The Imaginormous Challenge
OFFICIAL RULES

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The 2018 Imaginormous Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the The 2018 Imaginormous Challenge (the “Contest”), presented by The Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd and sponsored by Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Contest-related materials. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are ages 5 - 12 at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. No limit on the number of entries. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Contest.

ENTRY PERIOD: Contest begins at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on January 29, 2018, and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 1, 2018.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the contest, visit the contest website at http://www.imaginormouschallenge.com and submit the online entry form along with your child or student’s original short story of no more than one hundred (100) words in the space provided. If you are under the age of 13 you will be required to provide a parent or legal guardian email address to send your parent or guardian notice that you would like to enter the contest.

The entry form must include the following information: the first name of child; the child’s age; the parent, legal guardian or teacher’s first and last name, and contact information (email and telephone number); and the entrant’s preferred individual prize. Teachers must also confirm that they have the authority of the school to consent on behalf of the parent. By entering the Contest, entrants represent and warrant that the entries are their own and original creations, and do not violate or infringe the rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights or rights of publicity/privacy, of any third party.

In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; or lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Contest shall be governed by The Roald Dahl Story Company Ltd s privacy policy at https://www.imaginormouschallenge.com/privacy/. By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

Use of entrants’ data (name and email address) will be used only for the purposes of contact with regard to the Contest.

JUDGING: On or about June 1, 2018, five (5) winners will be chosen from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Entries will be judged by Sponsor on creativity and imagination, with equal weight given to each criterion. Winners’ parent, legal guardian or teacher will be notified via email or phone and must respond to notification within ten (10) days of receipt. If a winning entry is

submitted by a teacher, it is the teacher’s responsibility to inform the parents or legal guardians of the winner immediately so that the parent or legal guardian is able to respond to the notification within the specified ten (10) days. Winners’ parent or legal guardian will also be required to complete, execute and return Affidavits of Eligibility and Release within ten (10) days of receipt. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If any winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

 

FIVE PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED

1. One winner and his/her parent or legal guardian shall travel to New York City or to Chicago to participate in a workshop with representatives from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the new musical team, the winner’s short story idea will be transformed into a theatrical creation. The trip includes round-trip economy class airfare (or ground transportation costs if winner and companion are local) for two from the airport (or transportation center) nearest the winner’s hometown to New York, New York or to Chicago, Illinois and hotel accommodations for two for up to two (2) nights (ARV: up to $2,500.00). If New York City, the trip must take place by August 31, 2018. If Chicago, Illinois, the trip must take place in September 2018. The location of this prize shall be within the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

2. One winner and his/her parent or legal guardian shall travel to Hollywood, California to have a workshop with the Warner Bros. Consumer Product team to help inspire a new creation. The trip includes round-trip economy class airfare (or ground transportation costs if winner and companion are local) for two from the airport (or transportation center) nearest the winner’s hometown to Los Angeles, California and hotel accommodations for two for up to two (2) nights (ARV: up to $2,500.00). The Hollywood trip must take place by August 31, 2018.

3. One winner and his/her parent or legal guardian shall travel to Seattle, Washington and meet with Minecraft builders. The Minecraft Education team and a YouTube creator will transform the winning short story idea into a Minecraft world. The trip includes round-trip economy class airfare (or ground transportation costs if winner and companion are local) for two from the airport (or transportation center) nearest the winner’s hometown to Seattle, Washington and hotel accommodations for two for up to two (2) nights (ARV: up to $2,500.00). The Seattle trip must take place by August 31, 2018.

4. One winner and his/her parent or legal guardian shall travel to Los Angeles, California, where the winner will meet with authors Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler for a writing workshop, where the winner’s short story idea will be transformed into a publishable work. The trip includes round-trip economy class airfare (or ground transportation costs if winner and companion are local) for two from the airport (or transportation center) nearest the winner’s hometown to Los Angeles, CA and hotel accommodations for two for up to two (2) nights (ARV: up to $2,500.00). The Los Angeles trip must take place by August 31, 2018.

5. One winner and his/her parent or legal guardian shall travel to New York City and shall work with a representative of Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City, to create a wonderful piece of candy inspired by the winner’s short story idea. The trip includes round-trip economy class airfare (or ground transportation costs if winner and companion are local) for two from the airport (or transportation center) nearest the winner’s hometown to New York, New York and hotel accommodations for two for up to two (2) nights (ARV: up to $2,500.00). The New York Trip must take place by August 31, 2018

Winners must be available to travel by the dates specified above; if a winner is unavailable for those dates, an alternate winner will be chosen from the pool of contestants under consideration for the prize but not chosen as a finalist.

Winners are responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the prize description, such as transportation to and from all airports (except as set forth above); travel within each city; personal expenses; travel and health insurance; meals; beverages; gratuities and any additional hotel expenses such as telephone calls, incidentals and upgrades or other charges that may arise.

Winners must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Winners’ parents and legal guardian and any other travel companions under the age of 18 must sign a travel companion release prior to the commencement of travel and any travel companions under the age of 18 must have a travel companion release signed by a parent or legal guardian on their behalf.

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. While Sponsor shall consider each winner’s individual prize preference, Sponsor reserves the right to assign individual prizes to the Grand Prize Winners in its sole discretion. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

TEACHERS’/SCHOOLS’ PRIZE: each Grand Prize Winner will also win for their school: a Roald Dahl library of books which is comprised of the following books in hardcover, trade paperback and digest (paperback): BFG’s Gloriumptious Journal; The Big Friendly Doodle Book; Boy; Boy and Going Solo; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Play; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Broadway Tie-in; Danny Champion of the World; Esio Trot; Fantastic Mr. Fox; George’s Marvelous Medicine; Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach: A Play; James and the Giant Peach; Magic Finger; Marvelous Matilda Sticker Activity Book; Matilda; Matilda Broadway Tie-in; Matilda Fantastically Fine; Revolting Rhymes; Roald Dahl’s Mischief and Mayhem; The Twits; Who Was Roald Dahl?; The Witches; The Witches Activity Book; Wonderful, Wicked and Whizzpo; and World of Roald Dahl Mad Libs®, and has a retail value of $397.00.

DISCLAIMERS: By competing in this Contest and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Contest. By accepting a prize, the winners grant to Sponsor the right to edit, adapt, publish, copy, display and otherwise use their entries in connection with this Contest, and to further use their names, likenesses, and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by December 14, 2018 to The Imaginormous Challenge, Penguin Young Readers Group, Attention: The Imaginormous Challenge, 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014.

SPONSOR: Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.

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