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2016 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest
Official Rules

http://npr.org/tinydeskcontest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AGE TWENTY-ONE (21) OR OVER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

1. SPONSORS. The 2016 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by National Public Radio, Inc. (“NPR”), a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation with principal offices at 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, and The Lagunitas Brewing Company (“Lagunitas”), a California corporation with principal offices at 1280 North McDowell, Petaluma, CA 94954 (collectively, the “Sponsors”).

2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Contest is a video submission contest offering the opportunity for musicians to compete for an opportunity to win: (i) a trip to perform live at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, DC and have that performance produced and distributed as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk series; (ii) a trip to perform live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY as part of an Ask Me Another live show; and (iii) trips to perform at NPR Music live events at Lagunitas’ breweries or other Lagunitas venues in Petaluma, CA, Chicago, IL, and Portland, OR.

By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsors and the judges selected by the Sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. The Contest will operate as described below, on or about the stated dates:

The Contest submission period begins at 12:00 a.m. E.S.T. on January 12, 2016, and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on February 2, 2016 (the “Submission Period”). Videos must be submitted in accordance with Section 4 of these Official Rules.

The Contest judging period begins on February 3, 2016, and ends on February 23, 2016 (the “Judging Period”). Eligible submissions will be reviewed by up to two (2) panels of judges selected in the sole discretion of Sponsors and will be judged in accordance with Section 5 of these Official Rules. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

Sponsors will attempt to contact the Grand Prize Winner, or an alternate if necessary, in accordance with Section 6 of these Official Rules.

One Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about March 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.

3. ELIGIBILITY. The Contest is open only to individuals or a group of individuals (each an “Entrant”) who are all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Void outside of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and where prohibited. All members of an Entrant band must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry. As of January 12, 2016, and through March 1, 2016, no Entrant or member of an Entrant band may have a current recording contract or be bound by any obligations to any third party that would interfere with the rights granted herein. By submitting an entry, Entrant represents and warrants that there are no limits on the rights of the Entrant and on each member of the Entrant, nor will they enter into any contracts or agreements or take on any obligations that limit the right or ability of any Entrant, to participate in the Contest, perform and grant to Sponsors the specified rights relating to Video Submissions and performances as contemplated by these Official Rules, including any commitments to record labels or obligations under any other agreement. All members of the Entrant band selected as the Grand Prize Winner must be available to travel to Washington, DC between March 7, 2016, and March 9, 2016, and to travel to Brooklyn, NY, Petaluma, CA, Chicago, IL, and Portland OR, during the months of April, May, and June, 2016 on dates to be determined by Sponsors. The exact dates, itineraries and methods of travel will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

The Entrant (or a member of the Entrant, if a band) must be the rightful owner of the email address registered with the YouTube account used to log in and upload the Video Submission (as described in Section 4, below). In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the natural person in whose name the email account that uploaded the Video Submission is registered with YouTube (or the band of which such natural person is a member, if a band). The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the Entrant (or member of an Entrant band), Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to determine whether the Entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select an alternate winner.

Entry constitutes Entrant’s certification that he, she, or they all meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these official rules. Sponsors reserve the right to verify and confirm the Entrant’s (or each member’s of an Entrant band) age and compliance with other eligibility requirements. Entrants (and each member of an Entrant band) may be required to submit further information to assist in the judges’ verification of eligibility. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. HOW TO ENTER. Entrants must submit a short video under ten (10) minutes in length, depicting his, her, or their performance of a single, original song at a desk (any desk!) (the “Video” or the “Video Submission”). The song must be “original,” as defined by copyright law, and Entrant must own all publishing rights in the music. The video must be unique, meaning it must have been created for the sole purpose of entering this Contest and it has not been previously published or posted online or entered into any other contest or competition (whether sponsored by NPR or any third party). Sponsors will deem ineligible any Video that was entered in any previous NPR Music contest or any Video that contains a song that was in a video entered in any previous NPR Music contest.

To enter, upload an embeddable, publicly viewable video to YouTube on or after December 15, 2015. You will be required to sign-in to YouTube to post a Video. If you do not already have a YouTube account, you will be required to create one. After uploading a Video to YouTube, an Entrant must complete the submission form available at http://www.npr.org/tinydeskcontest (the “Submission Form”). On the Submission Form, the Entrant must provide his or her name; the name of any other musicians appearing in the Video; the name of the Entrant band, if applicable; the name of the songwriter or songwriters; a link to the Video hosted on YouTube; the music genre of the Video; an email address and zip code for the Entrant; the name of the individual who recorded the Video and an email address to contact that individual; a certification that the Entrant and all other musicians appearing in the Video meet the eligibility requirements stated in Section 3 above and agree to all terms of these Official Rules; and a certification that the videographer has granted the Sponsors an unlimited and irrevocable right and license to use the Video on a royalty-free basis in any media and in any manner, for any purpose. By completing the Submission Form, each Entrant agrees to be bound by NPR’s terms of use (available at http://www.npr.org/about/termsofuse.html), NPR’s privacy policy (available at http://www.npr.org/about/privacypolicy.html), and Lagunitas’ privacy policy (available at https://lagunitas.com/terms-conditions). Entrant must comply with all Video submission requirements, as detailed herein. Entry is not complete until Entrant has uploaded the Video Submission to YouTube and submitted the Submission Form with the information described above. An Entrant must completely and accurately submit all required information to enter and timely cooperate with all requests for additional information or documents that the Contest judges or Sponsors may request in order to verify eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

All Submissions must be received between 12:00 a.m. E.S.T. on January 12, 2016, and 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on February 2, 2016. Sponsors' clock is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. Sponsors are not responsible for late or unsuccessful attempts to enter. The Entrant should be able to provide, within five (5) days of request by Sponsors or any judges selected by Sponsors, all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Video Submission to be made publicly available and used by Sponsors in any media and for any purpose, including signed releases from the submitting Entrant (including all band members), the videographer, and any third parties appearing in the Video Submission. Incomplete, corrupted, untimely, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. If for any reason an Entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest to the extent the submission of an additional entry is deemed feasible by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to determine in their sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements. Entrants may only submit one entry. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT AN ENTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Video Submission Requirements:

  • Videos must:
    • Feature a desk (there must be a desk—any desk—somewhere in your Video);
    • Be the Entrant’s original work (the song must be original; covers will not be accepted);
    • Be created specifically for this Contest (videos that were submitted to last year’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest or to any other contest or competition will not be accepted);
    • Be a maximum of ten (10) minutes in length;
    • Be uploaded onto YouTube in any format acceptable to YouTube; and
    • Comply with YouTube terms of service and specifications for user submissions and/or video uploads, located at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms and as may otherwise be posted on the YouTube website.
  • Videos must NOT:
    • Contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement;
    • Feature any music that is not originally written, performed, and produced by Entrant; or
    • Include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities, and friends who have not expressly authorized Entrant to display their image, likeness, or voice in any submitted Video or otherwise use such image, likeness, or voice in accordance with these Official Rules.

By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants that his, her, or their entry (and Sponsors’ and their designees’ use thereof) does not and will not defame or otherwise violate the rights of any third party and does not and will not violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances. Entrant further represents and warrants that he, she, or they has secured the requisite consent from any third party referenced or appearing in their Video, any other musicians appearing in the Video, as well as from any individual who recorded the performance on video. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entry if they or the Contest judges cannot establish to their satisfaction that such entry complies with the Video Submission Requirements and other terms of these Official Rules. Sponsors further reserve the right to request that Entrant re-shoot, edit, or re-submit a Video that Sponsors believe may violate third-party rights, although Sponsors have no obligation to make such a request or to notify any Entrant of any potential or suspect infringements or violations of third-party rights. Sponsors further reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Video Submission they believe is not consistent with the spirit and theme of the Contest.

5. JUDGING PERIOD. The Judging Period begins on February 3, 2016, and ends on or about February 23, 2016. There will be two (2) rounds of judging. Initially, all submitted Videos that meet the Video Submission Requirements listed in Section 4 above will be reviewed by a panel of preliminary judges selected in Sponsors’ sole discretion, that will consist primarily of members of NPR Music (the “Preliminary Judges”). Videos will be judged on the following criteria:

40% – Musical Quality and Appeal
40% – Originality
20% – Stage Presence and Charisma

The Preliminary Judges will select approximately fifty (50) Video Submissions to be finalists. A panel of at least five (5) judges, including NPR’s Bob Boilen, Robin Hilton, and industry experts selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion (the “Final Judges”) will then judge these finalists and select a single Grand Prize Winner based on the following criteria:

40% – Musical Quality and Appeal
40% – Originality
20% – Stage Presence and Charisma

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ANNOUNCEMENT. The potential Grand Prize Winner, as determined by the Final Judges, will be notified by email (via the email address listed on the Submission Form) on or about February 25, 2015, and will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification attempt. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of participation in the Contest and, in such case, Sponsors will select an alternate Grand Prize Winner according to the Final Judges’ results. The potential Grand Prize Winner (or all members of the Grand Prize Winner, if a band) will be required to execute and return a notarized affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legally permissible) and other documents required by Sponsors within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, including but not limited to, NPR’s standard Tiny Desk Concert Performance Release. If a potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted by email after the first attempt, or if the Entrant (or all members of the Entrant, if a band) fail to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the Entrant (or all members of the Entrant, if a band) is unavailable to travel within the dates specified by Sponsors, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate entry will be selected in its place from all eligible entries received according to the judging criteria described above. Sponsors reserve the right to extend or modify the winner notification and announcement schedule as they deem necessary in their sole discretion to complete the verification process contemplated by these Official Rules and/or to select an alternate winner.

7. PRIZES. One (1) Grand Prize: One Grand Prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”), will receive: (i) a trip to Washington, D.C. sometime between March 7, 2016 and March 9, 2016, to perform the song played in the Video at NPR’s headquarters and have that performance produced and distributed as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk series; (ii) a trip to perform live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY between April and May, 2016, as part of an Ask Me Another live show; and (iii) trips to perform at NPR Music live events at Lagunitas’ breweries or other Lagunitas facilities in Petaluma, CA, Chicago, IL, and Portland, OR between April and June, 2016. These performances are referred to collectively as the “Performances.” Sponsors will determine, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, the song list and number of songs that will be played at the Performances. The exact dates of travel and itineraries for all trips will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive: in Sponsors’ sole discretion, either round-trip bus, train, or coach airfare for Entrant (or all members of Entrant, if a band) from a station or airport within reasonable proximity to their home address to the locations, as selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion, for each of the Performances; one (1) night standard, double occupancy hotel accommodations in each location selected by Sponsors near the Performances, subject to availability; transportation or reimbursement for public transportation for any trips made by the Grand Prize Winner between the local station or airport, hotel, and the Performances; and three (3) meals, or, if meals are not provided by Sponsor, reimbursements for the unprovided meals with a maximum amount of Twenty-five Dollars ($25) per person per meal, with documentation of expenses, for each Performance. Transportation (including airlines) and hotels will be selected at sole discretion of Sponsors; all other costs covered or reimbursed by Sponsors must be reasonable and pre-approved by Sponsors. All other travel-related fees and expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsors will not pay for travel, lodging, or meal costs for any individuals, including other musicians and managers, who do not appear in the Grand Prize Winner’s Video Submission.

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize for one individual is Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000). The actual value of the Grand Prize will depend on the number of members of the Entrant, as well as the city of origination and the mode of transportation for members of the Entrant. The difference between the approximate retail value and the actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded. In no event will more than one (1) Grand Prize be awarded.

From time to time, Sponsors may choose to promote the Contest by asking the public to vote for their favorite Video from a group of Video Submissions selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion. In such instances, the vote will be for promotional purposes only, and the Video that receives the most votes from such a promotion will not receive any prize or grant of rights from Sponsors.

Entrant agrees that Sponsors may share information submitted by Entrant with NPR member stations or any other person or entity for any purpose relating to the Contest, its promotion or the exercise of the Sponsors’ rights contemplated in these Official Rules. Various NPR member stations may choose, at their sole discretion, to award independent prizes to an Entrant or Entrants from their local area. Any prize awarded to an Entrant from an NPR member station is separate from these Official Rules, and governed solely by rules established by that member station.

8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. Each Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes and all fees and expenses resulting from acceptance of any and all prizes associated with this Contest, including but not limited to taxes, tips, entertainment, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, incidentals, transfers, transportation to airport to and from each Grand Prize Winner’s home residence, and other expenses. The Grand Prize cannot be transferred or assigned to another person. No prize substitution or changes are allowed except at the discretion of Sponsors. Prize cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash. All prizes are subject to availability. All travel tickets are subject to terms and conditions stated on tickets. Exact trip dates and itineraries will be specified by the Sponsors and no substitutions will be allowed. All travel must be completed on dates, times, and to/from airports designated and/or approved by Sponsors. All members of the winning Entrant must have valid identification and any other documents necessary for air travel. Prize is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed, and no refunds or compensation will be made in the event or delay of any flight or portion of it.

With respect to any musical equipment Entrant requires to perform, Entrant is solely responsible for shipping or transporting any equipment he, she, or they need to perform at any of the Performances. Sponsors may decide, in their sole discretion, to provide or transport equipment where feasible, but Sponsors have no obligation to do so.

In the event a Grand Prize Winner (or any member of the Grand Prize Winner, if a band) engages in behavior during travel or performance that (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to threaten or harass any other person, or that in any way disparages or adversely affects the reputation, image, and/or goodwill of Sponsors or any of Sponsors' services, products, trademarks, service marks, or logos, Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the travel and performance schedule early, and send Grand Prize Winner (including all members of a band) home with no further obligations or compensation whatsoever to Grand Prize Winner, which may, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, result in Grand Prize Winner's disqualification from the Contest and forfeiture of any (and/or all) prize(s). In the event Grand Prize Winner (or any member of the Grand Prize Winner, if a band) engages in behavior during travel or performance that (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects Grand Prize Winner to arrest or detention, Sponsors will have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by Grand Prize Winner as a result of such conduct.

In the event that all members of the Grand Prize Winner (if a band) who performed in the Video Submission are unable to travel or perform in connection with all of the Performances contemplated by these Official Rules, Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to (1) disqualify the Grand Prize Winner and cause the Grand Prize Winner to forfeit all remaining prizes; (2) cancel the affected Performance without any obligation to provide a substitute performance opportunity or other compensation to the Grand Prize Winner; or (3) allow the Grand Prize Winner to substitute a new eligible performer for the missing band member subject to the execution by such performer or any affidavits of eligibility, releases, and other agreements that Sponsors may require.

SPONSORS WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE GRAND PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER'S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE GRAND PRIZE.

9. GRANT OF RIGHTS. In consideration of Entrant's Video being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each Entrant (or individual member of an Entrant band) hereby grants to the Sponsors the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete, or display such Video, or any portion thereof, or the musical composition contained therein, in any media now known or hereafter devised and for any purpose, including advertising or promotions and to use the name, likeness, voice, biographical information, and image of Entrant, all members of an Entrant’s band, and any other person who appears in Entrant’s Video in any media now known or hereafter devised and for any purpose, including advertising or promotion of Sponsors or any other person or entity at Sponsors’ discretion. Entrant warrants that the videographer who recorded the Video has granted to Entrant a transferable license to the Video, and that Entrant transfers to Sponsors the right to use the Video, or any portion thereof, including the right to make derivative works, in any media for any purpose. Entrant also grants to Sponsors a perpetual, sub-licensable, worldwide and royalty-free right to use the musical composition performed in the Video for any purpose, and grants to Sponsors any synchronization, mechanical or public performance rights necessary to use the Video in any media and for any purpose. Each Entrant authorizes the Sponsors and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsors to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the Video submitted to Sponsors, and to make derivative works from such materials.

Sponsors may wish to organize “listening parties” or “meet-ups” in various cities around the United States, and in consideration of Entrant’s Video being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, Entrant grants Sponsors and their respective affiliates and member stations permission to contact Entrant or to provide Entrant’s contact information to venues, radio stations, or other third parties who may wish to organize concerts or events related to this Contest. Entrants may choose whether to participate in any such event to which Entrant is invited; if Entrant elects to participate in such an event, Entrant will not be compensated by Sponsors for such performances, nor will Entrant’s travel expenses be reimbursed. SPONSORS WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY MEET-UPS, LISTENING PARTIES, OR OTHER EVENTS IN WHICH ENTRANT CHOOSES TO PARTICIPATE.

Each Entrant releases the Sponsors, and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the Entrant's decision to provide the Entrant's submission to Sponsors for purposes of the Contest, will not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between Sponsors and Entrant, does not place the Sponsors in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the Entrant's video submission, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Sponsors and Entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules and the release forms. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to complete and execute additional documents and have third parties execute Sponsors' documents in connection with the rights granted to Sponsors as a condition of prize acceptance. In addition, by participating in the Contest and submitting a Video, each Entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsors to use Entrant's Video, name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, photograph and/or image, for all members of the Entrant, for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law.

10. ENTRANT REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, INDEMNIFICATION, AND RELEASE. By entering, each Entrant represents and warrants to the Sponsors that: (i) the music in his/her/its entry is completely the original work of the Entrant and was created solely by the Entrant; (ii) the Video is an original work and is not copied from any other source or previously broadcast or otherwise distributed or disseminated in any media or format, and that the videographer agrees to grant to Sponsors an unlimited, unrestricted right and license to use the Video for all purposes in all media and as described herein; (iii) the entry is not in the public domain; and (iv) the entry is not in violation of or conflict with the trademark, copyright, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or any other rights, of any kind or nature, of any other person or entity. Entrant agrees to defend and indemnify Sponsors for any breach of the above representations. By submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsors and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners, member stations, and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or in connection with participation in this Contest, including without limitation (a) claims for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this Contest or acceptance or use of any prize and (b) claims based on rights of privacy, rights of publicity, false light, defamation, copyright and/or trademark infringement relating to the submission or exploitation of the entrant’s Video. If an Entrant is a California resident, such Entrant hereby waives California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”

Each Entrant further agrees to release YouTube from any and all liability associated with this Contest or receipt or use of any prizes.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The Sponsors reserve the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Contest due to any of an act of God; unavoidable accident; epidemic; fire; blackout; act of public enemy; war, riot or civil commotion; enactment, rule, order or act of government or governmental instrumentality or tribunal; strike, lockout or other labor dispute; inclement weather; the recapture of any time period scheduled for the live broadcast of a program for an event of national importance or emergency; failure of technical facilities; failure of third-party software or services; failure of essential production, or technical personnel to appear or be available for production or broadcast; or other cause beyond their control. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, mutilated, misdirected, misdelivered, or delayed entries, or for technical or human errors or failures of any kind in connection with the submission, transmission, processing or judging of entries.

SPONSORS WILL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION, OR FUNCTION OF THIS CONTEST.

SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR TO ADDRESS ANY ISSUE THAT ARISES WITH UPDATES OR AMENDMENTS TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AT ANY TIME UP TO THE DATE THAT A GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS SELECTED.

ALL DECISIONS BY SPONSORS AND JUDGES ARE FINAL AND BINDING.

12. GOVERNING LAW. This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the District of Columbia without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the District of Columbia.

13. PRIVACY POLICY. Any personal information supplied by entrant to Sponsors will be subject to NPR’s privacy policy posted at http://www.npr.org/about/privacypolicy.html, Lagunitas’ privacy policy posted at http:// https://lagunitas.com/terms-conditions, and the supplemental terms of these Official Rules. By entering the Contest, you grant Sponsors permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with YouTube solely for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment. Sponsors will not sell, rent, transfer, or otherwise disclose entrant’s personal data to any third party other than as described above herein or in Sponsors’ privacy policies.

14. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNER’S LIST. For a copy of the Official Rules, visit http://www.npr.org/tinydeskcontest or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by March 1, 2016, to: Official Rules, “2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest,” ATTN: NPR Music, c/o National Public Radio, Inc., 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. For a list of the winner(s), within sixty (60) days after March 1, 2016, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Winners List, “2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest,” ATTN: NPR Music, c/o National Public Radio, Inc., 1111 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002. Requests received without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will not be fulfilled.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to Sponsors and not to YouTube.