EduCup Contest Details

I. EduCup Contest Details and Rules

Over the course of this two-week challenge, beginning May 18, 2020 at 12:00am EDT and concluding May 29, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT, students will be asked to participate in one or more digital learning courses provided by EVERFI that cover various topic areas, including: STEM, character development, math and literacy, compassion, leadership, digital and mental wellness and healthy lifestyles. Participation, as it relates to the contest, is defined as beginning one of the digital courses. 

Each student’s participation, per course, will count as a point towards their Region’s point total. Example: Participation in three (3) courses will be three (3) points for their region. There will be four (4) regions defined for the EduCup Challenge: EduCup North, EduCup South, EduCup East and EduCup West. Regions are comprised of U.S. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canadian Provinces (for the North, East and West) based on their geographic location. Each Region is defined below. The winning Region is defined as the Region with the most points at the end of the contest period. 

After participating in the digital course(s), students are invited to submit a contest entry related to their course experience. Students will visit www.educupchallenge.com and complete the digital entry form found here in order to submit their contest entry. These submissions will be in the form of a Q&A set or picture, depending on the digital course completed. Course participation is not a substitute for the contest entry and a Q&A set or picture must be submitted through the contest entry form for consideration in the contest. Six (6) individual winners, one winner per league partner and associated with the digital courses listed in Section III, will be selected from the winning region as defined by the Region with the most points by the end of the contest period. Those six (6) winners will receive either a $2,500 college scholarship or a laptop/tablet based on age, location, and curricula and will be featured by EVERFI and their affiliates. Details on prizes are found below in Section III.

II. Entry Submission

To submit a contest entry, students will visit educupchallenge.com and complete the digital entry form, linked here. Entries will be solely evaluated based on this submission, and no course participation including course results (i.e. in the EduCup Challenge itself) and/or social media posts factor into the evaluation. Students may enter one (1) entry per course they participated in. Details on submission forms by course are as follows:

Students will complete the following Q&A set when submitting an entry form for the following digital courses: Actions Matter, Hockey Scholar, Character Playbook, Ignition, and Mental Wellness Basics.

  1. What was your favorite part of this course and why?
  2. What module did you enjoy most?
  3. How will you apply lessons you learned in this course in the real world?
  4. Tell us about your career or college aspirations.

Students will submit a picture illustrating the respective prompt when submitting an entry form for the following digital courses: Summer Slugger, Compassion and Healthier Me.

  • Prompt for Summer Slugger: “Show your creativity, and draw a baseball stadium using only circles, triangles and squares.” Upload one-page drawing:
  • Prompt for Compassion: “Show us how you practice compassion with your friends and family.” Upload one-page drawing:
  • Prompt for Healthier Me Image: “Show us how you build a healthy plate for you and your family members!” Upload one-page drawing:

 

III. Winning Entry Selection

All entries from within the winning Region – the Region with the most participants taking EVERFI courses during the contest period - will be evaluated and the winning entries will be selected by 11:59pm EDT on June 5, 2020. There will be one entry selected per League Partner and associated with the respective EVERFI curriculum listed below. These six (6) winners will be eligible for the following prizes*:

$2,500 Scholarship - NHL/NHLPA – Hockey Scholar

$2,500 Scholarship - NFL/United Way - Character Playbook

$2,500 Scholarship - MLS - Actions Matter

$2,500 Scholarship - NLL – Digital Wellness &  Mental Wellness Basics

Laptop/ Tablet - MLB - Summer Slugger 

Laptop/ Tablet - Premier League - Compassion Project/ Healthier Me

*Only US citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents 13 and over are eligible to receive a 529 Plan Scholarship Gift Card. Students 12 and under and all Canadian citizens or legal residents of Canada are eligible to receive a laptop/ tablet with an approximate retail value of $1,000 USD for all curricula listed above.

A committee of EVERFI judges will select the winners from the region with the most points no later than 11:59pm EDT Friday, June 5, 2020. Entries will be judged based on creativity, the content of the message, quality of writing, and demonstrated understanding of course concepts. Six (6) winners in total will be selected. With prior written approval from a winner’s parent or legal guardian, winning entries and the winner’s name and likeness may be featured by EVERFI, the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, United Way Worldwide, the Premier League, and the National Lacrosse League and their affiliates. Winners will each receive a 529 College Savings Scholarship or Laptop/Tablet, based on age eligibility and/or home country. Winners will be notified no later than 5:00pm EDT on June 9, 2020 and announced via www.educupchallenge.com at 12:00pm EDT on June 10, 2020. Prizes will be distributed upon completion of the authorization form by the winning child’s parent or legal guardian.

IV. Eligibility

This contest is open to any U.S. citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents or Canadian citizens or permanent legal residents of Canada  (excluding residents of Quebec) who participate in an EVERFI course (Summer Slugger, Character Playbook, Hockey Scholar, Healthier Me, Compassion Project, Actions Matter, Ignition, or Mental Wellness Basics) between 12:00am EDT May 18, 2020 and 11:59pm EDT May 29, 2020. Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EDT May 29, 2020.

V. Terms and Conditions

Entrants are eligible to win no more than one prize regardless of the number of entries. Winners age 13 and over and US citizens or permanent legal U.S. residents will receive a 529 College Savings gift card. Winners age 12 and under or outside the U.S. (regardless of age) will receive a tablet or laptop. If a Canadian citizen or permanent legal resident of Canada wins a prize, that person must also answer correctly, within a 5-minute time period, a mathematical skill-testing question without the benefit of any calculating devices, before the prize will be awarded.  For more information about the gift cards, visit www.leafsavings.com. Please note that gift cards will be awarded in United States dollars, regardless of where the student resides. Winners will be emailed an authorization form along with a W9 or W8 tax form (as applicable) that a parent or guardian must complete and return within three weeks in order to receive any prizes. Prizes may not be resold, are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. EVERFI reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable or greater value in the event a prize or any portion thereof becomes unavailable for any reason. Void where prohibited. Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of EverFi, Inc., the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, United Way Worldwide, the Premier League, and the National Lacrosse League and their respective member clubs and members of any such person’s immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) are not eligible to enter or win. EVERFI reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry containing any obscene, offensive or otherwise inappropriate comments or other matter.

EVERFI and its affiliates may share the content of the submitted contest entry anonymously and with no personal identifiers with the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, United Way Worldwide, the Premier League, and the National Lacrosse League. By submitting any content to the contest, entrants hereby represent and warrant that the submitted materials do not and shall not infringe on any copyright or other right of any third party.

Parents or legal guardians of each winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release granting EVERFI, the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, United Way Worldwide, the Premier League, and the National Lacrosse League and its affiliates the right to attribute the submitted contest entry to a student’s name. Scholarship applicants must be at least 13 years of age as of May 18, 2020. This promotion is sponsored solely by EVERFI, Inc., located at 2300 N Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20037.  EVERFI reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to terminate any contest at any time without prior notice. No Purchase Necessary.

VI. Release and Limitation of Liability

By participating in the EduCup Contest, entrants agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless EverFi, Inc., the National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Football League, United Way Worldwide, the Premier League, the National Lacrosse League and each of their respective member clubs, and any of the foregoing’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, members, partners, shareholders, owners, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against - and hereby waive any right to pursue -  any claim or cause of action of any nature arising out of participation in the EduCup Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry or (b) errors in the administration of the EduCup Contest or delivery or the processing of entries. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

VII. Governing Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these contest details, rules and terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the District of Columbia without regard to the choice of law provisions thereof.

Appendix

Regional Breakdown:

Region  State/Province
Team North (CA) Manitoba
Team North (CA) Nunavut
Team North (CA) Saskatchewan
Team North IA
Team North IL
Team North IN
Team North MN
Team North MO
Team North ND
Team North NE
Team North OH
Team North SD
Team North WI
Team South CO
Team South NM
Team South KS
Team South OK
Team South TX
Team South LA
Team South AR
Team South Puerto Rico
Team South GA
Team South KY
Team South NC
Team South VA
Team South SC
Team South FL
Team South VA
Team East ME
Team East VT
Team East PA
Team East DC
Team East MD
Team East DE
Team East NJ
Team East NY
Team East CT
Team East MA
Team East RI
Team East (CA) Ontario
Team East (CA)Newfoundland and Labrador
Team East (CA) New Brunswick
Team East (CA) Nova Scotia
Team East (CA) Price Edward County 
Team West (CA) Alberta
Team West (CA) Northwest Territories
Team West (CA)British Columbia
Team West (CA)Yukon
Team West CA
Team West AK
Team West AZ
Team West ID
Team West MT
Team West NV
Team West OR
Team West UT
Team West WA
Team West WY