3M Screens For Schools Contest
Official Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. DESCRIPTION OF THE GRANTS PROGRAM
The 3M Screens for Schools grants program ("Program") is a contest where eligible people ("Participants") will be asked to nominate an eligible school as an entrant ("School") via an essay submitted on the following site www.Digitalwish.com (the "Site") describing the reasons why the School is in need of new tablets for their classrooms and how the new technology will enhance both the teaching and learning experience for those in the classrooms ("Essay"). Once the Program Period (as defined below) is closed, one (1) School will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner, as determined by independent qualified judges ("Judges") in accordance with the Judging Criteria as defined below in Section 5 (the "Contest").
2. PROGRAM PERIOD
The Program period begins on July 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") and ends on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT (the "Program Period").
Digital Wish's computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.
(A) People eligible to nominate Schools in the 3M Screens for Schools Program: Participants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Participants must be able to provide contact information of teacher or School official (i.e. name, position at School, name of School and phone number and/or email of School or named School teacher/official) for the nominated School in order to be qualified as an official entry.
Employees of 3M ("3M" or "Sponsor"), Digital Wish as co-administrator ("Digital Wish") and Hunter Public Relations, LLC as co-administrator ("Reviewing Organization"), and it's parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchises, agents, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, fulfillment companies and/or those living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter.
All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
(B) Schools eligible to win the 3M Screens for Schools Program: Any state-accredited elementary (K-6), junior high (7-8) and senior high (9-12), traditional (i.e. no homeschools) in-person (i.e. not online) schools are eligible to receive the prizes set forth below in Section 6.
4. HOW TO ENTER
Participants must visit the Site to submit an Essay in English – with a minimum word count of 200 words and a maximum word count of 500 words – explaining:
Only those Entries submitted through the Site will be considered. The determination of whether an Participant and/or School qualifies for this Contest, based on the requirements listed herein, shall be made under the supervision of Digital Wish, whose decisions as to eligibility shall be final.
Only one Entry per person and e-mail address may be submitted. If more than one Entry per Participant and e-mail address is submitted, the Entry with the earliest delivery date, as determined by Digital Wish, will be accepted, and subsequent Entries will be disqualified. Unique entries by multiple people for the same School are permitted. However, duplicate entries by multiple people for the same School will not be permitted. Entries will only be accepted between July 30, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT and September 12, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT. Any Entry that fails to comply with Sponsor's specifications, as set forth in these Official Rules, will be disqualified.
All Essays must be original to Participant, previously unpublished and contain no third party copyright information. Decisions of Reviewing Organization, Judges and Sponsor are final and binding and not open to appeal. Entries using macro, robotic, script or other forms of automatic entry are not eligible and will be disqualified. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No mechanically reproduced Entries permitted. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Neither Sponsor nor Reviewing Organization is responsible for lost, late, illegible, mutilated, misdirected, delayed, incomplete, or inaccurate Entries. If there is a dispute as to the identity of a Participant, a Participant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address listed on the applicable entry form. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an internet service 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.
Entries will be automatically disqualified if:
5. ENTRY JUDGING
After the close of the Program Period, all eligible Entries will be reviewed and judged by the Judges, under the supervision of Reviewing Organization, based upon the following criteria ("Judging Criteria"):
Explain the Need – 40%
Why does the school need the grant award for new tablets?
How would the new tablets change the school for the better?
Explain the Use – 40%
How would learning be enhanced for students with the new tablets?
How would teaching be enhanced for educators with the new tablets?
Schoolwide Support for Technology – 20%
Creative ways the school is fundraising and seeking to bring technology into the classroom.
Multiple entries for the same school from various parents and teachers.
One (1) School will be awarded one (1) Grand Prize package (the "Grand Prize"). Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) will not exceed $28,000 and will consist of (i) up to $25,000 USD cash contribution to Digital Wish to be used by the School to purchase tablets on the Digital Wish Marketplace, and (ii) up to $3,000 USD of 3M Screen Protectors for the tablets.
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the School named in the winning entry. The Grand Prize will be no less than $15,000 and no more than $25,000. Amount awarded will be based on the number of clicks of support and shares received on 3M Screens for Schools app on the 3M Screen Protectors and Privacy Filters Facebook page at [insert page URL] (Must be a Facebook Member to participate). The Sponsor will make a minimum donation of $15,000 and up to $25,000 to Digital Wish, based on the number of clicks of support and shares on the "3M Screens for Schools" Facebook app.
The winning School must use the cash donation portion of the Grand Prize to purchase new tablets for their School through Digital Wish on the Digital Wish Marketplace. The winning School will be provided with a 3M Natural View Screen Protector ("Product) for every tablet purchased with their total grant money. Product Average Retail Value will not exceed $3,000.
Any prize money left after maximum amount of tablets are purchased can be used to purchase additional items through Digital Wish's marketplace as deemed fit by the School. If the School chooses not to purchase additional items through the Digital Wish marketplace, the School will not receive a check for the cash balance.
All prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and / or terms and conditions. Sponsor assumes no liability for warranty obligations associated with the tablets selected by the School.
If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for any applicable taxes.
6. SELECTION OF WINNERS
Winners are responsible for payment of any income taxes on prizes under applicable federal, state and local laws. If an Participant is under 19 in NE/AL, 21 in MS his/her parent or legal guardian will be asked to confirm prior permission and consent to such Participant's participation in the Contest and agreement to these Official Rules by co-signing and returning the Eligibility Documents (where legal). In the event of non-compliance with these requirements, an Entry may be declared ineligible.
By entering the Contest, each Participant and Winners, on behalf of himself/herself, and his/her executors and heirs, agrees (a) to be bound and abide by these Official Rules and by all decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding and not open to appeal; (b) to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Hunter Public Relations, Digital Wish and each of its and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, shareholders, agents, representatives, employees, suppliers, agencies, successors, assigns, licensors, advertising or promotional agencies and any prize-sponsoring agency (collectively, "Released Parties"), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with or related to this Contest, including, without limitation, from any and all causes of action, liabilities, suits, claims (including but not limited to, third party claims that may be made against Participant, and claims arising out of or relating to acceptance, receipt, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or any publicity or other public exposure of Participant, including without limitation, claims concerning infringement or invasion of Participant's privacy or publicity rights, or defamation, or acts undertaken in preparation for, or participation in, the Contest), cross-claims or counterclaims, costs, injuries, losses or damages or demands of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, "Claims"), WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF A RELEASED PARTY; (c) that he/she has no right to bring, and covenants not to bring, any claim, action, or proceeding of any kind or nature whatsoever against the Released Parties; (d) to assume all risks, express or implied, associated with all Claims released above, including without limitation, all risks concerning entry into and participation in the Contest; and (e) that NONE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAVE MADE OR MAKE OR ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATIVE TO THIS CONTEST OR A PRIZE, AND ALL PRIZES ARE TENDERED TO PARTICIPANTS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE OF ANY PROMOTION MATERIALS OR ANY 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 these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Neither Sponsor nor its agents or representatives is responsible for (a) typographical errors, omitted details or any other errors submitted by Participants, or errors in the printing of these Official Rules, the administration or fulfillment of the Contest or the announcement of prizes; (b) lost, late, illegible, incorrect, incomplete, misdirected, misaddressed, garbled or otherwise mutilated, stolen or delayed Entries; (c) errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, destruction, theft or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries or other problems (whether due to technical problems, human error or any combination thereof); (d) telephonic, mechanical, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, communications line or other failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of Entries; or (e) any delay experienced by Participants due to (i) variations in the speed with which different Internet servers or connections receive, send and otherwise process digital information or (ii) any other technical reason, whether due to the nature of digital systems and the Internet or otherwise.
Without limiting anything set forth elsewhere in these Official Rules, in case of any dispute, Entries will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email account specified on the Entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is in control of the email address specified on the Entry. Any Participant may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the Authorized Account Holder of the email account associated with his/her Entry. An Participant's Entry will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if he/she attempts to (a) enter the Contest through any means other than described in these Official Rules; or (b) disrupt the Contest, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, or in any way tamper with any component of the Contest. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Official Rules, Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Contest, or any portion thereof, if it cannot be run as originally planned, including by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention or fraud; infection by computer virus; malicious software attacks, bugs or other problems; or force majeure or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which impair the integrity or corrupt the administration or security of the Contest. In such event, the Contest shall be conducted from among all eligible Entries received prior to suspension, modification or cancellation, if any, prior to the date on which the event that compromised the Contest occurred.
Except where prohibited and subject to the releases and other provisions of these Official Rules, each Participant: (1) 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 state or federal courts situated in St. Paul, Minnesota; (2) agrees that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event shall include attorneys' fees associated with participation in the Contest; (3) agrees that no indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO A PARTICULAR PARTICIPANT(S).
The Contest and these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflicts of law rules.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
9. RIGHTS OF PARTICIPANT
By submitting your Entry, you:
If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.
10. OFFICIAL RULES
The Official Rules will be posted on the Site and individuals may send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: 3M Screens for Schools Grants Program, c/o Hunter PR, 41 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Requests for Official Rules must be postmarked by August 30, 2012. Vermont residents may exclude return postage.
11. WINNERS LIST
The names of the Winner and their School will be posted on the Site from October 22, 2012 – October 22, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 1072
Manchester Center, VT 05250