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Best In Show Ovations

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Newport Polo fans discovered the best salve for the pandemic was to Keep Calm and Polo On.  Attending the matches was the closest thing to normalcy last summer, and by observing basic protocols in effect at the polo grounds, families and friends were ensured a Covid-safe and socially-distanced environment for outdoor entertainment, as enjoyed in seasons past.

To welcome these gregarious supporters, our partner of nearly 10 years, the world's #1 Belgian beer and host-with-the-most, Stella Artois rolled out the red carpet, toasting the most spirited Newport Polo fans at each match with a special prize, bestowed by a cast of weekly guest judges, photographed by our resident portrait photographer, inspired by weekly themes and applauded with a Jumbotron moment of fame.

As an encore tribute to the good cheer that our fans bring, we're calling upon the most discerning polo enthusiasts - our fans - to join us in this ovation and pick the Best of the Best In Show 2020! 

Rewards for voting, and as well as a Grand Prize for the top vote-getter, will be awarded.

Voting: Tag yourself & share to earn more votes, if you are among the nominees!  Vote by Liking all your favorite entries from our album of finalists published on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page.  Voting is open from 3:00PM (EST) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to 5:00PM (EST) on Wednesday, February 9, 2021.  Vote for multiple entries is encouraged!

Reward for Voting: Each voter will receive a credit of a complimentary Lawn Ticket for the Newport International Polo Series, redeemable online for the match of their choice. To be eligible for the reward, a voter must: a. be a Fan of Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page by Liking the page (not the album); and b. Vote/Like at least one (1) photo entry in the contest album. To claim the reward for voting, send a message to Newport Polo Facebook Fan Page. By participating, you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest, below.

Grand Prize:  One Grand Prize Winner will receive an exclusive COCOA & CO. MINI PORTRAIT SESSION for (choice of 1): Couple Session, Kids Session (up to 4) & Family or Group Session (up to 6), plus high res photos and prints (details below).  To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, winner must appear in one of the photos in the Contest Album and must tag themselves in the photo.  The Grand Prize winner will be determined by the photo that receives the most votes.  Votes will be reviewed for authenticity, including only one vote for self.  Duplicate votes will be disqualified.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 10, 2020, on www.nptpolo.com, Newport Polo's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram fan pages.  Must be 18 years or older and legal U.S. resident to participate.  By participating, you agree to the terms and conditions of the contest, below. 

Follow Link To Best of the Best in Show 2020 Album.

Complete Contest Rules 

ENTRY TO THE CONTEST IS FREE AND NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
 
The “Best of the Best in Show 2020” contest is sponsored by Newport Polo Inc (“Sponsor”).  This contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”).  By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects.  You agree that participating in the contest constitutes an agreement to the Official Rules.
 
Eligibility
Entrants to win the Grand Prize must be age 18 or older and a legal resident of the United States, located within the United States at the time of entry, and must appear in one of the photos in the Contest Album and must tag themselves in the photo.
 
To be eligible for a voting reward, participants must meet the following: a.) Like a minimum of one (1) photo in the 2020 Best of the Best In Show album on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page, and b.) be a current Fan/Follower of the Newport Polo Facebook fan page (by Liking the page), and c.) be age 18 or older and a legal resident of the United States.   Each voter is responsible for sending a message to the Newport Polo Facebook Fan Page to claim the voting reward.  (Voting Reward described above).
 
Contest Period
The Contest starts at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, January 27, 2020, and ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, February 9, 2020 (“Contest Period”). All votes must be received by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, February 9, 2020.
 
Voting
Voting for a winner will be conducted on Newport Polo's Facebook fan page, within an album of entries that have been pre-selected by Newport Polo.  A Like on a photo constitutes a Vote.  Participants may Vote for more than one Entry, as well as for themselves (if they are a nominee). 
 
The Contest Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes in its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules, or violates U.S. or applicable state or local law.
 
Winner Selection
One (1) Entrant Grand Prize Winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will be determined by the Entry receiving the most votes.
The winner will be announced on or about February 10, 2020
Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the e-mail address on file for the potential prize winner’s entry.  Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this contest.  If there is no e-mail address on file for the potential prize winner, the potential prize winner will be responsible for monitoring Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page for prize notification and the potential prize winner will be responsible for contacting Newport Polo by sending a Facebook message to the Newport Polo Facebook fan page to claim the prize.  If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.  Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.  Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
 
Prize
One (1) Entrant Grand Prize Winner will be chosen. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an exclusive COCOA & CO. MINI PORTRAIT SESSION. No purchase required. Eligible Session Types Include: Couple Session, Kids Session (up to 4) & Family or Group Session (up to 6). Winner of contest will choose one (1) of the above eligible session types. Included deliverables: 2 Hi-Res Photos & 2 Photo Prints.
 
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
 
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS
Prize is non-transferable.  No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted.  Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize.  Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest.  In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.  Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any internet network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
 
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES,  ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, FACEBOOK, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
 
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.
 
PUBLICITY
By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
 
Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to agnes@nptpolo.com.