November Sweepstakes Guidelines and Rules

This November, to show our gratitude to our educators, we’re giving a year of Newsela PRO to 100 educators. With Newsela PRO, all the reading your students do on Newsela gives you more insight into their learning, and you have more ways to deepen student engagement on each article with annotations, writing prompts, and custom classroom activities linked to other articles and Text Sets.

Every week, all Newsela educators can earn an entry in the sweepstakes by assigning at least one article. Educators can earn bonus entries by favoriting different types of articles. Favoriting an article without assigning any articles will not qualify for an entry for that week’s drawing.

Helpful how-to guides:

Guidelines for earning entries:

  • Week One (10/31/16-11/6/16): Earn one entry by assigning any article. Earn a bonus entry by favoriting an article in the Science category.
  • Week Two (11/7/16-11/13/16): Earn one entry by assigning any article. Earn a bonus entry by favoriting a Primary Sources article.
  • Week Three (11/14/16-11/20/16): Earn one entry by assigning any article. Earn a bonus entry by favoriting an Issue Spotlight article.
  • Week Four (11/21/16-11/27/16): Earn one entry by assigning any article. Earn a bonus entry by favoriting a Biography article.

We will randomly select winners at midnight on the last day (Sunday) of each week. Entries earned every week will accumulate throughout the four weeks (i.e., if you earn an entry the first week, you will have at least one entry for all of the weeks). Guidelines for selecting winners:

  • Week One (11/6): 10 winners will be selected from all entries earned in Week One.
  • Week Two (11/13): 20 winners will be selected from all entries earned in Week One and Week Two.
  • Week Three (11/20): 30 winners will be selected from all entries earned in Week One, Week Two, and Week Three.
  • Week Four (11/27): 40 winners will be selected from all entries earned in Week One, Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four.

Winners will be notified via email. Entries are based solely on assigning articles or favoriting articles, and no additional actions or communications with Newsela are required to be entered to win. No purchase necessary to win.

OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The “Win 1 Year of Newsela PRO” sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Newsela, Inc., having an address of 475 10th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (“Sponsor” or “Newsela”) with Prizes (defined below) provided by Newsela.

ELIGIBILITY

Subject to these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes is open to any educator with a Newsela account (each a “Participating Educator”). THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am (midnight) Eastern Time on 10/31/16 and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on 11/27/16 (“Entry Period”).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. During the Entry Period, Participating Educators can earn entries in the Sweepstakes by completing the actions outlined above.

Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries or participation that it believes in good faith are generated by automated means or scripts, in violation of these Official Rules or otherwise results from any unsportsmanlike or disruptive conduct, and all such associated entries (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) shall be void.

PRIZES

The available prizes (“Prizes”) are as follows:

  • 100 Newsela PRO Individual Teacher Licenses, valid for 365 days from activation between 11/7/16 and 12/1/16.

Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall the Sponsor or any party providing any Prizes, or any portion thereof, in connection with the Sweepstakes(each a “Prize Provider”) be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prizes specified in these Official Rules. The Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor and Prize Provider reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize, or any portion thereof, if such Prize, or any portion thereof, should become unavailable for any reason. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, within six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Win 1 Year of Newsela PRO” Sweepstakes Winner’s List, 475 10th Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019.

WINNER IDENTIFICATION

Sponsor will select winners randomly out of all entries earned by Newsela educators during the course of the Sweepstakes, in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.

The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The winning Newsela educators will be notified on or around 11/30/16 by email; provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES

Unless prohibited by applicable law, each Newsela Educator’s entry into the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission to use photographs, images, voices, and other identifying information concerning such Newsela educator’s participation in the contest, in perpetuity and without any compensation to you or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions.

An entrant, participant, or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if the entrant or participant fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s and/or participant’s own risk. Neither Sponsor nor Prize Provider shall be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any of Sponsor’s products or services or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof. THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR AND PRIZE PROVIDER DO NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, SPONSOR, PRIZE PROVIDER AND/OR THEIR VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS); (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.

By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to and hereby does release and hold Sponsor, Prize Provider, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (the “Released Parties”) from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from your acceptance of any Prize or your participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 or any other similar law that says in substance: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on Sponsor’s website to such effect. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree that any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be determined by binding arbitration only in New York, NY, by and under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.  If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

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