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PGC Rules and Terms of Use

PGC 2012 Official Rules:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

By entering this Challenge, Participants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as any rules or requirements, including the Terms of Service, posted on the PGC Website (www.projectgreenchallenge.com), or in connection with any Challenge Task.  Any violation of any of these rules or terms may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Challenge are final and binding in all respects.

 

1. CHALLENGE PERIOD.
The Challenge begins October 1 and ends October 30, 2012. If you are selected as a finalist, your Challenge Period ends on December 5, 2012.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY.
Project Green Challenge (the “Challenge”) is open to anyone, but only students who are enrolled at a middle school, high school, college or university or are home schooled are eligible to win daily prizes, except officers, directors, advisory board, interns and employees of Teens Turning Green (the “Sponsor”), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, and their immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, who are not eligible to participate or win.  If you are a minor, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Challenge.

Note: Only students enrolled high school or college are eligible to be selected a Challenge Finalist. 

 

3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
Beginning on October 1, 2012 at 4am Pacific Daylight Time, participants can register/log on to Project Green Challenge. Participants can sign up as an individual or a team but not both. If you are participating as a team, please see the following rules:

 

-       Each team can be no more than 4 people; there may be multiple teams from a particular school but an individual may only register for and participate on one team.  An individual can compete on their own or as a team but not both.

-       On October 1, one person should register the entire team and name the team (ie: the blue or the eco team… you get it.)

-       Any member of the team can upload deliverables each day under the team name.

-       If the team wins a prize, the team leader would receive one prize for the team.

-       If a team applies and is selected for the Challenge finals at the end of October, only one person would represent the team and the prize package would be awarded to that person.

Each day at 4am PDT a new challenge theme will be posted. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to the day’s challenge. There are four (4) different Challenge Task options each day – green, greener, greenest and extra credit. The specific actions required for each Challenge Task will be explained on the PGC Website.  Each participant must start with the green challenge and then work up to greener, greenest and extra credit. Every task completed is worth points.

Each Challenge will remain live for 24 hours and participants must complete challenge tasks during that timeframe unless otherwise noted. (Some of the Extra Credit Challenges will have longer response periods). Once the next challenge is posted, there is no going back!

Point values will be identified on the challenge and awarded by TTG staff based on the difficulty of the Challenge Task.

Challenge submissions will be judged by TTG staff and points awarded based on creativity, content accuracy, and relevance to the theme of the day.  Bonus points may be awarded for outstanding work.

The points are one of three components to be considered in the selection of Challenge finalists once the Challenge is completed on October 30. Challenge participants will be invited to apply for the finals with applications due on or around November 5, 2012. The application criteria for selection of up to 12 Challenge finalists includes; total cumulative points from the 30-day challenge (October 1 – October 30), completion of a final exam developed by PGC Staff and released on November 1, and a 5 minute video recorded by each applicant highlighting their PGC experience.

Only students enrolled in high school or college are eligible to be selected for the Challenge finals.

 

4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.

Daily Winners: October 1 – 30

Challenge submissions will be awarded points based on creativity, content accuracy, and relevance to topic, as determined by the Challenge judges. Prizes for individuals or teams will be distributed proportionally based on number of eligible entries.

Any potential winner (either an individual participant or a team leader) will be notified by email. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within two (2) days from the date that the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her, and/or the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Challenge or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected based on the next highest applicable point totals. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Challenge, including a waiver, and liability release, such individual will be declared a “winner” in the Challenge.

Only students who are enrolled at a high school, college or university or are home schooled are eligible to win daily prizes.

 

5. PRIZE DESCRIPTION.
Daily Prizes
Each daily prize will be clearly indicated at entry on the Challenge page and featured on the PGC/TTG FB and Twitter platforms. Should the prizes become unavailable, the Sponsor may select another prize of equal or greater value.

 

Challenge Finals Prize and Grand Prize
Grand Prize and Finalist Prizes are featured projectgreenchallenge.com/prizes. Should any of the prizes become unavailable, the Sponsor may select another prize of equal or greater value.

 

School Prize
The school with the largest percentage of participants based on the size of the student body may be eligible to win a prize for the school.

 

6. TAXES.
All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.  A potential winner may be required to provide tax reporting information prior to the award of the prize.

 

7. CHALLENGE SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AND PERMISSIONS
By making a Submission to the Challenge, you represent and warrant that:

(a) all information that you have provided in the registration or the Submission is and will remain true, accurate, and complete;
(b) the Submission is your or your team’s original, sole work and are owned solely by you (or your team as a whole);

(c) you have the full right to grant all rights and licenses for Sponsor or its designees to display the Submission, including on the Internet, and to otherwise use the materials provided in the Submission;

(d) the Submission and the use thereof by Sponsor and its respective designees, do not and shall not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity, or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and

(e) the Submission is not confidential or private and does not contain any confidential or private information.

You further represent and warrant that any person depicted in the Submission (or, if a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian) consents to Sponsor’s use of the Submission and you will obtain and provide appropriate written releases as required by Sponsor promptly upon request.

By making a Submission to the Challenge, you grant Sponsor an exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to: (a) reproduce, distribute, transmit, perform and display (publicly or otherwise) and otherwise use and exploit (and have others exercise such rights on behalf of Sponsor) your Submission, any ideas accompanying, related to, or embodied in your Submission, and any materials embodying, incorporating, or derived from your Submission, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed (including without limitation Internet, cable, satellite, and wireless media); (b) adapt (including edit, modify, translate, and reformat) your Submission, create derivative works from your Submission, and incorporate your Submission into other works or into Sponsor’s or its designees’ products or services; (c) use your Submission for the purpose of promoting Sponsor and for any other advertising or promotional purposes; and (d) exercise all other copyright, trademark, publicity and other proprietary rights with regard to your Submission.

 

Winning entries will be posted on projectgreenchallenge.com the following day.

 

8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION.
No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash or any other instrument of value. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. There will be no substitutions for a prize, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

9. CONSENT AND RELEASE.
By participating in the Challenge, each participant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), Facebook, Inc., Twitter, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Challenge, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Challenge, and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with rules, tax reporting documents, and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within two (2) days from the date that Sponsor provides such documents to the potential winner.

If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release and, if applicable, must accompany winner on the trip (no additional travel expenses will be awarded should a parent or legal guardian be required to accompany the winner on the trip).

Travel provided by Sponsor is for enrolled high school and college students only who are eligible to be Challenge finalists.

If winner is registered as a group, only one member of the group, will be awarded the prizes and is eligible to attend the Challenge Finals in San Francisco, CA.

 

10. DISCLAIMERS.
(i) Registrations or submissions that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Submission process or the operation of the Challenge or the PGC Website; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge 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.  Use of bots or other automated process to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Challenge if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort; notifications of cancellation, termination or modification will be posted on the PGC Website. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Challenge, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Challenge based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CHALLENGE OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

 

11. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION.
This Challenge is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Challenge will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Marin County, California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Challenge and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

 

12.  PRIVACY.
Information provided by participants during the registration process will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (teensturninggreen.org) except that a potential winner’s contact information may be provided to a partner or prize provider solely for purposes of prize fulfillment.

 

13. SPONSORSHIP.
This Challenge is sponsored by Teens Turning Green, PO Box 1146, Ross, CA 94957.

 

14. Contact Information
email: info@teensturninggreen.org
FB: facebook.com/teensturngreen
twitter: @teensturngreen

Phone: 415 289-1001