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Love My Region Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

DATES OF CONTEST/ENTRY PERIODS: The “Why I Love My Region” Regional Essay Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, December 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, March 16, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). The Contest is comprised of two (2) classes of giveaways (each, a “Giveaway”), each subject to different selection rules and criteria.

Grand Prize Giveaway (“Giveaway 1”) There will be one (1) grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”). This winner will be selected from NEW members who contribute a written essay up to 240 words on the topic, “Why I Love My Region.” Essays must be posted in NEW Member Community (community.newonline.org) during the Contest Period. Only ONE entry per person, multiple posts will not be counted as entries for the purpose of this Essay contest. In the case of multiple posts, only the first post will be considered. Members of the public otherwise eligible may alternately complete an Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”). The winning Grand Prize Essay will be chosen on the basis of originality and artistic merit as judged by a three-person Jury to be chosen at the sole discretion of the Network of Executive Women. Judgment of the Jury is final and may not be appealed. Grand Prize is an Apple Watch 3 (GPS + Cellular) with a retail value of $399.00. Grand Prize Winner will be selected first and will not be eligible to receive a Regional Giveaway.

Regional Giveaways (“Giveaway 2”) Up to 21 (21) Regional Prize Winners will be selected from NEW members who contribute a written essay up to 240 words on the topic, “Why I Love My Region.” One Regional Prize will be selected AT RANDOM from among those members posting about each Region. Only ONE entry per person; multiple Essays, posts and replies from the same person will not be counted as entries for the purpose of each drawing or eligible for entry in another Regional Drawing. In the case of multiple Essays or posts, only the first post will be eligible. Essays must be posted in NEW Member Community (community.newonline.org) during the Contest Period. In the case that no Essays are posted about a Region, a Regional Prize will NOT be awarded. Members of the public otherwise eligible may alternately complete an Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”). Each Regional Giveaway is comprised $100 Visa or American Express gift card. Grand Prize is an Apple Watch 3 (GPS + Cellular) with a retail value of $399.00. Grand Prize Winner will be selected first and will not be eligible to receive a Regional Giveaway.

For purposes of these Official Rules, the Grand Prize Winner and Regional Prize Winners will be collectively referred to as “Prize Winners.” The Grand Prize and Regional Prizes will be collectively referred to as “Prizes.”  See “WINNING” and “PRIZES” section for complete details.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to persons who are either; (a) a permanent legal resident of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority in their state of primary residence at the time of entry; OR (b) a legal resident of Canada (excluding residents of the province of Quebec) and at least the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at time of entry (each, an “Entrant”). The Entrant who is selected as the potential Grand Prize Winner must have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor (defined below) to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Grand Prize. Valid social security numbers will be determined by Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) requirements as further defined in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section of these Official Rules. Officers, directors, managers and employees of the Network of Executive Women (the “Sponsor” or “NEW”), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Contest are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations and in the case of Canadian Entrants, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), without regard to conflict of law provisions Contest is void in Puerto Rico, Quebec, U.S. territories and possessions located outside of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Entrants who have previously won a contest, sweepstakes or promotion of any kind sponsored or otherwise associated with Sponsor, within thirty (30) calendar days immediately preceding the start of this Contest are ineligible to participate or win a Prize.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter this Contest:

  1. Members: Entrants who are existing members of NEW or who become a member of NEW during the Contest Period (each, a “Member”) may enter by visiting http://www.newonline.org/lovemyregion (the “Website”) during the Contest Period. To enter, login by submitting your existing or temporary username and password. Then, post an original Essay in the Open Forum stating “Why I Love My Region” in 240 words or less. Each Entrant must agree to Community Code of Conduct (if he/she has not done so previously) prior to submitting his or her Essay. Essays that do not comply with the Website’s terms and conditions will not be considered eligible. Upon submitting the Essay, Entrant will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Regional Drawing(s) associated with the Region written about. ENTRY LIMITS: Only ONE entry per person, multiple posts will not be counted as entries for the purpose of this Essay contest. In the case of multiple posts, only the first post will be considered. Members of the public otherwise eligible may alternately complete an Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”).

  2. Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”): To enter the Contest without being a Member, Entrants may do so by visiting http://www.newonline.org/lovemyregionenter and completing the official entry form (“Entry Form”) in its entirety, including your first name, last name, NEW Regional Drawing you wish to enter, address, city/province, state/territory, ZIP/postal code, telephone number (including area code), date of birth and email address. Upon completing the Entry Form and clicking the “Submit” button, Entrants will receive one (1) entry into the drawing(s) associated with the Entry Period for which the “Submit” button was clicked. ENTRY LIMITS: Only ONE entry per person, multiple posts will not be counted as entries for the purpose of this Essay contest. In the case of multiple posts, only the first post will be considered. Members of the public otherwise eligible may alternately complete an Alternate Method of Entry (“AMOE”). Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Contest. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the Membership is registered or email address is registered (“Authorized Account Holder”). Entrants may be required to provide proof of being the Authorized Account Holder. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, delayed, misdirected entries. By entering, each Entrant; (a) represents that he/she is at least eighteen (18) years of age and otherwise eligible to participate in the Contest; and (b) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accept these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all respects. Any person who tampers with the entry process in any way will be disqualified.

All Posts and Replies submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Each Post or Reply submitted must be an original work, never previously published, manufactured or produced. Posts and Replies must not infringe on any third-party copyrights or other rights. All Posts and Replies submitted shall become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting a Post or Reply, Entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free, worldwide license to use the Post or Reply. Sponsor has no obligation to acknowledge receipt of or to return any Post or Reply received. Posts or Replies that: (a) are determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion to be indecent, offensive, inappropriate or morally objectionable; (b) advocate violence, drug use or any illegal act; (c) have been previously published, manufactured or produced, or have won an award in any competition or contest; or (d) otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion, will not be eligible. Entrants warrant and represent that their Post or Reply is solely their original work, has not been copied (in whole or in part) from any other source and that their Post or Reply does not violate any third party legal rights (including without limitation rights of trademark, copyright, privacy or publicity). Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant if Sponsor suspects that Entrant’s Post or Reply violates the legal rights of any third party.  

WINNING: There are two (2) ways to win prizes in this Contest. Each of the Prizes will be awarded by the Sponsor, whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects.

Giveaway 1: On or about March 19, 2018, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected by Jury among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by the Sponsor by via the email address supplied at the time of entry.  

Giveaway 2: On or about March 19, 2018, up to twenty-one (21) Regional Prize Winners will be selected at random from among all entries received during the Giveaway Entry Period. Odds of winning a Regional Prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable Contest Period. Potential Regional Prize Winners will be notified via the email address supplied at the time of entry.

Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to reach potential Prize Winners. If a potential Prize Winner cannot be reached after two (2) attempts have been made, or, if it is determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, that a potential Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, the selected potential Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the respective Prize without compensation of any kind, and an alternate potential Prize Winner will be selected by the Jury (Grand Prize) at random from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries (Regional Prizes).

Once verified, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete and return “Required Documents” and any Canadian Prize Winner will be required to complete a skills-testing question as further described in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section below. Grand Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner upon receipt and confirmation of the “Required Documents.” The Grand Prize and Regional Prizes will be awarded approximately three to four weeks from the date in which the Prize Winner is verified.

PRIZES:

Giveaway 1. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Apple Watch 3 (GPS + Cellular) with a retail value of $399.00.

Giveaway 2. Up to 21 Regional Prize Winners will receive a $100 Visa or American Express gift card.

No substitution or cash redemption of Prizes is permitted. Prizes are not transferable and may not be resold. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. No more than the Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. The difference in value of the Prizes as stated herein and value at time of Notification and delivery, if any, will not be awarded. Prize Winners are required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Any taxes imposed on the income of a Prize Winner as a result of winning a Prize and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein as part of the Prize are solely the responsibility of the Prize Winner. No transfer or substitution of Prizes is allowed except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for purposes of identification of the prize. No sponsorship or endorsement is intended or implied by such use.

PRIZE CLAIMS:

Except where prohibited by law, Grand Prize Winner will be sent a corresponding email to complete and return to the Sponsor representative, within five (5) days of receipt, which includes an affidavit/declaration of eligibility/release of liability/publicity release (the “Release”) and either an IRS Form W-9 (US Residents only) or IRS Form W-8BEN (Canadian Residents only) in order to claim his/her Grand Prize.The Release and either IRS Form W-9 (US Residents only) or IRS Form W-8BEN (Canadian Residents only) will be sent to the Grand Prize Winner via the email address associated with the Grand Prize Winner’s Membership or the email address provided via the Entry Form. In addition, any potential Prize Winner residing in Canada will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question (unaided by electronic or mechanical device or otherwise) in order to receive his/her Prize. The skill-testing question, will be sent to applicable Prize Winner via the email address associated with the Prize Winner’s Membership or the email address provided via the Entry Form. If the Grand Prize Winner fails to sign and return the Release the IRS Form W-9 (US Residents only) or IRS Form W-8BEN (Canadian Residents only), or if any applicable Prize Winner fails to correctly answer the skill testing question within the required time period, such Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected at random from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries received for the respective Entry Period. In the event that a potential Prize Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation to such individual, even if the disqualified potential Prize Winner’s name may have been publicly announced. The value of a Prize may be taxable as income and Prize Winners are each solely responsible for any taxes on the Prize, including but not limited to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the Prize. Potential Grand Prize Winner must report income to the IRS. In the event it is deemed during the verification process that the potential Grand Prize Winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Grand Prize, such potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and another Grand Prize Winner selected as outlined above. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. The Sponsor (or a party acting on its behalf) must report the value of the Grand Prize to the IRS in the year the Grand Prize is received by the Grand Prize Winner and will be reported to the Grand Prize Winner and the IRS in the form of a Form 1099 (US Residents) or a Form 1042-S (Canadian Residents). All applicable taxes on any Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. Prize Winner consents (and agrees to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor, to formalize, effect or perfect such consent, except where prohibited by law) for Sponsor and those acting under their authority, to use his/her name, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voice in advertising/publicity/trade without territorial or time limitations and without compensation, notice or approval; and, the Prize Winner disclaims any ownership rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material. Sponsor and Independent Administrator are not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of Entrants.  

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and conduct the Contest in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted at the Website. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry. This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and for Canadian Entrants, may be construed in accordance of the applicable laws of Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), without regard to conflict law provisions or principles. By participating, Canadian Entrants consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of Toronto, Ontario, as well as legal proceedings in those courts. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS 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. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

RELEASE: By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt, redemption or use of a Prize, including any travel related thereto.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (c)  any injury or damage to persons or property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Contest, including but not limited to attendance at any Prize-related event, if applicable; (d) any printing or typographical errors or other incorrect or inaccurate entry information in any Contest-related materials; (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries; or (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software.

ENTRANTS PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies, located at https://www.newonline.org/terms-policies/privacy. If you are selected as a Prize Winner, your first name, last initial, city, and state will also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.

WINNER’S LIST / OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by March 16, 2018 to “Why I Love My Region” Contest (please specify Winners List or Official Rules Request), 3307 Madera Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039. A copy of these Official Rules may also be obtained at http://www.newonline.org/lovemyregionrules anytime during the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: This Contest shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

ABOUT THE APPLE WATCH: Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) requires an iPhone 6 or later with iOS 11 or later. Apple Watch and iPhone service provider must be the same. Cellular is not available with all service providers. Not all service providers support enterprise accounts. Check with your employer and service provider. Some legacy plans may not be compatible. Prepaid plans are not supported. Roaming is not available outside your carrier network coverage area. Wireless service plan required for cellular service. Contact your service provider for more details. Retail price $399, 38 mm, Apple Care and added accessories such as earbuds and charger not included.

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