Toyota ShareLunker Prize Drawings 2018 Official Rules

  1. The year-end Toyota ShareLunker Prize Drawing prize package includes:
    1. Resident (or non-resident) annual fishing license;
    2. $5000 Shopping Spree;
    3. Additional prizes may be added to the prize package prior to the drawing’s entry deadline; all entrants will be informed of any additional prizes by email.
  2. The Legacy Class Prize Drawing prize package includes:
    1. Resident (or non-resident) annual fishing license;
    2. $5000 Shopping Spree;
    3. Additional prizes may be added to the prize package prior to the drawing’s entry deadline; all entrants will be informed of any additional prizes by email.
  3. Current employees of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter or win either prize package; however, they may register any qualifying fish caught using the ShareLunker App.
  4. Must be 17 years of age or older to be eligible to win either of these prize drawings; however, a parent or guardian of any younger anger who has caught a qualifying fish may register the fish on behalf of the younger angler using the ShareLunker App.
  5. All fish registered or entered in either prize drawings must be caught in Texas public waters using legal means of a hook, pole-and-line method (passive gears such as trotlines, setlines, jug lines, nets, etc. are not legal methods for catching bass and are therefore excluded) by an angler that possess a valid license that provides freshwater fishing privileges.
  6. To enter either of the prize drawings an angler must use the web form or mobile app to submit their fish catch information while following all ShareLunker Entry Criteria (hyperlink).
  7. Deadline for entering a qualifying fish into the year-end ShareLunker Prize Drawing is 11:59 p.m. central standard time on December 31, 2018. The deadline for entering a qualifying fish into the Legacy Class Prize Drawing is 11:59 p.m. central standard time on March 31, 2018.
  8. Winners of both prize drawings will be selected from qualified entries. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  9. Winners of both drawings will be notified within two weeks following the entry deadline by email contact information provided by the participant. Each prize drawing winner has five (5) business days after notification to accept/claim the prize package, otherwise it will be offered to the next alternate selected in the drawing. It is recommended that drawing participants add tpwd@service.govdelivery.com to their email contacts to aid deliverability of messages from Texas Parks and Wildlife.
  10. With the Executive Director’s approval of a written request, a winner may reassign, but may not sell, the resident or non-resident fishing license to an immediate family member or a person under the age of 17.
  11. TPWD will pay federal taxes associated with each of the winners for their prize packages, with a value required to be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Per IRS rules, the winners of the prize packages will be required to report their winnings as part of their personal tax return. Prize recipients should consult with their tax professional for how this will impact their personal tax situation.
  12. TPWD reserves the right to use photographs submitted, including photographs showing the angler’s image. As a condition of registering a fish using the ShareLunker App or entering into either prize drawing, a person, individually or as a parent or guardian of a minor, grants to TPWD a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license and right, to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the angler’s image, name, city, and state for TPWD purposes, in any media now know or hereafter devised, including in TPWD publications and advertising, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval.
  13. By entering the drawing and/or by accepting any prizes, each hereby releases and holds harmless the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, drawing sponsor(s), drawing prize provider(s), and any of their commissioners, directors, officers, employees, volunteers, agents and representatives from and against any and all liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, and damages for which the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, drawing sponsor(s), and/or drawing prize provider(s) might otherwise become liable by reason of any accidents, or injuries to or death of any persons, or damage to property, or both, in any manner arising or resulting from, caused by, connected with or related to entering the drawing and/or accepting any prizes, regardless of how, where, or when such injury, death or damage occurs even if caused by the negligence of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, drawing sponsor(s), and/or drawing prize provider(s).
  14. Void where prohibited by law.