Official Contest Rules “Name and Shame” a Pothole Contest

1. Eligibility

“Name and Shame” a Pothole Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Pothole, Inc., located at 8220 Grey Eagle Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Contest Period

The Contest begins on December 1, 2022 at Midnight est and ends on February 3, 2023 at 11:59pm est (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods:

  • Online
  • Text Message to (904) NOHOLES [904-664-6537]

5. How to Enter

Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website ( and following the directions provided to fill out the five (5) question entry information and submit.  A “Thank you” confirmation page will confirm your entry.

Via Text Message/ SMS: This method of entry will be available for the entire Contest Period. Send a text message with a picture of the pothole and its location. Plus, your name from your mobile device to the SMS number: (904) NOHOLES [904-664-6537]. In response to this text message, an autoreply will be sent to the device. Follow the directions provided in the reply to confirm your entry. If you do not complete the entry and receive a confirmation, your submission will be voided. Standard text and data rates will be charged for each text message sent or received from your mobile device according to the terms of your carrier. Check with your wireless carrier for your handset capabilities and pricing plan details.

Unlimited entries are permitted per person, per email address, per mobile phone number, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entry MUST include one  picture of the pothole, plus its physical location/ address or the name of the office building, apartment complex or business name.  All entries MUST be located within the Greater Tampa, Florida DME/ Metro to be valid.  Only one entry per pothole location will be counted. First entry received for a pothole location will be valid. Any duplicate location entries will be void. All “Potholes” that are submitted must have a minimum size of SIX (6) inches in diameter and a maximum size of THREE (3) feet in diameter damage displacing at least the first ¼ inch of surface asphalt. If submissions do not meet any of these requirements, it will become void. Sponsor has final determination on all entries/ submissions for the Contest.
All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

6. Prize Drawing

The Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depends on the number of valid entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone/ sms or email. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. All winner(s) will be selected before Friday, June 2, 2022.

7. Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified by phone. Each potential Prize winner will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 2-4 weeks after winner(s) have been notified.

8. Prize

A check for $500 will be issued to notified winners. Any taxes are solely responsible by the winner on the prize.

9. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Any and all questions may be sent in a form of a letter that includes your questions and valid email address- and sent to: “Contest Questions – 8220 Grey Eagle Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.  We will reply via email.  We will reply as soon as we can.  We are not responsible for any US Mail/ Carrier deliveries.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, or text messages; (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or text messages, or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Florida.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy.