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The Contest is governed by these Official Rules. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements.

ENTRY: There are two (2) ways to enter into the Georgia Aquarium E-Newsletter Random Drawing. Option 1: Potential entrants may enter by visiting and signing up to receive the Georgia Aquarium's e-newsletter. Option 2: Enter onsite at Georgia Aquarium by completing an e-newsletter sign-up submission form and putting it in the appropriately marked box at the Aquarium Information Desk.

Georgia Aquarium, Inc. ("Sponsor") and each of its respective employees, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns are not responsible for lost, damaged, stolen, late, incomplete, destroyed, illegible, undeliverable or misdirected entries or for any errors associated with the drawing, including entries that are not received. All such entries are ineligible. Only online entries will be accepted. No faxed, mailed, e-mailed or telephoned entries will be accepted. Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant or an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. For purposes of this Contest, "receipt" of an entry occurs when Sponsors' (or its designee's) servers record the entry information upon clicking the "enter" or "submit" button at the bottom of the entry form or when Sponsors’ (or its designee’s) record entries submitted onsite. Any automated computer receipt (such as a "thanks for entering message") does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry by Sponsor. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account " holder is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Holders of multiple e-mail addresses are restricted to a single entry, using one of those addresses. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

All information and entries submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering the Contest, each entrant assigns and shall assign to Sponsor all right, title and interest that entrant may have in and to his or her entry, including, all intellectual property rights or other personal or proprietary rights, without expectation of compensation or acknowledgement (other than the potential prize award awarded as set forth in these official rules). Sponsor reserves the right to modify or edit an entry, in whole or in part, for any or no reason, and each entrant waives any and all "moral rights" in and to the entry. Sponsor further reserves the right to decline to use the entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion, including, without limitation, the prize winner’s submission. Entrants (including prize winner) agree that there is no guarantee that Sponsor will make use of any rights granted to Sponsor in any entry.

By entering, you represent and warrant that you own the rights in and to your entry and have the authority to grant the Sponsor the rights provided in these Official Rules.

PRIZE: Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the prize is U.S. $260.00. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. One prize to be awarded per month.

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:


Federal, state, and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein, including, without limitation, transportation, meals, gratuities and souvenirs, are the Grand Prize Winner's sole responsibility. Prize may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during each calendar month. The random drawing will take place during the following month.

All decisions of Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by telephone and/or mail within seventy-two (72) hours following selection of the Grand Prize winner by the random drawing. Following verification of the Grand Prize winner, the name of the selected Grand Prize winner will also be provided via Georgia Aquarium Newsletter. Before claiming prize, potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability and (where permitted by law) Publicity Release, within five (5) business days after they have been sent. Non-compliance with this specified time period or these rules may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, awarding of prize to an alternate Grand Prize winner, time permitting. All tickets and passes are subject to standard terms and conditions. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify any Grand Prize winner, to deliver the notification to a Grand Prize winner, or for late, lost misdirected or unsuccessful efforts of the Grand Prize winner to return the affidavit and waivers. By participating and accepting the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize winner consents to use by the Sponsor and Promotional Partner of his/her name, address (city and state of residence) and likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. If a selected Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, is unavailable on the required dates provided for the tickets, fails to claim a prize, or fails to return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, awarded to an alternate Grand Prize Winner, time permitting.

ELIGIBILITY: This Contest is intended for participation by legal U.S. residents of the forty-eight (48) continental United States of America and the District of Columbia, who have a valid e-mail address and Internet access and are over the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. You may not participate if you are not a legal U.S. resident and physically located within the U.S. at the time of entry. Void in all other jurisdictions and where prohibited or restricted. Offer subject to all applicable laws. Sponsor, Promotional Partner, and their respective employees, parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or judges (collectively "Contest Parties") at any time during the Contest Period, and members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household, are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant and Grand Prize winner. Each guest of Grand Prize winner must be of the legal age of majority in his/her state of residence, unless accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian. Guest (or, if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) must sign and return a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of prize, except in Sponsor's sole discretion, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value. If the prize is cancelled for any reason, in whole or in part, then Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of comparable or greater value, including a cash substitution in lieu of the prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Contest Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in the printing or posting of these Official Rules. By participating, entrants agree: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, Promotional Partner and judges, which will be binding and final; (b) to Sponsor and Promotional Partner’s use of information supplied by entrants for advertising purposes and as allowed by law; (c) to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Contest Parties, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, representatives, agents and employees from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries (including death), losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein or participation in the Contest or any prize related activities, including, but not limited to, traveling to or from any prize related activity. Upon delivery of the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize winner, Sponsor and Promotional Partner will be deemed to have awarded the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize winner with Grand Prize winner assuming full responsibility for the Grand Prize. By accepting the prize, the Grand Prize winner agrees to allow Sponsor and Promotional Partner to use Grand Prize Winner and guests' names, voices, biographies and likenesses without further notice or compensation for promotion, advertising, filing and dissemination purposes, except where it is prohibited by law. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these rules or any applicable laws relating to the Contest, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. Sponsor (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the prize and (ii) disclaim any implied warranties. Prize is not transferable. No substitutions or cash equivalents will be allowed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest for any reason. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Grand Prize winner and award the Grand Prize by way of random drawing from among all entrants who had entered the Contest up to the time and date of such cancellations. Sponsor may prohibit anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize, if in their sole discretion they determine the entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor's representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

The Contest Parties 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 or the inability to access any website or any other error, human or otherwise.

PRIVACY: Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Georgia Aquarium Privacy Policy as posted on The entry data collected may be shared with and transferred to the other Contest Parties for the purposes of judging the entries and administration of the Contest. The collected information will be used by Contest Parties for promotional purposes. You may elect to opt-out of future communications on the Contest submission form. You can contact Georgia Aquarium to communicate your privacy concerns in connection with this Contest by:

  • calling us at 404-581-4215
  • faxing us at 404-581-4303
  • e-mailing us at
  • writing us at the address below (please include your e-mail address and phone number with your correspondence along with the information needed to support your request):

For Residents of the United States:
Attention: Communications
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

CHOICE OF LAW: Under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, and entrants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to Georgia conflict of law principles.

WINNER LIST AND RULES: For name of Grand Prize Winner or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Georgia Aquarium, Attention: Communications, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

SPONSOR: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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