Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show
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Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show

2021 Fan Photo Contest

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Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

One score and 10 years ago, the vision and sweat of one Boston renovator brought international polo competition back to the place of its American landing.  The community that embraced the 145-year-old tradition in Newport are as enthusiastic as any NFL tailgate crowd, and bring style and panache to the hosts, heading into its fourth decade.  Newport Polo Fans drove excitement for the 30th Anniversary season, amping up the field side fun to 11, festooning themselves and their picnics for the sake of a good time.  The atmosphere was like an ongoing festival after a spring revival shook off the pandemic-year restrictions to bring friends and family back together.

One stellar standout was crowned during each match as Best In Show and the envy of all during its moment of fame on the Brenton Hotel Jumbotron, and recipient of a custom picnic umbrella and 12-pack from Stella Artois.  Red & White was the theme du jour, as anniversary colors to mark Newport Polo's 30th jubilee.  Our resident photographer, Cocoa & Co, chronicled the Best In Show contenders and enthusiastic hopefuls who put on the ritz each week.

Starting on November 30th, the most discerning polo enthusiasts of all - our fans - will choose the 2021 Best of the Best in an encore tribute to our all-star sporting audience.  It's all happening in Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page album, Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show, where the curated album will feature the most jubilant from 2021.  Those who find themselves among the entrants will have a chance at the grand prize awarded to the top vote-getter while all voters can claim their own reward.  Continue reading for details & official rules.

Voting: Tag yourself & share to earn more votes, if you are among the nominees!  Vote by Liking all your favorite entries within our album of finalists published on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page.  Likes only count as a Vote if on the photo within the Contest album; likes on posts/shares themselves do not count as Votes.  Voting is open from 3:00PM (EST) on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 to 5:00PM (EST) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021.  Voting for multiple entries is encouraged!

Reward for Voting: Each voter will receive a credit of a complimentary Lawn Ticket for the Newport International Polo Series, redeemable online for the match of their choice. To be eligible for the reward, a voter must: a. be a Fan of Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page by Liking the page (not the album); and b. Vote/Like at least one (1) photo entry in the Contest album. To claim the reward for voting, send a message to Newport Polo Facebook Fan Page. By participating, you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest, below.

Grand Prize:  One Grand Prize Winner will receive an exclusive COCOA & CO. MINI PORTRAIT SESSION for (choice of 1): Couple Session, Kids Session (up to 4) & Family or Group Session (up to 6), plus high res photos and prints (details below).  To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, winner must appear in one of the photos in the Contest Album and must tag themselves in the photo.  The Grand Prize winner will be determined by the photo that receives the most votes.  Votes will be reviewed for authenticity, including only one vote for self.  Duplicate votes will be disqualified.  Winner will be announced on or about Wednesday, December 14, 2021, on www.nptpolo.com, Newport Polo's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram fan pages.  Must be 18 years or older and legal U.S. resident to participate.  By participating, you agree to the terms and conditions below. 

Follow Link To Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show album.

Complete Contest Rules

Entry to the Contest is Free and no payment or purchase is necessary to enter or to win. A payment or purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Contest entry is online only.

The “Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show” contest is sponsored by Newport Polo Inc (“Sponsor”).  This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”).  By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and understands that the results of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects.

Eligibility
This Contest is open only to current, legal residents of the continental United States, who are 18 years of age or older, located within the United States at the time of entry. Contest participants that are not eligible to win the Grand Prize are: employees of Newport Polo Inc and Cocoa & Co., and members of employees’ households, whether or not related.  Contest participants must a.) appear in one of the photos in the Contest Album, and b.) must tag themselves in the photo, and c.) be a current Fan/Follower of the Newport Polo Facebook fan page (by Liking the page) to be eligible to win the Grand Prize.

To be eligible for a voting reward, participants must meet the following: a.) Like a minimum of one (1) photo in the "Curtain Call for 2021 Best in Show" album on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page, and b.) be a current Fan/Follower of the Newport Polo Facebook fan page (by Liking the page), and c.) be age 18 or older and a legal resident of the United States, located within the United States at the time of voting.   Each voter is responsible for sending a message to the Newport Polo Facebook Fan Page to claim the voting reward.  (Voting Reward described above).

Contest Period
The Contest starts at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, November 30, 2021, and ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, December 14, 2021 (“Contest Period”). All votes must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, December 14, 2021.

Voting
Voting for a winner will be conducted on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page, within an album of entries that have been pre-selected by Newport Polo.  A Like on a photo within the album constitutes a Vote.  Participants may Vote for more than one Entry, as well as for themselves (if they are a nominee). 

The Contest Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes in its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules, or violates U.S. or applicable state or local law.

Winner Selection
One (1) Entrant Grand Prize Winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be determined by the Entry receiving the most votes.

The winner will be announced on or about December 15, 2021.

Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address on file for the potential prize winner’s entry.  Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this contest.  If there is no e-mail address on file for the potential prize winner, the potential prize winner will be responsible for monitoring Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page for prize notification and the potential prize winner will be responsible for contacting Newport Polo by sending a Facebook message to the Newport Polo Facebook fan page to claim the prize.  If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.  Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.  Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

Prize
One (1) Entrant Grand Prize Winner will be chosen. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an exclusive Portrait Mini Session with Cocoa & Co. Eligible Session Types Include: Couple Session, Kids Session (up to 4) & Family or Group Session (up to 6). Winner of contest will choose one (1) of the above eligible session types. Sessions must be scheduled within 30 days of winner announcement. Included deliverables: 2 Hi-Res Photos & 2 Photo Prints.

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize or voting reward in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt, and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize or reward are solely the responsibility of the respective prize or reward winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE OR REWARD IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Publicity
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, or comments for publicity purposes without payment or additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any internet network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES,  ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, FACEBOOK, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to agnes@nptpolo.com.