Riviera Small Business Marketing Grant Contest Official Rules - Hot 97.5/103.9 Phoenix

Riviera Small Business Marketing Grant Contest

Official Rules











  1. Eligibility: Nominators of the Riviera Small Business Marketing Grant Contest (“Contest”) can be those who are 18 years of age or older and are legal residents of the Phoenix area (“Nominator”). Nominators may nominate any business who meets the Nominee Criteria set forth below (“Nominee”). PLEASE NOTE The Nominator and Nominee MAY be the same person (i.e., you may nominate your own business, even if you are the sole owner of the business). Employees of Riviera Broadcasting, 4745 North 7th Street Suite 410 Phoenix Az 85014 (the “Sponsor”), or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Contest (collectively with Sponsor, the “Contest Entities”) and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Nominator’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Nominee Criteria: Nominee’s must be incorporated and have corporate domicile in Phoenix, Arizona. Non-profits and 501(c)s are not eligible for this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to request any verification documents prior to awarding any Prize, and may reject any documents in their sole discretion. Each qualifying Nominee’s business must also meet the following criteria:

  1. Annual revenue less than $5 million in fiscal year 2019;
  2. Incorporated and active as a business for a minimum of two (2) years;

iii. Must not be in a competitive industry to Sponsor; and

iii. May not be a business that is a religious institution, in the adult entertainment

industry, a government entity, a school, a political affiliation, CBD-related or marijuana related business.

  1. Timeline of the Small Business Marketing Grant Awards:

Promotion to Apply and Application Period: 3 weeks (9/28 – 10/18)

Committee Review: 2 weeks (10/19 – 11/1)

Grant Award Announcement: (11/2)

Promotion of Grant Award Winners: (11/2 – 11/8)

Redemption of Grant funding for winner, 4 months from date of announcement ( 11/2/20 – 3/2/21)


3.How to Enter the Contest Portion of the Contest: To enter, Nominators can visit one

of Sponsor’s radio station’s websites at: www.power983.com, www.hot97phoenix.com, www.952thewowfactor.com  (each, a “Website” or collectively,

“Websites”) during the Nomination Period, find and complete the online official entry

form (“Entry Form”), which includes providing an essay in 250-300 words, describing the

Nominee’s response to COVID-19 pandemic, community service, business culture and

employee loyalty (each, a “Nomination”). Nominations should include specific examples.

To be eligible, each Nomination must include the name of an officer, director, or

authorized representative of the Nominee’s business. Sponsor is not responsible for

internet or telephone line unavailability, incomplete uploads of any Nomination, or other

technical problems that may arise in connection with your entry into the Contest. Any

attempt by any participant to enter multiple Nominations by using multiple/different

identities or any other methods may disqualify that participant or their Nominees from

winning any prize, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. By submitting a Nomination, you

hereby acknowledge and agree that the Nomination, or portions thereof, may be

shown on Sponsors website, other social media channels, and on radio broadcasts

and streaming online without prior consent by or notice to the Nominator and for

no additional compensation. Further, each Nominator certifies that the Nomination is

his or her own original work, and that he or she has the right to allow the publication of

the Nomination without restriction, that the Nomination is suitable for publication (e.g. it

does not contain any obscene, indecent, or defamatory content), and Sponsor’s use of the

Nomination will not infringe the rights of any third parties (e.g., copyrights, rights of

publicity, etc.).

  1. Privacy Policies and Data Collections: Information provided by you for this Contest on

the Entry Form, is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at

www.951thewowfactor.com/terms-of-use, www.power983.com.com/terms-of-use , www.hot975phoenix.com.com/terms-of-use.  By entering this Contest, each

Nominator agrees that the Sponsor has the right to contact the Nominator by phone, mail

or email address(es) provided on the Entry Form at the end of the Judging Period to

administer and fulfill the contest portion of this Contest. Thereafter, Sponsor will only

contact Nominator as expressly provided for in accordance with their respective privacy

policies and as otherwise set forth in other sections of these Official Rules.

  1. Judging Period/How Contest Finalists are Chosen: Then, during the Judging Period,

each eligible Nomination will be judged using the following judging criteria and


  1. What is their business- point considerations: Does it have a residual effect on the economy or other businesses? To what degree?, Do they have an inflated operations model or a skim one? (25%)
  2.  A compelling reason for why they should receive the grant. Considerations including: employee retention, Covid impact, efforts made to date to stay in business. 30%)
  3. The Nominee’s community service (25%); how long have they served the community, to what degree, are employees engaged in this effort?
  4. Exhibited an effort to continue marketing (via marketing spend)- 10%
  5. Show effort in employee retention (via employee count)- 10%

The ten (10) Nominations with the ten (10) highest overall scores using the Judging Criteria

will be deemed the Grand Prize winners. In the event of a tie, the Nomination with the

highest score in the how well the essay describes the Nominee’s response to COVID-19

pandemic category will be deemed the winner from among all tying Nominations.

Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than ten (10) Grand Prize winners in the event

not enough sufficient and eligible Nominations are received during the Nomination

Period. The Nominator whose Nomination is selected as a potential Grand Prize

winner will be notified by telephone and/or email on or about the day of or after

the end of the Judging Period and will be required to help Sponsor contact the

Nominee featured in the Nomination (hereinafter, a “Winner”) within two (2)

business days of Sponsor notifying the Nominator. In the event Sponsor is unable

to reach a Nominator, or unable to contact the potential Winner within two (2)

business days following the initial notification to Nominator, that potential Winner

may, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, forfeit his/her right to be deemed an official

Winner, and an alternate Winner may be selected by Sponsor, at Sponsor’s sole

discretion, using the Judging Criteria set forth above, time permitting.



  1. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) – Ten (10) Grand Prizes – Each

Winner/business will receive:

Riviera Small Business Marketing Grant will include:

The prize is non-assignable and non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Sponsor reserves the  right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize, or portion thereof, for one of equal or greater value, for any reason. The Winners must meet the eligibility requirements as set forth in Paragraph 1 of these Official Rules. Winners are solely responsible to pay all local, state and federal taxes associated with accepting the prize. Sponsor will mail out the prize to the winner. Sponsor is responsible for lost, late, mutilated, damaged or delayed mailing of any prizes. All unclaimed or returned prizes remain the property of Sponsor. Winners understand and acknowledge that a 1099 form will be submitted by Sponsor to all appropriate taxing authorities for the value of the Prize as set forth in these Official Rules.


  1. Verification of Potential Winners: In order to be confirmed as a Winner, and without

limitation of any other terms herein, each potential Winner may be required upon

Sponsor’s reasonable request to provide satisfactory proof, as determined by Sponsor in

its sole discretion, that such potential Winner is an eligible Nominee or Nominator,

including but not limited to providing a copy of a potential Winner’s government-issued

identification and/or additional information required by Sponsor in order to verify

eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and be declared an official Winner.

Winners may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within five (5) days of the date

notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and/or a liability/publicity release (except where

prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, or such other documents as Sponsor deems

necessary, in its sole discretion (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If a Winner

cannot be contacted pursuant to the requirements set forth in Official Rule #5 above, or

fails to sign and return the Prize Claim Documents within the required time period, such

potential Winner may be disqualified and may forfeit his/her prize.

  1. Entry Conditions and Release: By entering, each Nominator and Winner agrees to: (a)

comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which

are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless

the Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and the officers, directors,

employees, representatives, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and

against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence

and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion

of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in

the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of

publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights,

property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s

entry or Nomination, creation of an entry or Nomination or submission of an entry or

Nomination, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize and/or the

broadcast, exploitation or use of entry or Nomination; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold

harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and

liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an

Nominator’s and Winner’s participation in the Contest and/or Nominator’s and Winner’s

acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

  1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the

Contest, or any part of it, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, fire,

flood, hurricane, pandemic, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means,

earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or

equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or

undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public

health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction or if any fraud, technical failures or any

other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper

functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If the Contest

is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the Winners

in a random drawing from all eligible Nominations received as of the date of the event

giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each Nominator’s sole

and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole

discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or

the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other

Contest or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to


deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of

criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right

to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Only the

type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. The

invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity

or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to

be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in

effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal

provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these

Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


10: Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties as set forth above are not responsible for:

(1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Nominators, Winners,

printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in

the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions,

interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)

unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest: (4)

technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the

processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be

caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Nominator’s participation in the

Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason a Nomination is

confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted,

Nominator’s sole remedy is another Nomination in the Contest, provided that if it is not

possible to award another Nomination due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part

of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from

among all eligible Nominations received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of

the Prizes offered herein. Nominator and Winner further agree and acknowledges that

Sponsor reserves the right to forfeit or award any unclaimed or leftover Prize at its sole


  1. Disputes/Governing Law: Nominator and Winners agree that: (i) any and all disputes,

claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, other than those

concerning the administration of the Contest, or the determination of Winners or for any

disputes arising from the loss or injury from the participation in a Prize, shall be resolved

individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any disputes arising out of

these Official Rules (except for any disputes arising from the loss or injury from the use

of Prizes) shall be submitted to final, binding arbitration conducted in Arizona under the

Arbitration Rules and Procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc.

before a single, neutral arbitrator who is a former or retired Arizona state or federal court

judge with experience in entertainment matters who shall follow Arizona law and the

Federal Rules of Evidence and have no authority to award punitive damages. Any party

may enforce a final arbitration award in any court of competent jurisdiction in Arizona,

including an award of costs, fees and expenses incurred in enforcing the award.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief

(unless otherwise precluded by any other provision of these Official Rules) in the state

and federal courts of Illinois. Any dispute or portion thereof, or any claim for a particular

form of relief (not otherwise precluded by any other provision of these Official Rules),

that may not be arbitrated pursuant to applicable state or federal law may be heard only

in a court of competent jurisdiction in Arizona; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and

awards shall be limited to actual out-of- pocket costs incurred, including costs associated


with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no

circumstances will Nominator be permitted to obtain awards for, and Nominator hereby

waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other

damages, other than for actual out- of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have

damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE


DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning

the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the

rights and obligations of the Nominator and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall

be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona,

without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of

Arizona or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any

jurisdiction other than the State of Arizona. EACH PARTY HEREBY IRREVOCABLY



  1. Contest Winners: For the Contest Winners’ names (available after TBD),send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Winners List, Riviera Small Business Grant Winners, Riviera Broadcasting, 4745 North 7th Street , Suite 410, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Official Rules: For a copy of these Official Rules, visit one of Sponsor’s radio station’s websites at: www.power983.com, www.hot975phoenix.com, www.951thewowfactor.com

  1. Sponsor: Riviera Broadcasting, 4745 North 7th Street, Suite 410, Phoenix AZ 85014