Eligibility In order to be eligible Nominees for the CNN Heroes Awards program (the "Awards Program") must be living and eighteen (18) years old or older as of May 1, 2007, except in the Young Wonder category in which nominees must be under the age of eighteen (18) as of May 1, 2007 ("Eligible Nominees"). People submitting nominations ("Nominator(s)") must be at least thirteen (13) years of age as of May 1, 2007. The Awards Program is open to Eligible Nominees worldwide except for those residing in a country listed in the Voided Countries list below. The Program is void in those countries where the Program, its mechanisms, its Terms and Conditions and/or its Awards or any part(s) of them are prohibited by any applicable law, regulation, guideline or ordinance. Employees and immediate family members of Cable News Network, Inc. ("CNN"), Johnson & Johnson, Coors Brewing Company, Citi (Citigroup, Inc.), American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Zurich Financial Services (together with CNN the "Sponsors"), and their parents, sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies (the "Awards Program Entities") are not eligible to participate in the program or submit nominations.
Nominations To submit your nomination for the Awards Program log on to www.cnn.com/heroes and fill out the submission form providing all required contact information for you and your nominee. Nominations may be submitted beginning May 1, 2007 and must be received no later than September 30, 2007. Nominations must be submitted in either English or Spanish only. To be considered, some portion of nominees' activities must have taken place between October 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007 or be ongoing. Nominations may only be submitted in the name of a single person, group nominations are not acceptable. False or deceptive nominations or acts may render a nominee ineligible. All nominations become the property of CNN and will not be returned. CNN reserves the right to edit the nomination as it sees fit for use in publication or promotion. By submitting a nomination you agree to grant Sponsors the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use your name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Awards Program and/or the Sponsors in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity.
Privacy Nominees may be contacted to provide additional information and have their information verified. CNN reserves the right to request and require additional information from nominees in order to have their nomination considered.
Judging Submissions will be judged by CNN and its panel of chosen judges ("Judges") from among all eligible nominations received. If more than one nomination is received for a particular nominee, CNN, in its sole discretion may consider any of the nominations for that individual in its judging.
• The Judges will select three (3) finalists in each category (the "Finalists").
• An independent panel of Blue Ribbon judges will make the final determination of selecting one (1) winner in each category (the "Winners").
The decisions of the Judges will be final and binding. The Winners must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and return of all necessary releases or such Winner will be disqualified. Whether a nominator is identified and which nominator is identified, if there are multiple nominations for one individual, is in the sole discretion of CNN.
Notification and Publication Some nominees may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. At the sole discretion of CNN, some Winners may be asked to attend the Awards Ceremony in New York. If asked to attend the Awards Ceremony, Winner will be responsible for obtaining all proper documentation (e.g., Visa, Passport) prior to travel. Whether or not compensation will be provided for any portion of such travel will be in CNN's sole discretion. It is not necessary for a Winner to be present at the Awards Ceremony. All Winners, present or not, will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
Finalists and any nominee to be featured online or on-air may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in this Awards Program including, but not limited to, liability releases, tax acknowledgment forms and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Finalist Documents will grant Sponsors the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, voices, likenesses, and any of the material provided by them or about them without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the services of the Sponsors, all matters related to the Awards Program and the Awards Ceremony in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. Notification and/or the featuring of a nominee in no way conveys that a particular nominee has or will be selected as a Winner. If at any point a nominee becomes ineligible, chooses not to participate in the Awards Program or is disqualified for any reason, CNN reserves the right to select an alternate nominee.
• 18 Finalists (3 Finalists per category): Each Finalist will receive Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00)
• 6 Winners (1 per category): Each Winner will receive Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000)
Winners are responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of an award not specified herein as being awarded.
General If, for any reason, the Awards Program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Awards Program, CNN reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Awards Program. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. Sponsors are not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE AWARDS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sponsors are not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Awards Program. The Awards Program Entities are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Awards Program and/or acceptance and use of any awards won.
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