Sweepstakes Period: The Duck® Brand Sticks with Education® Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 9, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 21, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Eligibility: Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., who, as of date of entry, are 18 years of age or older (“Entrant”). Eligible teachers must be currently employed as a teacher or teaching assistant in either pre-school, day care, or grades K-12; including home schools, in a school district that is an accredited operating public, private, religious, charter and after school/community program or a home school arrangement in compliance with home school education requirements in the state in which the Entrant resides, located within the 50 U.S. and D.C., as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (“Teacher”). Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Shurtape Technologies, LLC (the “Sponsor”), their affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors, and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively the “Sponsor and its Administrators”) and each of their respective employees, shareholders, directors, officers, members, assigns and agents and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win.
How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit duckbrand.com/stickswitheducation and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the entry form nominating a Teacher (“Teacher”) who has gone above and beyond and made a positive impact on their school and/or community (“Entry”). Entrants may submit multiple Entries to nominate multiple Teachers, however, each Entry must be unique and Entrants may only nominate a single Teacher one time. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods to nominate the same Teacher will void such Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated or computer system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Incomplete, corrupted, or untimely Entries are void and will be disqualified. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen or misdirected Entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections; or miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions, telephone transmission problems, technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware), or other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the email address associated with the Entry will be deemed to be the Entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider, or other organization (which may include an employer) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winning Entrant(s) may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win.
Entries must be unique and must comply with the “Entry Requirements” set forth below.
Entry reponses must be in English.
Entrant is submitting Entry with the understanding that Sponsor may condition their Entry being selected as a Grand Prize winner upon Entrant timely providing Sponsor or its agent with satisfactory written consent to their participation in this Sweepstakes and providing individual proof of securing such written consent.
The Entry must not contain content that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading.
Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including, but not limited to, nudity, or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group), violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), or illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.).
The Entry must not contain or depict material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination, including without limitation, discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. The entry must not contain or depict material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group, or world peace or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group.
The Entry must not contain any content that infringes or may infringe third-party rights, including, without limitation, any copyright, name, trademark, logo, trade dress, or other personal or proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, charities, slogans, political, or religious statements), or be otherwise objectionable. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, publicly displayed and publicly accessible Sponsor content, materials, or products are permitted to be displayed in Entries submitted for this Sweepstakes.
All submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or entry will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. The Entry must not disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor.
Entries must not reference any of Sponsor’s competitors or competitor’s products.
Each Entrant grants to Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute, and display each submitted Entry, in any media, and with right to use, copy, modify, edit, and create derivative works therefrom, and agrees to execute documents confirming such right and license at Sponsor’s reasonable request. By entering, you understand that your Entry will be screened by the Sponsor and may be posted online to a gallery, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to be viewed by members of the general public for public viewing. By entering, each Entrant warrants and represents that his/her Entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, does not contain any material that would defame or otherwise violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including patents, copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, and will not violate any federal, state or local laws or ordinances. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any Entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these Official Rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Sweepstakes. No information regarding Entries, other than as otherwise set forth in these Official Rules will be disclosed.
Random Drawing: The Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about September 1, 2022 from among all eligible Entries received. The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Prizes and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Three (3) Grand Prizes will be awarded, as follows: The winning Entrant will receive $500, awarded as a check, the Teacher who is the subject of the winning Entry will receive a one (1) year supply of Duck Brand product, awarded as Duck Tape Product with an ARV of $1,000 and the school district or entity responsible for the management and administration of the school in which the Teacher teaches (“School”) will receive a $5,000 donation, awarded as a check. The total ARV of all prizes is $19,500. All federal, state, and local income taxes for acceptance and use of the prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner (including the Entrant, Teacher and School). Limit one (1) prize per Entrant. Prize components are in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. For recipients of prize elements greater than $599, a 1099 tax statement will be filed with the IRS for the actual total value of the prize and the 1099 form will be sent to the winner via U.S. Mail, to be processed in the year in which they receive the prize.
Winner Notification/Verification: The potential Grand Prize winning Entrants will be contacted via email or U.S. Mail within three (3) days of winner selection and will then be required (except where prohibited by law) to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form/Assignment of Rights and a Publicity Release (where lawful) within seven (7) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected and notified. In addition, the winning Teacher and associated school administrator must each execute and return via email, a Declaration of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form stating that they are eligible and willing to participate and receive a prize in this Sweepstakes as well as confirmation that Teacher and School’s receipt of a prize is in compliance with applicable laws (collectively with the winner’s Declaration/Assignment/Release, the “Required Forms”). Winning school administrators will be required to provide any necessary information to award donation to their school district and Sponsor reserves the right to require additional forms/information in connection with a specific Teacher and/or school district being awarded a prize. All Required Forms must be returned fully executed within dates specified by Sponsor. Failure to return all Required Forms within dates specified by Sponsor, the return of any notification as undeliverable or noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in the potential Entrant being disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and an alternate may be selected and notified, time permitting.
General Rules: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants/Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. All applicable laws and regulations apply. Entrants and Winners hereby hold the Sponsor and its Administrators, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any third-party claim arising from use of any Entry and Entrants/winners waive any right to inspect or approve uses of your Entry by Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes or to be compensated for any such uses. Participating in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use an Entrant’s/Winner’s/School’s name, address, and likeness in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes only and as otherwise required by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant/Winner agrees that Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by Entrant/Winner for any liability for any bodily injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons, including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entry, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize, if applicable, or participation in the Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes related activity. You hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with their contents and agree to be bound by them. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the Sweepstakes materials or the offering or announcement of the prizes.
Disputes: ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN OHIO; (2) ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES HIS/HER RIGHT TO SWEEPSTAKES JURISDICTION; (3) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (4) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Ohio.
Winners List: For a list of winners, available for ninety (90) days after August 21, 2022, send an email to: Winners@dja.com with “Duck Tape Sticks with Education® Winners (01-2465-13)” as the subject line. Winners List will be sent after all prizes have been awarded.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Shurtape Technologies, LLC, 32150 Just Imagine Drive, Avon, OH 44011.