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CME Group Community Spotlight Awards Program - Official Rules

1. How to Submit Nominations: No Purchase or transaction Necessary. Purchases or transactions will not increase your chances of winning. Nominations will be accepted from September 25, 2013 through April 1, 2014, fans may submit nominations for the CME Group Community Spotlight Awards(“Awards”) on-line at Entries become the property of Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc., and CME Group Inc. and its affiliates, (collectively “Sponsors”) and will not be returned.

2. Eligibility: Nominees for the Awards must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of his or her nomination. Nominees must be individuals and they and their immediate families (defined as spouses and individuals living in the same household) must not be employees directors, officers, governors or agents of (a) Sponsors, (b) National Hockey League (“NHL”), (c) the NHL’s member teams, (d) Sponsors’ advertising and promotion agencies, or (e) any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates directors, officers, governors and agents. Nominators must be individuals (i.e. not a company, foundation or other organization), over 18 years of age, legal residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin, and they and their immediate families (defined as spouses and individuals living in the same household) must not be employees of (a) Sponsors, (b) the NHL, (c) the NHL’s member teams, (d) Sponsors’ advertising and promotion agencies, or (e) any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors and agents.

3. Judging Criteria: Judges will select eighty-two (82) award winners (each an “Award Winner”) in their sole discretion at various times throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Award Winners will be selected based on the following criteria: (a) volunteer activities in the nominee’s community; (b) demonstrated passion, dedication and commitment to community; and (c) charitable activities. Nominees that are not selected will be carried over and considered eligible to be selected through the 2013-2014 NHL season.

4. Awards: Each Award Winner will be acknowledged during the radio broadcast of one (1) Chicago Blackhawks game. One Award Winner will be acknowledged per game. Date of acknowledgment will be determined by Chicago Blackhawks in their sole discretion. Each Award Winner will receive one (1) replica jersey. The approximate retail value of the prize is $175.

Each nominee is only eligible to win one award. All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to as being included in the prize, including, but not limited to, all taxes associated with receipt or use of an award from the Award program shall be the responsibility of the Award Winner. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may substitute or alter any prize for one of equal or greater value. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be sold or exchanged for cash or otherwise, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors.

5. Notification of Award: Selected Award Winners will be contacted by telephone or e-mail based on the contact information provided in the entry form.

6. General Rules: By submitting a nomination, the nominator agrees (and by agreeing to accept a prize, a winning nominee agrees) to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsors, whose decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Awards, including without limitation, eligibility and /or disqualification of entries. Entries are subject to verification and are automatically void if forged, altered, or irregular in any way. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may disqualify any nominator and his or her nominee who is found to have tampered in any way with the operation of the Awards.

The Sponsors are not responsible for (i) lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected or stolen entries; (ii) interrupted or unavailable network, broadband, satellite or telephone networks or lines, computer systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; (iii) unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iv) miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; (v) jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (vi) any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors that may occur in connection with the administration of the Awards or in any Awards-related materials; or (vii) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.

Each Award Winner must complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (collectively, the “Release”), without revision, within seven (7) days of notification or the award will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternative winner. By accepting an award and executing the Release, the Award Winner, among other things: (a) agrees to hold harmless and release Sponsors, the NHL, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, employees, members, partners, advertising and promotions agencies, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however caused, named or described) with respect to or arising out of either their participation in the Awards program or the receipt or use of the prizes awarded herein; (b) consents to the use of his or her name, signature, photograph, image, likeness, voice, and identification of his or her city/state of residence for any and all publicity and advertising purposes, commercial or otherwise, in any and all media by Sponsors or their promotional partners without compensation or additional permission. Each Award Winner further acknowledges and agrees that he or she may be identified on the radio as a CME Group Community Spotlight Award Winner.

This Awards program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. In the event Sponsors are prevented from continuing or completing this Awards program, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Awards program is undermined by any event or cause not reasonably within the Sponsors’ control, including but not limited to electronic disruption, virus, bugs, tampering, printing or production errors, work stoppage, lockout or other labor dispute, or other causes beyond Sponsors’ control that disrupt the administration, security or proper play of this Awards program, Sponsors shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Awards program without further obligation. If the Sponsors, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate the Awards program, Sponsors reserve the right, but not the obligation, to select Award Winners from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such event or cause. Sponsors are not responsible if any game is delayed or cancelled for reasons beyond their control.

All personal information collected from the Awards program shall be subject to the terms of CBHT’s Privacy Policy, which may be viewed at

7. Winners’ List: To receive a full list of award-winners, send a postage-paid envelope to: CME Group Community Spotlight Awards, Chicago Blackhawks, 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612. Requests for a Winners’ List must be received after April 1, 2014 and before June 30, 2014.

8. Sponsors: Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc., 1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60612, and the CME Group Inc. and its affiliates, 20 South Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.