The order in which each contestant competes shall be determined by random drawing.
. Decisions of the judges are final. No arguing with judges is allowed. Any contestant, their family or associates who argue with a judge may be deemed to be using offensive behavior and the contestant may be disqualified from competition, and may be asked to leave the event.