Partnered in Purpose, LLC ("Operator"), a Florida limited liability company and for-profit professional/commercial fundraiser, administers talentedteacher.org (the “Website”) and the operation of the associated Talented Teacher Competition ( the “Competition).
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS COMPETITION.
All Entrants must be individuals of Eligible Entry Age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by applicable law.
Officers, directors, and/or employees of Operator and Operator’s parent companies, CGCFcares, and any applicable charity/ies (collectively, the “Competition Entities”), along with their respective immediate family members (defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling) are ineligible to participate in the Competition as Competitors or Voters.
Any individual who has been declared the Grand Prize Winner (as defined below) in a Talented Teacher Competition within the past twenty-four (24) months (from the date the past competition winner was announced), shall be ineligible from entering or participating as a Competitor in the Competition.
Operator will take all reasonable steps to prohibit ineligible Entrants and/or Competitors from entering and/or participating in the Competition. Operator reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to determine Entrant eligibility or whether to deem an Entrant or Competitor ineligible to enter or participate in the Competition, at any time and for any reason whatsoever, including due to the Entrant or Competitor's inability to fulfill any obligation(s) as a Competitor or Winner (as defined below), as required by Operator and these Rules. By entering the Competition, Entrants/Competitors agree to Operator’s use of their name, biographical information, and any other materials submitted, including the Submitted Photographs (as defined below), for both online and offline direct marketing purposes in connection with the Competition.
BY REGISTERING TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, ENTRANTS/COMPETITORS GRANT OPERATOR A LIMITED, NON-EXCLUSIVE, AND NON-TRANSFERABLE LICENSE TO USE THE ENTRIES AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS SUBMITTED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUBMITTED PHOTOGRAPHS) IN ANY MANNER REASONABLY RELATED TO THE COMPETITION AND/OR FUTURE TALENTED TEACHER COMPETITIONS. INVALID, FALSE, OR DECEPTIVE ENTRIES OR PROFILES SHALL RENDER THOSE ENTRIES OR PROFILES INELIGIBLE. BY ENTERING THE COMPETITION, ENTRANTS/COMPETITORS REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT THEY HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE RULES AND MEET ANY/ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. OPERATOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ITS REASONABLE RELIANCE ON ENTRANTS'/COMPETITORS' REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
NOTICE: YOU HAVE NOT YET WON.
To enter, Nominators or Entrants must visit www.talentedteacher.org, to complete and submit an official nomination or entry form. Nominators must provide all information requested, including their name and the potential nominee's name and email address. Entrants must provide all information requested, including, at a minimum, at least one (1) or more photographs of the Entrant that conform to the specifications required below (the “Submitted Photographs”), using the upload tool and instructions provided.
Submitted Photographs must not infringe or violate any right of any third party or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy. Please check with the photographer and anyone appearing in the photographs, to make sure that you have the rights to submit the photographs. Submitted photos should not contain obscene or otherwise offensive content. The determination of whether any image exhibits obscene or offensive content is at the sole discretion of Operator. False, deceptive, or incomplete entries or information provided by Entrants or Competitors at any point relating to the Competition may render the entry ineligible, regardless of when the problem is discovered.
Upon submitting an entry form, Entrant agrees that Operator may contact the Entrant/Competitor, including via auto-dialer, email message, or text message, for any purpose relating to the Competition, including to request resubmission of one or more of the Submitted Photographs and/or to request that the Entrant submit additional images (“Additional Photographs”). Entrants/Competitors may contact Operator or reply “STOP”, to withdraw consent to be contacted via auto-dialer, email message, or text message, at any time. While Entrants may have assistance in entering data and uploading the Submitted Photographs, Entrants must otherwise complete the entry forms themselves. As set forth in greater detail below, submission of photographs and entry in the Competition constitutes consent to the use of the Submitted Photographs on the Website and digital apps, and otherwise in connection with Operator, the Competition, and its affiliated Competition partner brands, and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, for the full duration of the copyright in the applicable Submitted Photographs. By entering this Competition, Entrant represents and warrants that they are of Eligible Entry Age and own or control all necessary rights in the Submitted Photographs to grant Operator the rights described herein.
Submission of a qualifying entry grants Operator and its representatives and agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit, and/or modify such entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation and without consideration to Entrant. Submission of an entry further constitutes Entrant’s consent to grant to Operator a limited, non-transferable license, to use, adapt, edit, and/or modify the entry in any manner it so chooses and for any other purpose whatsoever, in connection with the Competition and any future competition(s).
Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disregarded, and any duplicates removed. Limit of one (1) Entrant per entry submission. Entrants may submit their entry forms and photographs using the above procedures anytime before (the “Entry Period”). After entering the Competition, the Submitted Photographs may be placed on the Website, where they may be viewed by visitors to the Website. Entrants/Competitors may be requested to submit Additional Photographs for publication on the Website, so long as such images do not display offensive content, are not obscene (as determined in the sole discretion of Operator), and do not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including but not limited to copyright, right of publicity, and right of privacy.
UPON ENTRY TO THE COMPETITION, COMPETITORS SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING VOTES AND/OR CASTING PAID VOTES FOR THEMSELVES.
OPERATOR WILL SELECT, IN ITS SOLE, ABSOLUTE, AND COMPLETE DISCRETION, WHICH ENTRANTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITION AS COMPETITORS. Upon entry, Competitors will be divided into groups and advance to the initial public voting round. Subsequent public voting rounds (individually a "Round" and, collectively, the “Rounds”) will progressively reduce the number of Competitors. Public voting begins in September 2023.
Group Prelims - Phase 1: September 17th - September 24th
● Public voting will help reduce each group to the top fifteen (20) Competitors.
Group Prelims - Phase 2: September 25th - October 1st
● Public voting will help reduce each group to the top fifteen (15) Competitors.
Group Prelims - Phase 3: October 2nd - October 8th
● Public voting will help reduce each group to the top fifteen (5) Competitors.
Group Finals: October 9th - October 15th
● Public voting will help reduce the total Competitors to one (1) preliminary winner in each Group Finals group, who will then advance to the Quarterfinals.
Group Satellite: October 16th - October 20th
● The runner-ups from each group will be placed in a new group. Votes will be reset, and public voting will determine the top Competitor to advance to from each group, who will then advance to the Quarterfinals.
Quarterfinals: October 22nd - October 29th
● The top Competitors from each group final and group satellite will be divided into groups. Votes will be reset, and public voting will determine who will advance to the semifinals.
Semifinals: October 29th - November 5th
● The top Competitors from each quarterfinal group final will be divided into a semifinal group. Votes will be reset, and public voting will determine the top 5 from the group, who will then advance to the Finals.
Finals: November 5th - November 12th
● Votes will be reset, and public voting will determine which Finalist will win the 2023 Talented Teacher Competition (the “Grand Prize Winner”). The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or around the week of Thanksgiving 2023.
Advancing Competitors for each Round and the Grand Prize Winner will be notified by email, telephone, or other means reasonably calculated to provide notice, including but not limited to via auto-dialer, email message, or text message. Entrants/Competitors consent to a background check that may be performed, at the sole discretion of Operator, to verify information provided by Entrants/Competitors and compliance with these Rules, or for other reasons related to the Competition. If you are selected as the Grand Prize Winner, your information may also be included on the Website and/or on a publicly available “Winners List”.
The one (1) verified Grand Prize Winner in the Competition will receive a prize package valued at an approximate maximum retail value (ARV) of $15,000.00, comprised of (a) a $5,000 cash honorarium; (b) a "Groceries for a Year " in four $1,500 shopping gift cards selected by Operator, valued at $5,000; and (c) the classroom stipend for materials or other teacher related items no lease than $2,500 but no more than $5,000 to be determined by Operator (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize Winner may refer to himself/herself as the “Talented Teacher” or the "Talented Teacher Winner" in written and/or descriptive materials. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the Website. By agreeing to appear as the winner of the Competition, the Grand Prize Winner consents to the use of their name, photos/videos (including the photo shoot, filming, interview, etc.), and/or likenesses for advertising and trade purposes in connection with the Talented Teacher including without limitation, the Talented Teacher Competition and in print and digital materials in the United States. In the event there is an occurrence beyond Operator’s control, including but not limited to a force majeure, or act of nature, etc., Operator may elect, in its sole discretion, to offer a cash equivalency for any portion of the Grand Prize, in substitution for the current Grand Prize as described herein in this Section. By accepting the prize package or money, the Grand Prize Winner acknowledges compliance with these Rules. To the extent that any United States federal and/or state income or other taxes apply to the value of the prize(s) and/or award(s) provided to the Grand Prize Winner, the Grand Prize Winner shall be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of such taxes. Actual/appraised value may differ from the ARV at time of Grand Prize award. Grand Prize Winner will not receive the difference between the actual value of the Grand Prize or any Grand Prize component and the ARV of such Grand Prize or Grand Prize component.
Operator reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to conduct additional promotions during the Competition (each, if any, an “Ancillary Promotion”, and collectively, the “Ancillary Promotions”). Ancillary Promotions, if any, may be conducted in a manner that may or may not be related to elements of the Competition. Prior to conducting, and throughout the duration of, any such Ancillary Promotion, Operator will provide the following information about any such Ancillary Promotion: ● Who can enter such Ancillary Promotions (e.g., Competitors only, Voters, the public, and/or combination of two or more of the foregoing categories); ● The entry period for such Ancillary Promotion; ● How and when the winner(s) of such Ancillary Promotion will be selected; and ● The prize(s) to be awarded to the potential winner(s) of such Ancillary Promotion, and all terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to the use or redemption, of any such prize(s). Examples of Ancillary Promotions may include, but are not limited to, promotions related to incentivizing individuals to enter the Competition or vote for Competitors in the Competition during a designated period. In addition to any specific Ancillary Promotion Rules, these Rules, to the extent applicable, shall govern the Ancillary Promotions.
Any potential Grand Prize or Ancillary Promotion Winner (“Potential Winner”) will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, Competitor release, and other documents (“Prize Claim Documents”). If any Potential Winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within fourteen (14) days of the delivery of prize notification(s), the Potential Winner may be disqualified, and an Alternate Winner may be determined/selected. If you are selected as a Grand Prize Winner, Alternate Winner, or Ancillary Promotion Winner, you consent to your information being included in a publicly available “Winner’s List”. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes the Winner’s irrevocable consent to Operator, its agents, successors, and assigns or other designee's use of the Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statement, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media or format, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any permission, notification, payment or consideration, except for the awarding of the prizes to the Winner. Operator is not responsible for any failure to notify Operator of any change in address of Entrant(s), Competitor(s), or Voter(s). By accepting a prize, the Winner agrees to maintain their behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices while participating in any Competition activity, including but not limited to participation in or use of a prize. The Winner understands and further agrees that Operator has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and/or remove the Winner from any activity at any time, if Operator determines that the Winner’s behavior at any point is disruptive or inappropriate, or may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation of Operator, or otherwise violates the policies of the prize providers.
If for any reason the Competition and/or any Round of the Competition cannot be executed as set forth in these Rules, including but not limited to, as a result of acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, pandemic or epidemic illness, disease, acts of terrorism, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other factors that may corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Competition, and/or if the Competition is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Operator reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend, and/or modify the Competition and/or any Round of the Competition with or without prior notice, and Operator shall not in any way be responsible or liable for any such cancellation, termination, suspension, and/or modification of the Competition and/or any phase of the Competition. Further, if the Competition is terminated before the original end date, Operator reserves the right, in its sole discretion to modify the procedure for selecting the Winner(s), unless the nature of the event giving rise to such termination renders it impossible to select the Winner(s).
By participating in the Competition as Competitor or Voter, you understand that a Competition withdraw request or request for removal from the Competition can take up to forty-eight (48) hours to be processed and that a profile may still remain active during this length of time. Voters and Competitors both acknowledge and agree that no refunds will be given upon a Competitor’s request for removal from the Competition. As such, Operator does not encourage withdrawal or voluntary removal from the Competition, as this does a disservice to Voters. By voting, you understand and acknowledge that no refunds will be offered should a Competitor be eliminated, disqualified, or willingly withdraw from the Competition. Voters acknowledge that there are no exceptions to this policy.
Since the Competition will be decided based upon votes the public casts, there are no refunds once a vote is cast. As a Voter, you are responsible for understanding this policy. To maintain the integrity of the Competition, there will be no exceptions to this policy. All donations are immediately final and non-refundable. By making a donation, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to the Competition's "No Refund Policy", as written in herein.
The Competition is operated as part of a fundraising campaign (“Campaign”) for CGCFcares, a United States 501(c)(3) public charity organization. Donations raised from votes by donation cast during this Competition go directly to CGCFcares, which will subsequently grant the donations, minus Competition fees (29.5%) and variable costs (including payment processing fees, operating and prize costs, etc., not to exceed 20.5%), which shall include a nominal percentage (1%) retained by CGCFcares, to the Designated Grantee listed below. CGCFcares retains exclusive custody and control over all funds raised during the Competition. Donations funds are immediately received by CGCFcares, upon votes being cast. CGCFcares then distributes the donations to the Designated Grantee (minus fees, costs, etc.), within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of the Competition. VOTER DONATION CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.
The Designated Grantee for the Competition are the teachers for this competition who have a mission to reach and teach as many children as possible.
If you have any questions or comments about the Competition as outlined above, or would like to request the name of the Grand Prize Winner, please contact Operator here.
This Competition is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram, and is operated solely by Partnered in Purpose, on behalf of CGCFcares.
Operated by Partnered in Purpose for CGCFcares (20-3887011), a nationally registered public charity which will give grants to the Teachers of this competition