Participants aged 18 and up are eligible to win a prize ("Prize") after submitting a comment underneath the specified blog post (defined below). By entering this Wolfram|Alpha Teachers' App Contest ("Contest"), participants agree to accept and be bound by these Rules.
On August 19, 2011, Wolfram Alpha LLC ("W|A") will launch the Contest. Participants may submit entries until 5pm U.S. central time, August 30, 2011 ("Entry Deadline"). To participate, entrants must post a comment on the "Wolfram|Alpha Goes Back to School—for Teachers" blog post stating how the use of Wolfram|Alpha has positively affected their teaching or their students' learning, in 100 words or less. All entries must be submitted via the comment feature on the specified blog post; must contain the user's first and last name, the school district, grade level, and subject taught in, and a valid email address; and must be received by W|A prior to the Entry Deadline. After the Entry Deadline, W|A will select a grand-prize winner ("Winner") who will get to choose from any one of the Wolfram Course Assistant Apps for every student in his or her classroom, up to a maximum of 35 copies. The grand-prize winner ("Winner") will be announced on September 7, 2011 on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog.
W|A encourages creative and interesting comments on how Wolfram|Alpha is being used in the classroom for the purpose of entry submission. However, any Comment that is submitted with vulgar, profane, or otherwise inappropriate text or imagery (at the sole discretion of W|A) will not be eligible for the Contest.
The winner will be chosen at the conclusion of the Contest's time period based on the subjective creative evaluation of the W|A team.
The Winner will be announced on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog on September 7, 2011, and will be also be contacted via email. At W|A's sole discretion, a replacement Winner may be selected if: (i) any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a Winner declines his or her prize, or (iii) a Winner is determined to be ineligible for any reason.
The winner will receive the prize indicated above. In the event that the prize is a type of which a Winner cannot use because of licensing or other technical issues, the Winner shall have two options: (i) assign, but not sell, the prize to a colleague or associate, or (ii) accept a replacement prize of equal or lesser value as offered by W|A. The Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all applicable taxes incurred by the acceptance of any prize.
By entering this Contest, participants grant W|A and its designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities of residence, and biographical information, without compensation, notification, or permission, for the purpose of advertising and publicity in any and all media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. Further, participants grant W|A and its designees unlimited, sublicensable, exclusive, perpetual, and worldwide right to use any submission materials including images, images or other photographic representation of themselves for the purpose of running the Contest, or any advertising and publicity thereof in any and all media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity.
Once the Winner has been determined, the winning name will be posted on the Wolfram|Alpha Blog.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA LAW SHALL APPLY. SPECIFICALLY, THE ILLINOIS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law.