How to Enter the Local 10 Eco-Hero Wild Florida Contest



The Eco-Hero contest is open only to Florida residents within the Miami-Dade and Broward counties viewing area. Employees of WPLG, Inc. and its affiliates, who are owned by Berkshire Hathaway (“Sponsor”), and members of their immediate family (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Adults, ages 18 and older, can nominate middle school students, ages 11-14, enrolled in schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Nominated high school students must have a proven track record of volunteering for environmental causes. In an essay of 500 words or less, nominators may describe the work the nominated student has done to address environmental problems and provide a path to solutions. The essay must include the nominee’s name, school name, school address, and grade level, along with the nominee’s phone number and email address. The nominator must also include their name, phone number, and email address. All nominations can be scanned and emailed to Ron Magill ([email protected]) at Zoo Miami from September 6, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. on September 23, 2022. A select panel of five judges from Zoo Miami and the Miami Zoo Foundation will evaluate each submission and select the top five finalists. Those top five finalists will be interviewed by WPLG Local 10 and their interviews will air during the WPLG Local 10 newscasts.


The voting period is from November 4, 2022 to 11:59 pm on November 18, 2022. Those who vote go to and click on the Eco-Hero Voting tab to link to the voting page. register and select the finalist of your choice. WPLG Local 10 viewer selections/votes will be included with votes from a select panel of judges from Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation to determine the Grand Prize Winner. WPLG Local 10 viewer votes will account for 25%, while each of the five select committee judges will account for 15%, when combined to determine the Grand Prize Winner. One winner will be named a Local 10 Eco-Hero on Monday, November 28, 2022. The winner will be notified by phone or email within 48 hours of the drawing ending. All prizes are non-transferable. No cash or other substitutions are allowed. The final results of the Eco-Hero vote are determined and verified solely by Zoo Miami.


Zoo Miami is not responsible for shipments that are delayed, lost, or damaged prior to arrival at the zoo.

Only entries submitted on time will be eligible to win.

ALTERNATIVE ENTRY METHODS: As an alternative to participating in accordance with the previous paragraph, proponents may participate by submitting the essay, along with nominee’s name, school name, school address, grade level, and nominee’s phone number and email address. The nominator must also include their name, phone number, and email address. all handwritten or legibly typed to Zoo Miami, C/O Ron Magill, Eco Hero Wild Florida, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177 or the legibly typed or handwritten essay may be mailed to: Zoo Miami, C/O Ron Magill, Eco Hero Wild Florida, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. Entries submitted via this alternate method must be received by Zoo Miami, Inc. no later than September 23, 2022.

ENTRY CONSTITUTES PERMISSION TO PUBLISH: Any information submitted by the trial participant may be broadcast on WPLG, Inc. television shows,, or in any other medium, at any time and for any period of time, including, but not limited to, posting to any marketing, publicity, or other form of promotion for this contest or similar future contest by WPLG, Inc., and such broadcast or posting does not entitle the entrant or any other person to compensation of any kind. Each entrant will hold Sponsor harmless from any third party claims related to WPLG, Inc.’s transmission or publication of any information provided by entrant in any form of media, including, but not limited to, publication on WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News or on their website



entry period:

Only one (1) ticket per person. All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on September 23, 2022 to be eligible for the contest. No serially produced or photocopied entries will be accepted. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or damaged will be void and will not be accepted or eligible. Only legible and complete entries will be accepted and eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected, lost, late or damaged entries. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

voting period:

Only one vote per valid and active email and IP address per person per day is allowed. If an entry receives multiple and/or irregular votes or multiple votes from the same user or users, including but not limited to votes generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro, other automated means, or other source, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the votes and/or the contestant art in its sole discretion. Any entrant suspected of using a proxy to vote, concealing his or her true identity, registering in the name of a fictitious person, or registering in the name of a real person without that person’s authorization will be disqualified. All registration information submitted by voters must be valid. Automated voting is not permitted and such votes will be disqualified. Any individual or organization that uses third party resources, whether domestic or foreign, for the purpose of creating multiple entries or generating votes in violation of these rules, either automatically or manually, will be immediately disqualified. Votes cannot be sold, bought or paid for. All voting must follow these Official Rules.


The winner will be announced on WPLG, Inc., Local 10 News on Monday, November 28, 2022. If Sponsor is unable to locate a determined winner, an alternate winner will be selected by the next highest number of votes. All prizes are non-transferable. No cash or other substitutions are allowed.

DISCLAIMER: By entering this contest, winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or alleged to be caused by participation in the contest and/or acceptance and/or use of any prize and releases Sponsor and each of their respective owners, affiliates. , officers, directors and employees, from any such liability. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name and address for publicity, promotion and publicity purposes without compensation. Winner is responsible for payment of all taxes associated with receipt of any prize.

MISCELLANEOUS: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the broadcast of this promotion and award prizes from among eligible entries received prior to the withdrawal date. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this promotion any person it believes has violated these rules.


If for any reason the Sweepstakes cannot proceed as planned due to any cause beyond Sponsor’s control, including, but not limited to, any event or cause that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and disqualify any person who may have caused such a problem. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access or alteration of entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone networks or lines, online computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of Sponsor to receive any entry due to technical problems or delays , including any injury. or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading of any material in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD ANY SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


If a dispute arises as to who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the person on whose behalf the entry was made.

By entering this contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, the sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without recourse to no way. class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, associated directly or indirectly with participation in this contest, but in no event will any fees be awarded or recovered. the lawyers; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain a prize for any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is found to be invalid or unenforceable or illegal, these rules will remain in effect and construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT, SPONSOR’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON IN CONNECTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, PROMOTION OR THE AWARDING, USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF $10.00.


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LIST OF WINNERS: The winner will be announced on the WPLG, Inc. Local 10 News on Monday, November 28, 2022.

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