YES Network Photo Contest Presented by Bigelow Tea (the "Contest")

    Friday, April 19, 2013, 11:47 AM [General]



    1.     PERIOD: The Contest will be comprised of six (6) sub-promotions to be scheduled as follows:  i) begins at 12:00am Eastern Time (ET) on May 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on May 31, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion One”); ii) begins at12:00am ET on June 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on June 30, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion Two”); iii) begins at 12:00am ET on July 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on July 31, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion Three”); iv) begins at 12:00am ET on August 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on August 31, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion Four”); v) begins at 12:00am ET on September 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on September 30, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion Five”); vi) begins at 12:00am ET on October 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59pm ET on October 31, 2013 (“Sub-Promotion Six”)  (together, the “Contest Period”).

    2.     ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, Washington D.C., and Canada (excluding residents of the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age in the U.S.) as of the date of entry with a valid e-mail address and Internet access as of April 1, 2013. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.. Directors, employees, and the immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling, children, grandparent or grandchildren) and/or household members of individuals employed by Bigelow Tea, the YES Network and all of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotional agencies, are ineligible to participate.

    3.     CONTESTANT ENTRY: Visit the YES Network homepage at or click through the link in the Contest email during the pertinent Sub-Contest Period and upload a photo pertaining to that month’s Sub-Promotion challenge. (See table below for Sub-Promotion details). Limit one (1) entry per person, per Sub-Promotion. (A Facebook profile may be required to enter.) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

    REQUIREMENTS OF PHOTOS:  Submitted entries must be entrant’s own original work and in keeping with the Sponsor’s image, and be in good taste, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
    •    is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
    •    promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
    •    is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
    •    appears to duplicate any other submitted entries;
    •    defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, its products or services, or other people or companies;
    •    contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
    •    contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission;
    •    contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
    •    contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;
    •    communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will with which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
    •    violates any law.

    Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, ineligible, damaged or misdirected entries or any typographical or other errors in the entry postcards, printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. Incomplete entry forms will be considered void.

    4.     CONTEST DETAILS: Contestants will be asked to submit photos that, in their opinion, represents the “Best” in a variety of categories (see Table 1 below for details). Contestant Submissions will be judged in accordance with the following criteria: i) Creativity (35%); ii) Originality (35%); Exhibition of team spirit (30%). The twelve (12) photos (two (2) from each Sub-Promotion) that receive the highest scores (will be deemed the winners (together, the “Potential Winner”) and will be included in a photo album on the YES Network Facebook page. (See Table 2 below for judging and prize-award dates.) (Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to alter the Contest if necessary. (All photos submitted to the Contest become the property of Sponsor to be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (see link in Para. 7 below), including use on-air and on social-media platforms, and will not be returned.)

    Table 1


    Start/End Dates

    Photo Category

    Sub-Promotion One

    May 1 to May 31, 2013

    Best Team Pride

    Sub-Promotion Two

    June 1 to June 30, 2013

    Best At the Ballpark

    Sub-Promotion Three

    July 1 to July 31, 2013

    Best Team Tattoos

    Sub-Promotion Four

    August 1 to August 31, 2013

    Best Family Photos

    Sub-Promotion Five

    September 1 to September 30, 2013

    Best Away Game Photos

    Sub-Promotion Six

    October 1 to October 31, 2013

    Best Man Cave


    Table 2

    Winners for
    Sub-Promotions ...

    Will be selected
    on or around ....

    And will receive...

    One and Two

    June 1, 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    Three and Four

    July 1, 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    Five and Six

    August 1, 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    Seven and Eight

    September 1, 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    Nine and Ten

    October 1, 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    Eleven and Twelve

    November 2013

    One (1) Bigelow tea basket, one (1) YES T-shirt

    The Potential Winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The Potential Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 24 hours of the date of notice in order to claim his/her prize and become an official winner (“Official Winner”). If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within the required time period, the Potential Winner forfeits the Prize. In the event that a Potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsors will award the Prize to an alternate Potential Winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

    5.     PRIZE(S): The Contest Prize(s) is/are as follows:

    FIRST PRIZE(S) (10): Twelve (12) First Prize winners (two (2) winners for each of the six (6) months of the Contest Period) will each receive the following: i) one (1) Bigelow tea basket (Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each basket: $59.95.); and ii) one (1) YES Network shirt (Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each: $29.97.

    Total ARV of Contest Prizes: $1,079.04.

    Official Winner(s) will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and fees and other expenses associated with Prize receipt and/or use that are not expressly included in the Prize description. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of any prizes permitted, except by Sponsors, who reserve the right to substitute Prize or prize component with cash or another prize of comparable or greater value. Sponsors are solely responsible for providing elements of Prize to Official Winner.

    6.     PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: All Prizes subject to availability. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize permitted, except at sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No prize transfers permitted, except at Sponsor’s discretion. Winner is solely responsible for any expenses and any other costs not described as part of the prize. Federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of winners.

    7.     PUBLICITY/PRIVACY POLICY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes Winners’ consent to Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies to use his/her name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. Such publicity shall be conducted in accordance with YES Network’s Privacy Policy, which can be viewed at

    8.    GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. WINNERS AND ENTRANTS RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS, THE YES NETWORK, FACEBOOK, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INJURY OR LOSSES, TO ANY PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH), OR PROPERTY, OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST RELATED ACTIVITY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST.

    9.     RELEASE/LIMITS OF LIABILITY:   By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Bigelow Tea, the YES Network, Facebook, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Contest or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize awarded in connection with the Contest, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.

    10.     DISPUTES: Each Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

    11.    CONTEST SPONSOR(S):  YES Network, 805 Third Ave, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

    12.     WINNERS’ LIST:  For the names of the Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: YES Network Photo Contest c/o, 805 Third Ave, 30th Floor, New York, NY 10022  by October 31, 2013.

    0 (0 Ratings)

    Curtis Granderson leaving the Stadium

    Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 1:44 PM [General]


    Curtis Granderson talks to a reporter as he leaves Yankees Stadium, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, in New York. The Detroit Tigers defeated the Yankees 3-2 in Game 5 to win baseball's American League division series. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


    0 (0 Ratings)

    Who should be on a Yankees Mount Rushmore?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011, 4:35 PM [General]

    0 (0 Ratings)

    New blog design is coming

    Monday, August 9, 2010, 4:58 PM [General]

    Hello bloggers. Starting later this week, My YES will launch a new design for its blog pages. The new look will not only be more appealing to the eye, but it will also allow readers and writers to incorporate such social networking platforms as Twitter and Facebook.

    Additionally, the blogs' headers have been increased to 960 x 96 pixels. So get your new headers ready and be ready to upload them when My YES unveils the new blog design later this week.

    Here's a sneak peak at what you can expect (click the image for a larger view):

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Which Subway Series moment is the greatest?

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 11:44 AM [General]

    As we inch closer to this weekend's Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets, would like to know which moment from the epic New York rivalry is the greatest of all time. Here are your options, and remember to vote below.

    - 6/12/09: Luis Castillo drops a pop up in the bottom of the 9th, allowing Mark Teixeira to score from first for the Yankees win.

    - 6/28/09: Mariano Rivera records his 500th save and picks up his first RBI.

    - 7/8/00: Yankees and Mets compete in a dual-park doubleheader. In the second game, Roger Clemens hits Mike Piazza in the head with a pitch.

    - 10/21/00: First World Series game. Jose Vizcaino drives in Tino Martines in the bottom of the 12th for the walk-off win.

    - 10/22/00: World Series Game 2. Roger Clemens throws a bat shard at Mike Piazza.

    - 7/2/06: Yankees score 8 runs in the 3rd inning, including an A-Rod grand slam.

    - 7/10/99: Yankees hit 6 home runs, but still lose.

    - 6/27/04: Hideki Matsui hits a grand slam off Mike Stanton.

    - 10/26/00: Yankees clinch the World Series.

    - 6/27/04: Jeter hits two home runs.

    - 6/28/03: Hideki Matsui hits a grand slam off Jeremy Griffith.

    - 6/26/05: Jason Giambi hits a 2-run bases loaded single, giving the Yankees a 5-4 win.

    - 6/14/02: Jeter ties the game with a two-out hit in the top of the 9th (scoring Marcus Thames) and Robin Ventura wins it in the 11th with a 2-run home run.

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    Where does this one rank?

    Thursday, November 5, 2009, 4:22 PM [General]

    Was No. 27 the most satisfying World Series victory in recent memory? Tell us what you think:

    3.7 (2 Ratings)

    Yankees artifacts heading to Cooperstown

    Thursday, November 5, 2009, 12:48 PM [General]

    The below statement was sent out last night following the Yankees' World Series victory:

    Tonight, following the Game 6 World Series victory by the New York Yankees, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum collected the following artifact donations.

    The items will be featured in an exhibit to open in mid-November in Cooperstown and will remain on display through the 2010 postseason. The World Series case honors the present year champions in the Autumn Glory exhibit, which celebrates baseball's postseason. 

    Artifacts Collected Tonight:

    • Mariano Rivera hat from post season
    • Matsui game 6 bat
    • Jeter game 6 bat
    • Pettitte cap from WS
    • Damon spikes from Gm 4 double steal
    • Posada mask from post season
    • Molina mask for post season
    • Suzyn Waldman Game 6 scorecard
    • Cliff Lee cap from postseason


    3.2 (2 Ratings)

    Singleton knows how the Yankees feel

    Thursday, October 29, 2009, 3:10 PM [General]

    A few hours before the start of Game 2, Ken Singleton sat down with My YES to recap last night's Yankees loss, look ahead to tonight and recall his memories of the 1983 World Series.

    My YES: The Yankees are in a situation right now, being down 0-1 to the Phillies, that you are familiar with. Your 1983 Orioles also dropped the first game to the Phillies in the World Series, but you went on to win the next four.

    Ken Singleton: That was a very interesting series. We lost the first game 2-1. I can remember Al Holland finishing the game up for the Phillies and waiving his finger in the air like they had just won the World Series. That really ticked me off. Then when we were walking up the tunnel and I remember saying out loud, and some of the younger players heard me say it, “that’s the only one they’re going to get.” And we went on to win four in a row.

    Also, Gary Matthews, Sr., “The Sarge,” had a quote in the paper saying “The World Series is not coming back to Baltimore.” And he was right, it didn’t; we went up to Philadelphia and won three straight to win the World Series.

    My YES: Having gone through this situation in 1983, what do you think is going through the minds of the Yankees players right now?

    Singleton: They have to think about how many times they’ve come back after losing a game this season. They have been very good at bouncing back, and I can see them doing that tonight. They just need a decent performance out of Burnett. And they need somebody to step up in the bullpen, which hasn’t happened recently. I almost think it’s Joba’s turn, because Phil Hughes has struggled with his control.

    I can also see Girardi making a lineup change. I don’t know if Nick Swisher will play; he’s been slumping. I can see Gardner or Hinske getting the start, although I think Hinske is on the roster to come off the bench in Philadelphia. I think it might be time for Gardner, because if he gets on, he came make something happen.

    My YES: You mentioned Phil Hughes, can we take anything from his body language last night?

    Singleton: Coming off the mound and barking at the umpires is not the way to go. Umpires have a way of remembering that for a long time. And it’s not only the one that was behind the plate, it was all the umpires on the field. And these are the best umpires out there; they’re not the guys you want going against you in the future. So I would think that you would want to calm that type of behavior down and accept the responsibility that you didn’t get the ball over the plate. When you walk the first two guys against a team like Philadelphia, you’re setting up an inning for them. Like I said, maybe it’s time for Joba to get the call.

    My YES: Moving on to Alex Rodriguez’s three strikeouts last night, does that lack of productivity erase the dominant performances that he put up in the ALDS and ALCS?

    Singleton: I don’t think so. It was the dominance of Cliff Lee. It was Cliff Lee’s night last night. He had everything working and put the ball where he wanted to. A-Rod wasn’t the only one that struggled. Everybody else did, too… Teixeira had a few strikeouts. The three and four hitters in the Yankees lineup were completely shut down, as opposed to the three and four hitters of the Phillies lineup, Utley and Howard, who came through. Utley had a great night, and Howard had a good night. And the Yankee power source in the middle of the line up didn’t perform. But as far as A-Rod is concerned, maybe he was just due for a clunker. Cliff Lee just shut down the Yankees lineup completely, but I look for A-Rod to start getting his hits.

    My YES: Yesterday, Pedro Martinez made some pretty controversial remarks. What’s your take on what he had to say heading into Game 2?

    Singleton: Pedro has been around a long time. He called himself the most influential person to step foot in the old Yankee Stadium. I would actually say that maybe he’s one of the most influential visiting players to grace the stage at Yankee Stadium. But to say he’s the most influential ever, I don’t agree with that. He has been certainly one of the players the fans love to hate. And that’s because he’s been one of the best pitchers. But he doesn’t fit into that category anymore. He’s gotten to a point in his career where the mind is willing, but the flesh is certainly weaker than it was in the past. He knows what needs to be done, it’s just a matter of he can’t perform like that anymore, so he has to change his style completely. He’s fun to watch, I’ll give him that. And he’s great to beat. When the Yankees beat him, it was like a double celebration.

    My YES: And finishing up with tonight’s other starter, which A.J. Burnett do you think we’ll get tonight?

    Singleton: Well, I know which one we need. We need the good A.J. You have to go back to September 29 vs. the Royals to find his last really dominant game (6.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K against Kansas City). But the Philadelphia Phillies are not the Kansas City Royals, so there’s a big difference. He’s going to have to keep the fast guys off base, and keep the big guys in the ballpark. It could be a tall order against a team like Philadelphia, but I think he’s capable of doing it.

    4.6 (4 Ratings)

    Flaherty & Lorenz chat

    Friday, October 23, 2009, 10:36 AM [General]

    In case you missed it, here is John Flaherty and Bob Lorenz's ALCS Game 5 chat:

    3.7 (1 Ratings)

    How should MLB use instant replay?

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 10:48 PM [General]

    Many My YES members think the umpiring performed in the ALCS is the worst they have ever seen. As a result, some are starting to think MLB needs instant replay on more than home runs. What do you think? Vote now.


    0 (0 Ratings)

    Lola vs. ragamuffin

    Friday, October 16, 2009, 2:28 PM [General]

    Within days of each other, My YES members Lola and ragamuffin have uploaded photos showing off both their gardening skills, as well as thier love for the Yankees. Which green thumb's yardwork do you like best? Lola's interlocking NY bush? Or ragamuffin's NY lawn? Vote now.


    4.1 (3 Ratings)