Contest open only to students who are over the age of 18 and enrolled in a college and/or business school that has arranged with The Economist Group (“TEG”) to provide a team for the Contest (a “Participating School”). Employees, officers, directors, their immediate family members spouse, children, parents, siblings and members of the same household (whether or not related), TEG and its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, webmasters/suppliers and any and all other companies or persons associated with this Contest, including former TEG case study competition winners, are not eligible to participate. The winners may be asked to provide proof of date of birth, identification and educational qualifications. By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Contest opens February 21, 2017 . Entrants must submit written and video submissions no later than 5:00 PM ET on March 8, 2017. TEG is not responsible for unsuccessful attempts to enter. TEG's computer is the official clock for this Contest. To be eligible for the drawing, entries must be received and recorded by TEG during the Promotion Period. LIMIT: ONLY ONE ENTRY PER TEAM.
Each team of three (3) people must be enrolled and identified as a participant by a Participating School. Additional rules and guidelines applicable to participating in the Contest are set forth in Exhibit A. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will disqualify all entries by such methods. All entries become the property of TEG. Entries that are obtained through unauthorized sources are void.
The winners will be the team that is selected by the sponsor. The winners will be selected based on criteria specified in Section 11 of Exhibit A. Winners will be announced on the Case Challenge Competition Website on or about April 15, 2017. TEG will contact each winning team regarding prize delivery. Within 8 weeks after such contact, each winning team’s school must provide an address to which prizes will be sent, and (ii) W8/W9 to process payment of funds. Payment of cash prizes will be made to the Participating Schools of the winners. Each prize winner or his/her school is solely responsible for all taxes, fees, surcharges and shipping on any prize received, including federal and state income taxes, and must furnish TEG with his/her social security number. The prize winners (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. The prize winners will be notified by telephone and/or by email. If the affidavit and release are not received by TEG within 30 business days following notification, an alternate winner may be selected.
Each winning team will be featured as a winner on the Case Study site, will receive three subscriptions to The Economist and three LinkedIn certifications. The First Place team’s school will receive $10,000. The Second Place team’s school will receive $5,000. The Third Place team’s school will receive $3,000. The People’s Choice team’s school will receive $3,000. The total value of all prizes is $21,000. The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants and judged submissions. For the name of the winner, send an email requesting such information to Casestudy@economist.com with words “Case Study Competition winner” in the subject line within 30 days after the end of the Promotion Period.
All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Except where prohibited by law, winner grants permission to TEG, and those acting under TEG's authority the right to the use of his/her name, picture, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval. No substitution of prize permitted by winner. Prize is not for resale, cannot be redeemed for cash, is not transferable or exchangeable, and cannot be used in conjunction with any discount, premium or rebate offer. TEG reserves the right to substitute the prize(s) with prize(s) of equal or greater value if prize is unavailable. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as intended by TEG due to, without limitation, errors in these Official Rules or advertising for this Contest, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error or any other cause beyond the control of TEG that, in the sole judgment of TEG, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, TEG reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. TEG’s decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.
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