Recipe Contest Rules
SITKA SALMON SHARES OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the "Sitka Salmon Recipe Contest" (the “Contest”), you must, at the time of entering, be a Sitka Salmon Shares member. To become a Sitka Salmon Shares member, please visit www.sitkasalmonshares.com. This Contest is VOID where otherwise prohibited by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sitka Salmon, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and its respective parents, subsidiaries, licensees, agencies and affiliates and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and their spouses and in-laws) and persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible.
HOW TO ENTER: Contest starts October 3, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. CST and ends October 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CDT (the "Contest Entry Period"). A day is 12:00 a.m. CST to 11:59 p.m. CST, except for the first day of the promotion, which is 8:00 a.m. CST to 11:59 p.m. CST.
To enter the Contest, visit www.sitkasalmonshares.com and complete the entry form. Entries must include the recipe author’s name, email address, the recipe name, the recipe itself (including a full list of ingredients and instructions), a photo of the finished dish, and a story of how the recipe came together. Limit one (1) entry per person/email/household. Each individual entrant will be counted once for one entry, regardless of how many forms they submit. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person who submits incomplete or multiple entries. Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties will be disqualified.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: From all entries received during the Contest Entry Period, Sponsor will select five finalists to receive the Finalist Prize (described below) on or around the third week of October 2022. Sponsor will select one winner to receive the Grand Prize (as described below) on or around the second week of November 2022. Members of the Sponsor’s private Facebook group, Sitkasalmonsharesians, will be offered an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Prize winner from the list of five finalists on or around the first week of November 2022.
Winners of the Finalist Prize and the Grand Prize will be determined using the following judging criteria:
- How well seafood is highlighted (30%)
- How innovative the dish is (25%)
- Taste (25%)
- Elegant simplicity / whether it is worth the effort (10%)
- Appearance (10%)
The Sponsor's decisions are based on its sole discretion and interpretation of these official rules, and are final and binding in all respects. The selected winner will be notified by e-mail, mail or telephone as provided by the entrant on the entry form.
If a selected winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s prize notification or the winner is unable to use or is otherwise ineligible to receive the Grand Prize, that winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZES: One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible entries for the Grand Prize. One (1) eligible entrant will win the Grand Prize of a free 12-month Premium Seafood Subscription, Seafood Subscription or Salmon Subscription plus an engraved skillet from Smithey Ironware. Five (5) eligible entrants will win the Finalist Prizes. One (1) of the Finalists will win the People’s Choice Prize.
The Grand Prize consists of a fully paid Premium Seafood Subscription, Seafood Subscription or Salmon Subscription for a period of twelve (12) months. The ARV of the subscription package is $1,908 for the Premium Seafood Subscription, $1,668 for the Seafood Subscription, or $1,548 for the Salmon Subscription. The ARV of the skillet from Smithey Ironware is $240.
The Finalist Prizes consist of a fully paid box of seafood with an ARV of $150. The People’s Choice Prize consists of a knife from Schmidt Brothers with an ARV of $69.
The prizes cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash by the winner; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make equivalent prize substitutions at its sole. No refunds or compensation will be offered to the winner in the event of cancellation of a confirmed subscription by the winner, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Any and all fees and costs and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and expenses related to acceptance and use of the Grand Prize not specifically stated herein are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. All Grand Prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor is required by law to report the Grand Prize where required.
CONDITIONS: Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W-9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within five (5) days of notification. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
Entrants of the Contest acknowledge and understand that the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any travel agent or third party that provides products or services to Sponsor.
All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Contest will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Winning entries and Grand Prize are not transferable; no prize substitutions are allowed except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. The Grand Prize or any portion of the Grand Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. The Sponsor, its affiliates and agencies are responsible for Grand Prize delivery only. SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE GRAND PRIZE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE GRAND PRIZE.
WAIVER: Sponsor and Contest Entities are not responsible for any technical, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other error of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or delivery of the Grand Prize. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant or entry that is in violation of the Official Rules or to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest, and disqualify any implicated entrant(s), (and their entries) if any fraud, actions by entrants, technical or other error or problem of any kind, or any other occurrence corrupts or affects the administration, integrity, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award the Grand Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the event or action warranting such cancellation or to take any other action it deems equitable to fairly award any prize.
NO LIABILITY: By entering, entrants and the winners agree to comply with all Official Rules as stated and agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the winner, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.
PUBLICITY GRANT: Except where prohibited by law, winner grants to Sponsor and the Contest Entities, Sponsor's parent company and any subsidiary thereof, and Sponsor's affiliates, retailers, distributors, advertising and Contest agencies, suppliers, and those acting pursuant to its authority, the right and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, the winner's entry information, including the recipe and photo submitted along with the entry, name, image, picture, city/town of residence, voice, likeness, opinions and biographical information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name on television or radio broadcast) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification.
GOVERNING LAW: ARBITRATION: The Contest is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in Chicago, Illinois; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
WINNER INFORMATION/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To receive prize winner information or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#l0) envelope by November 30, 2022 to: Sitka Salmon, LLC3241 Garver Green, Suite 160, Madison, WI 53704. Please specify "Rules" or "Winner Information."