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ELIGIBILITY: The IMS We All Have A Story Contest (“Contest”) begins on February 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends August 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET (“Contest Period”). The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC. and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate. By participating, entrants, whether eligible or not, agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.

TO ENTER: To enter, go to (the “Site”), and follow the onscreen instructions to enter including submitting your story (the “Story”) on the topic of “your experience at an Indianapolis Motor Speedway event” (the “Theme”). All required information must be submitted, and all information submitted must be complete and accurate. The “Story” refers to the written story as well as any video, audio, images, or other multimedia elements that you might submit to Sponsor.

Story Requirements: All Stories that are submitted for judging in this contest must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a non-fiction
  • Be between 10 and 2000 words
  • If a link to a YouTube video is included in the application, the YouTube video must be no longer than ten minutes.
  • If you include any images in your application, they must be in GIF or JPG format, you may include no more than 10 images, and each image may be no larger than 2 MB.
  • Be in the English language. Any content not in English may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, not be considered when judging the relevant entry.

Upon completing all of the steps in this “To Enter” section, including writing and submitting a Story that complies with all of the Story Requirements as well as with all of the Conditions of Entry listed below, you will receive one (1) entry into the Contest.

Limit one (1) entry per person, household address, and email address. Illegible and incomplete entries are void and will not be reviewed. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or misdirected entries or entries not received or not processed regardless of cause. Entries will not be returned to you. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

If you fail to comply with these Official Rules or the Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy for (as determined within the sole discretion of the Sponsor) you may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: By submitting any entry (including, without limitation, the Story) to us, whether complete or not and whether eligible or not, you represent and warrant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates that your entry (including, without limitation, the Story): (a) is your original creation; (b) has not copied, in whole or in part, any other work, (c) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (d) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal, and (e) is your sole and exclusive property, subject to no other third-party rights.

You further represent and warrant that Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliate’s use of your entry (including, without limitation, the Story) will not result in the infringement of any legal rights of any third party.

GRANT OF RIGHTS: Upon submitting an entry (including, without limitation, the Story), whether complete or incomplete, you grant to Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates the worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual license to copy, publish, distribute, promote, perform, edit, create derivative works of, or otherwise use portions of your entry (including, without limitation, the Story), without charge, for any purpose in connection with this Contest or Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates’ business(es) in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright or other intellectual property rights that may exist in your entry (including, without limitation, the Story).

JUDGING: The judging panel (the “Panel”) will consist of qualified representatives selected by us. After the close of the Contest Period, the Panel will judge each entry based on the following criteria: (a) appropriateness to the Theme; (b) creativity; (c) originality; (d) authenticity; and (e) entertainment (the “Judging Criteria”). The Panel will determine one (1) Grand Prize Winner.

GRAND PRIZE: The one (1) Grand Prize winner will receive, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the following prize package:

  • A travel package for two to each of the 2015 Grand Prix of Indianapolis, the 2015 Indianapolis 500, the 2015 Brickyard 400, and the 2015 Red Bull Indianapolis GP (the “Races”). The travel package for each race will consist of the following:
    • Round-trip economy air transportation for the Grand Prize winner and one guest from the major airport nearest to the Grand Prize winner’s residence to the major airport nearest to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (actual departure and arrival location to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion)
    • lodging for the Grand Prize winner and travel guest for 3 days/2 nights in one (1) double-occupancy hotel room in or near Indianapolis, IN (actual location to be determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion)
    • Ground transportation between the destination airport and the hotel and back and on each day of the race between the hotel and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and back.
  • Two (2) VIP passes to each of the Races good for the dates listed on the schedule below.
Race Hotel Stay Ticket Dates
Grand Prix of Indianapolis Nights of May 8, 9, 2015 May 8, 9, and 10 2015
Indianapolis 500 Nights of May 22, 23, 2015 May 22, 23, and 24 2015
Brickyard 400 Nights of July 24, 25, 2015 July 24, 25, and 26 2015
Red Bull Indianapolis GP Nights of August 7, 8, 2015 August 7, 8, and 9 2015

The travel guests must be at least eighteen (18) years old or the Grand Prize winner must be the travel guests’ legal guardian. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $25,000.

Restrictions may apply. Prizes are awarded "AS IS." Neither Sponsor, nor Sponsor Affiliates make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Federal, state, or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner. Event tickets are subject to the terms and conditions of the ticket issuer.

All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor. Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein (such as security fees, gratuities, luggage fees, meals and transportation, and incidental charges) are the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. Ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation if winning entrant resides within a 100 mile radius of destination, and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in value. Grand Prize winner and travel guest must possess and show valid travel documents, prior to departure (e.g. valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification). Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes by Grand Prize winner or travel guest will be permitted. Sponsor will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and hotel in its sole discretion. Grand Prize winner and his or her travel guest must travel on the same itinerary. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers.

NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by available phone number, mail/email address, or public announcement as determined solely by Sponsor. To claim the Grand Prize, Sponsor may require you to complete, sign, notarize, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within five (5) days of the date on the notification. At Sponsor’s discretion, potential winners may be required to produce a picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, including the publishing contract, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate potential winner will be selected from other potential winners as determined by the Panel. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, without further compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law. Submission of your contact information in connection with this Contest (whether or not required), including name, mailing address, phone number, and email address, constitutes permission for Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates to add you to their respective contact database and to contact you in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in the sender’s privacy policy or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of emails).

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates are not responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Contest, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Contest in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property (including, without limitation, real property and personal property) which may be sustained in connection with this Contest including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor.

OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Sponsor and/or the Panel on all matters related to the Contest are final. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Contest as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNER LIST: Sponsor will announce the Grand Prize winner on or about December 31 2014 at

SPONSOR: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC, 4790 W 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222

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