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Do you have a tiny little elf who tends to appear at different locations in your home every morning during this time of year? Perhaps it's a little naughty or sometimes even nice? Kinda like our own "Elfis" who's messing with our teleprompter in the picture above?

If so, here's your chance to win a $100 Target gift card in our Holly Jolly Helper photo contest! Simply enter a picture of your elf in action in the photo contest on our Facebook page and get your friends to start voting. Get creative and have fun! But please keep the pictures in good taste

The top vote getter between now and Monday December 23rd will win the gift card!

Don't have an elf, but want to cast a vote? Click here to pick your favorite picture.

The Holly Jolly Helper photo contest is brought to you by Cleveland Clinic Children's. Learn more about them here.

Holly Jolly Helper Photo Contest



2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Holly Jolly Helper Photo Contest (the "Contest") is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of December 1, 2013, and who are legal residents of Ohio. Employees and contractors of WKYC-TV ("Sponsor"), Gannett Co., Inc., Cleveland and Clinic Children's Hospital, and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win. If you or anyone in your household has won a prize with an ARV that exceeds $200 in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to enter or win.

3. How ToEnter. The Contest will begin at 12:01 a.m. (E.T.)on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, and end at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) on Sunday, December 15, 2013 (the "Contest Period").

Internet Entry.Enter between 12:01 a.m. (E.T.) Wednesday, December 4, 2013 and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013 (the "Entry Period") by visiting Sponsor's Facebook page at, click on the Holly Jolly Helper Photo Contest link, submitting one (1) photograph that captures a picture of your "Elf on the Shelf™" in your home. Complete all required information and follow all posted instructions. Each photo submission must be an authentic, original photograph, taken by the contestant identified on the entry, and the contestant must own the copyright in the photograph submitted. All digital entries should be at the highest resolution possible. Sponsor will accept the jpeg format, no larger than 1megabyte in size. Images must not have been digitally altered in any way other than necessary cropping. Photograph must have been taken no earlier than November 28, 2013. Sponsor reserves the rights to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe on any third-party's intellectual property rights, refuse any photograph it determines to be unacceptable, indecent or inappropriate. No individuals may be shown in the photographs. Submissions that include an image of any individual, regardless of age, will be disqualified.

Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn't interfere with processing your entry.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An "authorized account holder" shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sponsor's website or in any email received from Sponsor.

Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) on Sunday, December 15, 2013.

Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete e-mail transmissions. Contestants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, broadcast, or otherwise display or use entries in any way it sees fit without limitation or compensation to entrants. By entering you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Contest website or in any email received from Sponsor.

4. Winner Selection. Between Thursday December 5, 2013 and Sunday, December 22, 2013, eligible submitted photos will be posted on Sponsor's Facebook page at and will be open for public voting by individuals who are 13 years or older. Voters will be asked to vote for their favorite entry. Votes are limited to one (1) vote per day, per email address, per IP address. The entry that receives the highest vote total by Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (E.T.) will be designated as the winner.

5. Prizes and Odds. The Winner will receive one (1) Target gift card. (ARV: $100). There is no expiration date on the gift card.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. The Winner will be notified via the email address and phone number provided on winner's entry form within 24 hours of their selection. Winners must respond to Sponsor's notification within 48 hours. Failure to respond to such email notification or within such time period or return of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. To claim prize, the Winner must personally pick up his/her prize at Sponsor's business office located at 1333 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland OH 44114 during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. (E.T.) and 5:00 p.m. (E.T.)), by the close of business on Friday, January 10, 2014. A valid photo identification may be required. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable, nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation. By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised bya virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries (either photos or ballots), poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

8. Copyright. By entering the Contest, each contestant grants to Sponsor an exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit or otherwise use the contestant's submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation. Each contestant further agrees that if his/her entry is selected by Sponsor as the winning entry, he/she will sign any additional license or release that Sponsors may require, and will not publicly perform or display his or her submission without the express permission of Sponsors.

9. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that 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 therein.

10. Sponsor. The Holly Jolly Helper Photo Contest is sponsored by WKYC-TV. The decisions of Sponsor and the Contest judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners (available after January 31, 2014), or a copy of these Official Rules, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Winners List/Official Rules" (as applicable), Holly Jolly Helper, WKYC-TV, 1333 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland OH 44114. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please Mac Mahaffee at (216) 344-3364 or


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