discord community contest rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

The purpose of this Contest is to find our most loyal U.S. Soccer fans who have made a positive impact on their communities. You (“Entrant” or “You”) can showcase how You (or a fellow fan) have contributed to your community on or off the field, whether you are a front-line worker, volunteering at the local shelters or volunteer sports leagues, a first responder, or another way in which you have helped make an impact in the community by  submitting  a photo and up to 100 words in the designated Discord Server. (the “Entry”). After a two-week period,  the Discord Community (the “Judges”) will  vote based on the expression of community contribution.. Entries must be in the English language must be no longer than 100 words (“Submission Requirements”). To be eligible, Entrant must (a) be a legal United States resident; (b) be of the legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction (and in any event at least 18 years of age); and (c) not be an Ineligible Individual as defined below.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 5 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, December 8, 2023 (the “Entry Period”).

JUDGING:  On or about Monday, December 11, 2023 a single winner, as determined by the votes of the Judges, will be deemed the winning Entry (the “Winning Entry”). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the Entrant that submitted the Winning Entry, as determined by the Judges, will be declared the official winner of the Contest (the “Winner”).

PRIZES: One Prize To Be Awarded. The Winner will receive

  • One (1) Discord Nitro One Month Code (ARV: $9.99)
  • One (1) $50 U.S. Soccer Store Credit Code (ARV: $50)
  • One (1) U.S. Soccer Prize Pack (ARV: $50)

(the above each, a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”). (Total Approximate Retail Value of Prizes: $109.99).  

WINNERS' LIST: For a list naming the Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Request must be received by December 30, 2023, to: Discord Community Contest Winners c/o USSF, 303 E Wacker Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: United States Soccer Federation, Inc., 303 E Wacker Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60601 (“Sponsor”).

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit the Discord Server at discord.gg/ussoccer and submit a photo and up to 100 words. Limit one (1) entry per person. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. All information submitted by entrants will be treated in a manner consistent with USSF's Privacy Policy accessible at: www.ussoccer.com/privacy-policy. By fully completing and submitting all required information as directed. You will be entered in the Contest. Entrants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any Entry. Any Entry that does not comply with the Content Restrictions, Submission Requirements or otherwise with these Official Rules will be void, eliminated and not eligible for consideration.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (except residents of Rhode Island) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/ where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) with and a valid email address at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest (“Ineligible Individuals”) are not eligible to participate or win a Prize. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to availability. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, ground transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household. Each Winner's guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICATION, LICENSE AND RELEASE: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each Entrant (a) agrees that their Entry is an original work of authorship and that they own all rights, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of submission or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied in the Entry to submit it for possible use as provided herein; (b) agrees and represents that their Entry does not violate the www.ussoccer.com terms of use found at: https://www.ussoccer.com/terms-of-use  or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (c) to the extent permissible by law, entrants grant  to Sponsor and its designees ownership of the Entry and grants the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from their Entry throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor or its designees to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use and exploit the Entry via the Internet or any other interactive media, in stadium, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the Entrant or their heirs and successors, (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming or services of USSF or its sponsors or for any other advertising, marketing, publicizing and promotional purposes and in any materials related thereto; and/or (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever; and (d) release in perpetuity the Released Parties from any claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with the Entry, and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of copyright or trademark infringement, false endorsement, libel, slander, defamation or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Nothing herein will obligate Sponsor to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the “Content Restrictions”) in any Entry: (a) pornography, adult-oriented content, or any other sexually-explicit material; (b) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (c) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (d) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (e) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (f) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on USSF, its officers and employees, or the Match or soccer; (g) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (h) dangerous stunts; (i) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (j) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, territory, provincial or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (k) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (l) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (m) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/territory where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.

NOTIFICATION: The Entrant responsible for submitting a Winning Entry will be notified via email by Sponsor (the “Prize Notification”) and will be required to privately (, email, or other secure, private means) provide (a) his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary for Sponsor to verify Entrant's compliance with the Official Rules and eligibility.  In the event that any Entrant and/or potential Winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within the response time of one (1) week (“Required Response Time”) or potential Winner and/or individual responsible for submitting a Winning Entry fails to provide Sponsor all information necessary to confirm their eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and/or to receive the Prize, or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries based on the Judges’ scores. Each potential Winner may be required to submit their identification to Sponsor and may be required to sign, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable excise taxes as a condition for claiming Prize. In the event that any the required documents and payments are not properly executed and returned within the Required Response Time, a disqualification and Prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries based on the Judges’ scores. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or any potential winner's and/or Entrant's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries based on the Judges’ scores.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, each Entrant (a) accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, the ussoccer.com Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Use; and (b) gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or its representatives for Contest administration purposes.

All applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor, and each of its  respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected Entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.

Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of Entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of Matches or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, Entrant’s Entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or activity related thereto.

If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of Matches, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and, if terminated, to determine the Winners, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries submitted up to the point of termination.

Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR AND ITS RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify Entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any Entrant who is disqualified due to such an action.

As a condition of entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any Prizes awarded (each, a “Claim”), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York, before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (ii) under no circumstance will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

All entry and voting data provided online is provided to Sponsor.

The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in soccer and the United States Women’s and Men’s National Soccer teams. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.

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