IRVINE, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful "This One's For Mom" Mother's Day contest, VIZIO—America's #1 Smart TV1 and Sound Bar company2— announced today the "This One's For Dad" contest, giving family members the chance to nominate their dads this Father's Day. Whether their father worked multiple jobs to make ends meet, or even just helped teach them how to throw a baseball, most everyone has a personal story about how their father has impacted their life. In this unique contest, people across the country are encouraged to visit http://www.VIZIO.com/dad to upload a video or photo essay nominating their dad and sharing their personal story of admiration, telling VIZIO why he should win the grand prize. The dad recognized in the winning submission will receive a VIZIO Home Theater Gift Package just in time for Father's Day. Entries can be submitted now through May 28th. Consumers are then invited to help VIZIO determine the winner by voting for their favorite story from May 29th through June 4th.
With the focus of Father's Day to celebrate dads everywhere, VIZIO is committed to delivering an experience unlike any other to the winning dad. In addition to a complete VIZIO home theater – which includes a 60" E-Series Smart TV and 54" 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar – the Grand Prize winning dad will receive a $500 Walmart gift card, 1 year Netflix gift subscription, and, to top it all off, a paid trip for two (travel and lodging not to exceed $1,500) to the DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale, CA.
"Since dads are always looking for the latest and greatest technology, this Father's Day, we want to give one special father the surprise of a lifetime – a VIZIO Home Theater Prize Package," said Lily Knowles, Vice President of Product Marketing, VIZIO. "We're excited to celebrate fathers across the country and can't wait to surprise one winning dad with the ultimate Father's Day gift."
One Grand Prize winner will receive the following prize package:
- VIZIO 60" Class Full-Array LED Smart HDTV (E600i-B3)
- VIZIO 54" 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar (S5430W-C2)
- $500 Walmart Gift Card
- 1 year Netflix gift subscription
- Trip for two to the DreamWorks Animation Campus in Glendale, CA
Eleven Runner-Ups will receive:
- $100 Walmart gift cards
The individual who nominates the Grand Prize winning father will also win a VIZIO 32" Class Full-Array LED Smart HDTV (E320Fi-B2), a $100 Walmart gift card as well as a 6-month Netflix gift subscription.
VIZIO will also donate a 60" class HDTV (E600i-B3), 54" 3.0 Sound Bar (S5430W-C2) and a DreamWorks Blu-Ray package consisting of 12 popular movie titles to Orange County, CA-based Miracles for Kids organization. The non-profit's mission is to improve the lives of children and families affected by childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Members of the VIZIO Fandemonium program have the opportunity to earn points by submitting stories about their dads and voting for their favorite submissions. More information about VIZIO Fandemonium can be found at www.VIZIOFanZone.com.
The "This One's For Dad" contest will also be promoted via VIZIO social channels. Submitters are encouraged to share on their own social networks using the hashtag #ThisOnesForDad to promote their unique story. Once a winner is selected, the winning submitter will be notified and the stage will be set to "surprise" the Grand Prize winning dad at his local Walmart store.
More information about the "This One's For Dad" contest can be found at http://www.VIZIO.com/dad.
1 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 Flat Panel TV units with Apps included
2 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America LCD for 20101. VIZIO is now also America's #1 Smart TV5 and large size LCD company2 as the leading seller of 60" and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class2. VIZIO was the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 20134 For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, Home Theater Magazine's Top Picks, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors including "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs Less Than 50 Inches in a Tie" from J.D. Power6. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1 DisplaySearch Market Tracker Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
2 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60"+, Q2 2013 units sold.
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included.
4 The NPD Group / Retail Monthly Tracking Service, units sold, Q1 2013.
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
6 J.D. Power 2013 High Definition Television (HDTV) Satisfaction ReportSM. Report based on responses from 6,007 consumers measuring 8 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased an HDTV less than 50 inches in the last 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June 2013. Your experience may vary. Visit www.jdpower.com.
SOURCE VIZIO, Inc.