FanSided Fan of the Year Official Rules

FanSided 2021 Fan of the Year Official Rules Fan Of The Year Contest
This contest begins at 12:01 AM ET on October 12, 2021, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on November 9, 2021. To enter, consumers must email a 200-word essay or 2-minute video to FanSided at Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe or violate any rights of any third party; does not constitute defamation of any third party; and is not unlawful, (2) has not been published in any medium or (3) has not won an award.
All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. All entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

· Once an Entry has been submitted, it cannot be modified by Entrant;
· No duplicate Entries may be submitted;
· If Entry is taken by a third party, Entrants must have secured all rights, permissions and/or clearances for the Entry before submission;
· Entry cannot contain images that are irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest;
· Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity;
· Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethnic, racial, gender, religious professional or age group;
· Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law;
· Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, living or dead or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person; and
· Entry must not include any private information of any third party.
By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission to use his/her Entry and other Entrant information on Sponsor’s web site, on Sponsor’s social media channels and in Sponsor’s advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification.


All entries will be judged by editors based on the following criteria: 1) appropriateness to contest theme (60%) 2) originality and appeal of photo/video and text (40%). Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification for any reason and at any time during the contest period. Decisions of judges are final and binding. Winner will be notified by social media and then by email or telephone, starting November 9, 2021:

Judging Timeline
Entries accepted: October 12, 2021, 12:01 AM ET – October 25, 2021, 11:59 PM ET
Judges select/notify finalist entries by: October 27, 2021, 11:59 PM ET
Finalist profiles released on November 3, 2021, by 11:59 PM ET
Grand Prize Winner selected/announced by judges: November 9, 2021, 11:59 PM ET


Open to users who are legal residents of the 50 United States and 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Grand Prize Winner and Finalists must be available to provide additional information and photos to editors between October 27, 2021 and November 3, 2021 (exact dates subject to change and to be determined by Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsors and promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason. Social media (Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram) accounts must be public in order for eligible post to qualify.


One Grand Prize Winner will receive a round-trip for two to Las Vegas, economy class, on an airline selected by Sponsor, from the national airport closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s primary residence.  The Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest will also receive a two (2)-night stay at the Wynn Las Vegas and monies for meals and ground transportation up to $150 per day (total) for two (2) days.  The Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest will be responsible for any and all additional expenses associated with the trip, including but not limited to souvenirs, phone calls, incidentals, tips and other personal expenses.  Travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and any other prize components all subject to availability and chosen at the sole discretion of Wynn and Minute Media. Certain blackout periods and other restrictions may apply. All travelers must possess valid travel documents, including current photo identification.  The Grand Prize Winner’s Guest must complete, sign and Return the Publicity Waiver (where legal) and Release Forms prior to travel, or the Guest cannot accompany the Grand Prize Winner.  The Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest must travel on the dates specified by Wynn and Minute Media and must travel on the same itinerary.  Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered.  Actual value of prize may vary based on timing and point of departure. Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize:  $4000.00

Finalists: Five (5) Finalists will receive a feature on, a $100 gift card to the Minute Media fan shop (ARV$100) and a one-year subscription to (ARV $420). Grand Prize Winner and Finalists must be available to provide additional information and photos to editors between October 27, 2021 and November 3, 2021 (exact dates subject to change and to be determined by All other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind. Limit one prize per person or household.


Finalists chosen must participate in a telephone interview as part of the judging process before finalizing their prize. Grand prize winner and finalists must grant publicity rights as a condition to win and are required to sign a Publicity Release Agreement handled by No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsors to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsors, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Select entries will appear on at the sole discretion of By entering, Entrant represents that any photos and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s Contest entry are original and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such photos and other materials. In addition, by entering, Entrant grants to Sponsors a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Entrant’s submitted photos and materials, along with Entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Images may appear in a co-branded experience with Sponsor. Potential Winner and finalists, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to undergo a legal background check, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above WITHIN 2 BUSINESS DAYS following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the photo and other materials submitted are original and have never been published and entry has never won an award. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsors and its agencies to use grand prize winner and finalists name and/or likeness, biographical information, and photograph and other materials submitted for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering and/or accepting prize, Entrants and grand prize winner and finalists and agree to hold Sponsors and promotional partners, its directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property including death relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion or privacy. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible. Sponsors, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which the Sponsors deems likely to subject the Sponsors, entrant or winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon the Sponsors in any way. If such information is discovered by Sponsors after grand prize winner and finalists have received notice of her prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsors may rescind the prize in its entirety. If a portion of her prize has already been awarded, Sponsors may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled. Decisions of the Sponsors are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.


Sponsors are not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsors or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsors reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsors reserve the right to select grand prize winner and finalists from eligible entries received as of the termination date. CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law. If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the Social Media account (Twitter Facebook and/or Instagram) email address is assigned.


This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class action suits.


If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.


For name of grand prize winner and finalists, available after November 9, 2021, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to FanSided, 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 710, Chicago, IL, 60610


The Sponsor of this Contest is: Minute Media, 213 W. Institute Place, Suite 710, Chicago, IL, 60610