How to Enter:
To enter, please submit a 2-minute video showing us why you and your fiancée deserve the chance to be the next Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple.
All entries must be received by Dec. 10th, 2013.
1. Contest Information
The University of Utah, in association with its sponsors, will provide one lucky couple (the “Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple”) with in-kind goods and services in connection with the 2012 Ultimate Utah Wedding.
The Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple will be chosen from among a number of “finalist couples” (currently scheduled to be three (3), but which is subject to change by the University of Utah). The University of Utah will select the “finalist couples”, through an application process.
The final Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple who will receive the wedding will be chosen by the public (including but not limited to Utah fans and viewers of Good Things Utah) as well as through a selection process created by the University of Utah. This process may include but is not limited to couple interviews, a judging panel, and various voting through Facebook, and couple blogs etc.
Each couple submitting an application for a chance to be selected, as the Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple should read the information below for eligibility rules, requirements of participation and an explanation of what will be expected of them if they are selected as either a Finalist Couple or as the Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple.
For any couple’s application to be considered, the application must be legible and complete, and each applicant must read and sign the application where indicated. Only one (1) application per couple/person is permitted. The requirements detailed in this application cannot be waived or changed except by the University of Utah, and applicants who cannot perform these requirements or make the necessary time commitment should not submit an application.
2. Eligibility Criteria
Each individual in the applicant couple is considered an applicant for purposes of the application and these requirements. To apply and to be eligible for consideration to participate in the Ultimate Utah Wedding, all applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
Each applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of signing the application. Each applicant must be a permanent legal resident of the United States and must have a valid United States passport. Each applicant must be of good moral character, must have never been convicted of a crime of any nature (other than moving violations of a misdemeanor type that did not involve personal injury, drugs or alcohol), and must have nothing in their background that would be an embarrassment to the University of Utah (as determined by the University of Utah, in its sole discretion); and neither of the applicants may be an elected official or may be currently running for any political office (local, state or federal).
Applicants agree, among other things, to the following:
(1) To authorize and undergo a background check by the University of Utah to, among other things, verify the accuracy of information contained in a submitted application; (2) to sign such documents as requested by the University of Utah to facilitate the conduct of the Ultimate Utah Wedding, including without limitation an affidavit of eligibility, waiver of liability, and publicity releases; (3) if selected as a Finalist Couple or the Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple, to agree to make themselves exclusively available to the University of Utah and Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsors for publicity and promotion, to travel to destination(s) of the University of Utah’s choice at various dates and times designated by University of Utah (including for appearances on Good Things Utah), and to participate in various public appearances, activities, and/or competitions throughout and related to the process of selecting the Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple and the holding of the Ultimate Utah Wedding; (4) to ask friends and family to appear on Good Things Utah as well; (5) to participate in a University of Utah wedding organized by the University of Utah, in cooperation with its sponsors and with input from the general public; (6) to accept choices made by Good Things Utah viewers, Utah fans, website users and others (and without input from the couple) as to significant elements of the wedding, such as the following but not limited to: choice of wedding attire and wedding party attire for couple, cake, flowers, music, wedding rings, venues and scheduling, and other elements to be furnished by and in the sole discretion of the University of Utah.
4. Acknowledgements, Consents and Releases
You hereby give the following acknowledgements, consents, and releases:
(a) By signing below, I hereby acknowledge and agree that: (i) I have read and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions (including, without limitation, all rules, eligibility requirements and releases) set forth in this application; (ii) I have completed this application honestly and accurately and I meet all eligibility requirements set forth in the application; (iii) if any of the information in this application is found to be false or incomplete, this will be grounds for dismissal from consideration as an applicant or from any form of participation in the Ultimate Utah Wedding; (iv) even if I meet the eligibility requirements, the University of Utah has no obligation to interview me and/or select me as a participant; (v) I am granting the University of Utah and any Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsors (including, but not limited to, Good Things Utah) the right to use my name, city, state, likeness, voice, biographical information, and actions and statements in connection with this application and any other aspect of the Ultimate Utah Wedding, and that I will not assert or maintain any claim , action, suit or demand of any kind or nature whatsoever, including but not limited to those grounded upon invasion of privacy or rights of publicity, for any reason in connection with such authorized use ; (vi) all applications and any other materials submitted by me (including any photos) become the property of the University of Utah and will not be returned, and (vii) all decisions by the University of Utah concerning this application process or any other aspect of the Ultimate Utah Wedding are final and not subject to challenge or appeal.
(b) By participating and submitting an application and signing below, applicants (i) agree to execute all additional agreements and other documents requested by the University of Utah, and to follow all additional rules, directions and instructions of the University of Utah, in connection with their participation in or application related to the Ultimate Utah Wedding; (ii) agree to release and hold the University of Utah and any Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsors (including, but not limited to, Good Things Utah) harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses costs and expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and/or property damage) arising out of their application or other participation in (as applicable) any aspect of the Ultimate Utah Wedding, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including, without limitation, any travel or any other activities in connection with the Ultimate Utah Wedding; (iii) waive to the fullest extent permitted by law all rights to claim direct, indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, attorney's fees or any other damages of any kind from or against the University or any Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsors (including, but not limited to, Good Things Utah) relating to the Ultimate Utah Wedding; and (iv) agree that they have read and understood all of the terms and conditions set forth in this application (including, without limitation, all rules, eligibility requirements and releases), and accept these terms and conditions together and agree to abide by them, as they may be amended from time to time, and all other applicable rules and regulations and the decisions of the University of Utah, which are final and binding.
The University of Utah may prohibit any individual from participating in any aspect of the Ultimate Utah Wedding, including, without limitation, the application process or the Finalist Couples or the Ultimate Utah Wedding Couple’s selection process, if in the sole discretion of the University of Utah, such person is deemed ineligible by the University of Utah for any reason (as determined by the University of Utah, in its sole discretion) or shows a disregard for any terms or conditions or other rules established by the University of Utah in connection with the Ultimate Utah Wedding, or acts (1) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other applicant, the University of Utah, any Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsor, or any of the University of Utah or Ultimate Utah Wedding sponsor’s agents, representatives or employees or (2) in any other disruptive manner.