Magic 98.3's Cutest Pet Contest 2017 Rules

Magic 98.3
Cutest Pet 2017

These rules apply to the Cutest Pet contest (“Contest”) being conducted by Beasley Media Group, Inc. d/b/a WMGQ (“Station”). In addition, the General Contest Rules posted on the Station’s website may apply to this contest.



a. The Contest will begin on July 11, 2017 and end August 11, 2017 at 12noon.

b. To participate in the contest, Enter at during July 11, 2017 at 9am to July 21, 2017 at 12noon. You must be a member of the Magic Music Club to enter online. To become a member, visit and follow the instructions on the registration page. Membership is free. Once you become a Magic Listener Club member, click on the Cutest Pet Contest link on Complete and submit the online entry form with your first and last name, hometown, contact information, and a picture of your pet along with your pet’s name, and breed. All pictures must be submitted in digital form in JPEG or GIF format (minimum 270 pixels wide and sized less than 1 MB) at (no hard copies or emails will be accepted).

Entries must be received by 12pm (ET) on July 21, 2017.



a. Unless otherwise specified, contests are open to all WMGQ-FM listeners who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in Middlesex, Somerset or Union County, NJ. Contestants must possess a valid, government-issued ID. Winner must show proof of residency to verify eligibility.

b. Employees of Station, its licensee, its parent corporation and their affiliated entities, advertising and PR agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners, other radio stations in the Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties, NJ and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to participate or win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents and legal guardians, children and legal wards, grandparents, and grandchildren, including “in-laws.”

c. Contestants are eligible to win a WMGQ-FM contest only once every sixty (60) days and a prize valued at $600 or more, only once every six months. Only one winner per household (whether related or not) is permitted in any contest.



a. The winner will receive: $500 American Express gift card courtesy of All American Subaru.

b. Unless otherwise specified, all prizes or prize certificates must be claimed at the office of the Station located at 78 Veronica Avenue, Somerset, NJ Monday-Friday, during regular business hours and excluding holidays. Prize or prize certificate must be claimed within 5 days of winning. Failure to claim prize by the specified time will result in forfeiture of the prize.

c. Unless otherwise permitted by the Station, winner(s) must claim his or her prize in person, and a prize cannot be claimed by third parties on behalf of the winner. If a contest is open to entrants under the age of 18 and a winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must claim the prize.

d. In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its arrival. Station is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

e. Prizes are not transferable. Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash, except in the sole discretion of Station or the prize provider.



a. Voting

i. Beginning on or about 9am on July 24, 2017 until 12:00pm ET on August 4, 2017 (Round 1), all eligible submitted photos will be posted online at During Round 1, listeners will be able to vote for one pet. At the conclusion of Round 1, up to 15 photos (the Round 1 finalists) will be selected by Magic 98.3, in its sole and absolute discretion, to advance to the final round, as defined below. WMGQ-FM will take the votes into account when selecting the finalists, but the votes may not be determinative. Each person may cast a maximum of one vote per day per photo during the Round 1 voting period.

ii. Beginning on or about 9am on August 7, 2017 until 12 noon ET on August 11, 2017 (round 2), the top 15 photos of the Round 1 finalists will be posted online at and invited to the finale event at All American Subaru on August 12, 2017 from 12noon – 2pm for the grand prize to be announced

iii. The winner of the Cutest Pet contest will be announced on Saturday, August 12, 2017 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm at All American Subaru (do you have the address). The winner does not need to be present to win. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.



a. WARNING: Online listeners to streamed broadcasts may experience a lag in transmissions.

b. Taxes and Liability: Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner. Contest winnings will be reported to the Internal Revenue Service and winners can expect to receive a 1099 tax form for prizes which total more than $600 for the calendar year. Winners may be required to accurately complete and submit IRS Form W-9 to the Station as a condition of receiving a prize.

c. By participating in the Contest, contestant agrees to have his or her name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest, in any medium, without additional financial or other compensation.

d. By participating in the contest, each participant hereby releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Station, its licensee, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advertising and PR agencies, sponsors, advertisers, promotional partners, agents, representatives, and their successors and assigns, and all others connected with them and the contest (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims, actions and damages sustained or incurred by participation in the contest and the receipt and use of any prize awarded (if any) through such contest arising in any manner whatsoever.

e. Contest winners (and their guests or travel companions, if any) may be required, in the Station’s sole discretion, to sign a liability release and a publicity release. A winner (or his/her parent or legal guardian if under the age of 18 years) must execute and return any required release as instructed by the Station or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. An alternate winner may be chosen by random selection in the Station’s sole discretion. Pursuant to the liability release, winners agree to hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the contest. If any contestant (or his/her parent or legal guardian, if applicable) refuses to sign any required release, any and all prizes will be forfeited.

f. The Station will be excused from its obligation to conduct the contest if its performance is delayed or prevented due to causes beyond its control, including, but not limited to acts of God, public enemies, war, civil disorder, fire, flood, hurricanes, explosion, labor disputes or strikes, and any acts by any governmental authority.

g. The Station, its licensee, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation, sponsors, advertisers and promotional partners, and their assigns and successors are not responsible for failure to conduct or for alterations to the contest due to circumstances beyond the control of any such entity.

h. Decisions of Station management with respect to the contest are final.

i. The Station reserves the right to end any contest or amend these rules upon announcement on air and publication at

j. The Station reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater value, which will become effective upon announcement.

k. The Station is not responsible for any prizes or certificates lost or stolen after the winner has claimed them from the Station.

l. Prizes are awarded “AS IS, WHERE IS” with no guarantees or warranties as to use, safety, or performance. Acceptance of a prize releases the Station, its sponsors, promotional partners and advertisers from all liability and claims concerning the prize, its delivery, and its use.

m. The Station is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of a prize. The Station is not responsible for (i) lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete or late entries; (ii) telephone or mobile service outages, delays, busy signals, facsimile transmission errors, equipment malfunctions and any other technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or from sending a text message (if applicable, message and data rates may apply, and the Station is not responsible for any fees incurred by an entrant for this method of entry); or (iii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technical difficulties.

n. By participating in this Contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of the Station.

o. Contestants are required to provide truthful information as part of their entry and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from contestants who do not meet the eligibility requirements and the Station will also delete any online entry knowingly received from contestants under the age of 13 in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

p. Any materials submitted become the property of the Station and will not be returned.

q. No purchase is necessary. The contest is void where prohibited. Contests and promotions are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

r. By use of the Station’s website and by entering this Promotion, contestants agree to the Station’s Terms of Service Agreement and to the use of Personal Information as stated in the Privacy Policy located at

s. Copies of the written Contest rules and, if required by applicable law, a list of all winners are available for 60 days after the Contest concludes, during regular business hours at the main studio of the Station, 78 Veronica Ave in Somerset, NJ or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station.

t. For register-to-win contests, the odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


For contests with online entry submission:

a. The Station is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the Internet, service outages or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.

b. Contest participants using the Internet must provide a valid email address.

c. The Station and sponsors are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone or other transmission failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by the Station, users, by any equipment or programming utilized in promotions, games or contests, or by human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a participant’s ability to participate.

d. The Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a promotion, game or contest should a virus, bug, computer or other problem beyond the control of the Station corrupt the administration, security or proper execution of game or contest. The Station, in its sole discretion, may award prizes to entries received by alternate means. All Internet participants agree to be bound by the specific contest rules, and the General Contest Rules appearing above.

e. To enter online, you must enter your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, home telephone number and a valid email address in the online entry form, as well as any other required information. Limit one Internet entry per person and one Internet entry per email address. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible by assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.

f. The Station, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Station website or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. The Station further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.


For contests involving online VOTING:

a. The use of automatic voting program(s) and/or website(s), or any fraud or other illegal or inappropriate conduct on the part of a contestant or on a contestant’s behalf, is prohibited and may result in the contestant's disqualification and forfeiture of any prize won, as well as nullifying all votes from these programs/websites. Penalty will be determined in the sole decision of the judge(s).


For entries that include submitting a photo(s):

a. Nudity is not permitted in photo entries. The Station, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and/or destroy any entry if or when it is discovered that such entry contains infringing, illegal, indecent or otherwise offensive material or if such entry contains material whose content is deemed at the sole discretion of the Station to be unsuitable for public viewing, performance or posting via the Internet.

b. Each contestant’s photo entry must be his/her original creative work and/or property and must not contain copyrighted materials or any other materials, which may be restricted, prohibited, or outlawed by Federal, state or local laws. Contestants are required to obtain a written release from all individuals appearing in the photo which grants the Station the right to use their name, likeness and recorded voice and the right to post the photo on Station’s website for the general public to view. Each contestant agrees to hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize and/or contest, including but not limited to an infringement or alleged infringement of any intellectual property, publicity or privacy right, or violation of any law or regulation, involving the photo entry.