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Official Contest Rules


No contribution or purchase is required to enter or win. A contribution or purchase will not increase your chances of winning. This contest is open to all adult residents of Oregon and Washington states. Employees of OPB, volunteer on-air hosts of KMHD, employees of PBS, NPR, PBS or NPR member stations, and corporate underwriters of OPB or KMHD, and their respective household or immediate family members, are not eligible to enter. Compliance with the eligibility requirements will be determined solely by OPB. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.


 Limit of one entry per person. Entrants must provide a valid telephone number and/or email address. All donors who contribute online at or by calling 1-800-245-2346 during the entry period announced on-air will be automatically entered into drawings for this contest. All times are in Pacific Standard Time. To enter without making a contribution, call 1-800-245-2346 during the applicable contest period and ask to be entered into the drawing without making a contribution.

OPB is not responsible for lost, late, delayed or illegible entries or requests for entries. OPB assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, damages, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature, in conjunction with this contest, participation or in connection with any prize acceptance. OPB, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Entrants agree OPB has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this contest and that its decision is final and binding.

Determination and Awarding of Prizes

 All donors who make a contribution online at or by calling 1-800-245-2346 between 1 a.m. Dec. 28 and 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 2016 will be automatically entered into the drawings for the contests. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email. Any prize not timely accepted by a winner will, in OPB's sole discretion, be forfeited for future use by OPB, returned to the prize donor, or awarded to an alternate winner. If a prize notification e-mail or any prize is returned to OPB or its designated agent as undeliverable, that prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prize packages will be awarded on an individual basis, with no more than one prize package awarded to each entrant. All eligible entries remain eligible for each prize in this contest unless drawn as a winner for another prize.

Winner must confirm their acceptance of the prize by the date provided in the prize notification; otherwise, the prize will be forfeited. Each prize is guaranteed to be awarded except if forfeited by a prize winner or in the event that OPB ceases operation, or for some other reason is unable to fulfill the prize after a diligent effort is made. In such circumstances OPB assumes no responsibility (monetary or otherwise) to fulfill the prize. OPB may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, exchangeable, or transferable. All taxes on prizes, including but not limited to Federal, State and local income and sales taxes, are the responsibility of the winners.


First Drawing Prize:

In this drawing, one (1) winner will receive an OPB Experience Package that includes two tickets to see Rick Steves as part of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s International Speakers series on March 1, 2017 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland; Two tickets to see Ira Glass speak on June 10, 2017 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland and a choice of either one Men’s OPB Columbia jacket or one Women’s OPB Columbia jacket.  All entries for this drawing must be received between 1 a.m. Dec. 28 and 6 p.m. Dec. 29, 2016, only. The total retail value of this prize is $309.

To obtain the prize, the winning entrant must provide proof of the correctness of entrant's information on the entry form and compliance with the terms and conditions contained in the Official Rules by signing an Affidavit of Eligibility, release of publicity and release of liability and return the executed documents to OPB.

One or more additional prize drawings may be added at OPB’s discretion during the contest period and, if they occur, will be subject to the same rules as the prize drawings described above, except that the prize(s) will be described on-air.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received and cannot be projected.

Release and Indemnification

Entry constitutes permission for OPB (except where prohibited by law) to use winners' names, hometowns and likenesses for publicity purposes without additional compensation. By entering, all entrants agree to be bound by the contest rules and further agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless OPB, its licensees, affiliates, successors and funders, and their respective directors, officers and employees from and against all actions, causes of actions and liability, including attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or relating to participation in the contest and receipt and use or misuse of the prize awarded.

Choice of Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of OPB in connection with the contest, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof. 


This contest is sponsored by Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7140 SW Macadam Avenue, Portland, OR 97219.