2018 HRMC Baby U Cutest Baby Contest Guidelines

ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must be a current resident of Beadle, Clark, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Sanborn or Spink County, AND under the age of one year as of March 1, 2018 (therefore, he/she must have been born between March 2, 2017, and March 30, 2018).

HOW AND WHEN TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Between March 7, 2018, and March 30, 2018, visit HRMC’s Facebook page to complete the entry form and upload a recent snapshot photo of your baby. Photos taken in a professional environment will not be accepted. Photos must be a snapshot and have been taken by you or another amateur photographer and cannot be taken in a portrait studio or be the product of a professional photographer (e.g., Wal-Mart, Sears, JCPenney, Kmart, a portrait studio or any person whose paid profession is photography), even if consent to reproduce the photo has been obtained. Newborns portrayed in the images must be clothed (e.g., wearing a minimum of a full coverage diaper). Any submission not meeting these requirements will be immediately disqualified.

To enter online:
You can enter online via the Facebook contest page. A Facebook account is required to enter online.

To enter by mail, include:

  • Baby’s photograph,
  • Submitter’s name, phone number and email address,
  • Baby’s name (middle name optional), date of birth and current zip code,
  • Parent(s) first and last name(s) and
  • In 20 words or less, “Why do you think your baby is the cutest?”

Mail to:
HRMC Baby U Cutest Baby Contest
172 Fourth Street SE
Huron, SD 57350

One entry per baby and only one baby per entry (e.g., twins must be entered separately) will be considered for participation. Entries must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on March 30, 2018, or postmarked by March 30, 2018, to be eligible. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. All entries become the property of HRMC and may be used in any manner, in any media, worldwide in perpetuity.

HRMC can provide no technical support and accepts no responsibility for ensuring the receipt of your online submission. If you experience any difficulties trying to submit your entry via Facebook, we recommend that you send your entry via U.S. mail to the above address but must be postmarked by March 30, 2018.

HRMC is not responsible for mail that is lost, stolen, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, altered, tampered with or postage-due. HRMC is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software.

HOW AND WHEN WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AND NOTIFIED
People’s choice voting will open at 12:00 pm CST on April 2, 2018. Voters must live in the continental United States to be eligible to vote. Each voter can vote once every 24 hours for their choice of “Cutest Baby.” No fraudulent accounts or paid votes will be accepted, and if suspected, may result in disqualification of the entry from HRMC’s Cutest Baby Contest. Voting will close at 8:00 p.m. CST on April 30, 2018. The top two entries with the most votes will win grand prize and runner-up. In the event of a tie, a random drawing of the tying entries will determine the winner. Winners will be notified via phone prior to a public announcement. If winners are not reachable between contest voting close and May 4, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. CST, the entry with the next highest votes will be awarded.

PRIZE(S)
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 certificate for a photo session at one of several photography studios in Huron, a gift basket with the latest baby gear (valued at $100), a commemorative onesie and blanket, and a chance to star in an HRMC television commercial. One (1) Runner-up Winner will receive a gift basket with the latest baby gear (valued at $50). Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes.

To claim prize: (a) winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency and (b) winner must sign and return the Publicity/Liability Release and Indemnification form.

RELEASES
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of HRMC, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release HRMC 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 or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize HRMC to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation unless prohibited by law. HRMC is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at HRMC’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

By submitting entry materials, entrants certify that such materials are original and created by entrant, that entrants have the necessary rights, permission and authority to submit such materials, and, if applicable, that entrants maintain a valid copyright of the materials.