Contest Rules - Austin Food Stars


Who Can Enter 

  1.  Entrants must be legal US residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry living within the FOX 7 Austin Designated Market Area (as defined by Nielsen Media Research, Inc.) and have lawful access to the methods of entry set forth in these rules.  
  2. Employees of NW Communications of Austin, Inc. and its station, FOX 7 Austin, (collectively, "Sponsors"), their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, including Impact Marketing & Promotions, and their immediate family and household members are ineligible. The term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents and stepparents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren. The term "household members" refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Sweepstakes Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Only one (1) winner per household and/or immediate family. 
  3. Entrants understand that in order to be entered and to be able to win the prize, the Entrant must be able to come to the FOX 7 studio on May 29, or May 30, as assigned by Station and with all Entrants attending on May 31, from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on the days assigned.  Should an entrant not be able to come to the studio for any reason, the Entrant will be disqualified and not able to win for purposes of this Contest.   

How To Enter 

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Only one (1) entry per person per email address, regardless of how many email addresses any person may have during the Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins at 6:00am on May 11, 2023, and will continue until 11:59am on May 23, 2023.  (The "Sweepstakes Period"). The Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. An individual, household, and/or immediate family member may win only one (1) time during this Sweepstakes Period 
  2. To enter go to from 6:00 a.m. on May 11, 2023 through 11:59am on May 23, 2023, and click on the link to FOX 7’s "AUSTIN FOOD STARS" Sweepstakes and follow all instructions to fully and completely complete the online entry.  You must write a description of your food related business idea and why you should be selected as a finalist. You may also include a picture of your product or idea, but it is not required. Only one entry per person per email address, regardless of how many email addresses a person may have. Late, incomplete and/or inaccurate entries will be deemed not entered for purposes of this Sweepstakes.  Entries must be received no later than 11:59am on May 23, 2023. 
  3. Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winners or other Sweepstakes information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever.  Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete.  All entry materials may be maintained as part of KTBC’s Sweepstakes records.  CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF THE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically or otherwise corrupted. 
  4. Three (3) finalists will be selected by KTBC staff members, in their sole and exclusive discretion, from among valid entries after 11:59am on March 23, 2023. All decisions are final.  Up to, but no more than three (3) finalists will be announced on Good Day Austin at or around 8:00 a.m. on March 24, 2023. 
  5. Each of the individual up to three (3) final Entrants will make a live appearance and show their food related project or idea on Good Day Austin on either May 29, May 30 or May 31 between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 am.   Then, all 3 finalists will make a live appearance on May 31st on Good Day Austin between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 
  6. Then at or around 9:00 a.m. on May 31, the Good Day Austin anchors will pick a winner from the up to three (3) final Entrants. All decisions related to final Entrants and the Winner are in the sole and exclusive discretion of the Station.   

The Prize(s) 

  1.  The winner will receive a $2,500 check. Estimate Retail Value of prize: $2,500 (Two thousand five hundred dollars). Prize provided by FOX Entertainment and fulfilled by Impact Promotions. 
  2. The winner will be announced live on Good Day Austin at or around 9:00 a.m. on May 31, 2023. The winner will be required to complete, sign and return a Certification of Eligibility and Release immediately after Good Day Austin is over on May 31.
  3. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted for any other items by the winner. The winner cannot assign or transfer prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of like or greater value, including cash, for any prize, for any reason. 
  4. Winners irrevocably waive all claims against the FOX 7 and agree that the FOX 7 will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes, the prizes awarded, personal injury, or wrongful death, a potentially heightened risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria or illnesses (including, without limitation, COVID-19) and the causes thereof, and sickness arising as a result of participant’s participating in the Sweepstakes and related activities (e.g., travel), wherever, whenever or however the same may occur.
  5. The winner is responsible for all local, county, state, and federal taxes on prizes based on the value of the prizes set forth in these rules. 
  6. Only one (1) prize will be awarded per household or immediate family. Individuals are eligible to win only one (1) prize from FOX 7 Austin within any 30-day period, regardless of the number of Sweepstakes entered. 

Odds of Winning Miscellaneous 

  1.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 
  2. Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, hometowns, likenesses, and photographs for broadcast, online posting, and/or in any other media, including for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation. 
  3. These Sweepstakes rules are available at for a period of at least 30 days following the end of the entry period of the Sweepstakes. 
  4. For name of prize winners send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope after May 31, 2023 to: FOX 7 119 East 10th Street, Austin TX 78701. 
  5. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law, including without limitation, in jurisdictions requiring registration, filing, trust account, or posting of a bond, or any other requirements or disclosures that are not expressly satisfied by these rules. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, offering, or administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize. The order in which entries are received will have no bearing on the selection of the winners. In the event of a dispute over who submitted a particular entry, Sponsor will determine the entrant’s identity or select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion. 
  6. By entering, participants represent that they are eligible, and agree (a) to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, (b) to release Sponsor, their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (c) to Sponsor’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy located at
  7. Sweepstakes is not Sponsored by FOX Broadcasting.