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Texas Tuned Giveaway - Winner of 2 VIP ACL Tickets

We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Timothy Gilliam of Austin for winning the Texas State Historical Association's sweepstakes for TWO FREE, 3-DAY VIP PASSES to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 12-14 to rock out in legendary VIP style.

Deadline for entries was 11:59:59 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2012.  Check out your favorite Texas music, festival, dancehall, and so much more in the Handbook of Texas Music, 2nd Edition. Put a true Texas legend on your wall with the Willie Nelson Limited Edition Fine Art Print.

All who entered were eligible for a 25% discount on:
The Handbook of Texas Music, Second Edition. - With 264 images, the new edition  features new and expanded coverage of the musicians, ensembles, dance halls, festivals, businesses, and organizations that have helped define Texas music.

Willie Nelson Limited Edition Fine Art - based on the original artwork by Lamberto Alvarez featured on the cover of the Texas Almanac 2012=2013

Founded in 1897, the Texas State Historical Association furthers the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Texas through programs and activities that encourage and promote research, writing, and publication of relevant historical material. Long regarded as one of the most dynamic regional history organizations, TSHA provides the Digital Gateway to Texas History with more than 27,000 articles and more than 100 years of scholarship.




1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) or older. Employees, board members, and trustees of The Texas State Historical Association, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, board members, and trustees are not eligible to enter.

2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Texas State Historical Association, 1155 Union Circle #311580 Denton, TX 76203-5017 (“Sponsor”). This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

3. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 2:00:01 PM CDT on August 27, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CDT on September 27, 2012 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: Visit and complete an entry form during the Entry Period. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. Additional entries will be void. By entering, you indicate your full agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding.

5. Digital Member: By entering the Sweepstakes, you will automatically become a digital member of The Texas State Historical Association. This membership includes special event invitations and a bi-monthly e-newsletter. There is no cost for this membership and you may cancel and unsubscribe at any time.

6. Drawing: On or about September 28, 2012, Sponsor will select one (1) potential winner in a random drawing of all entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor will notify the winner via email day of drawing. Tickets will be mailed to address submitted via entry form. If mailing address is invalid and tickets are returned, they become property of Sponsor and winner forfeits all rights. 

7. Requirements of Potential Winner: In order to win the prize, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, a W-9 form for tax reporting purposes and a liability/publicity release. If a potential winner meets the eligibility requirements but is a minor in his/her state, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the documents on his/her behalf. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, tickets become property of Sponsor and winner forfeits all rights

8. Prize: One (1) winner will receive two (2) VIP Passes to the Austin City Limits Music Festival to be held at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas on October 12-14, 2012. For details of the VIP Passes, go to (does not include Platinum Pass). The total approximate value of the prize is $2,100. Transportation and accommodations are not included. The winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded. You may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

9. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsor may either suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes or award the prizes at random from among the entries received up to the time of the impairment. 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 Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Privacy and Publicity: Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will be used for purposes of this Sweepstakes and treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Facebook. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use of your name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Texas. 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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Texas.

13. Results: To request a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Texas State Historical Association, 1155 Union Circle #311580 Denton, TX 76203-5017. Requests must be received by November 1, 2012.

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