2. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: From 3 p.m. Central Time ("CT") on Saturday, September 5, 2009 through 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, October 19, 2009 (the "Promotional Period"), there are two (2) ways to participate:
(1) Online: From 9:00 a.m. CT on Monday, October 5, 2009, until 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, October 19, 2009, (the "Online Submission Period"), eligible participants will be able to go online to upload a video of no more than two (2) minutes in total length of themselves singing karaoke (each, collectively, with the application form, the "Online Submission"). To make an Online Submission, participants must log on to the Challenge page of the Oprah.com website (the "Website") located at www.oprah.com/sing, during the Online Submission Period and complete and submit the application form according to the on-screen instructions, including their full name, complete address, daytime telephone number (area code included), e-mail address, and date of birth and upload their video. Videos must be no larger than one hundred (100) megabytes in size and in one of the following formats to be eligible: MPEG-2 (.mpg), MPEG-4 (.mpg or mp4), 3GP (3gp), AVI (.avi) or h.264 (.mp4). To be eligible, all Online Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, October 19, 2009.
(2) Field Shoots: From Saturday, September 5, 2009, through Monday, October 19, 2009, (the "Field Shoot Submission Period"), Sponsor will have its representatives shooting videotape of people singing karaoke nationwide at various events and at Harpo Studios in Chicago (the "Field Shoot Submissions") (the "Online Submissions" and "Field Shoot Submissions" shall collectively be referred to as the "Submissions"). Videotaping will occur on a first come, first serve basis, and Sponsor does not guarantee the opportunity to be videotaped at any event.
All Submissions must be submitted in the name of the participant only. All songs must be sung in English, may not contain any explicit, obscene or offensive lyrics, and all videos must feature only the participant singing karaoke. Entrants MAY NOT utilize live props, which would include dancers or animals. Non-human props such as costumes and other accessories are permitted. Limit one (1) Submission per e-mail address for the entire Promotional Period, regardless of method of participation. Submissions from any person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limitation will be void.
All duplicate Submissions shall be deemed void. All Submissions will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means or Submissions by any means which subvert the participation process will be accepted by Sponsor and any such Submissions will be deemed void.