Instagram Contest Rules








The Price Is Right Productions, and its distribution, production, administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies (“TPIR”) invite you to join in on the fun of THE PRICE IS RIGHT Contestant Search (the “Contestant Search”) for Season 43 of The Price Is Right (the “Show”) by posting one video of yourself to your Instagram account, tagging @therealpriceisright (the “Video”). In your video, answer the question “Why should you be a contestant on THE PRICE IS RIGHT?” (See “Winner Selection” for judging criteria). This question may change from time to time at the sole discretion of TPIR.


If your Video does not tag @therealpriceisright or is not sent via Instagram Direct per the below instructions, it will not be considered to be submitted in the Contestant Search.


If your Instagram account is private, you must send @therealpriceisright your Video via Instagram Direct. Here is how:


1. Take a new photo/video or upload one from your camera roll.

2. Add optional effects, filters and a caption.

3. Tap Direct. You’ll see some features appear in green when you’re using Instagram Direct.

4. Tap the names of people you want to send the post to (up to 15 people).

5. Tap Send.


Your Video should be original, only include you, and not infringe on any third party rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, or patent, or create claims for idea misappropriation or breach of contract. No Videos will be accepted after 12:00:00pm (noon) PT on March 13, 2015. Sponsored by TPIR.


TPIR will only review the FIRST Video you submit (based on the timestamp on Instagram). If you submit multiple videos, only the first Video will be reviewed.


A valid Instagram account is required to enter into this Contestant Search. Instagram accounts are free. To set up an Instagram account, visit for complete details. You must follow @therealpriceisright on Instagram.


In order to participate, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

 – You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.

– You must be a legal resident of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and live in the United States as of the date you submit your Video and continuing through the dates of travel to Los Angeles, CA, if you are selected as a semi-finalist.

– You must not be a candidate for public office at the time of entry, and if selected to be a contestant, you must agree not to become a candidate for public office until after the initial broadcast of the program in which you appear.


You are not eligible, if:


– You have been a contestant on THE PRICE IS RIGHT within the last ten (10) years;

– You have been selected as a semi-finalist for a prior THE PRICE IS RIGHT Contestant Search within the last five (5) years;

– You have been a contestant on any game show within the last twelve (12) months;

– You are under active consideration for any game show other than THE PRICE IS RIGHT; or

– You have been a contestant on more than TWO (2) other television game shows of any type within the last ten (10) years.


Employees, officers, directors and agents of CBS Corporation, CBS Broadcasting Inc., The Price Is Right Productions, Inc., Fremantle Goodson, Inc., or Fremantle Media North America, Inc. (and any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of any of the foregoing), and local and national sponsors of THE PRICE IS RIGHT and/or of any of their respective licensees, assigns, partners, parents, subsidiary, or affiliated companies and their immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of their same households (whether related or not) are not eligible to be participants in the Contestant Search or participate in the application process.


You are required to provide truthful information and TPIR may reject and require deletion of any entry that it discovers or determines to be false or fraudulent. TPIR may disqualify any entry from individuals who do not meet the eligibility requirements.


Your Video must NOT contain material which is sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent (for example, relating to murder, weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (for example, underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane or harassing. Your Video must conform to any terms of use/service associated with Instagram, which are available here:


Contest Submission Phase

Only Videos submitted between 8:00:00am PT on March 2, 2015 and 12:00:00pm (noon) PT on March 13, 2015, will be entered into the judging phase described below.


TPIR shall act as official timekeeper, and all decisions regarding timing of entries shall be at TPIR’s sole discretion.



The Videos and answers to any questions asked to help determine the Grand Prize Winner during the interviews in Los Angeles will be judged by personnel from THE PRICE IS RIGHT based on the following criteria: 33.3% clarity of answer, 33.3% personality, and 33.3% enthusiasm. In the event of a tie, the entry with the higher score in the personality category will be declared the semi-finalist or Grand Prize Winner as applicable.


Remember: Instagram videos are limited to fifteen seconds (0:15), so make sure to show your spirit within the time allotted.


Winner Selection


Two (2) semi-finalists will be selected. The semi-finalists will not be officially declared until such individuals fill out, sign and return The Price Is Right – 2015 Contestant Search Eligibility Requirement Check, Release and Waiver, and Confirmation of Travel Availability. The semi-finalists must be willing to travel to Los Angeles between March 29 and April 2, 2015 (or as scheduled by the TPIR). If a semi-finalist is unable to travel to Los Angeles on the dates selected by TPIR, he or she will not be officially declared a semi-finalist, and TPIR may choose an alternate semi-finalist. All of TPIR’s decisions with respect to the Contestant Search are final and in TPIR’s sole and absolute discretion.


The semi-finalists will have the opportunity to be selected as a contestant in an episode of THE PRICE IS RIGHT. TPIR will interview the two (2) semi-finalists in Los Angeles and select a Grand Prize Winner based on their answers during that interview. In the event TPIR chooses a semi-finalist to participate in the Show, and as a condition of such participation, he or she must fill out, sign, deliver and agree to all of the terms and conditions of additional forms, including, without limitation, a Contestant Release and Arbitration Provision. The Grand Prize Winner will be named during the filming of the episode they attend and asked to “Come on Down” to contestant row to participate as a contestant in that episode.



The Prize (“The Prize”) for each semi-finalist shall consist of:


Air Travel: One (1) roundtrip coach airfare for the selected semi-finalist from the closest major airport to the semi-finalist (or other airport as selected by TPIR) to Los Angeles, CA


Hotel Accommodations: one (1) night standard hotel accommodations (room and tax only) in Los Angeles, CA (at a hotel selected by TPIR)


Ground Transportation:


– Ground transportation to and from the hotel in Los Angeles, to the Los Angeles International Airport

– Ground transportation to and from the hotel to the set for THE PRICE IS RIGHT taping


Please note that the Prize is not refundable or transferable, and cannot be substituted or exchanged for cash or credit at any time.

Semi-finalist winners are responsible for the full cost of transportation to and from the airport in their hometown and all taxes related to that transportation.


Hotel and travel (as outlined) must be booked by TPIR and arrangements cannot be changed in any way once booked and confirmed.


Approximate value for each semi-finalist Prize is $1,600.00, depending upon the cost of air travel. Prize does not include items not specified, such as travel insurance, hotel room service and other incidental charges, parking fees, laundry service, food, beverages, merchandise, or souvenirs, etc. The Grand Prize Winner also will be responsible for any taxes related to this Contestant Search and/or prizes won as a result of their participation as a contestant in an episode of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, if any.


By accepting the Prize, you acknowledge that you are not guaranteed to receive a prize of monetary value on THE PRICE IS RIGHT or the opportunity to be called on stage.


TPIR may elect, in its sole discretion, to feature Videos submitted as part of the Contestant Search in one or more episodes of THE PRICE IS RIGHT or related promotional materials.


TPIR reserves the right to change or make exceptions to any of the rules, eligibility requirements and terms, including the terms of any prizes to be awarded at any time without notice.


TPIR reserves the right to add, cancel and/or substitute other means of participation and TPIR reserves the right to modify the manner in which the Contestant Search is conducted.


Other Conditions

Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the semi-finalists. The semi-finalists may be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 with their full Social Security Number or the equivalent for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by TPIR in a calendar year with an aggregate value of $600 or more. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in forfeiture of the prize. Such winnings of $600 or more will be reported to the IRS.


Participation in the Contestant Search and/or acceptance of the Prize constitutes entrant’s and/or winner’s permission for TPIR or its agents and designees to interview the semi-finalist(s), to photograph, film, and record each semi-finalist, and to use in commerce and in any media his/her name, address (city and state), biographic information, likeness, photograph, audio or video recording, and/or any statements made by him/her regarding TPIR, the Contestant Search, and/or its sponsor(s) for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Each semi-finalist agrees to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize, except where prohibited by law.


If selected as a semi-finalist, you may also be required to meet with the press to promote your appearance on the Show. Press appearances are subject to your availability. You also authorize TPIR to conduct civil, criminal, financial, driver-history and any other type of background checks deemed necessary by TPIR. All dates and locations listed in these eligibility requirements and in the application form are subject to change in TPIR’s sole discretion, without notice.


If you are chosen to be a semi-finalist, TPIR shall not be responsible for making any necessary arrangements with your employer and family in anticipation of your absence from home and your job.


You understand that although you may believe your Video to be unique and novel, there may be pre-existing ideas, concepts, or proposals that are similar to your Video. By submitting your Video, you recognize that other persons, including TPIR’s own employees, may have submitted to TPIR or others, or made public, or may in the future originate and submit or make public, similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals that TPIR may have the right to use, and you understand that you will not be entitled to any compensation because of TPIR’s use of such similar or identical ideas, concepts, or proposals in any manner. You understand and agree that TPIR’s use of material containing features or elements similar or identical to those contained in your Video will not obligate TPIR to negotiate with you or entitle you to any compensation if TPIR determines that it has an independent legal right to use that other material for any reason (for example, because the features or elements are not new or novel, were not originated by you, or were or may hereafter be independently created and submitted by other persons, including TPIR employees).


By submitting your Video, you agree that your Video, in whole or in part and as edited by TPIR in its sole discretion, may be exhibited in the Show (distributed in all media, worldwide), on the Show’s websites (collectively, the “Website”) and in advertising for the Show on-air and off-air and on the Website and on social media platforms related to the Show (together, the “Materials”) and that TPIR may exploit your Video and the Materials howsoever it chooses in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation.


You grant TPIR, FremantleMedia North America, Inc., Fremantle Goodson, Inc., CBS Corporation, CBS Broadcasting Inc., and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their licensees, successors and assigns (the “Program Entities”) the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit your Video and to incorporate your Video in other works in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional notification, permission, approval, or compensation. You warrant that you have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to the Program Entities and the Program Entities’ reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of your Video will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.


By submitting your Video, you hereby indemnify, defend, release, discharge, and hold harmless the Program Entities, Instagram, all television broadcasting stations, sponsors, advertising agencies, and any and all others connected with the Show, and each of their related parent companies, subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, partners and representatives of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from submitting your Video.


By submitting your Video, you consent to the recording, use, and reuse by the Program Entities of your Instagram user name, voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including without limitation, any information contained in your Video, Instagram profile , as used, edited, altered, fictionalized, or modified by the Program Entities, in their sole discretion, in any and all markets and media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with TPIR, the Website, or related sites or services, in and in connection with any television programs and other productions, and in and in connection with advertising, promotion, and publicity.


You acknowledge and agree that TPIR, its licensees, successors, and assigns will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales, licenses, assignments, and other transfers of the rights granted by you hereunder, as well as any and all revenue generated by the display of any advertising, publicity, promotional materials, or distribution rights in connection with your Video or the Materials. Nothing in these Terms of Participation obligates or may be deemed to obligate TPIR or any other person or entity to exercise any of the rights granted by you under these Terms of Participation. TPIR and its successors, licensees, and assigns, will have the unlimited right to assign these Terms of Participation and the rights granted by you under these Terms of Participation at any time, in whole or in part, to any party. Your Video may not be identifiable. TPIR will have the right to make any changes to your Video as it determines in its sole discretion. Your Video should not contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive. Your Video must be your own original work, so it must not contain any intellectual property or other material that you do not solely own and control, such as music, artwork, etc. You agree that TPIR and its licensees, successors, and assigns shall have no obligation to give you credit for your Video but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.


You understand that there will be no payment for your Video or the use of your Video. You understand that no industry custom or practice applies to your agreement that you will not be paid for your Video. You understand that if your Video is selected for use, such use will not be considered an employment opportunity. If you do not want your Video to be used and broadcast by the Program Entities, then please do not participate. You understand that neither TPIR nor any other party is obligated to use or exploit your Video.


To the extent that the Website’s Terms of Services, located at (the “Website Terms”), are not in conflict with these Terms of Participation, the Website Terms apply.


This event is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.