Challenge Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions outline the contest rules, participation and eligibility criteria for the DigCitCommit Initiative and Challenge.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

The contest is sponsored by ISTE (“Sponsor”) and is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in this contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, is final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Twitter.

ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have internet access and a valid email account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

CONTEST PERIOD

The Contest begins September 25, 2019 8 a.m. PDT and ends at December 20, 11:59 p.m. PDT. (“Contest Period”). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at their sole discretion.

WINNER SELECTION

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. Winners will be chosen based on a criteria by ISTE staff and DigCitCommit coalition organizations and will be announced on or after February 12, 2020. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. 

PRIZES

Prizes will be determined by the DigCitCommit coalition organizations. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. 

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS

Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE TWITTER PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

PUBLICITY

By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.

CONTEST SPONSORS

This Contest is sponsored by:

ISTE
621 SW Morrison
STE 800
Portland, OR 97205

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to info@digcitcommit.org

DigCitCommit Contest Terms of Participation and Eligibility Criteria

  1. The #DigCitCommit Challenge is open to legal residents of their respective countries where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of the entry who have internet access and a valid email account prior to the beginning of the Content Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility age of each entrant. 

  2. We encourage K-12 students to engage in this challenge. Submissions from students under the age of eighteen (18) must be submitted by their school/district with confirmation that the submission meets acceptable use policies that includes parental permission and compliance with all local, state and federal laws. 

  3. We will consider submissions from public or private institutes/schools, homeschooling programs, informal education programs, after school educational programs and institutes of higher education. 

  4. Please use good judgement when submitting. Successful submissions will show compelling engagement with the five #DigCitCommit competencies and engaged/empowering learning regardless of the chosen competency or competencies. For instance, submitting an artifact showing basic online safety and or creating strong passwords (while important) are not considered a strong submission. #DigCitCommit staff reserve the right to accept and reject submissions as they see fit.

  5. Submissions deemed inappropriate by the DigCitCommit coalition will not be allowed to enter the contest. If you have any questions about whether your submission is appropriate, please e-mail info@digcitcommit.com. Examples of inappropriate submissions include but are not limited to depicting dangerous behavior or the use of illegal substances.

  6. You must have the right to distribute and take credit for artifacts that you submit, including permission by those photographed that meet your organization’s acceptable use policy as well as ISTE’s policies related to release of photos, models and written materials outlined as follows:

    1. Your submission confirms that you do hereby irrevocably grant ISTE the right to use your name and image and/or your quotation(s) in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, for all purposes, not limited to news/editorial, promotional material, display, advertising, trade, exhibition, or commercial purposes. You hereby waive the right to inspect or approve versions of my image used for publication or the written copy that may be used in connection with the images and/or quotation. You hereby release ISTE from any claims that may arise regarding the use of your image and/or quotation, including claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. ISTE is permitted, although not obligated, to include your name as a credit in connection with the image and/or quotation. ISTE is not obligated to utilize any of the rights granted in this Agreement. You have read and understood this Agreement, and you are 18 years or older. ISTE reserves the right to remove any User Content from the Site at any time, for any reason. If you believe Content residing on the Site or the Services infringes a copyright, please refer to our Copyright Policy below. You understand that if you are the sponsor of a submission from students under the age of eighteen (18) that the submission meets acceptable use policies of your school and district that includes parental permission and compliance with all local, state and federal laws. This Agreement expresses the complete understanding of the parties.

    2. You do hereby give the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license to use, reproduce, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, translate, perform, distribute, exercise, commercialize and disclose to third parties the artifacts ("Content") created for my #DigCitCommit submission without payment or compensation. The Content can be used for reproduction in any medium for purposes of ISTE's editorial display or commercial use, including webcasting and podcasting, exhibition, advertising, commercial sales, or trade use. You understand that your image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, you waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising from or related to the use or sales of my image or recording. You also understand that this material may be used in diverse settings and/or the internet across an unrestricted geographic area.  You represent and warrant that you are the owner or licensee of the Content created for the #DigCitCommit Challenge; that the Content is free and clear of all liens, charges, encumbrances, and restrictions whatsoever; that you have the full power and authority to grant ISTE the ability to convert and distribute the Content; that the Content is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other harmful or malicious code, files, scripts, agents or programs; that the Content is free of advertisements or solicitations of business; and that the distribution of Content does not violate or infringe upon any agreement, license, copyright or other rights of any other party. 

  7. By submitting to the contest you agree that #DigCitCommit can share the submission on social media and use the submission in promotional materials or for other purposes.

  8. DigCitCommit staff will determine how many submissions will be considered for a prize and the details and scope of each prize. For example, if a teacher submits on behalf of their entire class and is chosen to be a winner, the entire class may be deemed the winner, while the teacher may receive additional accolades, such as being flown to a conference and presenting the winning idea, etc.

  9. Submissions will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, December 20, 2019.