2016 Giant Barbecue Battle “Summer Prize Package” Contest

Official Rules:

This contest is sponsored by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post (“Sponsor”). Contest is open to residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor and its affiliates, and those with whom they are domiciled are not eligible. Void outside of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland and where prohibited by law. Contest subject to all federal, state and local laws.

  • The entry period of the contest begins on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 AM EST and ends at 7:30 PM EST on Sunday, June 26, 2016.
    To enter, prospective contestants must enter at The Washington Post booth at the Barbecue Battle event on Saturday, June 25 or Sunday, June 26. The Post booth will be located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 11th Street NW. Or mail a 4 x 6 note card with your name, address, and daytime phone number to: The Washington Post – Summer Barbecue Prize Pack, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. Contest deadline is June 26, 2016. Mail-in entry must be postmarked by Monday, June 27, 2016. Entries that are late, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, destroyed, or misdirected entries.

  • One grand prize winner will win a “Summer Barbecue Prize Package” – prize includes a gas grill, lawn furniture, barbecue tools and sauces and a $200 Giant gift card. No substitutions, exchanges, refunds or other compensation will be made for any reason, including cancellation of the event. Estimated retail value of prize: $850.

  • All winners will be selected by random drawing conducted by The Washington Post from all eligible entries received on or before the contest deadline. Drawing will be held on or about Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and winner will be notified by telephone or email. All entries must include a daytime phone number where you can be reached. Any incomplete entries will be disqualified. The number of eligible entries will determine the odds of winning. Sponsor not obligated to leave voice mail, answering machine, or other message. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a selected winner may be required to forfeit a prize and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize if selected winner (i) is unreachable, (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason, or (iii) fails to comply with these Official Rules.

  • By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. By entering, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and marketing agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, shareholders, directors, representatives and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages or liability involving or arising out of (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, postage due, mutilated, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone system, technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, transmission or other errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use or misuse of any prize or from participating in the Contest or any Contest related activity; or (v) any printing, distribution, typographical, administrative, human or technological errors involving or associated with the Contest. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest.
    Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this Contest (or any portion of the Contest) should any virus, bug, computer problem or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest and, in such situation (or in the event of any type of error), to select the winners from eligible entries received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In no event will Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules. Sponsor may prohibit entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. Releasees have not made and/or are not responsible for any misrepresentation or guaranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prizes. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor may use winner's name, voice, biographical data, likeness and city name in any and all media throughout the universe and in perpetuity for promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor: WP Company LLC, 1301 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20071. By entering the Contest, entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out‑of‑pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out‑of‑pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

  • For the name of the prize winner, available after July 5, 2016, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Washington Post, Summer Barbecue Prize Package, 1301 K Street NW, Washington DC 20071. Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List." Requests must be received by August 1, 2016.