4. JUDGING PHASE. Immediately following the Entry Period, the Judging Phase will take place. A panel of three (3) Boston.com staff will judge all eligible Entries received and score each Entry on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest). Judging will be based on the following criteria: Creativity (34%), Quality of expression in the photograph or video and writing sample (33%), and Originality of idea expressed (33%). The ten (10) Entries with the highest total score will be included in the grand prize drawing. In case of a tie, the Entry involved in the tie with the highest score in Creativity will move on to the drawing. Of the ten entries, one entry will be selected at random to be the grand prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries.
5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified by email and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor and/or Prize Supplier, which must be returned within two (2) days of date appearing on prize notification. Failure to respond to email notification within twenty four hours will be grounds for Sponsor’s disqualification of potential winner. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
7. PRIZE: One (1) winner will receive a one night stay at Revere Hotel Boston Common, access to Emerald Lounge and a $250.00 gift card to Lux Bond & Green. Total ARV of Package: $700.00.
Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. You may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. You are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Hotel stay must be booked and coordinated with Revere Hotel and is subject to availability and blackout dates.
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Prize Providers, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), injuries, liability (including settlements), losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including any travel/activity related thereto) and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. Continued...