World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

July 12-15, 2015
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
Michigan City, Indiana

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.


Want to win a 2018 KIA RIO (or the cash equivslent - MSRP $14,000) just for attending the BEST Massage Convention there is?
It is possible starting this year at the 2015 WMF in Michigan City, Indiana!
Every attendee will be included in the drawing!



Contest sponsored by World Massage Festival LLC.


Upon registration and attendance, each attendee who signs in at the WMF Registration desk is entered into the Win a 2018 Rio at the Rio Contest (hereafter known as the "Contest"). The contest is open to all Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Members, World Massage Festival Freedom Package therapists, Exhibitors, Instructors and all Therapists who register and attend the World Massage Festival each year, as noted below. Anyone who does not sign in on the official check-in sheet will not be eligible for a contest entry.

World Massage Festival staff members are not eligible to enter the Contest.

Eligible entrants will receive one entry for registering and attending the 2015 World Massage Festival in Michigan City, IN, one entry for registering and attending the 2016 World Massage Festival in Atlantic City, NJ, one entry for registering and attending the 2017 World Massage Festival in Cherokee, NC, and one entry for registering and attending the 2018 World Massage Festival in Las Vegas, NV. Entries limited to one per eligible person per Festival, except as noted below in "Additional entries....."

Additional entries may be earned as follows:

Beginning with registrations for the 2016 World Massage Festival, one additional entry will be awarded each time an entrant has a friend that is attending on their recommendation. Have your friend, who has never attended the World Massage Festival before, register and be sure to put your name in the box on THEIR registration for that they are attending on your recommendation. Once both of you have checked in, you will have earned an additional entry into the Contest.


The Contest entry period begins April 15, 2015, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time and ends August 9, 2018, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. On August 25, 2018, a winner will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries at the World Massage Festival Headquarters. Eligible entries include every attendee that signed in at registration during the contest period.

The winning entrant need not be present at the drawing to win. The winning entrant will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity prior to collecting their prize. Once the affidavit is received, the winning entry will be posted on the World Massage Festival Facebook page and website. The winner will be notified by phone and email.


The winner will receive a 2018 Kia Rio or the equivalent value in cash (MSRP $14,000) in lieu of the car. Sponsors will select the grand prize vehicle - no exchanges or substitutions may be made by winner and all features will be at the sole discretion of Sponsors. The winner shall be required to personally retrieve the vehicle and present acceptable personal identification, a valid driver's license and evidence of any legally required insurance. The actual vehicle may have acquired a limited number of miles due to transportation of the vehicle.


The Winner is subject to verification by Sponsors of the winner's name, age, address, phone number, and Social Security number (where the prize value is equal to or greater than $600.00). If a winner is disqualified, Sponsors reserve the right to determine an alternate winner or to not award that winner's prize at all. Prize is non-assignable and non-transferable. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a comparable prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason. Costs of transportation, accommodations, insurance, licenses, fees (including registration), sales taxes, income tax withholding, and any other expenses, except as explicitly set forth herein, are the sole responsibility of the winner. As required by the Internal Revenue Service, the winner will be supplied with a 1099MISC to file with their taxes.


By participating in the Contest, each entrant acknowledges that his/her entry in the Contest constitutes that entrant's consent to use, publish, reproduce and for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including without limitation, the Internet, television or offline promotions), each winner's name, voice, likeness, and any portion thereof, each extending throughout the universe and in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval, except where prohibited by law.



Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Sponsors, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. All taxes, including federal, state, and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any person winning over $600.00 in total prizes will receive a 1099 form from Sponsors at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form should be filed with the IRS. Each winner must provide Sponsors with valid identification, and a valid taxpayer identification number or Social Security number for total prizes valued at $600.00 or more, before any prize will be awarded. The winner will be given a 1099MISC for $14,000 to file with their taxes.


Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify this Contest or any portion hereof, or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, interruption in wireless calling devices or wireless service, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, (b) the Contest or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these Rules, (c) the Contest becomes corrupted due to wireless calling service interruption for any reason, or (d) the Contest is otherwise not capable of running as planned. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the internet portion of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the internet portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest. If Sponsor terminates the internet portion of the Contest during the Entry Period, it will determine the finalists by random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect internet entries received as of the termination date as well as all other eligible, non-suspect entries received via other means as set forth above. If Sponsor terminates or modifies the Contest, Sponsor will post notice on the official website. By entering, entrants represent that they are eligible and agree to be bound by and comply with the Rules and the decisions of any judges. Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Contest in any way or use fraudulent means to participate in and/or win the Contest shall be disqualified. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, language, activities or behavior deemed inappropriate. Sponsors and their advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for cancellations, postponements, or delays in the Contest. Other than the prize received by the winner, no entrant shall be entitled to receive any wages, benefits, fees or other compensation whatsoever as a result of participating in the Contest. Sponsors have the sole discretion to administer the Contest and interpret and apply the Official Rules. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.


By participating, entrants agree: (a) to release, discharge, and hold harmless the World Massage Festival LLC and any additional Sponsors and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents of the foregoing (the "Released Parties") from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including but not limited to death or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; and (b) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize. In consideration for his or her participation in the Contest, each entrant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that arise out of the entrant's participation in the Contest, including attorneys' fees.


The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information or other errors in the printing, offering or administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize(s) and assume no responsibility for (a) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, or wireless calling service, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other conditions, (b) failure of any entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems, telephone service problems, human error, or wireless calling service, (c) communication line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service, (d) mechanical, technical, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or failures of any kind, including but not limited to failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed transmission of entries, traffic congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, electrical outages, on telephone lines, on the Internet, at any website, or application or lost or unavailable network connections or natural disasters or acts of God or man, which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, (e) communication line, hardware and/or software failures, malfunction of phones (including wireless phones/handsets), phone lines, other communications malfunctions, unavailable network connections, cellular equipment towers, telephone systems or wireless service, (f) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Contest, or damage to mobile phone or other PDA device, (g) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or entry information, (h) entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof), or (i) any change of email address, mailing address, telephone number and/or any other contact information provided by entrant. Any expenses incurred by the entrant during the application process, including but not limited to, postage are the sole responsibility of each entrant and the Sponsors will not issue reimbursement for any expenses.



All entrants agree, by participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of North Carolina. North Carolina law shall govern this Contest, without regard North Carolina's choice of law rules. The courts of North Carolina shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute regarding any Rule or activity associated with the Contest.

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