Sweepstakes Official Rules



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. (Sweepstakes) is open to Bay Area Book Festival 2021 survey respondents who reside in the United States and are age 18 or older. Employees of Bay Area Book Festival (Sponsor), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and members of the immediate family or household of each of the above are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes starts on or around 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on October 28, 2021 and ends when the Bay Area Book Festival 2021 online survey closes (“Promotion Period”).

To enter, you must register using the survey link during the Promotion Period.  To register online, you will be required to provide your first name, last name and email where requested for entry into the sweepstakes.  All online entries must be received by survey close. Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered subscriber of the email account from which the entry is made. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.


Winners will be selected on or about December 15, 2021 by random drawing among all eligible entries received. PRIZES: one of two prizes, a pair of VIP passes (full access to everything – virtual program tickets and in-person attendance with no lines, exactly what the authors get!), or a pair of tickets to our exclusive Authors Gala.

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  The random drawing will be conducted by the Bay Area Book Festival, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.


The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Not open to residents of Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Kansas, Ohio, Wisconsin, and outside the U.S. Sponsor reserves the right to reject entries from countries, states and jurisdictions where the Sweepstakes is prohibited. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Winners will be notified by email, and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within 14 days of notification. In the event of noncompliance, if the winner cannot be reached at the email address on winner’s entry, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. No substitution of any prizes will be offered. No prize transfer permitted. All taxes (including income taxes), fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. By participating and accepting a prize, so long as there is no legal prohibition, winner agrees to the use of his/her name, address, photograph, videotape or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes and to the use of statements made by or attributed to him/her relating to Sponsor or this promotion, and releases any and all rights to said use without further compensation.


By entering the Sweepstakes, all entrants release the Bay Area Book Festival and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this survey and the Sweepstakes from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims related to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes, the award of, the receipt of or use of the prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for personal injury of any prizewinner incurred in connection with the use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for prize quality or utility. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by online survey users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes 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. Sponsor is not responsible for any mail delivery errors or failures. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, fax machines, computer online-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the online survey or Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the Sweepstakes, or defraud sponsor in any way will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation mailing delays or errors, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.


For a Winner List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Bay Area Book Festival, 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA 94707 by December 15, 2021.


The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Bay Area Book Festival, 1569 Solano Ave. #635, Berkeley, CA 94707 — USA.

Taxes. All taxes (including income taxes), fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner.