Contest Rules

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. The Promotion period begins on July 19, 2015 and ends August 30, 2015 (“Promotion Period”). All eligible entries will be entered into the Promotion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Dates subject to change.

Agreement to official rules. By participating in the Summer iPad Air™ Giveaway (also referred to as the “Promotion”), entrant fully agrees to and accepts these official rules and the decisions of the Sioux City Journal Communications (also referred to as the “Sponsor”), which are final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with the official rules will result in disqualification from the Promotion and forfeiture of any prize or of the right to any prize.

Eligibility. The Promotion is open to US residents (excluding residents of Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Florida, or any other jurisdiction where prohibited) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Directors, officers, employees, and members of employees’ households and immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings, children, and each of their respective spouses) of the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors, partners, and promotional agencies are ineligible to enter the Promotion.  All entrants must meet all eligibility requirements. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof of identity.

Methods of entry. There are two (2) ways to enter:

  1. Online Entry: During the Promotion Period, activate your digital account at and be automatically entered in the Promotion.
  1. Onsite Entry: You may enter by accurately completing the Official Entry Form available at 515 Pavonia St., Sioux City, IA during the Promotion Period. All Entry Forms must be handwritten and original.

LIMIT: One (1) online entry or onsite entry per person during the entire Promotion Period.  All entries must be received by the deadline listed in the Promotion Period according to the computer time on Sponsor’s server, regardless of method of entry. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, misdirected, or otherwise unintelligible entries and for any problems, bugs or malfunctions entrants may encounter when submitting their entries. Incomplete, late, mutilated, garbled, corrupted, or otherwise illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify improper entries or entries suspected of being improper or inapposite to the fair play of the Promotion. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries. Persons discovered entering under several names will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning the prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. Use of any automated system to participate is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor may disqualify at its sole discretion any entries it believes are created by an automated system.

Selection of Winners. Winners will be selected by random drawing at the end of the Promotion Period from all the valid entries received. If a winner is unreachable after seven days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, it may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate chosen entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.

Prize. One (1) iPad Air will be awarded to one (1) individual entrants at the end of the Promotion Period. Approximate retail value of prize is $500 per iPad Air.

Tax Liability. The winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and may be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

Winner List. The names of the winners will be posted online and/or in print after the prizes have been awarded.

Publicity.  Prize winners and entrants agree to provide and to grant the Sponsor the absolute right and permission to use all Winners’ and entrants’ names, photographs, likenesses, voices, opinions, biographical information, and addresses in any and all advertising and promotional materials, in any manner or media now known or hereinafter developed, without time limitation and without further compensation, except where prohibited. Entrants and winners acknowledge and agree that they shall have no right of approval, no claim to any compensation, and no claim arising out of the use of their names, addresses, personal information, photographs, or likenesses.  Submission of any 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 entry, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights.

General Conditions. By participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to comply with and to be bound by the official rules and by all interpretations of the official rules by the Sponsor. Decisions of the sponsor shall be final in all matters relating to the Promotion. The Sioux City Journal reserves the right to modify, suspend, or cancel the Promotion at its sole discretion.

Release.  By entering the Promotion, all entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its, advertising partners, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, and members from and against any claim or cause of action arising in connection with each entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Promotion.

Sponsor. The Promotion is sponsored by the Sioux City Journal whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Promotion shall be final and binding on all persons in all respects. The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Promotion. If you have any questions regarding this Promotion please contact us at 712-293-4200 or

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