OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Eligibility Guidelines: Contest sponsored by Good Morning America ("GMA") and American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (“ABC”) (collectively, the "Sponsors"). Grand Prize will be provided by Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons (the "Prize Provider").
To enter the “GMA’s The World’s Most Magical Wedding Dress Contest” ("Contest"), Entrant (“Entrant”) and Nominee (“Nominee”), must be a legal United States resident residing in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia and twenty-one (21) years old or older at time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for the Sponsors, Prize Provider, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest or supplying the Grand Prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, (hereinafter collectively referred to the “Released Contest Parties”), and immediate family members and household members of such individuals, in each case, are not eligible to enter. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. A potential winner may be required to provide proof of elligbility prior to receipt of Grand Prize. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Contest Entry Period: The Contest entry period begins at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on February 9, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 9, 2022 (the "Contest Period"). Sponsors’ computer is the official clock for this Contest.
How to Enter: To enter, navigate the Internet to http://www.goodmorningamerica.com/contests and click on the link for the Contest which will take you to the Contest home page. There you will find instructions on the appropriate and acceptable file formats and sizes for submitting your entry electronically.
Entry: Submit an essay of up to two hundred (200) words in length describing why you, the Entrant or your Nominee deserves a special Walt Disney World® Resort 50th anniversary celebration inspired wedding dress (the “Essay”). Nominee must be someone who is living who you know personally (e.g., a friend, family member or co-worker) and who you have permission to nominate for this Contest. You must also include a photo (required) (the “Photo”) of yourself and your fiancé or fiancée or of the Couple if you are submitting Photo on behalf of a Nominee. Essay must be submitted in English. Only one (1) entry per person is allowed.
Essay Guidelines: Based on Sponsors’ sole judgment and discretion, Essays cannot (a) include or depict anyone eighteen (18) years of age or younger without the permission of such person’s parent or legal guardian; (b) be sexually explicit or suggestive; threatening; profane; violent; derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group or sexual orientation; pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity; (c) promote alcohol, illegal/prescription drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political or religious agenda or message; (d) be obscene, offensive, or endorse any form of hate or hate group; (e) contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind (other than the Sponsors’ and Prize Provider’s), or contain any personal identification (other than as related to the Entrant and/or Nominee), such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses; (f) contain copyrighted materials owned by others without permission; (g) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission; (h) contain advertising or commercial messages of any kind owned by anyone other than Sponsors and Prize Provider; (i) criticize Released Contest Parties or any other Entrant or Nominee; (j) contain any recruiting information of any kind; and (k) depict, and cannot itself be in, violation of any law. Essay may not promote any cause, be it religious, political, corporate, charitable or otherwise, other than the Entrant and/or Nominee themself.
By submitting an entry you warrant and represent that: (a) it is your original work, (b) it has not been previously published, (c) it has not received previous awards, (d) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (e) you have obtained permission from each and every person who appears in the Essay/Photo (including parental/legal guardian permission for any person under eighteen (18)) or whose name or likeness is used in the entry, if any, and (f) publication of the Essay/Photo via various media including Sponsors’ website(s) and social media channels will not infringe on the rights of any third parties. Entrant further represents and warrants that he/she has first-hand knowledge of the actions and conduct of the Nominee as set forth in the Essay/Photo and, to the extent that they do not have such first-hand knowledge, the Entrant has a reasonable basis for believing that such actions/conduct of Nominee are truthful and accurate. Entrants agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, Released Contest Parties from any claims to the contrary. Note: Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entry in the Contest if Sponsor views the Essay/Photo as potentially infringing or otherwise a violation or potential violation of a third party’s rights or if it deems the Essay/Photo to be lacking in taste, quality, or to be otherwise objectionable.
Sponsors may post Essay/Photo, in whole or in part, without attribution to Entrant; and Sponsors may edit, alter and make derivative works from Essay/Photo and/or add comment/content to posted Essay/Photo, all without compensation to or consent from the Entrant and/or Nominee.
Judging Procedure and Notification: Eligible entries will be judged by designated staff of Sponsors and/or Prize Provider on the basis of the following criteria: (1) compelling nature of story (50%), (2) on-air appeal (25%), and (3) feasibility (25%). Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest-related matters, including, without limitation, in case of a tie. As part of the judging process, judges may contact Entrants to request additional information in assessing potential for on-air appeal and compelling nature of the Entrant’s or Nominee’s story. The entries will be ranked based on judging criteria and the entry with the highest overall score will be declared the potential Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”). The Winner (the Entrant or Nominee, as applicable) will be notified by email, phone or on a live broadcast of “Good Morning America” on about April 10, 2022 that he or she has been selected for as a potential winner of the Grand Prize (“Grand Prize”). The potential Winner has twenty-four (24) hours to acknowledge the notification of Sponsors’ selection of his or her entry as the Winner. Upon satisfaction of all rules and conditions, the Winner may accept the Grand Prize. Grand Prize will be awarded to the Entrant or Nominee who is the subject of the winning Essay.
To claim Grand Prize: (a) Winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency; (b) Winner must sign and return required affidavits of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) Winner must also agree to complete and submit any additional releases, indemnifications and other requisite paperwork as specified at the discretion of the Sponsors, all within the time period specified by Sponsors.
In the event the Entrant and/or Nominee is deemed ineligible or fails to comply with Contest procedures, then the first runner-up will be selected as a potential Winner, time permitting, or Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Contest at their discretion.
Grand Prize: Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and Honeymoons will provide a wedding dress inspired by the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration including a fitting and alterations. The final design of the dress is at the sole discretion of Prize Provider. The fitting(s) will be scheduled to take place on a date mutually agreed upon between winner and Prize Provider and must take place no later than July 5, 2022. Fitting will take place at an Allure bridal boutique near winner’s residence, as determined at the sole discretion of Prize Provider. Winner is solely responsible for transportation to/from fitting location selected. The dress making process, including, without limitation, the fittings, may be filmed, broadcasted, streamed and/or televised by the Sponsors at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Dress will be available approximately six (6) months after the fitting. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is ten thousand five hundred dollars ($10,500).
Winner will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where allowed by law) prior to participation. Actual value of the Grand Prize awarded depends on a number of factors, including the final dress design, and therefore may be lower or higher than the ARV at the time it is fulfilled. If the actual value of the Grand Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. If any portion of the Grand Prize is not available for any reason, then Prize Provider reserves the right to substitute that portion of the Grand Prize with another Grand Prize of comparable or greater value.
Additional Terms and Conditions: The Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer the Grand Prize or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsors and Prize Provider, in their sole discretion, may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winner may not commercially sell the Grand Prize after receipt. Grand Prize may not be posted in any traditional or social media (or otherwise) along with any nudity, obscenity, illegal activity or in any way that would reflect poorly on any of the Released Contest Entites. Any confirmed winner is bound to confidentiality and certain other obligations and is NOT permitted to publicly announce their status as a winner or share the details of their experience in receiving the Grand Prize (e.g. fittings, etc.) or the final product (via social or traditional media) without the express consent of Sponsor, GMA and Prize Provider. A winner’s breach of such confidentiality will result in his/her forfeiture of the Grand Prize, and, in such case, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner.
The Winner may appear in segments on “Good Morning America”, as determined by the Sponsors. All videotaped and live production will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. Any appearance on Good Morning America is subject to availability. Sponsors are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of show or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the Grand Prize. The appearance portion of the Grand Prize has no ARV and if it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill this or any element, Sponsors’ only obligation will be to provide the remainder of Grand Prize, if any. Federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the Grand Prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner must provide a validly completed IRS Form W-9 to the Sponsors. An IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any Grand Prize valued at $600 or more, if required by law, will be issued to the Winner by the Sponsors. The final value of the Grand Prize will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors based upon elements used to fulfill the Grand Prize. ARV of Grand Prize may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations.
Releases: By participating, the Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Contest, Entrants and Nominees agree to execute in a timely manner and by any deadline set by Sponsors any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsors which may include, but is not limited to, background checks and any release forms, prior to any online or on air appearance of Entrants and Nominees participating in a videotaped or live broadcast, or use of Entrants’ and Nominee’s submissions or related materials. All submissions will become the sole property of the Sponsors, which may reprint or otherwise exploit the entries in any manner, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity.
By participating in this Contest and accepting any Grand Prize that they may win, Entrants and Nominees agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsors, Prize Provider, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from, but not limited to, any and all actions, complaints, claims, injuries, liabilities, fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees), royalties, costs, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, by whomever or wherever asserted, from (1) Entrants’ and Nominees’ participation in the Contest, (2) Sponsors’ exercise of the rights granted herein and/or (3) the acceptance, use or misuse of any Grand Prize or portion of any Grand Prize. Sponsors are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation to the Entrants and/or Nomineed, or any other affiliated party. By submitting materials hereunder, you hereby grant to the Sponsors, Prize Provider and each of their respective successors, representatives and assignees the exclusive right to use and distribute your submission, as well as your likeness, picture, voice, name and biographical material (all such materials are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Materials”) in any and all manner, methods, formats and media now known or hereafter created, including without limitation, all forms of television, radio, internet, cable, satellite, wireless applications, home video products and devices, etc., in connection with the Contest, GMA, ABC’s programming, Prize Provider and in all advertising and promotion for the foregoing, throughout the universe, in perpetuity.
Entrants and Nominees acknowledge that any entry materials may be included and/or discussed in a broadcast, that such discussion may include statements or opinions by the broadcast talent or others about the Entrants’ and Nominees’ and/or the materials, and that those statements and opinions may be considered surprising, humiliating, embarrassing, derogatory, defamatory or otherwise offensive or injurious to them, Sponsors’ employees, their studio or at-home audience and/or other third parties. Entrants and Nominees release the Released Parties from any actions, claims, injury, loss or damage allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by any such statements or opinions made during a broadcast.
Sponsors are 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. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Contest. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any Entrant/Nominee/Winner, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e-mail account, as long as such person is otherwise eligible in accordance with these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Miscellaneous; Winner Posting: Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the Contest as originally planned.
Official rules will be posted on http://www.goodmorningamerica.com. For a winner's list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “GMA’s The World’s Most Magical Wedding Dress Contest” c/o ABC News, 47 West 66th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York, 10023, by May 2, 2022.