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Congratulations to all of our Small Business Advertising Grant recipients!
SMALL BUSINESS ADVERTISING GRANT PROGRAM MULTI-STATION CONTEST
These rules apply to the Small Business Advertising Grant Program Multi-Station Contest (“Contest”) conducted by Beasley Media Group, LLC d/b/a WBZ-FM, WROR-FM, WBOS-FM, WKLB-FM and WBQT-FM (each a “Station,” collectively the “Stations”). In addition, the General Contest Rules posted at www.hot969boston.com, www.985thesportshub.com, www.country1025.com, www.rock929rocks.com, www.wror.com apply to this Contest. If there is a conflict between the General Contest Rules and the Rules for this Contest, the Rules for this Contest shall control.
1. HOW TO ENTER
a. The Contest will begin on July 13, 2020 and end on July 26, 2020.
c. The entry form must also include the official and trade name, if applicable, of the qualifying business being nominated and an original essay (“Essay”) of up to three hundred (300) words describing why the business deserves to win the Prize, as described in Section 3 of these Official Rules.
d. Any Essay that exceeds three hundred (300) words will be edited by the Station to include only the first three hundred (300) words prior to judging. Each Essay must be the entrant’s original creative work and must not be protected by copyright; each nominator must have the right to submit it. Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to edit any Essay to preserve confidentiality and further reserves the right to disqualify any Essay if such is inappropriate or unsuitable for public display, broadcast, or posting on the Station’s website (i.e., must be radio clean). Essays that do not comply will not be eligible. Any winning Essay may be included on the Stations’ websites at www.hot969boston.com, www.985thesportshub.com, www.country1025.com, www.rock929rocks.com, www.wror.com
e. A qualifying business may be entered only one (1) time, regardless of which Station website was used to enter.
f. There will be up to a total of twenty (20) winning businesses selected in this multi-Station Contest.
2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS
a. This Contest is open to an officer, director or authorized representative of a qualifying for-profit organization as described below who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry into the Contest, who are legal US residents and reside in Massachusetts, except where prohibited by law. Winners must possess a valid, government-issued ID and show proof of residency to verify eligibility.
b. Entrants must be an officer, director or authorized representative of a for-profit organization. Organization must be incorporated and have corporate domicile in one of the following Massachusetts counties: Essex County, Middlesex County and Suffolk County. Non-profits and 501(c)s are not eligible for this Contest. Station reserves the right to request any verification documents prior to awarding any Prizes and may reject any documents in their sole discretion. Qualifying businesses must also meet the following criteria:
i. Annual revenue less than $5 million in fiscal year 2019;
ii. Incorporated and active as a business for a minimum of two (2) years; and
iii. May not be a business that is a religious institution, in the adult entertainment industry, a government entity, a school, a political affiliation, CBD-related or marijuana-related business.
a. Up to twenty (20) Prizes will be awarded. Each Prize consists of an advertising campaign on select Beasley Media Group, LLC-licensed station(s) in the Boston, Massachusetts metro area valued at no greater than ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Approximate Retail Value of each Prize is $10,000.
b. The Prize will be awarded subject to Station advertising availability and inventory and must be used between July 27, 2020 and September 6, 2020; subject to change in Station’s sole discretion. Station reserves the right to approve and edit any scripts, images, videos, etc. and may reject any content if it is deemed, at the sole discretion of the Station, to be unsuitable for public display or posting on the Station’s website. Winning business agree that they will be contacted by a Station Account Executive for the purpose of developing, creating & executing the campaign. Winning businesses must have website actively monitored by Google Analytics prior to campaign launching and that they will grant Station “read-only” access in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the campaign. Winners also agree to be contacted by the Contest sponsor.
c. Prizes or prize certificates must be claimed as described at the time of winning. Prize or prize certificate must be claimed within two (2) days of winning. Failure to claim Prize by the specified time will result in forfeiture of the prize. It is the winner’s sole responsibility to claim the Prize or prize certificate within the timeline provided in these Official Rules.
4. SELECTION OF WINNERS
a. Up to twenty (20) winning businesses will be selected on July 27, 2020 at approximately 12:00pm ET by a judging panel made up of Station employees based on the following judging criteria: how well the Essay describes the business’ response to COVID-19 pandemic, community service, business culture and employee loyalty. Potential Prize winners will be notified by phone and/or email promptly following the judging process.
b. Entrants need not listen to the Station or be present to win.
c. Prize winner(s) must confirm acceptance of prize within two (2) days of winning, or risk disqualification and no alternate winner will be selected.
d. Decisions of Station management with respect to the Contest are final.
a. The Stations reserve the right to end any contest or amend these rules upon announcement on air and by publication at www.hot969boston.com, www.985thesportshub.com, www.country1025.com, www.rock929rocks.com, www.wror.com
c. Copies of the written Contest rules and a list of all winners are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Stations, 55 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA, 02125.