Best In Show - Home Edition
A Virtual Contest Celebrating Our Four-Legged Friends
While there may not be a Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden this year, we still want to celebrate our love for dogs and this event by inviting you to participate in our Best in Show – Home Edition contest.
Submit your favorite picture of your pup, along with his/her name and a fun fact in the form below. Our judges will review all of the entries, and the three entries with the highest scores will be featured on Madison Square Garden’s social channels and our prominent marquee sign on 7th Avenue and 32nd Street. The contest opens on February 8, 2021 at 1pm ET and will run until February 19, 2021 at 1pm ET.
Put your puppy’s name in lights and connect with other dog enthusiasts by showing the world how beautiful, funny, or just plain silly your dog is. We can’t wait to see your submissions.
Complete the form below to enter our Best in Show – Home Edition contest today!
Best in Show – Home Edition
Best In Show – Home Edition Contest (the “Contest”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
ELIGIBILITY: OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF, AND RESIDING IN, THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Employees, temporary workers, freelancers and independent contractors, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those persons living in their same households, whether or not related, of MSG Entertainment Holdings, LLC (“Sponsor”), and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
CONTEST PERIOD: Contest begins at 1:00PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 8, 2021 and ends at 1:00PM ET on February 19, 2021 (“Contest Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, visit https://www.msg.com/best-in-show and follow the directions to complete and submit the entry form, including a photo and short description of your dog (collectively, “Entry”). Photo cannot include any recognizable individuals. Limit one (1) Entry per person, regardless of number of dogs owned by such person. If more than one (1) Entry is received from any person, only the first Entry will be considered, and all subsequent Entries will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means or by any means which subvert the entry process will also be void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
PROHIBITED CONTENT: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
- is sexually explicit or suggestive;
- is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
- is profane or pornographic;
- promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing, or otherwise promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
- promotes any particular political agenda or message;
- is obscene or offensive, or endorses any form of hate or hate group;
- defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, its products or services, or other people or companies;
- contains copyrighted materials owned by others, without the entrant having obtained permission, to the extent permission is necessary;
- appears to duplicate any other submitted Entry;
- contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, personal information or other indicia identifying any person (living or dead), without permission, to the extent permission is necessary; and/or
- violates any law.
Entry must be entrant’s own, non-professional work product, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on Sponsor’s social media accounts and/or other Sponsor websites and otherwise used in accordance with rights granted below.
By submitting an Entry, entrant represents and warrants that the Entry conforms to these Official Rules and understands that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify the Entry for any reason, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
USE OF ENTRIES/PUBLICITY GRANT: By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants to Sponsor, its designees, successors, assigns and licensees a nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works based upon, or otherwise exploit the Entry and all elements embodied therein (including the photo and video), along with the name, biographical information, likeness, performance, voice or image of the entrant and/or dog, in whole or in part, in any manner or media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising, promotional and other purposes, without further compensation, notification or permission. Entrants agree that the Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Sponsor has no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.
WINNER DETERMINATION: Following the conclusion of the Contest Period, a qualified panel of judges selected by Sponsor will judge all eligible Entries received based on the following equally weighted criteria: (i) cuteness, (ii) uniqueness, and (iii) creativity (the “Criteria”). The entrants with the three (3) highest ranking Entries (as scored by the judges) will be deemed potential winners. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker round will be held and the judges will re-evaluate the tied entries using the Criteria to select a winner. Sponsor reserves the right to not award a prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and/or qualified Entries. All decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding. Sponsor will not reveal the judging scores for any Entry.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified by Sponsor via phone and/or email on or around February 22, 2021 using the contact information provided in each potential winner’s Entry. The potential winners will each be required to respond to Sponsor, and, may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release, within the time period specified by Sponsor in such notification. If, for each potential winner, all required documents (as determined by Sponsor) are not returned within the specified time period, the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited by the applicable potential winner(s) and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected by Sponsor, time permitting. A potential winner will not be deemed an official winner, until their eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules is verified by Sponsor, even if such potential winner’s name is announced publicly.
PRIZE: The images of the dogs included in the winning Entries will be posted (individually or collectively, as determined by Sponsor) on the 7th Ave Madison Square Garden marquee, as well as on @TheGarden’s social media channels on or around February 24, 2021. The prize has no cash value. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer the prize or redeem the prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners 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.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor, any Contest promotional partners, and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entries or email or other communications; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the related website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or related website, who are in violation of these Official Rules or who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, if any portion of the Contest becomes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, and, if terminated, in its discretion, to select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to such action being taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. By participating, entrants agree that the Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Contest. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account subscriber” shall be the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners send an email with the subject line “Best In Show – Home Edition Contest Winner’s Name” (or similar) to firstname.lastname@example.org for receipt by March 31, 2021.
SPONSOR: MSG Entertainment Holdings, LLC, 2 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121.