By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Contest, Entrants and authorized representatives of the Organizations agree to execute in a timely manner and by any deadline set by Sponsors any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsors which may include, but is not limited to, a background check, verification of the Organization as being a tax-exempt organization within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any release forms, prior to any on-line or on air appearance of Entrant and winning Organization participating in the videotaped or live broadcast, or use of Entrant's submission or related materials.
All submissions will become the sole property of ABC, which may reprint or otherwise exploit the entries in any manner, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity. Entrants may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification within seven days of notification of winning. By participating in this contest and by the Organization's acceptance of any prize that it may win, Entrants and their Organizations agree to release American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize or portion of any prize.
Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials as well as the name, city and state and information on their nominated Organizations, in programming or promotional material in any and all media currently in existence or hereafter created, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsors are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors' sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.
Entrants acknowledge that any entry materials may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the entrants, the entrants' appearances and/or the materials, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory or otherwise offensive or injurious to them, Sponsors' employees, their studio or at-home audience and/or other third parties. Entrants release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any such statements or opinions made during a broadcast.