Official Guidelines


"LIVE! WITH KELLY" ("LIVE") may be presenting segments about top teachers, during their TOP TEACHER WEEK.


    Search is open to nominators and nominees who are each residents of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada not including Quebec. Nominees must be 18 or older and must be teachers or function as such. Employees of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Buena Vista Television, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers, and those individuals' immediate family and household members, are not eligible to nominate or be nominated. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step -parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouse. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.


    Send us a short letter, one page or less describing your special teacher whose dedication has made your life better...or your children's lives...or even the people in your community! And why you think we should honor your teacher. Include names, addresses, phone numbers, of you and your nominee. As well as their, the nominee's, school name, address and phone number. Submissions must be the sole property and original work of nominator; (WHEN) submitting a photo, nominator must have all rights to reproduce and distribute the photo submitted. Any submission not meeting these requirements will be immediately disqualified. Any submissions containing materials which may be deemed indecent, inappropriate, objectionable or otherwise unfit for use on air will not be considered. Mail your letter & photo to:

    "LIVE's Top Teacher Week"
    Ansonia Station
    P.O. Box 230767
    New York, NY 10023-4092

    Or you can submit your materials by logging on to our Web site at: www. . There you will find instructions on submitting your information. Follow the instructions and click the "Submit" button.

    "LIVE" can provide no technical support and accepts no responsibility for insuring the receipt of your e-mail and photo. If you experience any difficulties trying to submit your materials via e-mail, we recommend you send your letter and photo via U.S. mail to us at the above address.

    All submissions (whether mailed or submitted electronically) must be received in our office by 6 pm on April 10, 2012 to be considered. Letters and photos will not be acknowledged or returned. All submissions (including photos) become the property of "LIVE" and may be used without compensation in any manner, and, in any media, worldwide in perpetuity, for programming, publicity, promotional and/or other purposes, to the extent permitted by law.

    At LIVE's sole option, certain nominees/or nominators may be asked to appear on LIVE. Choice of dates for any appearance is at "LIVE's" sole discretion. As to any nominees/nominators who may be asked to appear on the program, "LIVE" will cover the cost of their round-trip transportation to our show taping and accommodations, if necessary. However, "LIVE" reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to determine the details and/or necessity of such compensated travel arrangements.

    Submissions which might be featured may be selected based on: the compelling nature of the letter, the specialness of the teacher. The number of featured submissions that may be selected will be at "LIVE's" sole discretion. LIVE's staff may conduct telephone interviews with nominators and nominees. Submission which might be featured will be selected by representatives of the "LIVE" staff. All decisions of the "LIVE" staff are final and binding.

    All Teachers are eligible from public and private schools, from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. And anyone can send us a letter — individually or as a group — we want to hear from you.


    The nominators of any selected nominees would be notified by telephone during the week of April 25, 2012. Each Nominator may be asked to supply proof of identity, Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, within the time period specified by "LIVE." Failure to timely comply with any requirement of these terms and conditions will result in the submission being deemed ineligible for consideration and any further opportunity to participate in this search.


    Nominators and Nominee's must agree to release, discharge and hold harmless American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., Buena Vista Television, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotional companies, any product suppliers that may become associated with this search and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives ("Released Parties") from and against any liability, damage or expense arising from or relating to participation in this search, attendance at the "LIVE" show, or any location designated by LIVE and/or acceptance or use of any item or action which may be associated with featuring the nominee, by the nominators, nominees, anyone else associated with the execution of the search or potential recognition of the nominee, and each of their heirs or assigns.

    Submitting materials for possible use constitutes permission to use nominator's and nominee's name, likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and any materials submitted as part of this search for programming, publicity, promotional and/or other purposes in any manner, and in any media, without compensation, worldwide in perpetuity to the extent permitted by law.

    "LIVE" is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, postage due, mutilated, incomplete, delayed or misdirected mail; for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of submitted materials; for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software delays, interruptions or malfunctions of any kind, inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive submitted information by "LIVE", or human error; for any injury or damage to submitor's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in connection with the search.

    CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operations of this search may be a violation of the criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, "LIVE," or its designated representative, reserves the right to seek damages from any person associated with such actions to the fullest extent permitted by law. "LIVE," or its designated representative, reserves the right to cancel or modify the search if it should become compromised in any way or if it becomes technically corrupted.

  5. TAXES:

    Either nominator and/or nominee would need to be designated as being solely responsible for any applicable federal, state, and local income and other taxes that may be due on any item that may be featured while offering special recognition to the nominee, and that designated individual would receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual retail value of any item(s) received valued at $600 or more in total.

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