GMA Challenge: 'Story of My Life'

"GMA" PROFILES, MANUSCRIPTS & GRAND PRIZE VOTING: Each of the authors of the top three entries ("Finalists") must be willing to work with professional writers, Simon & Schuster, Inc., and producers of ABC News programs, "Good Morning America" and "20/20" from approximately January, 2005 through May, 2005 as each of these life stories is turned into a manuscript and "Good Morning America" and "20/20" produce videotaped profiles of the three finalists for broadcast on their respective programs. The Finalists must also be available to appear, at producers' discretion, on live broadcasts of "Good Morning America" in March and April, 2005. After the videotaped profiles of the three Finalists are broadcast on "Good Morning America", on or about April 1, 2005, viewers will be invited to log onto to vote, based on the same judging criteria listed above, for the one life story they feel most deserves to be published as a book. Viewers may vote as many times as they wish but must cast their votes before 11:59 pm on or about April 8, 2005. The dates for voting are subject to change due to possible pre-emption or other reasons. In the event dates of voting should change Good morning America will announce and post on-line as necessary. The Finalist who receives the greatest number of votes will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner. On or about 04/22/05, "Good Morning America" will announce which of the Finalists has received the most votes (i.e. the Winner). On or about 04/22/05, "20/20" will also air a videotaped profile of the Winner and possibly other Finalists. In the event of a tie the Finalist with the highest average combined score of both on-line and appointed judges' scores will be deemed the winner. In the event any Finalist is disqualified, the highest vote-getter of the remaining Finalists will be selected as the Winner. ABC, in its sole discretion, may or may not air any profiles on either "GMA" or "20/20". In the event of any preemption which may cause voting to be delayed beyond April 8, 2005, Good Morning America will announce the Winner live on-air no less than 14 days and not more than 21 days after voting concludes. In the event ABC preempts the scheduled live announcement of the Winner, ABC will announce the Winner on the scheduled announcement date on its website and agrees to air the Winner announcement on its telecast as soon as reasonably possible after the website announcement. In the event Sponsors, prior to March 15, 2005, in their sole discretion, choose not to publish a book as a result of this contest, the entire remainder of the contest will be relegated to the "GMA" website only: the final three entries will appear on the website, website users will have the opportunity to vote on-line for the Winner and there may not be any further on-air mention of the Promotion, its Finalists or its Winner.

GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000. 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. You should consult a tax professional for a full explanation of any potential tax implications. Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prize or to obtain any other substitution, but Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute prizes of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability or for any reason.

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