Rules for 'GMA Weekend' Best Barbecue Challenge

Potential finalist entrants will be contacted between April 20 - 26, 2009. Good Morning America Weekend staff will then contact the restaurant these entrants have submitted to obtain the recipes for the dishes, and gain permission to video tape in the restaurant establishment. The top four entrants whose restaurants agree to comply with all the terms and requirements will be selected as finalists. Between April 27th and May 14th 2009, Good Morning Weekend crews and possibly Good Morning America Weekend anchor, Ron Claiborne will visit each of the four establishments to sample the cuisine, and video tape the exterior, interior and, if possible, the kitchen of the restaurant. On Saturday, May 16, 2008, Good Morning America Weekend may present on its broadcast video tape from each of the four establishments, as well as the barbecue dish. A panel of judges, consisting of Good Morning America Weekend anchors and possibly one or more guest judges, may sample each of the dishes and then score each finalist entry. The judging panel's scores will count towards fifty percent of the overall scoring. Viewers would then be asked to go to GMA.ABCNews.com to cast their vote on or about May 16, 23, 2009. The online voting will count towards the other fifty percent of the overall scoring. The restaurant receiving the highest cumulative score from the judging panel and on-line judging may be announced on Good Morning America Weekend on or about the weekend of May 23-24, 2009; the owner and/or chef from that restaurant must be available to appear via satellite from their establishment on the broadcast that day. The Winner is the person who submitted the entry.

Prizes:The Winner and one guest will receive roundtrip airfare between a major metropolitan airport closest to the Winner's town and New York City; two (2) nights stay in a double occupancy standard room at a New York City hotel; and a $450 gift certificate for dinner for two (2) at one of New York City's fine restaurants. All travel arrangements, and choice of restaurant, and reservations for, the dinner will be made at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Estimated total value of prize package: $2500

Final actual value at time of booking and travel may be substantially more or less depending on dates of travel, point of origin and ticket availability. Some restrictions apply.

All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the winner's sole responsibility. Some restrictions may apply.

Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more.

Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

If won by a minor, prize will be awarded in parent's or guardian's name.

Prize is subject to availability. Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or preemption of any segment or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize. If it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this element, Sponsor's only obligation will be to provide the remainder, if any, of prize.

Releases:

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Judges and the contest administrator, which shall be final in all respects.

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