First Warning Weather Kidcaster Contest

Enter today for a chance to be a First Warning Weather Kidcaster!

Is your dream to be a weather person? If so, ABC15 wants to help!

Any 1st through 5th grader now has a chance to be a First Warning Weather Kidcaster!

Winners will get a chance to help deliver the weather during the Wednesday 5 p.m. newscast from Sept. 21 through May 17, work with the First Warning Weather team including Chief Meteorologist Ed Piotrowski, and get some neat prizes.

All you have to do to enter is have a parent or legal guardian email us your name, grade, and a brief statement of why you want to be a Kidcaster to

Parents please make sure that your child is comfortable in front of a camera.


Contest: Ed's Kidcaster
Station: WPDE
Station Address: 10 University Blvd. Conway, SC 29526
Contest Area: Horry County, Florence County, Marion County, Dillon County
Sponsor(s): Sonic
Prize Provider(s): WPDE, Sonic
Age of Eligibility: 18
Other Eligibility Criteria: Entrant must be a parent or guardian of a child in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade.
Contest Period: September 23, 2015 to May 3, 2016, excluding November 18-24, 2015 and December 16-29, 2015.
Entries Due: 5:00 p.m. ET each Tuesday during the Contest Period, excluding November 24, 2015, December 22, 2015 and December 29, 2105.
Entry is limited to one entry per IP address per week.
Drawing Date(s): Tuesdays during the Contest Period: September 29, 2015; October 6,13,20,27, 2015; November 10,17, 2015; December 1,8,15, 2015; January 5,12,19,26, 2016; February 2,9,16,23, 2016; March 1,8,15,22,29, 2016; April 5,12,19,26, 2016; May 3, 2016
Number of Winners on Each Drawing Date: One (1)
Total Number of Winners: Twenty-eight (28)
Prize(s) and Value(s): One (1) 1st - 5th grade age child of the winner will be provided the opportunity to be a Kidcaster and announce the weather live on Wednesday's 5pm Newscast with Ed Piotrowski (date to be determined by Station) and will receive a station tour. Due to the nature of the prize, a value cannot be determined. The parent or guardian of child will be required to sign an appearance release in order for child to participate. The child will also an official kidcaster t-shirt and plaque (valued at $17.00).
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Odds of winning depend on the number of valid and correct entries received.
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
The Number of Winners on each Drawing Date will be selected by random drawing from among valid entries received. Remaining valid entries will carry over to the next weekday drawing. Station reserves the right to not select a winner or cancel the contest due to lack of participation.


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. The winning parent or guardian of child will be required to sign an appearance release in order for his or her child to participate as a Kidcaster. 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, 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.