EVALUATION ROUNDS

c. Evaluation Rounds

i. Round One. Open Submissions. Selection of Semi-Finalists. Each eligible Entry submitted during the Entry Submission Period shall be evaluated by the Judges using the Judging Criteria, and on or about March 5, 2021, the Judges will select fifteen (15) Entries (“Open Submission Selectees”) to advance to the Semi-Finals Round of the Competition.

ii. Round Two. Selection of Finalists. Using the Judging Criteria, on or about April 16, 2021, the Judges will select ten (10) Potential Finalists from the pool of thirty (30) Semi-Finalists. The pool from which the Judges shall select the Potential Finalists consists of the Open Submissions Selectees from Round One, as well as (i) ten (10) entries selected through The Black List Competition, and (ii) five (5) Entries selected through the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, based on their respective, skill-based evaluation systems. To become a Finalist, the Potential Finalist must confirm attendance at the Festival and return other Finalist Documents no later than thirty (30) calendar days after attempted notification. Sponsor reserves the right, but is not obligated, to invite a Semi-Finalist(s) to replace any Finalist(s) who is/are unable or unwilling to attend the Festival or who does not confirm by the stated deadline.

iii. Round Three. Selection of Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Ups. Selection of the Grand Prize Winner will take place during the Festival from June 10 – 13, 2021. Finalists will be invited to the ATX Television Festival to present their Live Pitch in front of the Judges and a live audience. Using the Judging Criteria, the Judges will evaluate the Entries and Live Pitch of the Finalists, and select one (1) Grand Prize Winner, and up to two (2) Runner-Ups.

d. Winner Lists. Each Semi-Finalist, Finalist, and Grand Prize Winner may be called a “Winner.” Winners’ names will be listed on the Website as follows: Semi-Finalists on or about March 5, 2021; Finalists on or about April 16, 2021; and the Grand-Prize Winner and Runners-Up on or about June 13, 2021.

e. Winner Notification, Verification, and Documentation. Sponsor will notify each potential Winner using the contact information included as part of the potential Winner’s Entry. Potential Winners must continue to comply with all provisions of these T&C, and award of a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to ask each Potential Semi-Finalist and Potential Finalist to present proof of eligibility and satisfy other conditions provided in these T&C to be declared a Finalist, Grand Prize Winner, or Runner-Up and to be awarded a prize. Potential Semi-Finalists and Potential Finalists must execute and deliver to Sponsor requested documents via e-mail within five (5) calendar days following an attempted notification. Such documents may include: (i) affidavits confirming eligibility and compliance with these T&C, (ii) liability releases, (iii) publicity releases (where permitted), (iv) license in which the Entrant warrants that he/she is the owner of the Entry (and all the intellectual property rights in therein), and (v) such other documents and personal information as may be reasonably requested by Sponsor. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Competition, forfeit of the prize, and selection of an alternate potential winner. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet or wireless phone service that may result in a potential Winner or alternate not receiving a notification. A Potential Winner’s non-receipt of a message from Sponsor for any reason shall not impose any liability on Sponsor.