Entenmann’s® Donuts “EntenMAN of the Year” Contest

Entenmann's Donuts EntenMAN of the year
Entenmann's Donuts EntenMAN of the year

Entenmann's® Donuts "EntenMAN of the Year" Father's Day Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATES FOR PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD ARE NOW BETWEEN AUGUST 2, 2021, AT 12:00 P.M. ET AND AUGUST 6, 2021, AT 5:00 P.M. ET

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Entenmann's® Donuts "EntenMAN of the Year" Father's Day Contest (the "Contest") starts on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET ("Contest Period"). The Contest entry period begins at 9:00 a.m. ET May 10, 2021 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 21, 2021 ("Nomination Period").

ELIGIBILITY: "Nominators" and "Nominees" must be legal residents of the contiguous United States (the lower 48 states including the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. A Nominator must have a Nominee's permission to enter him/her into the Contest. Employees of Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. ("Sponsor"), their parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their households, whether or not related, are not eligible to be Nominators or Nominees. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Contest is void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Nomination Period, Nominators may visit www.entenmanoftheyear.com and submit their name, email, phone number, name of Nominee and relationship to Nominee, and an essay of 250 words or less nominating a father or father figure (i.e. father, caregiver, guardian, coach, significant other) describing why such individual deserves to be the 2021 "EntenMAN of the Year" (collectively, each, an "entry"). Entries must be received by June 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET to be considered. Limit of one (1) entry per Nominator throughout the Nomination Period. Entries received in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.

Nominators represent and warrant their entry is the original work of such Nominator, it has not been copied from others and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity. Entries with incomplete or erroneous information, entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and entries made by any means which subvert the entry process, are void.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry may not contain, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is defamatory, obscene, or otherwise unlawful, sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, or profane or pornographic;
  • promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
  • promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive, or endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people, or companies;
  • contains intellectual property owned by others, without proper permission, or contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, street addresses or e-mail addresses;
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities, athletes or other public or private figures, living or dead, without proper permission;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images or good will of Sponsor;
  • duplicates any other entry in violation of these Official Rules; or
  • violates any law.

By participation - each Nominator, and, by accepting a prize, the finalists and winners - covenants, warrants and represents that such Nominator's entry is the original work of the Nominator, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. By submitting an entry, Nominator covenants, warrants and represents that Nominator and any persons identifiable in the entry (including but not limited to the Nominee) consent to the submission and use of the entry in the Contest and to its use, exploitation and exhibition and any other action of Sponsor with respect to the entry as set forth herein.

By submitting an entry, each Nominator hereby grants permission for the entry to be posted on Sponsor's social and digital properties or other websites. Nominator agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any entry and may remove a posted entry at any time.

By submitting an entry, each Nominator acknowledges and agrees that (a) Sponsor may obtain many entries in connection with the Contest or other contests staged or promoted by Sponsor, (b) such entries may be similar or identical in theme, idea, format or other respects to other entries submitted in connection with the Contest or entries for other contests sponsored by Sponsor or submitted for other reasons or other materials developed by or on behalf of Sponsor and (c) Nominator waives any and all claims entrant may have had, may have, or may have in the future that any entry or other works accepted, reviewed or used by Sponsor may be similar to Nominator's entry, or that any compensation is due to Nominator in connection with such entry or other works used by Sponsor.

JUDGING TO DETERMINE FINALISTS : Following the conclusion of the Nomination Period, all eligible entries received will be judged by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: (i) ability of Nominee to exemplify the core values of being a father figure (45%); (ii) personal impact and inspiration behind why Nominee deserves the title of "EntenMAN of the Year" (35%); and (iii) entry spelling and grammar (20%). The five (5) entries with the highest scores will be deemed the potential finalists and proceed to the public voting phase outlined below, subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of any tie, an additional "tie-breaking" judge selected by the Sponsor will determine the finalist(s) from among those tied based on the criteria set forth herein.

FINALIST NOTIFICATION: The five (5) potential finalists (both the applicable Nominator and Nominee) will be notified by email, phone and/or mail and will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law), the Nominee to provide a headshot photo of themselves along with an original video one (1) minute in length or less which includes the Nominee and/or Nominator explaining why they think the Nominee is deserving of the title "EntenMAN of the Year", and execute any other documents required by Sponsor. All completely executed documents, headshot photo and video must be returned within three (3) days of date appearing on the finalist notification. Video must be in .mp4, .wmv, or .wav format and no larger than 100mb in size. Return of notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential finalist within three (3) days of finalist notification or noncompliance with these Official Rules by potential finalist will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a runner-up (the next highest scoring entry) may be selected as a finalist. Note: The Nominator and Nominee of an applicable potential finalist entry must both respond and comply with the requirements outlined above prior to being deemed a confirmed finalist. Failure of the Nominator or Nominee of a selected potential finalist entry to comply with the requirements above may result in the applicable entry being disqualified and Sponsor will have no further obligation to the applicable Nominator and Nominee. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential finalists (both the applicable Nominator and Nominee) after extending an initial finalist notification without additional notice or further consent and potential finalists agree to such background checks. Potential finalists understand that Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw a potential finalists' eligibility to proceed to the public voting phase based on the results of the background checks.

FINALIST JUDGING AND PUBLIC VOTING PHASE: All confirmed finalist entries, including the submitted entry, headshot photo and video, will be posted for public voting at https://entenmanoftheyear.com (the "Website") between July 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET and July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. ET, when voting closes (the "Public Voting Period"). During the Public Voting Period, visitors can vote for their favorite entry by visiting the Website and using the voting buttons to choose their favorite finalist entry. Limit one (1) vote per person using only one (1) email address per day. At the conclusion of the Public Voting Period, finalist entries will then be judged by Sponsor based on the following judging criteria: (i) ability of Nominee to exemplify the core values of being a father figure (45%); (ii) personal impact and inspiration behind why Nominee deserves the title of "EntenMAN of the Year" (35%); and (iii) the calculation of votes accrued during the Public Voting Period (20%). The (1) finalist entry with the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. The one (1) finalist entry with the next highest score will be deemed the First Prize winner. The three (3) remaining finalist entries will be deemed Finalist Prize winners. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries.

Only votes submitted via the Website will be eligible. Votes submitted via any other method, including but not limited to U.S. Postal Service, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Votes received from any person or email address in excess of the stated daily limitation will be void. Nominators and Nominees are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public and/or using any websites or online forums designed to induce individuals or provide other incentives to vote for their entry, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All votes are subject to final verification by Sponsor. Use of script, macro or other automated system to vote or with the intent to impair the integrity of the voting process is prohibited and all such votes will be void.

GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (1): The Nominee of the Grand Prize entry will receive a Race Trip package to attend races in Daytona, FL scheduled to take place in February 2022 and will include:

  • Roundtrip Airline Flights for Grand Prize Winner and three (3) Guests;
  • Five (5) Nights Hotel Stay for two (2) rooms to be determined by Sponsor;
  • Four (4) Pre-Race Pit Passes (If available);
  • Four (4) Cup Grandstand Tickets;
  • Four (4) Xfinity Grandstand Tickets;
  • Four (4) Truck Series Grandstand Tickets;
  • $1,000 Visa Gift Card awarded to the Grand Prize Winner which may be used for expenses while on trip;
  • The Nominee's name will also replace the driver's name above the door of the #37 racecar for the race in Michigan scheduled to take place on August 22, 2021; and
  • Donuts for a year, awarded in the form of two coupons per month for a year (which equates to 24 coupons total)

Sponsor is not responsible if any event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor's sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize package: $7,168.00.

FIRST PRIZE PACKAGE (1): The Nominee of the First Prize entry will receive a race-used Entenmann's autographed driver fire suit and donuts for a year, awarded in the form of two coupons per month for a year (which equates to 24 coupons total). ARV of First Prize: $763.00. Exact driver fire suit and autograph received to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.

FINALIST PRIZES (3) : The Nominee of each finalist entry will receive donuts for a year, awarded in the form of two coupons per month for a year (which equates to 24 coupons total). ARV of each Finalist Prize: $168.00.

NOMINATOR PRIZES (5): The Nominators of each finalist entry will receive donuts for a year, awarded in the form of two coupons per month for a year (which equates to 24 coupons total). ARV of each Nominator Prize: $168.00.

GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS: Actual value of trip may vary based on point of departure. If Grand Prize winner resides within a 100-mile radius of destination, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Travel must be booked a minimum of sixty (60) days prior to departure. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. Unused tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or applied towards tickets for any subsequent event or for cash. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Winner and guests must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. Winner and guests must travel together on the same itinerary. Adult guests must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Minor guests must be a child or legal ward of winner and winner must sign a liability/publicity release on each minor's behalf prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel must be made through Sponsor's agent, on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. In the event winner does not redeem all three (3) guest portions of the trip prize, winner will not receive any substitute prize or the difference of prize value and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Winners may not take only a portion of a prize and may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. The total value of a coupon must be redeemed at one (1) transaction. Any unused balance will not be awarded. Coupons must be surrendered at time of redemption. Coupons are subject to certain terms and conditions specified by Sponsor. Coupons expire on date specified on each coupon. Coupons may not be used online or in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Valid only in the U.S.A. and are void where prohibited. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. All costs and expenses associated with the prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners.

OTHER CONDITIONS : Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, late, stolen, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries, photos, videos, or for inaccurate entry or Contest information or for interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions or telephone transmission problems or technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment, programming used in this Contest, or for computer, network, mechanical, electronic, printing, typographical, human or other error or problem relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, photos or videos, the announcement of the prizes, the processing or judging of entries or in any Contest-related materials and any acts or events. Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any Nominee or Nominator regarding this Contest prior to the nomination deadline.

GENERAL : By participating, each Nominator agrees (a) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, their parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other individuals engaged in any way in the development, production, printing, distribution or execution of this Contest, and the respective directors, officers, agents and employees of the foregoing (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any liability, claims, losses, injury and damages arising out of or relating to their participation in this Contest or the acceptance, use, misuse or possession of any prize received in this Contest (including any travel/activity related thereto), and the Released Parties' use of any entry; (b) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges which shall be final and binding in all respects; and (c) that each entrant grants to Sponsor and its designees a paid-up worldwide license to use (unless prohibited by applicable law) entrant's name, voice, city, and state of residence, photographs and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without limitation or additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law; and, upon request, to provide consent to such use in writing. Released Parties disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing, uploading or downloading information in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof) should any virus, bug, technical failures, fraud, epidemic, pandemic, virus, an Act of God, unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest, and, in the event of termination, suspension or cancellation, at its discretion, to void the entries at issue and/or terminate, cancel or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, in Sponsor's discretion, to select winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such termination using the judging procedure set forth above. In the event of any such termination, cancellation or suspension, a notice will be posted on www.entenmanoftheyear.com. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such person and void suspect entries and seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) from him/her to the fullest extent permitted by law.

LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an entry, and to the extent allowed by law, Nominators grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse their entry, name, photo, finalist video, essay, and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Contest in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to entrant or any third party.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Contest), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA.

 

WINNER'S NAME: For the names of the winners (available after August 31, 2021 visit www.entenmanoftheyear.com no later than November 1, 2021.

 

SPONSOR: Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., 255 Business Center Drive, Horsham, PA 19044.