Nancy B's Science Club
2013 Summer Science Scholarship Contest Official Rules
Link to entry form is at bottom of page.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Participation constitutes Entrant's (and, for minors, Entrant's parent's or legal guardian's) full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.
SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Educational Insights, 152 W. Walnut St. #201, Gardena, CA 90248 (referred to herein as "Educational Insights" or "Sponsor").
The Nancy B's Science Club 2013 Summer Science Scholarship Contest ("Contest") begins Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. and ends May 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ("Contest Period"). Entries may be submitted by mail or on-line. However, all entries must be received by May 1, 2013 regardless of postmark date.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to natural persons who are between eight (8) years of age through seventeen (17) years of age during the Contest Period, who are legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico), the District of Columbia and to residents of Canada (except the province of Quebec). Entrants MUST have parental written permission which must be submitted to Sponsor at the time of entry on the form provided, who have internet access. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies ("Educational Insights Personnel"), and those individuals who are immediate family members of Educational Insights Personnel (regardless of where they live), or persons living in their same household as Educational Insights Personnel, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. "Immediate family" means parents, siblings, children and spouse. Void where prohibited. All federal, state/provincial, and local laws and regulations apply.
HOW TO ENTER: Applications and Parental Consent Forms can be downloaded at www.NancyBScienceClub.com or Facebook/Educational Insights. You may also obtain entry materials by mail by writing to "Nancy B's Science Club 2013 Summer Science Scholarship Contest Entry, 152 W. Walnut St. #201, Gardena, CA 90248." Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry of information by participants; lost entries or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions or the computer hardware, software, or any combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to participants' systems. This Contest is not affiliated with Facebook and Entrants expressly release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability arising out of their participation in the Contest.
When you provide your entry(ies), please note that you will be providing your materials to Sponsor and its affiliates as set forth in these rules and not to Facebook.
YOU MAY ONLY SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY MATERIALS TOGETHER WITH YOUR PARENTAL CONSENT FORM AND ONLY BY THE MEANS PERMITTED ON THE PARENTAL CONSENT FORM!
Entrants must comply with the following requirements:
Entrants should complete and submit the entry form, in English. Entrant's submissions should reflect their interest in science, what they do and would like to do to further their scientific education, and why they are interested in and passionate about science. Creatively incorporate your love of science into your submission! The submissions and all entry materials (excepting parental consent forms) must be a single work of original material created by the Entrant. By entering the Contest, Entrant represents and warrants that the submitted essay is an original work created solely by the Entrant and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the submitted materials.
Further, by entering the contest and submitting your materials, you understand and agree that all such materials shall be owned exclusively by Sponsor and Sponsor may use said materials use in connection with the Nancy B. Science Club, the contest and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world, in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered, If necessary, you agree to execute any forms necessary to perfect Educational Insight's ownership of the materials. In the alternative, if ownership cannot be perfected, you hereby grant to Educational Insights for its use in connection with the Nancy B. Science Club, the contest and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world, in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered an unlimited, exclusive and irrevocable license to materials. This will not affect your choice to have or not have promotional materials sent to your child.
Limit one essay per Entrant. Entrants who submit more than one Entry will be disqualified.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A COMPLETED PARENTAL CONSENT FORM AND ANY MATERIALS RECEIVED FROM A MINOR WITHOUT A PARENTAL CONSENT FORM WILL BE QUARANTINED AND/OR DESTROYED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW. Please see Parental Consent form for IMPORTANT information about how to submit your Entry.
PRIZE: One Winner will be chosen to win a Summer Science Scholarship prize of $500 to be used toward a science purchase of their choosing.
Retail Value: $500
The prize will be awarded as a gift card and sent to the Winner c/o their parent or legal guardian for the Winner to use to further their scientific education (such as use as tuition or partial tuition for a science camp, use to purchase science related learning materials, etc.). All prizes will be awarded. No substitution or transfer of any prize or election of cash in lieu of any prize by Winner will be permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are nontransferable. All federal, state/provincial and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
SELECTION OF WINNER:
Entrants' submissions will be reviewed by a panel of Judges selected by Sponsor using the following criteria:
- 20% Composition and Style (with reasonable consideration given to age of Entrants [Entrants will be "scored" with consideration given to ages/grade levels]).
- 20% Compelling Content/Persuasiveness
- 20% Enthusiasm
- 20% Interest in Science
- 20% How Nancy B's Science Club furthers your education
One winner ("Winner") per year will be selected based on merit and will be notified via email or telephone by May 22, 2013 (except in the case of an unreachable Winner and/or the selection of an alternate Winner) ("Winner Notification").
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, the Entrant will be deemed to be the Authorized Account Holder of the email address or Facebook account used at registration (provided they meet all of the qualifications herein, including parental consent). "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet service 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 or the natural person who is in control of the Facebook account when the Winner is selected.
WINNERS AND THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE REQUIRED TO EXECUTE THE FOLLOWING ("Winner Materials"):
- An affidavit of eligibility and liability release.
- A warranty and representation of ownership and license.
- A publicity release.
- Such other additional documents as may be reasonably required by Sponsor and/or by law.
All of the above documents must be received by Sponsor no later than May 1, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. regardless of how submitted. Entrants assume full responsibility for selecting a delivery method that will cause delivery no later than May 1, 2013 and understand and agree that Sponsor shall have no liability whatsoever should the delivery method chosen by Entrant fail to result in timely delivery.
All Winner Materials MUST be received back by Sponsor, fully executed, no later than June 6, 2013 or ten (10) days from the date of Winner Notification (whichever is later) regardless of how submitted. Entrants assume full responsibility for selecting a delivery method that will cause timely delivery and understand and agree that Sponsor shall have no liability whatsoever should the delivery method chosen by Entrant fail to result in timely delivery. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to deliver the notification to a Winner. If a selected Winner cannot be contacted within 5 days, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize within 5 days of initial contact, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner who will be the Entrant with the next highest score.
In the event of a score tie, the tied Entrant with the highest score in the first of the five categories listed above under "SELECTION OF WINNER" (Composition and Style) will be declared the Winner. If there is still a tie after looking at the first category score then the tied Entrant with the highest score in the second of the five categories listed above under "SELECTION OF WINNER" (Compelling Content/Persuasiveness) will be declared the Winner and so on. If there remains a tie after review of the scores in all five of the above categories, then the Winner will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries. If Winner has moved to a different address, it is the sole responsibility of the Winner to notify the Sponsor or designated agent of their new address. Sponsor not responsible for undeliverable prize deliveries due to change of address. By accepting and/or using prize, Winner and Winner's parent or guardian grants to Sponsor the right to use the Winner's name, voice, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation worldwide in perpetuity and in any form of media including the Internet, unless prohibited by law.
CANADIAN PROVISIONAL WINNERS: In addition to the above, in order for a Canadian provisional Winner to win and receive a prize, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by email or by telephone. Failure of a Canadian provisional Winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and the selection of a substitute Winner from among all remaining eligible entries.
CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, Entrants and their parent or guardian executing the requisite consent and other forms agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final. Sponsor, agents and representatives of Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to printing errors, web site errors, transmission errors or other mistakes in the production of the Contest. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Website, or who is otherwise in violation of the rules. By participating, Entrants agree that all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the state of Illinois in the United States, exclusively, and subject to the laws of the state of Illinois and Entrants expressly consent to be subject to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate courts in the state of Illinois and in the United States.
By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and hold Sponsor and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By entering, Entrant acknowledges and accepts that his/her e-mail address and/or other personal information from the entry (collectively "Information") may be used for internal marketing analyses and to provide Entrant with information about Sponsor and Sponsor's products, promotions and/or services that may be of interest to Entrant. The Information will not be used for any other purposes without the consent of Entrant and Entrant's parent or legal guardian. If you do not want Sponsor to use his/her Information for these promotional purposes, please check the appropriate box on the contest entry form.
WINNER'S NAME: To obtain a copy of the Winner's first name, last initial and state of residence, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Nancy B's Science Club 2013 Summer Science Scholarship, Educational Insights, 152 W. Walnut St. #201 Gardena, CA 90248.