Ed's Backyard BBQ


Enter to win a BBQ at your house for you and 24 of your closest friends, hosted by our very own Ed Piotrowski! He will be your cook for the evening, as well as broadcast the weather live during our 5, 6, & 7 p.m. evening newscasts.

We will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and condiments. You will provide your friends, fun, and any other food that you may want to have.

To enter to win, please email the following to EDSBACKYARDBBQ@GMAIL.COM

-Name, address, & a contact phone number where you can be reached

Contest Rules:



Contest: Ed’s Backyard BBQ Contest

Station: Sinclair Communications, LLC dba WPDE

Station Address: 10 University Blvd., Conway, SC 29576

Contest Area: Horry, Florence and Georgetown Counties in South Carolina

Sponsor: Chris Yahnis Coastal dba Cheerwine

Prize Providers: Chris Yahnis Coastal dba Cheerwine

Age of Eligibility: Eighteen (18) and older

Contest Period: July 18, 2016 to September 22, 2016

Entries Due: 6:00AM EDT each Thursday during the Contest Period: July 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

Entry is limited to one (1) entry per IP address per week. Remaining valid entries will carry over to the next Drawing Date.

Drawing Dates: Thursdays during the Contest Period: July 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016

Number of Winners on Each Drawing Date: One (1)

Total Number of Winners: Nine (9)

Prize and Value: Each winner will receive one (1) Backyard BBQ for up to twenty-five (25) people. Barbeque includes food for grilling, non-alcoholic beverages (soda and water), condiments, utensils, and paper products and will be hosted in the backyard of the Winner’s residence on the Thursday night following the date on which Entrant was selected as a winner:

-July 28, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016

-August 4, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016

-August 11, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016

-August 18, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016

-August 25, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016

-September 1, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016

-September 8, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016

-September 15, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016

-September 22, 2016 Winner: BBQ will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Winners must have the barbeque on the aforementioned date determined by Station, must provide a properly functioning grill (gas or charcoal) and must have fuel or charcoal for said grill for the Station to prepare the barbeque. One of the Station’s talent will appear during the barbeque which will be broadcast live during the Station’s 6:00PM and 7:00PM newscasts during the weather segment. The Station has the right to cancel the barbeque in the event of severe weather, breaking news or technical problems and will use reasonable efforts to reschedule contingent upon the Station’s schedule. If the barbeque cannot be rescheduled to fit within the Station’s broadcast schedule, no alternate prize of any kind will be awarded. Total approximate retail value of each prize is $225.00.

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Station’s Website Terms and Conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

All capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth above.

How to Enter

To enter, log on to the Station’s Website and click on the Contest tab to access the Contest entry page. Complete the online entry form with your name, address, phone number, and birth date in the provided area and click submit. No mechanically reproduced or completed entries will be accepted.

How to Win

1. One (1) Winner on each Drawing Date will be selected by random drawing from among valid entries received. Remaining valid entries will carry over to the next Drawing Date.

2. Winners are subject to further review and approval by the Station based on technical requirements and geographic location: a live microwave signal must be tested from the location and the signal must be of broadcast quality before the Winner can be confirmed by the Station. If technical requirements cannot be met, the winner will be disqualified and, if time permits, an alternate winner may be selected.


1. To be eligible to participate in the Contest, entrants must be U.S. residents who are at least the Age of Eligibility, and reside in the Contest Area.

2. Employees of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sinclair Television Group, Inc., Station (collectively, the “Company”), Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, each of their affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all local television broadcast and cable stations, local radio and other media companies, and the immediate family members of each are ineligible. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, domestic partners, grandparents, parents, siblings, children, grandchildren, and any other relatives who reside in the same household with employee.

Contest Terms and Conditions

1. Station is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, or misdirected entries, printing errors, server unavailability, computer or any other electronic malfunction. All entries received that are duplicate, mutilated, tampered with, incorrect, illegible, or from ineligible entrants will be void. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2. Station cannot be held liable for any lost or stolen entries, prizes or contest information. Station is not responsible for any technological malfunction, or human error relating to the Contest.

3. Prizes are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. Prizes are subject to the Sponsor(s) and/or Prize Provider(s) standard terms and conditions, and expiration dates. For any ticket related prizes, Station, Sponsor(s) and Prize Provider(s) are not responsible if any event or performance is cancelled or postponed.

4. Each winner will be notified by email or phone. Before claiming any prize, each winner must provide his/her correct name, address and telephone number to Station at the time of notification. Each winner must sign and return a release and affidavit of eligibility, which must be received within three (3) days of notification (or less due to prize use time constraints), at the time winner claims his/her prize in person at the Station. Each winner must show picture identification to claim his/her prize. Station reserves the right to examine additional identification and may choose to accept or deny awarding any prize based on the identification presented.

5. If a winner cannot be notified within two (2) days, does not meet the required technical specifications, cancels the BBQ or does not timely sign and return the release and affidavit of eligibility, then the prize will be forfeited, and time permitting, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner randomly selected from among remaining valid and correct entries. If time does not permit for an alternate winner to be selected, then the prize will be forfeited, and the prize will remain the property of the Station.

6. There will be no substitutions or cash alternatives for any prize except at the sole discretion of Station. The Station has the right to substitute a prize of similar value. No sale, transfer or assignment of any prize is allowed.

7. Each winner is responsible for paying all local, county, state and federal taxes on prizes based on the estimated retail value of the prizes as set forth in these rules. Each winner must sign a W-9 form.

8. Only one prize will be awarded per household if more than one prize is awarded. Entrants are eligible to win only one prize within any 90 day period, regardless of the number of contests entered.

9. The Company is not liable if the provider of any part of a prize fails to satisfy its obligations to furnish its portion of the prize.

10. The Company, Sponsor(s), and Prize Provider(s) accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses or damages of any kind directly or indirectly caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. By entering, entrants agree to release the Company, Sponsor(s), Prize Provider(s), contest software providers, social media platforms, and each of their respective parent, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all claims, loss, damage or injury as a result of or incident to his/her participation in the Contest or his/her use of the prize. Entrants further acknowledge and agree that if a winner, the Company has the right to publicize entrant’s name, character, likeness, photograph, voice and the fact that entrant is a winner of the Contest for promotional purposes, without financial remuneration.

11. Complete Official Rules for the Contest are available Monday through Friday during normal business hours at the Station and on the Station’s Website. For a list of prize winners, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Station at the Station Address within thirty (30) days of the last day of the Contest Period.

12. The Station has the right to disqualify any entrant it determines has not complied with the Contest Rules. All decisions by the Station shall be final and binding relating to this contest, including the interpretation of the Contest Rules. Station reserves the right to make rules and contest changes and change the contest dates. Station reserves the right to cancel/terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if in Station’s sole determination it believes that the integrity of the Contest has been, or could be, compromised or that the Contest is not capable of running as planned or fairly, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or force majeure or any other causes beyond the Station’s control.

13. The Contest is subject to the Station’s Privacy Policy and the Station’s Website Terms and Conditions located on the Station’s Website.