Gawker Media—Official Contest Rules

Gawker Media
Wish Big Contest
Official Rules – No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.

Eligibility & Entry Period

Wish Big Contest sponsored by Gawker Media ("Contest") begins at 12AM ET on September 7, 2010, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 30, 2010 (the "Entry Period"). Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Entrants must be a minimum of 21 years of age at the time of entry. Employees and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and households of Gawker Media ("Sponsor"), Visa U.S.A. Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, vendors, wholesalers, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Contest Entities") and anyone involved in the production, development or handling of this Contest are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

How to Submit an Entry and Rules Pertaining to Entries

This Contest allows you to become familiar with, enroll in and download Rightcliq by Visa, which assists you in your on-line shopping. To enter the Contest, you must first enroll in Rightcliq by going to and clicking on Enroll. Follow the provided directions to fill out the required information on that web site. Enrollment is free; you do not have to own a Visa card to enroll in the Rightcliq program.

After enrolling in Rightcliq, click Wishspace within Rightcliq and create a bundle of items related to that week's theme. To add theme related items to the bundle use the "Add to Wishspace" button in the browser plug-in. After completing your bundle ("the bundle") to enter this contest, during the entry period, entrants must click on "Get Advice" and (1) send your bundle to (bundle submission is the "Entry") and (2) write a brief description of your bundle in the "Leave a note" section. Entries must be received by 4PM ET on September 28, 2010. Limit of one (1) entry per person per email address. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the above stated limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Entry must (i) be entrant's own original work, (ii) cannot be previously published or submitted in connection with any other contest, (iii) be in keeping with the Sponsor's and Visa's image; and (iv) not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor's or Visa's image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.


By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the entry to be featured in a video, posted on Sponsor's websites and/or Visa websites. Entrant agrees that Sponsor and Visa are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Sponsor and Visa do not guarantee the posting of any entry.

By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees Sponsor and Visa shall own the entry submitted (including the copyright thereto and all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.


Prizes and Approximate Retail Values ("ARV")

Four (4) Prize(s) will be awarded: Each winner will receive one (1) item from their Wishspace created in the Rightcliq tool. Such prize will be determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion. Prize consists of one (1) item only submitted by entrant; actual value may vary depending on entries submitted. Total ARV of all prizes is five thousand dollars ($5,000). Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner's responsibility, including, but not limited to, all federal, state, and local taxes. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. No substitution for prizes except at Sponsor's sole discretion as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded, at the Sponsor's sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.


Winner Determination/Judging

Entries will be judged by a panel consisting of qualified judges, including Katie Linendoll, as selected by the Sponsor and/or the Contest Entities (the "Judging Panel"), who will select four (4) winners based on the Judging Criteria (defined below). The Judging Panel will rate entries on a 1 to 100 point scale, with 1 point being the lowest score and 100 points being the highest score, based on the following equally weighted criteria: (1) Tech savvy demonstrated by entry and item choices, (2) originality and creativity of Wishspace description and item selection, (3) quality and persuasiveness of text submission outlining why the winner should be chosen, and (4) overall quality of the submission (the "Judging Criteria"). The submissions that have the four (4) highest scores of the Judging Panel will be deemed Contest winners. In the event of a tie, the entrant whose submission received the higher score in the originality and creativity of bundle description criteria, as determined by the Judging Panel in their sole discretion, will be deemed the potential winner. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified submissions. Limit of one (1) winner per household.


Winner Notification

Potential winners will be notified by e-mail to the address from which the submission was provided and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release which must be returned within five (5) days of the date on the notification letter via a prepaid return envelope provided. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not comply with these Official Rules, or any prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up as determined by the Judging Panel, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Allow 4 to 6 weeks after validation for receipt or arrangement of receipt of prize. You are not a certified winner until validated and you receive official notification from the Judging Panel.


General Terms

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner's name, photo, city, state, likeness and entry (in whole or in part) for promotional, advertising, and publicity purposes without additional notification, permission, or compensation. Participants, by participating in this Contest, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, Visa U.S.A. Inc and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize in the Contest, or their participation in the Contest, or their participation in any Contest or prize related activity, or any travel related to the Contest, or any travel for any prize related activity, and for any and all claims based on rights of publicity and/or privacy. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, damaged, incomplete or garbled entries or emails; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, satellite, or other technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the prizes, the processing or judging of entries, or limit to a person's ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants' or any other person's computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Contest on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Contest or its web site. If the integrity of the Contest is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify, cancel, or terminate the Contest and select winners from among all non-suspect, valid entries received prior to action taken using the judging criteria outlined above. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual named on the email. For any questions or concerns, you can view Sponsor's applicable privacy policy at


Winners' List

For a list of the winner's names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Gawker Media, with offices at 210 Elizabeth Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10012.


Sponsor & Administrator

This Contest is sponsored and administered by Gawker Media LLC, with offices at 210 Elizabeth Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10012.


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