Connecticut's Biggest Mouth


1. SPONSOR: CT1 Media, WTIC-TV, Hartford Courant, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115.

2. CONTEST DATES: The contest period (the "Registration Period") begins at 12:00:01 a.m. EST on April 13, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. EST on May, 7, 2010. A maximum of three on-location Audition events will be held between April 17, 2010 and April 20, 2010. There are two ways to enter. Participants may either upload their video submit a link to their own original YouTube video (described more fully below) or they must attend one of the on-location auditions (described more fully below) ("Auditions"). All auditions will be videotaped and then posted (described more fully below). Auditions will only be held on the dates and locations determined by Sponsor (and at no other times or dates).

3. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. There are two ways to enter:

a. To submit your own original video, go to www.ctnow.com/biggestmouth and follow the instructions to complete the entry form. You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including your name, age, address, contact information, and a valid e-mail account. You can upload your video or you can provide us with a link to your original YouTube video that describes in the content of the video why you are Connecticut's Biggest Mouth. Video must be in one of the following formats and NO GREATER than 4 MB in size:

  • avi
  • dv
  • mov
  • qt
  • mp4
  • mpeg
  • 3gp
  • asf
  • wmv
  • mpg
  • mp3


The content must be your own original composition and performance. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify those entries that may subject Sponsor to a claim or litigation. Entrants shall ensure their performances do not violate any applicable laws, regulations, or television broadcast network standards as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

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b. You may attend and perform a live-to-tape Audition at one of the following on-location Audition Events during the following hours. (University of Hartford Community Day, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT on Saturday, April 17th 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; CT Sports Center, 21 South Bradley Road, Woodbridge CT 0652 on Saturday, April 17th 6-7 p.m. and Hartford Funny Bone, 194 Buckland Hills Drive, Manchester, CT on Monday, April 19th 6-8 p.m.) Failure to appear within the designated times at the designated locations will result in disqualification. The content of the videotaped audition will be to explain why you are Connecticut's Biggest Mouth. Participants must present valid state or government issued photo identification and must complete a Participant Release and Agreement in order to audition. Participants will audition on a first-come, first-served basis, and all auditions will be videotaped by Sponsor. Participants that enter on-line may not enter via the Audition Event process, and vice versa.

Incomplete or late entry forms will be disqualified and Sponsor 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. Subsequent entries from the same email address will be deleted. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or its receipt acknowledged. All videotaped auditions will be the property of Sponsor.

4. ELIGIBILITY: VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. This contest is void where prohibited by law. This contest is open only to legal residents of Connecticut who are 18 years of age or older as of April 13, 2010. Employees of Sponsor and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees' immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win the contest.

5. PRIZE AND WINNER SELECTION:

a. On or about Monday, May 3, 2010, a panel consisting of certain CT1 Media staff members, in their discretion, will judge all qualified auditions on the sole criterion of who has the possibility of being named Connecticut's Biggest Mouth. Factors may include, but not be limited to, subjective assessments of each entrant's communication skills, audience appeal, enthusiasm and personality, on-camera presence, wit, and other unique factors. Ten entrants, whose auditions are selected by the judges to have the most potential according to the aforementioned criteria, will be deemed "Semi-Finalists" subject to eligibility confirmation and compliance with these rules. The decisions of the judges are incontestable, final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to choose fewer than 10 entrants if it decides there are too few entries that meet the judging criteria.

b. Within one week of determining the Semi-Finalists, Sponsor will post the audition clips for each of the Semi-Finalists on ctnow.com, and the public may visit the website to vote on their favorite Semi-Finalist. (Sponsor may contact the Top 10 for a possible live-to-tape video shoot). The voting period will begin on May 10, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. EST and close on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 11:59 a.m. EST. Voters must provide name and a valid email address in order to vote. Five votes per valid email address; more than five votes from an individual website address will be disqualified. The five entrants who receive the most viewer votes will tentatively be declared "Semi-Finalists," subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules. On-line voting entries containing attachments or generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified.

c. On Monday, May 17, 2010 voting will begin for the five "Semi-Finalists" and conclude on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 11:59 a.m. EST. Voters must provide name and a valid email address in order to vote. Five votes per valid email address; more than five votes from an individual website address will be disqualified. On-line voting entries containing attachments or generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified. The two (2) entrants who receive the most viewer votes will tentatively be declared "Finalists," subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules

d. The two (2) Finalists will be notified and publicly announced at a live event (face-off) to be held at a location and date to be determined (the "Contest Event"). Finalists must be present at the Contest Event in order to win. Finalists may be required to audition or perform at the Contest Event. Sponsor may disqualify any Finalist who cannot make such audition or performance or arrives after 30 minutes prior to start time. All costs or expenses associated with travel to the Contest Event and any incidental expenses accrued therein are solely the responsible of each entrant.

e. The Winner will be declared the official "Connecticut's Biggest Mouth".

Winner will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.00. Winners will receive no other compensation or benefits, including but not limited to any talent agency fee or any future on-air performance. Each Winner agrees to comply with and conform to generally accepted broadcast standards with regard to conduct, dress and language during his/ her appearances on behalf of CT1Media and such compliance shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Failure to comply with aforementioned standards will result in disqualification. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses associated with the prize are solely the responsibility of the Winners. Winners will be required to sign a Release & Agreement, and associated Affidavit related to compliance with FCC rules governing "payola."

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

a. By entering, entrants grant to Sponsor an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish entry submissions (including videotaped auditions and screen grabs derived therefrom) in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity. Sponsor reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post entry submissions and auditions online at www.courant.com or broadcast the materials on the FOX CT website. Each entrant further agrees that Sponsor is not obligated to provide a copy of the videotaped audition for the competition.

b. If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of 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 Sponsor for marketing or promotional purposes.

b. Sponsor is not responsible and shall not be liable for: any failure of transportation; incorrect or erroneous directions to the Contest Event; any requirements, access, or terms of service related to use of the YouTube website in connection with the alternate method of entry set forth herein, inability for any reason of Entrant to appear at an audition location; inability for any reason of Finalist to appear at the Contest Event; or any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by Entrant's participation in the Audition or Contest.

c. Sponsor reserves 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 www.courant.com contest website.

d. By participating in this contest, entrants (i) agree to have their names, photographs, voices, biographical information, likenesses, entry submissions and audition video 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; and (ii) represent that they agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and to release Sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from their participation in this contest and their acceptance and use of any prizes won.

e. This contest is subject to the ctnow.com Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. These Official Rules shall be governed, construed and enforced pursuant to the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to the choice of law provisions thereof.

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 "Connecticut's Biggest Mouth Contest", 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115, by May 30, 2010. The names of the Winners will be available upon written request after the winner has been verified and the prizes have been awarded. Requests for the Winners List must be received by May 30th, 2010.

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