General Contest Rules

WINC-FM Winchester
General Contest Rules

I. WHO MAY ENTER.All 105 WINC-FM contests are open to any/all 105 WINC-FM listeners who are legal U.S. residents living or working in the 105 WINC-FM listening area unless otherwise specified by 105 WINC-FM and its affiliates.

Only one (1) qualifier or winner per family/household within any 30 day period. Once a person wins a contest, he/she is no longer eligible to win that contest, or any other contest, within the 30 day time period. The decision of 105 WINC-FM is final.

Contests are open to all individuals, 18 years of age or older. All employees of Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC, members of their families, employees of Centennial Broadcasting II, LLC’s advertising agencies and members of their families, and employees of other radio stations are ineligible. If a winner’s ineligibility is determined after winning, any prizes must be forfeited.

Winners under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Both individuals must sign an affidavit/release prior to the receipt of the prize.

All contestants acknowledge, as a condition of entry, that 105 WINC-FM has the right to publicize and/or broadcast his/her name, character, likeness, voice, or all matters incidental here-in.


All contest statutes and provisions of the State of Virginia and the U.S. Federal Government, including the Federal Communications Commission restrictions, apply to this contest.

All contest entries become the property of 105 WINC-FM.

Phone calls made by 105 WINC-FM personnel may be recorded and, after receiving an individual’s permission, aired; likewise, individuals contacted in person may be recorded with their permission. WINNER’S CONVERSATIONS MAY BE BROADCAST PERIODICALLY ON 105 WINC-FM. ALL WINNERS AGREE TO GRANT 105 WINC-FM PERMISSION TO BROADCAST THE CONVERSATION AND FURTHER AGREE TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES, AND THEIR CITY OF RESIDENCE. Likewise, all winners grant 105 WINC-FM permission to broadcast their name, city of residence, and their cash and prize winnings as part of live and recorded promotional announcements on 105 WINC-FM and publicity in other media, including TV and newspapers.

When winners call in for a contest, they may be asked to say a certain phrase such as “I listen to 105 WINC-FM at least two hours every day.”

Additions or deletions to these rules and addendum (if any) are subject to the discretion of 105 WINC-FM, and may be enacted at any time.

105 WINC-FM, its agencies, affiliates, sponsors, or representatives absolve themselves of any liability, financial or otherwise, resultant of any “on” or “off” air contest staged by 105 WINC-FM.


In the event that two telephone lines are tied together during a phone-in contest, the entire phone call will be disqualified and another phone call will be taken.

105 WINC-FM cannot award duplicate prizes to both parties in a “tied-together” situation. An example of a tied-together call may be two telephone calls originating from the same location or residence, or a party line.

In case of a dispute over telephone lines, the decision of 105 WINC-FM is final.


Winners must sign a release prior to the receipt of a prize. If the prize is valued at $600.00 or over, winners are ineligible to compete for ninety (90) days; if the prize is valued under $600.00 they are ineligible for thirty (30) days.

Any contest cash winner receiving in excess of $600 will receive a #1099 form for Federal and State tax declaration of prize. Winners are obligated to pay their taxes on the amount of their winnings. Winners understand and agree that they are responsible for any/all taxes incurred on prizes received valued at $600 or more.

All prizes, unless otherwise specified, must be picked up within two weeks (14 days) of winning or will be mailed at the winners request; however 105 WINC FM does not claim responsibility for the prize once it enters into the United States Postal Service.

In the event a winner chooses not to accept a prize, they forfeit any and all claims to the prize, which can then be awarded to a contest runner-up at the discretion of 105 WINC-FM.All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

105 WINC-FM is at liberty to give away any unclaimed prize at the end of the two week grace period.

All major prizes will be given away by 105 WINC-FM; odds of winning depend on the number of qualified entries.

105 WINC-FM may, due to unavailability of prizes, substitute another prize of equal value.

Prizes valued under $25.00 or less may be mailed. All other prizes must be claimed in person unless otherwise specified. Proper identification required (valid drivers license, passport, state id, or military id).

Designated Representatives: In very unique situations, designated representatives will be allowed to accept prizes. Written authorization from the winner is required. Letter must include representative’s name, ID, social security number, and a photocopy of the WINNER’S driver’s license. 105 WINC-FM will determine what constitutes a “unique situation”.

105 WINC-FM is not responsible for defective prizes.

All prizes are non-transferable, void where prohibited by law.

105 WINC-FM is not responsible for providing lists of prizewinners.


These official contest rules are available for review at the 105 WINC-FM office during regular business hours Monday through Friday. The rules are also available by mail, by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

General Contest Rules
520 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Winchester, VA 22601