About The Program: The Yahoo! Young Media Star program (the "Program") is an exciting opportunity to be recognized in the industry as an up and coming media planner star. Two Young Media Stars will be invited to be Yahoo!’s guests at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes (France), where they will have access to Cannes Lions venues, thought leadership seminars, workshops, galas, awards, parties and networking events.
Eligibility: The Program is open to online media planners early in their careers who are employed at a media agency and are working at the pre-manager level. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry. Applicants must legal residents of the Eligibility Area at the time of entry. Applicants must have a valid passport at the time of travel. Void in overseas U.S. territories, possessions, commonwealths and military installations, and where prohibited by law. Employees and agents of Yahoo! Inc. ("Sponsor" or "Yahoo!"), its affiliates, subsidiaries, any other prize sponsor, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Program (all of the foregoing, together with Yahoo!, collectively referred to as "Promotion Entities"), and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate or win.
Program Entry: The Program begins at 12:01 AM PT on March 28, 2012 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on April 25, 2012 (the "Entry Period").
To enter, visit http://advertising.yahoo.com/events/young-media-stars-2012/ (the "Program Site") during the Entry Period. Follow the links and instructions to complete the application form on the Program Site. You will be asked to provide the following information: your name, title, email address, phone number; your agency name and address; and your manager’s name, title, and email address. You will also be asked to respond to four (4) questions. Three (3) are form essay questions, your responses to which should demonstrate your knowledge about the online media industry, and one (1) Yahoo!-specific question. To participate in the Video Contest for a chance to earn bonus points, include a link to your Video Entry in the application form (see Video Contest instructions, below).
You will have a chance add bonus points to your application by posting a video of yourself to Flickr (maximum 90 seconds) explaining why you should be the next Yahoo! Young Media Star (the "Video Entry"). To post your Video Entry, visit www.flickr.com. If you do not already have a Flickr account, follow the links instructions to create one. Accounts are free. The Flickr Terms of Service apply. Or follow the instructions to sign in using your Yahoo! ID, Facebook ID, or Google ID. Once you are logged in, follow the links and instructions to post a video. The Video Entry must be set to "public" and the "sharing" feature must be enabled, or we will not be able to use your video on the Yahoo! Advertising Facebook page, as described below. To enable sharing, visit http://www.flickr.com/account/prefs/sharing and select "Yes, please." As described above, be sure to include a link to your Video Entry in the application form.
Applicants’ Video Entries will be posted on the Yahoo! Advertising Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/yahooadvertising from 12:01 AM PT on April 30, 2012 until 11:59 PM PT on May 10, 2012 (the "Voting Period"). Your video will be subject to the Facebook Terms of Service (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms), which may be different than the Flick Terms of Service.
During the voting period, Facebook users will be able to view and vote for their favorite video(s) once per day. Official voting rules will be posted on the Yahoo! Advertising Facebook Page prior to the commencement of voting. Applicants and users with Facebook accounts will be able to view, like, comment, share, and tweet the Video Entry.
In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized email account holder of the email address associated with the account used for entry. "Authorized email account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The potential winner may be required to provide Promotion Entities with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first entry received from a particular individual will count; subsequent attempts to enter will be disqualified. The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Entries may only be made according to the method described above. Automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or sweepstakes service), copies, third party entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted and will be disqualified. Only eligible entries actually received by Yahoo! before the end of the Entry Period will be considered. Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or mutilated entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned.
Conduct: By entering the Program, Applicants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Program. Applicants further agree to comply with and be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all respects. Yahoo! reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Program or any Yahoo! website; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Yahoo! property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, YAHOO! RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Program Award Benefits: Two (2) Potential Award Winners who are confirmed (each a "Confirmed Winner") will receive a trip to Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes (France) (the "Cannes Lions Trip" or the "Award"), which includes:
(a) Round trip coach class air transportation from a major commercial U.S. airport close to Confirmed Winner’s home (carrier and airport to be selected by Sponsor) to Nice airport in Nice (France);
(b) Round trip airport transfers via taxi;
(c) Hotel accommodations (one room, standard, double occupancy) for four (4) nights;
(d) Spending money for meals awarded as a Visa Gift Card (amount determined in Yahoo!’s sole discretion);
(e) Delegate pass to Cannes Lions events and venues June 17-20, 2012;
(f) Yahoo! platforms to share their experiences and perspectives about the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (Yahoo! Scene and Y! Blog) (details at Yahoo!’s sole discretion); and
(g) $2,000 USD.
The following applies to the Cannes Lions Trip: Except as specifically provided herein, the Cannes Lions Trip does not include taxes, insurance, telephone charges, personal expenses, travel arrangements between Confirmed Winner’s home and U.S. airport of departure, ground transportation, gratuities, passenger facility charges (PFCs), departure taxes, incidental charges, or any other item not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the Confirmed Winner thereof. Cannes Lions events are subject to cancellation. Confirmed Winner is responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents (including a valid passport) are obtained for him/her prior to ticketing. Sponsor is not responsible if Confirmed Winner is denied access to the aircraft or entry/re-entry into destination. In such an event, Confirmed Winner will be solely responsible for any expenses incurred and the Cannes Lions Trip may be forfeited, in whole or in part. Confirmed Winner must comply with all hotel check-in requirements including, without limitation, the presentation of a major credit card. Confirmed Winner must be able to travel in a window between June 16-22, 2012 (exact dates will be announced by Sponsor at time Confirmed Winner is contacted), or award may be forfeited, and no compensation awarded in lieu thereof. Once travel arrangements are confirmed, travel arrangements and accommodations cannot be changed by Confirmed Winner; however, travel is subject to availability, blackout dates, and/or change due to circumstances beyond Program Entities’ control. If Sponsor cannot confirm a Winner who is able to travel on required dates in time to satisfy verification procedures, the Cannes Lion Trip will not be awarded. All travel awarded in this Program must originate from a major airport near Confirmed Winner’s home, as determined by Sponsor. All tickets issued in conjunction with the Cannes Lions Trip are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code-share flights may be used.
The following applies to the entire Award and its components: Limit one (1) prize per winner. Approximate retail value per Award: $10,150. Total prize ARV $20,300. Award cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Award may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsor or as provided herein. Only listed Award will be awarded and no substitutions, equivalents or redemptions will be made, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any or all components of the Award with another element of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised Prize (or any component thereof) is not available. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable income taxes, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of the Award, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Yahoo! expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the Award. Yahoo! makes no representations or warranties concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any component of the Award. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. Yahoo! will not replace any lost or stolen elements of the Award.
Winner Selection and Notification: Regional sales representatives of Yahoo!, with the assistance of representatives from industry association partner 4As (American Association of Advertising Agencies) will select the two (2) potential winners according to the following points system:
In the event of a tie, Potential winners will be determined (among those tied entrants) based on the total Video Entry Bonus Points. If entrants are still tied, the Potential winners will be determined (among those still-tied entrants) based on the number of votes that the Video Entry received. If the tie is still not broken, the Entries will be reviewed by an additional Yahoo! judge who will evaluate Entries according to the above point system and who will serve as a tiebreaker. The judges reserve the right to select only one or no Potential winners if they determine, in their sole opinion, that there are an insufficient number of eligible or appropriate entries.
Potential winners will be notified via email, U.S. mail, telephone and/or by overnight courier by or about May 17, 2012. Each potential winner may be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) and provide any additional information (such as social security number), that may be required by Promotion Entities. Except where prohibited by law, potential winners must return all such required documents within seven (7) days following attempted notification or prize may be forfeited. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Promotion Entities to contact a potential winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner by random drawing. If applicable, Confirmed Winner may be issued an IRS Form 1099 which documents the value of the prize for tax purposes. Any difference between actual value of a prize and the approximated value of a prize as stated in these Official Rules will not be awarded.
Confirmed Winner’s manager may be contacted via email to notify them that Applicant has been selected as a 2012 Yahoo! Young Media Star.
General Conditions: This Program is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
By entering, participants: (a) release and hold harmless Promotion Entities, Facebook, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, participation in this promotion, or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any prize-related activity; (b) grant to Yahoo! a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license (but not the obligation), with the right to sublicense, use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform and publicly display their Video Entry (in whole or in part) on the Yahoo! Advertising Facebook Page; (c) represent and warrant to Yahoo!, that (i) their Video Entry is an original work taken by them; (ii) their Video Entry is free from any third party rights; and (iii) they have the full right and authority to grant the rights herein granted in all media throughout the universe; and that no one else's permission is required; (d) consent to the use of their name, likeness, voice and biographical material about them in connection with the Program and expressly release Yahoo!, its agents, employees, licensees and assigns from and against any and all claims which they have, or may have, for invasion of privacy, defamation or any other cause of action arising out of the use, performance, distribution and/or exhibition of the Video Entry.
Except where prohibited by law, a Confirmed Winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Promotion Entities to use such Confirmed Winner’s name, address (city and state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Program without further compensation, consideration, review or consent.
Limitations of Liability: Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or mutilated entries, or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program, or any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Program. Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any injury or damage to Applicants or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Program. If, for any reason, the Program 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 Promotion Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Program, Yahoo! reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.
Winners List: The names of the Confirmed Winners may be obtained after May 17, 2012 and no later than June 16, 2012 by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Winners List Request."
Sponsor: Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This Program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.