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AccessData Future Tellers Contest Official Rules

Open only to clients of AccessData (Sponsor) or those in our industry, who are 18 years of age or older as of April 18, 2017. Void wherever prohibited by law. Employees of AccessData and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, vendors, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and the immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.
TO ENTER: Beginning 12:01 AM Eastern Time April 18, 2017 through 11:59 PM Eastern Time July 31, 2017 (“Term”), go to marketing.accessdata.com/futuretellers and follow the on-screen instructions to enter the AccessData Future Tellers contest.  Contestants are required to compose an original written response to one of the two pre-set topics and submit a minimum of one (1) response, written in English.  Each entry must be submitted online through the official contest entry application, which can be found at marketing.accessdata.com/futuretellers We will not accept entries sent via email or hard copies. 
AccessData reserves the right to decide Contest Winners.  The decision is final and no appeals will be considered.  Failure to adhere to the rules may result in disqualification at the discretion of AccessData.  Entries must not contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content, language or nudity.  Entries must not violate any copyrights or trademarks.  Any violations will result in disqualification. 
Once submitted, eligible submissions will be entered to win the content and becomes the property of AccessData.  By submitting written material through the contest form, the author grants permission to AccessData to publish, use and distribute the material, and waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product.  The author waives the right to any royalties or compensation arising from using the written material.  The author also accepts that this material may be used in diverse settings within an unrestricted geographic area for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to, marketing, promotion and advertising for AccessData.  There is no time limit on the validity of these rules, nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed. 
No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Winners:  Judging will be completed by a panel of AccessData representatives on or about August 3, 2017 from all eligible entries received. Decisions of the Sponsor are final on all matters. Winners will be notified by email and announced on the marketing.accessdata.com/futuretellers website and through AccessData social media accounts.  Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Non-winning entries will not be notified. 
Scoring of Submissions: 
Delivery & adherence to the topic:  50 points
Vocabulary, style, creativity:  20 points
Length of submission and how detailed the response:  20 points
Grammar, punctuation, spelling:  10 points         
PRIZES: Prizes are not redeemable for cash and are subject to availability.  No discounts, special promotions or offers can be applied.  Prizes cannot be transferred to another person.  Travel insurance is the responsibility of the winner.  Prize does not include personal-related expenses or travel related expenses outside of what is specified to be included.  Taxes, fees, transfers, meals and gratuities are not included.  Some black-out dates, such as major holidays, may apply.  Prizes must be redeemed by August 1, 2018 and travel completed by December 31, 2018. 
Prizes are as follows:  First place is a $10,000 travel credit with Dial-a-Flight Travel Agency.  Credit may be used as the winner chooses, either on the advertised trip or on any other travel expense booked through Dial-a-Flight.  There is one (1) first place winner.  The advertised trip is for 4 nights at the One & Only Royal Mirage (https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-royal-mirage-dubai) and economy airfare for two.  No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winners. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification.  
PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this contest (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails).
TERMS: Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Winners assume all liability and agree to hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the contest whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the program for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, available after August 7, 2017, visit marketing.accessdata.com/futuretellers
SPONSOR: AccessData, Inc. Copyright 2017.  All rights reserved.