To Enter and Play:
No Purchase Necessary. To enter, tell us in 300 words or less why your office deserves a holiday party this year. E-mail your entry, along with your name, age, address and telephone number and your company’s name, address, telephone number, and number of employees, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be emailed by or before 3pm CST on Monday, November 19 at 3:00pm. Only one entry per email address; only emailed entries will be accepted. You can enter beginning at 12:00pm CST on Thursday, November 1 through 3pm CST on Monday, November 19, 2012. By submitting an entry, each entrant warrants that he or she is the original author of the work, agrees to allow WGN Radio to read and/or publish his/her email essay on the air or on its website and warrants that he or she has permission from his/her company’s management to enter the contest. Sponsor will disqualify all entries that do not comply with the length requirements, fail to provide all information requested above, are received after the contest deadline, contain profane, obscene, or inappropriate language material, or violate the rights of third parties.
On Tuesday, November 20, 2012, WGN Radio staff will review all eligible entries and choose the grand prize winner, based upon the originality (50%) and human-interest appeal (50%) of the entry. On or around Monday, November 26, 2012 John will announce the grand prize-winning entry on-air. The entrant’s company will be declared the grand prize winner and awarded a holiday party for up to 100 people at Gibsons Steakhouse-Oak Brook on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm. Winning company must have 100 employees or less to be eligible to win. Winning company is subject to rules and eligibility verification and must be approved by winning company management. WGN Radio reserves the right to publish the grand prize winning entry on its website. In the event that the winning company has less than 100 employees, WGN Radio reserves the right to select additional winners to reach the 100 person capacity.
The e-mail essay portion of this contest will begin at 12pm CST on Thursday, November 1, 2012 and end at 3pm CST on Monday, November 19, 2012. All essay entries must be submitted before 3pm CST on Monday, November 19, 2012.
The judging portion of this contest will begin at 3pm CST on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 and end on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 5pm. The grand prize winner will be announced on or around Monday, November 26, 2012 during the John Williams Show (weekdays 12:00-3pm, CST).
One (1) grand prize winner will receive a company holiday party for up to 100 people at The Spring Room at Gibsons Steakhouse-Oak Brook on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6:30-9:30pm. Party includes food, beverage and gratuity up to $7,500. In the event that the winning company has less than 100 employees, WGN Radio reserves the right to select additional winners to reach the 100 person capacity.
This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Winning company must be located in the Chicagoland metropolitan area (defined as Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties in Illinois; Porter and Lake counties in Indiana). Winning company must have 100 employees or less to be eligible to win. Employees of WGN Radio, Gibsons Restaurant Group, their affiliated companies and members of their immediate families living in the same household are ineligible. By entering, the winner agrees to release WGN Radio, sponsors and their affiliated companies from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind, arising from his or her participation in this Contest, or his/her receipt or use of the contest prize. By entering, the winner warrants that WGN will have full permission, without further compensation, to use the entrant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness, and the entrant’s essay entry for broadcast and promotional purposes in connection with the contest.
Prizes will not be awarded, even if announced, if the contestant is not eligible in accordance with these rules.
By participating, contestants agree WGN Radio has the sole right to determine winners of the contest and all matters and disputes related to the contest, and that its determination will be final and binding. All entries become the property of WGN Radio and cannot be returned. WGN Radio reserves the right to delay contest announcements, postpone or reschedule all or some of the contest events, or modify contest deadlines and/or modify contest deadlines if breaking news, sports coverage or other unanticipated events preempt regular programming. If such changes occur, they will be posted on the wgnradio.com website. WGN will not be responsible for faulty internet transmission or receipt of email entries.
There are no substitute prizes. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash
A copy of the Official Rules can be obtained by sending a self-addressed envelope to John Williams’ Holiday Office Party Contest, WGN Radio, 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 or by logging on to wgnradio.com.Sponsor: WGN Radio, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.
Thursday, November 1st: Begin accepting entries
Monday, November 19th at 3pm: entry deadline
Tuesday, November 20th: Select finalists and make arrangements for them to call-in on Monday for winner announcement
Monday, November 26th: Announce winners on-air
Monday, December 10th: Party