Rules and Regulations

The 2020 Inaugural Victoria Duck Safari Rules and Regulations

  1. The Victoria Duck Safari (the “Event” or “Race”) is produced by Victoria Symphony Society, (the “Producer”), a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, whose mission is to enrich, entertain, educate, and inspire our community through symphonic concerts of the highest possible artistic quality within the framework of available resources.
  2. A minimum of five thousand (5,000) ducks will be entered in the Race. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.
  3. All ducks entered are and shall remain property of Victoria Duck Safari. Once the ducks are launched, they are on their own and no attempt to free or interfere with any duck is permitted, unless deemed necessary by the Producer.
  4. The Producer will establish the official time and date of the Race. The race course will be established by the Producer. Victoria Duck Safari reserves the right to change the location of, postpone and/or reschedule, the Race or determine the winners by random drawing in the event of inclement weather, Acts of God, a pandemic, government restrictions, or other circumstances beyond the Victoria Duck Safari’s control. Any determination to change location, postpone and/or reschedule shall be reserved to and made solely by the Producer.
  5. A number will be attached on the bottom of each duck called the tag number. The individual(s) associated with the tag number(s) on the first duck(s) plucked or collected by the Producer will be awarded prize(s). Positive identification will be required to claim any prize(s).
  6. A copy of these Rules and Regulations, a list of prizes and, after the event, a list of prize winners can be obtained from the Producer by sending a written request with self-addressed stamped envelope to: 405 E Loma Vista Ave, Victoria, TX 77901
  7. The entry portion of each adoption paper must be completed in its entirety and delivered to the Producer or an authorized representative of the Producer or mailed to the Producer at the address set forth in rule (6) and received by the Producer no later than 5 pm on the day prior to the Race to be eligible to win any prizes. Adoptions forms received through the mail after such time will be considered a donation to Victoria Symphony Society and not an entry into the Race. Entrants assume the risk of non-delivery of any entries to the Producer. Ducks may be adopted in person at the event booth up until the time the Producer deems appropriate before the start of the race or until all available ducks have been adopted.
  8. No cash equivalent prizes or exchanges will be provided in lieu of the designated prize(s). Any taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner. By entering, the entrants release and hold the Producer, its officers, directors, volunteers, staff, sponsors and other related entities harmless from any and all liability with respect to the prize(s) and/or the Event. By entering, each winner consents to the promotional use of their name and likeness without any additional compensation.
  9. A minimum donation of $5.00 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of the Event and are not encouraged. However, one free entry per person can be obtained by presenting a handwritten request to the Producer and submitting a self-addressed stamped return envelope for mailing of entry ticket. Requests for free entries after 5000 ducks have been adopted may not be honored. All requests must be made no later than five (5) days prior to the event).
  10. The winner of any prize(s) must be over 18 years of age and must pay any applicable sales tax or other fees associated with the prize. If any prize winner(s) is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may claim the prize on their behalf. Winner need not be present to win.
  11. Winner(s) will be announced following the Race. Winner(s) will also, where necessary, be notified verbally, by telephone, email and/or U.S. mail. If any winner(s) does not claim his/her prize within 30 days of race date, or if the Producer is unable to contact any winner(s) due to insufficient or illegible contact information, or if any winner(s) is deemed ineligible to win a prize, Producer will select a substitute winner by random drawing of entry tickets. All prizes will be awarded.
  12. All decisions and interpretations of these Rules and Regulations will be made by Victoria Duck Safari Committee and its judgment is final.
  13. This Event is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
  14. The Victoria Duck Safari and its logo are registered trademarks of the Producer and no other person or entity is authorized to copy or otherwise use them without the Producer’s express written consent.
  15. The Derby Duck Race/Turtle Trek are registered trademarks of GAME and cannot be used or copied without its written consent.