Official Rules

LEXUS ECO CHALLENGE OFFICIAL RULES

LEXUS ECO CHALLENGE: YEAR 7 OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-8 AND 9-12 WHO ARE ENROLLED IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL, ACCREDITED PRIVATE SCHOOL OR WHO ARE SCHOOLED AT HOME IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STUDENTS' PRIMARY STATE OF RESIDENCE AND WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

WHO CAN ENTER:

The "Lexus Eco Challenge" Contest ("Contest") is open to students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 who are enrolled in a public or accredited private school or who are schooled at home in compliance with the laws of the students' primary state of residence and who are legal residents of the Fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (hereinafter referred to as "Student" or "Students"). Students must enter the contest in a team consisting of at least five (5) but no more than ten (10) Students (each a "Team") and up to (2) teacher advisors ("Teacher Advisor"). A Team consisting of students from a public or accredited private school may be comprised of students from an assortment of grades but students must attend the same school. A Teacher Advisor for a public or accredited private school Team must be a teacher (not a volunteer parent or other adult in the school), over 18 at the time of entry and can be an advisor for more than one Team. A Team consisting of home schooled students may be comprised of students from an assortment of grades and may be comprised of students from more than one home schooled family. A Teacher Advisor for a Team comprised of home schooled students may be the parent of one or more of a home school Team's members, but must also be the teacher for one or more of the home school Team's members. Except for home schooled students, Teams must be made up of students in the same school. Teams can also enter if they are part of an after-school science or environmental club at a respective public or accredited private school. The challenge is not open to clubs or organizations outside of a respective public or accredited private school, including, but not limited to, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America or the Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts of America. An eligible minor in his/her state of residence must have his/her parent's or legal guardian's permission to enter the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Employees of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. ("Sponsor"), Scholastic Inc., their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealers and dealer personnel, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses and those living in the same household of each employee, whether or not related), and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses and those living in the same household of each employee, whether or not related) (collectively referred to as "Sponsor's Related Entities") are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER:

General Conditions of the Contest:

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE PROPER AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST THAT EACH ENTRY MUST BE THE STUDENTS' OWN ORIGINAL WORK AND CANNOT CONTAIN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AND/OR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. IF SPONSOR OR SPONSOR'S RELATED ENTITIES DISCOVER AT ANY TIME, DURING OR AFTER THE CONTEST, THAT AN ENTRY CONTAINED PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AND/OR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL, THE TEAM AND TEACHER ADVISOR THAT SUBMITTED THE ENTRY WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFIED AND WILL BE OBLIGATED TO IMMEDIATELY RETURN ANY AND ALL PRIZES WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO THEM IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR ENTRY.

There are now two ways of entering the Contest. Teacher Advisors must register at www.scholastic.com/lexus, and include the name of each Team they are advising. Teams, through their Teacher Advisor, can utilize the quick online entry tool, available at www.scholastic.com/lexus (the "Website"), or the Teacher Advisor can submit a Team's entry in the Microsoft PowerPoint format, also available at the Website. Prior to entry, each Team must confirm with its school, or in the case of home schooled students, each student must confirm with his/her parent or guardian, that participation in this Contest is permissible. Please be advised that only a Team's Teacher Advisor may submit the entry on behalf of a Team through the Website, and before submitting a final entry on the Website, the respective Team's Teacher Advisor must approve the final entry by checking the provided approval box on the Website. Only one (1) entry will be accepted from any Team for a respective challenge. No Student may participate on more than one (1) Team within each challenge. Mechanically reproduced entries, mailed-in entries, or any form of entry which does not comply with the proper methods to enter the Contest set forth above are prohibited, and all such entries are void. Use of any automated entry device is prohibited and all such entries are void.

Additionally, each entry must be in keeping with the Sponsor's image and may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Furthermore, an entry may not defame or invade publicity rights or the privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third party rights. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, or not in keeping with the Sponsor's image, in its sole discretion. All entries and all rights to winning entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

By submitting an entry, each entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees that the Sponsor shall own the entry submitted (including all rights embodied therein in winning entries) and that the Sponsor and its designees may exploit, edit, publish, use, adapt, modify, or dispose of any entry and elements embodied therein, online, in print, film, television, or in any other media now or hereafter known for advertising, promotional, or other purposes throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or notification to, or permission of, the entrant, and if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian or any third party, except as prohibited by law.  The Teacher Advisor represents and warrants that he/she/the student's School has release forms and/or other documentation on file that grants the rights to Sponsor set forth herein, and that neither they nor the Students on their Teams can assert any ownership rights to an entry.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 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, to be acting in violation of these official rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these official rules or any applicable laws shall not constitute a waiver of such right.

Specific Requirements for Entering Each Challenge in the Lexus Eco Challenge:

There are three (3) challenges that comprise the Contest. Challenges #1 and 2 shall determine the finalist teams that will be eligible to compete in the Final Challenge: Challenge #3. Here are the requirements for each challenge.

Challenges #1 and 2:

Teacher Advisors must register at www.scholastic.com/lexus, and include the name of each Team they are advising. The Teacher Advisor, on behalf of the student team, will be required to submit the entry via the new online entry format or in Microsoft PowerPoint format online at www.scholastic.com/lexus.

Challenge #1: Land/Water

Entries will only be accepted online between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on September 2, 2013, and 11:59 p.m. ET on October 7, 2013.

Step 1: Teacher Advisors: Register your Team online at www.scholastic.com/lexus beginning September 2, 2013, through October 7, 2013. You will receive an administrative UserID and password via email to use during the application process. If you already have a Scholastic login and password that you use at Scholastic.com, feel free to use that information.

Step 2: Teams: Visit the Team Toolkit page. Download the Action Plan template and review the questions. If you're using the new online entry form, refer to the template to help guide you in creating your Action Plan for online submission. For PowerPoint users, just save the template PPT file under your team's name and edit to document your project accordingly.

Step 3: Teams: Start by choosing one of the following topics and identify a specific environmental issue within this topic that affects your local community:

  • Landfills, Waste Management, and Recycling
  • Forest Destruction/Deforestation or Desertification
  • Endangered Species and Loss of Biodiversity
  • Water Conservation and Fresh Water Shortages
  • Shrinking Wetlands and Aquatic Habitats
  • Threats to the world's waterways and oceans, e.g. poorly managed fishing, pollution, coastal tourism and development, and shipping

Step 4: Teams: Work with the Teacher Advisors to implement your plan. Teacher Advisors: Complete the online entry or PowerPoint presentation (no more than 15 slides, no larger than 10 MB). This step will require the most amount of time.

Project Gallery: It is recommended that Teams include supporting materials for Challenge #1 in the Project Gallery section of their Action Plan. These materials could include PDFs or JPEGs of digital photos, news articles, letters of commendation, etc. represented or embedded into the Project Gallery section of the Action Plan.

Step 5: Teacher Advisors: Review your Team's Action Plan.

Step 6: Teacher Advisors: Using the administrative UserID and password, log in at www.scholastic.com/lexus. Submit your team's final Action Plan online. (Please note: No entries will be accepted in the mail.) Entries must be submitted online via the online tool or by uploading the PowerPoint. Be mindful of the PPT's set size limitations.

Challenge #2: Air/Climate Entries will only be accepted online between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on October 14, 2013, and 11:59 p.m. ET on November 11, 2013.

Step 1: Teacher Advisors: Register your Team online at www.scholastic.com/lexus beginning October 14, 2013, through November 11, 2013. You will receive an administrative UserID and password via email to use during the application process. If you already have a Scholastic login and password that you use at Scholastic.com, feel free to use that information.

Step 2: Teams: Visit the Team Toolkit page. Download the Action Plan template and review the questions. If you're using the new online entry form, refer to the template to help guide you in creating your Action Plan for online submission. For PowerPoint users, just save the template PPT file under your team's name and edit to document your project accordingly.

Step 3: Teams: Complete parts one and two of the Action Plan. Start by choosing one of the following topics and identify a specific environmental issue within this topic that affects your local community:

  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy

Step 4: Teams: Work with the Teacher Advisors to implement your plan. Teacher Advisors: complete the online entry or PowerPoint presentation (no more than 15 slides, no larger than 10 MB). This step will require the most amount of time.

Project Gallery: It is recommended that teams include supporting materials for Challenge #2 in the Project Gallery section of their online entry or PowerPoint presentation. These materials could include PDFs or JPEGs of digital photos, news articles, letters of commendation, etc. represented or embedded into the Project Gallery section of the entry.

Step 5: Teacher Advisors: Review your Team's Action Plan.

Step 6: Teacher Advisors: Using the administrative UserID and password, log in at www.scholastic.com/lexus. Submit your team's final Action Plan online. (Please note: no entries will be accepted in the mail.) Entries must be submitted online via the online tool or by uploading the PowerPoint. Be mindful of the PPT's set size limitations.

Final Challenge--Challenge #3

Entries will only be accepted online between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on November 18, 2013, and 11:59 p.m. ET on January 17, 2014.

The thirty-two (32) finalist Teams from the prior two challenges, as determined by the judging process specified below, will be eligible for the Final Challenge: Challenge #3 (the "Final Challenge"). Each Team will be required to prepare an online entry or PowerPoint presentation (no more than 15 slides, no larger than 10 MB) on a more detailed Eco Challenge question related to this topic to be announced via formal invitation on a date in late 2013, to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All entries for the Final Challenge must be submitted online at the Website, www.scholastic.com/lexus, via the online tool or by uploading the PowerPoint. In the event the Teacher Advisor from a particular finalist Team is unavailable to participate in the Final Challenge, a new Teacher Advisor may be designated for such Team. In the event that a particular Student from a finalist Team is unavailable to participate in the Final Challenge, in the case of a public or accredited private school Team, another Student from the same grade level and the same school as the unavailable Student may be substituted for the unavailable Student and in the case of a home schooled team, another home schooled Student from the same grade level may be substituted for the unavailable Student.

JUDGING:

Challenges #1 and 2:

Potential prize winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion based on a numerical point system within the following categories:

1. Action Plan (50 points)

  • Have all questions been answered? Do the responses clearly and accurately answer the questions?
  • Does the Action Plan show the Team's full understanding of the environmental issue?
  • Does the Action Plan clearly describe the preliminary plan?
  • Does the Action Plan clearly show the Team's actions in the implementation phase?
  • Does the Action Plan clearly describe the quantifiable results?
  • Does the Action Plan help to raise community awareness? Has the Team used the provided press release template and/or organized a school event to raise awareness of the issue?

2. Overall Team Effort (30 points)

  • Does the Action Plan communicate Team effort?
  • Does the Action Plan clearly explain each Team members' actions in the project?

3. Quality of Writing (20 points)

  • Are the responses well organized? Do they communicate ideas clearly?
  • Do the responses communicate a persuasive argument?
  • Are the paragraphs well structured with clear transitions?
  • Do the responses reflect proper spelling, capitalization, and use of punctuation (e.g., commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, dashes)?
  • Have students carefully checked their work before submitting it, or are there mistakes?

4. Project Gallery (EXTRA CREDIT—up to 10 points)

  • Has the Team included evidence of their project using photos, letters, press releases, newspaper articles, etc. as part of their entry?
  • Do these materials provide evidence of the Team in action preparing and/or implementing their Action Plan?

In the event of a tie, an additional "tie-breaking" judge will determine the winner based on the same criteria set forth above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. The Sponsor reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries.

Final Challenge: Challenge #3

Potential first place and grand prize winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion based on a numerical point system within the following categories:

1. Innovative Action Plan ideas (20 points)

2. Action Plan Presentation (30 points)

  • Has the contest topic been answered fully?
  • Does the presentation demonstrate the Team's full understanding of the environmental issue?
  • Is the presentation creative and compelling?
  • Are images, photos, charts, graphs, or other visual media incorporated?

3. Overall Team Effort (20 points)

  • Does the PowerPoint presentation communicate the Team's effort?
  • Does the PowerPoint presentation indicate each Team member's contribution to the presentation?

4. Effectiveness of Spreading the Word (10 points)

5. Quality of Writing (15 points)

  • Is the presentation well organized? Does it communicate ideas clearly?
  • Does the presentation communicate a persuasive argument?
  • Are the slides well structured with clear transitions?
  • Does the presentation reflect proper spelling, capitalization, and use of punctuation (e.g., commas, semicolons, colons, quotation marks, dashes)?
  • Have students carefully checked their work before submitting it, or are there mistakes?

6. Explanation of how potential prize funds will be used (5 points)

TEAM PRIZES FOR STUDENTS, TEACHER ADVISORS AND SCHOOLS:

Challenge #1: Land/Water

Potential winners will be notified on or about October 17, 2013, by email.

PRIZES: Sixteen (16) prize winning Teams consisting of two (2) middle school teams in each of the four Lexus Market Regions: Eastern, Southern, Central, and Western as shown on the attached map (the "Four Lexus Market Regions") AND two (2) high school teams in each of the Four Lexus Market Regions will each receive a $10,000 prize. The $10,000 prize is to be distributed as follows: Public or Accredited Private School Teams: a $1,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor to be used toward purchasing school-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs/school clubs or initiatives, $7,000 to be evenly distributed among the Team members in the form of checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the student directly pending parental consent, who was part of the winning Team, and $2,000 to the winning Team's school. Home Schooled Team: a $1,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor(s) to be used toward purchasing education-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs, clubs or initiatives, $7,000 to be evenly distributed among the Team members in the form of checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the student directly pending parental consent, who was part of the winning Team, and $2,000 to the local environmental charity designated on the Team's entry. The sixteen (16) winning Teams will also be invited to compete in the Final Challenge: Challenge #3.

Challenge #2: Air/Climate

Potential winners will be notified on or about November 21, 2013, by email.

PRIZES: Sixteen (16) prize winning Teams consisting of two (2) middle school teams in each of the four Lexus Market Regions AND two (2) high school teams in each of the Four Lexus Market Regions will each receive a $10,000 prize. The $10,000 prize is to be distributed as follows: Public or Accredited Private School Teams: a $1,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor to be used toward purchasing school-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs/school clubs or initiatives, $7,000 to be evenly distributed among the Team members in the form of checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the student directly pending parental consent, who was part of the winning Team, and $2,000 to the winning Team's school. Home Schooled Team: a $1,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor(s) to be used toward purchasing education-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs, clubs or initiatives, $7,000 to be evenly distributed among the Team members in the form of checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the Student directly pending parental consent, who was part of the winning Team, and $2,000 to the local environmental charity designated on the Team's entry. The sixteen (16) winning Teams will also be invited to compete in the Final Challenge: Challenge #3.

Total approximate retail value ("ARV") of all prizes for Challenge #1 and Challenge #2 combined: $320,000.

Final Challenge: Challenge #3

Potential winners will be notified on or about January 28, 2014, by email.

FIRST PLACE PRIZES: Eight (8) First Place winning Teams, consisting of four (4) middle school teams AND four (4) high school teams, will each receive $15,000. The $15,000 prize is to be distributed as follows: Public and Accredited Private School Teams: $3,000 to the winning Team's school, a $2,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor to be used toward purchasing school-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs/school clubs or initiatives, and $10,000 in scholarships to be evenly distributed among all the Students who were part of the winning Team. Scholarship checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the Student directly pending parental consent. Home Schooled Teams: $3,000 to the local environmental charity designated on the Team's entry, a $2,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor(s) to be used toward purchasing education-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs, clubs or initiatives, and $10,000 in scholarships to be evenly distributed among all the Students who were part of the winning Team. Scholarship checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the Student directly pending parental consent.

GRAND PRIZE: Two (2) Grand Prize winning Teams, consisting of one (1) middle school Team AND one (1) high school Team, will each receive $30,000. The $30,000 prize is to be distributed as follows: Public and Accredited Private School Teams: $7,000 to the winning Team's school, a $3,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor to be used toward purchasing school-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs/school clubs or initiatives, and $20,000 in scholarships to be evenly distributed among all the Students who were part of the winning Team. Scholarship checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the Student directly pending parental consent. Home Schooled Teams: $7,000 to the local environmental charity designated on the Team's entry, a $3,000 prize awarded directly to the Teacher Advisor(s) for to be used toward purchasing education-related supplies and/or supporting educational programs, clubs or initiatives, and $20,000 in scholarships to be evenly distributed among all the Students who were part of the winning Team. Scholarship checks made payable to the parent or legal guardian of each Student or to the Student directly pending parental consent.

Total ARV of all prizes for

Final Challenge: Challenge #3 combined: $180,000.

Total combined ARV of all prizes for all three Challenges in the Contest: $500,000.

GENERAL PRIZE AND AWARD CONDITIONS: Each prize winner and/or award recipient is solely and completely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on the prize and/or award, as applicable. If any winner is an eligible minor, the prize will be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian who will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. In this case, parents or legal guardians may elect on their child's behalf to have the prize awarded in the name of his/her child by indicating this preference on the affidavit. Each winner and/or award recipient will be required to complete an IRS form W-9, and will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the value of any prizes won. Each winner (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release ("Affidavit and Release") within seven (7) days of receipt of the Affidavit and Release or the prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, awarded to another winner.

No substitutions, transfers, or assignments of prizes are allowed, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize or award (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. If any potential winning Team, winning Team member or his/her corresponding Teacher Advisor fails to comply with all requirements as set forth in these official rules or refuses or is unavailable to accept a prize, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such potential winning Team, Team member and his/her corresponding Teacher Advisor(s) and, at its sole discretion, award the prize to another winner, or to distribute the prize evenly among the remaining team members of the Team, or to award the Teacher Advisor prize to the School, as applicable.

By accepting the prize, each winner (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) grants to Sponsor and its designees the right to use his or her name, likeness, hometown, and biographical information (including grade and school name), for purposes of advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without further notice, permission, or compensation, except where prohibited by law. One or more winners may also be required to attend and participate in media and/or public relations events (the "Media Events") designated by Sponsor and/or requested by various media outlets. Upon Sponsor's request, and subject to winner's availability, each winner agrees to participate in such Media Events without any further compensation. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to choose the winners it wishes to participate in such Media Events. By accepting the prize, all winners, whether or not chosen to participate in such Media Events, agree to release Sponsor and Sponsor's Related Entities and hold each of them harmless, from any claims relating to the respective winner's selection, non-selection, participation or non-participation in any Media Events.

DISCLAIMER: The Sponsor and Sponsor's Related Entities shall not be liable for any injury/damage/loss/expense/accident/delay/inconvenience/irregularity that may be caused or contributed to by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sponsor or Sponsor's Related Entities, or by other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of any of the Sponsor or Sponsor's Related Entities. The Sponsor and Sponsor's Related Entities are not responsible or liable for, and will deem ineligible, Contest entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), or for Contest entries that are illegible, late, destroyed, delayed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, forged, incomplete, deleted, damaged, or otherwise not in compliance with these official rules and all such Contest entries will be disqualified. By entering this Contest, each entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees and acknowledges to be bound by these official rules, as well as by the decisions of the Contest judges which are final and binding in all respects, and to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with the official rules. Each entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further agrees and acknowledges that the Sponsor and the Sponsor's Related Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with: any participation in this Contest (including, but not limited to, any prize which may be awarded in the Contest); human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information; acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any prize awarded herein, any technical malfunctions of a computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, internet service provider; interruption or inability to access the Website, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to entrant's (or any third person's) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of this Contest; any lost/delayed/duplicate/multiple data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Sponsor or Sponsor's Related Entities.

RELEASE: By entering the Contest, entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to forever release and hold harmless Sponsor and Sponsor's Related Entities (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all claims, injuries, damages, or losses to the person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in this Contest or acceptance or use of a prize (including any travel related hereto). In the event the Contest is compromised by non-authorized human intervention, virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest or any portion thereof and/or terminate the participation of any participant (and void his/her entry) whose conduct potentially compromises the Contest and at its sole discretion to award the prizes from among all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to termination using the judging procedures outlined above. Each entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) acknowledges and agrees that the Released Parties are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections; for lack of availability or accessibility, or miscommunications due to failed computer, satellite, telephone, or cable transmissions or lines; for technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions; for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; or for any other computer, network, technical, typographical, human or other error, problem, or malfunction related to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors, problems, or malfunctions that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the prizes, the processing or judging of entries, or any Contest-related materials. Each entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further acknowledges and agrees that the Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to participants' or to any other persons' computer (whether hardware or software), relating to or resulting from downloading materials or software in connection with this Contest.

WINNERS LIST:

Challenge #1: Land/Water

For the names of winners (available after October 17, 2013), please go to the website www.scholastic.com/lexus or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by May 15, 2014, to: WINNERS: Lexus Eco Challenge: Land, c/o Scholastic Inc., P.O. Box 713, New York, NY 10013-0713.

Challenge #2: Air/Climate

For the names of winners (available after November 21, 2013), please go to the website www.scholastic.com/lexus or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by May 15, 2014, to: WINNERS: Lexus Eco Challenge: Water, c/o Scholastic Inc., P.O. Box 713, New York, NY 10013-0713.

Final Challenge: Challenge #3

For the names of winners (available after January 28, 2014), please go to the website www.scholastic.com/lexus or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by May 15, 2014, to: WINNERS: Lexus Eco Challenge: Final Challenge, c/o Scholastic Inc., P.O. Box 713, New York, NY 10013-0713.

SPONSOR: Lexus, a division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. 19001 South Western Avenue, Torrance, CA 90509.

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