2021 Keds International Day of the Girl Contest – Official Rules

  1. 1. Description. The 2021 Keds International Day of the Girl Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 12:01 am ET on October 11, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on October 14, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). By participating in the Contest, participants (including entrants and Nominees) unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (as defined in Section 11), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Receipt of a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  2. 2. Eligibility. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 years or older at the time of entry and a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia). Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, and agents, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, and grandparents) and household members of each such employee, officer, and director are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply.

  3. 3. How to Enter. To enter, you must (a) have an Instagram account during the Contest Period, (b) follow Keds on Instagram (@Keds), and (c) nominate a girl in your life that is interested in STEM and explain why they should be the recipient (via the comments section of the designated Contest Instagram post). For a bonus entry, tag a friend in the comments of the designated Contest Instagram Post. NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES, BUT MULTIPLE ENTRIES MUST BE SPLIT BETWEEN DIFFERENT COMMENTS ON THE CONTEST INSTRAGRAM POST. Incomplete entries will be disqualified and removed from the Contest. Any attempt to enter using multiple/different social media account names, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void all of an entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

    Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering the Contest or accepting a gift, you grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, and otherwise use your entry in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Sponsor and its goods or services. You further agree that Sponsor may use your name, likeness, and written entry all without further consent from or payment to you.

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  5. 5. Winner Selection. Grand Prize Winners: on or around October 22, 2021, a panel of judges designated by Sponsor will select one (1) Grand Prize Winner from among all qualified nominees received during the Contest Period based on the following judging criteria: 50% based on inspirational quality, 25% based on alignment with Keds’ brand purpose and 25% based on the amount of comments. The potential winner will be notified by direct message on Instagram. Grand Prize winner may be required to complete and return an eligibility affidavit and liability/publicity release. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within two (2) days after selection, does not meet the eligibility criteria, does not fully comply with these Official Rules, or fails to sign and return the affidavit and/or release, then the potential winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

  6. 6. Prize. One (1) Grand Prize consisting of $1,000 USD to be used toward a STEM class for the nominee of the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize may be awarded via Visa or Mastercard prepaid giftcard. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,000 USD. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be substituted for cash. Additional terms and conditions may apply to any gift cards, promotional codes, or similar prizes awarded. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value due to unavailability of prize (or prize component) for any reason.

    Winners of prizes valued at an ARV of $600 or more collectively will be required to provide a taxpayer identification number or social security number for the purpose of issuing an IRS 1099 Tax Form for the fair market value of the prize for the year in which it was awarded.

  7. 7. General Conditions. All taxes and other expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner. Neither Sponsor nor Instagram is responsible or liable for, and entrants completely release and hold Sponsor and Instagram harmless against: (a) illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, stolen, late, or lost Entry Forms; (b) network, internet, or computer malfunctions or damage related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (c) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor which may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; or (d) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest. Any entrant attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest, including but not limited to using automated processes for entry, will be ineligible. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, including but not limited to technical corruption or non-authorized human intervention, Sponsor in its sole discretion reserve the right to modify or cancel the Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  8. 8. Release. By receipt of any gift, winner agrees that Sponsor, Instagram, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the agents, employees, directors and officers of these companies, are not liable whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any gift or from winner’s participation in the Contest.

  9. 9. Disputes. As a condition of participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, shall be resolved on an individual basis, without resort to any form of class action. This means neither you nor Sponsor may join or consolidate claims in arbitration or court by or against any other person or entity, or litigate in court or arbitrate any claims as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity. In addition, either party may choose to resolve the dispute by binding arbitration, as described below, instead of in court. This arbitration agreement is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. Any arbitration will take place in Michigan within two hundred miles of Grand Rapids, Michigan by a single arbitrator, and will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS pursuant to the rules of the body conducting the arbitration. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering the Contest). Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

  10. 10. Winners List. Names of prize winners may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2021 to Sponsor to the attention of “Keds 2021 International Day of the Girl Contest.”

  11. 11. Sponsor/Administrator The Sponsor and Administrator of this Contest is Keds, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 500 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02451 (“Sponsor”). This Contest is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

  12. 12. Privacy Policy. By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to the collection and use of their information in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at www.keds.com, including receiving marketing messages as set forth in such policy. Entrants understand and acknowledge that they are providing information solely to Sponsor.