1.  How to Enter the Contest:

a.  The “Bama Babies” contest will begin at approximately 8:00am CT on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, and will end on Friday, December 13 at approximately 7:20am CT.

b.  To participate in the contest, listeners must submit a photo of their baby, aged 0-36 months old as of Wednesday, August 14, 2013, along with the legal guardian’s entry information any time before Friday, August 23, 2013 at 11:59pm CT. Necessary information for valid submission shall include: baby photo, baby’s full name, baby’s date of birth, legal guardian’s name, address, date of birth, daytime phone number, and valid e-mail address, along with checking the box that states you have read the rules and agree to be bound by them and that you voluntarily consent to the posting, publication and use by Station of the submitted photograph.  Entry will not be accepted unless the parent or legal guardian of the child in the photograph completes the minor release form portion of the submission process.   Submissions may be submitted online by clicking the contest icon on www.953thebear.com and following the instructions to enter.  Rules are available online at the www.953thebear.com and are also available during regular business hours at the main studios of Townsquare Media, 142 Skyland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Townsquare Media.  All valid eligible entries received will receive a kickback e-mail with their baby’s week of voting if submitted by August 23. All entries received after August 23 will be pooled together and the station will randomly select up to 15 babies. These entries will be posted online for voting in week 15. A maximum of one (1) photograph is permitted in any submission; pictures submitted via the website must be in either .jpeg or .mpg format and may not exceed 4MB in size.

Beginning Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:00am CT, listeners can vote for their favorite baby. Every week, a new group of babies will be featured and opened up to a vote from listeners. Methods of voting: Visit this website and enter your vote in the poll that’s listed. There is a limit of one vote per person, per hour.

There will be 15 weeks of voting with an additional grand prize week of voting for a total of 16 weeks of voting within this year’s “Bama Babies” Contest. Votes will not be cumulative throughout the duration of the contest. Any votes received by a weekly winner will not carry over to the grand prize round of voting.  Voting will begin each week of the college football season at 8:00am CT every Monday and close at 5:00pm CT every Thursday. The winner for the week will be announced on Friday morning. The grand prize round of voting will begin at approximately 8:00am CT on December 9, 2013 and end at approximately 5pm on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

The baby with the highest number votes when voting closes on December 12, 2013, will win Bama Baby (subject to confirmation of eligibility). The Baby Idol winner will be announced on Friday, December 13, 2013.

Station is not responsible for lost, stolen, mutilated, destroyed, misdelivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or untimely entries. Station is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.  Station is not responsible for any lost, disconnected, dropped, misdirected or incomplete telephone calls.  Entrants may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the station.

c.  A maximum of one (1) entry per person will be permitted in this contest.

d.  Townsquare Media prohibits the use of any outside electronic voting systems.

e.   By entering and participating in the contest, entrants, on behalf of themselves: (1) agree that their disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place the company or contest sponsors under any fiduciary or other obligation, that the Station is free to disclose the ideas on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to the entrant; (2) acknowledge that, by acceptance of their submission, the Station and contest sponsors do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to sponsor, or developed by their employees, or obtained from sources other than the entrant; (3) verify that they are the owner and producer of the submitted material and that no third party ownership rights exist to any material submitted; (4) hereby grant Station a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) and unrestricted right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, edit, duplicate, broadcast, distribute, have distributed and promote, for commercial use or otherwise, such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, for any purpose; (5) acknowledge and understand that Station shall be the sole and exclusive owner of such material, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights; and (6) hereby assign to Station, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, whatever interest they may now or ever have in such material for any other reason, including, but not limited to, any rights that they may have to any proceeds arising out of the production, sale or other use of the materials.


2.  Eligibility Restrictions:

a.  The contest is open to station listeners who are legal United States citizens 18 years of age or older and who legally reside in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama station listening area.  Employees of this station, its licensee, Townsquare Media, their affiliated entities, affiliated advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio stations in the Greater Tuscaloosa, Alabama area and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win.  Immediate family shall include spouse, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and any other person residing within the same household.

b.  Listeners are eligible to win a station contest only once every thirty (30) days.  Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any contest.

c.  Baby must be 36 months old or younger as of Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

d.   Participants in the contest must possess valid government issued photo identification.

e.  Prize winners are required to sign a liability release. The grand prize winners might also be required to complete an IRS W-9 form.

f.  Grand Prize Winner is required to present a valid government issued identification of their baby to verify legal guardianship and baby’s date of birth before the Grand Prize is awarded.

g.  Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible by assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


3.  Prizes:

a.  A minimum of (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this contest. The Grand Prize winner will receive a one-hour, on location photo shoot for their baby courtesy of Skip Baumhower Photography and three (3) 8 x 10 photos chosen by winner ($250 value).  The location of the shoot will be agreed upon by the winner and Skip Baumhower Photography after the contest has ended.

b. Each weekly winner (weeks 1 - 15) will receive a $35 gift certificate to Baby Talk in Northport.

c.  All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of Townsquare Media, 142 Skyland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405.  Any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning will be automatically forfeited by the winner, unless a prize has an expiration date, in which case a prize may be forfeited earlier than forty five days from winning.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its arrival.  Townsquare Media is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

d.  Contest prizes are not transferable. Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash.

e.  Grand Prize winner will receive 1099 IRS Tax form for the value of the grand prize as stated in these contest rules.

f.  Prizes are limited solely to those items explicitly set forth herein and shall not include any and all other expenses, incidentals or taxes that may arise out of the winner’s receipt of this prize.

g.   Prizes will be awarded as is, with no written or express warranty.


4.   Selection of Winners:

a.  Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.

b.  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected as described in Section 1 of these contest rules.

c.  Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Friday, December 13, 2013 at approximately 9am CT. Grand Prize Winner will be notified by phone 24 hours before announcement to verify eligibility, including, but not limited to, legal guardianship and baby’s birth date. Grand Prize Winner is required to present a valid government issued identification of their baby to verify legal guardianship and baby’s date of birth before the Grand Prize is awarded on-air.

d.  In the event of a tie for the most votes, five (5) members of the Townsquare Media staff will each submit one (1) vote for one of the tied entries; the entry that receives the highest number of tie-breaker votes will be deemed the winner.  This shall continue until one (1) Grand Prize Winner is determined.

e.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


5.  Conditions:

a.  Photo identification and social security number of the Grand Prize winner will be required in order to collect the prize.  Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Winners might be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.  Winner might receive a 1099 for the value of the prize as stated in these contest rules.

b.   Winner is required to sign a release in order receive their prize. Failure or refusal to execute the release will result in winner forfeiting the prize.  Pursuant to the liability release, the winners will agree to hold this station, its licensee, Townsquare Media, their subsidiaries, affiliated companies and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest.

c.   By participating in the contest, the winner and his/her parents/guardians agree to have their names, voices, or likenesses used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation, and to sign a publicity release prior to acceptance of the prize.

d.   This station in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the this station’s web site or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. The station further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

e.   The Station reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify the contest rules and dates at any time for any reason.  Material modifications shall be announced on-air, when practical. By participating in this contest, you agree to be bound by these contest rules, any modifications thereof, and by all other rules imposed by Station management.  If due to circumstances beyond the control of Station, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Station reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

f.   No purchase is necessary.  The contest is void where prohibited.

g.  Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant's disqualification, at the sole discretion of Townsquare Media.

h.  Townsquare Media is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of a prize.

i.   Copies of the written contest rules and a list of all winners are available during regular business hours at the main studios of Townsquare Media, 142 Skyland Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL  35405or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Townsquare Media.

j.   Station reserves the right to substitute a prize of greater or equal value at its sole discretion.