Instagram a video for a shot at tickets to the Greek Theatre!

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Instagram a video of yourself singing acapella using #MBacapella and you could win tickets to a show at the Greek Theatre. Remember – no duets or trios, just a video of yourself singing acapella.  We’ll pick the best video as the winner.  Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz dealers of Southern California.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Instagram account needs to be public in order for us to view your video submission.











KTLA LLC, 5800 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90028.



The Contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on July 18, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2016 (the “Contest Period”).  All entries must be submitted and received within the Contest Period.  Any entries not received within the Contest Period will be disqualified. The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.



Void Where Prohibited By Law and outside Contest area set forth below.

This Contest is open only to people who are legal U.S. residents who reside within the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Kern and Inyo in California, and Esmeralda County, Nevada, who are age 18 or older as of July 18, 2016, and who have not won any other prize from KTLA within the 60 days prior to the Contest Period. Employees of other media companies (including radio and television) and of the Sponsor, and of their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies, and such employees’ immediate family (defined, as spouse, parents, children, and siblings) or household members are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.


Entrants must have a valid Instagram account, which is available for free at Entrants must post a video clip no longer than 60 seconds to Instagram (“video post”).  The video post should feature the owner of the Instagram account making the post singing a song without any musical accompaniment.  The text entered to accompany the video post must include the hashtag #MBAcapella. Limit one entry per person. Incomplete entries and/or entries that do not conform to the above specifications will be disqualified.  More information about posting video clips to Instagram can be found at Video posts that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified.  If there is a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the main user of the email account associated with the Instagram account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry.  Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or networks transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction.

By submitting a video post, each entrant represents and warrants that: no laws were broken in the creation of the video post and that the video post is their own original creation; the song sung in the video post is either the original creation of the entrant, or, if not the entrant’s original creation, a work that entrant has secured full rights to submit in this Contest and to grant the rights set forth herein, the entrant has all rights necessary to submit the video post, and the video post does not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to privacy and copyrights), does not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, does not contain unsafe, offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violates any applicable laws. The video post may not disparage any person or Sponsor; promote bigotry, racism, sexism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; contain any nudity, sexually explicit, lewd, offensive, disparaging or other inappropriate content; and/or communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will with which Sponsor wishes to be associated.

Entries that include video posts that do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material that are deemed by the Sponsor to be unsuitable, or which Sponsor believes would subject it to a claim or litigation.  Each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties. Entrants agree to comply with and conform to generally accepted broadcast standards with regard to conduct, dress and language in their video posts, and such compliance will be determined by KTLA Staff in their sole discretion.

By entering, entrants grant to KTLA an irrevocable, world-wide, unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish their video posts and derivative works based thereon in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity without prior notice or approval.  This license includes but is not limited to the right to place the video posts adjacent to advertising and sponsor branding. Entrants otherwise will retain all rights to their video posts, and the publication of their video posts as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the video posts.


On or about Monday, August 1, 2016, a judging panel composed of KTLA staff and/or persons designated by KTLA (“the Judges”) will evaluate all entries.  The Judges will designate one entry as the winner from among all eligible entries received based on receiving the highest scores based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of singing in video post (50%)
  • Amount of enthusiasm shown in video post (50%)

Sponsor will attempt to notify winner that he or she has been selected as a winner by direct message on Instagram, and winner must respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt.  If a selected winner does not respond in a timely fashion, is not eligible, declines to be a winner, does not sign and return required documents or provide required identification by the deadlines set by Sponsor, or is found not to be in compliance with these Official Rules, that entrant’s status as a winner will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by Sponsor from all remaining valid entries according to the criteria listed above.

Winner will receive two tickets valid for admission for any one concert performance event at the Greek Theatre, 2700 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027 (“the Greek Theatre”) through the end of the Greek Theatre’s 2016 season as well as parking at the Greek Theatre. Prize does not include and is not valid for private lease events at the Greek Theatre. Prize is subject to ticket availability.  An up-to-date list of future 2016 season events at the Greek Theatre is available at Tickets are subject to terms and conditions thereon.

Approximate retail value of winner’s prize is $400.00.

The winner may be required to present valid identification and the winner will be required to sign a Statement of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release by the deadline established by Sponsor in order to receive the prize. If a winner does not fulfill these requirements, he or she will forfeit the prize.

All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses not specifically provided for herein are the responsibility of the prize winner. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, expressed or implied, being provided by Sponsor or Prize Supplier. Properly claimed prize will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

A prize may not be substituted for another prize, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, or as provided in these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize. Sponsor not responsible for loss, delay, or damage in delivery.

Sponsor also reserves the right, but is not required, to provide additional products and/or services as part of the prize at its discretion. Sponsor and prize supplier are not responsible for changes made to the prize being awarded, including any delay, cancellation or postponement of any prize events, and are under no obligation to provide a substitute prize.


If for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Contest or any portion of the Contest. If Sponsor terminates the Contest during the Contest Period, Sponsor will select the winner by applying the criteria set forth above to all valid, non-suspect entries received prior to the termination and will post notice of the termination on the Contest website. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Contest if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or if such individual shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source.

Sponsor and the prize supplier are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the Contest or in the announcements of the prize/prize winner.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor and Prize Supplier in connection with this Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.  All disputes arising out of or relating to prize must be solely and exclusively brought in state or federal courts within Los Angeles County, California. Such claims must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all such claims will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event to include attorneys’ fees. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations may not apply to you.

By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to have their names, photographs, voices, biographical information, and likenesses used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to this Contest or future similar contests without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law.  By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, and hereby forever and irrevocably releases, indemnifies and holds harmless the Sponsor, Instagram, prize provider, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives,  agents, shareholders, successors, affiliates and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contest and any element or activity thereof, the entrant’s participation in, entry in, or inability to enter the Contest, or any Contest-related activity, or the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use,  possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize or prize related activity, or any violation of entrants’ privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sponsor or any of its agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest promotional materials.

Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official 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. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Contest, the terms of the Official Rules will govern.

For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winner, send a self-addressed envelope to “SING ON INSTAGRAM FOR TICKETS JULY 2016”, KTLA-TV, Attn: Creative Services, 5800 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028, by September 1, 2016.  The winner’s name will be available after the winner has been verified and the prize has been awarded.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

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