#CSEdWeek2021Photos

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED. ENTRANT MUST HAVE SECURED PERMISSION FROM EVERY INDIVIDUAL IN AN ENTRY PHOTO TO POST THE PUBLIC PHOTO AND ENTER THE CONTEST (INCLUDING SECURING PARENTAL PERMISSION TO USER MINORS' PHOTOS). 

CONTEST SCHEDULE:

Contest entry period begins Monday, December 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends Sunday, December 12, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The Voting Period for the Sweepstakes begins on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. ET and ends Sunday, December 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET (“Voting Period”). (But, by posting notice on the contest website: https://www.csforallteachers.org/CSEdWeek2021Photos.Sponsor may modify Voting Period without liability of any kind.)

1.ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to PreK–12 teachers who are legal residents of the United States, including the District of Columbia, (“Territory”) who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. If you reside outside the Territory or are otherwise ineligible, do NOT attempt to enter the contest. Persons in the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a prize: employees, officers, and directors of American Institutes for Research (“Sponsor”) and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) wherever they may live and others living in their same household (whether related or not) and employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor’s subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and their advertising, promotion, or production agencies and their immediate family and household members or any third parties associated with the contest in any manner. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

By participating, entrants accept and agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and contest judges, which are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter.

2. TO ENTER: Eligible persons may enter the contest through the CS for All Teachers website (https://www.csforallteachers.org/CSEdWeek2021Photos)by filling out the form and uploading a photo or by posting a photo with the hashtag #CSEdWeek2021Photos from a public account on Twitter or Instagram.

When entering the contest by using a mobile device, standard data and message rates may apply. Check with your wireless carrier for details on such rates and wireless charges. Wireless service may not be available in all areas or on all mobile devices.

Entry Restrictions.

There is no limit on the number of entries per person as long as EACH entry is unique. Duplicate entries across multiple social platforms are not allowed. An entrant may use only one (1) e-mail address, one (1) Twitter account, and one (1) Instagram account to enter the contest. Entry must be the original work of entrant; retweeting or regramming another person's photo will NOT result in a contest entry. Entrant must have secured permission from every individual in an entry photo(s) to post the photo publicly and enter the contest (including securing parental permission, if students are included in the images). Any person who attempts to participate with multiple identities, Twitter/Instagram accounts or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times in violation of the preceding limit will be disqualified. Entries must be manually keystroked. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or like means are prohibited and will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Facebook or Instagram account (as applicable) from which the entry is submitted as of date of entry. Authorized account holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Response may be deemed void at Sponsor’s sole discretion and response will be removed from the contest if Sponsor or contest judges at their sole discretion determine that the response/entry (a) is inappropriate, profane, or unfit for publication; (b) includes any content that may violate the rights of any third party; (c) advocates drug use, violence, or any illegal conduct; (d) disparages Sponsor; or (e) is not relevant to the contest theme. Entrants who submit a response retain all rights to same but grant Sponsor and its designees a limited, nonexclusive right to post (or repost, as the case may be) the response on-line in conjunction with the contest and future promotional or advertising activities of Sponsor. (The preceding also is subject to any rights retained by Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram [as applicable] in operating a social media platform.) Sponsor's posting/reposting of response does NOT constitute any representation by Sponsor that the response is an eligible entry in the contest or that the person submitting same is a potential prize winner in the contest. Responses represent only the opinions of the entrant himself or herself, not those of sponsor, and sponsor expressly disclaims any liability in conjunction with screening or reviewing responses prior to posting or reposting them, as the case may be. 

3. Finalist selection. 

Sponsor organization will narrow the entries to 15 finalists for the voting period, based on their sole discretion. 

4. Winner selection.

Daily random drawing: One winner per day will be selected via random drawing from all eligible entries received to that date during Computer Science Education Week (December 6-12, 2021). Random winners will be notified via e-mail, Twitter, or Instagram (whichever was their method of entry) on the day they are selected as a winner.

Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize winner will be chosen by public vote at the contest webpage. Voters are allowed to vote once per day during the voting period. Any person who attempts to vote and enter the voting prize drawing with multiple e-mail or street addresses, under multiple identities, or by use of any device or artifice to vote or enter multiple times in violation of this entry limit will be disqualified. Votes and entries must be manually keystroked. Receipt of votes and entries may not be acknowledged. Any attempt to manipulate the results of voting or undermine the integrity of voting (as determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor) is prohibited and will result in discounting of votes affected. Votes or entries generated by script, macro, robotic, program, or like means are prohibited and will be disqualified. The entrant whose photo/entry has the highest vote total at the end of the Voting Period, as verified by Sponsor, will be considered the potential Grand Prize winner. In the event of a tie, Sponsor shall select as the Grand Prize winner the one entrant among those tied whose photo/entry is deemed the better/best according to their arbitrary and sole judgment and personal taste. Sponsor reserves final say in the selection of the Grand Prize winner.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified according to entry method (e-mail address, Twitter, or Instagram). If winner cannot be notified for any reason (e.g., does not respond to e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post within indicated time period), prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to require the winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and, if appropriate, an image release.

5. Prizes/Odds of Winning. Daily prizes (7): Amazon gift card. Approximate retail value of each daily prize: $50. Grand prize (1): Amazon gift card. Approximate retail value of Grand Prize: $500. Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $850.

Restrictions Applicable to Prize. Prize must be accepted in its entirety or not at all. No prize substitution, except by Sponsor at its sole discretion in the event of prize or prize component unavailability, for any reason and only then for prize or prize component of equal or greater value. No prize transfer. All expenses related to acceptance or use of prize which are not specified in these Official Rules as well as applicable taxes on prize (if any) are winner’s sole responsibility.

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

6. Conditions of Participation. By participating, entrant indemnifies, releases, and agrees to hold harmless American Institutes for Research, its affiliates and subsidiaries, its promotion, marketing, and advertising agencies, any third parties associated with the contest in any manner, and the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, successors, and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (“Released Entities”) from any and all liability arising from participating in the contest, any contest-related activity or acceptance, receipt, possession or use or misuse of any prize. By accepting a prize, except where prohibited by law, winner agrees to the use of his or her name, likeness, photograph, other indicia of persona and statements made by him or her on the subject of the prize, the contest, or the Sponsor for advertising, publicity, and trade purposes by Sponsor and its designees without further compensation or notice (and he or she agrees to confirm such grant of rights in writing upon Sponsor's request and without further compensation). Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, at its sole discretion, to be tampering (or attempting to tamper) with the entry process or the operation of the contest or any website; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. The preceding in no way precludes Sponsor from taking other actions against such individuals so as to protect its rights.

7. Limitations of Liability. Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for purposes of the contest. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given circumstance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision. Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility for (a) any incomplete, incorrect, or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, or hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest or by any technical or human error; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of, any website and/or responses/entries; and (c) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming, or failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof (including but not limited to filtering by or operation of any other functionality of Facebook, Twitter, or, Instagram), or for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any person’s computer or mobile device (or any information/materials stored therein) related to or resulting from downloading materials from any website or participating in the contest.

Force Majeure. If, for any reason, the contest (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that, in its sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest (or any part thereof), Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest and conduct the contest and select the prize winners in a manner that is fair, equitable, and in accordance with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on  https://www.csforallteachers.org/CSEdWeek2021Photos.

PRIVACY. Collection of information in conjunction with the contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, accessible via the home page of https://csforallteachers.org/legal.

8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION/GOVERNING LAW/WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the contest, you agree that (a) any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor shall be filed in court in the District of Columbia, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action (and waive any right to change of venue, forum non conveniens, or any like right) AND ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND A TRIAL BY JURY IS ALSO HEREBY WAIVED, (b) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Official Rules, and/or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred (if any), including costs associated with participating in this contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (d) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, exemplary, special, incidental, indirect, and consequential damages and any other damages (whether due to negligence or otherwise), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia without giving effect or regard to any principles or doctrines of conflicts of law/choice of any other jurisdiction.

9. Winners' List. Potential winner's names will be posted on the https://csforallteachers.org website and are available upon request. 

Sponsor: American Institutes for Research, Crystal City, VA 22202