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CONTEST ALERT: Showcase Your Talent and Win a Chance to Take the Stage in Music City!

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Nashville is called “Music City,” and rightfully so.  You can’t stroll far down Broadway without hearing music wafting through the air.  It’s the town that produced such musical legends as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, and George Jones and home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  And now, you have the opportunity to leave your own musical mark on Nashville! In our “Take the Stage” Contest, Southwest Airlines is partnering with Musicians Corner and giving one lucky and talented person the chance to travel to Nashville to perform an acoustic set on the Musicians Corner Stage in front of a live audience at the Fall Season Kick Off Celebration.  The celebration will be held on Saturday, September, 7, 2013, in Nashville’s Centennial Park.  Not only that, but the winner will have the exclusive opportunity to perform during their flight to Nashville in one the coolest performance venues of all—a Southwest  plane at 35,000 feet! To enter, showcase your talent in a :30 second or less video and upload the video to YouTube.  Then tweet @SouthwestAir using #TakeTheStage no later than 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, August 23, 2013.  A panel of judges, consisting of Nashville music industry professionals will review all entries and select the winner.  The winner will be notified no later than Monday, August 26, 2013. Good Luck! OFFICIAL RULES “Take the Stage in Nashville” Contest- In partnership with Musicians Corner NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED. 1.   How to Enter the Contest a.    Southwest Airlines “Take the Stage in Nashville” ("Contest") will begin on or around 10:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 and will end on or around 5 p.m. CT on Friday, August 23, 2013. b.    To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method: Upload a creative music video on YouTube and share the link on Twitter mentioning @SouthwestAir and #TakeTheStage for the chance to perform music live at Musicians Corner (Centennial Park, Nashville) on Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Winner will also have the opportunity to perform live on a Southwest flight on Friday, September 6, 2013.  All entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant grants Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use the video for all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised. Videos must not be copied.  Entries may not violate any third party rights nor use any third-party intellectual property such as logos or background signs, music, or lyrics.  Entrants acknowledge and agree that their entry does not violate any rights of privacy or publicity and that they have the written permission of those appearing in their video to submit their image.  Entries must not disparage; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, or vulgar; or promote bigotry, racism, hatred or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation.  Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited.  Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Southwest.  Southwest Airlines computer is the official time keeping device for the contest.  Southwest is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.  By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Rules. c.    One entry per person is permitted. Any person found using multiple email addresses to enter will be found to be ineligible. 2.   Eligibility Restrictions a.    The contest is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and the age of majority in their place of residence as of July 30, 2013.   Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law.  The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and is offered only in the United States.  Employees of Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways, and the members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible to enter or win. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.    Only one winner per household is permitted in any Contest administered by Southwest. c.    Entrants are required to provide truthful information and Southwest will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent.  Southwest Airlines will disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements, and Southwest Airlines will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. 3.   Prizes: a.   One (1) grand prize to consist of the opportunity for one (1) artist, accompanied by one (1) guest to travel on Southwest Airlines to Nashville on September 6, 2013.  Winner will play their music live on the Southwest flight.  Winner will play their original music on the Main Stage at Musicians Corner on Saturday, September 7, 2013, time TBD.  Prize package also includes 3-night double occupancy hotel accommodation, $300 in car rental certificates (pending winner meets car rental company age requirements) and a $500 performance stipend, courtesy of Musicians Corner.  No prize substitutions, cash equivalent, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prize subject to availability and the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award a prize of greater or equal value if the advertised prize is unavailable.  Sponsor will provide winner and their guest roundtrip tickets (subject to Southwest terms and conditions) on a Southwest Airlines flight originating from the nearest airport to winner’s residence serviced by Southwest Airlines for travel on September 6, 2013 to Nashville International Airport (BNA).   Winner will also be featured as a "Daily Discovery" artist on Total approximate value of prize is $2,050.00.  Winner must have valid government ID.  All other transportation or other related expenses are the responsibility of the winner.  Prize must be accepted as awarded. b.    In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its loss.  Sponsor is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate. 4.   Selection of Winners Decisions of judges with respect to the Contest are final.  This is a contest of skill. Your chances of winning depend on how well your entry reflects the judging criteria, as compared to the other entries in the contest.  Songs and lyrics submitted must be original works by the Entrant.  The judges will be judging on the following qualities:
  • Creativity and Originality: 30%
  • Entertaining: 20%
  • Southwest and Musicians Corner Appeal: 30%
  • Rules: 20% Read and complied with the official rules.
a.    The top video submission will be selected by a panel of judges on or around Monday, August 26, 2013.  You need not be present to win. b.    Potential winner notification will be made by Sponsor via email. Potential winner must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and/or liability/publicity release in which they agree to hold Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from use of the prize or participation in the Contest.  Affidavits will be mailed or emailed based on the potential winner’s preference beginning August 26, 2013.  Affidavits must be executed and returned within seven (7) days or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize.  Upon timely completion of required affidavits and release, winners should expect to receive their prizes in the mail by Monday, September 2, 2013. 5.   Conditions a.    Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent. b.    By participating in the contest, the winner agrees to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest without additional financial or other compensation unless prohibited by law, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. c.    Southwest Airlines is not responsible for lost, stolen, mangled, miss-delivered, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries, telephone service outages, delays, busy signals, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from entering or claiming a prize. d.    Southwest Airlines, in is sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of Southwest Airlines website or is otherwise in violation of the rules.  It further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. e.    Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize of greater or equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. f.     Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Sponsor. g.    The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize. h.    Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of the winner (when complete) are available during regular business hours at Southwest Airlines, Customer Engagement and Partnership Marketing, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.  For a winners list, send a self-addressed return envelope, after August 23, 2013.  All requests must be received by August 31, 2013. 6.   Sponsor:    Sponsor is Southwest Airlines Co., Customer Engagement and Partnership Marketing, P.O. Box 36611, Dallas, TX 75235-1611.
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