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THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM Choose Your Escape “Video Pick” Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM Choose Your Escape Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age and older. The sweepstakes begins at 1 p.m. CST on November 8, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on December 12, 2013.

HOW TO ENTER:
Visit www.arkansas.com/escape between 1 p.m. CST on November 8, 2013, and 11:59 p.m. CST on December 12, 2013. Each entrant must: 1. Select a video on the webpage that best illustrates their “Ideal Arkansas Escape.” 2. Provide their name and email address. The contest winners will be determined by a random drawing from a pool of those who have chosen a video and filled out the application. Those who share their selection via social media outlets will have their name entered multiple times (once per social media outlet share). The first-place winner will be drawn first, followed by the second-place winner.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address. Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. Sponsor (THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM) is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by participants; lost entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic; technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to participants’ systems. Incomplete entries will be voided. All entries become the property of THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM. Winners will be randomly selected among entries deemed complete by THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM on or after December 12, 2013, but no later than December 16, 2013.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to void any entry that appears to have been made by a person not meeting the eligibility requirements set forth above, or to be an automated or duplicate entry, and has the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has violated these Rules and Procedures. If, for any reason, the sweepstakes is not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other cause which is likely to or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness or integrity, then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw the transmission of any entry and/or to terminate or suspend the sweepstakes at any point and declare a Winner based upon the Eligible Entries up to that point. In the event of technical difficulties with the entries, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, Sponsor reserves the right to review the entries for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation, voiding the entries made during the time period in which such technical difficulties occurred. Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, any other entity involved in the development or administration of the sweepstakes, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any computer, network, technical, electronic, human or other errors or problems of any kind, for any injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the sweepstakes, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost or late. By participating, each individual agrees to release and hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY:
Open to all legal residents of the U.S. who are 21 years or older at time of entry, except employees of THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM, their advertising and promotion agencies, prize providers and their immediate family members and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address. Entries must be submitted by the registered subscriber of the email account provided when the entry is made. Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. Sponsor (THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM) is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by participants; lost entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic; technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to participants’ systems. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. No entry fee, payment or proof of purchase necessary to enter sweepstakes. Void where restricted or otherwise prohibited by law.
Odds of Winning are determinate on the number of Eligible Entries that are received.

PRIZES:
ONE (1) winner will receive one “Autumn Escape” prepaid Visa card courtesy of THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM valued at $1,500. In addition, staff of the DEPARTMENT and/or its designated representative agency will provide assistance in the planning and trip arrangements for the winner. In addition, ONE (1) “second place” winner will receive a prepaid Visa card courtesy of THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM valued at $500.

No transfers, cash awards or prize substitutions are permitted, except by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prize winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Potential prize winners may be notified by email and will be directed to a prize claim form to complete and submit the online prize redemption form. Redemption form must be completed upon request or prize may be forfeited as determined by Sponsor. Incomplete redemption form submissions will not be processed. The prepaid Visa card must be claimed upon arrival in Arkansas. Failure to timely claim a prize will result in prize forfeiture. Prizes must be fulfilled within six months of the winner’s verification (trip must be scheduled and taken within a six-moth period of December 2013 to May 2014). All prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

If any potential winner is ineligible, if prize is returned as undeliverable, or if potential prize winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, they will forfeit the prize. Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

PLEASE NOTE: Winner will be solely responsible for all local, state or federal taxes, including United States federal income taxes based on the suggested selling price as calculated by the prize sponsor of the trip on the date of the award. Winner will be solely responsible for travel to and from their Choose Your Escape trip location.

Any attempt by you or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service, mobile service or website, tamper with the voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Participants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winners, by accepting prizes, consent to the use of their names, cities and states of residence and photographs (including social media profile pictures, if applicable) for advertising, promotional and other purposes by Sponsor and its designees, in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide without limitation and without additional compensation, notification, or permission, unless prohibited by law. All participants agree, as a condition of participation in this Promotion, that Released Parties are not liable for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly in connection with accessing the Promotion, participation in any aspect of this Promotion, or the acceptance, possession and use of any prize awarded.

WINNER NAMES:
Winner’s Name: To obtain a winner’s name, visit www.arkansas.com/Escape or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after December 16, 2013, to: THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND TOURISM “Choose Your Escape: Autumn Escape” Sweepstakes, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.