Welcome to Pay it Forward!

Enter your nominee for a chance to win $500 to Pay it Forward AND be featured on KTVZ NewsChannel 21 and Fox Central Oregon.

CENTRAL OREGON IS FULL OF INDIVIDUALS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. To inspire kindness and giving, NewsChannel 21, MidOregon Credit Union and CoEnergy Propane are giving away $500 every month to one of these inspirational people

Each month, a committee selects a winner who receives $500 to award to the deserving person they’ve nominated.

The winner and recipient will be featured on NewsChannel 21 at 6 P.M. and 11 P.M., the Fox 10 P.M. News, and the following morning on NewsChannel 21 at Sunrise on both KTVZ and KFXO. Each recipient is also featured on KTVZ.com and on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Family members of the nominating person, employees of NPG of Oregon and the sponsors are not eligible to be nominated.


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These are the recipients to date who’ve benefited from the Pay it Forward campaign. Many thanks to our sponsors CoEnergy Propane and MidOregon Credit Union for making the $500 award a reality for so many great individuals and organizations in Central Oregon.

The Hub
Family Kitchen
Gifted Hands
Joe at Triumph Fitness
Jesses Childhood Cancer Awareness
Cloverdale Fire Department
Devin’s Destiny
Children’s Vision Foundation
Kits for Kids
Backpacks in Bend

Carly’s Kids
Mrs.Carolynn Dunaway at Ochoco Elementary
Avrey Walker Scholarship Fund
Dee Ann Lewis & FACT/Giggles Learning Center of La Pine
Ken Cardwell / Ken's Bikes

Full Circle Outreach
After School Buddies do Broadway
Central Oregon Youth Orchestra
After School Buddies at Buckingham Elementary
Pay it Forward Bend Facebook page
Healthy Families of the High Desert
‘The Loft’ at Crook County Middle School
'Lend a Helping Hand Central Oregon' Facebook page
La Pine woodworker, toymaker Tim Wright

Redmond Proficiency Academy Resource Coordinator Hillary Kirk
Good Grief Guidance
City Care Clinic, Redmond
Redmond Education Association
Madras CASA volunteer Jeanne Linn
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Official Rules




ELIGIBILITY:  Legal residents of Oregon who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry are eligible to submit one (1) nomination. Void where prohibited by law. Winners of previous KTVZ contests or Sweepstakes are not eligible to win another KTVZ Contest or Sweepstakes within a 90-day period. 

Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of KTVZ or News-Press and Gazette their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, other Contest sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies (hereinafter “Contest Providers”) and the immediate family members of each, are not eligible to win prizes.

HOW TO ENTER:    You may enter two ways:  (1) Online:  Visit KTVZ.com/Payitforward to and tell us in 250 words or less to whom you would pay forward a $500 gift and why.You must provide the name of the person or non-profit organization you are nominating, and the city/town of nominee. Entries must also include entrant name, address, telephone number, email address and birthdate. KTVZ Newschannel 21 cameras must be able to video tape and televise the process. Follow these official rules observing all posted deadlines (see DEADLINES below), or (2) by Mail: by mailing the nominated company name, approximate number of employees, company address and entrant name, address, telephone number and birthdate to 62990 O.B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97701. Indicate “Pay it Forward Contest entry" on the outside of the envelope. All mail entries must be postmarked by the posted deadlines (see Deadlines below). No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries will be accepted. Non-winning monthly entries will be carried forward to subsequent monthly winner selection.
DEADLINES:  The Contest begins at 8:00 am on 1/28/13 and no end date has been determined.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by the stated deadline.   No submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of the on-line Contest will be News-Press & Gazette’s server machine(s) located in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) zone. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind.

No responsibility is assumed by KTVZ or News-Press and Gazette, their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other Contest sponsors for lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of Contest Providers and will not be returned to the Participant. Multiple entries by the same person, including those made electronically by one person using one or more e-mail accounts, will result in disqualification. All e-mail entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means, including, without limitation, reverse domain name search. Potential winner may be requested to provide Contest Providers with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

ODDS OF WINNING:  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


The following prize(s) will be awarded:

Number of Winners Description of Prize Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Prize
11 $500 to a nominated person  $500

Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash; substitutions may not be requested.  By participating in Contest and accepting a prize, participants and winner will be deemed to agree to these Rules.  Travel is not included unless specifically stated.  Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued for all prizes with a retail value in excess of $600.   Contest Providers reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

WINNER SELECTION:  Winner selections shall take place on or about the 10th of each month at 62990 O.B. Riley Rd. Winner selection will be made by Contest Providers, whose decision shall be final. Contest Providers will judge eligible entries on the basis of why the nominee deserves to be nominated (75%), and how the prize will impact the nominee (25%). One (1) winning nominee will be selected each month. In the event of a tie, the winning entry will be the entry among the tied entries with the higher/highest score in the criterion of why the nominee deserves to be nominated. Winning nominators and nominees will be notified by phone and the prize delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification. Contest Provider reserves the right to select fewer than eleven (11) winning nominations if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. If a winner is unreachable after two (2) business days, the runner-up entry may be selected to win.  In order to be named a winner, potential winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form/Release of liability upon accepting a prize.  Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION:  Notwithstanding any contrary provision in any of Contest Providers' respective privacy policies, Participants grant to Contest Providers, and Contest Providers reserve, the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information provided by Participants in connection with the Contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. Participants may be required to sign a release, which grants to Contest Providers the right to use and publish their proper name and state of residence online or in any other media in connection with the Contest.  By accepting a prize, winner(s) may be required to sign a release that grants permission to Contest Providers to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without future compensation unless prohibited by law.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Contest Providers, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.

CONDUCT:  By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Official Rules will be posted by link on the contest for the duration of the Contest.  Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Contest Providers, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Contest Providers reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web site; or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules.

You agree that in your participation in the Contest you will not use obscene, libelous or slanderous language, or language that infringes upon a third party's trademark, trade name or other intellectual property right or right of privacy. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless KTVZ or News-Press and Gazette, their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other Contest sponsors, officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties alleging that the Contest includes obscenity, libel, slander, or infringes upon the third party's intellectual property or privacy rights, as a direct result of your actions in connection with the Contest. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Contest or to prevent others' participation in the Contest.


LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  Winners assume liability for losses or injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize.  Contest Providers are not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, illegible, incomplete, postage-due, misdirected or mutilated mail; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, in the Contest or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. Contest Providers assume no responsibility for an error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Contest Providers are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including legal restrictions, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Contest Providers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Contest Providers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

RULES / WINNERS LIST:  Official Rules and the name of the winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: 62990 O.B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97701. Indicate “Pay it Forward Contest Winners List" on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. The request must include the name of the Contest. Winners List will be available 5 days after the winners are confirmed. Questions regarding this Contest may be addressed to: KTVZ, 62990 O.B. Riley Rd, Bend, OR 97701.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright Belo Interactive, Inc., and/or their sponsors. The names, logos, and icons identifying the products and services of Contest Providers are proprietary marks of KTVZ or News-Press and Gazette. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  This Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

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