Contest Rules

SOAR Presents: Streeterville’s Got Talent Competition

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. Competition/Voting Sweepstakes Period: SOAR Presents “Streetervile’s Got Talent”
    Competition (the “Competition“) begins at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (CT) on Thursday, October 1, 2020 and ends at 6:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Saturday, November 14, 2020 (the “Competition Period“) and consists of Five (5) segments/deadlines as outlined in the chart below.

Period



Start Date



End Date


Talent Entry Period Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am (CT) Monday, October 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (CT)
Initial Judging (narrows all eligible entries down to 20 contestants) Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 9:00 am (CT) Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (CT)
Semi Finalist Voting (public narrows from 20 to 4) Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:00 a.m. (CT) Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. (CT)
Final Four Voting (public) Winner Determined Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (CT) Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. (CT)
Winner Verified and Notified Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Noon. (CT) Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Noon (CT)
Event and Winner Announcement


Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. (CT)


Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:00 p.m. (CT)


 

  1. Sponsor: SOAR Streeterville Organization of Active Residents; 244 East Pearson Street, Suite 102, Chicago, IL 60611.
  1. Eligibility: The Competition is open only to people who live, work or have performed within the Streeterville boundaries. Work can include past or current artistic performances within Streeterville. On the north side-Oak Street; east side – Lake Michigan also including Navy Pier; west side-Rush Street; south side- the Chicago River. Contestants who work for a SOAR Business Member are eligible. Contestants must be 18 years or older as of date of vote. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal, territorial and local laws.
  1. How to Enter the Competition: During the Entry Period, you may enter the Competition at https://soarchicago.org/enter-rules/ and fill out the entry form. After you fill out the form, submit an original video file created by you (the “Entry” or “Entry Materials” or “Video“), showing you performing any of the following categories. The video should be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 3 minutes total in length.
    1. Vocal (solo, duet, ensemble)
    2. Instrumental (solo, duet, ensemble)
    3. Theater/Drama (dramatic or poetry reading, monologue, comedy routine)
    4. Dance (tap, jazz, modern, ballet, hip hop, ballroom, other)
    5. Other (pet tricks, gymnastics, juggling, magic, etc.)

All entries must be performed by the entrant (individual or group entrants), with the participants appearing in frame during the performance. Performing against a backing track or pre-recorded audio of the entrant group is not permitted (e.g. lip synching) and will disqualify the entry.

The person uploading the Entry must be the creator of the Video and will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant“). By entering, you understand and agree that your Entry in its entirety or any portion thereof may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be posted on the Site, posted to Sponsor’s social media channels and/or other Sponsor-selected media. Limit one Entry per person. All Entries (entry form and video) must be completed, submitted and received by SOAR on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (CT) to be eligible.

  1. Entry Requirements: In order to be entered into the Competition, Entrants must comply with the registration instructions set forth at the Site/submission form when submitting their Entry. The Video must be in one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, must be under 100 MB, and must be no longer than 2 minutes total in length. The Entry may not contain obscene, lewd or inappropriate images or text, including without limitation nudity, acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm or are illegal/dangerous, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only the Entrant(s) may appear in the Entry.Any Entry Material or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright (including music) or other proprietary right of any person, living or deceased, or entity (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light), or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Entry Material from any source. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether a Video qualifies as an Entry.By submitting an Entry, Entrant represents and warrants that Entrant’s Entry: (a) is wholly original; (b) does not incorporate or include anything that would require the consent of any third party who have not expressly authorized Entrant to display their image, likeness or voice in the Entry or otherwise use such image, likeness or voice in accordance with these Official Rules; and (c) does not violate any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party.

By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby grants the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, designees and legal representatives the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide digital and other right to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entries or excerpts of Entries (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its sole discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on the Site, Sponsor-affiliated websites, television and/or other Sponsor-selected media). In addition, Entrant hereby assigns to the Sponsor all right, title, and interest that he/she may be deemed to have in any reproduction, product, or derivative work using or incorporating the Entry. Entrant further agrees to waive any moral rights in and to the Entry. Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Submitted Entries (or portions thereof) may be posted on the Site after they have been screened. Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable or in bad taste in Sponsor’s sole discretion will be disqualified and may be removed from the Site at any time. Any Entry not in compliance with the above and which does not meet the requirements of these Official Rules and those of the Site will be disqualified. Videos must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such an event, the Video will not be posted online and will be disqualified from the Competition. All Entries submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. No information regarding Entries or judging, other than as otherwise set forth in the Official Rules, will be disclosed.

  1. Judging to Determine the Twenty (20) Semi-Finalists: A sponsor-selected panel of judges (“Judges”) will determine the twenty (20) Semi-Finalists based on the following criteria: Preparation (Props, well rehearsed, memorized); Delivery/Quality (In tune singing, polished dance moves, quality reading/acting) Stage Presence (Confident, comfortable performing, engages the audience); Creativity (how is the act special, dress/ appearance/props). All eligible Competition Entries will be judged from 9:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through 9:00 a.m. (CT) Friday, October 23, 2020. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged based on the same criteria listed above and a semi-finalist will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants agree to the Official Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
  1. Online Voting to Determine Twenty (20) Semi-Finalists: During the Semi-Finalist Voting Period, online voting will be available to all members of the general public whose votes will determine the twenty (20) Semi-Finalists. Voting will take place through the “Streeterville’s Got Talent” website https://soarchicago.org/sgt/. Each vote will be a donation of US $5. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the law in the State of Illinois. There is no limit to the number of times that a contestant can be voted upon. All Entries proposed as Semi-Finalists will be reviewed for level of appropriateness and eligibility and, if any Entry is determined to be inappropriate or ineligible it will not be named a Semi-Finalist and the Entry with the next highest number of votes in the same category which is determined to be appropriate and eligible will be named a Semi-Finalist in its place. To be considered, all votes must be completed, submitted and received between 9:00 a.m. CT Thursday, October 29, 2020 to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by 9:00 p.m. CT

 

  1. 9. Voting to Determine Four (4) Finalists: During the Finalist Voting Period, online voting will be available to all members of the general public who will determine the four (4) Finalists. Voting will take place through the “Streeterville’s Got Talent” website https://soarchicago.org/sgt/. Each vote will be a donation of US $5. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by the law in the State of Illinois. There is no limit to the number of times that a contestant can be voted upon. All Entries proposed as Finalists will be reviewed for level of appropriateness and eligibility and, if any Entry is determined to be inappropriate or ineligible it will not be named a Finalist and the Entry with the next highest number of votes in the same category which is determined to be appropriate and eligible will be named a Finalist in its place. All votes for the four (4) Finalists must be completed, submitted and received by CT on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:00 p.m.. to be included in the Finalist determination.
  1. Judging to Determine the Grand Prize Winner and Notification: During the Final Performance Judging Period, the four (4) finalist videos will be showcased on the “Streeterville’s Got Talent https://soarchicago.org/sgt/ as well as online at the “Streeterville’s Got Talent” virtual event. The winner will be determined from the online votes as well as the amount of donations received per contestant. After Four (4) Finalist voting closes on November 11, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. (CT), Sponsor will notify and contact the Four (4) Finalists of the outcome and next steps.

The winner will be announced at the virtual event on Saturday, November 14, 2020. The event begins at 7:00p.m. (CT) In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged based on the same criteria listed above and a Finalist will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants agree to the Official Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

  1. Competition Grand Prize:One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive the following: $1,000. This will be delivered in check form. This is a per-entry prize, regardless of the size of an individual group entering the Competition.
    • Opportunity to perform on the Plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art during the 2021 Season of the SOAR Farmers Market. Mutually agreed upon date and time. The SOAR Farmers Market is held every Tuesday beginning June 1, 2021 through Tuesday October 26, 2021 from 7am-2pm.
      • A Farmers Market Performance is subject to time limitations and availability, at SOAR’s sole discretion, when scheduling a Farmers Market Performance.
    • Complimentary SOAR Membership for one year.
    • Promotion of Grand Prize winner in SOAR communication materials; website and newsletter.

Runner up Finalist Contestants Prizes

The (3) Runner-up Finalist Contestants will also receive the following prizes:

    • Opportunity to perform on the Plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art during the 2021 Season of the SOAR Farmers Market. Mutually agreed upon date and time. The SOAR Farmers Market is held every Tuesday beginning June 1, 2021 through Tuesday October 26, 2021 from 7am-2pm.
      • A Farmers Market Performance is subject to time limitations and availability, at SOAR’s sole discretion, when scheduling a Farmers Market Performance.
    • Complimentary SOAR Membership for one year.

Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up Finalist Contestant Prize winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Prizes are non-commissionable and no substitutions or transfers are permitted, except that Sponsor may substitute prize component of equal value for any reason. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor (as defined below) who reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize of equal or greater value, if prize becomes unavailable. PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).

  1. General Rules: On or around Wednesday, November 11, 2020 potential Finalists will be notified initially by email and/or phone. If a Competition Finalist Prize winner is not reachable at the telephone number and/or e-mail address provided and a forwarding telephone number or e-mail address is not made available or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize will be forfeited and an alternate Finalist may be determined in accordance with these Official Rules. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of prize and disqualification and alternate determination/selection in accordance with these Official Rules. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, corrupted or incomplete Entries of any kind including those resulting from technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, unavailable network connections or e-mail, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition/Voting/Voting Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Competition. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible or liable for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Competition. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry/Voting Sweepstakes/voting process or the operation of the Competition; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Competition/Voting Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Competition (or online voting) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the Competition and determine the Competition winners/Registration Prize winners from among all eligible Entries received prior to cancellation (and in the event the online voting is cancelled, Voting Sweepstakes Prizes will go un-awarded and Sponsor will judge all Entries based on the other judging criteria listed above in Rule #10).
  1. Dispute Resolution: Except where prohibited, by participating each Entrant/Sweepstakes entrant agrees that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction.

 

  1. Release: By entering the Competition, each Entrant represents and warrants that: (i) all rights to the Entry belong to and are original to him/her, or he/she has written consent to use, and the Entry does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or any other third party right nor violate any applicable law or regulation, (ii) he/she has the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the Entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity, (iii) he/she hereby holds the Sponsor and the Released Parties defined below harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Entry and waives any right to inspect or approve uses of the Entry or to be compensated for any such uses. Participating in the Competition/Voting Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agencies to use Entrants’, biographical information, pictures/portraits, likenesses and/or voices and Entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in the Competition/Voting Sweepstakes, each Entrant/Sweepstakes entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by entrant for any liability for any bodily injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons, including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entry creation (if applicable), the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, if applicable or participation in the Competition/Voting Sweepstakes or participation in any Competition or related activity. Each Entrant hereby represents and warrants that he/she has read these Official Rules and is fully familiar with its contents.
  1. Data Protection/Privacy Policy: Information collected by Sponsor in connection with this Competition may be used by Sponsor and shared with third parties involved in administration of the Competition in accordance with the online Privacy Policy included in these terms and conditions and applicable data protection laws. The Entrant agrees to the collection, processing and storage of his/her personal data by Sponsor in the United States for purposes of the Competition.

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Sharing
Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your personal data with unaffiliated entities without your consent. We do share personal data with a limited number of Licensed Service Providers, which are unaffiliated entities that support SOAR systems and processes.  These Licensed Service Providers are required to use the personal data only to offer, provide, maintain, and analyze support service.

Finally, we may share personal data pursuant to legal requirements, as necessary to protect ourselves, our members or others, or in connection with a direct or indirect reorganization process, such as a sale, merger, consolidation or bankruptcy.

Security
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Choice
We strive to provide you reasonable choices regarding our collection, use, and sharing of your personal data. We provide you access to review and correct your personal data, provide you options regarding how we share personal data with third-parties including SOAR Licensed Service Providers and unaffiliated non-profit organizations, and provide you control over how we communicate with you, among other choices.

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Certain sections of the Site may provide links to sites of third parties, where you may be able to purchase online many different types of products and services that are provided by third parties. We are not responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, or any other aspect of any product or service offered or provided by a third party. If you make a purchase from a merchant on a site linked to by the Site, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by the merchant. A merchant that offers or sells products or services through the Site may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from ours. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. For more information about a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s Web site and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You agree that neither we nor our affiliates are responsible for any damages that you incur, and you will not assert any claims against us or them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Site.

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IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE SITE OR RELATED ONLINE SERVICES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MESSAGE BOARDS OR OTHER INTERACTIVE FEATURES, OR OUT OF THE BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.

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