1. ELIGIBILITY: The Smithsonian Channel's "Aerial Cities” Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes” or "Promotion”) is open only to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, at least 21 years of age, or the age of majority, whichever is older in their State of residence on date of entry into the Sweepstakes. Employees of Smithsonian Networks, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies (collectively "Released Parties") and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. No Purchase, subscription service or wireless device necessary to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

2. PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on 4/1/2018 at 12:01 AM ET and continues through 11:59 PM ET on 5/19/2018 (the "Promotion Period"). Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. The Promotion Period is divided into six (6) separate weekly entry periods coinciding with the Aerial Cities Episode Air Dates (the "Weekly Entry Period(s)”), as noted in the following Entry Period Chart (the "Chart”).

Week # Aerial Cities Episode On Air Date & YouTube
Start Date
End Date
1   #101: Las Vegas 4/01/2018 4/14/2018
2   #102: Chicago 4/15/2018 4/21/2018
3   #103: Seattle 4/22/2018 4/28/2018
4   #104: Miami 4/29/2018 5/05/2018
5   #105: San Francisco 5/06/2018 5/12/2018
6   #106: Los Angeles 5/13/2018 5/19/2018
* The promotion will begin on 4/1/18 coinciding with the release of the first full episode and first weekly promo code on YouTube. The first full episode will premiere on air on the Smithsonian Channel on 4/8/18.

3. HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: No Purchase Necessary. Follow the steps below to enter the Sweepstakes.

To Obtain a Weekly Promo Code: For each week of the Promotion Period a unique Weekly Promo Code will be revealed on screen during the airing of that week's Aerial Cities Episode on the Smithsonian Channel, as noted in the Chart above. A free full episode and clips will display weekly promo codes that will also be available during each Weekly Entry Period on the Smithsonian YouTube channel at Check your local listings for applicable show times or go to for more information on where and how to view the Aerial Cities Episodes. You must submit the Weekly Promo Code that corresponds to the Weekly Entry Period's Aerial Cities Episode in order to receive an entry for that respective Weekly Entry Period. The Weekly Promo Code will expire on the end date for that particular episode/week # and will no longer earn an eligible entry after that date. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by YouTube.
To Enter: Access the Promotion website online at (the "Website”) during the Promotion Period and follow the instructions provided. All Entrants will be required to complete and submit a one-time registration form which may include, but is not limited to, his/her complete first and last name (no initials), street address (no P.O. Box), city, state, zip code, email address, phone number, date of birth, a valid Promotional Code (the "Promo Code”) and acknowledgement/acceptance of these Official Rules to enter and receive one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes. Subsequent online entries will require a valid email address and a Weekly Promo Code only. Limit one (1) Entry per person/email address/promo code/per week. Maximum number of entries allowed per entrant, not to exceed six-6. Incomplete entries, entries which contain an incorrect weekly Promo Code and entries made in excess of the number allowed by these Official Rules will be disqualified. Proof of submission of an entry does not constitute proof of delivery. If you choose to submit your Entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt of entry.

4. DAILY PRIZE DRAWINGS AND WINNER VERIFICATION The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted on or about 5/21/2018 from among all eligible entries received. The Entrant selected is deemed to be a potential winner, subject to verification of the Entrant's eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules as determined by the Sponsor or the Administrator in their sole discretion. The potential winner will be notified by phone/e-mail and/or mail and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, tax acknowledgment, Travel Release and, where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively, the "Prize Claim Documents”), which must all be returned within 7 days from the prize notification date on the notification letter; or the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate potential winner. Noncompliance will result in disqualification of Entrant(s). If any documents sent to a potential winner by any means are returned as undeliverable or if potential winner fails to properly execute and return all documents described herein in the time noted, or if a potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner, and an alternate winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. A prize may go un-awarded, at Sponsor's sole discretion, if there are insufficient Entries or, if, after a reasonable effort to award the prize Sponsor is unable to qualify a winner. Participation in this Promotion by an Entrant constitutes their full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's and Sweepstakes Administrator's decisions. These decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Promotion.

5. PRIZE AND ODDS OF WINNING: There will be a total of one (1) Grand Prize awarded in this Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize will consist of a 4 day/3 night trip for 2 adults (1 winner and 1 travel companion) to the winner's choice of one (1) of the six Aerial Cities featured in the Smithsonian Channel April/May 2018 Series (Las Vegas, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco or Los Angeles). Approximate Total Retail Value ("ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $4,000. Actual value of the Prize may vary depending upon Winner's point of departure, date of reservation and travel.
The Grand Prize will include:
  • Round-trip economy airfare to one of the Aerial Cities for winner and one (1) travel companion on a major carrier from a U.S. gateway airport closest to winner's home.
  • Hotel accommodations for 2 people [1 standard, double occupancy room] for 3 nights.
  • Up to two (2) excursions (helicopter aerial tour and ground tour).
  • One Car (economy/sedan) Rental for 4 days.
  • And, spending money.
The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received by the Sweepstakes ending date and time.

6. PRIZE CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS: All taxes, fees, and surcharges on the prize and all other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The prize winner will be issued an IRS Tax Form 1099 stating the total value of the prize for 2019 tax filing purposes. Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. No prize substitutions allowed, except by Sponsor at its sole discretion. All details of any prize/portion of prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if entire prize or a portion of the advertised prize is unavailable for any reason. Travel Release Documents will be requested to be completed prior to actual travel date by Winner and their travel companion. In addition, Winner may be required to present a valid credit card at the hotel at the time of check-in. Age requirements may be applicable for car rental transactions. Some additional restrictions may apply and all Terms and Conditions of the prizes offered will be furnished at the time of prize notification and/or award.
Sponsor, Administrator and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives disclaim any and all representations and warranties (if applicable), expressed or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the prize offering. By claiming a prize, winner agrees to assume all risks associated with acceptance of any prize and agrees that the prize is awarded upon the condition that each of the Sponsor will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, death, damage to or loss of property, or other damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of the prize or from winners' participation in the Promotion.
All taxes, fees, and surcharges on the prize and all ground transportation/transfers, meals, gratuities, telephone charges, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, room service and all other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Trip must be taken on dates approved by Sponsor. Trip accommodations, selection of airport, airline carrier, hotel and travel dates are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and subject to availability, blackout dates and additional restrictions may apply. Once a reservation is made, no changes are permitted. Sponsor and its agencies are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay.
Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary, as set by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event that the Winner does not use any portion of the prize, there will be no extension, transfer, substitution, reimbursement, or compensation provided. Grand Prize Winner's travel companions must be the age of majority in his/her state of residence and meet all the eligibility requirements to participate in this promotion. Any documents or tickets/vouchers/passes awarded to the prize winner become the responsibility of the winner upon possession of same and will not be replaced. Any tickets awarded are subject to terms and conditions stated thereon. In the event that any part of the trip or any of the events associated with the trip are unable to take place as planned, for reasons including, but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponements, delays, an event of force majeure (any acts of God, natural catastrophes, public enemies, war, acts of terrorism, civil commotion, riot, strikes or labor difficulties, lockout, judicial or government order, or other requirement of law, or national emergencies or any other cause beyond Sponsor's reasonable control), or for any other reason whatsoever, then the remaining components of the prize constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor's prize obligation to the prize winner, and no other additional compensation will be awarded.
Winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining any and all required travel documents, (government issued photo identification) including but not limited to any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Any entry information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by Participants at the time of entry and with these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. For purposes of these Official Rules, the "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected mail/e-mail or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor not responsible for any damage to any participant's computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
If an entrant submits more than the stated number of entries permitted, and/or if the Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple accounts, identities or any other method, all entries submitted by the entrant may be declared null and void. Any suspected use of robotic, automatic, programmed, or the like methods of participation may void all such submissions by such methods. Promotion may be cancelled, modified, terminated, extended or suspended if infected by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside control of Sponsor which impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with any entry process. In the event of termination, a random drawing will be held from all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination to award the prize offered.
By participating in this Sweepstakes, Participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Sponsor's designees, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other error(s) in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Participation and/or acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use winner's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering this Sweepstakes you agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from Smithsonian Networks. You can opt out of receiving promotional email communications by following the instructions contained in any such communication.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Each Participant agrees (i) to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion, and (ii) to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties from any and all claims, actions, and/or liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or for entry into this Promotion, any related activities, or acceptance or use/misuse of any prize won. The laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of laws, provisions, apply to and govern this Promotion and any of its Official Rules. Any claims based on, arising out of or related to this Promotion shall be resolved in the exclusive venue of the appropriate court located in New York, New York, United States. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action.

9. PRIVACY: Any registration/entry information collected in connection with the Promotion shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with Sponsor's Online Privacy Policy which can be found at

10. WINNER LIST: Winners will be posted at, available after 5/21/2018.

Sponsor: Smithsonian Networks, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791.