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Promotion Description: The “MARA Colts Swagger #MARACOLTSSWAGGER” promotion (the “Promotion”), sponsored by Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) (“Sponsor”), invites eligible individuals (“Entrants”) to post photos of themselves wearing/displaying clothing or other items that are emblazoned with the MARA Colts Football logo.  A panel of judges will select one (1) winning entry per month. The Promotion is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.


Eligibility: The “MARA Colts Swagger #MARACOLTSSWAGGER” Promotion (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia that are 5 years of age or older. The Promotion is not open to any employees, directors, or sports commissioners of Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA) (“Sponsor”) or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate families and those persons living in the same household as such individuals. By entering you agree to these Official Rules. The Promotion is void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited.


Promotion Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time on August 18, 2016 and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 26, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”).


How to Enter: There is only one way to enter. During the Promotion Period, you can enter by one of the following methods outlined below. For all entry methods, a photo must be taken of you wearing/displaying clothing or other items emblazoned with the MARA Colts Football Logo.


(a) Instagram Post: Share your Photo on your personal Instagram page and tag your Photo with the hashtag #MARACOLTSSWAGGER in the caption of the Photo to receive one Entry into the random drawing for the corresponding Monthly Entry Period.  A free Instagram account can be created by visiting and following the appropriate link to download the free Instagram smart phone application to your mobile device, or visit your mobile device’s application store from your mobile device.


If entering via a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Entries must be in compliance with the Entry Requirements outlined below. Photos must also comply with any applicable submission requirements as dictated by the entry platform used for Entry. You may submit/post as many Photos as you like, but there is a limit of three(3) Entries per person per monthly Entry Period regardless of method of entry.


Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify the Photo in any way, in any and all media, including for the use in advertising and marketing, without limitation, and without additional consideration to you. Photos will not be judged and the quality or content of your Photo will not affect the odds of winning. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Enter using an Instagram account registered in your name. Multiple entrants may not share the same Instagram account. In the event of a dispute, the natural person associated with the Instagram account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. No robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries (collectively “automated entries”). Automated entries, or, multiple entries by the same person/e-mail address, or entries that have been tampered with will result in disqualification of all such entries. All Entry materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting an Entry, entrant acknowledges that his/her Entry may be posted across any or all of Sponsor’s digital and social media assets, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.


Entry Requirements: Entrant may only enter an original Photo to which he/she owns all legal rights.  Photo must be in .jpg, .jpeg or .png formats and with a maximum size of 10MB. Entries must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entries must not be obscene or offensive; must not depict alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; and must not be sexually explicit or suggestive, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries must not violate or infringe the rights of any third party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity or privacy. Entries must not include any intellectual property or the trademark of any other party, except for the MARA Colts Football brand. Without limiting the foregoing restriction, the Entry should not contain any visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third party materials. If an Entry does include such material, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, alter the Photo to remove it, or disqualify the Entry. By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that all persons appearing in the Photo have consented to (a) appear in the Photo, (b) have the Entry submitted into the Promotion, and (c) Sponsor's use of the Entry as provided in these Official Rules. Entrant must obtain such consent in writing at Sponsor’s request.


Monthly Prize Drawings: Four (4) monthly drawings will be held, one for each Monthly Entry Period. To be eligible for the drawing for a Monthly Entry Period, an eligible Entry must be received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer or posted to Instagram by the end of the Monthly Entry Period. Entries each week will be reviewed by a panel of judges which will select one monthly prize winner (the “Monthly Prize Winner”) who will be announced the Monday after each full week during the Promotion Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All Monthly Prize Winners (the Prize Winners) will be notified by email, or direct Instagram message within approximately two (2) weeks of the judges’ decision. Entries are valid for the Monthly Entry Period during which they are received only and do not carry over to drawings for any subsequent Monthly Entry Period(s). Limit one Monthly Prize per person or household for the entire Promotion Period. The drawing and awarding of each Prize will be likely be conducted by an independent judging agency, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion.


Prizes: The Monthly Prize Winners will win one (1) $25 Gift Certificate (“Monthly Prize”) from one of the sponsors of MARA. All prizes are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Some participating entrants will receive an invitation to recreate their entrant photo on live television.


Publicity: Acceptance of the Monthly Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use the Prize Winner’s name, biography, likeness, photographs, video, voice, opinions, and any statements attributable to him or her for promotional purposes in any manner or media without further compensation except where prohibited by law.


Agreement to Official Rules and Decisions: By submitting an entry, Entrants fully and unconditionally agree to abide by and be bound by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which decisions shall be final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Promotion, including without limitation decisions regarding eligibility, the selection of the winning entry, and the interpretation of these Official Rules.


Failure to Comply with Official Rules: Without limitation, a Prize Winner may be disqualified with the Monthly Prize forfeited due to any of the following: (i) the Prize Winner fails to comply with any of the terms, conditions, restrictions, or limitations of these Official Rules; (ii) the Prize Winner is found to be ineligible; (iii) the Prize Winner fails to respond to the prize notification within three (3) days after its transmission or mailing; (iv) the return of three (3) attempted notifications as undeliverable; (v) the Prize Winner fails to respond to any other notice within (3) days after its transmission or mailing; (vi) the return of any other notice as undeliverable; or (vii) the Prize Winner fails to complete, sign, have notarized, and return to the Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete, sign, and return to the Sponsor a Liability Release and a Publicity Release within ten (10) business days of attempted prize notification (if requested by Sponsor, except where prohibited by law). In the event of disqualification of a Prize Winner, the Monthly Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner who meets the established criteria for winning entries.


Indemnification: By submitting an entry, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA), Instagram, or their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising, public relations and promotion agencies, and the directors, officers, employees, shareholders, and agents of each from and against any liability, injury, death, loss, or damages to Entrant or any person or entity, including without mobile carrier charges, limitation damage to personal or real property, caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of their participation in the Promotion (or related activities), their acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of a prize, or from any delay in receiving any prize awarded.


Entrants’ obligations to indemnify Instagram and Sponsor include actions arising (a) from any allegation that any entry or any Content an Entrant submits infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party, or (b) from any other violation of these Official Rules. By submitting an entry, Entrants agree that they have no right to bring (and covenant not to bring) any claim, action, or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA), Instagram, and their parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents in connection with this Promotion. Entrants acknowledge and agree that Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA), Instagram, and their parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents do not have now, nor shall any of them have in the future, any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the non-infringement or protection of any copyright, trademark, patent, or any other claimed right or interest in Content.


Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) lost, late, damaged, destroyed, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, or illegible entries, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware, or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; or (e) printing, typographical, electronic, or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. Entrants agree that any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and Entrants waive all rights to claim any punitive, incidental, consequential, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


Severability: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


Privacy: Information collected from Entrants will be used by Sponsor for the purpose of facilitating the Promotion and publishing the winners as well as for other purposes consistent with our terms and conditions.


Winners List: To obtain the list of prize winners (available one (1) month after the judges’ decisions are announced), mail a request for a copy of the “#MARACOLTSSWAGGER” Promotion winner’s list, including a self-addressed and stamped envelope, to PO 1023, Matthews, NC 28106. Att: MARA COLTS Swagger Promotion.


Sponsor: Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association (MARA), PO Box 1023, Matthews, North Carolina, 28106.


The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram.