$1,000,000 College Basketball Mayhem Contest
Promotional Period:
• Beginning at 12:00 AM EDT on March 4th, 2024, you may pre
register and establish a player profile in the the $1,000,000 College
Basketball Mayhem Contest (“Promotion”).
• Beginning at 8:00 PM EDT on March 17th, 2024, until
approximately 15 minutes before the first First Round game on
March 21st, 2024 (“The Registration Period”), you may return to
your user profile and choose your preferred winning teams from
the teams that are announced as participating in the 2024 Men’s
College Basketball Tournament. The $1,000,000 College
Basketball Mayhem Contest (“Promotion”) is sponsored by
Audience, LLC (“Main Sponsor”). The Grand Prize Contest is
scheduled to occur between March 21st, 2024 and April 8th, 2024
during the designated 2024 Men’s College Basketball Tournament.
• Designated Tournament: 2024 Men’s College Basketball
Tournament being played from March 21st, 2024 to April 8th,
Entry Method: During the Pre-Registration and Registration period
(3/4/24 – approximately 15 minutes before the first First Round game on
March 21st, 2024), you may enter once total by visiting the website of
the Participating Station or Sponsor and following the instructions to
Each entrant must fully complete the online entry form with all required
information, including your name, zip code, valid email address and
phone number, including area code. Each registrant will designate their
own username (email address) and password. The designated ‘Screen
Name’ will be the first name and last initial and will be displayed on the
‘Leaders’ and ‘Picks’ section during the contest. Each registrant’s
username (email address) & password will allow participants to return to
the contest site to Log-in and view their prediction, points, and
Entrants must provide truthful information when entering the Promotion;
the Promotion Entities may reject and delete any entry found to be false
or fraudulent, as determined by the Promotion Entities.
Entrants must submit all information required on the entry form, which
may include first and last name, telephone number, email address, home
address, and/or date of birth. Entries will be deemed made by the
authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of
entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is
assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online
service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning
the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email
address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email
address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use
of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an
entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt.
All entry information may be shared with the sponsors described in the
attached list, and entrants may be contacted with promotional or
marketing materials with the option to opt out.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or
associated with the NCAA, any participating colleges or universities,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform. By
submission of an entry, you release Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and
any other social media platform from any responsibility or liability
related to the Promotions. You are providing entry information to one or
more of the Promotion Entities and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
or any other social media platform.
Promotion Entities are not responsible for technical outages, delays, or
malfunctions of any kind, including those related to the Internet, cell
phone service, or computer failures. Accordingly, Promotion Entities
are not responsible for errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable
Internet connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or
network transmissions, inability to access any website or online service,
any other error or malfunction, late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries,
or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form or rules.
Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the
Promotion Entities determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any
suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Promotion or if
technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, the
Promotion Entities reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or
modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion. If, for any reason, the
Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including because of
tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any
other causes beyond the control of the Promotion Entities which corrupt
or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper
conduct of the Promotion, Promotion Entities reserve the right to
modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion.
Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any
website or social networking site used in the Promotion or to undermine
the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal
and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Audience reserves the
right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual
to the fullest extent permitted by law. Audience’s failure to enforce any
term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
“3-in-1” Bracket Participation: Promotion entities may elect to
participate in the “3-in-1” Bracket. The “3-in-1” Bracket additions
pertain only to the 16 team and semifinal rounds of the 2024 College
Basketball Tournament. The 16 team round and semifinal round
additions stand alone and there are no national prizes provided by
Audience. When the teams participating in the 16 team and semifinal
rounds are decided, entrants can return to their original bracket setup and
make fresh bracket picks for the rounds of 16 and 4, individually. All
scoring, tiebreaker, legal and policy rules that apply to the main 64 team
bracket also apply to the 16 team round and semifinal brackets.
Eligibility: The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the U.S. 21
years of age or older, except employees of Audience, Participating
Stations and other Sponsors (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”),
other television or radio stations located in the same market as a
Participating Station, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates,
advertising or promotion partners (if any), and members of their
immediate families or persons living in the same household. This
Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
regulations. Void outside the United States and where prohibited.
Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements will be
disqualified and unable to win.
• Eligible Entries: Only the entries received from contestants who
have successfully completed the bracket prediction entry by the
deadline of approximately 15 minutes before the tipoff of the first
First Round game on 3/21/24 will be eligible to participate in the
grand prize contest. Any additional entries that have been received
after the deadline are ineligible to participate or win any prize,
regardless of the accuracy of their submitted bracket prediction.
• Bracket Prediction: Bracket predictions must be completed and
submitted between March 17th, 2024 following team selection
announcements for the designated Men’s College Basketball
Tournament and approximately 15 minutes before tipoff of the first
First Round game on March 21st, 2024.
• Play-In Games: The play-in games played March 19-20, 2024 are
byes, and not part of this promotion’s prediction challenge.
• Once the designated 2024 Men’s College Basketball Tournament
team selections have been announced on March 17th, 2024, all
registered or newly registering participants must fully complete the
provided Bracket Prediction form on the Edit/Update Picks page of
the contest website.
• All picks are saved automatically and can be changed and modified
until brackets close approximately 15 minutes before tipoff of the
irst First Round game on March 21st, 2024.
• Completed bracket prediction entries must be received by
approximately 15 minutes before tipoff of the first First Round
game on March 21st, 2024 in order to be eligible to participate or
claim any prize. Any registered participant or contestant who fails
to fully or correctly complete the on-line registration form, or fully
and correctly complete the required Bracket Prediction for all
games in the designated tournament, and save their picks, will be
disqualified from the contest and will be ineligible to claim any
• Each entrant may enter this promotion a total of one time.
Any bracket prediction not received by the required deadline for any
reason including, but not limited to transmission error, internet
problems, equipment or website malfunction, internet traffic or errors
caused by viruses or hackers will be disqualified. Main Sponsor is not
responsible for any delays or difficulty in receipt of an eligible
contestant’s Bracket Prediction that prevents participation.
Any incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified. Released Parties
are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete,
invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner
that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not
submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized
human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required
information, or the failure to capture any such information or effects of
hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular
transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be
Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf. Any entry
submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s
email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any
prize. No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted. Use
of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in
disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.
In conjunction with this national Promotion, a Participating Station or
Sponsor may be conducting its own contest or sweepstakes for a chance
to win a local prize. For more information and official rules, visit the
website of the Participating Station or Sponsor. Audience is not
responsible for the conduct or administration of any such local contest/
sweepstakes, including without limitation procuring and awarding a
local prize.
Prizes and Odds of Winning:
• A total of one (1) contestant will have a chance at the grand prize
of $1,000,000 if they have filled out a complete and perfect
• Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries
• Prizes cannot be transferred or substituted except in Audience’s
sole discretion. Audience reserves the right to substitute the prize
with a prize of comparable or greater value (as determined by
Audience in its sole discretion). The prize is expressly limited to
the item listed above.
• By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Audience and its
advertising, promotion and production agencies and their
respective parents and subsidiaries, shareholders, directors,
employees, agents and representatives from any and all liability,
claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or
losses to persons and property which may be sustained directly or
indirectly in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the
• If any eligible contestant correctly predicts the winners of all 63
games in the designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament,
they will be eligible to claim the grand prize of $1,000,000 subject
to verification of compliance with these official rules.
• A maximum of one (1) grand prize will be awarded. In the event of
multiple winning entries, then the cash value of the grand prize
will be evenly distributed among eligible winning contestants. If
no eligible contestant successfully completes the grand prize
winning requirements, then the grand prize will not be awarded.
• All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use
not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of
Grand Prize winner. All income, federal, state and local taxes are
Grand Prize or Bonus Prize winner’s sole responsibility. Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater
value, at its sole discretion.
• Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with
these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any
reason, finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or
compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor
and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. All other
expenses not specified herein as being included are the sole
responsibility of the winner. Prize awards are non-transferable, and
no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at
Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.
• Bracket Points: Each eligible Entrant who has successfully
completed the online registration and bracket as required by these
Official Rules will receive the following points for each of the
sixty-three (63) games for which they have correctly determined
the winning team:

• i. One (1) point for each correct pick in Round 1

• ii. Two (2) points for each correct pick in Round 2

• iii. Four (4) points for each correct pick in Round 3

• iv. Eight (8) points for each correct pick in Round 4

• v. Sixteen (16) points for each correct pick in Round 5

• vi. Thirty-two (32) points for the correct Champion
• Any incorrect entries will receive zero (0) points. The maximum
point total for correctly determining the winning team in every
game played during the Designated Tournament is one hundred
ninety-two (192) points. At the completion of the designated
tournament, each eligible Entrant’s bracket entry received will be
compared to the actual bracket outcome.
• Tie Breaking Procedures:
• Bracket Winner: In the event of a tie among any point leaders in
the Bracket prediction, the tiebreakers to determine the ‘Bracket
Winner’ for the Local Sweepstakes prize shall be as follows (tie
breaker procedures shall not apply for the $1,000,000 Grand Prize – see below):
• Each player will choose a score for a designated matchup, the
“Tiebreaker Matchup”. The absolute value of the difference
between the chosen and actual score for tiebreaker team #1 is
added to the absolute value of the difference between the chosen
and actual score for tiebreaker team #2, then this value will be
subtracted from the possible baseline tiebreaker points of one
hundred (100). If player leaves either tiebreaker team blank the
player will automatically receive zero (0) tiebreaker points. The
player’s tiebreaker points will be a separate score and will only be
used in the case of a tie. In which case the player with the highest
tiebreaker points will be the winner. If a tie still exists after using
the tiebreaker formula then a random winner will be chosen from
the pool of tied players.
• In order for the $1,000,000 Grand Prize to be awarded, an eligible
Entrant must correctly predict all sixty-three (63) games in the
designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament. If no eligible
Entrants correctly predict all sixty-three (63) games, then the
$1,000,000 Grand Prize will not be awarded.
Winner Selection and Notification:
• If there is a winner, they will be contacted by Audience at the
phone number or email provided at the time of entry. Audience is
not responsible for any prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of
God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or
other factors beyond Audience’s control.
• Prior to awarding a prize, Audience in its sole discretion may
require verification of winner’s identification by a showing of valid
government-issued photo ID.
• Decisions of Audience with respect to winner selection and the
awarding of prizes are final and binding when made.
• Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the
responsibility of winner. Winner must execute and return any
required IRS form (including IRS form 1099), affidavit of
eligibility, liability and publicity release (where permitted by law),
or similar document within ten (10) days of notification or winner
may be disqualified in Audience’s sole discretion and the prize will
be forfeited.
• Any entrant who provides a mobile wireless number in connection
with the Promotion, including by providing a mobile number for
winner notification purposes, is responsible for informing the
Promotion Entities if his or her number is reassigned to another
person at any time before the end of the Promotion and for
providing an alternative number where he or she may be reached.
• Participating in the Promotion and accepting a prize constitutes the
winner’s permission for Audience or its agents to photograph, film,
and record winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and
state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or
any statements made by him/her regarding the Promotion or its
sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion without
additional financial or other compensation, and, Audience may,
where legal, require a winner to sign a publicity release confirming
such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
• To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the
Promotion and/or accepting a prize, you understand and agree:
◦ to release and hold harmless Promotion Entities, and each of
their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities,
advertising and promotion agencies, any social media
platform utilized in the conduct of the Promotion (including
but not limited to Facebook), and the officers, shareholders,
directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and
assigns of each (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against
any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly
from the Prize or the Promotion. You further understand and
agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of
California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state
or territory of the United States that may be applicable with
respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and
forever waived. You acknowledge that Section 1542 provides
DEBTOR.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to
all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of
waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release
future unknown claims.
◦ that the Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement, and
if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it
shall be resolved by means of binding arbitration (not in a
court of law);
◦ that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising
out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes
awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any
form of class action (even if the rules and procedures of the
arbitration tribunal allow class arbitrations);
◦ that any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be
limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs
associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event and
under no circumstances will entrants or winners be permitted
to obtain awards for attorneys’ fees, and you hereby waive all
rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential
damages, or any other form of damages, other than actual
out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have
damages multiplied or otherwise increased;
◦ that any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these
Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of the
State or Commonwealth in which the Main Sponsor is
located, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of
that State or Commonwealth;
◦ that any claim or dispute regarding the Promotion or these
Official Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the State
of Utah, and you submit to the jurisdiction of and waive all
objections to the jurisdiction or venue of such tribunal; and
◦ if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Promotion
or these Official Rules proceeds in court rather than through
arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official
Rules, including but not limited to the agreement to arbitrate, shall not
affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such
provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these
rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid
or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.
Official Rules and Winner List: To obtain a copy of these Official
Rules or a winner list following completion of the Promotion, send an
email request to [email protected] within sixty (60) days of the end
of the promotion