Self Made Podcast Edition is a democratic audio competition driven by superfans of this burgeoning medium. PodcastOne, the nation's largest advertiser-supported podcast company, provided a $100K contract to the next BIG podcaster. The winner was selected by total plays from fans and a panel of qualified judges that decided which finalist took home the grand prize!
PodcastOne's Self Made Podcast Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
PodcastOne's Self Made Contest ("Promotion") begins at 12:01:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on August 3, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 30, 2021("Promotion Period"). The Promotion contains a contest of skill ("Contest"). The computer clock of Sponsor is the official time-keeping device in the Promotion.
This promotion uses LaunchpadOne as a means of entry. All questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed to Administrator at the address listed below and not to any of the social media platforms that may be used to help promote the Content.
1. ELIGIBILITY: (add signed consent from parent for participation)
The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age (residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be at least 19 and residents of Mississippi must be at least 21) at the time of Promotion registration. Employees, officers and directors of PC1 (the "Sponsor"), their immediate families (parent, child, sibling (and their respective spouses) & spouse, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. By participating in the Promotion, you release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, from any and all damages whether direct or indirect, which may be due to or arise out of participation in the Promotion or any portion thereof, or the acceptance, use/misuse or possession of any prize. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
The Promotion will consist of various phases, as detailed below:
3. HOW TO ENTER THE PROMOTION:
To participate, Podcasters sign up at https://selfmade.launchpadone.com/ with original or ingested content. Podcasters create an account by submitting first and last name and email address. New, original programming will require a show logo, title, description and audio content, uploaded through the Self Made portal. Previously produced or existing content can be ingested via RSS feed automatically after creating an account. After user submission is approved by the Sponsor, based on compliance with the "Requirements of Entries" listed below, you will receive one (1) entry into the Contest, and the entry will appear in the public gallery.
Limit of one (1) Contest Entry total per person throughout the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry.
By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant permission for your Entry to be posted on www.launchpadone.com, selfmade.launchpadone.com, or other websites used by PC1 to promote the Contest, as well as within PC1 and affiliated apps. You agree that Promotion Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Promotion Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. You agree that you will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks (other than for entry into this Promotion), without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that the work submitted is original to you (this included the song itself as well as the specific video) and that neither it nor its contents infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party, and that you have no legal or contractual obligation to a third party related to podcasts, creation of podcasts, or distribution of podcasts. If your Entry includes likenesses of third parties or contains any elements not owned by you (such as, but not limited to, company logos) you must be able to provide legal releases for each such use in a form satisfactory to Sponsor or your Entry will be disqualified. Entries may not defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights.
REQUIREMENTS OF CONTEST ENTRIES:
Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that your Entry is original to you, that the Entry has not been previously published, has not won previous awards and that neither it nor its contents infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party, including any copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property. By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that you consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein, and that such use does not violate any legal or contractual right of any third party.
By submitting an Entry, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may receive other Entries under this Promotion that may be similar or identical to the Entry submitted by you, and you waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, in connection with any other Entry reviewed and/or used by Sponsor that may be identical or similar to your Entry and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of Sponsor's use of such other similar or identical material.
4. PARTICIPANT JUDGING TO DETERMINE FINALISTS:
Begins at or about 12:00:00 AM ET on September 3, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 11, 2021. The judging panel, selected by the Sponsor, will select finalists based on the judging panel's determination of the following criteria: number of IAB downloads of episodes, talent, oration skills, showmanship, and originality. It is acknowledged by all participants that such criteria are, by nature, judged subjectively.
The five (5) Entries as determined by the judging panel will be deemed the finalists (the "Finalists") who will move on to the next round of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to choose fewer Entrants than the stated number of positions, in its sole discretion, if it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Entries that do not contain all required entry information or are considered inappropriate for any reason are not eligible.
5. FINALIST NOTIFICATION:
Potential finalists will receive notification from PodcastOne through the email account through which they entered within one (1) day of the finalist selection or as soon thereafter as reasonably practicable. Potential finalists must accept their selection as Finalists within one (1) day of receiving notification. The potential finalists will also be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release. All forms must be completed and signed, and returned to Administrator via email within one (1) day of date of issuance, and via mail within three (3) days of date of issuance. Potential finalists may be required to submit to and pass a background check. If a finalist is a minor in his/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian of the finalist will be required to submit to and pass a background check. The potential finalist then and only then becomes the "finalist". If such potential finalist cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, if a potential finalist is ineligible, if any notification is returned undeliverable, or if a potential finalist otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, or simply chooses not to go forward for any reason, he/she will forfeit the opportunity and an alternate may be chosen at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
6. FINALIST JUDGING:
Begins at or about 9:00:00 AM ET on September 20, 2021] and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 27, 2021. After having the chance to be interviewed and interview a PodcastOne professional host, Finalists will create and post one final episode of their Podcasts on selfmade.launchpadone.com. There will be a landing page for consumers to view all Finalists and the content they create.
The judging panel, selected by the Sponsor, will score each Finalist's Final Episode up to the maximum amount of points allowed. Judging will be based on the following the judging panel's determination of the following criteria: number of IAB downloads of episodes, talent, oration skills, showmanship, and originality. As with the Finalist selection, it is acknowledged by all participants that such criteria are, by nature, judged subjectively.
Sponsor reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. If such potential grand prize winner fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, or simply chooses not to go accept the prize for any reason, he/she/they will forfeit the opportunity and an alternate may be chosen at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
8. PRIZES/PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:
FINALIST PRIZES (1): One (1) Contest Winner prize will be awarded, a PodcastOne Podcast Distritbution Contract worth approximately $100,000, which may include a nominal cash component of up to $5000, in-network promotional spend over the first year, full production assistance, a One (1) year Pro membership to Headliner.app, a (1) year license to Hindenburg Audio editing, and any additional merchandise from sponsors. The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of winner's prize is $100,000 USD. Actual value may vary.
9. PRIZE LIMITATIONS:
Limit of one (1) Contest prize per person/per household. If it is discovered during prize verification you have entered, attempted to enter, or used multiple accounts to enter more than the stated limit, you will be disqualified at the discretion of the Administrator. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means, or which subvert the entry process, are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
10. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES:
11. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Prizes will only be awarded by Sponsor upon potential finalists' verification of eligibility and final approval by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to perform a detailed background check on the potential semi-finalists and guest(s) and by entering the Promotion, you hereby authorize Sponsor to perform the same in the event that you are selected as a potential semi-finalist. Sponsor is not responsible if the Grand Prize experience is not fulfilled due to issues or decisions beyond Sponsor's control. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. If any finalist or finalist is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prizes will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on semi-finalists set forth herein.
Each semi-finalist hereby expressly grants to the Sponsor and its designees all rights to use and publish his/her name, likeness (photographic or simulated), voice, and province of residence for all purposes, including without limitation, advertising, marketing, promotional and publicity purposes in connection with this Promotion ("Advertising"), in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without any form of notice or any amount or kind of compensation or permission, except where prohibited by applicable law. All copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights in such Advertising shall be owned by the PC1 and/or its licensors, and each participant hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under the control of the PC1 and/or its licensors, and each finalist hereby waives any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of such winning recipient's name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law. The Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for any disruption in the Promotion, including but not limited to the failure or interruption of any internet service provider. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures and other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control. In no event will finalists or winner be entitled to more prizes than those listed in Paragraph #8 of these Official Rules. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. All decisions as to these Official Rules and interpretations thereof are exclusively within the sole discretion of the Sponsor and may be changed from time to time without notice. The Sponsor reserve the right to cancel or modify the Promotion at any time without notice. A potential semi-finalist may be requested to provide Administrator with proof that the potential semi-finalist is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with their Entry. If, in Administrator's sole determination, a dispute cannot be resolved, the Entry will be deemed ineligible. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.
By participating in this Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Parties, which shall be final, binding and non-appealable in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. The Promotion Parties reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the participation process or the operation of the Promotion, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Promotion Parties to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person and void all associated Entries and/or registrations. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER, YOU OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE PROMOTION PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
14. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
The Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) lost, late, stolen, undelivered, inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misdirected, damaged or garbled registrations, Entries, URLs, or emails; (b) any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (c) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of Entries or registrations at any point in the operation of this Promotion; (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, cable, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Promotion; (e) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or the Web Site or any combination thereof or for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, social networking posts, or registrations, the announcement of the prizes, or in any other Promotion-related materials; or (f) any injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Promotion, including, but not limited to, any injury or medical condition sustained as a result of participating in any challenge(s). If, for any reason, the Promotion (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include, without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, then the Promotion Parties reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion in whole or in part. If terminated, the Promotion Parties will award the prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received for the Promotion up to the time of such action.
All participants, as a condition of participation in this Promotion, agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor from and against any and all liability, claims, damages, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with (i) participation in any aspect of the Promotion, including any injury or medical condition sustained as a result of participating in any challenge(s), (ii) the receipt, ownership or use of the prize awarded, including any travel associated with any prize, (iii) participant's registration material on any related website, or (iv) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules.
16. CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION:
Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, finalists or winners, Sponsor, and Administrator in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of the State of California. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction you may otherwise have.
18. TAX INFORMATION:
All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prizes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the applicable finalist. A 1099 tax form (preceded by a W9 Form), if required, will be issued to the Contest finalists.
19. WINNERS LIST:
To receive the list of winners of prizes, send a #10 self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by April 30, 2021 to: PodcastOne Self Made Contest Winners List Request, c/o Foley Schechter, 1359 Broadway #2001, New York, NY 10018. Names of winners may also be listed on the Website.
SPONSOR: PodcastOne ("PC1"), 335 N. Maple, Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210