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“The Wawa Future Food Scientist” Contest (the “Contest”) TERMS AND CONDITIONS


DATES OF CONTEST: The Contest begins at 9:00 am ET August 26, 2019 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on September 15, 2019 (“Contest Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to 8th grade classes/clubs with 30 or less students located within at least one (1) of the following three (3) regions (each a “Region”) in the counties of that Region i) Delaware to include: New Castle, ii) Pennsylvania to include: Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks, and iii) New Jersey to include: Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington (each eligible 8th grade class, a “Contestant”).

Contestants/schools that: i) are in any other class level or students not in 8th grade, ii) discriminate on any basis, iii) are private charity or private foundations, iv) are not exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, v) are religious organizations, vi) support political causes, candidate, or campaigns,vii) are sports or performing arts and, viii) have any commercial business purpose, are not eligible to participate.

Wawa, (“Wawa” or “Sponsor”), Wawa, Inc. and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates,subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and Contest agencies, consultants, agents, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Contest, including but not limited to The Archer Group, National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”) (all of the aforementioned collectively referred to as the “Contest Entities”), are not eligible to participate or win. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Contest is void outside of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Participation in this Contest, constitutes Contestant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Terms and Conditions and Sponsor’s and Independent Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning a Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Terms and Conditions) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Visit www.wawa.com/future-food-scientist (the “Website”) to submit a response to the question presented on the Website, describing how the Contestant would benefit from a hands-on innovation lab to enrich your current science, technology or business curriculum and what the Contestant(s) will learn from the experience (the “Submission”). The Submission must be submitted by an approved teacher/administrator on behalf of the Contestant. The Submission must also include that the entry form be completed in its entirety and be submitted at the Website by 5:00 pm ET on September 15, 2019 to be eligible.

Any Submission that does not provide the required information in its entirety for any reason will not receive a Submission into the Contest, and therefore will not be considered eligible to win a Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions).

SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: Any Submission that violates these Terms and Conditions will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win. The Submission must be an original work created by the teacher/administrator (that is, authorized persons acting on behalf of the school/club which is a Contestant) and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion of the Sponsor or any other third party. Submission must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during the Contest Period. Contestant’s Submission cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Submission must be in English.

There is a limit of one (1) Submission per Contestant. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of Submissions allowed for the Contest Period by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void that Contestant’s Submissions and that Contestant may be disqualified from the Contest.

Submissions not meeting the requirements as set forth in these Terms and Conditions or that contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content, as determined by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator in its sole discretion, will not be eligible for judging and will be disqualified. Any Submission suspected by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator of violating the proprietary rights of any third party (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or publicity rights), or any local, state or federal law(s) will be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

The Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section of these Terms and Conditions) are not responsible for any Submission that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions, or any other reason, including, but not limited to: theft; destruction; failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions; Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions; typographical or system errors and failures; technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

Each Submission will be reviewed and approved by the Sponsor before being posted to any social media. By participating in the Contest, Contestant agrees that their Submission may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor.

By submitting a Submission, Contestant (i.e., the contact person as an authorized representative of the school/club which is a Contestant) grants Sponsor and its affiliated companies worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the Submission, in whole or in part, for any promotion or marketing purpose worldwide, in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the Submission to Sponsor’s affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, each Contestant consents to having his/her Submission made available for public viewing on the Internet.

Submissions must be truthful in all respects. Contestant (i.e., the contact person as an authorized representative of the school/club which is a Contestant) further agrees and warrants that they shall not submit any Submission: (a) that is known to be false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) that infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or any other proprietary rights, rights of publicity, or privacy rights; (c) that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising); and (d) that is or may reasonably be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, threatening or harassing to any individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity.

NON-QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS: Submissions (a) containing generally obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm; (b) containing other offensive content and/or any content expressing explicit, graphic or excessive indecent content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive; (c) containing third-party brands prominently and intentionally, or any materials that violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright (including, without limitation, music or artistic work), trademark, logo, or other mark that identifies a brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light: and/or (d) otherwise violate these Terms and Conditions, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall be disqualified from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a Submission with offensive content or material that it feels is inappropriate in any way. Late Submissions or Submissions sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.

JUDGING/WINNING: All Submissions will be reviewed by Sponsor’s judging panel to make certain the Submission meets the Submission requirements. The judging of Submissions will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor whose decisions are based upon its sole discretion and interpretation of these Terms and Conditions and are final and binding in all respects.

Throughout the Contest Period, all approved Submissions will be judged by the Sponsor in order to select a grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”). Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not select a Grand Prize Winner if an insufficient number of eligible Submissions or no eligible Submissions are received. Eligible Submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Connection to Curriculum
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Impact to Students

Each Submission will receive a score based on one hundred (100) total possible points. The Submission having the highest cumulative score will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, the Submissions involved in the tie that have the exact same score, the Sponsor in its sole discretion shall choose the Grand Prize Winner based on the highest score for the criteria of Impact to Students.

NOTIFICATIONS/CLAIMS: On October 2, 2019, the Grand Prize Winner (i.e., the contact person as an authorized representative of the school/club which is a Contestant and potentially is identified as the Grand Prize Winner) will be notified via phone and/or email. Grand Prize Winner must sign and return, within seven (7) days from the date of the notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) for each student/teacher/administrator in order to claim the Grand Prize. If the Affidavit(s) are not completed and returned within the time and date indicated in the notification, then that Grand Prize Winner forfeits their right to the Grand Prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected based on the next Submission having the highest cumulative score.

PRIZE: One (1) grand prize of a half day field trip to the Wawa Innovation Center in Media, PA (the “Grand Prize”). The half-day field trip will be on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 9:00 am ET to 1:00 pm ET. Grand Prize is inclusive of bus transportation for a maximum of 30 students accompanied by two adult chaperones. Bus transportation will be provided by school, and Wawa will provide a stipend to cover cost. The Sponsor will also donate $1,000 to a local food pantry on behalf of the student who develops the winning recipe at the Wawa Innovation Center.

Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,150.

Prizes will be awarded to the school/club and not to an individual. There is a limit of one (1) Grand Prize for the entire Contest Period. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes, relating to or arising from receipt, possession, acceptance or use of the Grand Prize. No more than the one (1) Grand Prize as set forth in these Terms and Conditions will be awarded.

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, Contestants and Grand Prize Winner [a] release each and all of the Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section of these Terms and Conditions), from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to, or arising out of, participation in the Contest, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the Grand Prize awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage; and [b] agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Contest any Contestant or Grand Prize Winner who Sponsor believes has violated these Terms and Conditions. Winning the Grand Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Grand Prize Winner’s (student/class) names, addresses (city & state), biographical information, voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, without compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete Submissions, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions, nor for Submissions that are not received as a result of any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit a Contestant from participating in the Contest or winning the Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Contestant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices, or if Sponsor determines that Contestant is intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Contestants, Sponsor, or Contest Entities. If for any reason this Contest is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, and reserves the right to judge from any eligible Submissions received up to the cancellation, modification, termination, or suspension date. Notification of any such action will be provided on the Website. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate, or false Submission. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

NO LIABILITY: By participating, Contestants and Grand Prize Winner agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Contest Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by the Grand Prize Winners, Contestants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Grand Prize; participation in any Contest-related activity; or participation in this Contest.

DISPUTES: Each Contestant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any Grand Prize awarded from the Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an appropriate court located in the state of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, a Contestant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winner, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 16, 2019 to “Wawa Future Food Scientist” Winners List, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY, 14610. A copy of these Terms and Conditions may also be obtained on www.wawa.com/future-food-scientist-rules during the Contest Period.

SPONSOR: The Wawa Foundation, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, Wawa, Pennsylvania, 19063.

This Contest shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

The Wawa Foundation name and logo are registered trademarks of the Wild Goose Holding Co., Inc.