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Nonprofit of the Year Rules & Regulations 2018

No purchase is necessary to enter this contest. In addition to the requirements set forth below, the AZ Foothills Nonprofit of the Year Contest, or “Contest”, is open to all Arizona nonprofit organizations and charities, except the directors, officers, agents and employees of Media That Deelivers and their respective affiliated and associated entities and members of their respective immediate families living in the same household.

By nominating or voting for an Arizona nonprofit organization or charity, participants are accepting the terms and conditions of these Rules and agree to be bound by them. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. AZ Foothills and Media That Deelivers, Inc. reserve the right to interpret votes how they see fit, withdraw or suspend any entrants, change any functionality or feature on the Web site and revise these terms and conditions at any time and without notice.

NOMINATIONS

To nominate a nonprofit organization or charity for the contest, e-mail nonprofit@azfoothills.com by February 28, 2018.

Each e-mailed nomination must include the following to be considered:

1) Organization name and description/mission statement.

2) Contact info, including organization, agency or PR representative name, address, URL, phone number, e-mail address, and social media accounts. 

All entry information becomes the property of AZ Foothills and Media That Deelivers upon entry. All entries must be received by the Nomination Deadlines.

Nonprofit of the Year 2018 Nomination Deadline ends on 11:59:59 a.m. (Arizona time) on February 28, 2018 (“2018 Nomination Deadline”).

NOMINEES

All nominated contest entrants will be evaluated initially by Arizona Foothills Directors. All finalist choices are at the discretion of our staff, as those featured need to uphold the standards and integrity of Arizona Foothills. All nominees will be notified via e-mail and Twitter (if applicable). Any Nominee can withdraw from this contest at any time.

VOTING

AZ Foothills will select Nonprofit of the Year nominees whose organization name will be placed on our Web site for voting. Voting will take place between 12:00:01 p.m. (Arizona time) on March 5, 2018 through 11:59:59 a.m. (Arizona time) on April 27, 2018.

Organizations, individuals and supporters of Valley nonprofits are all welcome to vote once per day per e-mail address within the two-month period. A vote is counted each time a visitor clicks the “Vote” button associated with each nominee. The winner is the contestant with the most votes as the clock strikes 12:00:00 PM on April 27, 2018.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Bot activity and mechanical voting is not an acceptable form of voting. If this type of false voting is detected by our server, the associated IP address will be banned from voting. AZ Foothills and Media That Deelivers, Inc. reserve the right to disqualify any contestant suspected in partaking in this type of activity, or any other voting activity they deem unfair. 

NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR WINNERS

The organization with the most votes shall win the Nonprofit of the Year title. The winner will be notified in May 2018 and shall receive:

1) A feature in the Summer/Fall 2018 “Society” print issue of AZ Foothills

  • Size of feature is to be determined.
  • Word count, photo inclusion and story details are never guaranteed
  • Editors reserve the right to choose additional nonprofit organizations to feature, outside of contest winner
  • Winner will not be given the opportunity to see or approve editorial features
  • Winner need not contact AZ Foothills or Media That Deelivers, Inc. Our editors will contact winner as needed.

2) The right to use AZ Foothills “Nonprofit of the Year 2017 Winner” logo on all advertisements, on the Web and in their organization indefinitely

  • Logo will be made available to winner via e-mail after the conclusion of voting
  • Promotional opportunities in the upcoming year, for “Nonprofit of the Year” winner only
  • These opportunities may include special events and other marketing endeavors
  • These events are to be determined and not guaranteed

3) A $100,000 media sponsorship package from AZ Foothills 

  • Specifics of the media sponsorship will be determined between the winning organization and AZ Foothills Directors after the completion of the contest.
  • Media sponsorship prize package will be in media and advertising only, no cash donation.
  • Media and advertising options are subject to AZ Foothills current offerings and availability, requests outside current offerings are not guaranteed.
  • AZ Foothills Directors reserve the right to support additional nonprofit organizations with media sponsorships, outside of contest winner

The second organization with the most votes shall be named “Runner Up” and will receive a mention in the Summer/Fall 2018 “Society” issue and $25,000 media sponsorship from AZ Foothills.

The third organization with the most votes shall be named “Third Place Winner” and will receive a mention in the Summer/Fall 2018 “Society” issue and a $10,000 media sponsorship from AZ Foothills.

All above stipulations that apply to the first place winner will also apply to the “Runner Up” and “Third Place Winner” (i.e. feature in the Summer/Fall 2018 “Society” issue and AZ Foothills media sponsorship package).

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

Additional prizes may be contributed for the winners, depending on the depth of participation by “Nonprofit of the Year” sponsors.

PRIZE TERMS & CONDITIONS

All prizes and benefits of any kind awarded herein, including without limitation, must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable, not for resale, and have no cash surrender value. No cash or prize substitution is allowed for all or any portion of the Prizes awarded hereunder except at the discretion of the Sponsors. Prizes cannot be refunded, transferred, reissued, revalidated or combined with any other offer and must be accepted as is. Prizes must be claimed within one month of the award of the Prizes. No rain checks shall be provided. The Sponsors reserve the right, in the event that the Prizes, or any component thereof, cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize or component of a prize of equal or greater value, without liability. In the event that any prize winners hereunder do not use any portion of the Prizes, there will be no refund, extension, transfer, substitution or any kind of compensation provided.  

All Contest entrants and participants must comply with these Rules.  By entering or participating in this Contest, all entrants and participants irrevocably grant to the AZ Foothills the right to include their name and information on any AZ Foothills mailing lists and to use their name in any publicity carried out by AZ Foothills, and agree to grant to AZ Foothills a non-exclusive irrevocable license and right to incorporate, use and reproduce their photograph, voice, name and likeness in whole or in part in and in connection with the advertising, exhibiting, marketing, promotion and exploitation of AZ Foothills business in any manner, in all media throughout the world. Individuals who do not wish that their personal information be used for such promotional and publicity purposes (otherwise unrelated to the Contest) are required to so indicate in writing to AZ Foothills at the following address: Media That Deelivers, 7007 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 ATTN: NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR.

In no event shall Sponsors, or their respective affiliated and associated entities, be held liable for any delays or cancellations due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control. Contest entrants and participants assume all liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest, or the use or misuse of any prize granted herein, including any all and losses, damages, claims, actions and causes of action with respect to any prize so granted including without limitation, all liability and risks in connection with travel. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, by entering or participating in this Contest, entrants and participants release and forever discharge Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and advisors and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, from any and all damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind whatsoever arising in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Contest, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, assume no responsibility for lost, stolen, mutilated, late, misdirected or ineligible entry forms or for any computer, online, human or technical malfunctions that may occur in the administration of the Contest. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of the Sponsors, or their respective affiliated and associated entities, or any act corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute and sole discretion, to disqualify an individual and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, shall not be responsible under any condition whatsoever for any problems or technical malfunctions relating to the Contest or for any printing or typographical errors or problems in connection with any Contest-related materials.

Any attempt by anyone to damage or disrupt the Contest shall be considered a violation under criminal and civil law. Sponsors and their respective affiliated and associated entities, reserve the right to seek damages or other remedies against such person. In the event of any dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, entries will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted during entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Contest Winner may be required to provide AZ Foothills with proof that the Contest Winner are the authorized account holders of the e-mail address associated with the winning entries, or forfeit any prize awarded hereunder. It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to notify AZ Foothills in writing at the address indicated above if she changes her address, e-mail address or telephone number. All corrections must be received prior to the Entry Deadline. All monetary amounts referenced herein are in US dollars.

The Rules & Regulations of this contest are subject to change at any time. All prizes affiliated with this contest have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash, advertising or any alternate promotions.