Pledge Drive

The Mad River

Mad River Valley TV - TV By The People!

Contest Rules

Help keep 100% of MRVTV local content online, where anyone with an internet connection can enjoy our content for FREE 24/7!  Content includes municipal meetings, local programming and educational content from around Vermont.  In 2021, we began streaming channels 44 and 45 in real time from so everyone, not just cable subscribers, can view content!

Providing FREE content is great, but we also need to pay the bills. If you enjoy our content and believe everyone should have access, please consider contributing to the MRVTV 2023 Pledge Drive to keep free speech and “TV For The People” alive and well in the Mad River Valley!

The more you contribute the more entries you will receive for a chance to win a 50” 4K UHD Smart TV  (or equivalent) a  GoPro Hero10 Action Camera or $375.

  • A$5 contribution,  automatically enters you into the raffle;
  • A $20 contribution, gives you 5 chances to win the prize;
  • And a $50 contribution provides 15 entries!

All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Whether you enjoy our programming on your television, phone or your tablet, we hope you will support us.

How To Pledge Your Support

You may purchase one or more raffle tickets at one of our upcoming fundraising events, at the MRVTV Studio or you can do so right here by clicking the DONATE button to make a contribution via PayPal.

We will announce the winner live on MRVTV on Wednesday, November 23.  The winner will be posted on and notified via phone. We can only ship within the Continental US. See the bottom of this page for raffle rules and eligibility.

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Between Sept 8 and Nov 17, 2023, all donations will go towards raffle tickets!

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1. Eligibility

MRVTV Smart TV Raffle (the "Contest") is open to legal residents in the Continental US who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Mad River Valley TV and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

2. Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Mad River Valley TV, located at 5031 Main St, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673.

3. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

 4. Contest Period

The Contest begins on August 23th, 2021 at 6:00 AM EST and ends on November 19th, 2021 at 7 PM EST (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods:

On-Site or Online. Online submissions received after 5PM on November 19th, 2021 will be disqualified.

5. How to Enter

On-Site: This method of entry will be available at Mad River Valley TV, 5031 Main St, Waitsfield, Vermont 05673. Raffle tickets can also be purchased at MRVTV fundraising events.

Online: This method of entry will be available by filling out the form on our website and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

6. Prize Drawing

On November 19th, 2021, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about November 20th, 2021. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7. Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

8. Prizes

Winner can choose one of:

Samsung 43" 4K HD TV (or similar model)


GoPro Hero9 Action Camera (or similar)

$400 cash value.

9. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

11. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Vermont. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Vermont, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Vermont.

12. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy.