The Redesign Challenge Drawing Official Rules
The Redesign Challenge Drawing ("Drawing") is void where prohibited by law. NO DONATION, PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE DRAWING OR WIN A PRIZE.
1. Sponsor and Purpose
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable trust existing under the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A, with its principal office at 500 Fifth Ave. North, Seattle, WA 98109 (“Foundation”) is the Sponsor of the Drawing. To further the Foundation’s priorities, the Challenge and the Drawing are designed to facilitate an online community to constructively explore, shape, and form ideas to improve classroom education through video.
Employees, officers, and directors of the Foundation, officers and directors of entities affiliated with or advising the Foundation, and officers, directors, and employees of advertising, promotion, and production agencies serving the Foundation, or their respective immediate families (parents, spouse, children, siblings) or individuals residing in their household (whether or not related), are not eligible to enter the Drawing.
3. Entry or Entries
To enter the Drawing, submit your experience for enhancing classroom education through video at Share Experiences at https://redesignchallenge.org/challenges/1/experience_stages/1 or Contribute Ideas about video for professional learning at https://redesignchallenge.org/challenges/professional-learning-video-challenge/idea_stages/1 as applicable under these Official Rules. Your Entry into the Drawing represents your acknowledgement that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Drawing Official Rules, and that all decisions of the Foundation and its affiliated entities about the Drawing are in their sole discretion and binding in all respects. You also agree by entering the Drawing that your Entry will be publicly available for comment on the Website and otherwise publicly shared and used by others to further classroom education and Foundation priorities.
4. Entry Periods
|Prize Period||Entry||Start (7:00 a.m. EST)||End (11:59 p.m. EST)|
|Prize Period 1||Share Experiences||Thursday, May 21 2015||Tuesday, May 26 2015|
|Prize Period 2||Contribute Ideas||Wednesday, May 27 2015||Tuesday, June 2 2015|
|Prize Period 3||Contribute Ideas||Wednesday, June 3 2015||Tuesday, June 9 2015|
|Prize Period 4||Contribute Ideas||Wednesday, June 10 2015||Monday, June 15 2015|
From eligible entries submitted during a Prize Period, two entries will be randomly drawn to win a prize, within five (5) business days after the close of the Prize Period.
5. Prize and Odds of Winning
Prize to be awarded each eligible winning entry is a $50 gift card ("Prize"). In no event will the same entrant be eligible for or be awarded a Prize during more than one Prize Period. Entries during a Prize Period do not roll over to any subsequent Prize Period.
Foundation reserves the right to substitute Prize with another prize of greater or comparable value, as determined by Foundation. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash awards are allowed, except at the discretion of the Foundation. No replacement for any lost or stolen Prize will be made. The Prize is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Prize is subject to the gift card terms and conditions of the issuer, and Prize Winner agrees to look solely to gift card issuer for redemption of gift card. Gift card issuer is not affiliated with or otherwise associated with this Drawing.
Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during each Prize Period.
6. Notification and Conditions of Winning Prize
Foundation or its representative will notify the two potential winners of a Prize in each Prize Period through the email provided by entrant. Entrants are responsible for providing an accurate email address and other contact information and keeping that information up to date.
Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine eligibility for Drawing and to require the individual to confirm his or her agreement to these Official Rules before Prize is awarded.
Any individual awarded a Prize is responsible for the payment of all federal, state and local taxes pertaining to any aspect of the Prize and for providing to Foundation any information needed to comply with the Foundation’s tax reporting obligations before any Prize is awarded.
Foundation will attempt to contact a potential winner no more than two (2) times during a seven (7) day period. If notification attempts for a potential prize winner fail for any reason, or if a potential prize winner or his or her Entry does not comply with these Official Rules, or Foundation’s directions upon notification, the Prize may be forfeited and another winner chosen among eligible entrants. Only one Prize may be awarded to the same entrant during the Drawing Period.
7. Restrictions on Content of Experience
To be eligible, the Entry providing Experiences or Ideas of any length must relate to exploring, shaping and/or forming ideas to improve professional learning videos, consistent with the Foundation’s education priorities. Entries must be in English, include correct syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Entry may not contain material that violates or infringes another person’s or entity’s rights, including but not limited to any privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, such as copyright or trademark. Entry may not disparage the Foundation or any other person, entity or organization or group. Entry may not contain material that is inappropriate, inconsistent with the charitable goals of the Foundation, violent, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or that degrades or demeans the human form, image or status of women, men or the members of any group based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or any other status. Foundation reserves the right to disqualify and remove any Entry from the Website that Foundation determines, in whole or in part, in its sole discretion, does not comply with Foundation’s priorities or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Further, no Entry may contain any personal identifiable information or images of students or anyone under the age of 18, including but not limited to student information that may be protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ("FERPA"), without the written consent of the person’s parent. Confirmation of such parental consent must accompany any entry submission that contains such information or images.
Foundation reserves the right to disqualify and remove any Entry or content from the Website that Foundation determines, in whole or in part, in its sole discretion, does not comply with Foundation’s priorities or the terms and conditions of the Website or these Official Rules.
8. Original Work and Legal Right to Submit Work
By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that, consistent with the terms of the Official Rules: (a) the Entry is your original work; (b) you own any copyright applicable to the Entry; (c) the Entry does not violate, in whole or in part, any existing copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property of any other person, organization or entity; (d) any third party content included in your Entry is not protected by copyright or any other right, or you have a license to use the content for any purpose, specifically including for posting on the Website and for the Drawing; (e) you are unaware of any contractual obligations you have inconsistent with these Official Rules; (f) you are not disclosing the confidential, trade secret or proprietary information of any other person or entity; (g) the entry does not contain any personal identifiable information or images of students or anyone under the age of 18, including but not limited to information that may be protected under FERPA, without written parental consent; and (h) you have full power and all legal rights to submit an Entry in full compliance with these Official Rules and the Redesign Challenge Website Terms and Conditions.
9. License and Right to Use Likeness to Foundation
By submitting an Entry, you grant permission and a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free nonexclusive license to the Foundation, the Drawing and any affiliated entities to use, reproduce, create derivative works, perform, display, distribute, copy, post and share the Entry on any media now known or developed in the future. The Foundation, the Drawing and any affiliated entities shall have the right to use or not use the Entry in any manner or medium they may chose now or in the future.
By submitting an Entry, you agree that the Foundation may use your name, likeness, statements, Entry, city and state of residence, biographical information, voice, photo and/or video to promote the Drawing and the charitable goals of the Foundation related to your Entry, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media and print, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation on the Internet, without restriction as to frequency or duration, and without compensation, consideration, notification or further permission, except as prohibited by law. Such use may include, but is not limited to use in or on social media, the Website, the Foundation’s website, in press releases and in connection with any events or activities associated with the Foundation. By submitting an Entry, you further agree that you understand that any ideas, suggestions, and/or concepts included in your Entry will be publicly disclosed, available for comment and may be used by others. You waive all rights, claims and any cause of action that you may have against the Foundation or any third parties, including other users of the Website, related to any ideas, suggestions and/or concepts that may be disclosed in your Entry and any comments about any such ideas, suggestions and/or concepts.
10. Foundation’s Sponsorship and Operation of Drawing
The Foundation has the right to remove and disqualify any Entry without notice to any entrant in its sole discretion.
Neither the Foundation nor its agents or affiliated entities are responsible for any illegible, lost, stolen, late, damaged, incomplete, mutilated or misdirected Entries or for any problems or technical malfunctions related to the electronic submission of Entry. If all required information is not provided or Entry is illegible, or technically inaccessible, the Entry will be disqualified. Any Entry that does not comply with the Official Rules can be withdrawn and/or rejected, and deemed ineligible.
If, for any reason, the Drawing is not capable of running as planned for any reason, the Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Drawing at any time. By entering the Drawing, you acknowledge that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Foundation, or any of its affiliated entities or advisors, arising from your Entry, or the Foundation or its affiliated entities and advisors featuring, using, or publicizing your Entry.
By entering the Drawing, you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Foundation, and any affiliated entities or persons, on behalf of yourself and each of your respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns ("Releasing Party"), and by entering, you release, defend and hold harmless the Foundation, any affiliates, subsidiaries, advisors and individuals acting as judges, and their respective officers, directors and employees as applicable ("Released Parties") from any and all causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, covenants, contracts, controversies, promises, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damage, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whosoever, in law, or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, which any Releasing Party has or may ever had, now or hereafter, arising from or related to the Drawing, these Official Rules, the preparation of any Entry materials, or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any Prize.
By entering the Drawing, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Foundation, its officers, directors, employees, owners, agents, affiliates, advisors and licensees from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, and liabilities, including those raised or brought by third parties, and any costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney and professional fees and costs and other expenses of any nature incurred in the investigation and defense of any such claims resulting from your breach of any provision of these Official Rules, or any representation or warranty you provide herein, or otherwise arising in any way out of your Entry into the Drawing, whether now known or unknown, or anticipated or unanticipated. The Foundation reserves the right to take exclusive control and defend any such claim otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate fully with the Foundation in asserting any available defenses.
13. Choice of Law
The Drawing shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington without regard to conflict of law provisions. By entering the Drawing, you agree that any disputes, claims causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with this Drawing or any Prize shall be resolved by the State and Federal courts covering Seattle, Washington, which shall have sole jurisdiction of any controversy regarding or arising from the Drawing, these Official Rules or any Prize. BY ENTERING THE DRAWING, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS COVERING SEATTLE, WASHINGTON AND SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURTS. Further, you acknowledge and agree that you may only assert claims on your own behalf and not on behalf of any other person or entity arising from or in connection with this Drawing, these Official Rules or any Prize.
14. Featured Entries/Official Rules
For a list of winners of this Contest, visit https://medium.com/redesign-challenge/redesign-challenge-check-back-each-week-for-winners-59693b0c3040.
For the official rules please visit the contest rules page.
16. No Return of Entries
Entries cannot be individually acknowledged or returned or deleted after submission.