Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest

Contest Rules

No purchase or contribution necessary. Making a purchase or contribution will not increase your chances of winning this contest.

Contest opens on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. CT. All eligible entries must be received via the online submission form by midnight CT, Friday, April 11, 2008.

Make sure your sonnet has fourteen (14) lines. Works may be rhymed or unrhymed and we think they should be love poems, but love of what, who's to say. Absolutely must be original.

Eligibility:
Anyone can enter the contest except persons who on or after July 1, 2007, were or are employees of Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media Group, Select Comfort or related organizations, their immediate family, or persons living in the same household. The contest is open to any United States resident age 13 or older. One original poem entry per person. Multiple or otherwise fraudulent entries if discovered will be disqualified. Void where prohibited by law.

Prize:
One (1) grand prize winner will be selected by judges from all entries.

The winner will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) queen-size Sleep Number 5000 bed set courtesy Select Comfort and Three (3) dozen roses (estimated retail value $150.00) sent as congratulations.
(Certificate includes mattress, foundation, legs and Home Delivery.)

Total Estimated Grand Prize retail value: $2,150.00

Prize is non-transferable and not good for cash or exchangeable for other merchandise. Winner will receive gift certificate via the United States Post Office. Grand Prize winner must redeem gift certificate directly with Select Comfort sponsor before the certificate expiration date and according to sponsor's processes and restrictions. Taxes and any other expenses are the responsibility of the winner. Additional shipping costs will be charged to winner for shipping outside the contiguous 48 states.

Selection and notification of winners:
Every eligible submission will be included in the judging. Grand Prize Winner will be selected by Saturday, April 12, 2008. Winner will be notified by phone or the e-mail address given in the submission form. Winner will also be announced during a broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion®. If Prairie Home Productions is unable to reach the winner or winner is unable to accept the prize within 30 days, the unawarded prize will go to the first back-up and subsequent backups thereof until the prizes are awarded. The rules detailing contest eligibility and method of selecting winners are on file at American Public Media. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries.

General:
Participants agree to the Official Rules, and that Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media, Select Comfort and related organizations, and their agents and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use of the prize or their participation in the contest. Participants also agree to grant Prairie Home Productions and American Public Media the right to use their Poetry submission, name, image, or other likeness without further compensation for advertising, fundraising, promotional or all other publication purposes. Winner must provide their social security number and will receive an IRS form 1099 with the above stated value at year-end. All entries become the property of Prairie Home Productions and American Public Media and may be read on the air or published in print or electronic form. Entrants agree that their names may be used in association with their submissions. Entrants warrant that their submissions are their own original work and do not infringe upon the copyright of others. Previous submissions to other features or contests (Spring Lyrics 2007, Joke Show, First Person, Dept. of Folk Song, etc.) will need to re-submit their work to be considered.

Restrictions:
By participating in the contest, a participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all decisions of the contest judges.

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