Contest Rules

SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

Eligibility: No purchase or obligation necessary to participate and win. The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau (hereafter referred to as the “Sweepstakes partner”) has the right to determine the eligibility of Sweepstakes winners. Employees of the Sweepstakes partner, their immediate families (spouses, parents, children and siblings, and each of their respective spouses), and members of the household of such individuals are not eligible to register for the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes partner has the right to determine eligibility.

How to Enter the Sweepstakes: The Sweepstakes begins on January 1, 2020, and ends at 11:59 pm on December 31, 2020. To enter the Sweepstakes, you must visit the official Sweepstakes landing page (http://www.gatlinburg.com/win) and submit a form on the Sweepstakes application providing the following mandatory information:  (i) first name; (ii) last name; (iii) email address; (iv) mailing address; (v) and confirm that he/she has read and agreed to the Sweepstakes rules, before the Sweepstakes Closing Date, to be automatically entered. Any person who has completed the online entry form is eligible for the Prize as defined below.

Prizes: The prize consists of a two (2) night stay and a Gatlinburg attractions pass for up to six (6) people. Prize Restrictions: Prizes are non-transferable. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified by email after the end of the Sweepstakes. All prizes are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with official rules.

Draw: One winner will be awarded on each of these dates: April, August, December of 2020. The winners will be randomly selected by the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Prize Claim: In order to be declared a winner, the selected must: Fill in the entry form and complete and answer all the compulsory fields; Be reached by email by the Organizer of the Sweepstakes within forty-eight (48) hours after the draw. If it is impossible to reach the selected by email within forty-eight (48) hours after the draw, all rights to the Prize will be forfeited and another entry will be drawn. If it is impossible to reach the second selected by email within forty-eight (48) hours of the draw of the second entry, all rights to the Prize will be forfeited and another entry will be drawn. If it is impossible to reach the third selected by email within forty-eight (48) hours of the draw of the third entry, the prize will be forfeited.

The winner will be named within (1) day following the draw date for the Prize. In default of observing any of the conditions mentioned above or any other conditions stipulated in these Rules, the selected will be disqualified and the Prize that would have been awarded will be forfeited. Within the days following receipt of confirmation that the winner received notification about their Prize, the Organizer of the Sweepstakes will contact the winner to inform him/her of how to claim the Prize.

Personal Information: From time to time, the Organizer, with the winners consent, may use the personal information provided in the entry form for the purpose of: Communicating with the winner so he/she can take possession of the Prize; Communicating with the winner directly in relation to goods and services offered by the Organizer, including special offers and information on local events. The winner shall indicate whether he/she consents to his/her personal information provided on the entry form being used by checking the box to this effect on the official entry form.

General Rules: By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes partner, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Entrants will be disqualified if automatic voting software is used in their favor. Winners and all entrants, as a condition of entry/participation into the Sweepstakes, agree to indemnify, defend, hold harmless and forever release the Sweepstakes partner from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, the receipt, ownership or use of prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these official rules or the announcement of offering of the prizes. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to the Sweepstakes partner to use winning entrants’ names for promotional purposes (including any possible public relations opportunities) without further compensation except where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes partner and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries/votes in the Sweepstakes or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes partner reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the official rules; acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sweepstakes partner reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sweepstakes partner’s failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sweepstakes partner reserves the right to cancel or modify this Sweepstakes or online voting for any reason, including (but not limited to) if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sweepstakes partner which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. If such cancellation occurs of Sweepstakes or online voting, the Sweepstakes partner reserves the right to determine/select the winners from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation, based on the same criteria listed above or based on a random drawing.