ICE FISHING CONTEST RULES
Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza
2021 Contest Rules
The following rules shall apply to the 2021 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza (hereinafter the “Event”), scheduled for 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. January 30, 2021.
Section 1: Rules and Regulations.
- The rules and regulations set forth herein are the Official Rules (“Rules”) of the Event and the Raffle Drawing, as that term is defined further below.
- Participants shall be subject to all applicable licensing requirements, as well as any local, state, and federal laws.
- These rules may be changed by Brainerd Jaycees, Inc., a Minnesota non-profit corporation, or by its delegated agent (hereinafter, the “Jaycees”), at any time with or without notice to the participants. Interpretation and enforcement of these rules will be left exclusively to the Event Director. In the event of a discrepancy between the printed version and any digital version of the Rules, the Rules posted on the official website (http://www.icefishing.org/about/official-rules/) at the time of the Event shall prevail.
- By purchasing a ticket, and participating in the event, all participants acknowledge and agree that they have reviewed, understand, and will abide by the Rules as posted on our official website. Participants willingly agree to comply with the Rules for participation in the Event.
Section 2: Event Participation and Eligibility.
2.1 The contest is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. January 30, 2021
2.2 Entry fee for the contest is $50.00. No refunds and exchanges will be given for any reason for tickets purchased after December 7th, 2020.
2.3 Each participant must have a contest ticket.
2.4 Eligible species for the tournament are Walleye, Northern Pike, Tullibee (cisco), Perch, Sunfish, and Crappie
2.5 Each contestant may register as many fish as the contestant wants, but only the longest fish per contestant will be entered to qualify for a contest prize.
2.6 All fish entered into the contest must be caught during contest hours. All fish entered into the contest must be entered by using the FishDonkey App. Dead or frozen fish are ineligible. Judges shall have the right to verify all fish are legally caught. The decision of the judge is final. All prize winners may be required to take a polygraph exam as part of the contest requirements. In the event deception is detected or the contestant refuses to take the exam, his/her prize will be forfeited. Participants are responsible for verification of length of the fish at time of submission via the FishDonkey App.
2.7 Only fish personally caught by the contestant are eligible to be entered in the contest by that contestant. Fish caught by one individual and given to another person are not eligible. Any contestant who enters a fish caught by another individual will be immediately disqualified.
2.8 Heaters, chairs, bait pails, depth finders and underwater cameras are allowed.
2.9 All fish registrations must be uploaded by 3:15pm on the day of the contest. All fish must be photographed between noon and 3:00. No fish registrations that finish uploading after 3:15pm will be eligible to win a prize. If you catch a fish outside of an area with internet service, you must return to an area that has reception to complete uploading your fish before 3:15.
2.10 Any Participant attempting to manipulate the outcome of the Event or defraud the Jaycees will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution.
2.11 Contest results remain unofficial until verified by the head judge. Unofficial results will be posted on our website at www.icefishing.org and on the FishDonkey App. Official results will only be posted at icefishing.org, and are only official when listed as “Final Results” on the website. Efforts will be made to keep the board as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
SECTION 3: Prizes and Awards
3.1 There are two categories of winners: Prizes and Big Fish Awards
3.2 “Prizes” are the 150 merchandise prizes listed at icefishing.org scattered throughout the 500 spots on the leaderboard.
3.3 Prizes will be awarded as follows: Each eligible participant’s longest fish will be entered into the contest. Upon certification of the final results, 500 spots on the leaderboard will be filled with the longest fish. The 150 prizes will be scattered on the leaderboard with 150 total prizes. Longest fish entered into the contest will go from 1 to 500 (1 being the longest and 500 being the 500th longest). One Prize per eligible participant.
3.3.1 Use of a bump board is required to win one of the 150 Prizes.
3.4 “Big Fish Awards” are given to the top 3 length fish of each species of Walleye, Northern Pike, Tullibee (cisco), Perch, Sunfish, and Crappie
3.5 Big Fish Awards will consist of a plaque and an entry ticket to the 2022 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
3.6 To receive a Big Fish Award Participants the participant must measure the length of the fish on a commercially-produced bump board to ¼ inch measurements with the mouth of the fish closed and touching the 90-degree angle of the bump board while the tail is pinched towards the measuring unit. Not doing so correctly the entrant will be assessed a 1-inch penalty.
3.7 For the Big Fish Awards, Fishing Contest Prizes, and the Catch of the Day package the FishDonkey photograph timestamp will be used as a tiebreaker. The earliest registered fish will place before the later registered fish.
Section 4: Interpretation and Discipline.
4.1 Participants agree to abide by the Rules and any decisions of the Event Director and/or Event Staff.
4.2 Interpretation and enforcement of the Rules shall be left to the sole and exclusive discretion of the Event Director and/or his/her designee at the Event. In the event a Participant violates any rule set forth in the Rules, as determined in the discretion of the Event Director, the Event Director may impose a penalty and/or sanction on the Participant (including but not limited to disqualification from the Event and future events and/or forfeiture of Event winnings and/or prizes).
4.3 Each Participant agrees to report to the Event Director immediately any violation or infraction of the Rules.
Section 5: Safety.
5.1 Contestants are responsible for their own safety, and actions at all times.
5.2 Participants understand and are aware that the weather in Minnesota can be severe. Participants are responsible for their own wellbeing, monitoring the weather and ice conditions.
5.3 Participants are permitted to consume alcoholic beverages while fishing. Participants are aware he/she/they are participating in a physical activity in the sport of fishing on ice, which may be dangerous and can cause injury, especially if the participant is consuming alcoholic beverages. Participants understand and acknowledge the consumption of alcohol impairs a person’s ability to walk on all surfaces, including those that are especially slippery, like ice. Consuming alcohol and walking on ice subjects the participant to certain risks including, but not limited to, death, serious neck and spinal injuries resulting in complete or partial paralysis, brain damage, and/or serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, muscles and internal organs, and property damage. Although particular Rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce the risks associated with participating in the Event, the risk of serious injury does exist and cannot be completely eliminated.
Section 6: Polygraph Examination / Disputes.
6.1 At the sole discretion of the Event Director or his/her designee, random third-party administered polygraph examinations may be administered before the Event, on site during the Event, or at any time after the Event. All Participants agree to submit to any such third-party administered polygraph examination upon the request of the Event Director and further agrees to provide truthful and honest responses as to be determined by the third-party polygraph examiner.
6.2 Any Participant determined by the polygraph examination and/or other Event Staff to be intoxicated and/or under the influence of any type of illegal drug(s) at the time said Participant is required to take the polygraph examination, may, in the discretion of the Event Director, be asked to submit to a subsequent third-party administered polygraph examination, or, in the sole discretion of the Event Director, may be disqualified from the Event.
6.3 Refusing to take a polygraph examination, or the failure to do so for any reason, whether requested during or after the Event, will result in immediate disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize won at the Event.
6.4 By participating in the Event, each Participant agrees to submit for a third-party administered polygraph examination. Each participant shall abide by the conclusion reached by the third-party administrator administering the polygraph examination and, specifically, whether the Participant provided honest and truthful responses.
6.5 Participants acknowledge and agree that Event may disclose the results of the polygraph exam. Whether disclosure occurs is at the sole discretion of the Jaycees.
Section 7: Protests and Disputes.
7.1 All protests or disputes relating to any matter involving the Rules and/or the Event must be registered in writing with the Event Director no later than 3:30 p.m. the day of the Event. Protests made after the deadline will be disregarded. This section does not apply to reporting suspected cheating.
7.2 Any protest filed by a Participant shall be heard by the Event Director or a delegate of the Event Director. After reviewing the protest submitted, the Event Director shall inform the protesting Participant of the Event Director’s decision. The Event Director’s decision is final and not subject to further appeal.
7.3 The interpretation and enforcement of the Rules will be the sole responsibility of the Event Director.
Section 8: Other Raffles and Drawings.
8.1 The contest ticket and random drawing tickets are two separate items. Random
drawing tickets are available for $10.00 and need not be purchased in conjunction with a contest ticket. No refunds will be given for any reason. Random drawing tickets must be purchased with cash only, by an adult over 18 years of age. A limited supply will be printed and available for purchase at designated ticket outlets. Telephone and online orders cannot be accepted for random drawing tickets. All Minnesota gambling control regulations are abided by. Random drawing prize winners need not be present to win.
8.2 Contest and random drawing prizes are the responsibility of the winners. Licensing, registration, transportation, taxes, and all incidental or consequential expenses incurred
are the responsibility of the winners. Random drawing prizes must be claimed within 90 days of notification.
8.3 Participants are responsible for claiming their prize. Jaycees will mail prizes that fit in a standard envelope. Ice Castle winners will be required to travel to: American Surplus & Ice Castle (4071 Highway 212 SW. Montevideo, MN 56265) to claim their prize and fill out the required paperwork. The Winners of the Four Wheelers or Side by Side will be required to travel to: Northland Sports Center (131 Main St E, Eagle Bend, MN 56446) to claim their prize and fill out the required paperwork. The winner of the truck will be required to travel to: Mills Automotive Group (14858 Dellwood Dr N, Baxter, MN 56425). All other prizes can be arranged a certain date and time for pick up by emailing email@example.com.
Section 9: Miscellaneous.
9.1 The Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota in all respects, including matters of construction, interpretation, validity, and enforcement.
9.2 The favorable public reputation of the Jaycees and the Event, the integrity of its members, officers, and directors, and the reputation of its media properties are valuable assets and tangible benefits for Jaycees. Accordingly, all participants agree to refrain from comments to the news media that unreasonably attack or disparage the integrity of tournaments, tournament officials, sponsors, fellow members, fellow anglers or the Jaycees organization. Competitors are encouraged to express themselves and have the right to question the application of the Rules and are obligated to report suspected violations of the Rules. Responsible expressions of legitimate disagreement with Jaycees policies are not prohibited, but attacks upon the integrity of the Rules or Event Staff or the Jaycees will harm the reputation of Jaycees, the Event, and Event Staff, may result in legal action.
9.3 Event officials reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone in their sole discretion.
9.4 Members of the Brainerd Jaycees are ineligible to fish the contest or be eligible for a contest prize or Big Fish Award.
9.5 All contestants and other spectators hereby consent to the use of any names, photographs or likenesses of themselves to be used in the promotion of our contest, including but not limited to print, radio, television or any other media.
9.6 The Brainerd Jaycees thank you for supporting our efforts to protect the environment and request that you remove garbage—including cigarette butts— from the ice when you leave.
9.7 Failure to comply with any contest rules subjects contestants to disqualification and removal from contest as determined by contest officials. Contest officials reserve the right to refuse sale and/or revoke a contest ticket to anyone.
9.8 Participants may only ice fish on Minnesota public waters
9.9 Fish must be caught using a fishing hook and line, or equivalent, and returned to the water.
9.10 No Spear Fishing or netting will be allowed.
9.11 The event officials have final say in the determination of the length of a fish. If the uploaded photo is not clear, the officials will use their best judgement to determine the length.