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Thousands of people come out to the Annual Ugly Sweater Run at Marymoor park, but there are dozens of dogs sporting the cutest little ugly sweaters too! Some dogs run the course and some just come to bark on their owners, but I think everyone agrees, GoDawgs! (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Seattle Refined/Ugly Sweater Contest


Contest: Ugly Sweater Contest

Station: Sinclair Media of Seattle, LLC dba KOMO

Station Address: 140 4th Ave North, Suite 340, Seattle WA 98109

Contest Area: King, Douglas, Pacific, Chelan, Snohomish, Thurston, Kitsap, Island, Pierce, Mason, Jefferson, Skagit, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Whatcom, San Juan, Clallam

Sponsor(s): Pacific Place, Alaska Airlines, Atlantic Records, Sinclair Media of Seattle, LLC

Prize Provider(s): Alaska Airlines, Atlantic Records

Age of Eligibility: Eighteen (18).

Contest Period: December 13, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. PST to approx. 8:00 p.m. PST

Entry/Registration Due: 7:00 p.m. PST on December 13, 2016

Entry is limited to one (1) entry per contestant.

Winner Determination Date(s): December 13, 2016

Judging Criteria: Creativity/Uniqueness (33.3%), Festiveness (33.3%), and Presentation (33.3%)

Number of Winners on Each Drawing Date: One (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Second Place Winner and one (1) Third Place Winner.

Total Number of Winners: One (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Second Place Winner, and one (1) Third Place Winner.

Prize(s) and Value(s):

Third Place Prize: One (1) Aveda Spa Party gift certificate, valid until December 31, 2017. Must contact at least 6 weeks prior to desired date. A minimum of four (4) guests at each party, up to 7 (seven) total. Prize is valued at $500.

Second Place Prize: Two (2) tickets to The Nutcracker at McCaw Hall, valid through December 28, 2016, valued at $120.

First Place Prize: A trip for two (2) to Phoenix, Arizona. The trip package includes roundtrip airfare, economy class, on Alaska Airlines from Seattle, Washington to Phoenix Arizona, one (1) night hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy) at a Phoenix area hotel, and two (2) tickets to the Pot of Gold Festival on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Required travel dates are Saturday, March 17, 2017 and Sunday, March 18, 2017. The trip package is valued at $1,900.

Station’s Website:

Station’s Privacy Policy:

Station’s Website Terms and Conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

Odds of winning depend on the number of valid and correct entries received.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter

To enter, stop by the Station’s booth at Pacific Place, located at 600 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98109 between 5:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. PST on December 13, 2016 wearing an Ugly Sweater to register, by completing a registration form by hand. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

Judging of Entries/How to Win

1. Entrants must be present to win. Beginning at approximately 7:10 p.m. PST, each entrant will be required to walk across the stage for judging and scoring by a panel of judges comprised of Station and Sponsor personnel, based on the Judging Criteria.

2. On the Winner Determination Date(s), the judges will determine the Total Number of Winners with the highest score(s) based on the Judging Criteria. In the event of a tie, the judges will reconvene and re-judge the top two (2) entrants based on the Judging Criteria. The decisions of the judges shall be final.


1. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee.

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3. Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates. For any ticket related prizes, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed. Trip related prizes are subject to advance reservation, availability and black-out dates, and do not include any meals, other transportation, gratuities, travel insurance, baggage fees, miscellaneous airline fees, excursions, spa treatments, or any other expenses. The Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible for winner’s failure to take the trip by the Prize Provider’s expiration date, or cancellation of the trip by the winner.

4. Each winner will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station. Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented. All persons traveling on the trip must be 18 years of age or over, unless travelers under 18 are accompanied by at least one adult who is the parent or legal guardian of all of the minors. All persons traveling on the trip must also sign and return a release which must be returned with the winner’s release and affidavit of eligibility within three (3) days of winner’s notification.

5. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner with the next highest score, as determined by the judges in their sole discretion. If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be selected, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.

6. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

7. Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.

8. Only one prize will be awarded per household if more than one prize is awarded. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize within any 90 day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

9. The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

10. The Company, Sponsor(s), and Prize Provider(s) accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge and agree that if a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that entrant is a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

11. Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station at the Station Address within thirty (30) days of the last day of the Contest Period.

12. The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules. All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules. Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates. Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

13. The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.