Official Drawing Rules

How to Enter

Eligible supporters who contribute on or before April 30, 2017 at any one of the levels indicated will be will be automatically entered into the drawing for the All Nippon Airways round-trip Houston-Tokyo-Houston airline ticket.


You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  Directors, officers and employees of the Japan-America Society of Houston (JASH) and the Japanese Festival of Houston, Inc. (JFH), and their respective households or immediate family members, are not eligible to enter. Compliance with the eligibility requirements will be determined solely by JASH.  All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  


All donors who contribute online at www.jas-hou.org or by calling 713.963.0121 to make their donations by telephone during the entry period will be automatically entered into the drawing.

JASH is not responsible for lost, late, delayed or illegible entries or requests for entries. JASH assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, damages, delayed computer transactions or network connections, whether human, technical or otherwise in nature, in conjunction with this drawing, participation or in connection with any prize acceptance. JASH, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the website or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Entrants agree JASH has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this contest and that its decision is final and binding.

Odds of Winning

Odds of winning are determined by the total number of entries received and cannot be projected.

Selection and Notification of Winner

One winner and three back up names will be selected by a random drawing. The winner will be notified by telephone, e-mail or U.S. postal mail.  If the winner is unable to collect their prize, the unawarded prize will go to the first back-up and subsequent back-ups thereof until prize is awarded.  Winner must provide their social security number.  Prize materials will be shipped by mail. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number of entries. Winner’s name will be announced by JASH.


Release and Indemnification

All entrants agree to be bound by the contest rules and further agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless JASH and JFH, its licensees, affiliates, successors and funders, and their respective directors, officers and employees from and against all actions, causes of actions and liability, including attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or relating to participation in the drawing and receipt and use or misuse of the airline ticket awarded.  The airline ticket is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for the airline ticket. JASH may use winner’s name for publicity purposes without further compensation.  Taxes and expenses that may result from winning this prize are the responsibility of the winner.


Restrictions may apply. By participating in the drawing, a participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all decisions of the contest judges.

Choice of Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of JASH in connection with the contest, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to the conflicts of law principles thereof that would cause the matter to be referred to the law of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.