Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast In Bed Contest Official Rules

Emerils Breakfast in Bed Contest

Does your mom deserve breakfast in bed prepared by Chef Emeril Lagasse? Read the official rules and then click here to enter Good Morning America's "Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed" Contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

Eligibility Guidelines:

Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. The mom you are nominating must be available to be surprised by Emeril's preparing her breakfast in bed on Good Morning America on or about May 10, 2013.

Contest sponsored by Good Morning America and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("Sponsors").

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Good Morning America ("GMA"), American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. ("ABC"), any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

Contest Entry Period: Good Morning America's "Emeril's Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed" Contest (the "Contest") entry period begins 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, 02/18/13 and ends at 3:00 p.m. ET on Friday, 04/05/13 (the "Contest Period"). Sponsors' computer is the official clock for this Contest.

How to Enter:

Tell us why your mom is your hero. Has she overcome obstacles in her life? Are there people she has helped? What makes your mom special? Submit an essay, not to exceed 100 words in length, explaining why the mom you are nominating ("Nominee") deserves to receive "Emeril's Breakfast in Bed," which consists of a visit and breakfast prepared by Chef Lagasse in the winner's hometown plus other prizes described in the Prize section of the rules. Entrant must also submit a photo of the mom he or she is nominating; entrants also have the option of submitting a photo of themselves. Entrants must have full rights to use any photos submitted; photos may not be the protected works of another party; entries submitted with inappropriate or offensive photos will be immediately disqualified. One entry per person's e-mail or U.S. Postal address; no additional entries will be permitted.

You may enter either by U.S. Mail, or by email.

If you are entering by U.S. Mail, send your entry with the essay, photo of the mother you are nominating, your name, address, telephone number(s), address of the mother you are nominating, to:

Emeril's Breakfast in Bed Contest

Ansonia Station

P.O. Box 234105

New York, NY 10023

Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2013, and received by Friday, April 12, 2013.

OR

If you are entering online, you must be a registered member of ABCNews.com to enter or you must become a member. Registration is free and only required once. Enter as follows: a) If you are an existing ABCNews.com member, simply sign in on the contest page with your current member name and password; or b) If you are not an ABCNews.com member, you can register by clicking on the link located on the contest page. You will be asked to provide your first and last name, mailing address with zip code/postal code, phone number, e-mail address, gender, birthday, country, and to select a username and password.

During the Entry Period you may enter by going to www.goodmorningamerica.com and completing and submitting an online entry form. There you will find instructions on the appropriate and acceptable file formats and sizes for submitting your entry electronically. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.

You may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming ABC or other partners' promotions. Consenting to receive promotional or reminder e-mails is optional, does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Contest and does not improve your chances of winning. In the event you do consent to receive these e-mails, the use of such e-mails shall be subject to the privacy policy of ABC.com or the designated promotional partner, depending upon which promotions you consent to receive, and you may opt out of receiving these e-mails at any time. (For ABC.com's complete privacy policy, direct your Internet browser to http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/pp.html. For Thomas' privacy policy, direct your internet browser to http://thomasbread.com/Privacy.aspx.)

Judging Procedure, Notification and Finalists Judging: Eligible entries will be judged on the basis of potential for on-air appeal, compelling nature of story and overall readability of essay. Decisions of the judges are final as to all contest-related matters.

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