AMN “Med Travelers $5,000 Scholarship Contest” Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE or OTHER payment WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. These Official Rules are available on the promotion landing page at www.medtravelers.com/new-grad/scholarship (“Website”).
ARBITRATION NOTICE: BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND ANY PROMOTION ENTITY WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A JURY TRIAL, CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. See Disputes/Arbitration provision.
ELIGIBILITY: This is a trade promotion (“Promotion” or “Contest”) offered in the fifty (50) United States (“U.S.”) to U.S. citizens 21 years of age or older who are physically residing in the U.S., and are actively, currently enrolled as full or part-time students in a graduate level (doctorate or masters’ only) Speech Pathology (ASHA), Physical Therapy (APTA) or Occupational Therapy (AOTA) only approved program in a U.S. accredited educational institution at time of entry and whose participation is not subject to any conflicting contractual, legal or other restriction (eligible “Participants”). Potential winner must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of prize award; if the eligible potential prize winner graduates in good standing (with GPA of 3.0 or higher) after entry but prior to prize award, they may still be eligible to receive the prize (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). This particular Contest excludes students at vocational schools, community colleges, and programs or institutions not accredited and/or approved by the aforementioned organizations, and students who do not meet and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at time of entry through prize award. Employees, officers, directors, contractors, representatives and promotional/marketing agencies of AMN Allied Services, LLC d/b/a MedTravelers (“Sponsor”) or its parent company AMN Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates who are engaged directly or indirectly in the development of, the production, distribution or review of materials for, or the administration, execution or implementation of this Promotion (collectively the “Promotion Entities”), and persons in the immediate family of such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling, partners and their respective spouses, and foster and step-relations) regardless of where they reside, or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the preceding categories are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
IMPORTANT NOTICES: Participants have the responsibility to review and understand applicable policies, laws, rules and/or regulations including tax implications and any other limitations regarding eligibility to participate in promotions and/or receive prizes in connection therewith (collectively “Policies and Laws”). Furthermore, if Participant enters without obtaining the appropriate approvals, or if an individual is participating in violation of any such Policies and Laws, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify the Participant and forfeit their prize, if applicable. In order to enter, Participants will be required to submit a current resume and provide their current, accurate GPA. A current educational transcript (to establish proof of enrollment and requisite GPA) will be required in order to verify the Grand Prize winner. In order to be verified and receive a prize, all potential winners will be required to sign, have witnessed and return within the time required a Declaration of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Assignment and Publicity Release (“Release Documents”) or will forfeit the prize.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Begins on or about 9:00 am Mountain Time (“MT”) on or about September 1, 2021 and ends 5:00 pm MT on November 30, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). All Entries must be received within the Promotion Period; non-winning Entries will NOT carry over into any subsequent Contests or Entry Periods, if applicable, offered by the Sponsor. This Promotion or any element thereof may be terminated, cancelled, or modified by Sponsor in its absolute sole discretion and, without limitation, any time period extended, shortened, or modified due to exigencies of the circumstances (as determined by Sponsor).
TO ENTER: To enter during the Promotion Period, Participants visit the Website and follow the online instructions on the Landing Page to provide their contact information, a current resume and accurate GPA, and submit one (1) original essay (3500 characters or less) responding completely, in good-faith to the question: Tell us why you decided to pursue a career as a PT/OT/SLP (“Entry”).
Limit one (1) Entry per Participant. Scores will not be made public at any time. Any Entry that is not submitted by an eligible individual, does not appear eligible or compliance, or does not include content required by the Contest, does not (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) appear to be submitted in good-faith, or that fails to follow all steps and include all other information required may be disqualified. If Sponsor’s or a Sponsor client’s product and/or brand is featured and/or mentioned in the Entry it must be featured truthfully and appropriately, or else Entry will be immediately disqualified. In the event more than one Entry is submitted from the same Participant in this Promotion, only the first Entry submitted will be considered. Non-winning Entries will not carry over into subsequent Entry Periods for a subsequent Contest, if any, and Participant must NOT submit the same Entry in this Contest, or for any other Contest. In addition to all other restrictions and conditions stated or incorporated elsewhere herein, Entries must NOT refer to or name any minor (under 18), must not name any living person without their express consent, must follow HIPPA compliance guidelines, and must not refer to a patient or healthcare facility by name or city. Sponsor reserves the right, but without obligation, to redact certain information from an Entry if in doing so it will not affect judging (by way of example, any mention of a healthcare facility may be redacted as being non-compliant and not essential to the Entry).
ENTRY SPECIFICS: Entries must be complete, compliant, submitted via the Website communicated, and received by Sponsor within the Promotion Period. Incomplete, invalid, unsuitable, or otherwise non-compliant Entries (as determined in Sponsor’s absolute discretion) will not be eligible. If, upon review, Sponsor (or its authorized representative) is unable to determine that an Entry and/or Participant is eligible, compliant, or reasonably suspects that it/he/she is not eligible or compliant in whole or in part, the Entry as a whole may be disqualified. Proof that an Entry was uploaded does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the applicable Promotion Period or eligible for this Contest. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned and become the property of Sponsor. Entries submitted via any other entry method than stated herein will not be accepted. Participants may not (whether apparent or suspected) enter with multiple or false identities, accounts, or devices, or use multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, or use any other device or artifice to enter or participate. Engaging directly or indirectly in any (apparent or suspected) artifice, cheating, fraud, spamming, phishing, harassment, on-line clubs (or similar methods whether or not paid), exchange sites, robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like participation methods as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, will void all such Entries, and disqualify any Participant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods.
Without limiting the foregoing, Entries will be disqualified if Sponsor believes the Entry is not in the spirit of the Promotion or any element thereof, is not compliant, or will have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion or any of Sponsor’s or Sponsor’s clients’ brands, products or services. Furthermore, if an Entry, for any reason whatsoever, contains content or garners comments that is/are unpleasant, distasteful, nasty or otherwise inappropriate for the Sponsor community (in Sponsor’s absolute sole discretion), Sponsor reserves the unrestricted right to disqualify Entry or Participant.
Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed, destroyed, damaged, or misdirected Entries (in whole or in part); or for any equipment, computer, telephone, device, network, Website, platform, app, electronic, hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or (un)availability, or garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; nor service provider, Intranet/Internet, Website, user accessibility or availability, incompatibility, traffic congestion, unauthorized human intervention or any error (human or not), or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry or other information or any part thereof, nor for the failure to capture or display any such information.
Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your mobile plan and/or on-line service may apply to Entry via mobile device. For those Participants entering with a mobile device: Promotion may not be available via all mobile carriers. Messaging & data rates may apply to access via mobile devices. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details.
REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT YOUR ENTRY: By submitting an Entry, Participants hereby represent, warrant and covenant (as applicable), and agree to produce written evidence of such if requested, that:
(i) The Entry/content, in whole and in part, is an original work of Participant, is compliant with the Rules, is original to the Participant, does not violate or appear to infringe upon any laws, rules, regulations, privacy, proprietary or intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial property rights, personal or moral rights), or any other laws, regulations, or rights whatsoever of any country, person and/or entity, and will not bring Sponsor or the Promotion Entities into public disrepute, scandal or embarrassment;
(ii) The Entry, in whole and in part, is submitted by or with the permission of all persons (living or deceased), venues and/or business entities who worked on, were engaged to work on, or contributed in any respect to the Entry or any part thereof, who are referenced or depicted (directly or indirectly) in the Entry by name, likeness, voice, image or any other information or indicia of persona, or who otherwise have any right, title and interest in and to the Entry or any part thereof (including but not limited to rights arising from employment or work for hire relationship), and all such persons, venues, and/or business entities have provided their written consent to submission of the Entry and its use pursuant to the Rules;
(iii) Participant has all other rights, licenses, permissions and consents necessary to submit the Entry for the uses contemplated in this Contest and to license the Entry to the Sponsor as provided in these Rules, and the exercise thereof by the Sponsor or any other Promotion Entity of the rights granted by Participant, in whole or in part, does not and will not give rise to any alleged or actual claims, disputes, damages, actions or liabilities, including but not limited to those for disputes or payment of any kind, including without limitation royalties, residuals, attribution, credit, dues, approval or consultation rights, or any rights of participation, attribution, or any other fees, costs, or expenses, arising out of the submission, use, exhibition and/or any other use or exploitation of the Entry, in whole and in part, the use and exercise by Promotion Entities of any of the rights granted in these Official Rules;
(iv) The Entry in whole or in part contains no malware, including viruses, trojans, worms, bugs, spyware or any other harmful software, code or other devices;
(v) The Entry does not depict, refer to or contain in any respect information about (“refer to”) a minor under the age of 18; and
(vi) The Entry in whole or in part does not violate the Rules, does not contain or promote sexist, pornographic or sexually explicit, defamatory, discriminatory, offensive, violent, harmful, unsafe, dangerous, illegal, cruel, abusive, highly political, religious or sensitive content or activities, swear words, course content, or content of an obscene or menacing character, and does not otherwise appear to condone or promote cruelty, bigotry, hatred or harm against any animal, group or individual, or to (expressly or impliedly) contain, condone, or promote discrimination based on race, gender or gender identity, pregnancy, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age, or otherwise offend against reasonable standards of taste and decency.
GENERAL ENTRY CONDITIONS: Once submitted, Entries may not be cancelled or deleted, enhanced, added to, or improved, and will not be returned, if applicable. The Entry may be publicly displayed, viewed and used by the Promotion Entities in whole or in part, as provided herein and by others interested in, involved with, or administering the Contest. PROMOTION ENTITIES MAKE NO WARANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR ABILITY TO IN ANY WAY ENABLE, DEVELOP, MARKET OR PROMOTE THE PARTICIPANT, THE ENTRY, NOR THE IDEAS OR TECHNOLOGY THAT MAY BE EMBODIED OR SET FORTH IN AN ENTRY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART. Nothing herein shall be deemed an obligation of confidentiality. Any third-party copyrighted works, or trademarks, logos, brand names, etc. (“Logos”) or any other intellectual property in an Entry must not be used commercially and must appear only perfunctorily and in the background to the Entry; all such copyrighted works and Logos are the property of their respective owners, which are not sponsors or affiliated with this Promotion in any way. Participants understand and agree to assume the risk that their Entry and any element thereof may, in whole or in part, be identical or similar to any other Entry, that one Entry may regardless receive varying scores from another Entry, and Participants release and hold Promotion Entities harmless from same.
LICENSE TO ENTRY: In consideration for the opportunity to particulate in the Promotion by submitting an Entry, at the time an Entry is submitted and whether or not selected as a winner, Participants grant to Sponsor an unlimited, royalty-free, fully paid up worldwide license in and to their Entry and all content therein (and agree to execute all documents and perform all acts deemed necessary by Sponsor to perfect and record this license) throughout the world, without any restriction or obligation as to use (“License”). Entrants understand and agree by granting this License, their Entry may be modified, edited, distorted, used in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other works, used in illusory or composite form, or in any other manner, as solely determined by Sponsor in any media and medium whatsoever now known or hereinafter developed (including without limitation print, broadcast, radio, internet, and posted throughout Sponsor’s and (unrelated) third parties’ digital, on-line, and off-line social media, marketing and advertising properties, and/or any other media/medium through-out the world) without further compensation or review. Entrants will not now nor in the future be further paid for their Entry or for this License.
JUDGING CRITERIA/COMMENTS: Entries will be judged by a panel of neutral judges selected by Sponsor. Eligible Entries will be judged based on the following criteria “Evidence of Academic Excellence and Perceived Potential for Success” to select one-hundred fifty (150) potential finalists (“Finalists”). Subject to receiving sufficient eligible Entries, Sponsor will select the stated number of eligible Finalists and will ensure there will not be a tie. Sponsor reserves the right to select more than the stated number of Finalists based on the quality of the Entries received. Finalist Entries will then be judged based on the following equally weighted judging criteria to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner:
Emotional Engagement – Emotion engendered by the Entry.
Creativity – Originality, Entry tells a story, tactics used, surprise endings etc.
Passion – Passion that is conveyed by the Entrant for the discipline and its impact on other people’s lives.
Evidence of Academic Excellence and Perceived Potential for Success: Shown in Entry documents.
JUDGING/WINNER SELECTION: Subject to verification of eligibility, compliance and execution of the applicable Release Documents and transcript (to establish proof of enrollment and GPA), one (1) potential Grand prize winner will be selected from all eligible Finalist Entries pursuant to the highest score assessed by the Judges based on the stated Judging Criteria applicable to the Grand Prize winner selection (“Finalists” and “Grand Prize winner”). Decisions of Sponsor (or Judges on Sponsor’s behalf) are final and binding in all respects. In case of a tie, the Entry among those tied, with the highest score in the Emotional Engagement category will break the tie to select potential the Grand Prize winner. In the event a tie still exists, the Entry among those remaining tied Entries, with the highest score in the Academic Excellence will break the tie. The display of any Entry on any website and/or social media channel shall not be deemed to constitute Sponsor’s representation or agreement that the Entry will receive a higher score than another Entry, or that it is, in whole or in part, compliant with the Rules, or eligible for the Contest, judging or prize award. It is anticipated that prize winner(s) will be notified via telephone or email (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) on or about approx. 10 working days after verification. Sponsor reserves the right not to select the stated number of finalists or a winner in its reasonable discretion due, for example, to insufficient eligible and qualified Entries.
PRIZE/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Subject to verification of eligibility, compliance and execution of the applicable Release Documents, the following prize is available to be awarded:
Grand Prize (1): one (1) USD$5,000 scholarship to be applied towards winner’s education in their field of discipline (awarded in the form of a check).
Any check, gift card, voucher or certificate issued as a prize is for promotional purposes only, will not be replaced by Sponsor if lost, misplaced, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and is subject to the terms and conditions of issuer. Limit ONE (1) prize. Limit one (1) prize per person/per calendar year from participation in any and all contests and/or sweepstakes sponsored by AMN Healthcare, Inc. or its subsidiaries and affiliates.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: If a potential winner is found to be ineligible, fails to timely respond within the time stated by Sponsor, or declines to accept the Prize, or Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner on or within two (2) separate attempts, or in the event that the prize confirmation, notification, or Prize is returned, ignored, not timely responded to, misdirected or undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited, and in the Sponsor's sole discretion, the forfeited Prize may be awarded to an alternate potential winner based on the next highest score from an eligible Finalist’s Entry. Thereafter, if unsuccessful, prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded for the Contest. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any undelivered telephone calls, messages, e-mails, or any other communications, including but not limited to those that are not received because of the Participant’s privacy or spam filter settings that may divert any notification or other Promotion related e-mail to a spam or junk folder.
PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE FROM SPONSOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Any and all applicable reporting and payment obligations for local, state, and federal taxes and all expenses not specifically stated herein are the responsibility of each winner; winners are advised to seek independent counsel regarding prize tax implications, if any. Only the prize as described is available to be awarded; in no event will Promotion Entities be responsible for awarding more or different prizes than stated in connection with the Contest. Prizes cannot be assigned, transferred, or substituted, except by Sponsor who may, at its sole discretion, substitute a prize or any part thereof with a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are not redeemable for cash; any difference between the actual value and ARV of the prize will not be awarded as cash, or otherwise unless expressly stated.
INDEMNIFICATION & RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING, PARTICIPANTS AND WINNER AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, OTHER PROMOTION ENTITIES, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS (USED TO FACILITATE OR ADVERTISE THE CONTEST) AND THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHTS), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY OR COMMENT IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITIES, ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION. By entering and/or accepting a prize, Participants and winner covenant to the fullest extent permitted by law not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above, and not to disaffirm, limit or rescind this release. A waiver by one or more of the Promotion Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. Any provision adjudged to be invalid shall be struck from the Rules and the remainder shall continue in full force and effect.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Promotion Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, human error, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, incompatibility, communications failure, theft, loss or destruction of Entries, nor for the failure to capture Entry or other information, in whole or in part. Promotion Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to Participants' or to any other person's computer and/or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading materials from or use of any Website. If, for any reason, the Promotion or any element thereof is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, force majeure, technical or other failures or errors, or any other causes similar or dissimilar which Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, or any element thereof, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion at any stage in the Promotion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or element thereof and select the winner(s) from non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to the action or as otherwise may be deemed equitable by Sponsor. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any communications, announcements, advertising and/or promotional materials relating to this Promotion or any element thereof, these Official Rules shall govern.
Promotion Entities shall not be liable to Participants, winner or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Promotion, or any element thereof or supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, cancellation or delay of any event, epidemic or pandemic, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By participating in the Promotion, Participants grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing if requested) permission for Sponsor and/or Sponsor's authorized representatives the right to use his/her name, information, likeness, image, voice, and other statements (provided they are accurate and true) for promotion, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered including television and the internet including Sponsor’s social media platforms and those of third parties whether or not connected with the Promotion, worldwide, including but not limited to on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Winner understands and agrees they may be announced on Instagram, subject to prior verification and compliance.
DISPUTES/ARBITRATION: THIS PROMOTION AND ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF PARTICIPANT, SPONSOR, OR ANY OTHER PROMOTION ENTITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF TEXAS WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Participants agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action or a jury trial, exclusively before a neutral one person binding arbitration located in or near Dallas, TX having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, and any other damages (other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses) and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
SPONSOR: AMN Allied Services, LLC d/b/a MedTravelers, 8840 Cypress Waters Blvd., STE 300, Dallas, TX 75019.