NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
By entering this Challenge, Participants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as any rules or requirements, including the Terms of Service, posted on the PGC Website (www.projectgreenchallenge.com), or in connection with any Challenge Task. Any violation of any of these rules or terms may result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Challenge are final and binding in all respects.
The Challenge begins October 1 and ends October 30, 2023. If you are selected as a finalist, your Challenge Period ends on April 21, 2024.
Project Green Challenge (the “Challenge”) is open to anyone, but only students who are at least 16 years old by October 1, 2023 and enrolled at a high school, college or university, graduate school or are home schooled at high school level are eligible to win daily prizes. Officers, directors, advisory board, PGC interns, prior PGC Challenge finalists or winners and employees of Turning Green (the “Sponsor”), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, and any of their immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, are not eligible to participate or win. If you are a minor, you must have your parentʼs or legal guardianʼs permission to participate in the Challenge.
Note: Only students 16 years old by October 1, 2023 and enrolled in high school, college or university, or graduate school are eligible to be selected as a Challenge Finalist. Each Challenge Finalist must be available to travel November 16 – 20, 2023 (pending state and local Covid protocols). Finalists from prior years, siblings of finalists, and TG interns are not eligible to participate.
Beginning on January 1, 2023 at 6am Pacific Time, participants can register for Project Green Challenge 2023. Participants can sign up as an individual or a team but you cannot participate as both. If you are participating as a team, please see the following rules:
Each day of October, at 6am PT a new challenge theme is posted. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to the dayʼs challenge. Participants may also go directly to projectgreenchallenge.com to view the day’s challenge. There are up to four (4) different challenge levels daily – green, greener, greenest and extra credit. The specific actions required for each challenge task will be explained on the PGC website. Each participant must start with the green challenge and complete the levels in order. Green must be completed before greener, greener before greenest, greenest before extra credit. Every task completed is worth points.
Each challenge will remain live for 24 hours and participants must complete challenge tasks during that time frame unless otherwise noted. Some greenest and extra credit challenges will have an extended deadline allowing additional time to complete. Once the next challenge is posted, there is no going back!
– Point values will be identified on each Challenge based on the difficulty of the Challenge Task and awarded upon completion: Green = 20 points, Greener = 40 points, Greenest = 60 points.
– Challenge submissions will be judged by the TG team with points awarded based on creativity of submission, depth of engagement, quality of work, content accuracy, and relevance to the theme of the day. Bonus points may be awarded for outstanding work at TGʼs discretion.
The points are one of a series of components considered in the selection of Challenge Finalists once the Challenge is completed on October 30, 2023.
5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
Daily Winners: October 1 – 30
Challenge submissions will be awarded points based on creativity of submission, depth of engagement, quality of work, content accuracy, and relevance to the theme of the day as determined by the Challenge Judges. Prizes for individuals or teams will be distributed proportionally based on number of eligible entries. If an individual or team wins both the Greener and Greenest levels of one challenge, they will receive the higher value Greenest prize.
Any potential winner (either an individual participant or a team leader) will be notified by email.
Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that they have met all eligibility requirements of the challenge, such individual will be declared a “winner” in the challenge. Winning entries will be posted on projectgreenchallenge.com the following day.
Each daily prize will be clearly indicated on the challenge page and featured on social media platforms.
Challenge participants will be invited to apply for the finals with applications due November 1, 2023.
The application criteria for selection of up to 16 Challenge Finalists includes:
Only students enrolled in high school, college or university, or graduate school are eligible to be selected for the Challenge Finals and must be available to travel to California to attend the PGC Finals November 16 – November 20, 2023(pending state and local Covid travel protocols and health guidelines), available to complete a Climate Action Project between December 2023 and April 2024, and available to attend a Virtual Finals Part 2 April 20 to present their Climate Action Project.
Challenge Finals Prize and Grand Prize
Grand Prize and Finalist prizes are featured here: projectgreenchallenge.com/prizes.
The PGC Champion as part of the Grand Prize package is eligible to win a $5000 Green Award. The receipt of this award is subject to the completion and presentation of their Climate Action Project as well as the PGC Champion’s participation in the November PGC Finals and PGC Finals, Part 2 in April, 2024. Each Challenge Finalist will be required to sign an agreement that sets forth the $5,000 Green Award payment requirements once finalists are selected.
All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winnerʼs sole responsibility. A potential winner may be required to provide tax reporting information prior to the award of the prize.
By making a Submission to the challenge, you represent and warrant that:
(a) all information that you have provided in the registration or the Submission is and will remain true, accurate, and complete;
(b) the Submission is your or your teamʼs original, sole work and are owned solely by you (or your team as a whole);
(c) you have the full right to grant all rights and licenses for Sponsor or its designees to display the Submission, including on the Internet, and to otherwise use the materials provided in the Submission;
(d) the Submission and the use thereof by Sponsor and its respective designees, do not and shall not infringe upon or violate any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity, or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and
(e) the Submission is not confidential or private and does not contain any confidential or private information.
Project Green Challenge has a zero tolerance policy for work that has been plagiarized or is otherwise not original. This includes submissions that excerpt heavily from other sources but fail to include proper citations. Participants who plagiarize or submit work that is not entirely their own will be disqualified from Project Green Challenge without warning. Turning Green reserves the right to determine whether a submission is dishonest, and may disqualify any participant at any point during the competition as a result.
You further represent and warrant that any person depicted in the Submission (or, if a minor, the minorʼs parent or guardian) consents to Sponsorʼs use of the Submission and you will obtain and provide appropriate written releases as required by Sponsor promptly upon request.
By making a Submission to the challenge, you grant Sponsor an exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, and fully sublicensable license, without additional consideration to you or any third party, to:
(a) reproduce, distribute, transmit, perform and display (publicly or otherwise) and otherwise use and exploit (and have others exercise such rights on behalf of Sponsor) your Submission, any ideas accompanying, related to, or embodied in your Submission, and any materials embodying, incorporating, or derived from your Submission, in any format or media now known or hereafter developed (including without limitation Internet, cable, satellite, and wireless media);
(b) adapt (including edit, modify, translate, and reformat) your Submission, create derivative works from your Submission, and incorporate your Submission into other works or into Sponsorʼs or its designeesʼ products or services;
(c) use your Submission for the purpose of promoting Sponsor and for any other advertising or promotional purposes; and
(d) exercise all other copyright, trademark, publicity and other proprietary rights with regard to your Submission.
No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash or any other instrument of value. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. There will be no substitutions for a prize, except in Sponsorʼs sole discretion. No prize (or any portion thereof) will be awarded to any recipient unless and until such recipient has fully complied with all rules and requirements of the Challenge, including these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor.
By participating in the Challenge, each participant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Challenge, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), 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) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Challenge, and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and compliance with rules, tax reporting documents, and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within two (2) days from the date that Sponsor provides such documents to the potential 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 and, if applicable, must accompany winner on the trip (no additional travel expenses will be awarded should a parent or legal guardian be required to accompany the winner on the trip).
Travel provided by Sponsor is for enrolled high school and college students only who are eligible to be Challenge finalists.
If the winner is registered as a team, only one member of the team will be eligible to attend the Challenge Finals in San Francisco, CA. If a team applies and is selected for the Challenge Finals at the end of October, the team shall select one person to represent the team at the Challenge Finals and to accept any awarded prize package on behalf of the team.
(i) Registrations or submissions 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 Sponsorʼs servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. 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” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
(ii) Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Submission process or the operation of the Challenge or the PGC Website; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge 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. Use of bots or other automated process to participate 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; notifications of cancellation, termination or modification will be posted on the PGC Website.
(iv) Sponsor Entities 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 modify or cancel this Challenge based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability.
(v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CHALLENGE OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE.
(vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CHALLENGE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYSʼ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
This Challenge is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. 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 Marin County, California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneysʼ fees) associated with participation in this Challenge and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
This Challenge is sponsored by Turning Green, 2330 Marinship Way, Suite 205 Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: (415) 289-1001
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