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Salute to Nurses Contest Official Rules

2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Salute to Nurses Contest is open to Tennessee and Kentucky Registered Nurses whose license is in good standing. Employees of The Tennessean (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc. and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win.

3. How To Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 10:00 a.m. (CST) on Friday, January 28, 2010 and end at 5:00 pm (CDT) on March 20, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

Internet Entry: Enter by going to Tennessean.com/nurse and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sweepstakes website or in any email received from Sponsor.

Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

4. Winner Selection. A panel of judges, appointed by the Tennessee Nurses Association, will select up to five winners in the Salute to Nurses program. It is at the discretion of the judges to determine if nominations fit the following awards: Nurse of the Year, Vision of Nursing Award, Caring Heart Award, Community Outreach Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The established nominee criteria is as follows: 1) Nominee continually provides an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service; 2) Nominee has made significant contributions to his/her nursing specialty; 3) Nominee is regarded as a leader among peers and is involved in making positive changes in his/her profession, workplace and community.

5. Prizes and Odds. The Nurse of the Year will be awarded a $5,000 Shopping Spree at Dilliard’s at the Mall at Green Hills. Each other winner will receive prize packages valued at a minimum of $300.00. Each nominee and their nominator will be invited to a luncheon on Friday, May 6 where the five awards will be presented.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be named at the luncheon on May 6, 2010. Sponsor will attempt to contact winner at the telephone number and e-mail addresses provided on winner’s entry from. Failure to reach winner by phone or e- mail may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Winner will be required to visit The Tennessean within 14 (fourteen) business days after notification to redeem prize. A valid photo identification will be required. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned within ten (10) days of date of personal delivery or date of postmark. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release within ten (10) days, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.

8. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

9. Sponsor. The Salute to Nurses Contest is sponsored by The Tennessean. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, visit Tennessean.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), Salute to Nurses Contest, 1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Rachel at 615-664-2188.
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