Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for ABC, Inc., or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
One winner will be announced the week of June 6, 2005 by "Good Morning America's" panel of judges, based on essay originality, creativity, potential for on-air appeal and appropriateness for "Good Morning America." Decision of the judges is final.
All contestants must be available to travel to New York and appear on-air as guests of "Good Morning America" at a time designated by "Good Morning America," during the week of June 6, 2005. In the event winner is deemed ineligible, fails to comply with contest procedures, or is not available to travel during specified dates, prize will be awarded to runner-up, time permitting.
One Grand Prize winner, plus the writer of the winning essay, will travel to New York to appear on "Good Morning America;" minors will be accompanied by a parent or guardian. One night hotel accommodations will be provided in New York City. The winner will receive a private screening of the film "Batman Begins" in or near his or her hometown, along with his or her friends and family. All air transportation consists of round-trip coach air transportation to and from the major U.S. airport nearest winner's and essay writer's homes. Approximate retail value of each trip :$1,500. The private screening has no retail value.
Taxes: Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner and winning essay writer, who will receive 1099 tax forms reflecting actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more.
Exchange/transfer of prizes: Winners are not entitled to transfer prizes or to obtain substitutes, but sponsors in their sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
Winners will be notified by phone.
To claim prize, (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency, (b) winner must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) winner's intended guest(s) or travel companion(s) must sign liability/publicity release, all within the time period specified by Good Morning America.