Contest

In 2016, our family distillery is celebrating its 325th anniversary. It’s been our home since 1691 and where our father Carolus Nolet, the 10th Generation, first merged old world pot-still and modern distillation techniques to create Ketel One Vodka.

To honor this milestone, we’re having a special 325th anniversary celebration at the distillery in May. We wish all of our friends and family could attend, but our distillery only has so much space.

That is why we invite YOU to enter our contest for a chance to win weekly prizes and the grand prize, an invitation for you and three friends to attend the celebration in May. To enter, all you have to do is show us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter how you celebrate with Ketel One and your family. Make sure to use the hashtags #KetelOneStory and #contest so we can track your response. The contest starts October 1st and ends March 31st. Full details below.

Carl And Bob Sign Black

 

 

 

“Ketel One Vodka Contest”

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1. This contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 1, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2016.

TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, first take an original photo or video of your “Ketel One Story”: an original story that shows how you and your family celebrate with KETEL ONE Vodka. Share your “Ketel One Story” on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook** along with the hashtags #KetelOneStory and #contest. To enter the Contest, you must first verify that you are of legal age to consume alcohol beverages as per the functionality of Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook (as applicable).

“Ketel One Story” must be truthful in all material respects. In addition, photo/video must comply with size and other technical requirements of chosen social media platform.

When sharing your “Ketel One Story,” you MUST include the hashtag #contest (in addition to the hashtag #KetelOneStory) in your photo/video. In accordance with applicable law, the use of the hashtag #contest serves to disclose to the public that, in sharing your “Ketel One Story” via social media, you are entering a Contest for Ketel One vodka for a chance to win prize(s) from Diageo Americas, Inc. as the Contest sponsor. If the hashtag #contest is omitted from your “Ketel One Story,” your Contest entry is subject to disqualification by Sponsor.

(**You must be a registered member of Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram in order to participate in the Contest or win prize[s]. Memberships on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram are free, but a compatible mobile device is required to download the Instagram app and use the Instagram service.)

By submitting a Contest Entry, you agree that your Contest Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may declare your Contest Entry void and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Contest Entry fails to conform, for any reason it deems appropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to these Official Rules.

All entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2016, subject to weekly entry deadlines (as set forth in Rule 3 below). No alterations or forged entries are permitted. You may enter as often as you wish, provided that the same “Ketel One Story” is not shared more than once by the same person on the same or multiple social media platforms. Multiple entries in violation of this restriction will result in disqualification. A given person may only use one (1) account per social media platform to participate in the Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for technical difficulties, telephone or cell phone service disruptions or other equipment or service issues which might affect a person's ability to post “Ketel One Story” on social media platform(s) and qualify or the ability of the Sponsor to notify the winners. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete (including but not limited to omission of prescribed hashtag from “Ketel One Story”), incorrect, inaccessible entries or other Contest materials, all of which are void. Facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned.

2. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize winner and up to three (3) guests (each of whom must be 21 or older) will receive a VIP trip to Schiedam, Holland for a private tour of the Nolet Distillery and a dinner hosted by the Nolet family as well as invitations to the official Nolet Distillery Celebration in May 2016 (exact date to be announced once known). Trip is for four (4) days, three (3) nights and includes roundtrip first class air travel from international airport nearest winner’s residence to Amsterdam; ground transportation from Amsterdam to Schiedam; and luxury, double occupancy accommodations for winner and guests. Alcohol beverages are not part of the prize. Trip is subject to availability and other restrictions. Winner must be able to travel so as to attend the official Nolet Distillery Celebration in May 2016. If winner is unavailable to attend the Nolet Distillery Celebration for any reason, the Grand Prize will be forfeited without compensation and an alternate winner may be selected in Sponsor's sole discretion. (Should the Grand Prize be forfeited for this or any other reason, the winner may still retain the Weekly Prize.) For the avoidance of doubt, Grand Prize winner's travel guests need not have been included in Grand Prize Winner's “Ketel One Story”/Contest entry. If winner chooses to accept the Grand Prize with fewer than three (3) guests, all prize elements will be awarded for actual number of travelers and winner will not receive any additional prize or compensation in conjunction therewith. Invitation to official Nolet Distillery Celebration may be subject to additional restrictions. Grand Prize winner and guests must conduct themselves at all times in a socially responsible, respectful and appropriate manner (this includes but is not limited to interaction between winner/guests and Nolet family members). Should Grand Prize winner and/or guests (as applicable) fail to do so, Grand Prize may be immediately terminated and the Sponsor may pursue other legal sanctions against the winner and/or guests, as applicable. The participation of Nolet family members as part of the Grand Prize is subject to their availability and professional commitments. Sponsor does not guarantee the participation of any specific Nolet family member as part of the Grand Prize. Should one (1) or more Nolet family members not be available for any reason, the liability of the Sponsor shall be limited to the award of the remaining components of the Grand Prize. Valid travel documents (including passport) are required for international travel and are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize winner and guests. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $13,000. Retail value may vary depending upon point of departure.

TWENTY SIX (26) Weekly Prizes will be awarded. Weekly Prize is an item of Ketel One gear. Ketel One gear could perhaps include a branded ice bucket, copper shaker and mule mug, but such examples are in no way binding upon Sponsor. Specific item to be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion. Weekly Prizes may differ from items as depicted in Contest advertising. Weekly Prizes will only be shipped to a street address within the United States. Approximate retail value of each Weekly Prize is $55. (If approximate retail value of Ketel One gear item awarded as prize is less than $55, Weekly Prize winner will not receive the difference in cash.)

Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $14,430.00.

3. Winner Determination: Weekly Prize winners will be selected via judging taking place on or about October 9, 2015; October 16, 2015; October 23, 2015; October 30, 2015; November 6, 2015; November 13, 2015; November 20, 2015; November 27, 2015; December 4, 2015; December 11, 2015; December 18, 2015; January 4, 2016; January 8, 2016; January 15, 2016; January 22, 2016; January 29, 2016; February 5, 2016; February 12, 2016; February 19, 2016; February 26, 2016; March 4, 2016; March 11, 2016; March 18, 2016, March 25, 2016 and March 31, 2016. (One [1] Weekly Prize winner will be selected per week, with the exception of January 4, 2016, for which TWO [2] Weekly Prize winners will be selected.) Each judging will consist of all eligible entries (i.e., “Ketel One Stories”) received as of 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the day prior to the date of the applicable Weekly Prize judging. (For the avoidance of doubt, non-winning eligible entries will be retained for subsequent weeks' Weekly Prize judging, as applicable.) Weekly Prize judging will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this contest. The criteria for Weekly Prize judging will be originality, 40%; relevance to Contest theme (“Ketel One Story”), 40%; creativity, 15%; technical merit (including clarity and resolution of photo or video, grammar and spelling of essay, as applicable), 5%. In judging, the independent judging organization will take into account the medium used for the Contest entry; i.e., whether the “Ketel One Story” is in the form of a photo or video. Weekly Prize winners who entered via Facebook or Twitter will be notified by direct message on or about date of selection (as set forth above); Weekly Prize winners who entered via Instagram will be notified via comment posted on their “Ketel One Story” on or about date of selection. BE SURE THAT YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY SETTINGS ALLOW FOR SPONSOR TO CONTACT YOU. Weekly Prize winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within five (5)** days of notification or Weekly Prize (including opportunity to possibly win the Grand Prize) will be forfeited and may be awarded to another winner at sponsor's sole discretion. If Weekly Prize winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be notified within three (3)** days, Weekly Prize (including opportunity to possibly win the Grand Prize) will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at sponsor's sole discretion.

**{Notwithstanding the foregoing, the last 4 Weekly Prize winners [Weekly Prize judging to take place in March 2016] must sign an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within two (2) days of notification and must respond to attempt to be notified within (24) hours or the Weekly Prize (including opportunity to possibly win the Grand Prize) will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at sponsor's sole discretion, time permitting.}

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the pool of verified Weekly Prize winners. Grand Prize Winner will be determined on or about April 8, 2016 by Diageo Americas, Inc., which will judge the Weekly Prize winners' winning entries using the same criteria as used by the independent judging organization to determine the Weekly Prize winners. In judging, Diageo Americas, Inc. will take into account the medium used for the Contest entry; i.e., whether the “Ketel One Story” is in the form of a photo or video. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone and/or e-mail on or about April 8, 2016, and will be required to sign a second affidavit/release within two (2) days of notification or Grand Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to another winner at sponsor's sole discretion from among the verified Weekly Prize winners, time permitting. If Grand Prize winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be located within twenty-four (24) hours, Grand Prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner (again, from among the verified Weekly Prize winners) may be selected at sponsor's sole discretion (again, time permitting). Should the Grand Prize be forfeited, Weekly Prize winner may still retain the Weekly Prize won.

Grand Prize winner’s guests on trip must each be 21 years of age or older and sign and return a liability and publicity release (where lawful) prior to issuance of travel documents.

Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s consent to use of his/her name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation or further notice of any kind. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.

Winners must furnish valid proof of age (for example, a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). An Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful) must be provided to Avid Marketing Group (“AMG”) before any prize can be received. No prize will be awarded unless the Affidavit has been received by AMG.

4. Contest Entries: All materials, documents, information and data posted by entrant in connection with this Contest, including the Contest entry and submission (collectively “Contest entry”) are the property of Sponsor, will not be returned and cannot be acknowledged. By entering the Contest, entrants represent and warrant that their Contest entry (“Ketel One Story,” photo or video and any text included therein) is their sole, original work and that it does not infringe upon the rights of any other party, including but not limited to any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any other party. By submitting a Contest entry, entrant further represents and warrants that any person(s) depicted or referenced in his/her entry has given his or her express written consent to the depiction/reference and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and that entrant has obtained written permission for such use from any such person. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify Contest entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Contest entry, and any ideas or concepts contained therein, in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Sponsor’s website, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the Contest entry. Without limiting the foregoing, such use of Contest entry includes Sponsor possibly posting the Contest entry in a “gallery” on the Ketel One website or perhaps elsewhere (and, should Sponsor elect to post a Contest entry, such posting shall not constitute any representation of Contest eligibility or selection of entrant as a potential prize winner in the Contest.) Submission of a Contest entry further constitutes the entrant's consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Contest entry, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and proprietary rights worldwide. (The preceding is subject only to those rights reserved by Twitter/Instagram/Facebook as the operator of a social media platform). Any content, material or information included in Contest entry shall not be confidential, proprietary or trade secret. By submitting a Contest entry, entrant consents to Sponsor’s use, reproduction and disclosure of the Contest entry, and ideas, concepts or other materials contained therein, for any purpose, including any commercial purpose. Any Contest entry that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos or similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Contest entry.

The photo or video and any text included therein (as applicable) must be taken/created solely by the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that: (i) his/her photo or video and any text included therein (as applicable) is the sole and original creation of the entrant and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (ii) the entry does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, trade name, trade secret or other proprietary right of any person or entity; and (iii) the person(s) depicted or referenced in the photo or video or text included therein (as applicable) has given his or her express written consent to its submission into the contest and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and by submitting any photo/ video or text included therein that contains the name, image, voice, signature, statements, likeness of (or other reference to) any person, you hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained such written permission. Any photo/video or text included therein that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Contest entry. Submission of a Contest entry grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such entry in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Sponsor’s website, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the entry.

Photos or videos containing full or partial nudity, defined as the display of the genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, or anal cleft with less than a fully opaque covering or the showing of the breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or any lewd or sexually suggestive gesture will be disqualified. No photo or video or any text included therein shall (a) depict or reference persons consuming alcoholic beverages (b) depict or reference persons conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner (c) contain material that would imply that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is acceptable before or while operating machinery, driving a vehicle or undertaking any other activity that requires a high degree of alertness or physical coordination, (d) contain any material that would degrade or demean the human form, image or status of women, men or the members of any group based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or any other minority status, or (e) include an image of or reference to any person that appears to be under 21 years of age. Obscene, provocative, lewd or otherwise objectionable content or those which reflect poorly on the Ketel One brand will not be considered and the determination of the appropriateness of any photo or video and any text included therein submitted is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Judges.

5. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for participation under any circumstances: Diageo Americas, Inc., AMG, and (as applicable) their respective affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.

6. General Conditions: Entry in the Contest constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. No substitution of prize or cash equivalent except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Cash equivalent may be less than the approximate retail value of the prize. Prize is non-transferable except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Limit of one (1) Weekly Prize per family/household/address. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize(s) are winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting prize(s), winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning said prize, any and all costs of redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any and all liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Grand Prize winner’s guests must also be 21 years of age or older and must travel on the same itinerary and sign a Guest’s Liability and Publicity Release (where lawful). It is the Grand Prize winner’s sole responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the international airport closest to his/her residence. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of the prize winners and the Grand Prize winner's guests. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, prize winners and the Grand Prize winner's guests shall authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify prize winners and/or Grand Prize winner's guest(s) based on the background check. Winner also accepts sole responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of prize(s).

Entrants hereby agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram harmless from and against any third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties and representations set forth above.

The value of the prize(s) won by a participant under the sweepstakes may be taxable as income to its winner. Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prize. Grand Prize Winner will be issued an IRS Form W-9 with the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and a subsequent IRS Form 1099 reflecting the aggregate value of Weekly Prize and Grand Prize. Upon receipt of a prize, the winner shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations.

In consideration of his/her receipt of prize(s), prize winner for himself or herself and his or her guests, heirs, personal representatives and assigns shall voluntarily and knowingly completely and forever release, waive and discharge Sponsor and all related parties, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, from and against any and every kind of claim, demand, injury, costs, attorney fees, right, liability or cause of action or other liabilities of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and whether or not fixed, which the prize winner ever had, now has or might in the future have arising in any way or related to this Contest, including, but not limited to, prize winner’s participation in the Contest; prize winner’s Contest entry; use of prize winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, signature, image or likeness; prize winner’s receipt, use or inability to use any prize or part thereof, including but not limited to injury or loss sustained in any travel related to the prize(s); financial claims; physical and/or emotional injury; and/or any other legal claim that may arise, whether under contract, tort, warranty or any other theory or claim.

Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion at any time without notice or further obligation.

7. Electronic Entries: In the event of a dispute, on-line entries (including entries made via mobile device*) will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry which is associated with social media account used to post winning “Ketel One Story” photo/video. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Winner will be required to prove, to Sponsor's satisfaction, that he/she is the owner of the social media account used to post the winning “Ketel One Story” photo/video. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete entries, or for on-line entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of on-line entries. (The preceding includes but is not limited to filtering or other operation of the functionality of a social media platform.) Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by website visitors or by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of on-line entries in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a portion of the Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY MOBILE WEBSITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

*If entering via mobile device, wireless Internet access and/or other fees may apply. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. Not all cellular phone providers carry necessary service to enter via mobile website. Wireless Internet access is not available in all areas.

8. Winners’ List: For winners’ list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Avid Marketing Group, Attn: Ketel One Vodka Contest– DIA24225, P.O. Box 1008, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1008. All requests for the winners' list must be postmarked by May 2, 2016 and received by May 16, 2016.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Sponsor: Diageo Americas, Inc.

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