Official Rules

WITI Future Forecasters Video Contest

Official Rules



1.                  Eligibility: Contestants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old, and reside in the Milwaukee Designated Market Area as defined by The Nielsen Company. The Child must also meet the above residency requirements.  Contestants must be the parent or legal guardian of the child depicted in the video submitted (the “Child”). Void where prohibited and outside the area set forth above. Employees of WITI Television, LLC (the “Sponsor”), Tribune Media Company, and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, promotional agencies, and advertising agencies, employees of other television or radio stations, and members of the immediate families of such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, and any other person residing at the same household whether or not related. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 


2.                  Contest Period: The Contest begins at 4:30am CT on November 10, 2014 and will continue indefinitely until Sponsor posts notice on its Future Forecaster webpage indicating the date the promotion ends (the “Contest Period”).


3.                  Contest Entry: To enter, visit the Future Forecaster page and complete the entry form, including the submission of the Child’s audition video.  Sponsor’s webpage will explain the procedure for how to upload the video to the contest entry site. Video must show the Child giving a pretend weather forecast. To be eligible, all entries must be submitted by the close of the Contest Period. All Videos must be in English and no more than 1 minute, 30 seconds in length. The Video may not depict anyone who is not your child or legal ward, and the Child must be no younger than six years old and no older than 12 years old as of the date the video is submitted. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Entries must include Child’s Name, Parent/Legal Guardian’s Name, Daytime phone number, Evening phone number, Parent’s email address, Address, City, State, Zip, Name of Child’s school, Child’s grade in school, Child’s age and upload of Child’s video audition.  Contestants must use their own name and current residential address. Sponsor will use all information submitted in entries in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is located at Limit one entry per contestant per year. 


4.                  Other Conditions of Entry: By entering, each contestant represents and warrants that the contestant is the parent or legal guardian of the Child, no laws were broken in the creation of the Video and that the Video is his/her own original creation, the contestant has all rights necessary to submit the Video, the Video has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, the Video does not violate the rights of any person or entity (including but not limited to privacy rights, trademarks, and copyrights), the Video does not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, and does not contain inappropriate, offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content.  Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or the foregoing representations and warranties may be disqualified. Each contestant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties. By entering, each contestant grants to the Sponsor a world-wide, perpetual, non-revocable, royalty-free license to publish, display, and distribute his/her Video and a video of the Appearance (as defined below) as well as derivative works based thereon on WITI, on the WITI website, and through any and all other media, now known or hereafter devised, in any manner related to the Contest, without prior notice, approval or compensation. Contestants otherwise will retain all rights to their respective Videos.


5.                  Winner Selection: Sponsor will select winners based on child’s performance, enthusiasm, love of weather and on-camera presence.   First winner will be selected on or around December 5, 2014 from entries received prior to that date.  Additional winners will be selected periodically thereafter. All entries received from the beginning of the contest period to the current date will be considered for each drawing.  Deadline for submission of entries will be announced on WakeUp News and/or posted on the website.


6.                  Winner Notifications: Sponsor will attempt to notify the Contest winners by phone and/or email, and Sponsor may also announce Contest winners on-air and/or also on the Future Forecasters web page. Winners must have a valid phone number where he/she can be notified. If a winner is unreachable after two days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the selected winner and award the prize to another winner by selecting the next best Video, as determined by the Sponsor, from all entries received to date. All results are unofficial until winners are verified.


7.                  Prizes:  Each prize is the opportunity to have your Child appear live on a Friday morning “Future Forecaster” segment on the Fox 6 Wake-Up News (the “Show”) between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. (the “Appearance”) live from the Fox 6 studios, 9001 N. Green Bay Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209.  The Appearance may also appear on the Fox 6 website.. Winners do not receive cash or merchandise.  Child must be willing to appear on the Show, or winner will be disqualified. Sponsor will attempt to give winner approximately two weeks advance notice of the Appearance, and winner and Child must arrive at the station by no later than 7 a.m. on the date of the Appearance. The parent/legal guardian must accompany the Child at all times during the Appearance. The parent/legal guardian is also responsible for transporting child to and from the Fox 6 studios. If winner and/or Child are unavailable on the designated date or are late for the Appearance, prize will be forfeited, and no alternate prize will be awarded. Please note that if there is severe weather or breaking news, the Future Forecaster segments may be cancelled or rescheduled.  Sponsor will attempt to notify winner in advance. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferrable. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value for the prize, for any reason. Costs of transportation and accommodations, where applicable and any other cost or services not specifically included in the prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. The opportunity to appear on the Show is not an offer of employment, and winner represents and warrants that Child’s Appearance on the Show will not violate any union or guild agreement.


8.                  Prize Acceptance: Only one entry per child per year.  Child may only win one time over the course of the contest.  Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor for compliance with these rules. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity.  Failure to do so will disqualify the winner. If a winner is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or to not award the prize at all.


9.                  Publicity Release: By participating in the Contest, each contestant acknowledges that his/her entry in the Contest constitutes that contestant’s consent to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television or offline promotions), the following for his or her Child depicted in the Video: name, likeness, portrait, recorded voice and biographical material without limitation and without the payment of additional compensation to the contestant or the Child, in order to advertise, promote or publicize the Sponsor and the contest, but not, however, as an endorsement of any institutions, product or service of any advertiser.


10.              Disclaimer: Sponsor is not responsible for mechanical, technical, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or failures of any kind, including but not limited to failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed transmission of entries, traffic congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, electrical outages, on telephone lines, on the Internet, at any website, or application or lost or unavailable network connections or natural disasters or acts of God or man, which may limit a contestant’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to contestant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in, uploading or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.




11.              Conditions: By entering, contestants represent that they are eligible and agree to be bound by and comply with the Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final, binding and incontestable on all matters pertaining to the Contest. Any contestant who attempts to tamper with this Contest in any way or use fraudulent means to participate in and/or win the Contest will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any contestant at any time, for reasons, including without limitation, language, activities or behavior deemed inappropriate. Sponsor is not responsible for cancellations, postponements, or delays beyond their control. Other than the prize received by the winner, no contestant or Child will be entitled to receive any wages, benefits, fees or other compensation whatsoever as a result of participating in or winning the Contest. Sponsor has the sole discretion to administer the Contest and interpret and apply the Rules. 


12.              Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, contestants agree on behalf of themselves and the Child depicted in the Video: (a) to the Rules and decisions of Sponsor; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, and all of their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright, or other intellectual property rights, death or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, delivery, possession, misuse or use of a prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), or from participation in and/or entry into or creation of an entry for the Contest and/or the broadcast or exploitation or use of entry or any other Contest-related activity; and (c) that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize. In consideration for his or her participation in the Contest, each contestant agrees on behalf of himself or herself and on behalf of the Child depicted in the Video to hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that arise out of the contestant’s participation in the Contest, including attorneys’ fees.


13. Limitation of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize(s), (b) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, (c) entries that are late, lost, stolen, damaged, incomplete, postage-due, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof), or (d) any change of email address, mailing address, telephone number and/or any other contact information provided by contestant. Any expenses incurred by the contestant during the entry process are the sole responsibility of each contestant and the Sponsor will not issue reimbursement for any expenses. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE.


14.              Choice of Law/Forum: Wisconsin law will govern this Contest, without regard to Wisconsin’s choice of law rules. The courts of Wisconsin will be the exclusive forum for any dispute regarding any Rule or activity associated with the Contest.


15.              Names of Winners: For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to WITI Television, LLC, located at 9001 North Green Bay Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209 Requests must be received during the Contest Period or by two months after the Contest Period ends.


16. Sponsor: WITI Television, LLC, 9001 North Green Bay Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209.




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