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“SENSATIONAL MEMORIES CONTEST” OFFICIAL RULES
I. ENTRY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning. To enter the Sensational Memories Contest (the "Contest"), entrants must visit www.scholastic.com/memories or scan the "Scratch, Sniff & Win" Digimarc available on pages 15 and 83 of the June/July 2014 issue of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine with a mobile device to reach the Contest entry page and submit a short paragraph of no more than 300 words about a family experience related to scent along with your name, address, e-mail address, your child's/children's name(s) and age(s). Entrants are also encouraged, but not required, to share a photo of their child (the "Photo"). Contest begins May 27, 2014, 12:00 a.m. EDT and all entries must be received by September 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Entrants can submit only one entry per household. Entries in excess of the limit stated herein will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the online entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. By submitting a Photo, the entrant represents and warrants that he/she has all necessary rights and/or permissions as to the Photo in order to grant the rights set forth herein. Scholastic Inc. (“Scholastic”) reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, or not in keeping with its image, in its sole discretion.
II. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC who are currently over the age of 18 (or the age of majority in their state of residence) and are the parent and/or legal guardian of at least one child up to the age of 18 as of the date of entry. Employees and members of their families of Scholastic and Church & Dwight Co., Inc., their parent organizations, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising, promotion and production agencies are not eligible to enter. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
III. JUDGING: The potential grand prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received by a panel of qualified judges designated by Scholastic based on the integration of scent into the entry, and the quality and distinctiveness of the entry. The decisions of the judges are final and binding. Scholastic reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of qualified and eligible entries.
IV. WINNERS & PRIZING: One Grand Prize Winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected by Scholastic from among all eligible entries on or about October 20, 2014 and notified by phone or e-mail on or about November 7, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner and their entry (including the Photo, if applicable) may be featured, in Sponsor's sole discretion, on Sponsor’s website at www.scholastic.com/memories, plus Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for their family (four 4 people maximum, one of which must be the Grand Prize Winner’s child who is under 18) to Yosemite National Park for 6 days/5 nights of their choice, except for blackout periods in Sponsor’s discretion; hotel or resort accommodations of Sponsor’s choosing; and Round-trip air transportation in coach class for four (4) (Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $12,500).
Prize is non-transferable, non-assignable and no cash alternative will be offered except in the event of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize details are based on availability and trip must be booked and completed by no later than September 30, 2015 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Advance reservation is required, subject to availability. All federal, state and local taxes on the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize Winner. Any portion of the Grand Prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the Grand Prize Winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
Actual value of the Grand Prize may vary based on point of departure and dates of travel. Actual value of the Grand Prize awarded may be lower or higher at the time of its fulfillment. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV (if actual value is lower than stated ARV) will not be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all trip fees and expenses not specified herein as being awarded, including, without limitation, flight changes, ground transportation, taxes, meals, beverages, incidentals and gratuities. Travel must be made through the Sponsor, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Grand Prize Winner and his/her traveling companions will be required to travel on identical itineraries. If Grand Prize Winner lives within a 100-mile radius of Yosemite National park, round-trip ground transportation selected by Sponsor may be substituted for round-trip airfare. The Grand Prize Winner and his/her traveling companions will be required to provide valid government issued photographic ID and/or other required travel documents, such as a valid passport, at time of travel. The Grand Prize Winner and his/her traveling companions are responsible for obtaining travel documents. If Grand Prize Winner cancels the trip at any time, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to forfeit the Grand Prize immediately, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Grand Prize to a runner-up.
V. GENERAL: All entries will become the property of Scholastic and will not be returned. By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, warrant and represent that their entry is accurate and their original work and grant to Scholastic and its designees the right to use their entry, Photo (if one is submitted), and their children’s and traveling companion's names, information provided and likeness in any media now or hereafter known for display in a photo gallery on scholastic.com/memories, advertising, promotion and/or other purposes throughout the world without additional compensation or notification to, or permission of the entrant, except as prohibited by law. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permitted by law) within ten (10) business days of notification attempt or an alternative winner may be selected. Grand Prize Winner's traveling companions (or parent/legal guardian if under the age of majority) may be required to sign and return a liability/publicity release (where permitted by law) prior to issuance of travel documents. By entering and/or accepting a prize, entrants, the Grand Prize Winner, his/her traveling companions and their family members also agree to release Scholastic, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers and employees and their advertising, promotion or production agencies and prize suppliers (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize and/or participation in the Contest (including any travel related thereto). Subject to all applicable laws.
VI. INTERNET: The Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telecommunications malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the entrant, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest. If for any reason (including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of the Released Parties, which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest) the online portion of the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Scholastic shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
VII. GOVERNING LAW; VENUE: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. In addition, any dispute relating to the Contest (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in New York County, State of New York. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have.
VIII. WINNERS LIST: The name of the Grand Prize Winner will be available after, on or about November 30, 2014 and may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by May 31, 2015 to: Sensational Memories Contest Winners List, Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10012.
Contest and Sponsor:
Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
For any questions or concerns regarding this Contest, please contact P&Cconnects@scholastic.com .