All contests sponsored by the Company (“Contests”) are subject to the terms of these Company Contest Rules (“Rules”), additional rules, instructions and guidelines published in connection with a specific Contest (“Contest-Specific Rules”) and applicable law.

  1. Eligibility. Contests are open to all natural persons who are over the age of eighteen (18), not otherwise disqualified by and comply with all relevant Rules, Contest-Specific Rules and applicable law. The following persons are never eligible to enter or participate in Contests:
    1. (a) employees and independent contractors of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC,
    2. (b) Company sponsors, advertisers and affiliates,
    3. (c) family members of and persons living in the same household with any of the persons named in (a) and (b), and (c).
  2. Submission of Entries. Contest entries must be submitted in accordance with the Rules, relevant Contest-Specific Rules and applicable law. Improperly submitted entries or entries submitted in violation of applicable law are void and not eligible for consideration. E-mail and other electronic entries must be submitted by the authorized account holder or user of the e-mail address from which the entry originated. “Authorized account holder” means the person whose name appears on the business records of the Internet or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning the domain associated with the e-mail address. Only one (1) entry per household (or e-mail address) may be submitted for any given Contest unless the relevant Contest-Specific Rules specifically state otherwise. Submission of more than the permitted number of entries renders all entries from the relevant household and/or e-mail address ineligible for the Contest.
  3. General Conditions. All Contest entries and information submitted as part of or in connection with Contest entries become the sole and exclusive property of Company and will not be returned. Submission of an entry to a Contest constitutes:
    1. Full and complete acceptance of each and every one of these Contest Rules, relevant Contest-Specific Rules (whether or not published separately from or in a different form than these Rules), and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Writers Guidelines and Terms and Conditions for Submitting Queries.
    2. Full consent and a grant of unlimited permission and non-exclusive rights for Company to print, publish, broadcast and use all portions of the Contest entry and all information submitted as part of or in connection with the Contest entry, including without limitation the entrant’s full name, on Internet websites owned or operated by Company and in any and all Company publications, including without limitation the print publication The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. Company reserves the right, but has no obligation, to establish Contest-Specific Rules for some or all Contests permitting entrants to request that Company not publish entrants’ names and e-mail addresses and will make reasonable efforts to comply with requests made in accordance with such Contest-Specific Rules, provided that Company accepts no liability or responsibility for publication of any information submitted as part of or in connection with a Contest entry unless such publication occurs as a result of the intentional misconduct of Company.
    3. Acknowledgment that Company is under no obligation to use or publish any Contest entry and that the entrant is not entitled to any consideration in return for submission or publication of the Contest entry or any information submitted as part of or in connection with the Contest entry.
    4. Acceptance of any and all risks, responsibilities and legal obligations associated with entering or winning Contests, including without limitation any tax liability associated with winning a prize in one (1) or more Company Contests.
  4. Contest-Specific Rules. Company will publish Contest-Specific Rules for each Contest, which may include, without limitation, additional rules, instructions and guidelines for entering the relevant Contest. Contest-Specific Rules are automatically incorporated into and made a part of these Rules on a Contest-by-Contest basis.
  5. Disqualifications. Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry trying to circumvent or break Contest Rules, tamper with the Contest process or otherwise interfere with proper functioning of the Contest. Entries received in violation of applicable law or submitted by entrants whose conduct violates applicable law are automatically null and void.
  6. Judging, Disputes. Company reserves the right to sponsor both random drawings and Contests involving skills. Contest-Specific Rules will establish in advance whether winners will be judged on the basis of various criteria or drawn at random from all eligible entries. Entries will be judged or winners drawn at random, as appropriate, by Company staff. Staff will judge Contests of skill using standard Company Contest guidelines, policies and procedures, which may change to comply with Company and Contest needs and applicable law. Winners of Contests involving random drawings will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Company reserves the sole, discretionary and absolute right to determine contest winners and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend any Contest at any time with or without notice or cause. Company reserves the sole, discretionary and absolute right to resolve any dispute relating to or arising out of any Contest.
  7. Notification of Winners. Contest winners will be contacted by e-mail within five (5) days after conclusion of the judging process or random drawing, as appropriate. Winners must respond to the e-mail within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Company e-mail notification in order to claim the prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within the specified time period, Company reserves the sole, discretionary right to declare the prize forfeited and select another winner. Prizes must be accepted “AS-IS,” with no substitutions. Prizes are not redeemable for cash value. Winners are solely responsible for payment of any taxes on prizes.
  8. Odds of Winning. Odds of winning will vary based upon the number of eligible entries received and the nature of the relevant Contest.
  9. No Purchase Necessary. No purchase is necessary to enter Company Contests.
  10. No Warranties. Company and its officers, employees, agents, representatives, affiliates, advertisers and sponsors accept no liability and make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to any aspect of Contests, including without limitation
    1. (a) Contest prizes and awards,
    2. (b) the form, substance and content of entries, including without limitation entries containing false or inaccurate information,
    3. (c) entries which fail to comply with Contest guidelines, Rules, Contest-Specific Rules or applicable law,
    4. (d) entries which may be lost, incomplete, illegible, damaged, submitted after applicable deadlines or not received by Company, regardless of the reason or justification for damage, destruction, deletion or failure of delivery,
    5. (e) technical errors or malfunctions, whether or not caused by or originating with Company equipment,
    6. (f) the functionality of the Internet, email servers or Company websites,
    7. (g) loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by, resulting from or arising out of any Contest, entry, prize or related matter, to the maximum extent permitted by law. Entrants accept sole and complete responsibility for making sure Contest entries are received by Company in an appropriate form and timely manner.
  11. Waiver of Claims. Submission of an entry into one (1) or more Contests constitutes the entrant’s agreement to waive, release and discharge Company and all Company officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, causes of action and liabilities (including without limitation costs and attorney fees) (collectively, “Claims”), known or unknown, that the entrant may have or claim to have in connection with, relating to or arising out of (a) the use or publication of intellectual property or specific personal information submitted with or as part of the Contest entry, unless and to the extent the relevant use or publication results from the willful misconduct of Company, (b) the nature and content of Contests, (c) the ability or inability of individual entrants to access Company websites, email addresses or other information relating to Contests at any time and for any reason and (d) acceptance, possession or use of prizes won as a result of participating in Contests. Entrants accept full responsibility for and agree to fully indemnify Company against any and all Claims arising out of or relating to the substance and content of their Contest entries, including without limitation violations of intellectual property law.
  12. Conflict. If any conflict arises between these Rules and Contest-Specific Rules these Rules will prevail. If any conflict arises between Contest Rules and applicable law the latter will prevail, the relevant Rules will be deleted, modified or limited to the extent necessary and the other provisions of the Rules will remain in full force and effect.
  13. Contest Rules, Winner Lists. Complete copy of these Rules, Contest-specific guidelines and lists of Contest winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, PO Box 8426, Gray, TN 37615.
  14. Void Where Prohibited. All Contests are subject to applicable law and void where prohibited by law.  See more at: and

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