#MyNewSchoolYearGoals Official Rules and Terms:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Contest open only to legal residents of the United States over the age of 18 years. All federal, state and/or local rules and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
Employees of McGraw-Hill Global Education, LLC (“MHE”) and its parent and affiliates (collectively “Sponsor”), and its distributors and advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members, are not eligible to participate.
Entry Period: The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. EST on Monday, August 13, 2018 and ends at 12:00 a.m. EST Monday, September 10, 2018 (“Contest Entry Period”).
How to Enter: To enter the Contest, an entrant must do all of the following to have a valid entry (“Submission”):
- Entrant must follow the @McGrawHillK12 Twitter handle
- Tweet at (or tag) the @McGrawHillK12 Twitter handle and share their teaching and learning goal for the coming school year in the number of characters that Twitter allows in a single tweet
- Entrant’s post must be text only (no images of people or GIFs)
- Entrant’s post must include the hashtag #MyNewSchoolYearGoals
- An entrant must post the entry to their Twitter account during the Contest Entry Period. Entrant profile must be set to “Public” in order to participate in the Contest.
Limit of one (1) entry per person for the Contest. Submitting more than one (1) entry, or submitting from more than one (1) Twitter account, constitutes a violation of the rules and automatically disqualifies the person so acting from the contest. No mechanically or electronically reproduced entries are allowed. By entering, you agree that McGraw-Hill shall have the right to use the content you submitted in connection with your Submission in MHE’s promotional materials including on MHE’s social media pages. We reserve the right to not display content submitted in connection with the Contest at our discretion. By including the hashtag “#MyNewSchoolYearGoals” in the post, entrants are confirming their acceptance and agreement to these Official Rules.
All Submissions must be received during the Contest Entry Period. Any automated computer receipt (such as one confirming delivery of entry) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor for purposes of these Official Rules. Assurance of delivery of entries is the sole responsibility of the entrant.
Submission must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. Sponsor is not responsible for submissions that are lost, late, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, delayed, misdirected or postage-due. Sponsor is also not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation of transmission, communication failures, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Incomplete non-conforming or illegible entries will be disqualified. Contest materials void if reproduced, forged, damaged, altered or tampered with in any way, if they are obtained outside authorized legitimate channels, or if they contain printing, production, typographical, mechanical or other errors. Multiple entries processed by scripting, computerization, and other mechanical means or otherwise not in compliance with Official Rules will be disqualified.
Submission Content Guidelines and Restrictions:
- The Submission must not contain any images of people or GIFs
- The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights; including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement
- The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, any other person or entity affiliated with the Contest
- The Submission must not contain the brand names or trademarks of any party
- The Submission must not contain music, images or artwork not created by entrant
- The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous
- The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
- The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations.
- Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor.
Judging Phase: The Judging Phase will begin on September 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. EST and end on September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. During the Judging Phase, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select one (1) winner (“Winner”) based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
- Creativity/Originality (34%)
- Quality of Submission (34%)
- Fit to Contest Theme (33%)
Sponsor reserves the right not to award any prize in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received or the judges determine that the eligible entries received are not of adequate quality.
Prize: The Winner will receive a Prize that consists of a $250 gift card. The Prize is non-transferable and no substitution by Winner is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. All fees, federal, state, local or other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. An IRS form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the retail value of the Prize.
The Prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the e-mail or other account (e.g., Twitter) from which it was submitted electronically, but only if such person is otherwise eligible. Authorized account holder is defined as the person who is assigned to an e-mail account by an ISP or other e-mail provider. Winner may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder. Winner will be required to provide McGraw-Hill with his/her e-mail address in order to claim the Prize.
Participation: By entering, entrants consent to the use of their name, likeness, handle and/or biographical information for advertising and promotion purposes in any and all media without limitation and without compensation, except where prohibited by law. If for any reason this Contest is not executed as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, or if the operation of the Contest is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in its entirety or any part thereof, as determined by Sponsor.
Winner Notification and Acceptance: The Winner will be notified through direct message on Twitter within ten (10) days after the conclusion of the Judging Phase. Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and any required IRS forms within seven (7) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. No Prize is transferable; no substitutions by the winner allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with a comparable prize of like value for any reason. All taxes are solely the responsibility of winner.
Release: By entering, participants release Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies and subsidiaries, their respective officers, directors, employees and retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all others associated with the development and execution of the Contest from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Contest and the awarding and use of any prize, including liability for personal injury and/or property damage and any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Entrants also agree that the companies participating in the Contest are not responsible or liable for any damage to an entrant’s or third party’s computer and/or its contents, related to or resulting from any part of this Contest. Void where prohibited by law. Awarding of a prize to any educator is subject to the policy of such educator’s employer regarding acceptance of prizes in promotions.
Miscellaneous: All Submissions become the sole property of McGraw-Hill and none will be returned. Winner may be required to give McGraw-Hill his/her legal name, age, current address, social security number, and phone number for tax record keeping purposes only.
Construction: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. The decisions of Sponsors regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsors will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest.
Disqualification: By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Content Guidelines and Restrictions and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you or your Submission from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Content Guidelines and Restrictions.
Winner’s List: To be notified of the Prize Winner: Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, after September 30, 2018 to McGraw-Hill “The Great Create” c/o Sarah Ebersole, 8787 Orion Place, Columbus, Ohio 43240.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Entrants’ information is being provided to Sponsor and not to Twitter. Entrants agree that Twitter shall have no liability in connection with this Contest and Entrants hereby release Twitter from any and all claims, damages, and liability related to the Contest.