“A Place With No Name” 
Contest Official Rules

1. Eligibility. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding its territories and possessions) who are: a) legal residents of the Town (as defined in Section 2) listed in their entries; b) at least the age of majority in the state in which they reside; and c) physically located in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding its territories and possessions); are eligible to enter the “A Place With No Name” Contest (the "Contest").  Employees, agents or officers of Sony Music Entertainment (“Sponsor”), Sony Electronics, Inc. (“Prize Provider”0 or of any entity involved in the development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest, including any advertising or promotion agency, supplier of prizes for the Contest, parent company, service provider, subsidiary or affiliate of any such entity or any other entity directly associated with the Contest or any member of the immediate family of and/or person living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest. 

2. Contest Structure and Entries.

The following section of the Contest Official Rules details the requirements for individuals to enter their Town (as defined below) into the Contest. All requirements contained herein are determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

This Contest, which begins on September 12, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET and ends on November 3, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Contest Period”) offers Michael Jackson fans the opportunity to petition for the legally-zoned municipality located within the 50 United State or District of Columbia in which they reside (“Town”) to remove the Town’s name for a predetermined period of time, as determined jointly between the Town’s official representatives and the Sponsor. 

To submit your Town to be considered for the Contest, visit the Contest site at HYPERLINK "http://aplacewithnoname.michaeljackson.com/"http://aplacewithnoname.michaeljackson.com (“Site”) during the Contest Period and either create a new or sign the existing petition for residents of your Town to sign electronically (“Petition”). The first eligible individual to propose a Town for consideration will be the official Contest entrant for such Town (“Spokesperson”). You will receive an email from Sponsor detailing the requirements and responsibilities associated with becoming your Town’s official Spokesperson (“Email”) and you must confirm receipt and acceptance of the same within one (1) calendar day of receipt of the Email. 

Town Eligibility
In order for a Town to be deemed eligible for the Prize, such Town must:
Acquire at least ten (10) unique signatures by Town residents on the Town’s Petition. The number of unique signatures for eligibility is subject to alter at the Sponsor’s sole discretion;
Have an official Contest Spokesperson who is willing to communicate regularly and as needed with the Sponsor for the purposes of this Contest; 
Complete and return any documentation required by the Sponsor as instructed in the Email and/or subsequent communication with the Town Spokesperson and/or Town officials; and
Have at least one (1) individual who signed the Town’s Petition submit a video between fifteen (15) and thirty (30) seconds in length, describing why his or her Town should win (“Videos”). Each Video from the eligible Towns will be considered on an individual basis. The number of Videos received from a Town has no bearing on its status as a potential Winner. 

For purposes of these Official Rules, any Michael Jackson song, or any  artwork associated with any Michael Jackson album or song, or portion thereof, shall be defined as “Sponsor Content” and the entrant’s original elements collectively shall be referred to herein as the “Submission Materials”. 

One (1) Video per person. Any duplicate entries received will be disregarded and entrant may be disqualified. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, and these Official Rules and to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor and those working for Sponsor or on behalf of Sponsor, will not be responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or postage due mail or e-mail, or for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and/or any other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays. Entries which are mutilated, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, forged, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are also void. In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized holder of the e-mail information provided on the entry form. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

(d)  In addition, the Submission Materials may not contain references which are obscene, crude or vulgar, gang identification, references to commercial products, license plate numbers, phone numbers, personal addresses (physical or email), Web site URLs, derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups, references to illegal or inappropriate activity, behavior or conduct, or any other references that could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

3. Our Right to Use Your Work and Information about You. 

(a) Submission Materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

(b) Regarding the Submission Materials, (i) you represent and warrant that: (A) all contents of Submission Materials are wholly original, have been created entirely by entrant, have not been taken in whole or in part from any source other than entrant and do not incorporate or include anything that is owned by any third party or would require the consent of any third party; (B) you own and/or control 100% of all right, title and interest in and to the Submission Materials, as well as all elements contained therein; (C) the Submission Materials do not and shall not violate any law or the copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right, or any other right of any third party; (D) the Submission Materials, or any part thereof, have not been commercially released; and (E) you have the written consent, release and/or permission of each and every participant in the Submission Material to participate in the Submission Materials as contemplated by these Official Rules; and 

(ii) you agree that the Submission Materials shall be a "work made for hire," with all rights therein, including, without limitation, the exclusive copyright, being the property of Sponsor. In the event the Submission Materials are considered not to be a "work made for hire," you irrevocably assign to Sponsor all right, title, and interest in your entry (including, without limitation, the copyright) in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, anywhere in the world, with the right to make any and all uses thereof, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade. 

(c) You hereby hold Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the Submission Materials. You waive any right to privacy. You waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Submission Materials or to be compensated for any such uses. 

(d) By providing Submission Materials in connection with this Contest, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information, Submission Materials, entry form information and written and oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing the Submission Materials, Sponsor and its products and services, without compensation unless required by law. You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), e-mail address, biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall extend to Sponsor and its affiliated companies with respect to all entrants in the Contest, including the entrant who is selected as the Winner and those entrants who are not selected as the Winner. Sponsor is under no obligation to use the Submission Materials for any purpose. 

4. Selection of Winner / Prizes.

(a)  On or about November 5, 2014, a panel of judges will judge the Videos received from eligible individuals and Spokespersons from eligible Towns and rate them on the basis of the following criteria: creativity (30%), presentation and appearance (30%) and originality (20%) and enthusiasm (20%) (collectively, the “Criteria”) and select One (1) winning Video, based on the highest overall score. In the event of a tie between or among Videos an additional judge will re-evaluate the tied entries on the Criteria to determine a winner. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the length of the Contest Period in the event that an insufficient number of eligible entries which meet the judging criteria are received during the Contest Period. 


One (1) Town will be selected as the winning Town, on the basis of the winning Video as described above. 

The official Spokesperson of the Town will receive:
Sony® 64.5” X900B 4K Ultra HD TV

The Town will receive, via its official representative:
Twenty (20) Sony® tablet computers for use in a Town-run facility that benefits the Town’s children, teens and young adults, such as a public school or library. The Town official will be required to sign documentation as provided by the Sponsor attesting to the intended use of the tablet computers. Under no circumstances will this prize be awarded to any individual person directly, including but not limited to the Winner, and will only be disbursed to a Town official as defined in the first paragraph of these Official Rules. The total prizing disbursed to the Town will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, based on numerous factors.

(b) Official Spokespersons and Video submitters must be at least the age of majority in the state in which they reside as of September 10, 2014. Spokesperson and Town officials will be notified by telephone or email, and Winner and Town officials may be required to sign, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (and any other documents required by Sponsor), within five (5) calendar days of notification. Winner will also be required to send a copy of his/her passport, driver’s license or birth certificate as proof of age and residency and official written confirmation from Town official that the prizing will be accepted by the Town and used for the benefit of Town residents. If an Spokesperson and/or Town official cannot be contacted within four (4) calendar days of first notification attempt, if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Winner or Town rejects the prize, in the event of noncompliance with these Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. The Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release must be complete and must include the Winner’s social security or resident alien identification number. The information in Winner’s Affidavit of Eligibility must be correct and must be identical to the information provided in Winner's entry or the Winner will be disqualified. 

Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or transferred. Prizes do not include any additional expenses, including, but not limited to transportation, meals, souvenirs, additional expenses associated with the prize event, and federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges which are the responsibility of winner.

The approximate retail value of all of the prizes is Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00). The approximate retail value of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prizes turns out to be less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded in cash.  

 (c)  By accepting the prize, Winner releases and discharges Sponsor, its affiliated companies and the respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies of each, and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from participation in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for any prize, or to pay Winner a cash equivalent (the value of which shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), for any reason.

(d) If, for reasons beyond the control of Sponsor (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection), the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability. If a sufficient number of eligible entries (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) are not received by the end of the Eligibility Period, Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all prizes. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of Winner. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

6. Issues of Law.


7. Your Release of Sponsor from Any and All Liability. 

Spokespersons agree that Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, and subsidiaries shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Spokespersons also agree that Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant's or third person's computer related to or resulting from the Contest and/or its prizes. Sponsor is not liable for damage to a user's computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant's participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of any website used to administer any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted.

8. How to Get More Information

(a) To obtain the name of the Winner and the Winning Town, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “A Place With No Name” Contest, Epic Records, Rm. 2285, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 by January 4, 2015 (VT residents may omit postage).

(b) The Sponsor of this Contest is Sony Music Entertainment, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Questions regarding the Contest can be directed by mail to: “A Place With No Name” Contest, Epic Records, Rm. 2285, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

(c) Copies of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “A Place With No Name” Contest, Epic Records, Rm. 2285, 550 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 by November 30, 2014. (VT residents may omit return postage).