Student Athlete Rules


Open only to legal residents of Ohio, who currently attend a high school located within the Cleveland DMA (within the following counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Cuyahoga, Eire, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne ) and are at least 14 years of age at the time of entry. Entrants who have not maintained an attendance record at their high school of 90 percent or have a grade point average below 2.0 are ineligible.

Void wherever prohibited by law. Employees of Scripps Media, Inc., their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers (collectively, “Sponsor”) and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.

TO ENTER: Contest begins 1/1/14 and ends 12/31/14 ("Contest Period.). To enter, go to and follow the on-screen instructions. Entry must contain student's name, sport, grade point average, other activities, address and phone; school name, address and phone; principal's name and phone. Entry must contain an essay of 200 words or less that explains why the student should be deemed the Athlete of the Week. Each week during the Contest Period, the judges will choose a weekly winner from all eligible entries received as of 12:01 p.m. each Tuesday during the Contest Period.

Limit one entry per person/email address during the Contest Period. No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

WINNER SELECTION:  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on the following criteria, from all eligible entries received. The eligible entries will be screened and judged under the supervision of Sponsor using the following criteria: Athletic achievement (25%), academic achievement (25%), citizenship (25%), contribution to society (25%). The top scoring entry will be the winner.

If a tie occurs, then highest score in the athletic achievement criterion will determine winner. One male and one female student will be recognized each week. Information contained on entry will be verified with school principal, and if necessary, other individuals. Decisions of Judges are final on all matters. Non-winning entries will be eligible for subsequent weekly contests. Winners will be notified by phone. Limit one prize per person/email address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

PRIZES: Each weekly winner will be featured in an on-air segment of recognition. The on-air segment that features the Weekly winner will air on the Wednesday subsequent to the close date of the weekly contest. Whether the segment will actually air is solely within the discretion of Sponsor. Winner will not have right to review or approve segment. (ARV: there is no monetary value). Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted.

All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winners. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Potential winners (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form, which may require social security number, postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials. Noncompliance within this time period and/or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random draw from all remaining eligible entries. All winners must produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

TERMS: Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Winners assume all liability and agree to hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the sweepstakes whether caused by computer, technical or human error. All terms of promotion shall be construed according to, and any disputes shall be subject to, the laws of the State of Ohio.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the program for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: WEWS-TV, Student Athlete, 3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115-2579.

SPONSOR: Scripps Media, Inc. 3001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115-2579