Chris Brown's BET Awards Performance Contest Rules

"Be A Part of Chris Brown’s BET Awards ‘13 Performance" Contest


Entrants must have an active Skype account prior to entering and shall not register for a Skype account for the sole purpose of participating in this Contest. This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. commonwealths, territories, and possessions) 18-25 YEARS OF AGE as of June 18, 2013. This contest is open to amateurs only: professional dancers are prohibited from entry and consideration. Employees, and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including household members of Black Entertainment Television LLC (“BET”), Sony Music Entertainment, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to enter. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws. By entering this contest, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, employees, officers, directors, representatives, and advertising and promotion agencies from any injury, loss, death, damage, action, claim, demand or other liability that may occur from entrant’s participation in this contest or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded, or attendance at any event. The Contest Entities reserve the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this contest. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

2. HOW TO ENTER: This contest begins at 6:00 p.m. EDT June 18, 2013 and ends at 11:00 p.m. EDT June 21, 2013 (the “Contest Period”). To enter, log on to using your registered account, then upload your original video showing us your best “Fine China” performance. The video must comply with the following guidelines:

a) Must be no more than two minutes (2:00) in length;
b) Must be in the format specified on the contest page;
b) Must feature the entrant only;
c) Must not infringe upon any copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights;
d) Must not contain any music other than Chris Brown’s “Fine China”;
e) Must not contain any obscene, profane or other objectionable words; sexually explicit or derogatory lyrics, images or gestures; or objectionable content of any form; and
f) Must not mock, ridicule or disparage Contest Entities, or their products or services, or any ethnic, religious or national group, gender, or sexual orientation.
By submitting a video in the contest, the entrant represents and warrants to the Contest Entities that he/she is between 18 and 25 years of age at the time of entry, a registered user of, is the only person appearing in the video, and is the copyright owner of the video content or is otherwise licensed to use such content. If the video does not adhere to all of the above guidelines, the entry will be disqualified. The Contest Entities reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entrant that violates these guidelines.

The Contest Entities assume no responsibility for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention. The Contest Entities reserve the right to modify, suspend or terminate the promotion, in whole or in part, by giving such notice, in any form and manner deemed appropriate by the Contest Entities. Should the contest be modified, suspended or terminated as aforesaid, the prize will nevertheless be awarded from among all eligible entries received and in accordance with these Official Rules. Limit: One (1) entry per person.

An eligible entry must be received via online as described above. Incomplete entries are void. By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and BET’s Terms of Use, Video Submission Agreement and Video Submission Regulations. To enter, your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology (now known or hereafter devised or discovered), which may be used by Contest Entities for the purposes of Entry tracking and as set forth in’s Privacy Policy. Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address from which the entry is made. The Contest Entities are not responsible or liable for lost, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, late, interrupted, illegible or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of BET and will not be acknowledged or returned.

RIGHTS TO THE ENTRY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE VIDEO OR DIGITAL RECORDING, AND THE PERFORMANCE CONTAINED IN ANY OF THE ABOVE; (b) DOES NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR MORAL RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR VIOLATE APPLICABLE LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR NETWORK STANDARDS; (c) HAS NOT BEEN ENTERED IN OR WON PREVIOUS CONTESTS OR AWARDS; AND; (d) HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED PREVIOUSLY, AND WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED OR UPLOADED, TO ANY OTHER MEDIUM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ONLINE VIDEO SERVICE; (iii) irrevocably grants to the Contest Entities and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, agents and licensees, the exclusive unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright (as appropriate), reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the entry in whole or in part, including, but not limited to, the audio and/or video recording and performances contained in any of the above items (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Contest Entities, in the Contest Entities’ sole discretion), as well as the entrant’s name, address, image, voice, likeness, statements, biographical material and any additional photographic images, video images, audio recordings, portraits, interviews or other materials relating to the entrant and arising out of his/her participation in this contest (with or without using the entrant’s name) (collectively, the “Additional Materials”) in perpetuity in any media throughout the world, whether now known or later created, for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from the entrant or any other party; (iv) acknowledges and agrees that (a) the Contest Entities and other entrants have access to and/or may create or have created literary, film, tape and/or other materials, ideas and concepts which may be similar or identical to an entry in theme, idea, plot, format, characters and/or other respects; (b) the entrant will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use by Contest Entities or other entrants of any such similar or identical material, ideas and/or concepts; and (c) the Contest Entities’ use of material containing elements similar to or identical with those contained in the entrant’s Entry shall not obligate Contest Entities to negotiate with nor entitle entrant to any compensation or other claim; (v) forever waives any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude Contest Entities’ use of the entrant’s Entry or Additional Materials, or require the entrant’s permission for Contest Entities to use them for any purpose, and agrees to never sue or assert any claim against Contest Entities’ use of the Entry or Additional Materials; and (vi) agrees to indemnify and hold Contest Entities harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Contest Entities arising out of or in connection with (a) any Entry or Additional Materials (including, but not limited to, any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on the submission of such other material); (b) any breach by entrant of any warranty, agreement or representation contained in the Official Rules, the Terms of Use, Video Submission Agreement and Video Submission Regulations, or in any documentation submitted by entrant; (c) the entrant’s conduct during and in connection with this contest, including but not limited to trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, right of publicity, right of privacy or defamation; or (d) the acceptance of any prize.

4. PRIZE: One (1) winner (the “Winner”) will have the opportunity to be a part of Chris Brown’s performance at this year’s “BET Awards ‘13” scheduled to air on Sunday, June 30, 2013 by way of virtual participation via Skype. Prize does not include any other prizes or expenses not specifically listed herein. Prize package has no cash redemption value. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Contest Entities. If the Prize, or any portion of the Prize is unavailable, the Contest Entities reserve the right to substitute that prize or portion of the prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Prize will be awarded, provided it is properly claimed.

5. DETERMINATION OF WINNER: One (1) potential Winner will be selected on or about June 21, 2013 from amongst all eligible entries received during the Contest Period based on level of excitement, creativity, and energy. BET will notify the potential Winner by phone and/or e-mail on or about June 24, 2013. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted or if he/she is found to be ineligible, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternative potential winner will be selected by the Contest Entities, in their sole discretion.
6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The potential Winner may be required to sign and return any applicable documents sent by BET related to the contest, which may include, but are not limited to a Letter of Prize Acceptance, Waiver of Liability, Affidavit of Eligibility, and/or an Appearance Release Agreement within twenty-four (24) hours of notification. Failure to return documents as specified or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable will result in entry being disqualified, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Where permitted by law and’s Privacy Policy, winner agrees to grant to the Contest Entities and the Contest Entities’ licensees, affiliates and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews as may be determined by the Contest Entities. Failure to grant such rights may result in disqualification and an alternate winner or potential winner may be selected from eligible entries previously received and in accordance with these Official Rules. Further, by accepting the prize, the Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Entities, their parents, subsidiaries, licensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any contest related activity, or participation in this contest. IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTITIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSEES, AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPERESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO USE OF INTERNET SITE WWW.BET.COM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS, FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
The Contest Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website; to be in violation of the Terms of Service of the web site, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the contest at the actual time of the entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning email addresses email, addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.

7. DISPUTES: As a condition of participating in this contest, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the State of New York having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall apply the laws of the State of New York without regards for doctrines of Conflict of Law. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, nor consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

8. WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of prize winner(s), available after June 30, 2013, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Be A Part of Chris Brown’s BET Awards ‘13’s Performance” Contest to Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018. Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting list of prize winners.

Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018