Drawing Rules

When you support WSKG Public Media with a contribution during the month of April via WSKG.ORG, through the WSKG Mobile App or via phone at 877-975-9754, you’ll be automatically entered to win a prize.

No contribution necessary to enter. See below for alternative entry methods.


1) 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 64 GB WiFi

The latest iPad Pro is a great way to access WSKG content with the new WSKG Mobile App. Stream live radio, WSKG, PBS and PBS Kids television and watch Passport wherever you are!  Approximate retail value $949.00

1) Grand Prize: 2 seats on a 7-day, 6 nights Rick Steves’ European City Tour

You and a companion can choose the destination and open dates for London, Rome or Paris. Prize includes round-trip airfare for two to the city of your choice from Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

What’s Included

  • Full-time services of a professional Rick Steves-trained guide and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art, and culture come alive for you
  • All tours and admissions — at no extra cost
  • All group transportation during the week
  • 6 nights of accommodations in a memorable, centrally located hotel
  • All breakfasts and half your dinners
  • All tips for guides and driver
  • A tour kit including a guidebook (or books) and a money belt

Approximate retail value: $5,590–$7,500

One or more additional prize drawings may be added at WSKG’s discretion during a Member Drive sweepstakes period and, if they occur, will be subject to the same rules as the prize drawings described above, except that the prize(s) may be described on-air.


No contribution is required to enter or win. A contribution will not increase your chances of winning. This sweepstakes is open to all U.S. Citizens and legal residents of New York and Pennsylvania age 18 or older. Employees of WSKG, volunteers of WSKG, employees of PBS or NPR, employees of member stations of PBS or NPR, and corporate underwriters of WSKG, and their respective household or immediate family members, are not eligible to enter. Compliance with the eligibility requirements will be determined solely by WSKG. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

How To Enter and Entry Periods

For the iPad: Contributions made to WSKG via WSKG.ORG, through the WSKG Mobile App or via phone at 877-975-9754, 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM through 4/4/2019 11:59:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time will be automatically entered into the drawing.

For Grand Prize: Contributions made to WSKG via WSKG.ORG, through the WSKG Mobile App or via phone at 877-975-9754 4/4/2019 12:00:00 AM through 11:59:00 AM on 4/29/2019 Eastern Daylight Saving Time will be automatically entered into the drawing.

To enter without making a contribution, phone 877-975-9754 or enter online:

(iPad Drawing was held 4/4/19. Winner: James and Sharon Bryden of Binghamton. Congratulations!)

(Rick Steves European City Tour drawing was held 4/30/19. Winner: Andrew Polak of Binghamton).

Sustainer Email Drawings

Follow the link provided in the applicable email sent to subscribed Sustaining Members and submit an entry using the form linked from the Email during the entry period described above.

Determination And Awarding Of Prizes

WSKG will use a random number generator to select the winner from a full list of entries.

iPad Drawing:

On 4/5/2019 WSKG selected winners for the iPad prize described:

James and Sharon Bryden of Binghamton, N

Rick Steves’ European City Tour:

On 4/30/2019, WSKG selected the winner of the tour as described:

Andrew Polak of Bingamton, NY


Winners will also be notified by email or telephone (in WSKG’s discretion). Any prize not timely accepted by a winner will, in WSKG’s sole discretion, be forfeited for future use by WSKG, returned to the prize donor, or awarded to an alternate winner. If a prize notification e-mail or any prize is returned to WSKG or its designated agent as undeliverable, that prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prize packages will be awarded on an individual basis, with no more than one prize package awarded to each entrant. All eligible entries in a WSKG sweepstakes will remain eligible for each prize in the applicable sweepstakes unless drawn as a winner for another prize.

WSKG may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash or exchangeable. Transfer of prizes to another individual may be allowed at the discretion of WSKG and any prize drawing partner or provider.

All potential winners are subject to verification by WSKG, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the sweepstakes. Entrants are not a winner of any prize unless and until eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules have been verified and the potential winners have been notified that verification is complete.


All taxes on prizes, including but not limited to Federal, State, and Local income and sales taxes, are the responsibility of the winners.

Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. For prizes $600 or more in value, winner’s social security number or taxpayer identification number will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing prize Approximate Retail Value (ARV) as income to winner.

Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes will be fulfilled six to eight weeks after the drawing.

If any prize includes travel, the actual value of the prize may vary depending on city of departure, dates and times of travel, airfare fluctuations, and hotel charges at the time of travel bookings. Any costs associated with the travel prize that are not expressly stated above are excluded and are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her travel companions. Such costs may include, without limitation, any ground transportation, any unspecified state or local taxes or government surcharges or fees, including, but not limited to, airport fees, trip and travel insurance and premiums, excursions, meals, drinks, charges for changing dates, and other personal expenses. Air transportation and hotel accommodations must be taken together during the same trip and cannot be used for separate trips. Winners may choose to forego air transportation or hotel accommodations and provide their own, in which case WSKG will have no responsibility regarding such arrangements. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, holiday and other blackout dates, and certain other restrictions and conditions.

Odds Of Winning

Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received and cannot be projected.

General Terms

WSKG is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If for any reason WSKG is prevented from continuing with this sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to breaking news coverage or programming changes, fire, flood, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, WSKG shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the sweepstakes without further obligation. If WSKG in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the sweepstakes, WSKG reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the property of WSKG and are not returnable.

This promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law. Do not enter this promotion if you are not located in the United States. The use of any automated devices in connection with this promotion is prohibited. WSKG assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature. WSKG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this promotion should virus, bugs or other causes beyond its control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of this promotion. WSKG is not responsible for any injury or damage to any person’s computer or related equipment resulting from or relating to participation in this promotion or downloading any material related to this promotion. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified email account or home address.

WSKG may disqualify entrants if WSKG believes any entrant has violated these Official Rules or acted in an unsportsmanlike, deceptive, or disruptive manner. Failure by WSKG to enforce any term of these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of that provision. If the prize becomes unavailable or infeasible to award, or if any sweepstakes is impaired or becomes impractical due to any event beyond the control of WSKG, WSKG may modify, shorten, suspend, or cancel the sweepstakes without liability. WSKG reserves the right to exclude previous sweepstakes winners from entering this or any future sweepstakes.

Release And Indemnification

Participating in the sweepstakes is voluntary. Entry constitutes permission for WSKG (except where prohibited by law) to use entrants’ and winners’ names, hometowns and likenesses in connection with promoting WSKG without additional compensation. By entering, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and further agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless WSKG, its licensees, affiliates, successors, funders, and prize providers, and their respective directors, officers, and employees (“Released Parties”) from and against all actions, causes of actions, and liability, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or relating to participation in the sweepstakes and receipt and use or misuse of the prize awarded. Entrants acknowledge that the Released Parties have made no warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, relating to any prize. ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED AS-IS.

Choice Of Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of WSKG in connection with the contest, shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof.


Information collected from entrants is subject to WSKG’s Privacy Policy, which is available at https://wskg.org/about-us/privacy-policy/


This contest is sponsored by WSKG Public Telecommunications Council, 601 Gates Rd., Vestal, NY  13850.