Aarp – Show Your Love Volunteer Contest – Win a $500 donation to the 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit organization of the Runners-up nominee’s choice


BRIEF OVERVIEW: The Show Your Love Volunteer 2021 Contest (“Promotion”) takes place between April 19, 2021 at 12:00PM ET and June 4, 2021 at 11:59PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion consists of a Grand Prize Contest. More specific details are stated below.

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States/District of Columbia, who are at least 21 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, and employees (and members of their household and immediate families, i.e., parents, children, spouse, siblings) of AARP (also referred to as “Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies, and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Sponsor & Others”), and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, promotion, execution of, supply to or printing of this Promotion.

How to Enter: Two (2) Winners will receive one (1) prize each. To enter the Promotion, go to and login to the Promotion. If you do not have an account, you may create an AARP account by completing and submitting the registration form. Then, follow the directions to nominate a volunteer in your community. You must designate whether the nominee is a COVID-19 pandemic volunteer or a general volunteer. The nominee must be a living person and at least 21 years old as of the date of entry. To nominate, submit one (1) essay about your nominee, and a photo of the nominee, hereafter referred to as your submission (“Submission”). The essay submission may not be more than 500 words, and the accompanying photo may not exceed five (5) MB in file size.

Each entrant may nominate as many volunteers in their community during the Promotion Period. Use of multiple email addresses to enter the Contest by the same individual is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Submissions will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account from which the Submission is uploaded at the time of the entry, as identified by the primary email address associated with that account. Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned. Submissions that have not been approved by the Sponsor and/or Administrator may be shown publicly before they get approved and a contest entry is awarded. Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones.

Submission Requirements: The Submission must comply with the following requirements: (i) the Submission may not feature any person other than entrant unless entrant has obtained all necessary written permissions and releases from such persons prior to submission and such persons are over the age of majority in his/her state of legal residence; (ii) the nominee must be a living person; (iii) other than the Sponsor or the Organization, their products, brands and/or logos, the Submission may not show, contain, mention, depict, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or product of any other retailer, manufacturer, brand, product, store, place of business, person, company or character in such a way or manner as to imply an affiliation with, or endorsement of, the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or this Contest; (iv) the Submission must be entrant’s own original work (or the entrant must have the rights from the photographer to make the submission), created solely by entrant and not created professionally; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; (v) the Submission may not contain, mention, refer or otherwise allude to any material that is violent, lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, racially or morally offensive or otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material; (vi) the Submission cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message; (vii) the Submission cannot in any manner defame, misrepresent, contain disparaging remarks or reflect negatively about Sponsor, its products, or other people, products or companies or their products, or in any way reflect negatively upon such parties or explicitly or implicitly communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to be associated, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (viii) except for the nominee, the Submission cannot contain any personal identification of other individuals, such as personal names, email addresses or street addresses, without express permission of the individual; (ix) the Submission cannot itself be in violation of any law; and (x) the Submission must otherwise be in compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, does not comply with or is in violation of these Official Rules or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content.

Selection of Contest Prize Winner (“Winner”): Winners will be determined according to the two phases set forth below.

Judging Phase (Phase One): Approximately 1 week after the end of Promotion Period, a panel of qualified administrator judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select five (5) COVID-19 Volunteer Submissions and five (5) General Volunteer Submissions as the ten (10) best Submissions from among all eligible Submissions that were submitted, based on an application of the following criteria with the following weights to the final score: The level of impact of the volunteer’s service on their community (70% weight), how much the nominee’s service was considered above and beyond the call of duty, inspiring, courageous, or innovative (20% weight), and the length and degree of service (10% weight) (“Finalists”). In the event of any tie for the final spot in either the COVID-19 Volunteer or General Volunteer Finalists, tied entries will be re-judged based on the same criteria listed above and a Finalist will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entrants agree to the Official Rules and to the decisions of the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twenty (20) Finalists, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

Judging Phase (Phase Two): Approximately 2 weeks after the Phase One Judging Phase, a panel of qualified AARP judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will score the Finalists to select the winning COVID-19 Volunteer Submission and the winning General Volunteer Submission out of the Finalists. The remaining eight (8) Finalists will be Runners-up. In the event of any tie for the winning submission in either the COVID-19 Volunteer or General Volunteer Finalists, tied entries will be re-judged based on the same criteria listed above and winner will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winners will be contacted directly by the Administrator or Sponsor after scores have been verified. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scoring period at any time for any reason.

Approximately 1 week after the Phase Two Judging Phase at approximately 5:00PM ET, the two (2) Potential Winners will be selected based on the score results from Phase Two. Subject to the Finalists’ compliance with these Official Rules, the COVID-19 Volunteer Finalist submission who received the highest average judge score in Phase Two will be the potential COVID-19 Volunteer Winner, and the General Volunteer Finalist submission who received the highest average judge score in Phase Two will be the potential General Volunteer Winner. Award of a prize to any winner will be subject to verification of that winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

Notification: Potential Winners will be notified via email using the email provided on the entry form. Winners must respond to Administrator within five (5) business days of notification to claim prize. The return of any prize notification message or document as undeliverable may result in disqualification of the potential winner, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and Sponsor selecting an alternate winner with the next highest score at Sponsor’s discretion.


There will be eight (8) Runners-up and two (2) Grand Prize winners.
Runners-up: Each Runners-up will receive a $500 donation to the 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit organization of the Runners-up nominee’s choice.

Grand Prize: Each Grand Prize winning nominee will receive $1,000, and a $1,000 donation to the 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 non-profit organization of Winner’s choice.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: No cash redemption, substitution or transfer of prize permitted. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the awardee. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws/regulations apply. Awardee will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability and a publicity release form (as permitted by law), prior to boarding(boarding?). Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for sponsors and their agencies to use awardee’s name/likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation. Each winning Organization that was selected by each winner will be notified and offered a donation, which will be made directly by Sponsor to each Organization. To accept the donation, except where prohibited, the potential Prize winning Organization will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance (including evidence of organizations 501c3 tax exempt status), Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Administrator within five (5) business days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the donation. If a potential winner or Organization cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), does not comply with these Official Rules, or donation is returned as undeliverable, potential Organization forfeits the donation.

Total ARV of the prizes: $8,000. If the actual retail value of the Prize differs from its stated ARV, the Selected Winner will not receive the difference in value. Winners will receive the Prize within approximately 5-10 days of being confirmed as the winner. Odds of Winning: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received, and the Judge’s evaluation of said entries.

Participant need not be an AARP member in order to enter and/or win the Prize Contest. Being an AARP member will not increase your chance or odds of winning.


Prize Limit: An individual, including a member of his/her household, regardless of email address used, may only win one (1) Grand Prize throughout the Promotion Period. The Winner of the Grand Prize will receive the Grand Prize immediately after having been confirmed as a Winner. Prizes are not transferable or substitutable except by Sponsor with one of equal or greater value. Sponsor is not responsible for any Prize Recipient’s inability to utilize her/his prize. All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the Prize Recipient. Additionally, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate Winner of a Grand Prize may result from any of the following: (a) a potential Winner’s failure, upon request, to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency, and/or eligibility; (b) a potential Winner’s failure to accept or utilize the Grand Prize as provided herein; or (c) any other non-compliance, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, with the Official Rules.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor & Others are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections; for miscommunications; failed telephone, computer or electronic transmissions; for jumbled, scrambled or misdirected entries or transmissions; for phone, electrical, network, technology or computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or any other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic; or for non-receipt of any entry regardless of the cause of it not being properly received by Sponsor. Sponsor & Others are not responsible for illegible, unintelligible, late, lost or stolen entries; for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; or for any technical, printing or human errors which may occur in the receipt, non-receipt or processing of any entries, Tickets or Ticket stubs in the Promotion. In no event will Sponsor award more Grand Prizes than are stated in these Official Rules. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. Any person attempting to enter using multiple email addresses, multiple identities or any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or to interfere with the proper play of the Promotion will be disqualified from participation in the Promotion. If, in the judgment of Sponsor, the Promotion is compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which or may corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue, suspend or terminate the Promotion and proceed to select potential Winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable.


PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the Promotion will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as such is stated at

PUBLICITY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: By accepting a prize, each Prize Recipient agrees to allow Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, photos, videos and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law.
Entrants grant the Sponsor all rights of ownership, reproduction, and use of entries for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or further permission, including but not limited to an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to assign, use, publish, edit, adapt, modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, display, copyright, create derivative works or otherwise exploit entries, for commercial or non-commercial use, and without compensation to the Entrant. By entering the Contest, each Entrant waives any and all rights he or she may have to his or her Entry. To the extent Entrant has any rights in the Entry; Entrants assigns all such rights to the Sponsor by entering the Contest.

GOVERNING LAW: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of Washington, DC.

RELEASE: By participating, each entrant releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor & Others from and against any and all costs, claims, damages, or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel, or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion, or arising out of the receipt, use or misuse, or enjoyment of any Prize.

GENERAL: By entering the Promotion, entrants agree to abide and to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Void outside of the fifty (50) United States/District of Columbia and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

WINNER’S LIST: To obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner, send a properly stamped, self-addressed envelope, to Show Your Love Volunteer Contest 2021 Winner’s List, c/o: Contest Factory, 17602 17th Street #102 – 116, Tustin, CA 92780. Requests must be received by July 31, 2021.

SPONSOR: AARP, 601 E. Street NW, Washington, DC 20049

ADMINISTRATOR: Contest Factory, 17602 17th Street #102 – 116, Tustin, CA 92780

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