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Participation in the “Girl Rising Creative Challenge” (the “Challenge”) constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and the decisions of Sponsor (as defined below), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. The Challenge is sponsored by Girl Rising, a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation (the “Sponsor”), located at 114 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

CHALLENGE PERIOD. Challenge begins at 12:01 AM EST on May 22, 2018 and entries must be received by August 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (“Challenge Period”). Sponsor’s computer shall be the official time-keeping device for the Challenge. 

ELIGIBILITY. This Challenge is only open to persons who, as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry, are at the legal age of majority. For those who are not at the legal age of majority as of the date of entry, a parent or legal guardian must provide an electronic signature and electronic contact information on the submission form. This Challenge is not open to residents and/or citizens of Canada. Trustees, directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor and HP, Inc. (“HP”), or their respective affiliates, or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, including the immediate family and persons residing in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. By participating in the Challenge, the entrant agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Rules, and represents and warrants that he or she meets the eligibility requirements in these Rules. In addition, entrant agrees to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Challenge and operation of this Challenge. This

HOW TO ENTER. To enter the Challenge, during the Challenge Period entrant must (i) access (the “Website”) and click on the button “enter Challenge”; and (ii) complete and submit the online Challenge form by submitting all required information, including their contact information (including entrant’s full name, entrant’s mail address, entrant’s email address, entrant’s gender, entrant’s birth date, entrant’s phone number), answering a short series of questions, and uploading an original creative work through the Website, including either a video (2 minutes or less) (“Video”), audio/music recording (2 minutes or less) (“Recording”), artwork/photograph (up to 3 images) (“Artwork”) or essay (250 words or less) (“Essay,” and together with the Video, Recording, Artwork, each, a “Submission”). Entrants who are under the age of eighteen (18) must comply with the PARENTAL RELEASE requirements set forth below.  All Submissions must comply with SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS specified below. Submissions, including entrant’s email and any provided information, are subject to the Sponsor’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including all other policies incorporated therein, which are incorporated herein by reference.

Parental Release.  If entrant is under the age of eighteen (18), Sponsor must obtain the permission, consent and release from a parent or legal guardian of such entrant before such entrant will be allowed to enter the Challenge.  If an entrant who is under the age of 18 is interested in participating in the Challenge, he or she must have their parent or legal guardian complete the parental release form available on the Website (the “Parental Release”) by filling in all required information, including entrant’s name, parent/legal guardian’s name, address and signature, and date, and deliver it to Sponsor by email to  Parental Release must be received by Sponsor on or before the end of the Challenge Period in order for entrant to be eligible to enter the Challenge.

Submission Requirements.  Entrant represents and warrants that their Submission or any portions thereof (including any text, music, artwork, set designs, graphics or similar) is entrant’s original work which has not been copied from others and does not violate the rights of any other person or entity, has not been previously unpublished, and the entrant has the right and power to enter the Challenge and perform all the obligations. Videos and Recordings must not be larger than 500 MB. Video files must be in MOV or MP4 format.  Recording files must be MP3. For best results, Videos should be in 16 x 9 aspect ratio.  Videos and Recordings must be in English.  If any person whose name, voice, likeness or persona is referenced, shown or otherwise captured in the Submission, entrant must secure the written consent of such person(s), and, if such person(s) are under the age of majority, also the consent of such person(s) parent/guardian.  Each entrant is solely responsible from obtaining from all other applicable individuals, governmental bodies, or other entities any and all required rights, releases, consents, clearances, licenses and other authorizations necessary to exploit and otherwise submit the Submission, and use and publish the Submission, in any and all forms of media, including, but not limited, location releases. 

Entrant further represents and warrants that their Submission adheres to the fundamental spirit of the Challenge and does not (i) contain any defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful matter, (ii) depict anyone engaged in any illegal, immoral or lewd act, (iii) contain any nudity, profanity, violent or pornographic material or any other inappropriate content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), (iv) any express or implied commercial endorsement; (v) any derogatory characterization of any person or group based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, mental or physical disability, citizenship, creed, national origin, physical appearance, political affiliation, union membership, or other unethical or unlawful factors; (vi) depictions of any conduct, language or other context not in keeping with Sponsor’s image; or (vii) material that defames or invades publicity rights or privacy of any person living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights, including, without limitation, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights. A Submission will not be accepted if it includes any trademarks, trade dress, logos, copyrighted material or any other intellectual property of any individual, company, or other entity or which may imply a false association or sponsorship or violate the intellectual property rights of others or imply a false association or sponsorship. Entrants are solely responsible for any copyright infringement or other violation of law and the Sponsor’s use of the Submission.  Entrants acknowledge that any breach or violation of these Official Rules, or a third party asserting rights to any Submission, shall immediately disqualify the entrant during any phase of the Contest.  ENTRANTS SHOULD NOT INCLUDE THEIR NAME, CONTACT INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IN THE SUBMISSION, OR ANY PART THEREOF, AS THE SUBMISSIONS MAY BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE.  SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE SUBMISSIONS TO REMOVE SUCH INFORMATION AND/OR DEEM THE SUBMISSIONS VOID AND ILLEGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE. There is no limit to the number of unique entries per person or per e-mail address during the Challenge Period, however, entrants may not purposefully submit duplicate Submissions. Any submission that does not comply with the rules may be disqualified at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. During the Challenge Period, Submissions will be judged by a panel of judges comprised of Sponsor and HP employees and affiliates. Up to 50 finalists (“Finalists”) will advance to a second round of judging on or about September 1, 2018 by a panel of representatives selected by Sponsor and HP. Finalist Submissions will be scored on a scale of 0-10 based on the following criteria: creativity and originality of submission (3 points) and potential for impact of an individual’s action taken in support of gender equality (7 points). Sponsor will declare potential winners (“Potential Winners”) from among the Submissions receiving the highest overall scores, and in Sponsor’s discretion. Any Potential Winner will be notified by e-mail. The Potential Winners, or if the Potential Winner is a minor, his/her parent or guardian, will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) within seven (7) days of date of issuance. 

If a Potential Winner, within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first attempts to notify him/her: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond; (iii) refuses the prize; (iv) fails to complete, execute and deliver the Affidavit/Release; (v) prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; and/or (iv) is not otherwise in compliance with the Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, Sponsor may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Challenge, including without limitation the execution of any required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared a “winner” of the Challenge (“Winner”).

PRIZE DESCRIPTION. 12 Winners will be selected. Four (4) Winners will receive: (i) publication of their Submission on and (ii) an HP Sprocket Photo Printer. Four (4) winners will receive: (i) publication of their Submission on, (ii) an HP Sprocket Photo Printer and (iii) a $1,000 micro-grant. Four (4) winners will receive: (i) publication of their Submission on, (ii) an HP Sprocket Photo Printer and (iii) a $2,000 micro-grant.

TAXES; OTHER COSTS. The winning entrant acknowledges that he or she is ultimately responsible for all country, federal, state and local taxes due in relation to the prize.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize $2,500.00 USD.  Total ARV for all prizes: $30,000.  Any item, cost or expense not specifically listed as part of the prize is the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Each entrant understands that the Sponsor or its respective agents may advise the local tax authority of the value of the prize awarded to entrants and/or entrant’s participation in the Contest.  If applicable, entrant understands that prior to being entitled to receive any prize, and prior to receiving any prize, entrant will first provide Sponsor with all of entrant’s applicable taxpayer identification information and other required and reasonably requested tax and tax-related documentation (e.g., IRS Form W-9), and that entrant’s failure to provide such information to Sponsor will result in entrant’s automatic ineligibility to receive any prize.

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE. By entering the Challenge, the entrant grants Sponsor and any and others authorized by Sponsor, including HP, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license to any copyright and other intellectual property rights contained in his or her Submission or derived therefrom, including but not limited to the rights to use, publish, reproduce, edit, adapt, modify, enhance, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, perform, and display such Submission, and the entrant’s name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and any and others authorized by Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter devised, without notice, attribution or compensation to entrant, his/her successors or assigns, or any other entity, except where prohibited by law. The license granted herein excludes the entrant’s contact information, which information may only be used by Sponsor as is reasonably necessary and which may not be used in any materials provided to the public, except as required by law. Submissions and other submitted materials become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned to any entrant.  If Sponsor requests a Winner’s cooperation in promoting the Challenge, the entrant agrees to reasonably be available for such promotional activities.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  There will be no substitutions for any prize except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion.  Other restrictions may apply.

CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Challenge, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, HP, judges, and any other parties associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Challenge, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) entry into the Challenge constitutes the consent of each entrant, without further compensation, to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, and his/her Submission for marketing, publicity, and administrative purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any Winner of the Released Parties for any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Challenge and the use, misuse, or possession of his/her Submission or any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity/copyright release; and (iv) if, in connection with the Challenge, entrant is involved in travel or activities, entrant and any travel companion, if applicable, may be required to execute a release of Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. Names/identities of third parties cannot be used without their permission. If submission features another individual, entrant is required to obtain a written release from the subject of their work if they are named a Finalist.  By entering, entrant agrees to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor intends to publicize a potential winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that such person has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Released Party, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release.

DISCLAIMERS. Entrant agrees and acknowledges that:

(i) Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

(ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

(iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Challenge if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort.

(iv) Released Parties are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Challenge, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Challenge based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules.

(v) In the event this Challenge is cancelled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii) or (iv), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may (a) suspend the Challenge to address the impairment and then resume the Challenge in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Rules; or (b) award the prize from among the non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.



(viii) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. The Challenge is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. If any court of law, having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter, rules that any provision of these Rules is invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be removed from the Rules without affecting the rest of the terms contained herein. The remaining provisions of the Rules will continue to be valid and enforceable. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Challenge will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in the United States of America in New York, New York. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Challenge and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

Winners List; Official Rules. For a list of winners, visit the Website and click on “Winners List” after October 11, 2018, but before October 10, 2019. Sponsor will only provide the first name, first initial of last name and the city/state of winners, unless otherwise required by law.  For a copy of these Official Rules, visit the Website and click on “Official Rules”.