National Anthem Contest

Win Your Way to Sing the National Anthem before the start of the Amway River Bank Run!

Do you think you have what it takes to sing in front of tons of excited runners and the crowd cheering them on on Saturday, May 11 in downtown Grand Rapids?  Then we want to hear what you've got!

Simply submit your 30 second sample of yourself (solo) singing the traditional National Anthem.  The Amway River Bank Run Committee will then select ten (10) finalists to sing in front of an audience or group at a live local event and venue on their decided date.

AMWAY RIVER BANK RUN’S 2019 NATIONAL ANTHEM CONTEST WIN YOUR WAY TO SING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE AMWAY RIVER BANK RUN ON MAY 11, 2019. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES WHO HAVE REACHED EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE AS OF APRIL 1, 2019. CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES: By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. 1. CONTEST: Amway River Bank Run’s 2019 National Anthem Contest. 2. SPONSOR: The sponsor of the Contest is Riverbank Events and Media, LLC (the "Sponsor") P.O. Box 2194 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-2914. 3. PRIZE: Singing the National Anthem at the Amway River Bank Run 2019. 4. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all residents of the 48 contiguous United States who have reached eighteen (18) years of age as of April 1, 2019. Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win a prize: (a) persons who from and after April 1, 2019 were or are employees or agents of Sponsor or the service agencies or independent contractors of the above organization(s); (b) persons who are engaged in the development, production, distribution of materials, or drawing of winners for this Contest; and (c) persons who are immediate family of or who reside in the same household as any person in either of the preceding categories. 5. ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins on March 1, 2019 and ends March 31, 2019. All entries must be received by 11:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 31, 2019. Your entry must be submitted within the Entry Period or it will be deemed void. 6. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Contest by going to the website, www.amwayriverbankrun.com selecting the tab for this Contest, and submitting your full name, e-mail address, phone, birthdate, city, zip code and state of residence and a MP3 or MP4 sample. By entering this Contest you agree to be bound by the Contest Official Rules. All information must be submitted or your entry will be deemed void. All entries, as well as all copyrights thereto, will become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected entries. Sponsor reserves the right to deem void and disqualify any entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice. The personal information you submit will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy. Sponsor may use the information you submit to offer you information on other offers, products or services. Only one (1) entry is permitted. 7. ONLINE ENTRIES. The winning online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address from which the entry was made. The authorized email account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an internet access provider, service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online entry form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Contest, or for late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Each entry must include a sample in MP3 or MP4 format. Any entry which does not include a sample in MP3 or MP4 format shall be deemed void. If this Contest or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry in the Contest, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor's sole discretion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest or any portion thereof. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 8. FINALISTS SELECTION; FINALIST NOTIFICATION; FINALS: The Amway River Bank Run Committee of the Sponsor, will select twelve (12) finalists to sing in front of a live audience or group at a local event. Finalists will be notified by e-mail, to the e-mail address provided in the entry, of their selection and advised of the date, time and location of the live event. Finalists must confirm attendance at the local live event via reply email within twenty four (24) hours of the notice of selection being sent by Sponsor. If a finalist does not confirm attendance at the local live event within twenty four (24) of notice of selection being sent by Sponsor, the finalist will be disqualified and spot will be given to a runner(s) up. If a finalist is not be able to attend the local live event, for any reason, the finalist will be disqualified and spot will be given to a runner(s) up. The live event the finalists are to sing at, including the venue/location, date and time will be selected by Sponsor and at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 9. WINNER NOTIFICATION; CLAIMING PRIZE; REQUIRED RELEASES: The winner will be selected by the Amway River Bank Run Committee of the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner will be notified by e-mail, to the e-mail address provided in the entry, on or about April 5, 2019 or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter. To claim the Prize, the winner must: (a) confirm receipt of the notice by return email; and (b) complete, sign and return a Winner Affidavit & Release form (to be provided by Sponsor), and such other documentation (if any) requested by Sponsor. In the event the winner does not claim the Prize by complying with the terms outlined above in Section 9(a) and 9(b) within twenty four (24) hours after Sponsor sends the winner notification, Sponsor in its sole discretion will select a new winner according to these rules. If the winner is determined to be ineligible for the reasons outlined in Section 4 at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on May 10, 2019, the winner will be deemed to have rejected the Prize, and Sponsor will select a new winner according to these rules. 10. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify any entry, finalist or winner whom it considers to have intentionally violated the Official Rules or any element of the Contest. By entering the Contest, you specifically agree: (a) to be bound by the Contest’s Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Committee of Sponsor who select the finalists and winner(s), and (b) to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, committee of Sponsor, Prize Provider and Sponsor Entity(ies) and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes or participation in the Contest. 11. USE OF NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.: By entering the Contest, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Sponsor, Sponsor Entity(ies) and Prize Provider (each a "Sponsor Entity(ies)") shall have the unlimited right in perpetuity and throughout the world to use and publish your name, voice, city, state, likeness, photograph, video, biographical and prize information, and other elements of your persona and identity, in all media now known or hereafter developed, for all purposes of this Contest, as well as for all general marketing, advertising, promotional, commercial tie-in, merchandising, and other business purposes of Sponsor, Sponsor Entity(ies) and Prize Provider, all without notice or compensation to you. 12. ENTRANT RELEASE: By entering this Contest, you forever release, discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Prize Provider and Sponsor Entity(ies) and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and independent contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies from and against any and all claims, suits, causes of action, liabilities and damages for: (a) personal injuries, death, loss of or damage to personal property, and/or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever sustained by anyone or anything in connection with your submission and participation in the Contest; and/or (b) for libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, infringement of copyright, or violation of any other personal or property right based upon, arising out of, or relating to any exploitation of your likeness, photograph and/or video (including your likeness and appearance embodied therein), voice and other elements of your persona and identity by any Sponsor, Sponsor Entity(ies) and Prize Provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies pursuant to the rights grant set forth above. 13. TAXES: Taxes (federal, state, and local) are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law. 14. APPLICABLE LAW: These Contest rules are governed by the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to the State’s conflict of law rules. 15. WINNERS LIST: If you would like to receive the Name of the Winner, available after April 26, 2019, please send a separate, self-addressed stamped envelope to: National Anthem Contest 2019 c/o Riverbank Events and Media LLC P.O. Box 2194 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-2194   16. COPY OF THE RULES: To obtain a copy of the rules, please send a separate, self-addressed stamped envelope to: Win Your Way to Sing the National Anthem 2019 c/o Riverbank Events and Media LLC P.O. Box 2194 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501-2194

Contest Rules:
*Must be 18 or older to enter
*Please submit in MP3 or MP4 format