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Wise Kids That Makes Us Smile Contest

WTSS-FM Contest Rules 2016


These contest rules are specific to the above contest conducted by Entercom Buffalo LLC d/b/a WTSS-FM STAR 102.5 (“Station”).  Except to the extent specifically set forth below with respect to this specific contest, the Station’s general contest rules apply to this contest as well.  A copy of these specific contest rules and the Station’s general contest rules are available at the Station’s studio at 500 Corporate Pkwy Suite 200 Buffalo, NY 14226 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30am-5:30pm) and on the Station’s website at www.mystar1025.com/rules.  To the extent that the general contest rules differ from these rules, these rules will govern and control with respect to this Contest.


How to Enter


To enter between 12:00am (ET) on Monday, October 10, 2016 and 11:59pm (ET) on Sunday, October 23, 2016 (the “Contest Entry Period”), go to www.mystar1025.com, click on the “Wise Kids That Make Us Smile” graphical link (may be located on the Contest page), and complete and submit an online entry with your name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers (including area code), email address, age and an essay telling us, in 102 words or less, why YOUR child or teenager (must be 12 years of age or older on date of entry; i.e., not younger than 12 years old), deserves the “Wise Kids That Make Us Smile” grand prize from Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics (“Sponsor”), and how they are making wise decisions in their life (the “Child Nominee”).


Essay should be one hundred two (102) words or less.  Entries with an essay comprised of more than one hundred two (102) words will not be disqualified, but only the first one hundred two (102) words will be read and considered for the Contest.

Essay need not be truthful.  Station will not verify the truthfulness of the information submitted in each entry; provided, however, that failure to satisfy (or suggestion that you fail to satisfy) the entry eligibility requirements or other contest rules applicable to this contest can result in disqualification of the entrant from becoming the Grand Prize Winner, in Station’s sole discretion.

Station reserves the right, but is under no obligation, to edit an entrant’s essay in any manner that it chooses at Station’s sole discretion.

    1. The entry/registration process may require you to either log into an existing account, or create a free account with the game administrator, UPICKEM.  You may either elect the option to have your Facebook profile pre-load applicable portions of the entry form (Facebook account is not required to enter this contest), or complete the online entry/registration form by submitting the Entrant’s full name, address of legal residence, phone number (including area code), age, username (subject to acceptance by contest software to eliminate duplicate usernames), password, e-mail address, and other information requested (some of which may be optional). 
    2. Limit one (1) UPICKEM account per email address.  Limit one (1) entry per UPICKEM account. 
    3. As part of the entry process, Entrants may be provided with an opportunity to opt-in to receive solicitations from, and/or to become a member/participate in clubs of (i.e., email clubs, text clubs, and rewards programs), the Station; provided, however, agreeing to receive such solicitations and/or accepting such membership is not a condition of entry into this contest and will not increase your chances of winning.

By submitting a story, entrants affirm that the entry is original and does not contain any copyrighted, plagiarized or defamatory material and agree that Sponsors may read any entry submitted on the air (in whole or in part, edited or unedited) and use entries as the subject of commentary, humorous or otherwise.  By entering this contest, entrants waive any right to make any claim against Sponsors with respect to any disparaging or other comment made on-air about such entrant’s entry and hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Station and Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics harmless from any and all claims, demands, complaints, loss, damage or expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys fees) resulting from the information/content contained in each entrant’s entry about themselves, their Child Nominee or any other person mentioned or referenced therein (including, without limitation, if the information/content is communicated by Station or Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics verbatim or in any paraphrased form).  


How to Win

  1. On or about October 25, 2016, a panel of judges comprised of some or all members of the "Rob Lucas in the Morning Show", Sponsor, or other persons Station elects to appoint as judges (collectively, the “Judges”) will review all up to the first 102 words from all eligible entry essays received, and select up to one (1) grand prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these contest rules (the “Grand Prize Winner”).  The selection of winner will be made in the sole discretion of the Judges, on any lawful criteria they deems desirable, and is not subject to dispute or appeal.  The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the “Rob Lucas in the Morning Show” on or about October 26, 2016.  Winner need not be listening and will be contacted via telephone at 12:00pm on date of on-air announcement.
  2. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to: (i) sign a Station release and statement of eligibility as described in Section 7 below and (ii) contact Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics (“Doctor”) for an initial consultation for their Child Nominee within 30 days of being acknowledged as the Grand Prize winner at his office located at 13 Hopkins Road in Williamsville.  

The Grand Prize Winner’s Child Nominee must be medically eligible for the potential treatment.  The Grand Prize is intended for the Grand Prize Winner’s Child Nominee only and no other person, including the Grand Prize Winner.  The nature, extent and number of any required exams to determine such eligibility shall be in the Doctor’s sole discretion.   The determination of whether the winning Child Nominee is medically eligible for the potential treatment shall be determined solely by the Doctor.  In the event that the winning Child Nominee is determined not to be medically eligible, the Doctor will notify WTSS-FM such fact and the Grand Prize Winner will forfeit the Grand Prize on behalf of Child Nominee.  In no event will WTSS-FM be required to select another Grand Prize Winner or Child Nominee.

Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign a Release of Liability Agreement and Affidavit of Eligibility (collectively, “Releases”) that, among other things, relieves WTSS, Entercom Buffalo, LLC, Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics and the facility at which the service or consultation are performed and each of their respective employees, agents, representatives, officers, director and affiliated companies from any and all liability with respect to the receipt and/or use of any of the prizes and participation in the contest.  If Grand Prize Winner refuses to sign or does not return the Releases to WTSS, as instructed, on or before 5 days after Grand Prize Winner’s receipt of the release, the Grand Prize is forfeited and the Grand Prize Winner is disqualified. Sponsors are NOT obligated to select an alternative Grand Prize Winner or Child Nominee.  



  1. Subject to the eligibility requirements described in these contest rules, up to one (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,500 towards traditional braces or Invisalign braces for his or her Child Nominee.  Decision between traditional braces and Invisalign will be made collectively between Grand Prize Winner on behalf of Child Nominee and Doctor (in the event the winner is under 18 years old) and will be based on medical eligibility.  Any expenses above $5,500 will be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.
  2. The scheduling of treatment and any necessary preliminary or post appointments will be based on availability. 
  3. The Grand Prize is only redeemable by the Grand Prize Winner on behalf of his or her Child Nominee and only for services rendered in Buffalo, NY by Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics, at one of their five locations (initial consultation must be at the Hopkins Rd. location):

3985 Main St. Amherst, NY 14226

13 Hopkins Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221

5681 Transit Rd. Clarence, NY 14051

2047 Baseline Rd. Grand Island, NY 14072

36 Columbia Ave. Depew, NY 14043

  1. In addition to all other rules, required releases, and restrictions described in or through these contest rules, by entering this contest all entrants are deemed to acknowledge and agree that (1) the decision to undertake any dental, medical, surgical or similar procedure is a serious decision and that there may be significant health risks, including, without limitation, death, and (2) that Sponsors and each of their respective employees, agents, representatives, officers, director and affiliated companies assume no responsibility, risk or liability for any results, conditions or consequences, directly or indirectly arising from any surgical procedures (including, without limitation, any associated exams, appointments, tests, preliminary or follow-up procedures or appointments) associated with this contest.

Regardless of the circumstances, there will be no cash alternatives for prizes.  No transfer or assignment of the grand prize (or any part thereof) by the grand prize winner to another person is allowed.

BY ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE IN THIS CONTEST, THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT CERTAIN HEALTH RISKS ARE INHERENT IN ANY PRIZE INVOLVING MEDICAL OR DENTAL PROCEDURES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SOME OR ALL OF THE HEALTH RISKS INCLUDED IN THOSE DOCUMENTS ATTACHED HERETO AS ATTACHMENT A.  Please note that Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign on behalf of his or her Child Nominee, among other things, one or more of the consent agreements attached hereto as Attachment A (as applicable) “as is” and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of all or the affected portion of any prize in this contest, as determined by Station and/or Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics in their sole discretion.    



  1.  The sponsors of this contest are Entercom Buffalo LLC and Dr. Douglas Wright and Associates at Owl Orthodontics.


Other Rules Specific to This Contest

  1. Station is conducting this contest using proprietary software owned by a third party known as Second Street Media Inc. (“UPICKEM”).  UPICKEM is not a sponsor of this contest but entrants may be required, as part of the entry process, to agree and consent to UPICKEM’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (both of which are available via a link during the contest entry process) (collectively, the “UPICKEM Policies”) and may be required to register with UPICKEM.  While agreement to the UPICKEM Policies is required in order to enter this contest, the UPICKEM Policies are not a part of these contest rules but are a separate agreement between the Entrant and UPICKEM.  With respect to the conduct of this contest by Station, in the event of any conflict between the UPICKEM Policies and the Station contest rules, the Station’s contest rules govern.
  2. Station is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated with the UPICKEM site that may affect any entrant’s ability to enter, win, or be properly considered in this Contest, regardless of the cause.  In the event of a malfunction associated with the UPICKEM site that Station (in its sole discretion) deems to materially and adversely affect this Contest, Station reserves the right to suspend this contest, terminate this contest without a winner, terminate this contest and select a winner early, provide alternative means of entry or any other changes to these contest rules that Station deems appropriate under the circumstances.  Any such changes, terminations or suspensions will be announced on air and/or posted on the Station’s website, if applicable.
  3. Employees of UPICKEM and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible to win in this Contest.
  4. By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree that Station, their subsidiaries and affiliates and their respective directors and employees are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, malfunction, defect or delay of any kind in telephone calls, radio transmissions or on-line or internet submissions or for the failure of Station to receive telephone calls for any reason or for any computer or software malfunction of any kind affecting the proper execution of this sweepstakes or for late, lost, illegible or damaged mail or entries. Station reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or terminate Contest in its entirety or partially should it become technically corrupted for any reason or because of non-authorized human intervention.  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.