Chicken of the Sea®

Pay It Forward Personal Nomination Contest Official Rules


Any individual entering this Promotion as well any individual submitted as a personal nominee are entrants ("Entrants") to and participants in this Promotion and as such are bound by all terms and conditions found in these Official Rules.

1) Promotion Description: Chicken of the Sea International (the "Sponsor") is offering the "Pay It Forward Personal Nomination Contest" (the "Promotion") and will determine winners and award prizes based on the decisions of a Judging Panel. The Promotion begins January 1, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time ("PT") and ends September 1, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM PT. ("Promotion Period") and will be conducted according to the following schedule:

Activity Begins... Ends...
"Entry Period" for Nominations January 1, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM PT September 1, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM PT
Judging Period September 2, 2014 September 19, 2014
Winner Vetting Period September 22, 2014 September 30, 2014
Winners Announced* October 1, 2014 December 15, 2014

*Fully vetted and confirmed winning nominees will be announced on a "rolling basis" per the Sponsor's schedule during the time period from October 1, 2014 – December 15, 2014.

2) Eligibility: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at time of registration. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Promotion Administrator, its advertising, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively the "Promotion Entities"), their immediate families (parent, grandparent, child, sibling & spouse) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to receive a monetary prize award in the Promotion. Void in Puerto Rico, all other U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

3) Promotion Overview: The purpose of this Promotion is to identify individuals who have demonstrated, via their life work and/or actions, the humanitarian principle of "giving back" to their community, to others and/or to a cause. The following requirements apply to all individuals nominated ("Personal Nominees") for this Promotion:

In Sponsor's sole opinion, a Nomination (defined below) which does not meet any of these requirements and/or which Sponsor deems negative, offensive, self-serving, overtly or exclusively political or religious in nature or controversial in any way (as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) will be disqualified. Without in any way limiting, expanding or amending the Terms of Service at, which shall remain in full force and effect, if Sponsor is duly notified that any element of an Entrant's Nomination infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove or invalidate the affected Nomination because of such infringement, such Nomination may be removed and disqualified from the Promotion, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. No Personal Nominee will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such Personal Nominee has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes, has met all requirements of the Sponsor's vetting process and such Personal Nominee has complied with the terms of these Official Rules.

4) How to enter your Nomination: During the Entry Period, visit and complete the registration form with the following information as directed online, with permission to do so from your Personal Nominee (your "Nomination"):

There is a limit of one (1) Nomination per person and a limit of one (1) prize per Personal Nominee.

Each Nomination must also comply with the following additional guidelines:

  1. The Nomination may not contain any content that is lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or that otherwise contains inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor in its sole and unfettered discretion.
  2. The Nomination must be the Entrant's original work and created solely by the Entrant, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other intellectual rights of any person or entity.
  3. The Nomination must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than the Entrant or Personal Nominee. Should the Entrant include personally identifiable information about him/herself, Personal Nominee in his/her Nomination, Entrant and Personal Nominee acknowledge and agree that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant and Personal Nominee are solely responsible for any consequences thereof.
  4. Entrants may not be, nor may Entrant work with parties in conjunction with their Nomination, who: 1) are represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor's ability to display the Nomination in any media form; 2) have an acting or modeling contract that would make their appearance in the Nomination a violation of any third party rights; or 3) are under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prohibit them from participating fully in this Promotion, or from allowing Sponsor to use royalty-free, the Nomination worldwide in all media in perpetuity.
  5. The Nomination must not contain any commercial content or logos, with the exception of any use of the Beneficiary's name and content, provided Entrant has permission to use their name and content in accordance with the terms hereunder.
  6. The Nomination may not contain any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, or Personal Nominee, and which are subject to the rights of third parties.

By entering, you agree that you are giving Sponsor the right to post the information submitted in your Nomination on its website and/or public websites where it maintains accounts. Additionally, by entering the Promotion, you agree you hereby license the rights to use the information in your Nomination to the Sponsor for use in and in relation to any of its products and the advertising, marketing, promotion and exploitation thereof in exchange for no compensation of any kind. Entrant agrees that s/he obtained permission from the Personal Nominee to use the Nomination in accordance with the foregoing use.

In the event of a dispute regarding a Nomination received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of submission will be deemed to be the Entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

In the event of a dispute regarding similar Nominations (same Personal Nominee) received from different people, Sponsor will consider the first Nomination submitted and all similar Nominations will be disqualified.

5) Judging and Winner Determination: During the Judging Period, Nominations will be judged by a panel of the Sponsor's qualified marketing and advertising professionals ("Judging Panel") and will be judged and weighted equally on the following points: (a) degree of impact the Personal Nominee's work has made; (b) the length of time the work or actions have been demonstrated and (c) the degree of effort/investment of time/energy/resources associated with the Personal Nominee's work. Any Personal Nominee under consideration by the Judging Panel must agree to (if requested) an interview conducted by phone, and/or an on-site personal visit/interview and if requested, provide up to three (3) references which can document the work stated in the Nomination. The Judging Panel will select ten (10) Personal Nominees as potential winners ("Potential Winners"). A Potential Winner is not an official winner ("Official Winner") until his/her eligibility has been verified and Potential Winner has been notified that verification is complete. The decisions of the Sponsor and Judging Panel in all matters relating to this Promotion are final. At Sponsor's sole discretion, if an inadequate number of Nominations or Nominations of inadequate quality are received, Sponsor reserves the right NOT to select any Nominations as Potential Winners or to select fewer than ten (10) Potential Winners.

6) Data Collection – All Entrants and Personal Nominees have read and agree to all of the terms and conditions of Sponsor's Privacy Policy, which is available at

7) Prizes – Ten (10) Official Winners will each receive $10,000 awarded by check ("Prize"). There are a total of ten (10) prizes available with a total value of all prizes being $100,000. Regardless of the individual submitting a winning Nomination, the prize will only be awarded to the individual entered as the Personal Nominee in the Nomination.

All federal, state and other taxes on prizes are solely the responsibility of the Official Winner, which is the Personal Nominee in the winning Nomination. Sponsor reserves the right, exercisable at any time in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Any costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, is solely the responsibility of Official Winner.

8) Winner Confirmation – Winning Entrants and their Personal Nominees will be contacted during the Winner Vetting Period at the e-mail address and/or phone number associated with the winning Nomination ("Winning Notification"). Each Personal Nominee who is selected as a Potential Winner will be provided with an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and an IRS Form W-9, (collectively "Affidavit"). The Affidavit must be executed as directed and returned within seven (7) days of the date on the Winning Notification. In completing the Affidavit, the Potential Winner will be required to send a copy of his/her passport, driver's license, birth certificate, or other documentation (acceptable to Sponsor) as proof of age and residency. Failure to comply with any of these provisions will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize. Return of an Affidavit or Prize as undeliverable for any reason will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and any further obligation to Official Winner or Entrant. In the event of a disqualification, at Sponsor's sole discretion, an alternate Potential Winner may be determined using the same judging criteria. Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Official Winners agree that the decisions of the Judges and Sponsor are final and binding.

9) Right to Use Your Nomination and Information: By submitting a Nomination, you and your Personal Nominee: (a) represent and warrant that the information provided in your Nomination is accurate, has not been embellished in any way and can be verified by independent 3rd parties; (b) warrant that nothing in your Nomination would require the consent of any third party and any information associated with your Nomination does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party; (c) agree with all terms and conditions as set forth is these Official Rules; (d) warrant that Entrant has the express permission of any individual associated with your Nomination, including the right to use their image and if requested by the Sponsor can provide written proof of such; (e) grants to the Sponsor a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute and display your Nomination and (f) grant to the Sponsor the right to use the Nomination on any of its websites or in any of its advertising and/or products without any compensation. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to the Sponsor and its affiliated companies with respect to all Nominations and all other submitted materials related to the Promotion, including those submitted by non-winners and Official Winners.

Entrant and Personal Nominee grant to the Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right to use his/her/its name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, the Nomination and written or oral statements, videos, performances or recorded interviews for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Sponsor, its products or services, without notice or compensation in any media known or hereafter developed in perpetuity except where prohibited by law. Entrant and Personal Nominee shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), email address, biographical information, or Nomination. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to the Sponsor, its affiliated companies with respect to all Entrants in the Promotion, including non-winners and Official Winners. The Sponsor however, does not have any obligation to use the winning or non-winning Nominations for any purpose.

10) All Entrants and Personal Nominees agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Promotion and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be considered ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If, during the Promotion Period, for reasons beyond the Sponsor's control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Promotion is not capable of running as originally planned, the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion, without liability and to the extent feasible, may determine Official Winners from among eligible Nominations received prior to cancellation or modification in accordance with the same judging criteria set forth above. Nominations which are incomplete, inaccurate, irregular, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, are void. All materials submitted by an Entrant shall, become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and receipt of such materials will not be acknowledged or returned. Promotion Entities are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled Nominations, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

Promotion Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, including without limitation with respect to any third party website or service, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to participate in the Promotion, including any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or web site.


11) Release of Liability and Issues of Law: By participating you release the Sponsor, Promotion Administrator, its affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all Promotion Entities associated with the development and execution of this Promotion and their respective employees, officers, directors and shareholders ("Released Parties") from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this Promotion, and/or acceptance or use of prize. By participating you also agree that the Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an Entrant's or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Promotion. Released Parties are not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an Entrant's participation in the Promotion or downloading of information in connection with the Promotion.

Entrants and Personal Nominees agree that Released Parties shall not be liable for and do hereby release the Released Parties from any liability including but not limited to personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Promotion or parts thereof or acceptance of, use of or inability to use a prize including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Official Winners agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to the prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death). Official winners acknowledge the aforementioned individuals and entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the prize.

Released Parties shall not be liable to an Official Winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Released Parties' sole control.


12) Information about the Winners: Winners will be announced at as they are confirmed between October 1, 2014 and December 15, 2014. To request a list of winners by mail send a hand self-addressed, return postage affixed envelope for receipt no later than December 31, 2014 to: Chicken of the Sea Pay It Forward Personal Nomination Winners List, PO Box 12055, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2055.

13) Communication – Any questions or comments regarding this Promotion should be directed to Chicken of the Sea International via email to:

14) Sponsor:
Chicken of the Sea International
PO Box 85568
San Diego, CA 92186

15) Promotion Administrator:
Extra Mile Marketing
16611 N. 91st Street, STE 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1523

Revision Date: 1/27/14