OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE “Voices of the Valley” Contest

CONTEST PERIOD: The Voices of the Valley Contest (“Contest”) begins on September 13, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on October 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Contest Period”).  

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to Arizona residents only who are of the age of majority or older in the applicable jurisdiction. Those that have been convicted of any past felony or criminal history are not eligible. Employees of Phoenix Speedway, LLC (“Sponsor”), its parents, subsidiaries, limited liability and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective family members (parent, child, spouse, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and members of their households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: All contestants must register online by filling out an application (“Entry”) found at www.phoenixraceway.com/anthem and uploading a video of entrant performing a traditional rendition of the National Anthem acapella, under one minute and 30 seconds.  Entries accepted beginning September 13, 2021 and ending upon receipt of the first 100 Entries.  Contest and Entries are limited to the first 100 entrants received by Phoenix Speedway, LLC.   Sponsor shall  not be responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or misdirected Entries.  Incomplete, illegible, or fraudulent Entries not considered.    One (1) entry per person permitted.   Selection format will consist of two (2) rounds of competition where contestants perform during each Round.  Submission round  includes all 100 Entries, who must sing, an under one minute and 30 seconds version of the National Anthem.  The top ten (10) finalists will be selected to move to the final round in Victory Lane on October 17, 2021 (exact time TBD).  Top ten (10) finalists will be notified October 8, 2021 by telephone number provided on the entry form.  Each finalist will have 24 hours to respond before the selection of an alternate candidate will be chosen.  Winners for each round will be selected from among all eligible Entries received by a panel of judges as determined by the Sponsor (“Judges”). For each round, there will be a mutually agreed upon number of Judges.  Past winners will not be eligible. Top ten (10) finalists agree to a background check provided by Phoenix Speedway, LLC.  All decisions of the Judges shall be made in the sole discretion of the Judges and are final.  Final contestants will be judged on their ability to sing a version of the National Anthem.  One grand prize winner will be chosen from the top ten (10) finalists.  

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES:

Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;  
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission; 
  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or
  • violates any law.

Entry must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.  If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time. Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void.  By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she and any persons appearing or who are identifiable in the Entry consent to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

JUDGING:  All eligible Entries received by Sponsor will be judged by a panel of qualified judges based on the following criteria: ability to sing the National Anthem.  The entrant from the final round, with the highest score will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, an additional, “tie-breaking” Judge will determine the winner based on the criteria listed herein. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:  Finalist will be contacted the evening of their final performance and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release (except where prohibited), a liability release and a copy of his/her valid personal identification card bearing his/her photograph, name, age, and address.  If the results from the background check show any past felony or criminal history the winning finalist will be disqualified and the entrant who finished second will be declared the winner. The execution of additional releases and/or waivers of liability required by Sponsor and/or any other applicable sanctioning body or prize provider may also be required and returned within the time period specified by such entities, as appropriate.  Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up. If any potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

PRIZE[S]: One (1) grand prize winner will sing the National Anthem at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series “Lucas Oil 150” on November 5, 2021 at Phoenix Raceway and receive two (2)  credentials and two (2) race tickets for the November 5, 2021 event. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the prize is $180.00. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, any other expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically listed herein as being provided including ground/air transportation, luggage fees, meals, gratuities, delivery charges, etc., are the responsibility of the  winner and any guests.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. No substitution, transfer or cash redemption of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

OWNERSHIP/USE OF ENTRIES:  Each entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the Entry and performance submitted (including without limitation auditions and actual performance) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.   

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering this Contest and/or using any prize, entrant  and guests agree: (1) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, limited liability and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, members, agents and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from liability of any kind or nature for any loss, claims, damages, or injuries of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from entrant’s participation in this Contest or from the acceptance and use/misuse of any prize and (2) to abide by, and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor relating to participation in the Contest, selection of winners and awarding of prizes, which shall be are final. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, biographical information, city and state of residence, voice, photograph, image and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and other purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so, unless prohibited by law. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries,  the announcement of the prize[s], the incorrect uploading of the video or in any Contest-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, or should the Contest be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner[s] from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

FORUM SELECTION: This Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona. Each entrant knowingly and voluntarily intends and agrees that (i) the mandatory, exclusive venue for any action in any way related to or arising out of this Contest or prizes awarded shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and shall be in the state and federal courts in and for Maricopa County, Arizona; and (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering any Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees. Each entrant hereby knowingly and voluntarily waives any and all objections to venue and personal jurisdiction in the foregoing, and submit themselves thereto. Each entrant hereby waives any right it may have to assert the doctrine of forum non conveniens or similar doctrine or to object to venue with respect to any proceeding brought in accordance with this paragraph, and stipulates that the aforementioned courts shall have in personam jurisdiction and venue over them for the purpose of litigating any dispute, controversy, or proceeding arising out of or related to this Contest.

WINNERS’ LIST: The winners’ names will be posted on www.phoenixraceway.com. 

SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Phoenix Speedway, LLC, having its principal place of business at 125 South Avondale Boulevard, Suite 200, Avondale, AZ 85323. 

Phoenix Raceway® and its logo are registered trademarks and are used with permission.

NASCAR® is a registered trademark of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, LLC. NASCAR, LLC is not a sponsor of this promotion.

CONSUMER PRIVACY: Information submitted to Sponsor by any entrant is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.phoenixraceway.com/Footer-Pages/Privacy-Policy.aspx