Scholastic – Bloom Plant Mash-Up – Win a $150 credit with Shop

Plant Mash-Up!
Sweepstakes & Contest
1. TO ENTER: To enter the Plant
Mash-Up Sweepstakes & Contest
(the “Promotion”), students in
grades 6–8 will create a drawing
and a description of a plant hybrid
on the Official Entry Form available
in the BLOOM! Pursuing Plantology
Teaching Guides and at the BLOOM!
Plant Mash-Up Sweepstakes/
Contest website: scholastic.com/
bloom/contest. Student’s written
descriptions must fit in the space
provided on the form (no reverse
side nor additional attached sheets
are allowed). The student’s Teacher,
Youth Program Leader (defined
below), or parent or legal guardian
must upload the completed entry
form at scholastic.com/bloom/
contest or mail it to Plant Mash-
Up Contest, Scholastic Inc., Attn:
Kaitlin Clark, 557 Broadway, New
York, NY 10012. Incomplete entries,
will be considered ineligible. An
entry must be received between
12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on
October 15, 2018, and 11:59 p.m. ET
on November 21, 2018 (for mail-in
entries, they must be postmarked
by November 21, 2018, and received
by December 5, 2018) (the “Entry
Period”).
2. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is
open only to (i) students currently
enrolled in grades 6–8 at a public
school, an accredited private
school, or a home school in the
50 United States (or the District of
Columbia) which is in compliance
with the laws and regulations of its
state/district or are participants in
an out-of-school time program in
the 50 United States (or the District
of Columbia) and who are residents
of the 50 United States (or the
District of Columbia). The students’
entries may only be submitted by a
student’s Teacher, Youth Program
Leader (defined as a counselor,
teacher, or other leader in an out-
of-school time program, such as
the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, camp,
FFA. 4-H, or Boys and Girls Clubs), or
his/her parents or legal guardians.
The individuals submitting the
entries must be over 18 (19 in AL or
NE) at the time of submission and
residents of the 50 United States (or
the District of Columbia). Employees
of Scholastic, Seed Your Future
and members of their immediate
families (parents, children, siblings,
spouse) or family members living
in the same household (whether
related or not), their parents,
subsidiaries, affiliates, and their
advertising, promotion, and
production agencies, manufacturers
or distributors of sweepstakes
materials are not eligible to
enter (collectively, “Sponsor and
Promotion Parties”). Void where
prohibited or restricted by law. Any
person who attempts to defraud or
tamper with the Promotion will be
ineligible for prizes. A student may
enter only once.
3. ENTRY: By submitting an entry,
each student and the submitting
individual agree Scholastic and
Seed Your Future shall own the
entry submitted (including all rights
embodied therein in winning entries)
and that it and its designees may
exploit, edit, publish, use, adapt,
modify, or dispose of any entry and
elements embodied therein online,
in print, film, television, or in any
other media now or hereafter known
for advertising, promotional, or other
purposes throughout the world,
in perpetuity, without additional
compensation or notification to
or permission of the student and/
or submitting individual except as
prohibited by law. Sponsor and
Promotion Parties reserve the right
to disqualify any entry they deem
to be offensive, inappropriate, not
in keeping with their images, or not
submitted in good faith, in their
sole discretion. Odds of winning the
sweepstakes part of the Promotion
depend on the number of eligible
entries received. Furthermore, an
entry may not defame or invade
publicity rights or the privacy rights
of any person, living or deceased,
or otherwise infringe upon any
person’s personal or property rights
or any other third-party rights. Each
submitting individual represents
and warrants that he or she has
the authority to grant the rights set
forth here on behalf of any other
person included in the entry. The
student’s and submitting individual’s
personally identifiable information
submitted in connection with the
entry shall be subject to Scholastic’s
privacy policy found at scholastic.
com/privacy.htm and the Seed
Your Future privacy policy found at:
WeAreBLOOM.org/privacy.
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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
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Plant Mash-Up! Sweepstakes & Contest (cont’)
4. CONTEST WINNER
DETERMINATION: At the end of
the Entry Period, two (2) Contest
winners will be determined by
a panel of horticulturists and
executives associated with Seed
Your Future. These judges, in their
sole discretion, will select one (1)
winning Grand Prize entry and
one (1) winning Runner-Up entry
from among the highest-scoring
submissions from all submissions
based on the following criteria
(“Judging Criteria”):
1. Drawing (30 points): How well
does the drawing represent the
hybrid? Does the drawing clearly
include features from both the
original plants?
2. Description (30 points): How well
does the description explain the
hybrid’s features, and the two plant
sources of the hybrid?,
3. Creativity (40 points): How
creative is the hybrid in contributing
to the benefit identified in the
description?
Scholastic reserves the right to not
award the Promotion portion of
the prize if, in its sole discretion,
there are not a sufficient number of
qualified and eligible entries.
5. PRIZES: One (1) student will
be selected in a random drawing
from among all the eligible entries
received (the “Sweepstakes
Winner”). The Sweepstakes Winner
will receive a $150 credit with Shop.
Scholastic.com for any items of
their choice The teacher (or other
adult) who submitted the winning
entry for the student will receive a
$350 credit with Shop.Scholastic.
com for any items of their choice
for their classroom, Total combined
prize value for the sweepstakes is
$500. Taxes on the prizes, if any,
are the sole responsibility of the
recipients of the prizes. Prizes are
nontransferable and no substitution
will be made except as provided
herein at the Sponsor’s sole
discretion. Sponsor reserves the
right to substitute the Sweepstakes
Prize (or a component thereof) for
one of equal or greater value if the
designated prize should become
unavailable for any reason. Some
restrictions may apply. All other
expenses not specifically identified
as included in the Prize are the sole
responsibility of the Winner. The
Sweepstakes Winner will be notified
on or about December 17, 2018.
One (1) student will be selected
by a panel of Seed Your Future
judges from among all the eligible
entries received as the Grand
Prize Contest Winner. The Grand
Prize Contest Winner will receive a
$500 credit with Shop.Scholastic.
com for any items of their choice.
The Grand Prize Contest Winner’s
teacher (or other adult) will receive
a $1,500 gift card to purchase
any items of their choice for their
classroom. Total combined prize
value for the Grand Prize is $2,000.
Taxes on the prizes, if any, are the
sole responsibility of the recipients
above. Prizes are nontransferable
and no substitution will be made
except as provided herein at the
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute
the Grand-Prize (or a component
thereof) for one of equal or greater
value if the designated prize should
become unavailable for any reason.
Some restrictions may apply. All
other expenses not specifically
identified as included in the Prize
are the sole responsibility of the
above recipients. The Grand-Prize
Contest Winner will be notified on or
about December 17, 2018.
One (1) student will be selected
by a panel of Seed Your Future
judges from among all the eligible
entries received as the Runner-Up
Contest Winner. The Runner-Up
Contest Winner will receive a
$250 credit with Shop.Scholastic.
com for any items of their choice.
The teacher (or other adult) who
submitted the winning Contest
entry on behalf of the student will
receive a $500 gift card to purchase
any items of their choice for their
classroom. Total combined prize
value for the Runner-Up is $750.
Taxes on the prizes, if any, are the
sole responsibility of the recipients
above. Prizes are nontransferable
and no substitution will be made
except as provided herein at the
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute the
Runner-Up Prize (or a component
thereof) for one of equal or greater
value if the designated prize should
become unavailable for any reason.
Some restrictions may apply. All
other expenses not specifically
identified as included in the Prize
are the sole responsibility of the
above recipients. The Runner-Up
Contest Winner will be notified on or
about December 17, 2018
6. GENERAL: By entering, the
students and the submitting
individuals agree to release and
hold harmless Sponsor and
Promotion Parties, and their
respective parents, affiliates,
subsidiaries, advertising and
promotion agencies, prize suppliers,
and all others associated with the
development and execution of
this Promotion, and the respective
officers, directors, shareholders,
agents, and employees of the
foregoing (collectively, the
“Released Parties”) from any and
all claims, injuries, damages, or
losses to the person or property
and/or liabilities of any nature that
in any way arise from participation
in this Promotions or acceptance,
use of the prize, participating in
or traveling to or from any prize-
related activity. The winners and
prize recipients may each be
required to sign and return an
affidavit of eligibility and liability/
publicity release within five (5)
business days of notification
attempt or an alternative winner
may be selected. The Sponsor
is not responsible for delays in
receiving or responding to winner
prize notifications and such winner
may be disqualified at Sponsor’s
sole discretion. Prizes will only
be executed in and delivered to
addresses within the United States.
By entering the Promotion and/
or accepting a prize, the students,
Teacher/Youth Program Leader,
and/or Parent/Legal Guardian
grants to Sponsor and Promotion
Parties and their designees the
right to use his or her name,
likeness, hometown, biographical
information, school or group name,
and entry for any lawful purposes,
including advertising, social media
and promotional purposes, in any
and all media now or hereafter
known throughout the world in
perpetuity without further notice,
permission, or compensation,
except where prohibited by law.
For the avoidance of doubt, by
submitting an entry, the student
and the individual submitting the
entry grants permission for the
entry to be reposted by Sponsor on
its website and its pages on social
media sites, Seed Your Future’s
website and social media sites, and
otherwise used in accordance with
the rights granted herein.
The Released Parties are
not responsible for lost, late,
postage-due, misdirected or
undeliverable mail, interrupted
or unavailable network, server,
Internet Service Provider (ISP),
website, or other connections; for
lack of availability or accessibility,
or miscommunications due to failed
computer, satellite, telephone,
or cable transmissions or lines;
for technical failure or jumbled,
scrambled, delayed, or misdirected
transmissions; for computer
hardware or software malfunctions,
failures, or difficulties; or for any
other computer, network, technical,
typographical, human, or other
error, problem, or malfunction
related to or in connection with
the Sweepstakes and Contest,
including, without limitation, errors,
problems, or malfunctions that
may occur in connection with the
administration of the Promotion,
the announcement of the prizes,
the processing or judging of
entries, or any Promotion-related
materials. The Released Parties are
not responsible for any incorrect
or inaccurate information, whether
caused by site users, tampering,
hacking, or by any equipment or
programming associated with or
utilized in the Promotion and assume
no responsibility for any injury or
damage to participants’ or to any
other persons’ computers (whether
hardware or software), relating
to or resulting from downloading
materials or software in connection
with this Promotion.
If for any reason (including, but
not limited to, infection by computer
virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failures,
or any other cause beyond the
control of Scholastic, which corrupts
or affects the administration,
security, fairness, integrity, or proper
conduct of this Promotion) the
Promotion is not capable of being
conducted as described in these
rules, Scholastic shall have the
right, at its sole discretion, to cancel,
terminate, modify, or suspend the
Sweepstakes and Contest.
7. WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of
the winners, send a self-addressed,
stamped envelope before March 1,
2019 to: Plant Mash-Up, Scholastic
Inc., Attn: Kaitlin Clark, 557
Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
SPONSOR: Scholastic Inc., 557
Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
For any questions or concerns
regarding this Promotion, please
contact kclark-consultant@
scholastic.com
Plant Mash-Up! Sweepstakes & Contest (cont’d)
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