DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND SIEMENS – POSSIBILITY GRANT Sweepstakes
DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND SIEMENS
POSSIBILITY GRANT SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
1. ELIGIBILITY: The Possibility Grant Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is a trade sweepstakes offered only in the
fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (collectively, “U.S.”) and open only to legal U.S. residents
who are 18 years of age and older and who are employed, during the Term of the Sweepstakes and when
prize is awarded, as a full-time or part-time teacher who provides direct instruction to students in any grade
from Kindergarten through Grade 12, at a public, private or parochial school located in the U.S. which has a
501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation (or equivalent, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and is
organized and primarily operated for educational purposes. Employees of Discovery Communications, LLC
(“Sponsor”), its promotional partners, their direct and indirect respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and
promotion agencies, Promotion Mechanics, Inc. (“Sweepstakes Administrator”), and the immediate family
members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or
members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals (collectively, “Sweepstakes
Entities”) are not eligible. Further, any school which has received a $10,000 Siemens Possibility Grant
prize in the past is not eligible to claim a prize in this Sweepstakes. Eligibility may be verified by Sponsor
at any time. Any determinations of eligibility will be made by the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Eligible teachers who enter the Sweepstakes will be deemed to have entered as employees of their
respective schools. Thus, these rules are binding upon both you, as a teacher and employee of your
school, and your respective school. Therefore, by entering into the Sweepstakes, you represent and
warrant that your school has full knowledge of your actions and has consented to your entry,
including your potential receipt of the prize described below, and that your participation in the
Sweepstakes does not violate any school or district policies with which you and the school are
required to comply. The Releasees (as defined in Section 8 below) hereby disclaim any and all liability
or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this
2. TERM: The Sweepstakes begins at 5:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 14, 2017, and ends at
5:00:00 PM ET on April 27, 2018 (the “Term”).
3. TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Visit the Sweepstakes page at www.siemensstemday.com and
access the Sweepstakes entry form. Complete the entry form by providing all requested entry information,
including your name, address, school in which you teach, grade(s) or class(es) taught, and contact
information. All entries must be received by Sponsor’s server by 5:00:00 PM ET on April 27, 2018. Limit one
(1) entry per person/email address, per day.
4. RANDOM DRAWING AND PRIZE DESCRIPTION: On or about May 4, 2018, the Sweepstakes Administrator,
an independent judging organization, will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received
during the Term to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winning entry. The Grand Prize will consist of a
$10,000 Siemens Possibility Grant awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winning school, and
intended to be used by the school for a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or
technology. In the case of a dispute over which school is associated with a particular entry, Sponsor reserves
the right to designate a school in its sole discretion. Among other conditions detailed in these rules, the
granting of any prize will be subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations and the approval of any
applicable school and/or governmental agency, as well as the acceptance by the applicable school and/or
governmental agency of Sponsor’s requirements and conditions in connection with the award and execution of
5. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The teacher associated with the winning entry will be notified
by email, phone, postal mail and/or express mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion following the random drawing. If
a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt by the time period specified therein, then such
potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among the
applicable eligible entries received during the Term. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification
will be deemed given when the potential winner engages in a live conversation with Sponsor or when a
message is left on the potential winner’s voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor, whichever
occurs first. Except where prohibited by law, Sponsor reserves the right to require each potential winning
teacher and an authorized representative of the potential winning school to sign and return a Declaration of
Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by
Sponsor to fulfill prize(s). Further, except where prohibited by law, Sponsor reserves the right to require the
Grand Prize winning teacher to provide a photograph of him/herself with students from his/her class (including
only students who wish to appear in such a photo, and who have permission from their parent or legal
guardian), which must be returned along with a Publicity Release from the parent or legal guardian of each
student appearing in the photograph. If required, potential winning teacher and school must return any such
required documents and materials within the time period specified therein or such potential winner will be
deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner to replace the forfeited winner will be selected
from among the applicable eligible entries received during the Term.
6. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Taxes on prize(s) and all expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize(s) not
otherwise specified are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient(s). Prize(s) cannot be transferred,
substituted or redeemed for cash or any other consideration except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor
reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value if a prize cannot be
awarded as described for any reason. Schools that are involved (at the time of the random drawing, winner
verification, and/or prize award) in formal negotiations with Sponsor for new/additional Discovery Education
services are not eligible to claim a prize in this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will be determined by the
number of eligible entries received.
7. PERSONAL INFORMATION: Please note that by entering this Sweepstakes and by checking the “opt-in”
boxes on the entry form for this promotion, you are [a] agreeing that the Sponsor may share your entry
information (including your name, address, email address, etc.) with our promotional partners and other third
parties; and [b] granting the Sponsor, our promotional partners and other third parties with which we choose to
share your information, permission to contact you about our upcoming shows, promotions or for other reasons.
You can enter this Sweepstakes but keep your entry information private by not checking the “opt-in” boxes on
the entry form. The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by Discovery Education’s on-line
8. RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants and prize recipients agree [a] to these rules and
decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; and [b] to
release, discharge and hold harmless Siemens Foundation, Sweepstakes Entities, together with their
respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents (aforementioned organizations and
individuals collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind,
known or unknown, resulting from their participating in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of
a prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity
rights, copyright, trademark, defamation or invasion of privacy. In addition, Releasees are not responsible for
and shall not be liable for [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer
malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any
human error which may occur in the processing of entries; [b] failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer
transmissions; [c] lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete entries or postage-due mail; or [d] any condition
caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the promotion to be disrupted or
9. RIGHTS IN ENTRY MATERIALS AND PUBLICITY: Entrants and prize recipients agree, by participating in the
Sweepstakes, to irrevocably and unconditionally assign to Sponsor and Siemens Foundation use of entrant’s
name, school, city and state and/or photograph for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional
purposes without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and without prior approval or inspection, and agree
to execute documentation for specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
10. RIGHT TO CANCEL: Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who
provide fraudulent information in their entry or otherwise engage in fraudulent conduct, or who are in violation
of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be
void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms,
bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or
impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right
to: [a] suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes; [b] limit entry to the eligible, non-suspect entries
submitted prior to the action taken; and/or [c] to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and
equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
11. GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant and prize recipient hereby agrees by participating
that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or
any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by
the appropriate court located in the State of Maryland. All issues and questions concerning the construction,
validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, the rights and obligations of participants, or the
rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or
conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the
application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland.
12. WINNER LIST: To receive a winner list, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 30,
2018 to: Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winner List, PMI Station, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.
13. SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
14. SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: Promotion Mechanics, Inc., 87 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.
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