You could win a trip to Jamaica!

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KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028
Jamaica Tourism Board, 5201 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite # 670, Miami, Florida, 33126

Funjet Vacations, 8907 North Port Washington Road Milwaukee, WI 53217




The contest begins at 4:00:01 a.m. PT on April 30, 2012 and ends at 10:00:00 a.m. PT on May 11, 2012. Entries will be accepted from 4:00:01 a.m. PT on April 30, 2012 until 11:59:59 a.m. PT on May 6, 2012 (the "Entry Period"). Entries submitted in this Contest before or after the Entry Period will be disqualified.





a.     Go to www.ktla.com/jamaica and follow the instructions to complete the entry form. All entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 a.m. PT on May 6, 2012. You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including your name, age, address, contact information, an essay consisting of no more than 50 words detailing why your mother should win a trip to Jamaica, and the uploading of one digital photo featuring yourself and your mother. Alternatively, if you are a mother or legal guardian, you may upload a photo of yourself and your essay should detail why you should win a trip to Jamaica.You may also (but are not required to) upload a video showcasing yourself or your mother talking about why you (or she) deserve a trip to Jamaica. You must have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Photos must be in either .jpeg or .gif format, and each photo’s file size cannot exceed 200 kilobytes. Video files must be NO GREATER than 200MB in size, NO LONGER than one (1) minute, and in one of the following formats: avi, dv, mov, qt, mp4, mpeg, 3gp, asf, wmv, or mpg.Your face must be featured in the photo and any video you submit. As part of your entry, you will also need to denote a "Designated Mom," which is the name of the person who will compete in the Finalist Competition (see below). The Designated Mom must be either yourself or your mother.

b.    Photos or videos that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material which are deemed by the Sponsors to be unsuitable, or which Sponsors believe would subject them to a claim or litigation. Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsors harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties. For the purposes of this contest, “Mother” shall be defined as a female primary caregiver during a meaningful period of time during the Child’s life. For the purposes of this contest, “Child” shall be defined as a person who received the majority of his or her primary care from the person designated as “Mother”. Neither biological maternity status, nor legal parent or guardian status are a prerequisite for entering this contest. The two people featured in each entry shall be considered collectively as a “Team” for the purposes of this contest.

c.     By submitting a photo, optional video and essay, entrants warrant that their photos, videos and essays are their own original creations, have not been previously published, do not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to privacy and copyrights), do not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, do not contain offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violate any applicable laws, as determined by Sponsor. Photos, videos or essays that do not comply with these Rules shall be disqualified.

d.    Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified and KTLA is not responsible for online entries that are lost, late, garbled, deleted, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet, server, or other online difficulties. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Limit one entry per person or e-mail address for the entire Entry period. Subsequent entries from the same email address will be deleted. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. All entry information becomes the property of Sponsors and will not be returned or its receipt acknowledged.




This contest is void where prohibited by law. This contest is open only to legal residents of California within the KTLA viewing area, who are 21 years of age or older as of April 30, 2012. Employees of other media companies (including radio and television) Sponsors and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees’ immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win the contest.




On or near May 7, 2012, a judging panel composed of KTLA Staff and/or persons designated by KTLA will evaluate all entries. The panel will designate three (3) entries as “finalists," from among all valid entries received based on receiving the highest scores pursuant to the following criteria:

a.     25% - quality of essay and photo

b.    75% - potential marketing and/or entertainment value of an entrant


The "Designated Mom" on each finalist Team will have the opportunity to participate in a competition (the "Finalist Competition") to determine the winner of this Contest which will include activities selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion, including but not limited to dancing, costumes and/or cooking . The Finalist Round will take place between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on May 11, 2012. Finalist team members, including the Designated Mom, must be available to appear on-air on the KTLA 5 Morning News ("the Show") on May 11, 2012, or they will be disqualified. Failure to confirm participation in the Finalist Round by 12:00 p.m. PT ("noon") on May 9, 2012 shall result in disqualification. The Finalist team members agree to comply with and conform to generally accepted broadcast standards with regard to conduct, dress and language during his or her appearances on KTLA-TV, and such compliance shall be determined by KTLA Staff in their sole discretion. In the event of disqualification, Sponsors reserve the right to choose an alternate finalist or to reduce the number of Designated Moms competing in the Finalist Round. KTLA reserves the right to reschedule the dates of finalists’ appearances because of breaking news, technical problems or unforeseen scheduling conflicts.


The terms, conditions and rules of the Finalist Competition will be explained to all finalists upon being notified of their finalist status.


Sponsors reserve the right to change the Finalist Competition including (but not limited to) nature of activities or game play. Any substantial changes to the Finalist Competition will be explained verbally to all finalists. Finalists’ participation in the Finalist Competition shall be deemed an acknowledgement of their understanding and acceptance of these Contest rules, as well as the rules of the Finalist Competition as explained to them verbally and in print, and any substantial changes to the Finalist Competition communicated to them.


The winner will receive:


  • Four (4) nights of accomodations for four (4) people at the RIU Montego Bay, Mahoe Bay - Ironshore P.O., Montego Bay, Jamaica ("RIU Hotel").
  • Round-trip ground transportation between Montego Bay and RIU Hotel.
  • Round-trip coach airfare for four (4) people between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Montego Bay Airport (MBJ)

The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the entire prize package is $4,344.00.


All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses associated with the prize, including, but not limited to travel and incidental expenses, are solely the responsibility of the winner.


Limit one (1) prize per person or household. Government-imposed per passenger travel taxes are approximately $150.00 per person are not included and are payable by winner prior to travel. Winner is responsible to get to LAX. Travel must be taken within the following dates (June 1-28; July 14 – November 12; December 1-15, 2012; January 8 – February 13; February 21 – April 1; April 20 – May 15; June 1-28; July 14 – November 12; December 1-15, 2013, 2012) and is subject to availability and is not allowed over holidays, blackout dates or convention periods. Any trip not reserved and taken by December 15, 2013 shall result in a forfeiture of the Prize. Confirmation will be given on a space available basis only. Once a reservation is made, no changes are permitted. Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. No prize substitutions, except as provided herein. Winner is responsible for providing all necessary travel documentation, including passports.


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NEW PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: As of January 23, 2007 all international travelers must present a government issued passport for U.S. Customs re-entry after air, land or sea travel. For more information please visit the State Department’s consular website www.travel.state.gov or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website www.dhs.gov. It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents, must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree. Funjet Vacations will not rebook or revise any reservations if travelers do not possess a valid U.S. Passport by their date of departure. Travel arrangements are subject to availability. Winner and guest will be required to sign the Funjet Vacations Bill of Rights.


If winner’s guest is a minor, he/she must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents.


Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, and prize substitution will not be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors reserve the right, but are not required, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize in the event the prize listed herein is canceled, postponed or unavailable for any reason. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsors. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded. Winners will be receive a Form 1099 for any prize with a value of $600 or more.








a. By entering, entrants grant to Sponsors and their subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, and advertising and promotional agencies an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish entry submissions (including photos, videos and essays submitted by Entrants) in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity. Entrants and Winners otherwise will retain all rights to their photographs, and the publication of their photographs as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the images. KTLA reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post entry submissions and photos online at www.ktla.com or broadcast the photo on KTLA Channel 5.


b. If for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the contest or any portion of the contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by KTLA TV for marketing or promotional purposes. By entering this contest, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsors by telephone, email and/or postal mail. Sponsors reserve the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Contest or any voter from voting in the Contest if, at their sole discretion, Sponsors find such entrant to be tampering with the entry or voting process or if such individual repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsors determine to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant, voters or Sponsors; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. 


c. Sponsors reserve the right to delay contest announcements, postpone or reschedule all or some of the contest events, and/or modify Contest deadlines at its sole discretion. Any such changes will be announced and posted on the Sponsor’s website in a reasonable period of time.


+c. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to have their names, photographs, voices, biographical information, likenesses, and entry submissions (including photographs) used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to this contest or future similar contests without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsors, and hereby forever and irrevocably release, indemnify and holds harmless the Sponsors and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, shareholders, successors and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contest and any element or activity thereof, the entrant’s participation in, entry in, or in ability to enter the Contest, or any Contest-related activity, or the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use, possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize, or any violation of entrants privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsors or their designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsors’ control, any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sponsors, or any of their agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest promotional materials.


d. Neither the failure of Sponsors to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsors in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of each Sponsor's or right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.


e. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsors in connection with these Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.


All winning entrants and nominees shall be required to sign and return a Photo and/or Essay Release, and an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release.Entrants represent that they agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsors.


7. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winners, send a self-addressed envelope to “Jamaica Getaway 2012”, Attn: Creative Services, KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028, by July 1, 2012. A list of the winners’ names will be available after the winner has been verified and the prize has been awarded.