2021 Phoenix Top Dog Contest Rules

American Heart Association Phoenix Top Dog Contest – Official Rules

SPONSOR: American Heart Association, Inc. (“AHA”) is the sponsor of Phoenix Top Dog Contest (the “Contest”).

ELIGIBILITY:  These Rules apply to all participants. No purchase or donation is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase the chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.  Participation is open only to individuals who are legal residents of Arizona and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entry in the Contest constitutes the entrant’s acceptance of these official rules (“Rules”) along with consent to receive email messages from the AHA in connection with the Contest.  Employees of AHA and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.  AHA may, from time to time and in its sole discretion, make changes to these Rules as it sees fit.
For this purpose, “immediate family” includes the spouse, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse.  This definition also includes a) “step” and adoptive relationships; b) individuals for whom an employee is the current legal guardian; and c) individuals who are not legally related but who reside with an employee.

CONTEST DATES: Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Mountain Time on March 12, 2021 and ends at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time on March 15, 2021 (“Entry Period”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted to the Contest as outlined herein.

HOW TO ENTER: Participants that satisfy the Eligibility requirements described above may enter by posting a picture of you and your pet on a walk or living heart healthy to Twitter and using the hashtag #PHXTopDog during the Entry Period.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Limit one entry per person. The entry must be the entrant’s original work. All eligible entries will be judged using the criteria set forth below. Entries containing profanity or that are obscene or otherwise inappropriate (as determined solely by the AHA) will be disqualified, as will entries that violate copyright laws or other intellectual property laws or infringe on any third party rights.

SELECTION OF WINNER: There will be one winner of the Contest, selected on March 15, 2021. The photograph that receives the most “likes” during the Entry Period will be selected as the winner of the Contest (the “Winner”). The selection of the Winner is final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The Winner will be notified by email or direct message within five (5) days after it is selected. At the sole discretion of the AHA, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate Winner may result from any of the following: (i) a winner’s failure to respond to notification promptly after transmission; (ii) a winner’s failure to provide the AHA with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (iii) a winner’s failure to validly claim the Prize  by the date specified below; and (iv) any other non-compliance with the Official Rules. If the notification is returned as undeliverable, or the winner is otherwise unavailable or unreachable for any reason, the AHA reserves the right to award the Prize to an alternate winner or decide not to award the Prize, in the AHA’s sole discretion.

PRIZES: The Winner will be awarded a year’s supply of Earthblend dog food from Animal Kingdom (the “Prize”). The estimated fair market value of the Prize is $743 but the actual value may be more or less. The Prize must be redeemed from the AHA within thirty (30) days after the Winner is announced, unless otherwise provided by the AHA. Prizes are subject to availability and may be changed or modified at AHA’s sole discretion. Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Prize winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes and for any other expenses associated with the Prize.

TAXES: The value of the Prize is includible in the Winner’s income. The Winner is responsible for paying all federal, state, and local income and other applicable taxes that are due in connection with receipt of the Prize(s).

ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS: The Winner may be required to execute a Winner Agreement with AHA as a condition of accepting the Prize. The agreement includes releases of liability in favor of AHA.  Winner may also be asked to execute other agreements with other entities to accept the Prize.

PUBLICITY: Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that any materials submitted and/or entered into the Contest are the sole property of the AHA and may be used by the AHA for any purpose. Each entrant hereby grants to the AHA a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the entrant’s name, image, likeness, voice, biographical and personal film, or video or audio tape that may be taken of the entrant or that are embodied in the materials submitted to the AHA (collectively “Licensed Rights”), in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising, promotion and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval. 

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any personal information collected through this Contest is subject to the AHA’s Privacy Statement. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to the use of her personal information as described in the above Privacy Statement.


RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION: The AHA is not responsible for: (i) any claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the Prize(s), or from participation in this Contest or any activity or travel related thereto; (ii) any interaction with online Contest information, including, but limited to, any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind and/or other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the Contest, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of the Grand Prize Winner. By entering this Contest, each entrant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the American Heart Association, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. from and against any and all losses, demands, damages, claims, injuries, actions and liabilities of any kind arising out of or related to the entrant’s participation in the Contest or participation in any Prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death to any person).

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: American Heart Association, Phoenix Top Dog Contest, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas Texas 75231. Requests must be received by April 30, 2021.

GOVERNING LAW: Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction.



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