Sunday, August 21, 2011


WSOU is looking for it's very own "Big 4" in this promotional contest which will award four lucky contestants with A PAIR of tickets to the Big 4 at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011. Starting on Tuesday, August 23 at 6:00 a.m. (EST), WSOU will be accepting maximum two-minute video submissions by contestants, telling us WHY you deserve to win a ticket to the Big 4.

Contestants must read and acknowledge all rules and conditions in order to participate. Submissions will be accepted beginning August 23, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. (EST) at

BIG 4 Contest Rules

How to Enter the Contest:

1. No purchase or donation is necessary to enter or win.

2. The BIG 4 DAYS contest will begin on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. (EST), and run through, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. (EST) with the grand prize winner to be announced on Friday, September 9, 2011. Saturdays and Sundays are excluded.

3. There will be one prize with 4 winners announced on September 9, 2011 from 4-8 p.m.

4. To participate in the contest, eligible contestants must submit a maximum two minute video to submit to explaining why they should win a pair of tickets to see the BIG 4 at Yankee Stadium on September 14, 2011. Submissions will not be accepted past 6:00 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Any submission longer than 120 seconds will be immediately disqualified.

5. WSOU Staff will provide a selection committee, comprised of the Station Manager, Music Director, Programming Director and Promotions Director, who will view the videos and choose 8 finalists to come up to WSOU on September 9, 2011 to have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Finalists will be notified by Friday, September 2, 2011 of their status, and will receive an invite to the station. During the 4-8pm DJ shift, WSOU staff will select 4 winners. The fifth runner up will receive a consolation prize.

6. One entry per person, one entry per household.

7. By entering the BIG 4 contest, contestants agree that they are fully responsible for all content that the contestant submits. Contestants must have all necessary rights and permissions in their entries, and each contestant is solely responsible for his/her entry. By submitting a video, contestant agrees to allow WSOU to use and publish submitted entry, name, likeness, voice, statements, and image on its website, on the air, and in any other medium at WSOU’s sole discretion. WSOU will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses. Contestants will indemnify WSOU, Seton Hall University and their respective regents, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any claim brought by any party relating to content they have posted. Contestants also understand and agree that WSOU is not responsible for any user submitted content. By submitting an entry to this contest, contestants waive any privacy expectations with respect to the entry materials.

Eligibility Restrictions:

1. The contest is open to WSOU listeners 18 years of age and older.

2. WSOU student staff members, station volunteers, and employees of Seton Hall University are ineligible to participate or win.

3. Winners who win a prize during the BIG 4 promo period are ineligible to win another prize from WSOU for the next 30 days from the date of winning.

4. Listeners who have won another WSOU prize between July 23, 2011 and August 9, 2011 are not eligible to participate in this contest as per WSOU’s “30 Day Policy.”

5. Those whose videos include inappropriate content will be immediately disqualified. WSOU shall be the sole judge as to what constitutes inappropriate content. Such content includes but is not limited to: nudity; language which is offensive such as profanity, blasphemy, racial slurs, or slander; infringements upon or violations of the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person or establishment; is libelous or defamatory; is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit; violates a person’s right to privacy; violates any local, state, national, or international law; contains or advocates illegal or violent acts; degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification; is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass; contains advertising or solicitation of any kind; misrepresents your identify or affiliation and or impersonates others. WSOU reserves the right to disqualify and not post any entry that in its judgment violates WSOU’s content restrictions.

Selection of Winners:

1. Four winners will be chosen out of 8 finalists during the 4-8 p.m. DJ shift on September 9, 2011. The first runner up for the prize (5th place) will receive a consolation prize.

2. The videos which receive the most committee votes will be eligible to compete. Videos will be judged on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to creativity, originality, persuasive argument, compelling content, knowledge of heavy metal music and WSOU, and adherence to content restrictions.

3. The Grand prize winners will be selected on September 9, 2011 from all the previous winners

4. Odds of winning are equal – all contestants have equal opportunity.

5. In the event that the selected winner declines his/her prize or does meet the eligibility requirements, WSOU will announce this fact on air and then select another winner.

6. Decisions of station management with respect to the contest are final.

The Prize:

1. GENERAL PRIZES. Eight finalists from the video contest will have the opportunity to win one of four pairs of BIG 4 tickets. Tickets are pairs of tickets. Video entries will be accepted beginning on August 23, 2011 at 6:00 a.m. (EST) and will be deemed invalid after 6:00 a.m. on August 30, 2011. Selection will take place at WSOU on September 9, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. All winners of general prizes must be 18 years of age or older.


1. By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects.

2. By participating in the contest, all winners agree to allow the WSOU and Seton Hall University to use their personal information for internal use only.

3. By participating in the contest, each winner agrees to have his/her name mentioned on air and for used in any promotional material related to this contest without additional financial or other compensation.

4. WSOU, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operations of WSOU and Seton Hall University, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. The station further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the contest if it is not capable of completion as planned. WSOU also reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest including the substitution of a different prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement

5. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of WSOU.

6. WSOU is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. The contest rules shall be posted on the WSOU web site. A written copy of the contest rules and the name of the winners (when complete) are available during regular business hours at the WSOU studios on the campus of Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to WSOU.

7. As a condition to acceptance, all contest winners must release WSOU and Seton Hall University, its employees, officers and agents from any and all liabilities arising directly or indirectly from using the prize.

8. Winners shall be responsible for any taxes imposed on receipt of the prize.

WSOU undertakes no liability or responsibility, and makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the performance of the prize(s) awarded, for any failure to perform or negligent performance of any service provider, or for any other risk, incident or damage, direct or indirect, relating to or arising out of the contest, including (but not limited to) cancellations, postponements, delays or other scheduling changes; missed events or connections or inability of winner to attend; and accident, injury, death, damage or expense arising from or occurring during the use of the prize, or travel to/from or attendance at any event relating to the contest, by the winner and/or winner’s guest(s). WSOU is not responsible for damage to a prize or loss of a prize after the prize has been claimed. Winners must inspect their prizes before leaving the station. WSOU is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failure or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network or other telecommunications connections, or lost, late, damaged, illegible, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, disconnected, or delayed contest entries or communications, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest, or by any human error which may occur in the execution of this contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of WSOU. WSOU reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date.

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