The ZipRecruiter Fall 2017 Scholarship Promotion (the "Fall Promotion") is sponsored and administered by ZipRecruiter, Inc. ("ZipRecruiter" or "Sponsor").
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.
ENTRY PERIOD. The Entry Period for the Fall Promotion starts at 12.00 a.m. (P.D.T) on October 1, 2017 and will end at 11.59 p.m. (P.D.T.) on December 31, 2017 ("Entry Period").
ELIGIBILITY. You must meet all of the following conditions to be eligible to participate (hereinafter, each an "Entrant"):
At the conclusion of the Entry Period, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States.
Directors, officers, and employees (and their respective relatives and household members) of the Sponsor and its subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the Fall Promotion. For the purposes of the Fall Promotion, 'relatives' are defined as a spouse, partner, parent, legal guardian, in-law, grandparent, sibling, children and grandchildren. Eligibility decisions shall be made and determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER. To enter, complete all the following steps (each, an "Entry"):
- Draft a 250-500-word essay on one of the following topics:
- The best on- or off-campus part-time jobs for students at your school
- The top local internship opportunities for students in your major and the best approach to land a top internship
- How ZipRecruiter can help you find your next job in your city
- Essays must be in .PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX file format. You may also include images, infographics, and diagrams provided that (i) the entire essay submission fits on one page and (ii) all the content, including your essay and images, etc., are your original work, and (iii) no part of your essay submission is owned by a third party. If your Entry includes any third-party materials, it will be disqualified.
- During the Entry Period, (a) visit https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship (the, "Promotion Site") and upload your essay; (b) complete the entry form by inserting the information requested ("Entry Form"); and (c) submit your Entry by clicking on the "Submit Entry" button.
Entrants must be individuals. No group or team submissions are permitted. Each individual Entrant is allowed a total of one (1) Entry during the Entry Period. Proof of Entry submission is not proof of receipt of the Entry by the Sponsor. Entries will be effective on the day received by the Sponsor. Entrants are responsible for costs of entering, including online access charges and data/usage charges if entering via a mobile device. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier if you have questions regarding data plans and charges relating to your participation in the Fall Promotion.
ENTRY RULES. The Entry must (i) be the original work of the Entrant and created specifically for the Fall Promotion; (ii) not have been previously published or entered in any other competition or promotion; (iii) be suitable for display and publication, including for display and publication online (e.g. it may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to nudity or profanity; it must not contain obscene or pornographic material, it must not contain defamatory statements or messages (including but not limited to words, images, or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic or other group); it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, and it must not in any other way violate or depict a violation of applicable laws and regulations); and (iv) not contain content that infringes any third-party rights.
Your essay and any accompanying photo should not contain visible third-party logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third-party content or materials. If your Entry includes any third-party materials (including but not limited to, any copyrighted content or any trademark, logo or mark that identifies a brand), or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright or trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or portrayal in a false light), the Sponsor, at its sole discretion may disqualify your Entry.
JUDGES AND JUDGING CRITERIA. Eligible Entries will be judged by designated employees of the Sponsor. The decision of the judges and the Sponsor will be final. The judges will select one winner from all eligible Entries.
Entries will be judged in accordance with the following criteria: content, style, creativity, and effectiveness as a standalone guide in the applicable essay topic category.
PRIZE. There will be one prize consisting of USD$3,000 to be applied towards the winner’s college expenses such as books, tuition, accommodation, etc. (the, "Prize").
TAXES. Prizes are considered to be taxable income. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges in connection with a prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
WINNER NOTIFICATION; PRIZE CONDITIONS. The potential winner will be notified by email or phone by January 31, 2018.
Prior to receipt of a prize, the winner must complete, sign, and return the following documents to the Sponsor (collectively, the "Documentation"): (a) an IRS W-9 form; and (b) a declaration of compliance with these Official Rules, and a Liability Release and where lawful, a Publicity Release.
The Prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected if the Documentation is not returned within the required time period or if an Entrant fails to respond to the Sponsor notifications or if the Entrant’s compliance with these Official Entry Rules cannot be verified to the Sponsor’s satisfaction. Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to Entrants. The Sponsor reserves the right to take any actions necessary to verify an Entrant’s compliance with these Official Entry Rules before announcing the winner and/or awarding the Prize.
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE OFFICIAL WINNER. The Sponsor will publicly announce the winner of the Fall Promotion in February 2018.