Important Award information 

The Kennedy Center will select two submissions that it thinks best represent the spirit and ideals of the WGON project to display at the Kennedy Center on the day of the concerts, May 3 and 4, 2012. The chances of being selected are based on the overall quality of submissions and how well a given submission relates to the messages in Marvin Gaye’s work.

To be considered for the trip to Washington to attend the concert on May 3, you must submit your entry no later than April 1, 2012.

The creators of these two submissions will be invited, with a guest (a parent or guardian if the creator is under 18), to attend the concert on May 3, 2012. The Kennedy Center will provide transportation between recipients’ home airport and Washington, D.C., hotel accommodations in D.C., plus a stipend of $300 for expenses. The Kennedy Center will not be responsible for ground transportation, meals or other incidentals not covered by the expense stipend. The total value of the award is approximately $1,300 (depending on travel costs).

The Kennedy Center will contact recipients on or about April 3, 2012 through the account information provided at the time the works were submitted. The recipients and their guests (or their parents or guardians if either recipients or guests are under 18) will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability and publicity within 10 calendar days of notification.

Acceptance of an award constitutes a grant of permission to the Kennedy Center and its advertising agencies the right to use and publish the award winner’s name, city, state, likeness, voice, opinions, and biographical information in any and all media for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without compensation. 

If for some reason any award recipient does not respond within 10 days or otherwise is unable to attend, or in the event of non-compliance with any of these Award Rules, the award will be forfeited, and an alternate recipient may be selected from the remaining eligible submissions based on the above stated criteria.

Employees of the Kennedy Center, its vendors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliate organizations and companies, as well as their respective advertising and promotion agencies and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and/or persons living in the same households as such persons are not eligible to receive an award. 

Award recipients assume all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by their participation and/or the acceptance of the reward and release the Kennedy Center, its officers, trustees and employees, subsidiaries and affiliates ("Released Parties") as well as its media partners, advertising and promotion agencies from any such liability, even if caused by their negligence. Released Parties are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any technical issues or malfunctions, any delays in communicating information or any errors in any materials related to the awards, or any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Kennedy Center that may cause the award process to be disrupted or corrupted; or any injuries, losses, or damages, of any kind caused by an award or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of an award, or from participation in the WGON program.

All participants agree and accept, fully and unconditionally, to be bound by these complete Award Rules and the decisions of the Kennedy Center, which shall be final. The Kennedy Center has the right to modify these rules in its sole discretion for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the award or the WGON program. 

The Kennedy Center reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter or revise any and all elements of the award, including, but not limited to the substance of the award, or to cancel or suspend the award for any cause beyond the control of the Kennedy Center, which, in its sole opinion, corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the award or due to unforeseen circumstances, beyond its control, i.e., emergency programming interruptions or discontinued services. In the event of cancellation, the Kennedy Center has no obligation to offer any alternative award or option. 

Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this award.  Kennedy Center reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the award any person it believes has violated these rules or acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, the Kennedy Center, or its agents or representatives, or in any other disruptive manner. 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Award Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and the Kennedy Center in connection with the award, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws applicable to the Kennedy Center. The Kennedy Center's decisions as to all matters related to the administration of the award and selection of the recipients are final. 

The failure of the Kennedy Center to comply with any provision of these Award Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Award Rules.



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