GENERAL CONTEST RULES for Evans Print & Media Group / the Monroe County Herald. 

  1. No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Purchase or payment will not increase a (“Participants(s)”) chance of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Monroe County Herald may publish contest(s) from time to time which are conducted by Monroe County Herald’s  advertisers and other organizations that  are not, sponsored or  endorsed by, and/or for which,  neither Monroe County Herald, nor its sister companies, participate (“Non-Monroe County Herald Contest(s)”). For any Non-Monroe County Herald Contest(s) please refer to the contest rules of the Non-Monroe County Herald Contest(s) Sponsor.  Monroe County Herald and its sister companies assumes no liability or responsibility in whole or in part for any Non-Monroe County Herald Contest(s).
  2. Except as specifically stated, Monroe County Herald Contests are open to US Residents, 16 years or older. However, eligibility and minimum age requirements may vary depending on the specific contest. Generally, Participant(s) must be at least 21 years of age for all contests associated with alcoholic beverages and/or air travel as Prize(s) and be at least 18 years old for participation in contests for motor vehicles, off road vehicles, or boats as Contest Prize(s), unless otherwise provided in the Specific Contest rules for a Specific Contest. No one under 16 years of age or in debt to Evans Print & Media Group or its sister companies will be permitted to enter a contest under any circumstance. Monroe County Herald will delete and disqualify any entry whether on-line or by other means in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), Monroe County Herald and its affiliated companies, Monroe County Herald’s employees and their immediate families, employees of other broadcast or print media operations within the ADI, or internet media entities, event sponsors, prize providers or advertisers, and their respective immediate families are not eligible to participate or win.
  3. Participant(s) can only win one contest prize (“Prize(s)”) per household every 30 days. For Prize(s) valued at over $150, only one Prize(s) per household every 90 days. For any Prize(s) over $600, only one Prize(s) per household every 180 days.
  4. Unless as otherwise specified by Monroe County Herald in its sole discretion, Winners must execute and return any and all required documentation including but not limited to  event participation, waiver and  release forms  required by Monroe County Herald, in its sole discretion  and as applicable to a Contest, within 24 hours of  notification by Monroe County Herald, to  Participant(s) provided email address and/or phone number, that they  have won  the Contest and/or Prize(s). Winners must appear in person with proper positive  legal governmental issued photo identification acceptable to Monroe County Herald, at its sole discretion, to claim any Prize(s) at the applicable  Monroe County Herald  address, between  8 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday  (excluding  holidays) or  at  a place and time  as otherwise designated by Monroe County Herald, within 30 calendar days, (or  sooner for time sensitive Prize(s) or  as otherwise  required  by Monroe County Herald), or the Prize(s) will  be forfeited. Prize(s) may not be claimed by a third party on behalf of a Winner.  Monroe County Herald reserves the ability at their sole discretion to choose alternate Winner(s) in the event of a disqualification or ineligibility.
  5. Except at Monroe County Herald’s sole discretion, Prize(s) will not be mailed out or delivered to winners. Any winner under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign for the Prize(s).
  6. All Prize(s) for which the aggregate value is in excess of $600 are subject to IRS 1099 reporting at the declared value. Winners are responsible for any applicable federal, state, or local taxes.
  7. Unless determined by Monroe County Herald, in its sole discretion, no cash equivalent amount will be awarded for any contest Prize(s). Each Prize(s) is expressly limited to the items announced by Monroe County Herald, and does not include taxes, gratuities or other potential Prize(s) related expenses. All Prize(s) will have a declared Value which is established by Monroe County Herald in its sole discretion. All Prize(s) are awarded “AS-IS” without any warranty of any kind and any such warranties are herein affirmatively disclaimed. Any Trip or Event Prize(s) are subject to trip carrier or venue operator rules and restrictions. If an event or trip is cancelled, neither Monroe County Herald nor its participating sister companies will be responsible for that portion of the Prize(s). Acceptance of a trip or event by a Winner constitutes an acceptance by them of the inherent risk of that Prize(s). The Winner assumes such risk completely and will indemnify and hold harmless Monroe County Herald and its sister companies for any resulting damages or claims related thereto.
  8. The Monroe County Herald may from time-to-time work in conjunction with concert promoters and various venues throughout our area to provide contestants the opportunity to win tickets and sometimes meet performers backstage as part of a contest or promotion. This opportunity is at all times subject to the sole discretion of the performer and the controlling venue and subject to change at any time. With this in mind, there may be situations where the Monroe County Herald and the promoter and/or the venue cannot be held liable for, including but not limited to changes to the time, place, method, procedure, or cancellation of the event and or applicable Artist meet and greet sessions at any time.
  9. The Monroe County Herald and sister companies are not responsible for any claims, liabilities, or damages arising out of, or in conjunction with, any Non-Monroe County Herald Contest(s) any typographical errors in the printing, administration announcement or Prize(s) awarding, nor is Monroe County Herald responsible for any malfunction of equipment or telephone systems, internet, or email, text or the cost of texting or otherwise transmitting their entry or participation during a Contest. The Monroe County Herald management has the final decision as to the judging, the Winner and at all times retains the right but not the obligation, in regard to all Contest matters including, but not limited to, the ability to, terminate, cancel, postpone, substitute, or modify the Contest, to qualify, disqualify or substitute Participant(s), to award, re-award, rescind award and not to re-award a Prize(s). 
  10. All telephone calls to Monroe County Herald may be used promotional purposes. By playing Contests you give Monroe County Herald the right to publicize your name, likeness and voice through any medium.
  11. In the event of a local, regional or national emergency or power outage, or other event determined at Monroe County Herald’s sole discretion, Contests may be temporarily suspended, modified, or cancelled at the sole discretion of Monroe County Herald.
  12. Odds of winning are determined by the exact number of Participant(s) when each Prize(s) are drawn. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  13. Any person or persons found to be in violation of any Contest rules, gain an unfair advantage, win using fraudulent means or exhibit unsportsmanlike, disruptive, harassing offensive or threatening behavior before, during, or after the respective Contest will be disqualified and any Prize(s) will be forfeited, and Monroe County Herald will reserve the right at its sole discretion to not re-award a Contest Prize(s) for that Contest.
  14. Promotions and contests in the Monroe County Herald may be conducted, but not limited to, the following methods: print, via telephone or text, on location at a business or event, via the Monroe County Herald website, or through social networks (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram). Multiple Participants are not permitted to share the same email address, social media account or text number. Only the authorized user of the email address social media account or the text number will be considered the Winner in the event of a dispute among multiple Participants from such entries. While reasonable care will be taken, neither Monroe County Herald nor its sister companies nor any participating sponsor and/or Prize(s) supplier can be held responsible for the non-delivery, delay, or loss of an entry. Contest entries will become the property of Monroe County Herald and will not be acknowledged or returned.
  15. If you are accessing these rules on, or participating in this Contest from, the Monroe County Herald website, you are deemed to have specifically agreed to the Monroe County Herald Website’s Terms of Use and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy contained on the website. Should Monroe County Herald determine that there is any suspected or actual evidence of any fraud that effects the integrity of a Contest conducted in any form and/or through any  medium, Monroe County Herald reserves  the right but  not the obligation, in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest.