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RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2014 official contest rules

April 30, 2014

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Semifinalist and Finalist rounds of "RedEye Rock 'N' Vote Competition" (the "Contest") start at 12:01 AM (CT) on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 and end at 11:00 PM (CT) on Thursday, May 22, 2014 ("Contest Period"). The sponsor of this Contest is RedEye, which is located at 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 ("Sponsor"). The Contest is subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all contestants agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein and the decisions of the Sponsor. 

1)    Eligibility: This Contest is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage or Will who are 18 years of age and older as of the first day of the Contest Period and who are in a band or music artists. You must be an amateur musician. For purposes of this Contest, an amateur is defined as an individual or band that earns less than 10 percent of its income from public music performance. Employees (and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children) or household members (whether or not related)) of Sponsor, Lincoln Hall and of their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and/or public relations companies associated with this Contest (collectively, the "Contest Entities"), are not eligible to participate. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that all eligibility requirements are met as well as proof of ownership of the email address associated with the winning entry. If entrant is a band, all band members must meet the eligibility criteria. Void where prohibited and outside the above-listed counties. This Contest will be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.

2)    Selection of Semifinalists and First Voting Period: Ten to 15 semifinalists (the "Semifinalists") will be selected by the RedEye Editorial team from among eligible entries. The final number of Semifinalists will be subject to RedEye editorial discretion. Video files of the songs submitted by the Semifinalists' (the "Songs") will be posted in a video gallery at redeyechicago.com/rock for public voting. The Sponsor makes the final determination as to which entries are eligible to take part in this Contest and may be considered for the prize. You may cast your vote at redeyechicago.com/rock during the public voting period.  The first public voting period will run from 12:01 AM (CT) on April 30, 2014 to 5:00 PM (CT) on May 5, 2014.

3)    Selection of Finalists and Notification: The four Semifinalists who receive the most eligible votes will be named finalists (the "Finalists") and will then move on to the final round of the Contest. Sponsor will attempt to notify potential Finalists by using the information provided by Finalists with their entry. A potential Finalist will be disqualified and Sponsor may select another Finalist based on the next leading vote recipient if: (a) a Finalist does not respond within 72 hours of first notification attempt; (b) a Finalist does not fulfill the eligibility requirements; (c) a Finalist does not adhere to the Official Rules; and/or (d) if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, refused, or declined.

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