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    1. WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The CONTEST is only open to U.S. Citizens residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, excluding residents of Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations, who are NINE (9) to EIGHTEEN (18) years of age at the time of entry or by March 1, 2018 (“Entrant”). (“Entrant”).  Each Entrant must obtain verified parental consent as set forth herein prior to entering.  Employees of Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers and prize suppliers, including VULCAN, and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter or win.  For the purpose of the Contest, family members are defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.  Void where prohibited by law.
    1. CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: THE CONTEST begins on August 12, 2017 at 12:01 AM and expires November 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM.  NWF may modify the Contest Entry Period in its sole discretion.
    1. HOW TO ENTER:  African Elephants are an endangered species. Their population has declined 30% in the last seven years. If we keep going this way, they could be extinct in our lifetime. Why should you care? What can you do?  During the Entry Period, to establish verifiable parental consent, the Entrant’s parent or legal guardian must submit an entry to the CONTEST (the “Entry”) by visiting (“Website”), learn all about African elephants and then follow the instructions to enter the Contest, including entering the parent or legal guardian’s name and contact information, as well as the first name and age of the Entrant.  Take the pledge to help protect African elephants, tell us why African elephants are important to you, and enter your best idea to help us save African elephants!
    1. ENTRY INFORMATION: A valid Entry must contain answers to all requested information on the Website. The judges use this information to help them select the winners.  Not providing full information may disqualify your Entry by the Judges.  Limit one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period (defined below). Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple e-mail addresses or otherwise may be disqualified.  Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means will be disqualified.  Entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules (defined below) may be disqualified from the CONTEST at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  The Website’s (defined below) database clock will be the official time keeper for this CONTEST.  In the event of a dispute regarding any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the parent or legal guardian of the Entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.  Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void.  By submitting an Entry you have accepted the Rules.
    1. CONTEST CRITERIA: We are looking for the best idea to stop poaching, protect wildlife habitat, and help save African elephants.   See the Website for more information.  Each Entry will be grouped into one of two age categories based on the age of Entrant: 9-12 and 13-18.
    1. JUDGING:  At the end of the Contest Entry Period, the Companies will categorize and rank Entries based on point system to determine the top five (5) Entries in each age category: 9-12 and 13-18.  A panel of judges will then be assembled, including, wildlife experts, non-profit personnel, and conservation-minded celebrities, who will rank the top five (5) Entries in each age category and select two (2) Runners-Up Winners and the Grand-Prize Winner (the “Prize winners”).  All decisions by the Judges will be final and binding.
    1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Prize winners will be notified via email, U.S. mail, telephone, and/or by overnight courier, using the information provided on the submission form. Prize winners will be required to respond to the notification or the Prize may be forfeited. NWF will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. Decisions by NWF of winner eligibility, notification, and acceptance or disqualification will be final and binding. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.  The first name of the Prize winners may be posted on the Companies’ social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as on website, and/or through email following winner verification.  Potential winners may be required to submit an Affidavit of Eligibility / Release of Liability / Prize Acceptance Form (collectively, the “Affidavit”) within seven (7) business days of attempted notification.  Parents or legal guardians of any potential prize winner under the age of majority in his/her state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states, but nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Affidavit in order for the potential Prize winner to be qualified to receive his/her prize.  If a prize or Affidavit is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, is lost, rejected or faulty or if Sponsor does not receive a response from any potential winner within seven (7) business days of attempted notification, such Prize winner may be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate potential winner.  Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and award of the prize to an alternate winner.  If any potential Prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he/she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
    1. PRIZES:

Grand Prize:  The Grand Prize winner will receive a trip for three (3), including airfare and lodging, to Abu Camp in Botswana. Located in the Okavango Delta, Abu Camp is an incredible place to experience a true African safari, meet Naledi, and spend time with her elephant herd.  The Grand Prize Winner must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.   Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the trip is $28,000.00. Actual value may vary. Grand Prize Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value, if any.  In addition, the winner will receive $5,000 in cash, to help offset any taxes there may be on being awarded trip. Sponsor makes no promises or representations that the cash will be sufficient to cover all tax liabilities. Total approximate retail value of this Grand Prize is $33,000.

Grand Prize includes coach class roundtrip air transportation between a major airport near the Grand Prize winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and a major airport near Abu Camp, Botswana (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); Four (4) nights’ accommodations; meals; and activities as described on the Website. Winner must travel on dates provided by Sponsor between the months of March and May, 2018. Winner must book trip by February 28, 2018, or trip may be forfeited. Trip is subject to availability. The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Airfare may not include government taxes, Passenger Facility Charge or September 11th Security Fee. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles. Other travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All airline tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winner permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize if it is unavailable for any reason, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Travelers agree to accept Sponsor’s terms and conditions for the trip. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation; meals; incidentals; gratuities; passenger tariffs or duties; airline fees; surcharges; airport fees; service charges or facility charges; personal charges such as alcoholic beverages, spa services, and internet usage; security fees; taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of the winner. The Grand Prize Winner and travel companions must travel together on the same itinerary. Travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Winner and travel companions are solely responsible for securing necessary immunizations and vaccinations, as well as any documents necessary for travel. Room taxes and other hotel fees are not included and if applicable may be payable at the time of check-out by the winner/guest. A deposit or payment in advance, or presentation of a credit card by the prize winner, may be required at the time of check-in at the hotel. Any hotel cancellations or changes to hotel reservations after confirmation must be made with the hotel directly, and the Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for any charges and/or fees arising from changes made directly with the hotel. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the Grand Prize described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Prize Claim Documents (as defined below) and/or other travel documents. In the event the prize winner or her travel companion engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or animal, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize winner and/or travel companions home with no further compensation.


By accepting the prize, Grand Prize Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian represent that they understand that travel, whether in developed or remote areas and whether by plane, automobile, boat, raft or other conveyance, or by foot, on land or water, and in the air, contains some inherent element of risk of accident, illness, injury, loss or death, which may be caused by negligence, forces of nature, wild animals or other agencies, known or unknown. Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian represent that they recognize that such risks may be present at any time before, during and after the trip. In order to be considered a winner and partake in the enjoyment of this Grand Prize trip, potential Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian, as well as travel companions, must be willing to accept the risk, and to confirm their acceptance of such risk in writing at Sponsor’s request.


Runner-Up Prizes:  The two (2) Runners-Up Winners will each receive a Canon PowerShot SX620 HS digital camera or other comparable  model. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Runner-Up Prize is $250.00.

Prize Disclaimers:  Prizes will be awarded only if the potential Prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All portions of the prize(s) are non-assignable and non-transferable. Any prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Contest materials are for illustrative purposes only. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between guidelines, disclosures or other statements contained in any such promotional materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. All details and other restrictions of the Grand Prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change, and, in the event that NWF is unable to provide a winner with the prizes, NWF may elect, at NWF’s sole and absolute discretion, to provide such winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.


    1. BINDING AGREEMENT:  In order to enter the CONTEST, Entrant must agree to these Official Rules (“Rules”).  Because these Rules form a legally binding agreement with respect to this Contest, please read them carefully. If Entrant’s parent or legal guardian does not agree to the Rules on behalf of Entrant, Entrant is not eligible to participate in the CONTEST or to win any of the prizes.  Entrant’s parent or legal guardian agrees that registration as an individual participant under the CONTEST constitutes his/her agreement to these Rules.
    1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:  On behalf of Entrant, the parent or legal guardian grants the Vulcan ownership of all right, title and interest into any and all intellectual property rights associated with the Entry, and Vulcan grants NWF a license to use the Entry to further its mission on a case-by-case basis, to be approved by Vulcan, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.  On behalf of Entrant, the parent or legal guardian grants Companies a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable and transferable license to use Entrant’s image, first name and age, contact information, city and state of residence, for whatever purpose, in any and all media formats and through any and all media distribution and advertising and promotional purposes, without accounting, notification, credit, payment, or other obligation to Entrants.
    1. CHOICE OF LAW:  The CONTEST is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Entrant’s parent or legal guardian agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved with NWF, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the CONTEST, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Fairfax County, Virginia, which court shall apply the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia without regard for rules of conflicts of law. In any such dispute, Entrant’s parent or legal guardian shall not, under no circumstances, be entitled to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Entrant’s parent or legal guardian’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any) associated with participating in the CONTEST.  Entrant’s parent or legal guardian hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
    1. DELIBERATE ACTS:  Any attempt by an Entrant, Entrant’s parent or legal guardian, or other individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the CONTEST is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, NWF reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
    1. FORCE MAJEUR:  If, for any reason, the CONTEST is not capable of completion as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of NWF that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the CONTEST, NWF reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the CONTEST.
    1. WARRANTY:  By entering, Entrant’s parent or legal guardian warrants that the Entry materials are original, do not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that Entrant’s parent or legal guardian has obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party’s property appears in the Entry.  NWF reserves the right to disqualify any Entry if it finds in its sole discretion that any of the foregoing warranties are not true. Decisions of NWF shall be final and binding.
    1. RELEASE:  By entering, Entrant’s parent or legal guardian releases and holds harmless the Companies, its affiliated organizations, and each of their directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or related to the CONTEST, any prize won, any use of the entry materials by the Companies, the warranties participants make, any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, participation in any CONTEST-related activity, or participation in the CONTEST.
    1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  In no event will the Companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, or their directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents and representatives be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of Entrant’s or Entrant’s parent or legal guardian access to and use of the Website, or the downloading or uploading and/or printing of material from said sites. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the foregoing limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.  The Companies are not responsible for lost, damaged, late or misdirected Entries, or for uploading connections, garbled transmissions, unauthorized intervention or technical malfunctions. Void where prohibited.  The Companies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the CONTEST, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions to the CONTEST, including but not limited to any misprints or typographical errors. The Companies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, photographs.  The Companies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, servers, providers, computer on-line systems, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, including injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or uploading images or information in the CONTEST.
    1. PRIVACY POLICY:  By providing personal information of Entrant and Entrant’s parent or legal guardian, such as address, phone number, email, at time of entry, Entrant’s parent or legal guardian understands that the Companies may use such information to communicate with Entrant and Entrant’s parent or legal guardian for the purposes of administering the CONTEST and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules.  Information collected via the Entry form will be used to send Entrant and Entrant’s parent or legal guardian further communications from the Companies regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Companies.  Any information collected from the CONTEST shall be used in a manner consistent with these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at
    1. HOW TO CONTACT US: Questions and inquiries regarding contest rules or technical matters, including problems uploading Entry forms or materials, can be emailed to .
    1. PUBLICITY AND CONSENT TO USE AFFIDAVIT. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the CONTEST constitutes the Entrant’s consent to the Companies’ use of his/her name, photographs and likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes in all media without compensation, notice, or approval, including being on posted on the Companies’ social media account, including Facebook page and Twitter feed, website, and/or through email.  Potential winners excluding residents of Tennessee, may be required to complete, sign, have notarized and return a Liability/Publicity Release Form.
    1. TAXES.  Each Prize winner’s parent or legal guardian shall be solely responsible for all federal, state, and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. If required by law, Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any tax or taxes due.
    1. MAILING LIST: Any individual may elect to exclude his or her name and address from all lists used by NWF to mail contests by submitting a removal request to NALEDI: A BABY ELEPHANT’S TALE CONTEST, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190.
    1. WINNERS LISTING:  A list of winning entrants is also available by sending a request and self-addressed, stamped envelope to NALEDI: A BABY ELEPHANT’S TALE CONTEST, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, VA 20190. Vermont residents may omit return postage.
    1. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION:  NWF provides a special place on our web site for children and we encourage parents and guardians to visit this part of our site with their children. We respect the privacy of children, and do not collect any more personal information than reasonably necessary to enable them to participate in the activities we offer at our Website. We do not have any agreements with outside organizations to collect personal information at our site. The information we collect from children is used to respond to children’s specific requests to participate in activities such as contests or sweepstakes.  We do not share children’s personal information with anyone other than those who provide support for the internal operations of the Website and our agents (e.g., contractors who provide fulfillment services or technical support to the Web site) and supports of this Contest, including Vulcan Productions, Inc.  Parents or legal guardians can review the information that we have collected from their children online, prevent the further use or maintenance of such information, or direct the deletion of their children’s personal information by emailing us at this address: .

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