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Are You Smarter Than Your Principal?

  1. By entering The 2014 Are You Smarter Than Your Principal Contest sponsored by WVAQ (WV Radio Corporation) and the Morgantown Mall the entrant acknowledges and agrees to abide by these Contest Rules. 
  2. No purchase necessary to enter or to win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. 
  3. To be eligible, entrants must be within the WVAQ listening area.
  4. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws apply. 
  5. WVAQ and West Virginia Radio reserves the right to change Contest Rules at any time, for any reason, without notice, and at its sole discretion. 
  6. Contest entry period begins Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00am, and ends Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 5:00pm EST.  Entrants must fill out ALL necessary fields required on www.wvaq.com.
  7. We will announce the three (3) schools with the most votes on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:00am on WVAQ. WVAQ will contact the principals of each school and ask that they choose three (3) students to help them during the game. Are You Smarter Than Your Principal will take place on   Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2:00pm. (If any of the winning schools choose not to participate the next closest school by votes will be asked to play.) 
  8. The principals will compete in representation of their school. Each principal will receive nine (9) questions. The principal will be asked to pick one (1) student for every three (3) questions. 
  9. Each school has the opportunity to win up to $1000. The more a question is worth the harder the question. 
    1. Question 1: Worth $30
    2. Question 2: Worth $50
    3. Question 3: Worth $70
    4. Question 4: Worth $90
    5. Question 5: Worth $110
    6. Question 6: Worth $130
    7. Question 7: worth $150
    8. Question 8: worth $170
    9. Question 9: worth $200

As a condition of being selected as a contestant, entrants: 

    1. Authorize Sponsors and their designees to investigate, access, and collect information about the entrant, about any of the statements made in any entry materials, any supporting documents, or any other written or oral statements made in connection therewith; 
    2. Authorize Sponsors and their respective designees to secure information about their experiences from current and former employers, associates, friends, family members, educational institutions, government agencies, credit reporting agencies, and any references provided by entrants, and entrants authorize such parties to provide such information to Sponsors and their designees; 
    3. Agree to execute any authorizations, consents, and releases that Sponsors may request in connection with any background investigation activities; 
    4. Unconditionally and irrevocably release and forever discharge all parties and persons from any and all liability arising out of or in connection with any background investigation; 
  1. Grand Prize Winners will be notified by phone, US Mail or in person. Grand Prize Winner must respond within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of notification of their Grand Prize Winning selection. In the event that a notification of Grand Prize Winner selection is returned to the Sponsors as undeliverable or that the Grand Prize Winner fails to respond to notification within 24 hours, Sponsors reserve the right to name an alternate Semi-Finalist. 
  2. The Grand Prize Winner(s), in consideration of winning the Grand Prize, grants Sponsors the rights to, and agrees and consents to use and reuse by the Sponsors and any of their respective licensees, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities and each of their respective employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors of his or her name, photos, image, voice, actions, appearance, biographical material, information contained in entry materials, and likeness, for purposes of publicity, advertising, trade and promotion, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Grand Prize Winner(s) acknowledge that Sponsors may audio record the Grand Prize Winner(s) before, during, and after the performance the contest, and that portions (selected in Sponsors' sole discretion) may be aired on WVAQ. The Grand Prize Winner(s) specifically consent to any such audio recording and its use and reuse by and on WVAQ. 
  3. Grand Prize Winner must execute all waivers and release agreements required by any or all of the Sponsors. Refusal, inability, or incapacity to execute any waiver or release disqualifies the refusing, disabled, or incapacitated Grand Prize Winner. 
  4. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, or for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunction. Releasees are not responsible for failure of any electronic equipment, computer transmission, or network or phone line connections. 
  5. Grand Prize Winner(s) must accept all components of the Grand Prize. Failure to do so automatically disqualifies the Grand Prize Winner, and an alternate may be selected from the remaining entrants. 
  6. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. 
  7. Transfer of prizes is strictly prohibited. Receipt and use of all prizes shall be conditioned upon compliance with any applicable federal, state and local laws. 
  8. Any federal, state or local tax or other fees or charges associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner(s). To meet Federal Tax Regulations, Grand Prize Winner(s) may be required to present his or her Social Security number to Sponsors upon request. Prizes may be considered income. 
  9. Grand Prize Winner may be required to submit valid identification to the Sponsors and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release and a publicity release, where legally permissible, prior to being awarded the Grand Prize or any component thereof. If a Grand Prize Winner fails to submit any such information, as requested, such Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and a new one may be selected from the alternates. 
  10. Releasees assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injuries resulting from use of or acceptance of any component of the Grand Prize. In consideration for winning the Grand Prize, Grand Prize Winner(s) agree to release all Releasees from any and all liability for claims, actions or proceedings for injuries (INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH) or damages sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of any component of the Grand Prize, or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any Grand Prize or Contest related activity, except as otherwise limited by applicable law. 
  11. WV Radio Corporation and Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to interpret compliance with the letter and intent of these rules, and to disqualify any entrant deemed to have violated these rules or to have filled out any application or submitted any entry materials incorrectly, incompletely, or untruthfully at any time prior to the distribution of the Grand Prize or any of its components. 
  12. Immediate family members and employees of the Sponsors, and each of their respective parent companies, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, prize suppliers for the contest and their immediate families (spouse, and parents, children, and siblings, and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the households of the above and advertising agencies, are not eligible to participate in this Contest. 
  13. Releases, advertising and promotion agencies, judging agencies and their immediate assigns are not responsible for: 
    1. Problems associated with radio transmission, satellite transmission, or phone lines that are beyond the control of Sponsors. This includes, but is not limited to: Telephone disconnects, operator interference, cellular interference, technical or atmospheric conditions that disrupt the completion of any phone call, and technical difficulties which may prohibit the transmission of their radio signals to all or limited geographic areas during the playing of the Contest; 
    2. Failures of computer hardware, software, or similar systems. 
    3. Typographical errors in any on-air presentation and/or printed materials relating to the Contest; 
    4. Cancellations, postponements, or delays of any kind, including but not limited those relating to the Contest, the Grand Prize, or any components of the Grand Prize; 
    5. Breaking news, a natural disaster, an act of God, war, or terrorism that make it inadvisable, illegal, impossible, or impractical, in the Sponsors' sole discretion to conduct the Contest or any part thereof or otherwise perform under these Contest rules. 

Any attempt by an entrant to tamper with the proper administration of the Contest will disqualify the entrant and may result in the discontinuation of the Contest. All decisions are made by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, and are final. 


  1. The complete set of rules is available at the WVAQ studios, 1251 Earl Core Road, Morgantown, WV 26505.  Official Rules supersede all other published editions. 
  2. These Contest Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with West Virginia law, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded under these rules, shall be brought in Morgantown, West Virginia and entrants, Semi-Finalists, and Grand Prize Winners specifically consent to jurisdiction and forum in Morgantown, West Virginia