Complete the contest entry form ("Entry Form") on Entrepreneur® magazine's Web site located at www.entrepreneur.com/e2013college ("Contest Site"). Entry Forms must be completed electronically and submitted online to Entrepreneur Media, Inc. ("Sponsor"). Entry Forms sent in any other manner (including fax, US mail or courier service) will not be accepted. Each Contestant is responsible for notifying Sponsor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org of any change in the contact information (including street address, e-mail address and telephone number) contained in his/her Entry Form. All Entry Forms shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Each Contestant may submit multiple Entry Forms, but only one (1) Entry Form for each different "Business Concept" (see Paragraph 2(a) below) will be accepted. All completed Entry Forms must be RECEIVED by Sponsor by no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on June 17, 2013. The CE2013 Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
(a) Each Contestant must be an individual, who believes he or she has an exciting and practical concept for a business ("Business Concept"), which, as of June 17, 2013, has not hired any employees nor conducted any business, namely, made any sales, provided any services, or distributed any products.
(b) In addition, each Contestant, as of June 17, 2013, must be: (i) a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. (excluding persons residing in Puerto Rico or any other U.S. territory); (ii) at least 18 but less than 26 years old; (iii) enrolled in an accredited college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student, who has successfully completed or will successfully complete at least eight (8) units for credit during the 2013 Spring Semester or Quarter. (c) In addition, each Contestant, during Calendar Year 2012 up to and including June 17, 2013, was not an officer, director, employee, owner, shareholder, franchisee or franchisee's employee, or an agent, attorney, financial advisor or other authorized representative (or spouse, child, parent or sibling of any of the foregoing of Sponsor, The UPS Store, Inc., (TUPSS), United Parcel Service, Inc. ("UPS"), any of The UPS Store franchised locations, or an affiliate of any of the foregoing. (An "affiliate" is any person or entity, who/which directly, or indirectly through one (1) or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, Sponsor, UPS, or any of The UPS Store franchised locations.)
By submitting an Entry Form each Contestant hereby agrees and consents: (i) to provide Sponsor, at no expense to Sponsor, with such evidence of eligibility as Sponsor may reasonably request; and (ii) to allow Sponsor to conduct such background checks on Contestant as allowed under applicable law and for the purpose of verifying eligibility.
(a) receive (i) $5,000.00 in seed money for starting a business based on his or her Business Concept, (ii) a $500 gift certificate for products and services at any of The UPS Store® franchised locations, (iii) a selection of Entrepreneur Press® books (a $300 value), and (iv) a three (3) year subscription to Entrepreneur®magazine (a $60 value).
(b) be profiled and promoted (i) in a special section of the January 2014 issue of Entrepreneur®magazine (a value in excess of $150,000), and (ii) in a follow-up article in the December 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine (a value in excess of $80,000).
(c) be invited to attend, together with a guest, an awards luncheon and ceremony (the "Awards Ceremony"), at which he/she will be honored. In order to attend the Awards Ceremony, the Winner (and a guest, subject to the guest's execution of a release provided by Sponsor) will be provided with the following expense-paid transportation and accommodations: (i) roundtrip coach airline transportation between the major airport closest to the Winner's residence and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, provided that the Winner's residence is outside of New Orleans, Louisiana; (ii) two (2) nights' hotel accommodations (double occupancy) within the New Orleans area; and (iii) transportation between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and hotel accommodations in the New Orleans area and between such hotel accommodations and the site of the Awards Ceremony.
Sponsor shall make all decisions concerning the selection and scheduling of airline and surface transportation and hotel accommodations to be provided hereunder to the Winner and his/her guest, which decisions shall be final and binding The Awards Ceremony will take place during an all-day conference for entrepreneurs in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 22, 20143, sponsored by Entrepreneur magazine and presented by The UPS Store.
In the event any of the above prizes are unavailable, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute those prizes with a prize or prizes of equal or greater value. All prizes are nontransferable, and no substitution or cash equivalent thereof shall be permitted, except in the sole discretion of Sponsor.
(a) Selection and notification of Semi-Finalists: By no later than June 24, 2013, ten (10) Semi-Finalists will be selected by Sponsor's Editorial Department from among all eligible Entry Forms submitted, and will be contacted by Sponsor via email. To be considered for possible selection as a Finalist, each Semi-Finalist must then provide Sponsor with a 2-3 minute video, showing the Semi-Finalist describing his/her Business Concept. The video shall be sent to Sponsor electronically in accordance with instructions to be provided by Sponsor. The Semi-Finalist videos must be RECEIVED by Sponsor by no later than July 15, 2013. All videos submitted to Sponsor shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
(b) Selection and Notification of Finalists: By no later than July 26, 2013, a panel of judges made up of representatives of Sponsor's Editorial and Marketing Department, The UPS Store, and a guest judge selected by Sponsor (the "Panel of Judges") will select five (5) CE2013 Finalists from among those Semi-Finalists, who have timely submitted their videos; and Sponsor will promptly notify those Finalists via e-mail.
(c) Online Selection of the Winner-Designate: Profiles of the five (5) Finalists will then be posted on the CE2013 Contest Site ("Online Profiles"), together with their videos, during the period from August 1, 2013 to and including September 17, 2013 ("Online Voting Period"). The Online Profiles will be based on information contained in each of the Finalist's Entry Forms and videos (including a description of the Finalist's Business Concept), as well as such additional information, quotes and/or photographs which those Finalists may provide to Sponsor in response to Sponsor's request. By submitting an Entry Form, each Contestant, if selected as a Finalist, agrees and consents to allow Sponsor to post an Online Profile about the Contestant, with full knowledge and understanding that such Profile and the information contained therein will be available for viewing by visitors to the CE2013 Contest Site. During the Voting Period, visitors to the Contest Site will be able to vote online for their favorite Finalist, with one (1) vote per e-mail address allowed. Online votes shall be automatically collected and stored in an electronic database maintained by Sponsor and automatically tabulated as the votes are entered. A total of 500 points will be allocated among all five (5) Finalists ("Online Voting Points"), based on the percentage of the total online votes which each Finalist receives. (For example, a Finalist receiving 25% of the total online votes will receive 25% of the 500 points or 125 Online Voting Points.)
(d) Final Selection of the Winner-Designate and Runners-Up: Following the Online Voting Period and by no later than September 20, 2013, the Panel of Judges shall then cast their votes in selecting the CE2013 Winner-Designate and four (4) Runners-Up from among the five (5) Finalists. Each member of the Panel of Judges shall have a total of 100 points, which he or she may cast for a single Finalist or allocate among some or all of the Finalists ("Panel Voting Points"). The Online Voting Points and Panel Voting Points cast for each Finalist shall then be combined ("Total Voting Points"), with the result that: (i) the Finalist receiving the greatest number of Total Voting Points shall be designated the CE2013 Winner-Designate; and (ii) the other Finalists, based on the number of Total Voting Points received in descending order, shall be designated First, Second, Third and Fourth CE2013 Runners-Up. In the event of a tie, the Finalist receiving a majority of Panel Voting Points, without regard to the Online Voting Points received, shall be declared the CE2013 Winner-Designate.
(e) Notification of the CE2013 Winner-Designate: By no later than September 23, 2013, Sponsor will officially notify the Winner-Designate in writing and include with that notice an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release ("Affidavit"), which the Winner-Designate must sign, date, and have notarized; and the original Affidavit must then be returned to Sponsor at the street address identified in Paragraph 9 below. The completed Affidavit must be RECEIVED by Sponsor within twelve (12) calendar days after its delivery or attempted delivery to the Winner-Designate's last-known street address. If the Winner-Designate cannot be found or fails to timely complete and return the Affidavit in accordance with these Official Rules, that Winner-Designate will immediately and automatically thereafter be deemed disqualified, and the Runner-Up receiving the next highest Total Voting Points shall be designated the new CE2013 Winner-Designate. The new CE2013 Winner-Designate, in accordance with this Paragraph 4(e), will then be sent an Affidavit by Sponsor and also have twelve (12) calendar days from delivery or attempted delivery, within which to sign, date, have notarized, and return the Affidavit. The Winner-Designate, who fully and properly completes and timely returns his/her Affidavit, will be confirmed by Sponsor as the CE2013 Winner.
(f) Announcement and Posting of the Winner: The CE2013 Winner will be announced in the January 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and posted on the CE2013 Contest Site at www.entrepreneur.com/e2013college, beginning on or about December 17, 2013 up to and including April 27, 2014.
Selection by the Panel of Judges of the Winner-Designate, Runners-Up, Finalists and Semi-Finalists shall be based on information contained in each eligible Contestant's Entry Form and accompanying video, including: (a) the mission statement for the Business Concept; (b) the proposed structure of the Business Concept; and (c) the Contestant's description of his/her goals for the first and third years of the Business Concept's existence.
By completing and submitting an Entry Form, each Contestant: (a) warrants and represents that he/she has read and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) warrants and represents that he/she is eligible under these Official Rules to participate in the CE2013 Contest; (c) warrants and represents that all of the information contained in the Entry Form and video submitted to Sponsor, as well as any other information provided in response to Sponsor's request (if applicable), is accurate, does not violate any third party's legal rights (including without limitation, right of privacy), and otherwise does not violate applicable law; (d) consents to the use by Sponsor,The UPS Store, Inc., and their affiliates of his/her name and/or likeness and any information provided hereunder by the Contestant, for promotional purposes (whether in print, online or in any other media now known or hereafter developed), without further notice or additional compensation and unless prohibited by applicable law; (e) agrees, if selected and confirmed as the CE2013 Winner, to be solely responsible for any and all tax consequences as a result of accepting and receiving any of the Prizes; and (f) acknowledges, understands and agrees that the Released Parties (as defined Paragraph 8 below) are not responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the online voting, and shall not be liable for any malfunction, inaccuracies, or errors related to the voting process or the results of the CE2013 Contest.
(a) to make all decisions concerning eligibility, which decisions shall be final and binding;
(b) to disqualify any Contestant, who it determines: (i) is ineligible, (ii) has submitted inaccurate information to Sponsor, including information in the Entry Form and/or video, (iii) has been responsible (whether alone or with others) for tampering with any aspect of the CE2013 Contest, or (iv) to have otherwise violated the Official Rules or applicable law; and
(c)to suspend, cancel or modify the CE2013 Contest at any time if a virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security or functionality of that Contest or of the Contest Site or if the CE2013 Contest process cannot be completed as planned for any reason whatsoever.
(a)That Sponsor, The UPS Store, Inc., UPS, each of The UPS Store franchised locations, and the affiliates of each of the foregoing, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and other authorized representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not responsible for, and shall not be liable for: (i) Entry Forms or any other Contest documentation or communications, which are late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible (as applicable); (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer damage, malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond their control, including without limitation technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, servers, networks, or computer systems, human error, defective computer equipment, or traffic congestion on the Internet, that may disrupt or corrupt access or communication to/from the Contest Site; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind whatsoever resulting from, or related in any manner to, participation in the CE2013 Contest or the Contest Winner's possession or use of any of the Prizes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the CE2013 Contest.
(b) That the Released Parties have no obligation to advise Contestant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant Entry Form.
(c) That the Prizes are being provided "as is" and without any express or implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
(d) To release and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind, resulting from, or related in any manner to, the Contest or the Winner's acceptance, possession, or use of any of the Prizes, including without limitation personal injury, death, property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and invasion of privacy.
Entrepreneur Media, Inc. ("Sponsor")
Attn: Entrepreneur magazine's College Entrepreneur of 2012 Contest
2445 McCabe Way, Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92614-6244
E-Mail Address: email@example.com
Presenter: The UPS Store, Inc., franchisor of The UPS Store® is providing promotional support only for the E2012 and EE2012 Contests and is not to be considered a sponsor or administrator of either or both such Contests.