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FEDEX Opens Baby Business Admission Challenge – Opened Feb 21 2017 – Entries Close March 29 2017
(the “Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THE FEDEX SMALL BUSINESS GRANT CONTEST (“Contest”) IS SPONSORED BY FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC. (“Sponsor”).
1 .CONTEST PERIOD:
The FedEx Baby Business Admission Challenge (the “Contest”) begins on February 21, 2017 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends with the advertisement of winners on April 25, 2017. The Challenge consists of three (3) periods as set alternating in the blueprint below:
Alpha Date (at 12 a.m. ET)
End Date (at 11:59 p.m. ET)
*Sponsor will advertise the top 100 finalists on the challenge website on April 13, 2017. The top 100 finalists will be notified via email and asked to accommodate a second-round acquiescence video by April 17, 2017. Sponsor will advertise the winners on April 25, 2017.
The Challenge is accessible to alone acknowledged association of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who at the time of admission are absolute owners/operators of a for-profit baby business that is domiciled in the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia which has been in connected operation affairs a artefact or annual for not beneath than six (6) months at the alpha of the contest. In adjustment to be advised an acceptable “small business” for purposes of this Contest, the business charge accommodated all of the afterward criteria:
Sponsor shall determine, in its sole discretion, whether an admission meets the accommodation belief to participate in the Contest. Sponsor’s decisions apropos accommodation and all added aspects of the Challenge are final and binding.
Sponsor, its ancestor and affiliated companies, and anniversary of their respective, officers, directors, employees, agents and bodies affianced in the development, assembly or administering of abstracts for this Challenge (collectively, the “Contest Parties”) and the absolute ancestors associates (i.e., parent, child, sibling, and spouse) of anniversary and/or bodies active in the aforementioned domiciliary of such individuals (whether accompanying or not) are not acceptable to participate in the Contest. This challenge is accountable to all applicative federal, state, and bounded laws and regulations, and is abandoned in all added geographic locations area banned by law.
There will be a absolute of ten (10) Winners: Grand prize: One (1) champ of $25,000, added $7,500 in FedEx Office® book and business casework ; Silver prize: One (1) champ of $15,000, added $5,000 in FedEx Office® book and business casework ; Bronze prize: Eight (8) winners of $7,500, added $1,000 in FedEx Office® book and business casework . Absolute amount of all Grants and Prizes: $120,500 (each a “Grant” and together, the “Grants”).
The FedEx Office prizes may be acclimated alone by the Winners adjoin columnist and book casework orders placed in-center or online through FedEx Office® Book Online through 5/31/18. Cannot be acclimated in aggregate with added coupons or discounts, including annual pricing. Not accurate on FedEx Office® retail products, Sony® PictureStation™ articles or postage. Does not administer to rush, packing or aircraft charges. No banknote value. Offer abandoned area banned or belted by law. Products, casework and hours may alter by location.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
To admission the Contest, entrants (“Entrants”) are appropriate to appointment the Challenge website amid at fedex.com/grantcontest (the “Contest Site”) and abide an admission (the “Entry”) amid February 21, 2017 and March 29, 2017. A FedEx annual is not appropriate to admission the contest. Entrants will be appropriate to accommodate responses to the following: (1) Give us your elevator angle (tell us what you do, what you sell, the annual you offer…) (2) Acquaint us about your business, what aggressive you to get into it, what makes your business angle out and what aberration it makes on you, your association or the ambiance and (3) How would you use the FedEx Baby Business Admission money to accomplish a cogent appulse on your business? The anecdotal responses of the Admission charge be no added than 1140 characters in breadth (maximum of 140 characters for the elevator angle and 500 characters per anniversary added response).
In accession to answering the questions listed above, anniversary Aspirant will be appropriate to abide the afterward information:
While not required, in accession to the above, Aspirant may abide a “elevator speech” video not to beat ninety (90) abnormal in length.
All entries are accountable to approval by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Once approved, entries will be acquaint in a Challenge Gallery with the adeptness to vote for a business on the committed Challenge Site. In addition, accustomed Entrants will be able to admission a voting cast on their challenge contour for adjustment on their website or amusing media and are encouraged to allotment this articulation with customers, accompany and ancestors to vote for their baby business during the Voting Aeon as declared below. Entrants will accept an email aural four (4) business canicule if their admission has been accustomed or rejected.
Except area prohibited, admission in the Challenge constitutes anniversary Entrant’s accord to the advertisement of her/his/its name, authoritative advice and completed Entry, including the Agenda Image, (to the admeasurement applicable) in any media for any bartering or promotional purpose (including, after limitation, the Internet), after added compensation.
By entering the Challenge and accouterment an email address, anniversary Aspirant grants Sponsor accurate permission to accelerate Aspirant emails accompanying to the Contest, including, but not bound to notification of Finalists, Winners and a aftereffect email in adjustment to accumulate acknowledgment apropos the Challenge to be acclimated in the planning and architecture of approaching Contests.
Limit: one (1) admission per business.
5. DIGITAL IMAGERY AND VIDEO CRITERIA:
Digital images and aggregation logo charge be in one of the afterward formats: .jpg, .png or .gif. Anniversary agenda angel (including aggregation logo) may not beat 5MB. The alternative video should not beat 90 abnormal in breadth and charge be uploaded to YouTube as a accessible video and the articulation to the video provided in the appointment form.
If any agenda angel or the video contains any absolute or elements that are not endemic by the Aspirant and/or are accountable to the rights of third parties, and/or if any bodies arise in the video or image, the Aspirant is amenable for obtaining, above-mentioned to acquiescence of the photograph or video, any and all releases and consents all-important to admittance the exhibition and use of the angel or video in the abode set alternating in these Official Rules. If any being actualization in any photograph or video is beneath the age of majority in their state/province/territory of abode the signature of a ancestor or acknowledged guardian is appropriate on anniversary release.
If a able angel or video is submitted, Aspirant is amenable for accepting accepting rights from the columnist or videographer to reproduce, distribute, display, and actualize acquired works of the angel by Sponsor in affiliation with the Challenge and advance of the Contest, in any media now or afterlife known.
Upon Sponsor’s request, anniversary Aspirant charge be able to accommodate (within seven (7) agenda canicule of cancellation of Sponsor’s request) such active absolution from all third parties who (a) arise in the photograph or video submitted or (b) whose endemic agreeable arise in the photograph or video submitted, acceding use by Sponsor and its licensees (“Authorized Parties”) in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure to accommodate such releases aloft appeal may aftereffect in awkwardness at any time during the Challenge and alternative of an alternating winner.
6. VOTING PERIOD:
During the Voting Period, all bodies who are eighteen (18) years or earlier and accept a accurate email abode and appropriately acknowledgment the Captcha catechism will be acceptable to vote for the baby business of their choice. Voters will use their email abode and appropriately acknowledgment the presented Captcha catechism to casting their votes. Limit: Anniversary actor may vote one (1) time per 24 hour aeon during the Voting Period. Assorted votes accustomed from any being or email abode in balance of the declared cardinal will be abandoned and will not be counted.
Entrants are banned from accepting votes by any counterfeit or inappropriate means. Counterfeit or inappropriate agency include, but are not bound to the following: (a) Alms prizes or added inducements for votes to associates of the public. However, Entrants are accustomed to run promotions accompanying to the Admission Challenge that do not crave the champ of the Entrant’s advance to accept voted. (b) The use of any automated, robotic, repetitive, programmed or agnate allotment or voting methods. (c) Any ambiguous activity that increases votes for an entry, including after limitation any attempts to artificially access vote totals or barter votes. (d) Paying for votes in any manner. Sponsor affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Aspirant who is doubtable of actionable these agreement or contrarily analytical with the entry, voting or alternative process.
All acceptable votes will be tallied by Sponsor at the cessation of the Voting Period. The Top 600 will be bent based alone on the cardinal of acceptable votes accustomed during the Voting Aeon as declared above. The six hundred (600) Entrants who accept the best votes during the Voting Aeon (the “Top 600”) will be acceptable for application for the Top 100 Finalists as declared below. Should there be a tie for the final spot, all Entrants accepting that cardinal of votes will be acceptable for application for the Top 100 Finalists.
7. JUDGING PERIOD:
During the Judging Period, the Top 600 will be advised by Sponsor or its appointed assembly and narrowed bottomward to 100 finalists (the “Top 100”). Sponsor will accede the afterward in free the Top 100:
Extra acclaim will be accustomed for those Entrants advertisement any of the afterward elements:
Sponsor will advertise the Top 100 on April 13, 2017.
The Top 100 will be notified via email with instructions for commutual and appointment a added acquiescence which consists of creating a video, (“Second Submission) not to beat 5 account in length, answering the afterward question: “What is your affection as an alone and business buyer and how is that affection reflected in your business?” Video charge be submitted as a YouTube articulation and be about accessible (not set to clandestine viewing).
Second Submissions charge be accustomed by Sponsor no after than 11pm EST on April 17, 2017. If Aspirant does not accommodate the Added Acquiescence by the deadline, the Aspirant will be automatically disqualified.
Sponsor or its appointed agents will appraise the Entries alternating with the Added Acquiescence of anniversary of the Top 100 to actuate the winners. One of the eight Bronze Level Winners will be called by the FedEx Entrepreneur Advisory Board which consists of accomplished admission winners and finalists as the Alumni Best Award.
The Winners will be appear on April 25, 2017. Anniversary Champ will be notified by email or buzz alarm above-mentioned to the announcement. In addition, Winners may be featured on the FedEx Baby Business Center, in FedEx amusing channels and FedEx columnist absolution Winners may not affair their own columnist absolution after above-mentioned approval by FedEx.
8. GRANT ACCEPTANCE AND TAX LIABILITY:
Grants are non-transferable. Sponsor affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to acting a award-winning of according or greater amount if advertised award-winning becomes unavailable. All capacity of any award-winning not defined herein shall be bent alone by Sponsor. By accepting a Grant, anniversary Champ acknowledges acquiescence with these Official Rules. All federal, state, bounded or added tax liabilities arising from this Challenge are the sole albatross of anniversary Winner, respectively. Limit of one Admission per Entrant. All added costs apropos to accepting of a Grant, including but not bound to taxes and any added costs not defined herein are the sole albatross of anniversary Winner. Admission altitude may be added or adapted by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Accepting of a Admission constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use anniversary Winner’s name, photographs, admission material, added likenesses and biographical advice for advertising, promotional or barter purposes, including but not bound to online announcements, in business and in all media common after limitation or added compensation, except area banned by law.
A Champ may abandon its appropriate to accept the Grant. The Admission is non-assignable and non-transferable. No substitutions may be fabricated by the Winner. Sponsor shall abstain taxes from any accolade as is appropriate by law. Above-mentioned to accepting the Grant, Winners charge assassinate a W-9 tax anatomy accepting their tax identification number. Winners will be required, as instructed by Sponsor, to complete and assurance (i) an affirmation of eligibility/liability certifying that such Champ has complied with the Official Rules of the Contest, and (ii) a accountability and publicity absolution (except area banned by law). Failure to assurance and acknowledgment any of these abstracts or to accede with any appellation or activity of these Official Rules may aftereffect in an Winner’s disqualification, the accident of its absorption in the Grant, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the presentation of the Admission to a acting recipient. A Admission not won and/or claimed by a Champ and not awarded to a acting almsman by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules will abide the acreage of Sponsor.
Payment of Federal, Accompaniment and Bounded taxes and fees due, if any, are the sole albatross of the Winner.
Sponsor affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Aspirant at any time that it finds to be analytical with the admission activity or the Contest; to be acting in corruption of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an inappropriate or confusing manner, or with absorbed to annoy, abuse, abuse or annoy any added person.
Submitted Entries charge be constant with the FedEx Mission, Strategy and Values and Sponsor affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to adios and/or disqualify any entries at any time that Sponsor deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or contrarily inconsistent with its beat standards, admirers expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may breach any applicative law or adjustment or the rights of any third affair or may accountable the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s advertisers, clients, or barter to controversy, abrogating publicity, scorn, or ridicule.
Should Sponsor determine, in its sole discretion, that any appear Champ has abandoned any of the prohibitions independent in these Official Rules or should be erfingers for any added reason, Sponsor shall accept no obligation to accolade a Admission to such Entrant.
As a activity of entry, Sponsor affluence the appropriate to conduct a accomplishments analysis on any abeyant finalist and/or champ and affluence the appropriate in its sole acumen to disqualify any aspirant based on such accomplishments analysis if in its sole discretion, the Sponsor determines that application the award-winning to such Aspirant ability reflect abnormally on the Sponsor’s angel and/or reputation.
10. GENERAL RELEASE/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By accommodating in the Contest, anniversary Aspirant releases and holds Sponsor, its ancestor and associate companies and anniversary of their directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents controllable from and adjoin any claims, costs, injuries, losses or amercement of any affectionate arising out of or in affiliation with the Challenge or with the acceptance, possession, use of or birthmark in any Admission (including, after limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or amercement accompanying to claimed injuries, death, accident to, accident or aition of property, rights of publicity or privacy, aspersion or assuming in a apocryphal light). Sponsor is not amenable for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether acquired by abstruse or animal absurdity or contrarily which may activity in the processing of entries or voting in this Challenge or in the active of this Contest. Sponsor will not be amenable for typographical, columnist or added errors in these Official Rules or in added abstracts apropos to the Contest.
If for any reason, the Challenge is not able of active as planned, including but not bound to by acumen of fraud, computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, crooked intervention, abstruse limitations or failures, animal error, aberration or any added account that in the sole assessment of Sponsor could compromise, undermine, base or contrarily affect the security, integrity, fairness, administration, or able conduct of this Contest, Sponsor affluence the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, adapt or append the Challenge at any time and after notice.
Notwithstanding annihilation set alternating above, to the admeasurement that the above-mentioned absolution is bent by a attorneys of competent administration to be invalid, unenforceable or abandoned for any reason, anniversary Aspirant agrees that, to the fullest admeasurement acceptable by law (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of activity arising out of or in affiliation with the Contest, or any awards awarded shall be bound alone after resort to any anatomy of chic action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be bound to absolute abroad costs incurred by such Entrant, but in no accident attorney’s fees and no greater than $1,000; and (iii) beneath no affairs will any Aspirant be acceptable to access any accolade for, and Aspirant hereby waives all rights to claim, incidental, castigating or consequential damages.
11. CONSTRUCTION, WAIVER AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
The construction, validity, estimation and enforceability of these Official Rules, and all issues and questions apropos thereto, alternating with the rights and obligations of all Entrants and of Sponsor, shall be absolute by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the Accompaniment of Tennessee, after giving aftereffect to any best of law or battle of law rules or provisions. In the accident that any accouterment is bent to be invalid or contrarily unenforceable, such assurance shall not affect the authority or enforceability of any added provision, and these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their agreement as if the invalid or unenforceable accouterment was not independent therein.
Any specific abandonment of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not aggregate a accepted abandonment of that obligation nor of any added obligation of Entrant.
Any altercation apropos this Challenge shall be submitted to bounden adjudication in Tennessee aural one (1) year from the date that the account of activity arose (or, if assorted account of accomplishments are involved, from the date that the aboriginal account of activity arose), with such adjudication conducted pursuant to the again prevailing rules of the American Adjudication Association. To the fullest admeasurement acceptable by law, no adjudication brought pursuant to these Official Rules shall be aing to any added adjudication accomplished pursuant to these Official Rules.
By accommodating in the Acquiescence Activity for this Contest, Aspirant grants to Sponsor, its ancestor and affiliated companies an exclusive, assignable, royalty-free and certain appropriate and authorization to adapt or contrarily use all abstracts submitted by Aspirant in affiliation with the Contest, in accomplished or in part, for any purpose and in any abode or media (including, after limitation, the Internet) now accepted or afterlife devised, throughout the apple in perpetuity, and to authorization others to do so, after apprehension and after compensation, royalty, accounting, accountability or obligation of any affectionate to any Entrant. Anniversary Aspirant added agrees that it will use its best efforts to accept its employees, consultants, volunteers, admiral and admiral assurance any added licenses or releases that Sponsor may require.
BY SUBMITTING SUBMISSION MATERIALS, ENTRANTS EACH ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SUBMISSION MATERIALS, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROGRAM, MAY BE POSTED ON THE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE(S), IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION. Sponsor affluence the appropriate to adapt the Acquiescence Abstracts and added abstracts above-mentioned to announcement them to the website in its sole discretion.
13. WINNERS LIST:
The names of the Winners may be acquired afterward the end of the Challenge on April 25, 2017, by visiting this url: https://smallbusiness.fedex.com/grant-contest.
Sponsor: FedEx Services, Inc.; 3640 Hacks Cross Road, Memphis, TN 38125. Attention: Baby Business Admission Challenge / Integrated Go-to-Market Marketing
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