2020 Coach Excellence Award
Official Contest Rules
September 9th, 2020 — November 9th, 2020
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Coach Excellence Award(“Contest”) will begin on September 9th, 2020 at 12:00am and end on November 9th, 2020 at 11:59pm (“Contest Period”). All times in the Contest refer to Eastern Time (“ET”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Open only to permanent, legal United States residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or have reached the legal age of majority under applicable law as of the start of the Contest Period. Nominee must currently be a coach of a youth sport to children ages 5-18. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include SportsEngine, TrueSport, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest. For purposes of clarity, the Nominee (defined below), not the Nominator (defined below), will be deemed the winner of the Contest.
HOW TO ENTER
As part of your Entry (defined below), you (“Nominator”) will be required to submit a nomination statement answering (4) questions related to the coach being nominated. The total length of nomination statement shall be no more than 250 words. (“Statement”) nominating an individual (“Nominee”) on the following theme: “HOW YOUR COACH EXEMPLIFIES TRUESPORT VALUES” (“Theme”). A Nominee must be eighteen (18) years of age at the time of the applicable Nomination. Your Statement must be original (that is, written by you) and must be submitted in the English language as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Contest. Only single authored Statements will be accepted. You must have the permission of any person (e.g., the Nominee) who appears, or is identified or otherwise referred to, in your Statement.
To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period, visit the SportsEngine website located at https://www.sportsengine.com/coach-excllence-award/ (“Website”), and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your full name, e-mail address, phone number and Statement (the “Entry”). If you choose to submit an Entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities. All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged.
By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statement will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statements do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the SportsEngine page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statement.
Entries must be received before November 9th, 2020 at 11:59pm to be eligible for the Contest. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest. You may enter (1) one time during the Contest Period. Multiple entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional entries. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including but not limited to illegible handwriting, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
JUDGING; WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
On or about November 15th, 2020 three (3) or more qualified judges selected by Sponsors (“Judges”) will review all eligible Entries received during the Contest Period and select one (1) potential winner (“Winner,” collectively “Winners”) based on the following (4) four questions based on a (5) five point scale and an overall (10) ten additional points for completeness and clarity of the entire entry (“Judging Criteria”):
How does your coach inspire you to keep playing your sport, even when there may not be competitions or practices? Please provide specific examples on innovative ways your coach encouraged/motivated/connected with you and your team both on and off the field?
What does your coach mean to you, and how have they made a difference in your life? What have you come to appreciate about your coach and team that maybe you did not realize until youth sport were put on hold?
How does your coach contribute to their community? (e.g. Does your coach promote service as a team to your community? Does your coach volunteer for other youth sport organizations or hold leadership positions in your community?)
Tell us in your words how your coach encouraged resilience and optimism during COVID-19 restrictions.
SCORING TOOL SCALES
5 Point Scale
- 5 The submission case was outstanding for this aspect
- 4 The submission case was well-done
- 3 The submission case adequately met the expectation for this aspect
- 2 This aspect of the project was less than adequate
- 1 The submission barely addressed this aspect
- 0 This aspect of the submission was not addressed
10 Point Scale
- 10 The submission was outstanding in every aspect
- 8/9 The submission was well-done
- 6/7 The submission adequately met the expectation
- 4/5 The submission case was less than adequate
- 2/3 The submission case only barely addressed the aspects
- 0/1 The submission case did not address the aspects[CD2]
For purposes of clarity, the Nominee will be deemed the winner of the Contest. The selection and review process may occur on a rolling basis as Entries are received. In the event of a tie, the Judges will break the tie by selecting the tied entrant who received the highest points from the Judges for Originality. Sponsors reserve the right to extend the Contest Entry Period if the Contest does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify selected Winner via the Nominator, by contacting the Nominator at the email address or phone number Nominator submitted at the time of Entry. Sponsors may share entrants’ and/or potential Winners’ names and contact information with Contest Entities and/or any Prize Provider, as applicable, if necessary. Winners will be required as a condition of continued eligibility to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Waiver of Liability, and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found ineligible, cannot or does not comply with the foregoing requirements and these Official Rules, if Prize (defined below) or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or does not satisfactorily execute all of the Contest Documents, such potential Winner will be disqualified and Sponsors will award the Prize (defined below) to the runner-up.
There will be three (3) prizes awarded, consisting of the following:
(1) One Grand Prize of $2,500 cash award plus a visit from a TrueSport Olympic Ambassador (“Grand Prize”)
(2) Two Secondary Prizes of $500 cash awards plus a taped congratulation for that coach (“Secondary Prizes”)
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of the Grand Prize is Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($2500) and ERV of the Secondary Prize is Five Hundred dollars ($500). ERV of all Prizes is Three Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($3,500). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the tax year in which Prize was won (for prizes worth more than six hundred dollars ($600)).
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute Prize (or portion thereof) with a similar prize (or prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner(s). Prize cannot be transferred by Winner(s) or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner(s). If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner(s) may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and, (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. Sponsors may require and potential Winner must be willing to voluntarily submit to and complete a background check as a condition of continued eligibility.
THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
For the names of the Winners, available after December 9th 2020, visit https://www.sportsengine.com, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 20th, 2021 to: SportsEngine Inc, 807 Broadway St. NE #300 Attn: Contest Winner