Rules

1. The Sponsor and Your Participation:

The Sponsor is Erie Insurance, 100 Erie Insurance Place, Erie, PA 16530 ("Sponsor"). By participating in the SHIFT CONTEST (the "Contest") in any way or in any manner you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules, the Shift website Terms of Use which are incorporated into these Official Rules by reference, and the decisions of Sponsor and the judges which are final and binding in all respects and are not subject to appeal.  This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other website or medium (collectively “Content Hosts”) that might display, host or accept materials (including photographs, text, videos, gifs and any likenesses contained therein (collectively “Content”) referencing or related to this Contest.  By uploading, submitting, or posting any Content to any of the Content Hosts related to this Contest or on any Sponsor page, Entrant grants Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute such content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed), including on other Content Host sites, whether modified or unmodified, in whole or in part and individually or as part of a compilation, with the license extending to all copyright rights, and all publicity rights in every jurisdiction worldwide.

2. Eligibility:

The Contest is OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF IL, IN, KY, MD, NY, NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WI and the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO A) ARE BETWEEN 13 AND 19 YEARS OF AGE as of the beginning of the Contest Period, B) are enrolled in a public or private high school (grades 9-12 or equivalent), and C) have the permission of their parent or legal guardian who each agree to be bound by these Official Rules (each an "Entrant"). An Entrant will not be officially declared a winner until the Entrant's parent/legal guardian has been contacted and has signed all required documentation. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliate companies and suppliers as well as the immediate family (spouse, partners, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Eligibility is also contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

3. How to Enter:

To enter the Contest, simply go to the Shift website www.jointheshift.org (the "Site"), create a JOINTHESHIFT.ORG username account and participate in Site features to earn points. All of the details on selection of the contest winner and how you can earn points are in the next Section (Section 4), and you can also learn about how to earn points on the Site. You must meet eligibility criteria and agree to and abide by these Official Rules and the Terms of Use to login and to participate in the Contest. Entries must be received by the Sponsor between 5:00 P.M. (ET) on August 29, 2016, and 4:59 P.M. (ET) on October 21, 2016 (the "Contest Period"). The official timekeeping device is Sponsor’s clock in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Limit one entry per person. Users may verify their accounts via email or phone. To ensure receipt of the activation code, users may opt in to receive text messages from Join The Shift, by texting "EZHIA05798" to 313131. Message and data rates may apply. To unsubscribe from the list reply 'STOP' to 313131 at any time.

4. Winner Determination and Verification:

All eligible persons that login to the Site may collect points by performing certain tasks on the Site. The table below breaks down how the points are awarded:

Points Table
Activity Points Earned Additional Points Earned for Posting on Facebook Additional Points Earned for Sharing on Twitter
Sign Up for Join The Shift 275 275 275
Take the pledge 100 50 50
Submit a safe driving video* 750 250 250
Watch Keep It Safe videos 50 -- --
Post Face the Facts page to your Facebook wall or share on Twitter -- 75 75
Post Spread the Word page to your Facebook wall or share on Twitter -- 75 75
Complete Contest Challenges** 0 - 250 *** 55-115 55-115
Refer eligible student(s) who sign up through referral link 500 (initial referral)
250 (each subsequent referral)
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*Safe Driving Videos must be original to the student submitting the video and must comply with Video Terms posted on the site. 

**Contest Challenges will be available starting every Monday during the Contest Period, beginning August 29, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. (ET). All Contest Challenges will remain open until the end of the Contest Period. Each Contest Challenge may be posted once on Facebook and once on Twitter to earn points according to the table below.

***Points earned for Challenges 1 and 8 are calculated pursuant to the table below.

Point values for Contest Challenges are as follows:

 Contest Challenges
  Completing Challenge Points Earned for Posting on Facebook Points Earned for Posting on Twitter
Challenge 1 250  125 125
Challenge 2   55 55
Challenge 3   65 65
Challenge 4   75 75
Challenge 5   85 85
Challenge 6   95 95
Challenge 7   105 105
Challenge 8 0 - 250 * 115 115

 

* Points awarded on the following schedule; 0 points if Entrant did not answer all questions in quiz, 115 points if Entrant completed quiz; 150 points if Entrant completed quiz answering 80% of questions correctly; 200 points if Entrant completed quiz answering 90% of questions correctly; 250 points if Entrant completed quiz answering 100% of questions correctly.

Student Prize Winner Determinations: At the end of the Contest Period and absent any ties, the eligible Entrant with the most points will be identified as the potential Student First Prize winner, the eligible Entrant with the second most points will be identified as the potential Student Second Prize winner, and 10 eligible Entrants with the next most points will be identified as the potential Student Third Prize winners (each a "Potential Winner"). A Potential Winner is not an actual winner, and is not entitled to or eligible to receive any prize unless and until such Potential Winner is verified by the Sponsor to meet all eligibility criteria and remain in compliance with these Official Rules and the Terms of Use for the Site, and the Potential Winner or, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian completes and returns an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. Once a Potential Winner complies with all obligations under these Official Rules and has been verified as eligible, that person will be awarded the prize.

Student Tie-Breaker Procedure: In the event that more than one eligible Entrant ties as a Potential Winner, a six-step tie-breaker procedure (the “Tie-Breaker”) will be used as follows to determine the winner(s): (1) the Entrant that submitted a student video will be deemed the winner; (2) if a tie still remains, the Entrant that participated in the most Contest Challenges will be deemed the winner; (3) if a tie still remains, the Entrant that participated in the week one Contest Challenge will be deemed the winner; (4) if a tie still remains, the Entrant that earned the most referral points will be deemed the winner; (5) if a tie still remains, the Entrant that earned the most points completing the week 8 Contest Challenge will be deemed the winner; and (6) if a tie still remains, Sponsor will convene a panel of no less than three (3) neutral judges who will evaluate the tied Entrants' student videos and select a winner based on the video that best reflects the following criteria: creativity, design elements, relevant subject matter and overall quality of the student video. Any Entrant that ties as a Potential Winner, but does not win the prize for which he or she is tied, will be eligible to win any other, remaining prizes using the same “Tie-Breaker” procedure as defined above to break any additional ties.  In no way will Sponsor award more than the number of prizes as defined above under the “Student Prize Winner Determinations” section.

Each Potential Winner will be notified by email or phone after selection. If a Potential Winner of any prize cannot be contacted, or if they or their parent or guardian fails to sign and return the Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release within the required time period, that Potential Winner will be disqualified and forfeits the prize. The prize will also be forfeited if the prize cannot be delivered to the address provided by the Potential Winner. Sponsor will identify a Potential Winner promptly after the end of the Contest Period, and will attempt to verify the Potential Winner's eligibility, or select an alternative Potential Winner within a reasonable time thereafter. Winners will be announced at www.jointheshift.org, just look for the "winners" link.

School Best Video Prize Winner Determinations: At the end of the Contest Period, Sponsor will convene a panel of no less than three (3) neutral judges who will select the best video submitted based on the following criteria: creativity, design elements, relevant subject matter and overall quality of the video. The school associated with the Entrant submitting the winning video will receive the School Best Video prize identified in the next Section (Section 5).

School Winner Determinations: Schools receive scores as described on the Site. A school must have at least 20 eligible students participating to be eligible for prizes. The school receiving the highest score will receive the School First Prize, the school receiving the second highest score will receive the School Second Prize, and the school receiving the next highest score will receive the School Third Prize (each a "Potential School Winner"). The score for each school will be calculated by adding the scores of all Entrants from that school. A Potential School Winner is not an actual winner, and is not entitled to or eligible to receive any prize unless and until such Potential School Winner and its participating students are each verified by the Sponsor to meet all eligibility criteria and remain in compliance with these Official Rules and the Terms of Use for the Site. As part of the verification process, all Potential School Winner scores will be verified, and any points contributed by a student found to be ineligible under these Official Rules will be deducted from the school's total score, and that student will also be removed from any calculation of the number of students participating on that school's behalf.

School Tie-Breaker Procedure: In the event that more than one school ties as a Potential School Winner, the winner of the School First Prize, School Second Prize and School Third Prize will be determined by a tie-breaker procedure using the following cumulative criteria, in order of consideration: (1) greatest number of students enrolled in the contest; (2) school with the highest student place winner; and (3) most students in the top 12 for points earned. In no way will Sponsor award more than the number of prizes as defined above under the "School Prize Winner Determinations" section.

5. Prizes:

  Prize Description Number of Prizes
Student First Prize $1,500 1
Student SecondPrize $500 1
Student Third Prize $100 Amazon.com gift card 10
School First Prize $10,000 1
School Second Prize $5,000 1
School Third Prize $1,000 1
School Best Video $1,000 1

 

The prize is nontransferable, nonassignable, and not substitutable, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All federal, state and local taxes, and other charges, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize specific terms and conditions apply.  Winner(s) will be required to complete all forms required by Sponsor and by law.  Total ARV of all student prizes is $3,000 (three thousand dollars). Total ARV of all school prizes is $17,000 (seventeen thousand dollars).

6. Limitations of Liability:

By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Twitter, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, advertising or promotional agencies, distributors, or any telephone network or service providers and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of such Entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) technical failures of any kind, (2) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing or computing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  Proof of sent entry or entry receipt (such as a copy of a “thank you” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of entry for purposes of this Contest.  If for any reason an Entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Contest.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. IN SUM: DO NOT DO ANYTHING DANGEROUS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST OR IN GENERAL! WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HARM YOU CAUSE OR SUFFER AS A RESULT OF ANY OF YOUR ACTIVITY RELATED TO THIS CONTEST.

7. Publicity and Copyright:

By entering this Contest, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Twitter, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, vendors, advertising or promotional agencies, distributors, or any telephone network or service providers and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of such Entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) technical failures of any kind, (2) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing or computing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

8. Suspension:

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest Period, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs Sponsor's ability to properly conduct the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt to "game the system" or other abusive behavior or action on the Site (including the posting of prohibited content or materials) may result in disqualification from the Contest, removal from the Site, and a ban against any further participation in the Contest or the Site, including without limitation through a deletion of any posted content or materials, and elimination of any accumulated points. Any attempt to undermine the operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

9. Disputes:

Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or Pennsylvania State Court located in Erie County, Pennsylvania; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether those of the Commonwealth or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

10. Entrant's Personal Information:

Information collected from Entrants may be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy which can be found at erieinsurance.com.  For a full list of details and official rules, see www.jointheshift.org.