2016 Athlete of the Year Award Application

The following criteria will be used to select this year’s outstanding athlete:
•    Commitment to personal achievement
•    Active participation in an individual or team sport
•    Commitment to supporting/encouraging others in sports
•    Commitment to the LGBT sporting community and/or LGBT community

Your nomination submission needs to include the following:
1.   Complete nomination application (form below)
2.   An essay of 250-500 words describing the importance of sports in your life
3.   Minimum of one letter of reference

By submitting an application you hereby acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Official Rules of this contest. (see below)

 

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OFFICIAL RULES 
Please carefully review these Official Rules before submitting the nomination application.

The Selection Process
All entries received in the offices of Media Out Loud, LLC on or before October 3, 2016 will be reviewed by our Initial Selection Committee. The Initial Selection Committee consists of representatives of Media Out Loud, LLC and our sponsors.
Upon review the Initial Selection Committee shall narrow the entries to three-four finalists. The Final Judges then select the 2016 athlete of the Year from the three finalists based on the Selection Criteria.

The Selection Criteria
The following criteria will be used to select the 2016 Athlete of the Year:
• Commitment to personal achievement
• Active participation in an individual or team sport
• Commitment to supporting/encouraging others in sports
• Commitment to the LGBT sporting community and/or LGBT community

Agreement
By submitting a nomination application you (Nominee) do hereby agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this contest. Further, you agree that you meet the entry eligibility requirements of the contest. You also agree that you are accepting all of the terms set forth within the Official Rules.

Eligibility
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submission. Applications will not be accepted from employees or representatives of Media Out Loud, LLC or any of the contest’s sponsors (including Presenting Sponsor and Official Sponsors) or their immediate family or household members. Media Out Loud, LLC may, for any reason, reject any submission it deems to not meet the eligibility requirements.
Please contact aoty@competenetwork.com with any questions regarding eligibility.

Nomination Submission
Submission may be made online or delivered to:
Media Out Loud, LLC, 4703 S. Lakeshore Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ 85282
All entries must be received by midnight (Arizona Time) on October 1, 2016.

Nomination submission shall include the following:
1. Complete nomination application
2. An essay of 250-500 words describing the importance of sports in nominee’s life
3. Minimum of one letter of reference
4. 3-5 photographs of nominee

Additional materials are encouraged. We will also review further letters of reference, photos, short intro videos/DVDs (not more than two minutes long), etc.
Please do not send anything of monetary value.
Only completed entries received by the submission deadline will be considered.

APPLICANT AGREES THAT PORTIONS OF SUBMISSION MAY BE USED BY MEDIA OUT LOUD, LLC AT ANY TIME IN PRINT PUBLICATION AND/OR ONLINE. APPLICANT UNDERSTANDS THAT NO COMPENSATION FOR SUBMISSION USE IN PRINT PUBLICATION AND/OR ONLINE WILL BE MADE.

Winner
The Final Judges shall select the 2016 Athlete of the Year based on the Selection Criteria.
The Winner shall receive:

Opportunity to appear in  COMPETE Magazine

Notification
The Winner shall be notified by  email or telephone via the contact information  provided on the nomination application on or before October 31, 2015. Should Media Out Loud, LLC be unable to contact the Winner or should the Winner fail to respond to Media Out Loud, LLC within 48 hours of notification the Winner forfeits the Award and another Winner will be selected.

Winner’s Responsibility
The Winner agrees to the following:
•  Winner agrees to be available to complete an interview with COMPETE Magazine.
• Winner shall be invited to attend the 2015 Compete Sports Diversity Awards on November 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

• Winner agrees to complete up to four online blogs on the company’s website between December 5, 2016 and April 30, 2016 as determined by Media Out Loud, LLC.
• Winner agrees to the use of Winner’s images/pictures and/or portions of Winner’s nomination application in print, online, or promotions without compensation.

Finalist’s Agreement
All applicants selected as Finalists hereby agree to the following:
1. Finalist agrees to provide at least three high resolution photographs to Media Out Loud, LLC within five days of notification. Photographs must be acceptable to Media Out Loud, LLC.
2. Finalist agrees to the use of Finalist’s images/pictures and/or portions of Finalist’s nomination application in print, online, or promotions without compensation.

Applicant Representations
Applicant agrees to fulfill the role of Finalist and/or Winner if selected as such by Media Out Loud, LLC.
Applicant understands that other than the prizes indicated above for the Winner that NO COMPENSATION of any kind will be made to the Winner, Finalists or Applicants.
By submitting a nomination application the applicant releases Media Out Loud, LLC and its Sponsors from any liability for any loss, damage, cost, expense, claim or any damage of any kind resulting from or in connection with this Award.

Official Rules, terms, prizes, etc may be subject to change by Media Out Loud, LLC at any time and without notice.

 

 

 

 

 

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