2018-2019 Vocabulary.com Vocabulary Bowl

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.

PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: Promotion open only to students and teachers at accredited K-12 schools in the United States or Canada. By participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Void where prohibited.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins at 12 AM (GMT) on October 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (AoE) on April 30, 2019. Thinkmap, D/B/A Vocabulary.com ("Sponsor") is not responsible for unsuccessful attempts to enter. The server operated by Sponsor is the official clock for this Promotion.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, sign up to play Vocabulary.com, and choose your school from the list of schools available. After this point, any words that you master will count towards your school's total.

MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY / HIGH SCHOOL DIVISIONS: For the purposes of this competition, a school will be considered in the HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION if it serves students in the 12th grade. Otherwise, it will be considered in the MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION.

DIVISIONS I, II and III: For the purposes of this competition, a school will be considered in DIVISION I if full-time enrollment is 1000 students or more, in DIVISION II if full-time enrollment is from 500 - 999 students, or in DIVISION III if full-time enrollment is up to 499 students.

WINNING: Two schools, one in the HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION and one in the MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION whose students have signed up correctly on Vocabulary.com and have collectively mastered the most words on Vocabulary.com during the Promotional Period will be declared the winner.

The top ten schools in the HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION and the MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION whose students have signed up correctly on Vocabulary.com and have collectively mastered the most words on Vocabulary.com during the Promotional Period will be recognized as HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION or MIDDLE & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION top ten schools.

The top ten schools in DIVISIONS I, II and III whose students have signed up correctly on Vocabulary.com and have collectively mastered the most words on Vocabulary.com during the Promotional Period will be recognized as DIVISIONS I, II and III top ten schools.

The school in each U.S. state, each U.S. territory, and each Canadian Province whose students have signed up correctly on Vocabulary.com and have collectively mastered the most words on Vocabulary.com during the Promotional Period will be recognized as state/territory/province champion. A minimum of 500 words must be mastered by students at the school during the promotional period for the school to be eligible for state/territory/province champion.

Sponsor has the right to audit results. If Sponsor determines that there has been any kind of unusual activity or cheating that results in artificially increased scores, including but not limited to using automated methods or enlisting people other than enrolled students, the Sponsor, in its sole judgment, can disqualify entrants, reduce the scores of a particular school, or implement another remedy. Prize winners are solely responsible for all taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prize received, including federal and state income taxes. Prize winners will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. Prize winners will be notified by telephone and/or by email. If the affidavit and release are not received by Sponsor within 7 business days following notification, an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZES/VALUE/ODDS: The prize for each of the two winners is one trophy, one banner, and 100 medals. The value of this prize is approximately $2,000 USD. The prize for each division top ten school and each state/territory/provincial champion is one banner. The value of each banner is approximately $100 USD.

In the case that a school wins multiple divisions, they will receive only the highest prize available for that division.

Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. For the name of the winner, go to https://www.vocabulary.com/bowl within 30 days of the end of the Promotional Period.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Except where prohibited by law, winner grants permission to Sponsor, and those acting under Sponsor's authority the right to the use of its name, along with relevant information and photographs, 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, and is not transferable or exchangeable. Sponsor 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 Promotion does not run as intended by Sponsor due to, without limitation, errors in these Official Rules or advertising for this Promotion, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor that, in the sole judgment of Sponsor, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor's decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS: Sponsor is not responsible for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Promotion, as solely determined by the Sponsors, will be disqualified. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion, and select the winners from entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsors. Neither Sponsor nor its respective agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, and assume no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or use of the entry webpage.

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (AND ARE HEREBY RELEASED WITH RESPECT TO) ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY/DEATH ARISING OUT OF THIS PROMOTION, USE/ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIZE, AND PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

By entering, entrants agree at all times to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, injuries, death, accidents, losses or damages of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from any and all activity related to entering and/or participating in this Promotion or from the acceptance or use of prize.

This Promotion is operated by Thinkmap, D/B/A Vocabulary.com, the Sponsor

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This competition is governed by the laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this competition must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class-action suits.

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