Nominate South Bend's Best. Person. Ever. 2021

You know who they are – they’re the incredible neighbor that goes above and beyond. The nephew who is serving in the armed forces. The friend who always knows how to put a smile on your face. South Bend’s Best. Person. Ever. of 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday, August 5th at the South Bend Cubs game where they will throw the first pitch, take a tethered hot air balloon ride, and enjoy the rest of the game with 14 of their closest friends from the Mayor’s Suite!
Please note: Winner must be able to attend the game.

Best. Person. Ever. Official Rules

  1. Eligibility: The Best. Person. Ever. contest is open to those who work or reside in South Bend, IN who are nominated at bestweekver2021.com. Nominees must be 18 years of age or older as of their date of entry in this promotion in order to qualify. This contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited by law. The City of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts’ employees, its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and directors (collectively the “Employees”), as well as members of an Employees’ immediate family and/or those living in the same household of Employees are ineligible to participate in the Best. Person Ever. contest.
  2. Sponsorship: The sponsor is South Bend Venues Parks & Arts (“Sponsor”), located at 219 S. St. Louis Boulevard, South Bend, IN. Sponsor will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these Official Rules.
  3. Agreement to Rules: By entering this Contest, the Entrant (“You”) agrees to abide by the Sponsor’s Official Rules and decisions, which are fully and unconditionally binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserve the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify any entry at any time at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering this contest the You represents and warrants that You are eligible to participate based on eligibility requirements explained in the Official Rules. You also agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Best. Person. Ever. contest.
  4. Best. Person. Ever. contest Nominee/Entry Period: This promotion begins on July 6, 2021 at 2:30pm EST and ends on July 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. (“Entry Period”). To be eligible for the Contest, entries must be received within the specified Entry Period.
  5. How to Enter: Eligible entrants can enter The Best. Person. Ever. contest by submitting an entry via the online form provided at bestweekever2021.com. As a participant, your entry must fully meet all Contest requirements, as specified in the Official Rules, in order to be eligible to win a prize. Incomplete entries or those that do not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications will be disqualified at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
  6. Prizes: The Winner of the Best. Person. Ever. contest (the “Winner”) will receive: a feature on VPA’s social media channels, throw the first pitch at the August 5 South Bend Cubs game, a suite at the August 5 South Bend Cubs game, week-long recognition, VPA swag bag and additional tickets for events throughout the week of Best. Week. Ever. The actual/appraised prize value may differ at the time the prize is awarded. The prize(s) shall be determined solely by the Sponsor. There shall be no cash or other prize substitution permitted except at the Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is non-transferable. The Winner shall not transfer assignment of the prize to others nor shall the Winner request the cash equivalent or prize substitution. By accepting the prize, the selected Winner grants permission for the Sponsor to use the Winner’s likeness, entry, and name for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.
  7. Odds: The total number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  8. Selection and Notification of Winner: The Winner will be selected by the Best. Week. Ever. Planning Committee and voted on by the public via social media under the supervision of the Sponsor. Voting begins July 23, 2021 on the Best. Week. Ever. Facebook page. The Sponsor will notify the Winner by email and/or phone within three days following Winner selection. The Sponsor is not responsible for nor shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to email security settings that may cause notifications to be marked as spam or junk email. Nor shall be Sponsor be liable for the Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the Winner 1) fails to claim the prize within two days from the time the award notification was sent, 2) is found ineligible, or 3) does not complete and return an executed declaration and release within the specified time frame, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected. Receipt of the prize (offered in the Best. Person. Ever. contest by the Winner is upon the condition of compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. IF THE WINNER VIOLATES ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE WINNER (AT THE SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  9. Rights Granted by You: By submitting an entry (e.g., text, video, photo, etc.) into this contest, You understand and agree that the Sponsor, any individual acting on the Sponsor’s behalf, and the licensees successors, and assigns of the Sponsor shall, where permitted by law, have the right to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media known now or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, worldwide, and without limitation, your submission, name, photo, portrait, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Best. Person Ever. contest and your biographical information for news, publicity, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, information, and public relations without any further notice, review, consent, compensation, or remuneration.
  10. Terms & Conditions: In its sole discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Best. Person. Ever. contest should non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest. The Sponsor, in the event of any of the above issues, may determine the Winner based on all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Sponsor. Individuals who tamper with or attempt to tamper with the operation or entry process of the contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions will be disqualified by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  11. Limitation of Liability: Your entry into this contest constitutes Your agreement to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, representatives, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, successors, agents, assigns, directors, employees, and officers against and from any and all claims, liability, illness, injury, death, litigation, loss, or damages that may occur, directly or indirectly from participation in the contest and/or the 1) Winner accepting, possessing, using, or misusing of any awarded prize or any portion thereof; 2) any type of technical failure; 3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, phone, or Internet service; 4) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; 5) electronic error or human error in the Promotion administration or the processing of entries.
  12. Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS INDIANA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. The Entrant agrees, as a condition of participating in this promotion, that if any disputes cannot be resolved between the Entrant and the Sponsor, and if causes of action arise out of or are connected with this contest, they shall be individually resolved exclusively before a court located in Indiana having jurisdiction, without resorting to any form of class action. Under no circumstances in any such dispute shall the participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this contest. The participant waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  13. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the South Bend Venues Parks & Arts website
  14. Social Media Channel-Specific Rules: The Best. Person. Ever. contest hosted by South Bend Venues Parks & Arts and the Best. Week. Ever. brand is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.