The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Subject to the age requirements above, if you are under the age of majority in your state, you must only submit an Entry if your parent or legal guardian consents to be bound by these Official Rules.Winning an award is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein and Sponsor verification.
Promotion Period. The Contest commences September 28, 2017 and ends on May 31, 2018 at 11pm Central Time (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest.
To Enter. During the Promotion Period, to submit an entry (“Entry”), the eligible individual (“Entrant”) must (1) have or create an account on Sponsor’s website www.wyzant.com (the “Site”); (2) using Entrant’s account, Entrant must submit an application to https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships during the Promotion Period; and (3) Entrant must provide the name of the Permitted Institution. In the application, Entrant must write an essay in English containing no more than 300 words answering the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? (It's never too late to follow your dreams.) By submitting an Entry, Entrant also warrants that (1) the information submitted in the Entry is true and verifiable; (2) the essay is his/her original work; (3) his/her nomination does not violate any law, regulation or right of any third party; and (4) the essay does not defame any person. Only one Entry per person during the Promotion Period is permitted.
Selection of Winners. Subject to Sponsor’s verification and Entrant’s compliance with and other restrictions in these Official Rules, the selection of the winners will occur based on two rounds of selection as described below.
FIRST ROUND SELECTION. Twenty (20) Entries (“Finalist Entry Forms”) to be entered in the Final Round will be selected as follows.
PUBLIC VOTING. During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will display all Entries on the Site. All visitors to the Site will be able to vote on such Entries. Only one vote per Entry, per person/Site user or IP address is permitted. At the end of the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will select for the Final round (“Final Round”), ten (10) Entries that received the highest number of votes.
CONTEST JUDGING. After the Promotion Period no later than June 15, 2018, Sponsor will judge the remaining Entry Forms using judges selected by Sponsor (“Judges”). Each Entry will receive a score within the range of 1-100 based on the following criteria: (i) expression of the Contest question, (ii) creativity, and (iii) originality (“Judging Criteria”). Ten (10) Entries with the highest score, will also be included in the Final Round.
FINAL ROUND SELECTION. Commencing on June 18, 2018 until June 29, 2018 (“Finalist Selection Period”), Sponsor will judge the Finalist Entry Forms using a panel of five (5) judges selected by Sponsor (“Panelists”). Each of the Panelists will evaluate each of the 25 Finalist Entry Forms. Each Entry will receive a score within the range of 1-100 based on the Judging Criteria. Three (3) Entries (the “Finalists”) with the highest average score (defined as the quotient obtained by dividing the sum total of score from each Panelist by 5) (collectively, “Final Score”), will be eligible to receive the Awards as described below.
Awards. The three qualified Finalists whose Entry has secured the highest Final Score, second highest Final Score, and third highest Final Score (collectively, “Winners”) each will be eligible to receive scholarships of $10,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively (each an “Award” or together, “Awards”). Each Award will be awarded directly to the Winner’s Permitted Institution based on the information provided on the Entry form; or in the event Winner attends a different Permitted Institution, at Sponsor’s discretion, the Award may be awarded to such alternate Permitted Institution. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, should Entrant’s tuition at the Permitted Institution (as identified in the Entry form) be less than the amount of the award, Winner shall forfeit the balance.
Potential Winners will be notified by email within five (5) days after selection and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility within seven (7) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, an award or award notification is returned as undeliverable, a potential Winner is not in compliance with these rules, or Sponsor is unable to contact the potential Winner within a reasonable time period, the Award will be forfeited. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an Award, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if an Award cannot be awarded, as described for any reason. All federal, state and local taxes will be the sole responsibility of the winners. Where applicable, U.S. federal regulations require the issuance of a 1099 Form to the winner of any award with a value in excess of $599.
Release. BY PARTICIPATING OR ACCEPTING AN AWARD, ENTRANTS RELEASE AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, CONTEST PARTNERS, AWARD SUPPLIERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND CONTRACTORS FROM ANY AND ALL EXISTING OR FUTURE ACTUAL OR ALLEGED ACTIONS, CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITIES OF WHATEVER NATURE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WRONGFUL DEATH AND DISABILITY), PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY OTHER KIND, ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OF THE AWARD, PARTICIPATION IN THIS, AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST OR AWARD RELATED ACTIVITIES.
Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail.
General Conditions. If Entrant’s Entry infringes upon the intellectual property right, he/she will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entrant agrees that the submitted essay (the “Essay”) in conjunction with the Entry shall become property of Sponsor (including all rights embodied therein, including but not limited to the copyright) and that Sponsor and its designees may exploit, reproduce, publish, use, edit, adapt and/or modify the Essay in any way, in any and all media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without limitation and without additional compensation, notification or permission of Entrant or any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the process or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor. 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 any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. This includes without limitation, promising to or otherwise provide any benefits or compensation to another to illicit votes for an Essay entered in conjunction with this Contest. Disqualified or ineligible Entrants shall forfeit any awarded Awards. Notice of suspension/modification will be posted at https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions. In the event that such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
Disputes. Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees to waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including without limitation the Contest. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, Illinois. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
Winner Announcement/Winner List/Official Rules. A list of the Winners will be posted on https://www.wyzant.com/scholarships on or about July 15, 2018. Alternatively, for the names of the Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to: Scholarship Contest Winners List Request, 1714 North Damen Ave, #3N, Chicago, Illinois 60647. Winners list will be sent when the Promotion Period is over. Requests for the Winners list must be received by September 1, 2019. A copy of these Official Rules may be obtained upon request by emailing email@example.com.
Sponsor. Wyzant, Inc., 1714 North Damen Ave., Suite 3N, Chicago, Illinois 60647; (312) 646-6365