OFFICIAL RULES FOR 4-H GEORGIA BOOT TRAILBLAZERS CONTEST
Details: The 4-H Georgia Boot – Trailblazers Contest (“Contest”) begins January 20th, 2023, and ends February 24th, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST (“Promotion Period”). Contest is sponsored by Georgia Boot, 39 E Canal St, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 (“Sponsor”). Subject to federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Void where prohibited by law.
Eligibility: The Contest is open to current 4-H members who are legal residents of the U.S. ages 12 to 18, with their parent’s permission. If you are a minor in your state of residence, you must have the permission and consent of your parent/legal guardian to participate in this Contest. Proof of permission may be required at any time and in any form deemed necessary by Sponsor. Parents/Guardians of 4-H members under 18 must submit an entry on behalf of their minor child. The name noted on the form entry should reflect the 4-H member child, not the parent. Employees of Sponsor, National 4-H Council, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules & Regulations ("Official Rules").
How To Enter: To enter, you must provide answers to certain questions about the entrant’s 4-H experience, along with a photo showing the entrant participating in a 4-H activity and contact information. Submit your answers to the form located on www.georgiaboot.com /trailblazers/ and uploading a photo depicting your 4-H project. The answers should be written by the entrant, not by the parent. As part of the Entry, entrants will be required to submit and describe the following: (1) detailed description of their greatest 4-H accomplishments; (2), the leadership skills they have developed through 4-H; (3), plans for the upcoming 4-H year with supporting details, and (4) a quality photo depicting the entrant participating in a 4-H activity. See additional information and details in these Official Rules for restrictions and requirements related to the Entry. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the quality of entries.
Prizes: Four winners who receive the highest scores will each receive a prize package valued at $500. Each prize package consists of a pair of Georgia Boots (up to $200), a $200 gift card to a local farm & ranch or hardware store of their choosing, Georgia Boot merchandise, and 4-H merchandise selected by Sponsor. Total ARV of all prizes: $2,000.
Judging of Entries: All entries will be reviewed and judges by each member of the Georgia Boot marketing team and the Georgia Boot VP and General Brand Manager. Entries will be scored by each member based upon two criteria; (1) 60% of total score for the entrant’s answers to the application questions, and (2) 40% of total score for the quality of the photo submitted. High scores can be achieved through a detailed description of their greatest 4-H accomplishments, the leadership skills they have developed through 4-H, plans for the upcoming 4-H year with supporting details, and a quality photo depicting the entrant participating in a 4-H activity. Four winners who achieve the highest total scores will be selected and notified through email with the address provided on the entry form. If there is a tie with high scores, then the tie will be broken with criteria (1), which is the entrant’s answers to the application questions. Potential winners will be given 48 hours from the time of email notification being sent to acknowledge receipt. If Sponsor does not hear back from the chosen winner within that period, he or she will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen based on scores. With parent permission, winners will be announced on Georgia Boot social media approximately 2-3 weeks after the
Entry Requirements and Conditions: All Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible: • Submission must include a photo that reflects participation in a 4-H project. • Entrant and/or their project should be the primary subject of the photo. Entrant must have the express permission of any individuals who appear in a photo. If any photo features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, Entrant must obtain written permission from the minor’s parent or legal guardian. • Photos and captions must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of the Website. • Entry cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest. • Once an Entry has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant. • Each submitted photo must be original, on which no image editing software has been used. • No duplicate photos, or substantially similar photos, as determined by the Sponsor’s in its sole discretion, may be submitted. • By submitting a photo taken by a third party, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the photo from the photographer. • Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity. • Entry cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons. • Entry cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco. • Entry cannot defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies. Entry cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product, or company in a negative or inappropriate manner. • Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group. • Entry cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company, or person, living or dead, without permission. • Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. • Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law. • Entry cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used. • Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person. • Photos cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.
Grant: By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants (or parent/guardian grants, if Entrant is a minor) to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive worldwide license to use his/her Entry, Submission, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission, or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Entry, which includes the photo(s) and caption(s) included in the Submission. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Entrant has obtained written permission from any person who may appear in the photo; (c) Entrant owns all rights to the photo, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any photo was photographed by someone other than the Entrant him/herself; (d) Entrant has complied with all requirements as noted in these Official Rules; and (e) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, National 4-H, and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Entry, or Entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest.
General Conditions: This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE CONTEST IS NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING AS PLANNED, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THE CONTEST AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE OR OBLIGATION. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING OF SUBMISSIONS IN THE CONTEST. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process or the legitimate operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. By participating in the Contest, all participants agree that the state and federal courts located in Georgia, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over claims arising out of the Contest and matters related thereto, and that all participants agree to the venue and jurisdiction of such Georgia courts.
Authorized Account Holder: In case of dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit the entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address used for the entry at issue. Any potential winner may be requested to provide proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry or other proof of identity.
Disclaimer of Liability: Sponsor, National 4-H, and its respective parents, affiliates, and related companies (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, network or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost, interrupted or unavailable network connections, Website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Contest should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, winner(s) will be selected from all eligible participants as described herein prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Contest in any way shall be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical, display, input, or other error in any Contest materials, or for any errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, or in the announcement of prizes, including such error that may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won.
Winners: For the list of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 31, 2023 to Georgia Boot/4-H Contest Winner, Libby Hosler, Georgia Boot Marketing Manager, 39 East Canal Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764.