RULES AND REGULATIONS GENERAL
The Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge (the “Challenge”) is open to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 18 years and above as of 1 st January 2016, except: a. employees of Mediacorp Pte. Ltd. (“Mediacorp”) and their immediate families; b. employees of the Challenge’s sponsoring companies and their advertising agencies; c. past winners in previous editions of the Challenge; and d. for medical reasons, pregnant women and people who suffer from anxiety/panic attacks, arthritis of the spine, back, neck, knees or legs. As and when required by Mediacorp, participants shall produce his/her passport, NRIC and/or birth certificate (or such other identification document) for the purpose of identity verification.
By participating in the Challenge, the participants agree to be bound by these Rules and Regulations and hereby expressly agree to follow, abide by and adhere to the Rules and Regulations. Non-compliance with or any breach of any of the Rules and Regulations shall immediately disqualify the participant from further participation at any stage of the Challenge and any prizes won shall be forfeited, withheld or withdrawn, at Mediacorp’s sole discretion.
The winner of the Challenge shall win the Grand Prize of one (1) Subaru XV 1.6IS (the “Vehicle”).
The Grand Prize does not include any other entitlements or provisions, unless otherwise stated in writing. In particular, Mediacorp specifically excludes the following costs and expenses in relation to the Vehicle from the Grand Prize: a. b. c. d. e. f. g.
Certificate of Entitlement Vehicle Registration Fee Road Tax Insurance Number Plate IU Unit Any other miscellaneous costs involved in the registration, “transfer” and ownership of vehicles
The winner shall be responsible for paying all taxes, duties and other fees arising from the transfer, ownership and registration of the car. 5.
Mediacorp reserves the right to substitute, add to or alter the Grand Prize or any other prizes offered. All prizes are not exchangeable for cash. The Vehicle is transferable to a third party nominated by the winner and must be registered within 3 months from the date the winner is announced.
Mediacorp does not undertake any responsibility to ensure that the Grand Prize will be delivered by the sponsors or otherwise to the winner. No obligation will be incurred by Mediacorp or its related/affiliated companies, officers, employees and/or agents, by reason of the Challengers’ participation in the Challenge or by reason of anything done or omitted to be done by the Challengers as a result or on account of this Challenge.
Mediacorp shall not be liable or responsible for any and all losses, damages, costs and/or expenses (of any nature whatsoever) suffered by any Challenger arising from any failure or refusal, for whatever reason, to deliver or transfer, whether by Mediacorp or any sponsor, the prize or make good on any promise or offer to the Challengers or for any defect in the Grand Prize.
Each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that neither Motor Image nor Mediacorp shall be liable to any of the participant(s) for any loss or damage or injuries whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with the Challenge. Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, each participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that Motor Image and Mediacorp have expressly excluded liability for all direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage, including but not limited to injuries, loss or damage to other equipment or property or for loss of profit, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings pursuant to the Challenge. QUALIFICATION AND REGISTRATION
The qualifying period for the Challenge is from Monday 26th September 2016 to Friday 28th October 2016. An ‘invitation to call’ will be aired on Gold 905, Class 95, 987FM and YES 933 during the qualifying period. All of the five stations’ hotlines 6 6911905, 6 6911950, 6 6911987 and 6 6911933 will thereafter be opened to listeners for them to call in to the stations to qualify for the challenge. Listeners hoping to qualify must call in personally and no proxies will be allowed. Listeners will be informed if they qualify for the Challenge, at Mediacorp’s sole discretion (the “Qualifiers”). In addition to “an invitation to call”, participants may also qualify by filling in a contest registration form on toggle.sg/carchallenge
All participants must be certified by a registered medical practitioner that they are fit to participate in the Challenge, and all qualified participants (including any overseas contestants selected by Motor Image) shall provide Mediacorp with a copy of such medical certification and if the participant needs to consume any medication during the Challenge, a copy of his/her diagnosis and prescription by a registered medical practitioner upon registration on Saturday 5th November 2016 for the Challenge. For the avoidance of doubt, medical certification by a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner shall not be acceptable for this purpose.
Notwithstanding any diagnosis and prescription by the participant’s doctor, Mediacorp reserves the right to disqualify the participant from participation in the Challenge if, in Mediacorp’s sole and absolute opinion, any such prescribed medication may grant the participant an unfair advantage in the Challenge (e.g. medication which produces insomnia or reduces the urge to urinate or sweat). No appeals will be entertained.
All participants must be physically fit and have no physical ailment(s) which may recur or be exacerbated during the Challenge. Mediacorp reserves the right to decline participation in the Challenge to any participant and/or disqualify any participant from further participation at any stage of the Challenge for medical, safety or other reasons at Mediacorp’s sole discretion.
All Qualifiers are required to register personally on Saturday 5 th November 2016 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza at 7am sharp with their NRICs and medical certifications. No proxies are allowed and Qualifiers that are not present for registration at the designated date, time and venue stated will be disqualified from entering the Challenge. Qualifiers must be available 24 hours a day from Saturday 5th November up to Wednesday 9th November 2016.
Each Qualifier will be required to pay a $10 registration fee in cash. Payment of the registration fee does not guarantee that the Qualifier will be one of the final contestants taking part in the Challenge. There will be no refund of any registration fees paid for any reason whatsoever.
Challengers taking part in the actual Challenge will be decided randomly by a lucky draw of the names of the registered Qualifiers on Saturday 5 th November 2016. In addition to these successful Qualifiers, Motor Image Enterprises Pte Ltd (“Motor Image”) will also select 20 local contestants based on a set of pre-determined criteria, and will source for an additional 80 overseas contestants from other countries in Asia (Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam). The above mentioned pre-selected contestants will not be required to go through the qualifying rounds as described above. For the avoidance of doubt, Motor Image is solely responsible for all travel, accommodation, transport and other arrangements relating to the overseas contestants. Both the local and overseas contestants will hereafter be collectively referred to as the “Challengers”.
Each Challenger will be assigned a contestant number printed on a tag. The Challengers must wear their respective tags together with T-shirts provided by Mediacorp. There will be a total of ten cars used in the Challenge. Each Challenger’s number must correspond with a randomly assigned palm decal on each car.
All Challengers will be required to sign a Deed of Acknowledgement, Release and Indemnity before commencing the Challenge. There will be no swapping of contestant numbers, Contestant T-shirts or car / palm decal placement at any point of the Challenge.
Prior to commencement of the Challenge at 1pm, Saturday 5 th November 2016, Mediacorp representatives will conduct a body search of all Challengers. Female Challengers will only be searched by female representatives. Mediacorp reserves the right to disqualify any Challengers who reject being body searched or any Challengers carrying banned items into the Challenge. CONTEST RULES AND MECHANICS
Authorized Mediacorp Marshalls will constantly monitor all the Challengers for the duration of the Challenge.
The Challengers will be required to place their right palms on their designated palm decals on the designated cars from 1pm on Saturday 5th November 2016.
Challengers are not permitted to wear watches, bracelets, charms, rings, or any other form of jewellery/accessories on his/her right arm, wrist, hand and/or fingers. Other accessories (apart from ionic or magnetic bracelets and necklaces, or any other accessories deemed by Mediacorp to be performance enhancing or otherwise inappropriate which are all strictly prohibited) may be allowed to be worn on other parts of the body, at Mediacorp’s sole discretion.
Challengers are strictly not allowed to bring any drugs, supplements or other consumables (e.g. caffeine pills) to the Challenge, except as permitted under this Rule. If any Challenger has a chronic medical condition (which must be explicitly declared in his/her medical certification at Rule 10 hereunder) which requires medication, the Challenger may bring and consume such medication during the Challenge provided that he/she provides a) the actual medication to be consumed and b) the original copy of their doctor’s written diagnosis and prescription to Mediacorp’s representatives for inspection and verification before the Challenge. Any attempt to substitute or pass off a different drug, supplement or consumable for the prescribed medication will result in instant disqualification from the Challenge and future editions of the Challenge.
To remain in the Challenge, the Challenger’s palm must remain flat on the vehicle surface and he/she is not allowed to lift or move his/her right palm from his/her designated palm decal, except when authorized to do so by Mediacorp Marshalls. If a Challenger moves or lifts his/her palm from his/her designated palm decal, he/she will be disqualified immediately. The last Challenger to have his/her palm remaining on his/her designated decal on his/her designated car will win the Grand Prize.
In the event that there is more than one Challenger remaining in the Challenge at 8pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016, a further challenge will be issued to such remaining Challengers to decide the final winning Challenger. Mediacorp will determine the nature and the rules of such challenge at its sole and absolute discretion.
Challengers will be given a 5-minute break every 6 hours. Challengers may use the toilets, take any pre-approved and inspected medication under Rule 21 and/or eat and drink in the Hospitality Tent(s) during the breaks. Challengers must take their breaks at the stipulated time. The 5-minute breaks are not negotiable, tradeable or transferable and cannot be accumulated.
Non-contestants may play the Reward Rounds of Mediacorp Car Online Challenge at http://www.carchallenge.sg from Saturday 5th November and assign their Reward Round rewards to a Challenger who is still participating in the Challenge. The top 15 ranked scorers in each Reward Round may assign an extra 5-minute break to an active Challenger of their choice. Scores will be reset to zero after each Reward Round is conducted. Each Challenger may receive one Reward Round break once every one hour period during the Challenge. At any one time, a Challenger is only eligible to receive one Reward Round Break. Once the Challenge is left with the last 10 Challengers, the Reward Round will no longer be played.
In the event of any suspected or actual technical defect, breakdown, fraud or cheating in the Mediacorp Car Online Challenge, Mediacorp reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or cancel the award of the extra breaks to any Challenger(s) and/or to disqualify any Challenger involved in such fraud or cheating.
During the designated breaks, Challengers will not be allowed to leave the restricted area, which includes the stage, toilet(s) and Hospitality Tent(s).
Challengers are allowed to have contact with one (1) pre-designated family member, relative or friend during the 5-minute break scheduled at 7p.m. daily. For this purpose, a single transferable pass will be issued to each Challenger at 5.00pm on Saturday 5th November 2016 and the Challenger’s family member, relative or friend shall be required to display this pass conspicuously at all times and upon demand. There will be no replacement for any lost and/or missing pass. At all other times, the Challengers shall not communicate or have any contact with their family members or relatives or friends during the Challenge.
Contestants may not open the doors, windows, bonnet or boot of the cars used in the Challenge.
Challengers are not allowed to shower, bathe or shave. They are not allowed to use any personal hygiene/cleaning devices such as wet wipes, tissues, talcum powder, etc during the Challenge.
If any Challenger commits an abusive verbal or physical act (e.g. taunting, gesturing, nudging, shoving, punching, slapping) towards another Challenger or Mediacorp Marshalls, the Challenger(s) involved will be immediately disqualified, at Mediacorp’s sole discretion.
Any acts of violence by the Qualifiers, the Challengers and/or their family members or friends against any of the other Qualifiers, Challengers, Mediacorp Marshalls, Mediacorp representatives or any other persons may be reported to the Police and the Qualifier(s) and/or Challenger(s) involved will be immediately disqualified.
Challengers are not allowed to soil or stain their clothes or relieve themselves (e.g. urinate, defecate, vomit, menstruate) in their clothes during the duration of the Challenge. Challengers who do so may be disqualified, at Mediacorp’s discretion.
The Mediacorp Marshalls and other Mediacorp representatives may issue instructions to the Challengers from time to time during the Challenge which the Challengers must comply with. The instructions will only be issued in English. If any Challenger is not clear about any of the instructions, the Challenger should clarify with the Mediacorp Marshalls or representatives immediately. For the avoidance of doubt, Mediacorp shall not be responsible if any of the Challengers should misunderstand or misinterpret such instructions. If any Challenger behaves in a manner which is unfair to any other Challenger, causes any nuisance or interference or behaves in any other inappropriate manner, as determined by a panel of judges from Mediacorp and Motor Image (the “Judges”) at their sole and absolute discretion, the Challenger shall be disqualified. All decisions made by the Judges are final.
In the event of haze situation, persons with chronic heart or lung conditions or suffer from existing respiratory ailments, are advised not to take part in the Mediacorp Subaru Car Challenge.
In the event that any Challenger needs any medical attention, Mediacorp may in its sole discretion disqualify the Challenger and assist in transporting the said Challenger to a medical/hospital facility. However, all medical expenses will be borne by such Challenger and Mediacorp shall not be liable or responsible for any failure or delay in providing such transportation or medical attention, or any losses, damages or injuries whatsoever or howsoever caused arising from the provision of such transportation or medical attention.
Challengers are not permitted to smoke during the Challenge except during the 7pm, 1am, 7am and 1pm breaks in the designated smoking area. Challengers are also not permitted to consume drugs or alcohol throughout the duration of the Challenge (including the designated breaks).
Use of mobile phones is prohibited except during the designated breaks. Challengers will not be allowed to wear sunglasses, tinted or transition lens glasses, hats or caps or to bring any personal belongings (e.g. mobile phones, wallets, etc) to the Challenge. However, certain permitted items needed by the Challengers (such as approved medication under these Rules and Regulations) during breaks are to be pre-packed by the Challengers in individual-labeled ziplock bags which will be kept by Mediacorp. 8
For identification purposes, all Challengers must carry their photo ID (eg. NRIC or Driver’s License) on their persons at all times throughout the challenge.
In the event of any dispute, the decision of the Judges shall be final. The selection and number of Judges shall be at the sole discretion of Mediacorp and Motor Image. The Judges’ and/or Mediacorp’s decision at all stages of the Challenge is final. No enquiries, appeals, verbal or written, shall be entertained. All Challengers shall accept and abide by any and all decisions made by Mediacorp and/or the Judges concerning, without limitation, the rules of participation, the rules, procedures and regulations of the Challenge, the award of prize(s) and any other matters relating to the Challenge.
PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA 41.
By participating in the Challenge, the participants (including Qualifiers and Challengers) agree to take part in any promotional or publicity exercise as maybe conducted by Mediacorp in connection with the Challenge and the participants hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grant Mediacorp all consents and waivers necessary for Mediacorp to record the participants’ performance, appearance, likeness, name and/or voice (as the case may be) the participants acknowledge that Mediacorp shall be at liberty to publish and otherwise use any recordings and photographs (if any), for the promotion and publicity of this Challenge (whether now or in the future). Each participant expressly waives all rights which the participant may have or be entitled under any legislation now existing or in the future enacted in any part of the world. Each participant further agrees that he/she shall not take part in any advertising, promotional or public events or activities organized by any third party relating to or in connection with the Challenge without Mediacorp’s prior written consent.
By participating in the Challenge, each participant (including Qualifiers and Challengers): a. consents to Mediacorp and/or Mediacorp’s group companies collecting, using, disclosing and/or processing any and all personal data submitted for various purposes, including to organize and produce the Challenge, communicate with b. the participants, to send marketing and advertising materials from Mediacorp or its business partners, to conduct market research and statistical analysis; and c. consents to Mediacorp and/or Mediacorp’s group companies transferring such personal data out of Singapore to Mediacorp’s and/or Mediacorp’s group companies’ third party service providers, the Challenge’s sponsors or agents for the purposes as described above. MISCELLANEOUS
Mediacorp reserves the right to change, amend or withdraw these Rules and Regulations (or any part thereof) without prior notice. Please refer to the website at URL: http://www.carchallenge.sg for the latest Rules and Regulations. Mediacorp further reserves the right, without any liability on its part whatsoever, to cancel, postpone, terminate, suspend, end, stop or in any other way cease the Challenge at any time without prior notice.
The Rules and Regulations and the Challenge shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore and the participants submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Republic of Singapore.
If these Rules and Regulations are translated into any other languages, such other language versions are for reference only and shall not be used in the interpretation of these Rules and Regulations. The English version shall prevail in all circumstances.
I confirm that I have read and understood the above terms and conditions, and I hereby agree to the above terms and conditions.
Full Name: ____________________________________________________________
NRIC/Passport No.: _____________________________________________________
Date of Birth: __________________________________________________________
Phone Numbers: (H) _____________ (O) ______________ (HP) ________________