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CONTEST NAME: Handel and Haydn Messiah Tickets Sweepstakes
Contest Official Rules and Prize Details

Contest entrants must be at least 18 years old as of October 22, 2013 and a resident of one of the six New England states of the United States. This contest is sponsored by the WGBH Educational Foundation, One Guest Street. Boston, MA 02135. Employees, board members and advisory committee members of WGBH and its licensed stations, and their respective immediate family and household members are not eligible.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Entry Period
The contest period for the Handel and Haydn Messiah Tickets Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time October 22, 2013 and ends at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on October 25, 2013 (the "Entry Period").

How to Enter
No purchase or contribution is necessary. Of course, we appreciate contributions, but sending a contribution will not affect your chances of winning.

Pledges can be made at classicalnewengland.org beginning at 12:00 AM Eastern Time October 22, 2013 or by calling 1-888-995-9272 beginning at 12:00 AM Eastern Time October 22, 2013.

All eligible persons who pledge online or by phone during the Entry Period are automatically entered to win, provided that the entrant has included his or her complete address, phone number, and e-mail address.  You also can enter the contest during the Entry Period without making a pledge by submitting the completed online entry form, or by calling 1-888-995-9272, and supplying the required information. Entries received outside of the Entry Period and incomplete entries are void.

One Prize will be awarded. The Prize consists of 2 orchestra tickets (Row Z) to the Handel & Haydn performance of “Messiah” on November 30 at Boston Symphony Hall at 3:00 PM EST.

Prize does NOT include any other expense not expressly mentioned as included in the prize description, including but not limited to transportation to/from the event or event parking

Market Value of Prize is approximately US $180 ($90 per ticket). The value of the prize is determined by prize donor's suggested retail price or by what the prize is currently known to be selling for at the time the offer was published and is subject to change. 

Additional restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. No portion of the prize is transferable or refundable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor or Administrator’s sole discretion. The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Any unused portion of the prize value is forfeited. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator is responsible for the weather conditions, civil disorder, strikes or other labor unrest, government decree, or any other condition beyond the control of WGBH, and no refund or credit will be issued and no alternate date will be made available should the selected dates limit any element of the prize usage.

Selection of Winners
Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.   There will be one winner selected. Prize drawing will be conducted by WGBH. Drawing will be conducted on or about October 28, 2013. Contest prize will be awarded, and the winners will be notified, by phone and/or email on or about November 1, 2013 or in a timely fashion.

The Winners will be required to present a valid photo identification and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release when picking up the tickets. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of the winner and an alternate winner will be selected.

Odds of Winning
Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the winner's name, hometown and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation.

Limit of Entry
Limit one entry per person for the entire Entry Period. An email address may only be used twice and not for more than two entrants or entries for this contest. By entering, entrant acknowledges compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements. WGBH is not responsible for failures in technology such as but not limited to:  technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  No copies, facsimiles or reproductions of the WGBH Contest Entry Form will be accepted.  Proof of e-mailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt.

Other Important Points
By entering, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Contest Rules. By entering the Contest, entrants release WGBH and its employees, officers, trustees and agents from any liability, including personal injury or property damage, with respect or related to the receipt or use of any prize awarded. WGBH makes no, and disclaims, all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, merchantability, of any prize.

For the names of the prize winners(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before December 1, 2013 to Handel and Haydn Messiah Tickets Sweepstakes c/o Brian Donovan, One Guest St. Boston, MA 02135.  DO NOT SEND ANY OTHER CORRESPONDENCE TO THIS ADDRESS.