Say I Zoo Rules and Regulations

WTOL 11 & The Toledo Zoo Say I Zoo Contest
  1. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">Promotion DescriptionThis promotion is sponsored by WTOL, LLC, 730 N. Summit Street. and The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo OH, 43614. (“Sponsor(s)”).  The promotion begins at Monday 3/5/2018 at 4:00pm and ends at Monday, 5/21/2018 at 8:00am EST. Entries must be received by Monday, April 2, 2018 at 12:00pm EST in order to qualify.  This promotion is subject to local, state, and federal laws, and is void where prohibited.  By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these promotion rules.
  2. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">No purchase necessary to enter or win.  This promotion is open only to legal U.S. residents of the following counties in the station’s viewing area: Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Hancock, Henry, Defiance, Wayne, Washtenaw, Williams, Lenawee, who are 18 years of age or older.  Employees and immediate family members of employees of WTOL 11, FOX36, Raycom Media, Inc., American Spirit Media, Inc., the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and their advertising and production agencies are not eligible to participate in this promotion
  3. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">Eligibility.  Couples that are nominated in this Contest must, upon request, provide proof of eligibility, and are compliant and agree to these terms and conditions.  Sponsors will not award a prize to any couple which does not meet the eligibility requirements at the time of entry.   Couples who are employees of the Toledo Zoo, WTOL 11, Raycom Media, Inc. (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and the immediate families or members of the same households of such are not eligible.   The term “immediate families” refers to spouses, parents, in-laws, children, and siblings, whether or not they live in the same household.  Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if these Contest Rules are not followed.  By entering, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and these Contest Rules, and you agree to abide by all  decisions  of  the  Sponsors.  We reserve the right to  eliminate  any  nominee  for  any  reason. WTOL 11 strongly suggests that entrants obtain the consent of the couple they are nominating to participate in this promotion before submitting an entry. Failure of a nominated couple to consent to interviews, on-site footage, or on-air promotion as described in Section 7 will lead to disqualification of the nominated couple from consideration for the prizes.
  4. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">How to Enter.  There is (1) way to enter this promotion.  Beginning at 4:00pm on 3/5/2018 eligible entrants, can go to and click on contests to submit an entry form online.   Any entry submitted in any other manner is void.  Additional nominations will not result in a better chance that the nominated couple will win.  Each entrant may nominate as many couples as they like on separate forms.   Entrants may nominate themselves. All entries must be received and complete by Noon EST on April 2, 2018.   Sponsors will not verify receipt of entries for any individual or couple. Sponsors are not responsible for entries   that   are   lost,  late,   misdirected,   incomplete,   incomprehensible,   illegible,   damaged,   undeliverable   or   delayed. Photocopied and mechanically generated entries are void.  Entries generated by any automated means are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and Sponsor reserves the right to use any information submitted by entrants.  Entries must be filled out completely and legibly in order to qualify, and will be void if they are, in whole or in part, incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, altered, or obtained through theft or fraud.  No mechanically reproduced, software-generated or other automated multiple entries are permitted.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to transmission, technical, and/or network failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any hardware or software (whether originating with sender or Sponsor), telephonic failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.  For online entries, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant.  An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account.  A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry. Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials which contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s). Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the promotion.
  5. How to Play and Win. This is an essay contest.  On the entry form, tell us the story about the couple you are nominating. How did they meet? Why do they deserve a wedding?   What makes the couple unique and special? Why do you admire them? A panel of judges selected by Sponsors will evaluate and review the entries between April 2nd , 2018 and April 20th, 2018, when five (5) couples will be selected as Finalists on April 20, 2018 at approximately 12:00 pm noon based on the submissions. The judges, at their sole discretion, will evaluate each entry and will select Finalists based on the subjective merit, in the judges’ sole discretion, of the essay entries. The selected entries for the five Finalists will, in whole or in part, be posted on so that website users can see/ read the nominations. Members of the public will then vote online for who they believe should be the winner. In order to vote, users will be required to enter their mobile phone number to receive a code texted to them.  Users can vote once every 24 hours per mobile phone number during the voting period. The couple that garners the most number of votes will win the Grand Prize; the couple with the second most votes will win the second prize; the couple with the third most votes will win the third prize.  In the event of a tie, WTOL will randomly select which of the tied couples will receive the Grand Prize and which will receive the second prize. If WTOL 11 or The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium does not receive a response from a selected Finalist within twenty four (24) hours of first transmitting notification of their selection, or a Finalist cannot agree to these rules, that Finalist will be disqualified and Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to select a new Finalist.
  6. Ownership and Publicity Rights. By submitting an entry in any form, entrant represents and warrants that he/she owns the copyrights and moral rights to any and all artistic works contained in his/her entry, including any images, music, videos, and/or literary or written content. Entrant represents and warrants that he/she has the right to grant all of the rights in this paragraph to the Sponsor(s), and that he/she has secured all third party rights, including but not limited to copyrights and privacy rights, contained within his/her entry. Entrant represents and warrants that the entry is original and that all factual statements contained in it are true and correct and not exaggerated. In exchange for the opportunity to participate in this promotion, each entrant grants Sponsor(s) the perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, and irrevocable right, but not the obligation, to use, edit, alter, copy, reproduce, disclose, display, publish, prepare derivative works from, perform, distribute, exhibit, broadcast, stream, embed, or otherwise exploit the entry, in whole or in part, whether in connection with the promotion or not, in any form, media or technology, now known or hereafter developed, including, without limitation, broadcast and cable television, radio, mobile transmission and the Internet, for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion, entertainment and commercial purposes, without any payment to, or further authorization by, the entrant. If at any time Sponsor(s) receive a request to remove any entry from Sponsor(s) broadcast, website, blog, twitter account, podcast, social media profile, mobile application, or other media claiming entrant’s failure to secure or possess any of the rights contained herein, Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to remove the submission and eliminate entrant from further consideration in this promotion.
  7. Finalists will be notified by phone or email on April 20th, 2018. The Grand Prize, Second and Third Place Winners will be notified via phone or email on or about May 25, 2018.  Sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, incomprehensible, illegible, or out-of-service contact information. If WTOL 11 does not receive a response from a winner within twenty four (24) hours of first transmitting notification of selection, the winner will be disqualified and Sponsors shall have the right, but not the obligation, to select a new winner from the other nine Finalists.   In the event a winner is ineligible or refuses the  prize  or  in  the  event  the   prize  is  declined  for  any  reason,  the  prize  will  be  forfeited  and Sponsors  shall  have  the  right,  but  not  the  obligation,  to  award  the  prize  to  another  Finalist  in  their  sole  discretion.
  8. Prize:  There are three (3) prizes awarded to three (3) finalists.  All prizes are subject to scheduling and availability with the Toledo Zoo.  The approximate retail value of this Grand Prize package will be $28,725. The Grand Prize will include a Ceremony and Reception (150 Person cap) that includes: Food and (non-alcoholic) beverage for 150 people, Garden Ceremony/Museum Indoor Theater Reception, Animal tie in- Giraffe Feed, Cake, Flowers, DJ (no band), Wedding planner, Officiant, Linen and chair upgrades, Photographer, Videographer, Hotel. The wedding must take place in 2019.  The 2nd Prize Package is approximately retail valued at $3720 and includes: Rehearsal dinner (50-person cap), Food and beverage for 50 people, Aquarium Photo booth/Caricatures.  The 3rd Prize Package is approximately retail valued at $3,100and includes: Bachelor and Bachelorette party (20-person cap), Aerial Adventure course- All in One Package (2-5pm) or Lights Package, Massage/Hair/Makeup, Limo for the evening.  More specifics on the prize packages may be found here.
  9. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">No prize may be exchanged for cash, transferred, or assigned by the winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.
  10. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">How the Prize is AwardedThe Winners will be announced via on on or about Friday, May 25th, 2018 approx 9am.  The Grand Prize winner will be notified via phone or email.
  11. Odds of Winning.  The odds of becoming a Finalist depend on the number of eligible entries received and on the judges’ subjective evaluation of each entry.  Once a nominee becomes a Finalist, the odds of winning are dependent upon the number of votes received from the public.
  12. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">Conditions of Acceptance of Prize.  Driver’s license or other appropriate picture identification is required to claim a prize.  The winner and his/her travel companions will be required to execute and return a release and affidavit of eligibility within 30 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited.  If a winner cannot be reached within 24 hours of notification, the prize may be forfeited, and Station may, in its sole discretion, randomly select another winner.  Winner will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as license and registration fees incurred by participating in the promotion, including, but not limited to, transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  WTOL 11 will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner will receive a Form 1099 from WTOL 11 if WTOL 11 reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.  The winner agrees to the use of his or her name and likeness in publicity without any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering this promotion, the winner acknowledges that WTOL 11 has the right to publicize and broadcast the winner’s name, voice, and likeness, the fact that he or she won, and all matters incidental thereto.
  13. Limitation on Liability.  Participants are responsible for complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and with these Contest Rules, and by entering, participants agree to be bound to these Contest Rules.   Sponsors have the right to modify or change these rules in any way in their sole discretion. Any security breach or other attempt by an entrant or other party to tamper with the proper administration of the Contest will disqualify the entrant and may result in civil or criminal action against the entrant or other party and may result in the discontinuation, suspension, or  cancellation  of  the  Contest.    WINNERS  AND  ENTRANTS  AGREE  TO  RELEASE  AND  DISCHARGE,  HOLD HARMLESS    AND    INDEMNIFY    THE    CONTEST    ENTITIES    AND    THEIR    EMPLOYEES,    AGENTS    AND REPRESENTATIVES,  OFFICERS  AND  DIRECTORS  AND  THEIR  IMMEDIATE  FAMILIES,  SUCCESSORS  AND ASSIGNS, AND ALL OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXECUTION OF THIS CONTEST, FROM ANY AND ALL TAX LIABILITY THAT MAY BE IMPOSED OR ASSOCIATED WITH RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZES, AND FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, AND LIABILITY FOR  ANY  DAMAGES  OF  ANY  KIND,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO  PROPERTY  DAMAGE,  EXPENSES, FEES, INJURY OR LOSSES (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH) SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE  RECEIPT,  OWNERSHIP,  OR  USE  OF  THE  PRIZE  OR  WHILE  TRAVELING  TO,  PREPARING  FOR,  OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED OR PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY.
  14. By nominating  a  couple,  entrants  grant  to  the  Sponsors  the  right  to  publicize  the  entrant’s  name,  photograph,  image, likeness,  voice,  statements,  home,  and  biographical  information  for  advertising,  trade,  and  promotion  purposes  without compensation and without opportunity for review, except where prohibited by law.   Entrants agree to share their application information with  Sponsors.  Winners must  sign  an  affidavit  of  eligibility  and  liability  and  publicity release  before  receiving  their  prize.  Entrants  also  give  the  Sponsors  a  perpetual,  royalty-free,  worldwide,  and  irrevocable license, but not the obligation, to use, edit, alter, copy, reproduce, disclose, display, publish, prepare derivative works from, perform,  distribute,  exhibit,  broadcast,  stream,  embed,  or  otherwise  exploit  the  essay  submissions,  in  whole  or  in  part, whether  in  connection  with  the  Contest  or  not,  in  any  form,  media  or  technology,  now  known  or  hereafter  developed, including,  without  limitation,  broadcast  and  cable  television,  radio,  mobile  transmission  and  the  Internet,  for  any purpose whatsoever,  including,  but  not  limited  to,  advertising,  promotion,  educational,  entertainment  and  commercial  purposes, without any payment to, or further authorization by, the Entrant.
  15. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">In order to be considered for the prizes, each Finalist must be willing to grant WTOL 11 interviews for on-air promotion of the Toledo Zoo “I Say I Zoo”  promotion  and  sign  an  affidavit  of  eligibility  and  liability  and  publicity  release  if selected as the Grand Prize Winner.   Finalists must agree that WTOL 11 has the right to publicize their names, photograph, image.  Failure to sign the  release  will  lead  to  automatic  disqualification,  and  a  new  couple  will  be  selected  by  the  judges,  in  their  sole discretion,  to  be  a  new  Grand Prize Winner  from  the  remaining  Semi-Finalists.
  16. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights.  These official rules are subject to modification by WTOL 11 and the Zoo jointly. In the event of a dispute between the Sponsors and contest participants, all decisions made by the Sponsors are final and binding .  Sponsors reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of Sponsor’s web site(s), or who otherwise acts in violation of these official rules.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of completion as planned (including, but not limited to, for the following reasons:  infection by computer virus, technical corruption, force majeure, or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, security, or proper conduct of the promotion)
  17. style="text-align:justify;punctuation-wrap:hanging;text-autospace:ideograph-other;">Name of Winner.  For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WTOL 11, 730 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604 or visit the WTOL 11 Facebook Page