NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. RESIDENTS OF ALASKA, HAWAII, AND RHODE ISLAND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
Williams Foods Bowl Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Williams Foods LLC located at 2201 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215 (“Sponsor”). Sponsor and its licensees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns are referred to throughout these Official Rules as “Williams Foods”.
Entries for the Contest may be submitted by any legal resident of the United States and the District of Columbia, unless otherwise excluded herein or prohibited by law, who is not a minor in his or her state of residence and is at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Williams Foods or any other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
By submitting a Submission (defined below), Participant (defined below) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a Prize (defined below) is contingent upon the Participant being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
To enter the Contest, an individual must submit the following items through the online form found at https://williamsfoods.com/williams-bowl/ (the “Submission”): (a) contact information including full name, email address, and zip code; (b) an original tailgate-inspired recipe using one Williams Foods product, which recipe must contain an original title, an accurate list of type and amounts of all ingredients used in the recipe, and a complete description and sequence of steps necessary to prepare the food item so that the recipe may be reproduced for third parties to attempt to replicate; and (c) an explanation of no more than 100 words about what makes the recipe special and how the entrant used Williams product(s) in their recipe (the “Story”). Additionally, the entrant must also select one contest category best reflecting the type of recipe in which the submission will be competing from the following: entrée, snack, dip, or other (the “Contest Categories”). Each person submitting a Submission will be considered a “Participant”. Only one entry per Participant is allowed. Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned. To be considered a valid Submission, the submission must be complete with all of the required components listed in this Section and must otherwise fully comply with these Official Rules. Incomplete submissions and submissions that do not fully comply with these Official Rules are void and will not be considered Submissions under these Official Rules.
Participants may submit Submissions beginning at 12:01 a.m. CT on February 1, 2022 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. CT on February 15, 2022 (the “Submission Period”). Submissions that are received by Sponsor during the Submission Period will be automatically entered into the Contest. Submissions received before or after the Submission Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted online throughout the Submission Period only using the method described in Section 3, above.
Submissions made during the Submission Period will be collected and judged as set forth more fully below based on the following criteria:
First Round of Judging: Using the foregoing criteria, a panel of judges selected in advance by Sponsor from outside Williams Foods will determine the two Submissions with the highest total scores in each Contest Category. In the event of a tie during the first round of judging, the following “Tie-Breaking Procedures” will be employed: The Submission with the highest Originality Score shall be considered the higher scoring entry; should there still be a tie, then the Submission with the highest Originality Score shall be considered the higher scoring entry; should any ties remain after the first two tie-breakers, then the earliest Submission received by Sponsor of those Submissions that remain tied will be considered the higher scoring Submission. The two highest scoring Submissions in each Contest Category (after applying any tie-breaker procedures) will proceed to the second round of judging.
Second Round of Judging: The eight advancing Submissions will be judged anew by a panel of judges consisting of members of C.H. Guenther & Sons based on the scoring criteria set forth above. The scores received by the Submissions during the first round of judging are not applicable and will not be considered during the second round of judging. Using the judging criteria set forth above, the judges will determine the Submission with the highest total score, and that Submission will be the potentially winning Submission. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will employ the Tie-Breaking Procedures to determine the potentially winning Submission.
All judging will be conducted under the direction of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions
Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winning Participant via e-mail. To win the Contest, the potential winning Participant must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and must fulfill each of the following requirements complete and return the Prize Verification Form(s) (defined in Section 8, below). If any potential winning Participant does not respond within 24 hours after the date of Sponsor’s first attempt to contact him or her, fails to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, fails to complete and return the Prize Verification Form(s), declines the Prize (as defined below), or is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion select the next highest scoring Submission as the potential alternate winning Participant. Sponsor may continue selecting the next highest scoring Submission as the potential alternate winning Participant until such time as a Participant is adjudged a winner as set forth in this paragraph, or Sponsor may elect at its sole discretion not to award the Prize, or Sponsor may cancel the Contest in its sole discretion
One winner will be chosen as described in Sections 5 and 6 above, for a total of one prize awarded. The Williams Foods Bowl Contest winner will receive the following:
(Collectively “the Prize” with a total value of approximately $2,095). All federal, state, and local taxes and all other costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for all or any portion of the Prize is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize or any portion of the Prize is non-transferable and may not be given, bartered, substituted, sold, or exchanged for cash or another Prize. Unused components of the Prize have no redeemable cash value. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any portion of the Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor is not the manufacturer of the Portable Box and therefore disclaims any liability arising out of or related to the Portable Box, including any delays in delivery of same to the winning Participant. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor provides the Portable Box to the Prize winner “as is,” with all faults, and disclaims any warranties whatsoever, express or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
In addition to the other requirements stated in Section 6 above, the potential winning Participant will be required to sign and return to Sponsor any legal documents that Sponsor may require to be adjudged the winner, including, but not limited to, a Winner’s Affidavit, which may contain a liability release and a publicity release and license consistent with the terms of Section 10, below, and any necessary tax documents (collectively, “Prize Verification Forms”), within the amount of time specified in the email or other notice by which Sponsor delivers the Prize Verification Forms to the potential winning Participant.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to, fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the Prize based on the highest scoring Submission made before the time of the impairment or elect not to award the Prize to anyone. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the platform or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
By posting a Submission, each Participant: (a) represents and warrants to Sponsor that the Submission is an original work and that the Participant owns all right, title, and interest in and to the Submission as of the date such Submission is submitted or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit the Submission and the express permission of all individuals and for all content and materials embodied in the Submission to submit the Submission for possible use as provided herein; (b) represents and warrants to Sponsor that the Submission does not violate these Official Rules or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and (c) grants to Williams Foods an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, unlimited, freely transferable right and license to use, edit, modify, duplicate, license, and/or create derivative works from the Submission for any and all purposes, in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, including as necessary to conduct the Contest as described in these Official Rules and to use and publicly promote the recipe provided in the Submission in any manner determined by Williams Foods. In addition, and except as prohibited by applicable law, each Participant grants to Williams Foods an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, unlimited, freely transferable license to print, publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, use, and otherwise exploit his or her name, voice, statement, picture, or other likeness, without additional compensation, in any media now known or hereinafter known for any purpose whatsoever, including public relations, advertising, and promotional purposes, as may be determined by Williams Foods. As further described in Section 6 above, the Participants may be required to sign a publicity release and license confirming the foregoing grant of rights to Williams Foods as consideration for participation in the Contest and the possibility of winning a Prize. Nothing herein will obligate Williams Foods to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.
Submissions must be made in the English language. Participants must not include any of the following content (“Restricted Content”) in their Submissions: (a) anything that is not in keeping with the reputation and image of Williams Foods’ brands of products and services; (b) anything that is obscene, indecent, or sexually explicit or suggestive; (c) anything that may be considered offensive to individuals of any age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or other protected class or to persons who are disabled; (d) anything that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any person’s or entity’s personal or proprietary rights (including copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights); (e) anything that defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased; (f) any threats to any person, place, business, group, or entity; (g) anything that depicts illegal or violent acts or dangerous stunts; (h) anything that is libelous, hateful, or slanderous; (i) anything that depicts or references tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or weapons of any kind, including, but not limited to, guns, knives, or projectiles; and (j) any images of individuals under legal age of majority, except if the Participant obtains a signed release from such individual’s parent or legal guardian. Any Submission that Sponsor determines includes Restricted Content shall be disqualified and ineligible to participate in or win the Contest. The determination of whether content submitted by a Participant is Restricted Content will be made in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and Sponsor’s determination that content is Restricted Content shall be final and binding in all respects.
By participating in the Contest and to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, the entities identified in Section 13 below, any other entities associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, cause of action, judgement, costs, damages, losses, expenses, and liabilities, (whether arising under a theory of contract, warranty, tort, strict liability, product liability, or any other theory) that may be suffered by Participant or any third party as a result of: (a) participation in the Contest; (b) acceptance, receipt, use, or nonuse of the Prize, or any delay in delivery or receipt of the Prize; (c) inability to use the Prize for any reason; (d) any damage or injury resulting from any condition, defect, malfunction, or deficiency of the Prize; or (e) Williams Foods’ use of the Participant’s name, voice, statement, picture, or other likeness, or use of any part of the Submission as permitted hereunder (including but not limited to claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy), in all cases even if such harm is caused solely by the recklessness, negligence, or fault of one or more Released Parties. The Released Parties are not responsible for any claims, damages, expenses, costs, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting from or arising from or in connection with, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly: (i) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted, or unavailable Internet Service Provider, network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections; availability, accessibility, miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower, or cable transmissions or lines; or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions; or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (ii) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (iii) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, or typographical errors; (iv) application downloads, (v) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winning Participant, or the processing of Submissions; or (vi) injury, death, losses, or damages of any kind to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt, use, or misuse of a Prize (including as a result of any condition, defect, malfunction, or deficiency of the Prize), or any delay in delivery or receipt of the Prize. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the lesser of $100 or the Participant’s actual out-of-pocket cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Participant be entitled to recover or receive attorneys’ fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Participant waives all rights and claims to special, incidental, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, whether foreseeable or not, and whether based on negligence or otherwise. Some jurisdictions may not allow limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.
Any third-party trademarks used in this promotion are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used for identification purposes only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with such third parties unless specifically stated otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing in any way, by participating in the Contest, Participants agree and acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Tailgate N Go, Facebook, or Instagram. Participants further hereby release and agree to hold harmless Tailgate N Go, Facebook, and Instagram from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the Prize or any portion thereof.
Except where prohibited, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Bexar County, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest or any Submission, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.
The name of winner of the Williams Foods Bowl Contest can be obtained by sending a request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Williams Foods LLC, Attn: Customer Service — Williams Foods Bowl Contest, 2201 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78215. All requests must be received within 60 days after the Contest ends.