Wedding Contest

Win Your Westin Wedding Contest

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About the Contest:

Couples were invited to tell us their love story in video or written format to be eligible to Win Your Westin Wedding.  All submissions will be reviewed by the Westin Houston Medical Center judges’ panel and the top 10 finalists will be selected based on the following criteria and scale:   (1-lowest and 5-highest)

  1. How unique is your love testimonial?
  2. How does your personal or family wellness impact your love story/relationship with your partner?
  3. How would you pay-it-forward if you won the contest?

Westin Houston Medical Center and Partners are giving away an entire wedding experience as the grand prize valued at over $55,000!

The winning couple will receive:

  • Ceremony Venue
  • Reception Venue
  • In-house Audio/Visual
  • Food & Beverage Service for Up to 50 guests
  • Plated Dinner
  • Sommelier’s Choice of Wine with Dinner
  • Soft Drinks, Water and Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Floral Centerpieces
  • Wedding Cake provided by Flour and the Girls
  • Guest parking for day of wedding (up to 50 vehicles)
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Wedding Party Suite (Separate Bridal Suite & Grooms Suite)
  • Ceremony & Reception florals including bridal/bridesmaids bouquets, and groomsmen boutonnieres provided by Pompom Florists
  • Balloon installation and custom party decor aligned with the balloon feature provided Revelry Goods
  • Reception DJ provided by JPL Entertainment
  • Distinctive ceremony and reception decor provided by Royal Luxury Events
  • 3-d Flower Wall and Celfie Booth provided by Houston Flower Wall Co.
  • Professional photography and videography including engagement photos provided by C. Baron Photography
  • Hand lettering and custom artwork by Fresh Prints of Belaire
  • Luxurious and unique menu cards/stationery provided by Isabella Invitations
  • Custom wedding ring(s) design by Lindsey Leigh Jewelry (@HoustonDiamondGirl) – $1,000 underwriting
  • Weekend in a new BMW provided by Momentum BMW Southwest

See the full prize details here.

KEY DATES:

Contest Entry Dates:  August 5, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Top 10 Finalist Announcement:  September 30, 2019

Public Voting on Top 10 Finalists:  October 1, 2019 – October 22, 2019

Winner Announcement:  November 1, 2019

Win Your Westin Wedding Date:  February 14, 2020

COME BACK FOR OUR TOP TOP 10 ANNOUNCEMENT!

Thank you to our Official Partners:

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Official Contest Rules:

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. Your participation in the Contest constitutes the entrant’s (“Participant,” “Entrant,” “you,” or “your”) full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules, including the decisions and interpretations of Sponsor and/or the judges, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD:  The WIN YOUR WESTIN WEDDING CONTEST (westinhoustonmedicalcenter.com/Wedding-Contest) (the “Contest”) runs from Monday, August 5, 2019, at 12:01 AM Central Time (“CST”) (the “Contest Start Date”) thru September 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST (the “Contest End Date”). The period from the Contest Start Date through the Contest End Date is referred to as the “Contest Period.” Sponsor’s designated computer is the official time clock for the Contest.
  2. SPONSOR:  The Contest is sponsored collectively by Westin Houston Medical Center and it’s partners (collectively, the “Sponsor”). Each of the entities provided in the attached Addendum, including their subsidiaries and affiliates, and any other partnering companies or agencies associated with the Contest, together, hereinafter will be referred to as the “Contest Partners.”
  3. HOW TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, there are three (3) ways to enter the Contest:
    1. Online Method of Entry: You may enter the Contest by completing the entry form found on the websites provided in the Addendum (the “Websites”).
    2. Mail-In Ballot Method of Entry:You may also mail a postcard with your full name, full address, city, state, telephone number, email address and age to: WIN YOUR WESTIN WEDDING CONTEST, 1709 Dryden Road, Houston, TX
    3. Regardless of method of entry, all entries must be received by the Contest End Date (Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST). Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than one (1) entry per household by using multiple email addresses, identities, profiles, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service may apply. Participants do not need to make a purchase of any kind to enter the Contest. Regardless of method of entry, to enter the Contest, each entrant must complete the entry form with all required information (which will include your full name, full address, city, state, telephone number, age and video or written testimonial of your love story), and agree to these Official Rules. Photocopies of print ballot entries and mechanical reproductions submitted at an event and entries by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
    4. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) verify any element of any entry, related materials or entrant’s eligibility; (ii) to request additional information; and (iii) to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the Contest, Sponsor or Sponsor’s advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule. By entering the Contest, you agree to provide any documentation or information deemed necessary by, and in a form acceptable to, Sponsor to satisfy the above requirement if asked by Sponsor to do so.
  4. LIMIT:Maximum one (1) online entry per household or one (1) print ballot entry per household, as applicable, for the Contest Period.
  5. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. who are 21 years old or older at the time of entry. Void elsewhere and where prohibited. Persons in the following categories are NOT eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes: any person who on or after June 24, 2019, was or is: (a) a Contest Partner owner or employee; (b) a director, officer, employee, agent, or independent contractor of Sponsor, or its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service agencies; (c) any entities retained by Sponsor for the administration of the Contest; (d) an immediate family member (defined as parents, parents-in-law, children, siblings and spouse (including common law), regardless of where they reside) of any entity provided in the Addendum; or (e) any exhibitor or sponsor of an event organized by the entities provided in the Addendum, including any director, officer, employee, agent, or independent contractor thereof. Any other persons with whom any of the above are domiciled are also not eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes.
  6. TOP 10 FINALISTS SELECTION/DRAWING:The top 10 finalists will be selected on or about September 16-30, 2019, based on the entrant’s video or written testimonial of their love story using the following criteria using a scale of 1-5, 1 being lowest and 5 being highest:
    1. How unique is your love testimonial?
    2. How does your personal or family wellness impact your love story/relationship with your partner?
    3. How would you pay-it-forward if you won the contest?
  7. TOP 10 FINALISTS NOTIFICATION:If your entry has been selected as a top 10 finalist, you will be contacted by telephone, email or mail, per the contact information indicated in your online or print ballot entry form to confirm your entry and eligibility on or about September 16 – 30, 2019. To be confirmed a top 10 finalist, you may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, release form, or other verifying documents requested by Sponsor before being included in the final public voting for a grand prize winner. If a top 10 finalist does not meet all eligibility requirements, has not complied with these Official Rules, cannot be contacted, does not respond within seven (7) days from the date Sponsor first tries to notify him/her, and/or the top 10 finalist notification is returned as undeliverable, such finalist forfeits all rights to claim or receive the prize or placement in the public voting phase and an alternate finalist may be selected. By accepting any prize, winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. THE PRIZE IS AWARDED AS IS AND WITHOUT CONDITION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
  8. PUBLIC VOTING PHASE: The top 10 finalists will be presented on the WestinHoustonMedicalCenter.com website for public voting including highlights from their original submission and a photo of the couple (required) from October 1, 2019 – October 22, 2019 (the “public voting phase”).  Promotion of the public voting phase will include posts on Westin Houston Medical Center social media pages including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIN. Top 10 finalists will be encouraged to share the voting page with friends and family to increase their chances of winning.  Eligible votes during the public voting phase must follow the below criteria:
    1. Online Voting: Voters may select a top 10 finalist to win the contest by online vote provided on WestinHoustonMedicalCenter.com
    2. All online votes must be received by the Public Voting End Date (Tuesday, October 22, at 11:59 PM CST). Participants may obtain more than one (1) entry per household per day. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service may apply. Participants do not need to make a purchase of any kind to enter the Contest. By voting, voters must agree to these Official Rules.
  9. WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING:The winner will be selected on or about November 1, 2019 (the “Winner Selection Date”), based on total number of public votes from all eligible voters received during the Public Voting Period. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible votes received.
  10. WINNER NOTIFICATION:If your entry receives the most votes and is selected as a winner, you will be contacted by telephone, email or mail, per the contact information indicated in your online or print ballot entry form to confirm your entry and eligibility within two (2) weeks after the selection of the winning entry. To be confirmed a winner of any prize, you may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, release form, or other verifying documents requested by Sponsor before being awarded your prize. If a winner does not meet all eligibility requirements, has not complied with these Official Rules, cannot be contacted, does not respond within seven (7) days from the date Sponsor first tries to notify him/her, and/or the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such winner forfeits all rights to claim or receive the prize and an alternate winner may be selected. By accepting any prize, winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. THE PRIZE IS AWARDED AS IS AND WITHOUT CONDITION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
  11. PRIZE:Your Westin Wedding at Westin Houston Medical Center prizes are valued at $55,245 and include:
    1. Ceremony Venue
    2. Reception Venue
    3. In-house Audio/Visual
    4. Food & Beverage Service for Up to 50 guests
      1. Plated Dinner
      2. Sommelier’s Choice of Wine with Dinner
      3. Soft Drinks, Water and Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages
    5. Floral Centerpieces
    6. Wedding Cake provided by Flour and the Girls
    7. Wedding Photographer
    8. Guest parking for day of wedding (up to 50 vehicles)
    9. Honeymoon Suite
    10. Wedding Party Prep Suites (2 separate suites)
    11. Ceremony & Reception florals including bridal/bridesmaids bouquets, and groomsmen boutonnieres provided by Pompom Florists
    12. Balloon installation and custom party decor aligned with the balloon feature provided Revelry Goods
    13. Reception DJ provided by JPL Entertainment
    14. Distinctive ceremony and reception decor provided by Royal Luxury Events
    15. 3-d Flower Wall and Celfie Booth provided by Houston Flower Wall Co.
    16. Professional photography and videography including engagement photos provided by C. Baron Photography
    17. Hand lettering and custom artwork by Fresh Prints of Belaire
    18. Luxurious and unique menu cards/stationery provided by Isabella Invitations
    19. Custom wedding ring(s) design by Lindsey Leigh Jewelry (@HoustonDiamondGirl) – $1,000 underwriting
    20. Weekend in a new BMW provided by Momentum BMW Southwest. Must show proof of full coverage insurance and a valid Texas driver’s license. Must schedule in advance (dealer contact is on the certificates we use). BMW model is subject to availability and the manager’s discretion. Cannot leave the state. May pick-up on Friday and return on Monday unless other arrangements are made and approved by the dealer. Must surrender certificate to dealer to redeem. Certificate will not be replaced if lost. Absolutely no smoking in vehicle period. Customer will be charged a fee to recover damages if interior cleaning is required after use.
  12. PRIZE DETAILS/RESTRICTIONS: In the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize will be issued in the form of services and wedding event materials and must occur on February 14, 2020.  The wedding ceremony and reception prizes are crafted for a 50 person guest list and 5 bridesmaids/groomsmen.  Any prizes additions above and beyond the 50 person guest count, 5 person bridemaids/groomsmen or the committed partner value will incur additional fees at the responsibility of the prize winner.
  13. TAXES:  Under all circumstances, winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion and are subject to change without notice. The winner must complete an IRS Form W-9 and Sponsor reserves the right to withhold all prizes until it receives a completed IRS Form W-9 from the winner. The winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the prize and may be subject to backup withholding regulations.
  14. CONTACTING SPONSOR: Any notice, documentation, etc. that are to be provided to the Sponsor may be provided using either of the following methods:
    1. Electronically by email at cglover@thewestinhouston.com (Please include WIN YOUR WESTIN WEDDING CONTEST in the subject line of your message); or
    2. By postal mail at WIN YOUR WESTIN WEDDING CONTEST, Attn: Courtney Glover, 1709 Dryden Road, Houston, TX  77030
  15. PRIVACY:When you register or vote, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address and/or social media profile.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized database.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about the goods or services offered by Contest Partners or their exhibitors.  Sponsor may also include your contact information in lists that Sponsor provides to third parties for marketing purposes. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy available here (the “Privacy Policy”) and the privacy policy of the Contest Partners, available at their individual websites. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST. By entering the Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and you agree to its terms.
  16. PUBLICITY:Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use each entrant’s name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Contest in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. By entering this Contest, you agree to be photographed and interviewed by the Sponsor for publicity purposes at least once and when given reasonable notice given by the Sponsor. Contest is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
  17. DISQUALIFICATION:The following are prohibited and will result in automatic disqualification from the Contest: (1) using any method that artificially increases odds of winning, including without limitation Internet bots, web robots, www robots or any other type of bots and ballot stuffing; (2) non-compliance with these Official Rules; and (3) any other act which the Contest Partners determine, in their sole discretion, jeopardizes the integrity of the Contest, is unsportsmanlike, or is intended to annoy or harass any other entrant or Contest Partner.
  18. ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW:Except where prohibited by law, participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association then effective, and any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by entrant with regard to this Contest, excluding in all events attorneys’ or other related fees and punitive, exemplary, incidental, consequential or other damages. 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 the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these Official Rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
  19. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:This Contest is void where prohibited by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Contest Partners reserve the right to terminate or withdraw the Contest at any time, by posting a notice online at www.westinhoustonmedicalcenter.com. If the Contest is terminated before the Contest End Date, Sponsor will determine a winner in a random drawing from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Partners and each of their respective employees, officers, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, directors, shareholders, agents and legal advisors (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including, without limitation, any personal injury, death or property damage. Under no circumstances shall any of the Released Parties have any liability or responsibility for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions or print ballot submissions, (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point, (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the Contest, (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or a Contest site or any combination thereof, (5) any injury or damage to a participant’s or to any other person’s computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone, or other mobile device that may be related to or result from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download any materials in the Contest, or (6) any typographical error or other error in these Official Rules or in any other communication relating to the Contest. Copying or unauthorized use of Sponsor’s copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without express written consent from Sponsor is strictly prohibited. All entries become the property of Contest Partners.

Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to Sponsor.