Official Rules for the Hobbico "House Racer Challenge" Promotion

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The House Racer Challenge ("Promotion") is a contest of skill that begins on March 15, 2017 at 12:00am CT and ends on April 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm CT (the "Promotion Period"). The entry period begins on March 15, 2017 at 12:00am CT and ends on April 4, 2017 at 11:59pm CT (the "Entry Period"). The judging period begins on April 7, 2017 and ends on April 12, 2017 (the "Judging Period"). The winner will be announced on or about April 22, 2017. Hobbico, Inc., 2904 Research Rd, Champaign, IL 61822 ("Hobbico" or "Sponsor") is the sponsor of this Promotion. All federal, state and local laws apply.


The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence, who have internet access, and who own or have access to the Vusion House Racer Drone and the Rise House Racer FPV Race Gate System, as of the beginning of the Promotion Period. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its parent, affiliates, related parties and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Promotion.

To Enter:

Visit ("Promotion Site") to learn more about the Promotion. Entrants must use the listed products, plan an indoor FPV course, create a video under the parameters stated in these Official Rules, upload the video to YouTube, and fill out an entry form.

During the Entry Period from March 15 – April 4, 2017, an entry form will be available on the Promotion Site for contestants to enter the Promotion.

Video guidelines to enter contest:

  • Video must be posted to YouTube during the Promotion Period.
  • Include "House Racer Challenge" in the name or description of the video.
  • Video must feature the following products: Vusion House Racer Drone ( or and the Rise House Racer FPV Race Gate System (
  • Video entries must feature the contestant providing an overview of his or her course. Video must also include footage of the contestant flying the House Racer through the course that he or she built.
  • The course featured in the video must be an indoor course, as this is a promotion focusing on the House Racer drone.
  • While course created must include the House Racer Gate System, course may include additional items other than the House Racer Gate System.
  • The video can be no more than 2 minutes in length; however, the video can be shorter than this maximum time requirement.

Limit one (1) valid Entry per participant.

People Featured in Video:

By making an Entry, you warrant that you are the sole copyright owner of the Entry and if a child is in the Entry, you warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian of the child featured in the Entry. If requested by Sponsor, you must be able to provide proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor that you are the parent or legal guardian of the child featured in the video entry. If another person is featured in your video, Sponsor may require that you produce written permission granted by that person.

Sponsor Approval of Entries:

Entries are subject to approval by the Sponsor, which reserves the right not to post or, after posting, to remove, an Entry for any reason. The Entry should not contain any visible logos, cartoons, or phrases relating to third party products. Entries may contain Hobbico products, and other hobby products, provided logos of third party products are not shown. Entries may also not contain any intolerant, illegal, defamatory, indecent or obscene content or content that violates the rights of privacy or publicity of any third party or entity, or of any law, in Sponsor's sole discretion. No Entry can have any content that has been published previously and entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize. Sponsor is not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Entry.

Entries cannot contain, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, any content that contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices or any other indicia identifying any person other than entrant, including celebrities or public or private figures, unless otherwise discussed herein. In addition, the entry cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, literary works, sculptures, paintings, music, audio or visual works, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media). Sponsor reserves the right not to consider or to disqualify any entry which communicates message or images inconsistent with the images or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.


Entry in this promotion requires posting a video to YouTube. YouTube requires signing up for an account, providing a username/email address and a password. As of the start of the Promotion, there is no charge for a YouTube account. If you are a first time visitor to YouTube, you will be prompted to complete the on-screen registration form. Registration is a one-time requirement. If you are a returning visitor, you will be prompted to log-in using your e-mail address and/or password. Anyone found to be using multiple accounts to enter may be deemed ineligible. Entrants must also comply with YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines, which are accessible at and, which are incorporated as part of these Official Rules. The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with YouTube.

Promotion Process and Winner Selection:

After submission, all Entries which are compliant with the Terms and Conditions of the Promotion will be posted on Sponsor's website tied to the contest in a Gallery. Sponsor reserves the right not to select award recipients, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries during the Entry Period.

A Judging Period will take place where Sponsor-identified Judges will review video entries. Judges will take into account the following criteria when reviewing the video entries:

  • Creativity – (25 points) Ability to configure an indoor course leveraging the House Racer Gate System and objects found around the home.
  • Drone Pilot Skills – (25 points) Ability to skillfully navigate and fly the House Racer drone through the course built leveraging items included in the FPV kit.
  • Videography Skills – (25 points) Ability to leverage a camera, smartphone or even on-camera video footage via the drone to collect video footage.
  • Video Editing Experience – (25 points) Ability to edit video footage into a concise and interesting short video that will serve as a contest entry.

At the end of the Judging Period, judges will submit their scorecards to the Sponsor. Sponsor will tally results, and the entrant with the highest overall score will be deemed the potential winner. In the event of a tie for the total score, the entrant with the highest number of points in the "Creativity" criteria shall be deemed the potential winner. The judging will occur on April 7 – 12, 2017 by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final.

Notification of Winner:

Winner will be notified on or about April 14, 2017. The potential Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and where legal, a publicity release and return these documents to Hobbico properly executed, within 7 days of issuance of notification. Non-compliance within this time frame or with the Official Rules, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the entrant being disqualified, and the prize will be awarded to a potential alternate winner. Odds of winning any prize will depend upon the number of eligible entries received and the skill of the entrants. Winner will be announced on Hobbico's Facebook Page ( on or about April 22, 2017.


The Winner will receive the following prize ("Grand Prize"): Visa gift card in the amount of $5,000. Gift card may be subject to additional restrictions as stated on the card.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Other restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

General Conditions:

By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay or misdirection of promotion materials/mail submitted to Sponsor. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor and its affiliated companies and agencies are not responsible for printing, distribution or production errors and may rescind, cancel or revoke this Promotion based upon any such error without liability and at their sole discretion. By entering the Promotion, entrants agree that YouTube, Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotion agencies, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, representatives and officers of any of the above shall have no liability whatsoever and shall be held harmless for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property damages sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with or resulting from acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in this Promotion.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Promotion or change any element thereof (including the Official Rules), with or without notice, at any time for any reason, including without limitation printing errors, web site errors, transmission errors, other mistakes in the production or operation of the Promotion or if a computer virus, bug tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical or security problem of any sort corrupts or disrupts the Promotion's administration, security, or proper play. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify in its sole discretion any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or the Promotion, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that all disputes will be exclusively resolved in the appropriate courts in the state of Illinois in the United States and governed by the laws of the state of Illinois. Entrants hereby expressly and irrevocably consent to jurisdiction in the state of Illinois for those purposes. Except as otherwise contemplated in these rules or in any publicity release, information collected by Sponsor in connection with this Promotion will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor's online privacy policy posted at

In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Promotion, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email account and YouTube account and who is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address/YouTube account utilized to register for the Promotion. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry may be deemed ineligible.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, edit or remove any Entry or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her entry submission, if a complaint is received with respect to the Entry, or for any other reason.

Winner's List:

To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to Hobbico, Inc. Hobbico House Racer Challenge Promotion, 2904 Research Rd, Champaign, IL 61822, by June 1, 2017.