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KEDM Drawing: Louisiana's Best Books of the Year

Congratulations to Gerald Stinson, winner of the Best of the Best Books of Louisiana drawing held on April 23, 2016!!

KEDM will resume the Spring Campaign April 19-23.  

Make your tax-deductible gift to KEDM and you'll be entered to win a prize package that consist of some Louisiana books and those written by Louisiana authors that were chosen for NPR's Best Books of 2015! 

The Louisiana best books prize set includes: Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin, My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh, and Best of the Best Louisiana Cookbook III.

The drawings will be held on Saturday, April 23.

Just make your donation online, or call 318-342-5575 or 1-800-256-4085 during KEDM's Spring Campaign. No contribution is necessary to enter, full details are below.

Due to widespread storms and flooding in northeast Louisiana beginning March 9, this contest was postponed.

Congratulations to March 4 winner Donna Branson of Monroe!

Make your tax-deductible gift to KEDM and you'll be entered to win a set of Louisiana's Best Books of the Year!

The prize packages consist of some Louisiana books and those written by Louisiana authors that were chosen for NPR's Best Books of 2015. 

  • Set One Drawing March 4th: NPR’s best books include: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell, Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson and Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson.  We added a local favorite Waterline: Landscape With Voices by Bette Kauffman.
  • Set Two Drawing March 12th (postponed) Rescheduled date April 23, 2016: Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin, My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh, and Best of the Best Louisiana Cookbook III.

Just make your donation online, or call 318-342-5575 or 1-800-256-4085 during KEDM's Spring Campaign. No contribution is necessary to enter, full details are below.

KEDM Louisiana's Best Books of the Year Giveaway 

Official Drawing Rules and Policy

Prize: 

  • Set One Drawing March 4th: NPR’s best books include: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell, Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson and Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson.  We added a local favorite Waterline: Landscape With Voices by Bette Kauffman.
  • Set Two Drawing March 12th (postponed) Rescheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2016: Katrina: After the Flood by Gary Rivlin, My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh, and Best of the Best Louisiana Cookbook III.

This prize is not redeemable for cash and is not transferable. All taxes on the prize, including but not limited to federal, state and local income and sales taxes, and any expense not covered herein (including but not limited to expenses related to the use of the prize) are the responsibility of the winner.
How to Enter: Entry is automatic with online, telephone or mailed contributions during the promotional period. The number to call is 318-342-5575 or 1-800-256-4085 or give online at KEDM.org. To enter without making a contribution, call in and submit your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address, or by mail by sending a 3" x 5" index card to KEDM Public Radio, 250 Stubbs Hall, 700 University Ave, Monroe, LA 71209. Multiple entries, if discovered, will be disqualified. All sustaining members of KEDM are automatically entered.

How to Win: No contribution to KEDM is necessary. The promotion begins at 12 p.m. CST on February 22, 2016 and ends at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Only entries received during the promotional time are eligible. 

Entries are limited to one per person, address, or household regardless of the method of entry. No responsibility is assumed by KEDM or the University of Louisiana Monroe for lost, late, damaged or incomplete entries or for any human error or any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries become the property of KEDM and will not be returned. Proof of emailing and/or mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. Individuals can request a mailed copy of the contest rules by email at strode [at] ulm.edu.

Eligibility: Employees of KEDM, members of their immediate family or persons living in the same household are not eligible to win. KEDM volunteers may enter if they are not included in the above-named categories. Contestants must be 18 years or older to enter. Participation is restricted to persons living in the United States. A person may only win one KEDM giveaway prize per 30 days.

Selection and Notification of Winner: Winner will be randomly drawn by a station employee on March 4, 2016 and March 12, 2016 (postponed) from among all the eligible entries received.  A second winner will be randomly drawn by a station employee on the rescheduled date of April 23, 2016. The winner(s) will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail within 24 hours of drawing. Every reasonable attempt will be made to award the prize. If after every reasonable effort has been exerted (three (3) attempts over 30 days) to award the prize but the potential winner cannot be reached after thirty (30) days from first notification attempt, or the potential winner(s) has refused to accept the prize, or if entrant is found to be ineligible, or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner awarded. KEDM will not notify winners of the time remaining on a prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim the prize within the thirty (30) day time frame. All unclaimed prizes after thirty (30) days will automatically be forfeited. 

General Conditions: Participants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decision of KEDM Station Management, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this promotion. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless KEDM, the University of Louisiana Monroe, their officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this promotion or use of any prize won. KEDM makes no and disclaims all warranties, guarantees or representations, express or implied, concerning the condition, quality, or merchantability of any prize. KEDM reserves the right to cancel this contest and not award any prize in the event that in its judgment unforeseen developments warrant cancelation. Participants also agree to grant KEDM the right to use their entry, name, image or other likeness without further compensation for advertising, fundraising or promotional purposes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Upon pick-up of prize, proper picture identification (i.e. valid driver’s license or passport) from the winner is required. Prizes must be picked up at the KEDM studios located at 250 Stubbs Hall at the University of Louisiana Monroe, 401 Bayou Drive, Monroe, LA 71209, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Under unique circumstances, a representative designated by the winner will be allowed to accept the prize. Written authorization from the winner, including the representative’s name, ID and a photocopy of the winner’s valid driver’s license is required.

For the names of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope before May 1, 2016 to KEDM Drive Drawing Winners' Names, 250 Stubbs Hall, 700 University Ave, Monroe, LA 71209. Winners list will not be available until after April 25, 2016.

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