ABC News 4 Daily Call-In Contest Rules

    Posted: Dec 04, 2014 2:17 PM PST

    Updated: Dec 04, 2014 2:17 PM PST

    Who Can Enter

    To be eligible to participate in this contest, entrants must be South Carolina residents who are 18 years of age or older and reside in the WCIV viewing area.

    Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Sinclair Properties, LLC, and any other company which owns, programs or provides other services to television broadcast station WCIV (the "Station"), WMMP, their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term "immediate family" includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren. Only one winner per household if more than one winner per contest. To be eligible, you or anyone in your household can not have won any contest on WCIV within any 30 day period preceding a call for entries.

    How to Enter

    No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one entry per household.

    From time to time, viewers will be asked to call in on a designated telephone line at a particular time or times during WCIV's "Lowcountry Live" which airs weekdays from 10am ET to 11am ET on channel 36.2. At the time that calls are solicited, the criteria for winning will be announced (e.g. first six callers, tenth caller, first caller with the correct answer).

    One or more contests may be announced from time to time. More than one contest may run simultaneously, but entries will only be solicited for one contest at a time. Station is not responsible for any telephone system failure or malfunctions or other inability of entrants to reach telephone entry line.

    Winner(s) will be selected in accordance with the criteria announced when calls are solicited. The contest will be judged by Station personnel, and the decision of the judges will be final as to all matters, including (i) the order in which calls were received and (ii) whether any answer required to be given is correct.

    By calling the designated telephone line, each contestant gives permission to Station to record and/or broadcast contestant's telephone call. All entries received from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and the Station. Poorly connected or disconnected cellular phone calls may be disqualified. Calls for contestants are taken in order of receipt. In the event that more than one voice is heard on the phone line, the contestant/qualifier or winner will be the first person to speak. If the judge(s) is not able to determine which caller was first, a random drawing will be held to determine the winner. The use of switching or programming equipment by telephone company employees is in violation of contest rules and is not permitted. Due to any time delay between the Station's over-the-air signal and the Station's online webcast or streaming, viewers who watch the Station's online stream may hear a cue to call later than viewers watching the Station's over-the-air signal. As a result, the odds of an online/mobile viewer being able to enter or become a winner may be diminished.

    The Prize(s)

    The number of winner(s) to be selected and the applicable prize(s) will be announced when calls are solicited. Winner(s) will be notified of the estimated retail value of the prize(s), which shall not exceed $50.

    Winner(s) will be notified at the time of their calls. Before claiming prizes, winners must provide their correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Winner(s) must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within 10 days of notification. If a winner is a minor, then the winner's parents or guardian must sign a release and affidavit of eligibility before the winner receives his or her prize. Winner(s) must show picture identification to claim prizes. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding the prize based on the identification presented.

    Failure to collect the prize within 10 working days will constitute forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited, the prize will remain the property of Station. Another winner will not be accepted.

    There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for prizes except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No transfer or assignment of prizes is allowed.

    Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules.

    Contestants are eligible to win only one prize within any 30 day period, regardless of the number of contests entered on WCIV or their web site.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group Inc., and Sinclair Properties, LLC, are not liable if the provider of any part of the prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

    Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group Inc., andSinclair Properties, LLC are not responsible for any liabilities arising directly or indirectly from the award or use of the prize.

    In claiming your prize, you acknowledge that Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Sinclair Television Group Inc., and Sinclair Properties, LLC have the right to publicize your name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that you are the winner for promotional purposes without financial remuneration.

    Odds of Winning/Miscellaneous

    Odds of winning depend on the number of correct entries received and the order in which telephone calls are received.

    Complete contest rules are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at WICV, 888 Allbritton Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 and on the Station's website at

    For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to WICV, 888 Allbritton Blvd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 with your request for the winners list for that contest (indicate what the contest was held).

    This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., and Sinclair Properties, LLC accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded hereunder.

    Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information.

    Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the aforementioned contest dates.

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