On 9/14/18 rules were revised to reflect updated dates for voting and winner announcement.
On 11/8, the rules were revised with new November dates to accommodate 5 Thursdays in the month.
On 11/27, the rules were revised to extend November online voting to 11/28.


No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win.  The contest is void where prohibited by law.

  1. How to Enter the Contest:

(a)      The Athlete of the Month contest will begin on 9/7/18 and end on 6/26/19.  Contest is sponsored by KOVR Channel 13.

(b)      Each week, CBS 13 Sports will select one high school student in the Sacramento-Modesto-Stockton area who, in the estimation of CBS 13, is the best athlete of the week based on a combination of their statistics, game information and value to their team or school (as determined by CBS 13 Sports). CBS 13 Sports will select one athlete a week from among students at similar sized high schools.  CBS 13 Sports will select 3 athletes each week from a large high school one month, 3 athletes from a medium-sized school the next month, and 3 athletes from a small/private school the following month. To participate in the contest, you must be a high school student playing on a high school team(s). For the first three weeks of any month during the duration of the contest, one of the CBS13 News sports anchors (Sara Hodges, Joe Musso and one other to be named) will select an athlete from a high school. The station will then profile that high school athlete each Thursday on the CBS 13 News at 10pm.  After three athletes a month have been profiled, viewers will be given the chance to vote for their favorite athlete with polls opening, after the final of the three athletes has been profiled (after the third Thursday).  Voting will continue until the following Tuesday until noon.  The winner will be determined by the top vote getter.

(c)      Viewers will only get to vote once per computer.

(d)      Sponsor is not responsible for technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable Internet connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions, inability to access any Web site or on-line service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the judges determine, in their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual electronic tampering with the Contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the judges reserve the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the Contest and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Contest is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted at http://www.CBS13.com. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Contest or website or violates the Official Rules of the Contest.

By use of this website and by entering the Contest, you agree to the Station’s Web Site Terms of Use Agreement and to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy located at:  http://www.CBS13.com.

(e)      Broadcasts are subject to preemptions and scheduling changes. If such changes occur they will be posted on the CBS13.com website.

  • Entry deemed made by holder of e-mail account.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries.
  1. Eligibility Restrictions:

Student participation is contingent on the approval of their parent/guardian (if under 18) and their school.  Participants must be enrolled at a high school in the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto area and cannot be an employee nor immediate family member or persons living in the same household as employees of KOVR/KMAX, CBS Corporation, Roseville Auto Mall, other television and radio stations in the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto market, and their affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising agencies.

  1. Prizes:

(a)      One Grand prize will be awarded each month.  The Grand Prize is a $500 donation to the school the student attends and a plaque to the student.  Total $545.

(b)      The prizes will be announced on the 4th Thursday of each month during the CBS13 News at 10pm.

(c)      All prizes or prize certificates may be picked up at the office of CBS13; 2713 KOVR Drive; West Sacramento, CA.  Any prize or prize certificate not claimed within thirty (30) days of winning will be forfeited by the winning school.  In the event that a prize or prize certificate is mailed to the winner, it will be with the prior written consent of the winner and therefore, winner assumes the risk of its arrival.  CBS13/CW31 is not responsible for the safe arrival of a prize or prize certificate.

(d)      Contest prizes are not transferable.  Prizes may not be substituted for or redeemed for cash.  Station reserves the right to substitute prize of comparable value.

  1. Selection of Winners:

(a)      Decisions of contest sponsors with respect to the contest are final.

  • The voting for the athlete candidates will be:

Month                Voting Begins   Voting ends     Winner announced

  1. September               9/20                 9/25                 9/27
  2. October 10/18               10/23               10/25
  3. November 11/22               11/28               11/29
  4. December 12/20               12/25               12/27
  5. January 1/17                 1/22                 1/24
  6. February 2/14                 2/19                 2/21
  7. March 3/21                 3/26                 3/28
  8. April 4/18                 4/23                 4/25
  9. May 5/16                 5/21                 5/23
  10. June 6/20                 6/25                 6/27

(c)      In case of a tie breaker, the sports anchors will decide the winner.

(d)      Athlete candidates will be selected based on their stats in the game and value to their team/school.

(e)      Winner does not have to watch to win

  1. Conditions:

(a)      Payment of all federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner and winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from Station.

(b)      By participating in the contest, the winners (or, in the case of a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this contest, and to sign a publicity release, affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to acceptance of the prize. If a prize winner is a minor, prize may be awarded to the minor’s parent or legal guardian.  The financial prize will be picked up by an authorized representative of the school.  By accepting the prize, each winner grants to Station the right to use the winner’s name, voice, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without further permission or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  All expenses on receipt and use of prize are the sole responsibility of winner.  Winners, by acceptance of their prizes, agree to release Station, CBS, their respective parents and subsidiaries, and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity.

  1. Contest sponsors reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the contest which will become effective upon announcement.
  2. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.
  3. Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification.
  4. To obtain a copy of the official rules and/or winner’s list, please write by 8/26/19 to:

Athlete of the Month Contest Rules
c/o CBS13
2713 KOVR Drive
West Sacramento, CA  95605


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