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Hilarious East Texas Videos

We’ve all seen “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.  Now, East Texas, we want to see your most hilarious videos!

Simply bring your vhs tape to the Ktre studios or mail it to:  “Hilarious East Texas Videos, KTRE-TV, P.O. Box 729, Lufkin, TX  75902-0729. (Be sure to read the official rules below for more details.)

We’ll pick the funniest, then air them Saturdays on East Texas News NIGHTCAST at 10:00 p.m. If your video is chosen, you’re eligible for great prizes, including a big screen tv, a digital camera, and an outdoor furniture and grill set.

Share your hilarious video with East Texas and be eligible for great prizes! “Hilarious East Texas Videos”, only on ktre!


Hilarious East Texas Videos Rules And Regulations


  1. Persons wishing to enter should send as many different home videos as they wish to "Hilarious East Texas Videos," P.O. Box 729, Lufkin, TX 75902. See section VI for information on deadlines.
  2. Entrants should include their return address and telephone number and a brief written description of the clips being submitted.
  3. Videos cannot be returned but can be picked up at the KTRE Studios. Producer is not responsible for lost, damaged or misdirected tapes under any circumstances. Please keep a copy of your submission.
  4. Only VHS videotape format is acceptable.
  5. Videos that purport to be spontaneous must be so, or entrant must explicitly disclose the circumstances of the taping at time of entry.
  6. Producer reserves the right to edit and/or alter any submission.
  7. Videos must be exclusive to Civco, Inc. d/b/a/ KTRE and Liberty Corporation.
  8. Decisions of the judges as to all contest matters are final and may not be appealed. All submissions are subject to the terms of these rules and all entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges. Producer reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.


  1. Employees of Civco, Inc. d/b/a KTRE and Liberty Corporation, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and anyone involved in the production, administration or judging of the contest, as well as immediate family/same household members of anyone so employed or engaged are not eligible for prize awards.
  2. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
  3. Eligibility is limited to persons living in the State of Texas and residing in the following counties: Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Polk, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Tyler, and Trinity
  4. Entrants whose video clip is chosen for inclusion must sign a Release and Indemnity in the form presented attesting, among other things, to the fact that they are the rightful owners of the submitted video and that the video may be submitted and broadcast without obtaining permission from or making any payment to any third party. All persons appearing in the clips must sign consent forms and/or releases before the submission can be eligible for prize awards. Parent or guardian must sign the consent/release form for minors. Failure to provide requested releases and/or consents will result in disqualification of entrant. These release and/or consent forms will be provided by the Producer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the submission of a videotape constitutes the submitter's permission to use the videotape in and in connection with the program and all exploitations thereof, including, without limitation, advertising and promotion and, further, constitutes the submitter's representation that all necessary consents and permissions therefore have been obtained.
  5. Each submission must be solely the original work of entrant.
  6. Each entrant represents that his/her submission does not infringe on any third party's copyrighted material, trademark or other intellectual property rights.
  7. By submitting your videotape each entrant agrees to release, discharge, and hold harmless Civco, Inc. d/b/a KTRE and Liberty Corporation, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, licensees, and assigns, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any claim or liability arising from or related to submission of the entry, participation in this contest, appearance on the program, and/or acceptance or use of any prize.
  8. Each entrant agrees that his/her submission shall be governed by and construed under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas applicable to contracts entered into and wholly performed therein. Each entrant consents and agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts of the State of Texas, located in the County of Angelina.


1.       Videos will be judged for inclusion in shows and for prizes on the basis of their humor and/or uniqueness. Examples of videos that will be considered include those showing silly blunders at social occasions, unexpected foul-ups involving children, animal antics, slip-ups during sports or vacation activities, bloopers during plays, recitals, parades or speeches, celebrity impersonations, home music videos, natural phenomena, life's annoyances, and oddball news events. All videos must conform to KTRE Television Broadcast Standards and Practices policies.

2.       Producer will select clips for inclusion in each contestant show as follows:

A.      Each tape will be assigned a number, logged in and entered into a computer.

B.      All tapes will then be screened and rated on a scale of 1 to 10. Any tape rated below a 5 will be rejected for use as a contestant tape on any show.

C.      The Producer's representatives will view tapes rated 5 and above for possible inclusion in a particular show.

The voting procedure for the grand prize show will be as follows, unless otherwise specified:

1.       The Producer's panel of judges will view and vote on the semi-finalists. KTRE Viewers will see all eligible semi- finalist videos the way they will appear in the body of the show. The producer's panel of judges will vote among the semi-finalist videos to determine the Grand Prize, 2nd place and 3rd place winners

2.       The criteria for selecting the grand prizewinner will be humor and/or uniqueness.

3.       In the event of a tie, the vote will be taken again amongst the panel of judges, between the tying entries, until the tie is broken.

4.       Producers reserve the right to change the voting procedures on both the weekly show and grand prize show.


1.       For the Grand Prize show, the first prize will be a Big Screen TV. Second prize is an Outdoor Barbecue Package. Third prize is a Digital Camera.

2.       Prizes will be awarded to the person(s) submitting the videotape, provided they certify and establish to Producer's satisfaction that they are the owner(s) of the videotape and further provided that they have complied with the official rules and sign all necessary forms as determined by Producer.

3.       Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.


  1. The contest deadline date is 4:00 pm on August 15, 2003. All tapes must be received by Producer on or before the deadline dates to be eligible for inclusion.
  2. At Producers' sole option, any video may be retained and considered for use and reuse in any subsequent edition of the program, or any other program or ancillary use in any media.


1.       All entrants must sign all consent forms, general releases and other authorizations in the form provided by Producer or be eliminated from consideration. Releases will include a statement that the videos are the exclusive property of the entrant(s) and that the entrants and that the events purported to be spontaneous were in fact spontaneous and not staged.

2.       Releases must be obtained from all identifiable persons depicted in videos. Parent or guardian must sign the consent/release form for minors.

For more information, call (936) 853-5873, or write us at "Hilarious East Texas Videos," P.O. Box 729, Lufkin, TX 75902.

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