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Rules: Weather Umbrella Contest


  • Entrants must be legal Georgia residents who are 18 years of age or older and have lawful access to the method(s) of entry set forth in these rules. 
  • Employees of New World Communications of Atlanta, Inc., on behalf of television station WAGA, ("Sponsor"), their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family and household members of each are ineligible.



  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.  The giveaway begins at 12:01 AM local time on May 11, 2012 and all entries must be received by 11:59 PM local time on September 28, 2012.  Viewers can enter one photo per week.
  • Beginning May 11, 2012, visit to enter for a chance to win by clicking the "upload link." If you are not a registered user, click the "sign up" button in the gray bar at the top of the page, then register by creating a user name and password, and providing your email address. If you are a registered user, simply click the "upload" link, and then enter your email or nickname and password. To complete registration, follow all the instructions to upload a photo of weather scenery.  Your first name will be made publicly visible to all visitors of  Photographs must be owned by the entrant or the entrant must have permission to use the photographs in this contest. 
  •  Entrants must own the copyright to, or otherwise have all necessary rights in, their entry materials.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant, or to remove or modify an entry, at its sole discretion, based on the claim of copyright infringement or infringement of any other third party right, or because the entry does not conform to sponsors standards and practices.  Entry constitutes an unlimited perpetual license to sponsor to use entry materials, including, but not limited to, the right to copy, distribute, publicly perform and display the entry materials on its websites, television stations and in any and all media whether now known or here and after invented.
  • Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner(s) or other giveaway information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever.  Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the giveaway or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete.  All entry materials may be maintained as part of WAGA's giveaway records.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the giveaway if it becomes technically or otherwise corrupted.
  • Each weekday during the contest period beginning May 11, 2012, four (4) pictures will be selected as the daily finalists and will be shown during FOX 5 weather reports.  Pictures will be selected based on creativity, quality and attractiveness. Each day one (1) winner will be selected by random drawing from among the daily finalists.  All entries collected between May 11, 2012 and September 28, 2012 that have not been drawn as winners remain eligible for drawings throughout the giveaway period.
  • FOX 5 station personnel will judge the contest, and the decision of the judges will be final as to all matters.   
  • FOX 5 may, in its sole discretion, suspend or select a winner by alternate means if breaking news or severe weather situations prevent photos from being broadcast during any newscast.


  • Each winner will receive a FOX 5 umbrella (ARV: $21.40).     
  • Winners will be notified by email the on or about the day after they are selected as a winner.  The winners will be required to complete, sign and return a Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion within two weeks of the date that they are selected as a winner or they will be disqualified.  If any winner does not respond within ten (10) business days, or does not return the signed and completed Certification of Eligibility and Release and claim the prize within the designated time period, the prize will not be awarded to that winner.
  • Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winners.  The winners cannot assign or transfer prizes.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason.
  • The winners are responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes set forth in these rules.
  • Only one prize will be awarded per household.  Individuals are eligible to win only one prize within any 60-day period, regardless of the number of giveaways entered.


  • Odds of becoming a finalist depend on the number of entries received.  Odds of winning are 1:4.
  • Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winner's name,  hometown, likeness, and photograph for broadcast, online posting, and/or in any other media, including for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation.
  • For official rules, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope:  "weather umbrella" contest, WAGA FOX 5, 1551 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30306 through September 28, 2012.
  • For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope after September 28, 2012 to: WAGA FOX 5, "Weather Umbrella" contest, 1551 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306.
  • This giveaway is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules.  Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize.  The order in which entries are received will have no bearing on the selection of the winners.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a particular entry, Sponsor will determine the entrant's identity or select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion.
  • By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (c) to Sponsor's use of entrants' personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at                          
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