Pilot Pen – 2020 G2 Overachievers Grant Contest – Win (1) a grant in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100000) The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $100000.

2020 G2 Overachievers Grant
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR
PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID
WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THE SUBMISSION OF
AN ENTRY AND ACCEPTANCE OF A NOMINATION IN THIS CONTEST
CONSTITUTES UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL
RULES AND THE INTENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND HEREBY.
The 2020 G2 Overachievers Grant (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Pilot
Corporation of America (Pilot Pen), a Delaware corporation, 3855 Regent
Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by Bright
Red, 1821 Miccosukee Commons, Tallahassee, Florida, 32308 (the
“Administrator”) (collectively, the “Contest Entities”). The Contest is intended
to recognize individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve
extraordinary success beyond their typical workday obligations with the goal
of improving the lives of others (“Overachievers”). The Grand Prize will be a
grant in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) awarded to
a single Overachiever to enable him or her to continue their achievements
and expand upon the success for which he or she is being recognized by the
Contest Entities.
The Contest consists of a Nomination Period during which “Participants” may
nominate individuals whom they believe to be Overachievers (the
“Nominees”). Contest Entities may begin reviewing nomination materials
upon receipt. The Nomination Period will be followed by a Judging Period
during which the Contest Entities will select and notify twenty-one (21)
Nominees that they have been selected as Contest Finalists. Contest
Finalists must submit all additional materials as outlined below. The failure
of a Contest Finalist to submit all required materials and/or comply with these
Official Rules will result in the disqualification of the Contest Finalist.
Contest Entities will review the additional materials submitted by the Contest
Finalists and select five (5) Grand Prize Finalists from the Contest Finalists.
Contest Finalists may or may not be notified if they have been selected as
Grand Prize Finalists at the discretion of Contest Entities. All entry and
nomination materials of the Grand Prize Finalists will be submitted to the
panel of judges, who will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner from the Grand
Prize Finalists.
The Nomination Period and the Judging Period will be as follows (all times
are in US Eastern Standard Time):
Nomination Period July 1st, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. – November 15th,
2020 at 11:59 p.m.
Judging Period November 16th, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. – January 31st,
2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Grand Prize Winner
Announced
On or before April 30th, 2021
By participating in this Contest, each Participant and Nominee fully and
unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these
Official Rules and all decisions of the Contest Entities, which shall be final.
Each Participant and Nominee understands that they are providing their
information to the Contest Entities and not to any social media organization
through which this Contest may be advertised. The information provided will
be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at
http://pilotpen.us/privacy). Should there be any conflict between Sponsor’s
Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall govern.
1. ELIGIBILITY
Eligibility of Participant: Participants must be legal residents of the fifty
(50) United States or the District of Columbia that have reached the age of
majority in his or her state of residence at the time of submitting a nomination.
Participant must nominate someone with whom the Participant is personally
acquainted, and Participant must have Nominee’s permission to submit the
nomination. Participants may nominate themselves as a Nominee;
however, each Participant may submit only one (1) nomination.
Additional nominations will be void.
Eligibility of Nominee: To be nominated in this Contest, the Nominee must
be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia,
have reached the age of majority in Nominee’s state of residence at the time
of entry. The Nominee must also be employed full-time (i.e. at least forty
(40) hours per week) and must maintain full-time employment from the date
of nomination to the date the Grand Prize is announced. As the purpose of
this contest is to recognize individuals who have overcome challenges to
achieve extraordinary success beyond their typical workday obligations with
the goal of improving the lives of others, the Nominee’s extraordinary
success must be achieved through endeavors that are entirely separate and
distinct from the Nominee’s full-time employment duties. The nominee’s
endeavors must be separate from any pre-existing charity unless the
nominee helped found the charity. The Nominee cannot be a prior Grand
Prize Winner of any contest previously conducted by the Contest Entities.
The Nominee cannot already be a recipient of more than fifty thousand
dollars ($50,000) in grants or scholarships from the Contest Entities or any
other source. Nominee must agree to be bound by the terms and conditions
of these Official Rules. The same Nominee may be nominated by more
than one Participant.
Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of the Contest
Entities or their respective affiliates, and the immediate family members of
each (defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents, grandparents,
grandchildren and stepfamily) are not eligible as Participants or Nominees.
Former Grand Prize Winners of any contest sponsored by the Sponsor are
not eligible for this contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all
requirements set forth herein.
2. NOMINATION STORIES
Participants must describe in a minimum of 1,000 to a maximum of 2,500
handwritten words why Participant believes the Nominee to be an
Overachiever (the “Nomination Story” or, in plural, the “Nomination Stories”).
The Nomination Story must address each of the following questions:
Who are you nominating? Please provide in your nomination the
Nominee’s contact information (name/email address/phone number)
current employment status and employer’s contact information.
Why do you believe the Nominee to be an Overachiever, meaning one
who has overcome challenges to achieve extraordinary success
beyond their typical workday obligations?
How has the Nominee improved the lives of others?
What is the Nominee’s overall goal?
What is the biggest challenge currently facing the Nominee?
How would the $100,000 Grand Prize Grant help the Nominee to
achieve his or her goal?
Participants do not need to answer the questions in order or repeat each
question prior to responding. Contest Entities, in their sole discretion, reserve
the right to disqualify any nomination if the Nomination Story does not
respond to all five questions.
***ALL NOMINATION STORIES MUST BE HANDWRITTEN***
Nomination Stories that are not handwritten by Participant or Participant’s
authorized representative will be void and the nomination will be disqualified
from the Contest. Individuals with disabilities rendering them unable to
handwrite a Nomination Story should contact the Contest via email at
G2Grant@PilotPen.com in order to request accommodation. Contest
Entities may require proof of disability and Participant must receive written
permission prior to submitting a non-handwritten Nomination Story.
3. HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION
Participants may submit their Nominations in one of two ways:
Online Submission: To submit a Nomination online, during the
Nomination Period the Participant must: (1) either take a photo or scan a
copy of their handwritten Nomination Story, ensuring the file is in either PDF,
JPG or PNG, format (no other formats accepted); (2) go to
www.G2overachievers.com (the “designated landing page”); (3) complete
the online entry form, including the contact information for both Participant
and Nominee; (4) click to acknowledge that Participant has read and
accepted these Official Rules; (5) upload a copy of the handwritten
Nomination Story; and (6) click “SUBMIT.”
Mailed Submission: As an alternative to the Online Submission, a
Participant may submit a Nominee for consideration by: (1) going to the
designated landing page and printing out a hard copy of the entry form; (2)
completing the entry form, including checking the box to acknowledge that
Participant has read and accepted these Official Rules; (3) enclose the
handwritten Nomination Story; and (4) mail both the completed entry form
and the handwritten nomination to: ASC/Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Grant
Contest 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.. Mailed
Submissions must be postmarked by November 15th, 2020 and
received by Contest Entities on or before November 30th, 2020.
All materials in connection with a nomination must be entered at one time
and once a Participant submits a nomination, it cannot be changed. The
Contest Entities will review each nomination to confirm they are consistent
with the theme of this Contest and eligible to be included in the Judging
Period. If any entry or Nomination Story is determined to be ineligible by the
Contest Entities, for any reason, it may be disqualified. Disqualification is
final and not subject to appeal.
Nominations must be consistent with the theme of this Contest, be in
English, be legible in print font, be original to the Participant, consist
only of the Participant and the Nominee, and must comply with these
Official Rules. Nominations must not include any of the following: (a)
non-participating individuals or entities; (b) content or materials that
infringe or violate any law or regulation; (c) objectionable content or
language that is crude, inappropriate or offensive to others; (d) anyone
under the age of majority as defined by the laws of the state in which
the proposed Nominee resides; and (e) any content that shows undue
risk of harm to any person or property or depicts anything that is
unsafe or could be harmful to participant or others. Each eligible and
qualifying Nomination submitted pursuant to these Official Rules will
be included in the Judging Period only.
4. JUDGING PERIOD
During the Judging Period, all eligible nominations will be judged by a panel
of qualified judges selected by the Contest Entities, whose decisions are
final, binding and not subject to appeal, to determine twenty-one (21)
Contest Finalists using the following SMART criteria:
Specific action that improved other’s lives
Measurable difference, based on the magnitude of people impacted
Attained a measurable difference
Resourced (by the individual); the nominee should have played a major role
in starting the initiative that made the change
Time – the overachievement must have taken place in the last twenty-four
(24) months
All criteria will be weighted equally.
5. CONTEST FINALISTS
Notification: Nominees will be notified during the Judging Period if they have
been selected as a Contest Finalist. The Contest Entities will attempt to
contact the Contest Finalists by one of the contact methods provided by
Participant in the original nomination and entry form. If the contact
information provided by Participant is inaccurate or outdated, or if Contest
Entities, for whatever reason, cannot reach the Contest Finalist using the
contact information provided by Participant, Contest Entities may select a
substitute Contest Finalist. Contest Entities shall have no obligation to make
more than one attempt to notify a Nominee that he or she has been selected
as a Contest Finalist.
Acceptance of Nomination: Contest Finalists will be required to:
(1)On or before the seventh (7th) calendar day after notification of
selection as a Contest Finalist, visit a website provided by Contest
Entities in order to (a) accept the Nomination; (b) acknowledge and
agree to be bound by and subject to these Official Rules including the
Publicity Release; (c) complete and notarize an Affidavit of Eligibility;
(d) provide his or her social security number, to be used solely for tax
reporting purposes; and (e) provide two personal references that can
attest to Nominee’s work as an Overachiever; and
(2)On or before the seventh (7th) calendar day after notification of
selection as a Contest Finalist, submit to Contest Entities an additional
submission using either video or photography that responds to
questions or prompts that will be provided by Contest Entities at the
time of notification. Contest Entities may present questions and
prompts that are unique to each Contest Finalist based on the
Nomination Story that was submitted.
Failure to comply with these requirements will result in disqualification from
the Contest and Contest Entities may select a substitute Constitute Finalist.
6. PRIZES
Grand Prize Winner: Applying the SMART criteria, the panel of judges will
select one (1) Grand Prize Winner from the Grand Prize Finalists. The Grand
Prize Winner will receive (1) a grant in the amount of one hundred thousand
dollars ($100,000); The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize
is $100,000, The Grand Prize Winner will not be eligible to apply for a grant
from the Contest Entities in any contests conducted by the Contest Entities
in the twelve (12) month period following the award of the Grand Prize for
this Contest.
Contest Finalists: The twenty (20) Contest Finalists not selected as the
Grand Prize Winner (which includes the remaining four (4) Grand Prize
Finalists) will receive a G2 Overachiever Kit (ARV $100).
The total ARV of all prizes is one hundred and three thousand dollars
($102,000).
7. PRIZE CONDITIONS AND TAX LIABILITY
Prizes are non-assignable, non-substitutable and non-transferable without
the prior written consent of Sponsor, which consent may be withheld for any
reason and in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All details of any Prize
not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. All Participants
agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Contest
Entities and/or its authorized judging individuals (including the “Judges”),
whose decisions in all aspects of this contest shall be final and binding. By
accepting a Prize, each Contest Finalist acknowledges compliance with
these Official Rules. All expenses, including federal, state, local or other tax
liabilities, arising from this Contest are the sole responsibility of each Contest
Finalist, respectively. Contest Finalists may receive an IRS Form 1099 for
the ARV of a Prize. Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor,
in its sole discretion. A Contest Finalist may waive its right to receive a Prize.
Sponsor may withhold taxes from any award as is required by law. Prior to
receiving the Prize, Contest Finalists must execute a W-9 tax form verifying
their tax identification number. Failure to sign and return any of these
documents or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules
may result in Contest Finalist’s disqualification, the forfeiture of its interest in
the Prize, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the presentation of the Prize to a
substitute recipient. A Prize not won and/or claimed by a Contest Finalist and
not awarded to a substitute recipient by Sponsor in accordance with these
Official Rules will remain the property of Sponsor. Acceptance of a Prize
constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use each
Contest Finalist’s name, photographs, entry material, other likenesses and
biographical information for advertising, promotional or trade purposes,
including but not limited to online announcements, in commerce and in all
media worldwide without limitation or additional compensation, except where
prohibited by law.
All nomination materials become the property of Sponsor and will not be
returned and may not be acknowledged. Entries that are not received or
incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but
not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and
will not be accepted. Any Entry will be disqualified if it is illegible, forged,
falsified, altered or improperly tampered with in any way. Entries may be
removed in whole or in part at the request of Nominee. Multiple Participants
are not permitted to share the same email address. In case of a dispute over
the identity of a Participant, the authorized account holder of the email
address used to participate will be deemed to be the Participant. “Authorized
account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address
by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization
that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated
with the submitted email address.
Specific Terms Applicable to Grand Prize Winner: Grand Prize Winner
agrees to participate in follow-up events with Contest Entities through
December 31, 2021 (the “Follow-Up Period”) including, but not limited to: (1)
approximately every sixty (60) days, providing Contest Entities with a status
update (in a format to be determined by Contest Entities) on how the Grand
Prize Winner is using the hundred thousand dollar ($100,000) grant to
continue his or her work as an Overachiever and (2) permitting Contest
Entities or their representatives to travel to Grand Prize Winner, with or
without notice, in order to obtain any marketing and promotional materials
they deem necessary, including video, photography and interviews. Grand
Prize Winner expressly and unconditionally agrees that the Publicity Release
contained in these Official Rules will extend to any and all materials obtained
during the Follow-Up Period.
8. PUBLICITY RELEASE
By participating in this Contest, Participant and Nominee grant and express
unconditional permission for the Contest Entities to release, edit and use the
name, Nomination Story, video, photographs, images, logos, likenesses,
audio, biographical information, statements, testimonial, personal
exposition, address (city and state) and prize information of either Participant
or Nominee (including submissions by Contest Finalists) (collectively,
“Attributes”) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all
forms of media, including the designated landing page, now known or
hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or
authorization (except where prohibited by law) and Participant and Nominee
release, hold harmless and defend the Contest Entities from all claims arising
out of the release, edit and use of such Attributes. IF YOU DO NOT WANT
YOUR ATTRIBUTES USED IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED HEREIN, DO
NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST. The Contest Entities are not responsible for
any unauthorized use of a Participant’s or Nominee’s Attributes.
9. GENERAL RELEASES/TERMS & CONDITIONS
All Participants, Nominees and their respective heirs, executors,
administrators and successors (individually and collectively, the “Releasing
Parties”), as a condition of participating in the Contest, agree to
unconditionally and irrevocably forever release, discharge, hold harmless
and defend the Contest Entities, the Judges and each of their respective past
and present employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents,
franchisees, licensees, subsidiaries, parent companies, affiliates,
shareholders, owners and members and all other individuals or entities
involved in the administration, advertisement or promotion of this Contest
and/or the award and delivery of any prize (individually and collectively,
“Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation or
damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence
or not, from such Participant’s participation in this Contest and/or Nominee’s
claim, possession, use or misuse of a Prize (or any part). Releasing Parties
further agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to
claim any ambiguity or error therein or in this Contest itself, and to be bound
by all decisions of Contest Entities and Judges, which decisions are binding
and final in all respects. Released Parties are not responsible for, and each
Participant and Nominee hereby releases the Released Parties from, any
claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited
to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software;
(ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or
Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry
or voting process or this Contest; (iv) electronic or human error which may
occur in the administration of this Contest, processing of entries and/or votes;
(v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to
Participant’s or Nominee’s computer, hardware or software, which may be
caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s or
Nominee’s participation in this Contest; and/or (vi) use or misuse of the prize
(or any part). Any attempt by a Participant, Nominee or other individual to
deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a
violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made,
Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies to the fullest
extent permitted by law. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in
disqualification from this Contest at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall
not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. Sponsor’s
failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver
of that provision. Sponsor is not responsible for any electronic or
typographical error in the printing, advertisement or reproduction of these
Official Rules or in any Contest-related materials, including in print or online,
administration of this Contest or in the depiction or announcement of the
prize (or any part). Contest Entities are not responsible for undelivered
communications including, but not limited to (i) nominations submitted by
Participants that are not received by Contest Entities for any reason, (ii) any
notification attempts by Contest Entities that are not received by Participant
or Nominee for any reason, (iii) communications sent via postal carriers that
are lost or mishandled, and (iv) emails not received by Participants,
Nominees or Contest Finalists because of any mail filter settings.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES TO
THE CONTRARY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY
LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CONTEST ENTITIES OR
ANY RELEASED PARTIES’ LIABILITY TO ENTRANTS EXCEED $1.00,
UNLESS THE ENTRANT IS THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER, IN WHICH
CASE SUCH LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE ARV OF THE GRAND
PRIZE AS STATED ABOVE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONTEST ENTITIES OR ANY RELEASED PARTIES
BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR THE WINNER FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, HOWEVER
CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY. EACH OF
THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY
EVEN IF CONTEST ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR ARE AWARE
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD
CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING THESE
LIMITATIONS.
10. DISQUALIFICATION/FORCE MAJEURE
Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate this
Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that this Contest is technically
impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or
malfunctions or other causes beyond the control of Contest Entities have
destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity,
administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of this Contest as
contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries
or votes received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding any prize or
continuing with this Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its
control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic
of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act
of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance,
terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state
or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g. SARS),
order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the
control of Contest Entities (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence),
then Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate this
Contest. If this Contest is terminated before the designated end date,
Sponsor will (if possible) select Winner based on criteria set forth in these
Official Rules from all eligible, non-suspect Nominations received as of the
date of the event giving rise to the termination, which shall be each
participant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
11. DISPUTES
As a condition of participating in this Contest, Nominees (which include
Contest Finalists) and Participants agree that any and all disputes which
cannot be resolved between the parties and all causes of action arising out
of or relating to this Contest or these Official Rules, shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, by final and binding
arbitration under the Rules of the American Arbitration Association and held
by a single arbitrator at a location in Jacksonville, Florida, with such
proceedings being confidential. If a court should determine the mandatory
arbitration provision above to be void, unenforceable or waived by the
parties, then the sole and exclusive forum for any and all litigation arising out
of or related to this Contest or these Official Rules shall be an individual
action (without resort to class action) brought in Duval County, Jacksonville,
Florida. Further, in any dispute, under no circumstances will Participants or
Nominees be permitted to obtain awards for, and all Participants and
Nominees hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, exemplary, special,
indirect, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees,
costs and expenses, and all Participants and Nominees hereby further waive
all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
12. WINNERS LIST REQUEST
To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence of each
Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size
envelope, by March 31, 2021, to: ASC/Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Grant
Contest Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY
14614.