#BecauseILoveYou Scholarship Slam Contest Rules




CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: You have not yet won.

OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND U.S. TERRITORIES WHO ARE 25 YEARS OLD AND UNDER AS OF THE LAST DATE OF THIS ENTRY By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins 12:01 A.M. EST on September 06, 2017 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EST on November 07, 2017 when all entries must be received ("Promotion Period"). Promotion Period subject to change.

ELIGIBILITY: The Scholarship (the "Promotion") is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are younger than 26 years old as of the final date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This Promotion is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Each participant entering this Promotion must sign up as a user on Power Poetry, then submit a poem at Scholarship Slam. Questions email: Help@powerpoetry.org. All entries become the property of the Power Poetry organization and will be acknowledged if used. Entries may be read at a live-streamed event following the close of the Scholarship. Limit: One entry per person and per e-mail address or user account during the Promotion Period. All entrant information, including e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and participant names is subject to the respective Privacy Policy of the applicable Sponsor.

WINNER SELECTION: Winner(s) will be selected from all eligible Submissions received on or prior to November 07, 2017. This is a merit-based scholarship.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Recipient(s) will be selected based on the following judging criteria:

  1. How closely content of the submission answers the given prompt (25%): the applicant demonstrates thoughtful attention to the prompt and answers the question, “What does a 'healthy relationship' mean to you?"
  2. Effort (25%): the applicant meets the eligibility guidelines and completes all necessary steps in the application process.
  3. Quality of Submission (25%): the applicant has exceptional writing, as shown by keen attention to detail and outstanding content
  4. Creativity (25%): the applicant thinks outside the box, has a unique voice, and allows their creativity to shine through their writing.

Odds of being selected as a scholarship recipient will depend on a combination of: (i) the total number of eligible Applications received during the Application Period.

Entrants are eligible to win one (1) Scholarship from Power Poetry during the Promotion Period. By entering the Promotion, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Any potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within five (5) days from the date Power Poetry first tries to notify him/her, and/or the scholarship or scholarship notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the Scholarship, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared the "winner" of the Promotion.

PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS: There will be one (1) winner of a $1,000 Scholarship. Each of the Scholarships can be used at the school of the winner’s choice. The Scholarship will be held in escrow by Power Poetry until the “winner” notifies the Power Poetry organization in writing of what school he/she will be attending and where to send the prize money. The Scholarships may only be used to defray education costs at a college or graduate school of the winner’s choice, both 2 and 4-year institutions are acceptable. If, at the age of 25, the winner does not notify the Power Poetry organization of an academic institution that he or she will be attending, the prize is forfeited and will be returned to the Power Poetry organization.

TAXES: All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner's sole responsibility.

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE: All entry materials become the property of Power Poetry and will not be acknowledged or returned.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

CONSENT AND RELEASE: By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, "Sponsor Entities"), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion.

DISCLAIMERS: (i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. WINNER LIST: For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the Drawing Date, to: Winner List: Scholarship Slam, 81 Prospect Street Room 4017 Brooklyn, NY 11201

SPONSORSHIP: This Promotion is sponsored by The One Love Foundation (119 Pondfield Rd, PO Box 368, Bronxville NY, 10708) and Power Poetry (81 Prospect Street Room 4017 Brooklyn, NY 11201)