CRN Channel Madness Bracket-Picking Contest Official Rules

To participate, visit the Channel Madness Bracket-Picking Contest selection page at, select your predicted winner for each matchup of the CRN Channel Madness online tournament and submit your response by 2:00 PM EDT on Friday, March 17, 2023

No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of The Channel Company (“Sponsor”) and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Official Rules.

ACCESS TO THE INTERNET and A VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE PROMOTION; regular data usage rates apply from your telecommunications provider.  LIMIT one entry per person. Participants should enter using only an email address registered in their name. Winners will be notified via the email address provided and must provide a mailing address for delivery of their prize.  Please allow 1 – 2 months after the Promotion for prize delivery.

First place: 1 (one) Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Gen 1 - 13.5" (20QA00A3US), Value: $2,058

This contest is sponsored by The Channel Company, One Research Drive, Suite 410-A, Westborough, MA 01581 (“Sponsor”).  Prize winners will be selected from the pool of eligible participants on April 6, 2023. One winner will be selected based on points accrued for correct predictions in the bracket contest. The participant with the most points accrued for correct guesses will be the first-place winner.

Points can be accrued for correct each correct guess as follows: Round 1: 1 point each; Round 2: 2 points each; Round 3: 4 points each; Round 4: 8 points each; Round 5: 16 points

In the event of a tie for first place, the participant with the most points who entered the contest the earliest will be declared the winner. Each participant may only win a maximum of one prize during this promotion. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Judges’ decision is final. 

Eligibility: The promotion is open to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older as of March 3, 2023, and enter on via the above-described procedure. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of the Sponsor, its affiliates, retailers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Contest void where prohibited by law.

The winner must provide a valid email address at the time of contest entrance for award notification. Winners (identified by the contest “handle” provided during contest entry) will also be posted on the web page. The first-place winner must also provide a valid social security number for tax purposes as well as a valid U.S. mailing address to The Channel Company by April 20, 2023. Providing invalid information, including email address, social security number and/or U.S. mailing address, will result in disqualification.

In the event of unavailability of the prize identified above, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute items of equal or greater value. Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable, or redeemable for cash. Taxes are the sole responsibility of winners.  This promotion cannot be combined with other discounts, promotions, sales quotes, or applied to previous orders. Other restrictions may apply.

Prize Conditions: Prize winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, insurance, and all other fees and expenses associated with receipt and use of any prize.  By accepting a prize the winner(s) agrees to release the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and any other entities directly associated with this Promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), along with each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents, from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize awarded. Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor and prize suppliers reserve the right at their sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.

Internet Limitations of Liability: If for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, mobile connections, mobile service, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, and e-mail addresses from entry forms in accordance with its Privacy Policy. By participating in the Promotion and providing your e-mail address, entrants hereby acknowledge and agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information as stated in the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and also agree that Sponsor may share this information with the prize suppliers and its distributor network to alert entrants of future promotions and offers.


Terms & Conditions: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injuries to any person (including death) or property of any kind sustained in connection with their participation in the Promotion or from their acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.


Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, violates these Official Rules.


DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 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 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Official Rules by Mail: For your own copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Jennifer Follett, The Channel Company, One Research Drive, Suite 410-A, Westborough, MA 01581.


Winners List Requests: To request confirmation of the name and State residence of the winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by April 30, 2023, to: Jennifer Follett, The Channel Company, One Research Drive, Suite 410-A, Westborough, MA 01581.


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