Stay Wired to Win virtual Contest

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

United States and Canada

 

Important:  Please completely read these Official Rules before entering this virtual contest (the "Contest").  By clicking the "Submit" button on the Stay Wired to Win page on the www.IDEALnationals.com
website and/or by participating in the Contest, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  CONTEST VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

1. SPONSOR. 

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., 1375 Park Ave., Sycamore, Illinois, 60178

2. Eligibility.
The Stay wired to win  contest is open only TO PROFESSIONAL ELECTRICIANS OR STUDENTS IN AN ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE PROGRAM who are legal residents of the 50 united states, or CANADA and its provinces and territories AND WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE AT tHE TIME OF ENTRY (19 years OR OLDER IN DE, AL or NE; 21 years OR OLDER in MS, and 18 Years or older in all other states and all of Canada). If you do not meet these requirements, or any other eligibility requirements in these official rules, you are not eligible to PARTICIPATE OR win the prize, and ideal industries, inc. ("sponsor") reserves the right not to award the prize to you. To be eligible to win the prize, entries must follow the entry format designated in Section 4 below. Directors, officers and employees
of Sponsor, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, immediate families of each and persons living in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to win any prizes.  Limit one (1) entry per contestant, per contest.

3. OVERVIEW AND PROMOTION PERIODS.
Eligible contestants participate in a timed skilled contest by following the instructions provided on the IDEALNationals.com website. Competitors consist of two divisions: (a) Professional (“Pro” or "Professional") and (b) Student/Apprentice (“Student”). The contest consists of different competition levels (“Competition Levels”).  The goal is to successfully complete the interrelated tasks in the least amount of time and per competition instructions.

 CONTESTANTS:  

Individual contestants:
• Individual contestants may sign up as either a Pro or a Student depending on their status at the time of the competition.  During competitions, Pro and Student contestants will start and stop their mobile device's video camera upon the successful completion of all the tasks. 

COMPETITION LEVELS:

• Qualifying Round(s) - Five (5) competitions will be announced on IDEALNationals.com.  Each competition is designed to be at home and uploaded on the Stay Wired to Win page on IDEALNationals.com. The Qualifying Round period for the United States and Canada is from June 4, 2020 through October 30, 2020. During the Qualifying Round, the competitors with the top five (5) scores in each category from every competition advance to the Finals. (Collectively, the Students and Pros will be referred to as the “Finalists”).  For purposes of the competitions, there will be no ties; the competitor who submits their entry first would advance to the Finals. 

• Finals – The Finals will take place online on November 12, 2020 through November 14, 2020 (the "Finals") where the Finalists will compete in one (1) competition, in their respective categories.  One (1) Pro and (1) Student score will be declared the grand prize winners.  Prizes will also be awarded to second and third place contestants, as described in Section 6 below.

4. HOW TO ENTER.
There is one (1) way to enter the Contest. Contestants must visit the Stay Wired to Win page on the IDEALNationals.com website and follow the on-screen instructions to submit your entry during the entry dates listed below. NO OTHER METHOD OF ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED.  Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by contestant’s online service providers will apply. Only one submission per competitor per contest is allowed. The dates and times of the events are determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor and may be subject to change. All video entries must be submitted during the applicable entry periods.  Failure to submit all required information and submission in the manner required may result in disqualification. Proof of submission of a video entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. 

QUALIFYING ROUNDS ENTRY DATES

• June 25, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through June 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)  
• July 23, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through July 25, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)
• August 20, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through August 22, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)
• September 17, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through September 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)
• October 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through October 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)

 FINAL COMPETITION DATES

• November 12, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. (CST) through November 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (CST)

5. FOR ALL ENTRIES.
All requested information must be provided for your entry to be valid. All Contest materials including information provided at time of Contest entry become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. All entrants and entries are subject to verification by Sponsor. Failure to verify credentials will result in the disqualification of contestant.  Any submission that does not comply with any aspect of these Official Rules may be rejected by Sponsor and the contestant disqualified.  All contestants are required to sign a Contest Waiver and Release before participating, which is available on www.IDEALnationals.com.

6. Prizes.
During the Qualifying Round, the competitors with the top five (5) scores in each category from every competition advance to the Finals and will receive a $500 IDEAL Cash, which is redeemable by the winners for product purchases on IDEALNationals.com for up to twelve (12) months from the date of issuance. 

FINAL ROUND PRIZES to be revealed by August 15, 2020.

7. Odds of winning, Taxes, and Prize Restrictions.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible participating contestants that enter and participate in the contest, and on each participant’s skill level. The value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported by Sponsor to the IRS for tax purposes, as required by law.  EACH WINNER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES.  SPONSOR DOES NOT PROVIDE TAX ADVICE. Contestants ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR OWN TAX ADVISOR REGARDING TAX IMPLICATIONS.  Each winner must provide Sponsor with valid identification and taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Any person winning over $599.00 in prizes from Sponsor will receive an IRS Form from Sponsor at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS by Sponsor.  For Canadian winners, Sponsor may withhold applicable US taxes, if required by law.  The prize may, at Sponsor's sole discretion, be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner if the prize is returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within five (5) days after delivery of notification, if three (3) attempts to contact winner by phone and/or email with the prize notification are not successful or, alternatively, winner fails or refuses to provide any information required in this section. The prize is not transferable. Substitutions or exchanges will not be permitted, unless otherwise provided herein. 

8. Winner Selection.

Winners will be determined by best score by Student and Pro categories at the Qualifying Round and by the best score at the Finals, as described in Section 3.  Eligible video entries received during the entry period will be judged by a judging panel consisting of Sponsor’s employees, who will score the video entries in accordance with the judging criteria referenced athttps://www.idealnationals.com/content/dam/ideal-national/wiredtowin/Competition1_SplitWiredReceptacle.pdf. The time stamp on contestant’s mobile device shall be considered the official time. Judgment calls, qualification decisions, and scoring by the judging panel are final and binding. The final winners will be announced November 17, 2020, on IDEALNationals.com. To claim the prize, the winner must follow the instructions provided in the notification.

9. Official Rules Request; Winners List.
To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, you may download them at www.IDEALNationals.com, view them on the IDEAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP mobile app, or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed in Section 1 above, Attn: Stay Wired to Win – Official Rules.  To obtain a list of contest winners, visit www, IDEALNationals.com, or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope after November 30, 2020 to Sponsor at the address listed in Section 1 above, Attn: Stay Wired to Win – Winners List.

10. Use of Winner’s Name, Likeness, etc.
Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission for Sponsor and Sponsor's licensees to use the winner's name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, the winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of his/her name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.    

11. Personal Information of Contestant.
By entering the Contest, you agree and consent to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of the personal information provided in your entry for all purposes related to the Contest (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an Contestant’s personal information with Sponsor’s service providers and contractors as necessary to conduct and operate the Contest, communicating with and awarding prizes to winners, making public announcements about winners, and advertising, promoting and publicizing the Contest).  Personal information provided in your entry will also be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy published at www.idealind.com.  If you object to the above or anything stated in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, you should NOT enter the Contest.

12. RELEASE.
By entering this Contest you release Sponsor, all participating distributors, retailers, schools or co-sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, wholesalers, distributors, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever and waive any and all causes of action related to any claim, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, acceptance, possession, use or inability to use any prize (including without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Released Parties will not be responsible for: (a) any late entries; (b) any electronic, hardware, software, malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible or liability to any participant or winner for failure to continue the Contest or supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, 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, or any other cause beyond the Sponsor’s control. Sponsor is not responsible in any manner for any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to any prizes, regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a purpose. Sponsor will have no further obligation to winners beyond as stated in these Official Rules.

13. DISCLAIMER.
Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any contestant’s participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control affect the administration, security, integrity or proper play of the Contest, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Further, Sponsor’s reserves the right to suspend or cancel a contestant’s participation in this event and future events, at any time during the Contest, in its absolute and sole discretion, for any unruly behavior or misconduct, including without limitation harassment, intimidation, threats or acts of violence or exhibiting poor sportsmanship. In the event that Sponsor suspends or cancels the Contest for any reason, Sponsor may award the prize to the winner with the next best tallied time from all eligible entries for each category received up to the date of cancellation or suspension. Contestants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Contest, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the Contest, or activity that defrauds or is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other contestant (in each case as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification, forfeiture of any prizes won, and possible prosecution to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest.

14. Miscellaneous.
The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Illinois. Contestants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Illinois.  Contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please mail written questions to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc., Attn: The IDEAL National Championship Contest – Contest Questions, 1375 Park Avenue, Sycamore, IL 60178. Championship Final rounds are conducted under the auspices of the US National Electrical Code as chosen by the Sponsor.

15. Copyright Notice. The copyrights to the Official Rules and all accompanying materials belong to Sponsor.  © 2020 by IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved.