"You Need a Health Coach Because"... Contest Rules

Purpose: The IIN “You Need a Health Coach Because…” (“Contest”) is designed to encourage Integrative Nutrition alumni (“Participants”) to create a video commercial of their health coaching practice to promote why their potential clients need to hire a health coach to. Judges will choose the winning entry, and prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (“Rules”).

Sponsor: Integrative Nutrition Inc., 3 East 28th St., New York, NY 10016

Binding Agreement: To enter this Contest, you must agree to these Rules. By participating in this Contest and/or accepting any prize, you agree to be bound by and to comply with the terms of these Rules. Because these Rules form a legally binding agreement with respect to this Contest, please read them carefully. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any prize.

Participant Eligibility: Contest is open only to graduates of the Professional Training Program, Health Coach Training Program or current Immersion students of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (“IIN”).  Current Health Coach Training Program students of IIN, and students who did not graduate from IIN, are excluded from entry. Members of the general public who have not previously enrolled at IIN, and students who have withdrawn from IIN, are excluded from entry. Employees of IIN, or immediate family members thereof, are also excluded. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine the eligibility of Participants. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Any IIN students who apply must be in good financial standing (i.e., no past due balances) in order to be eligible to participate. No purchase necessary.

How to Enter: Participants will be entered to win upon valid submission of their entry/entries by submitting a YouTube video link and a 2-3 sentence description on this registration page between 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time) on Monday January 7th, 2013 and 11:59 AM Eastern Standard Time (8:59 AM Pacific Standard Time) February 11th, 2013. Only participants who submit a valid application will be considered. Participants must submit their name, email address (to be used to contact winners), graduation year, brief description of the video, and a YouTube link to their video with the title “You Need a Health Coach Because” along with each entry. Participants are permitted to submit more than one entry. Participants may only enter individually. IIN may disqualify participants whom it believes to be violating the Rules, or for any other reason that IIN determines to be improper conduct. IIN will decide, in its sole discretion, which applicants will be considered for the grand prize.

Photo and Video Eligibility: By entering the contest, participants agree that their submissions will conform to the following rules of eligibility:

(1)  Photo or video submissions may not include the INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION® trademark and other IIN trademarks and logos (IIN®, Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, the IIN Spiral, etc.), as well as any other third party trademarks, logos or brands which may be found on clothing, accessories, on printed materials such as posters and signs, etc.

(2)  Photo or video submissions must not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people, companies or products.

(3)  Photo or video submissions may not depict in any way the name or likeness of any celebrity.

(4)  Photo or video submissions must not include other’s copyrighted works, images or other proprietary material.

(5)  Photo or video submissions must not violate any law.

(6)  Photo or video submissions must not contain any derogatory, offensive, obscene or inappropriate material.

IIN reserves the unrestricted right to disqualify, delete, or refrain from considering any photo or video submissions for any reason including, but not limited to, violation of these contest rules. All photo and video submissions, including, without limitation, any materials contained within any photo submission will become the exclusive property of IIN who may publish, reproduce, print, display or modify the photos for any purpose whatsoever. Uses may include, but are not limited to, promotion of IIN, including on the web, in print publications, and as distributed to the media.  No photo will be returned once submitted.

Determination of Winner: All eligible photos and videos will be distributed to IIN staff who will select one winner from all valid entries. The IIN Staff will use the following criteria to judge the photos and videos:

  • All entries must have a completed application form and applicants will have agreed to these terms and conditions. Any entry that does not will be automatically eliminated.
  • Photos and videos will be judged on:
    • effectiveness of promoting benefits of working with you as a Health Coach
    • the level of creativity, originality, and authenticity of the your story
  • IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify criteria used in determining winners.

Contest Period and Scope: Contest begins Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (6:00 AM Pacific Standard Time), and will close Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 11:59 AM Eastern Standard Time (8:59 AM Pacific Standard Time). Void where prohibited.

Prize: Contest winners will be eligible to win:

Grand Prize: One (1) first place winner will receive full tuition to Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program (payment of the $495 materials fee is required). Your video will also be shown during the alumni-only conference in New York City on March 2nd or 3rd, 2013. If you are attending the conference, you will be presented on stage. If you are not attending the conference, you may be asked to provide a photograph to be acknowledged.

2nd Prize: One (1) second place winner will receive a $600 Visa gift card. Your video will also be shown during the alumni-only conference in New York City on March 2nd or 3rd, 2013. If you are attending the conference, you will be presented on stage. If you are not attending the conference, you may be asked to provide a photograph to be acknowledged.

3rd Prize: One (1) third place winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card. Your video will also be shown during the alumni-only conference in New York City on March 2nd or 3rd, 2013. If you are attending the conference, you will be presented on stage. If you are not attending the conference, you may be asked to provide a photograph to be acknowledged.

Gift cards will be awarded in the name of the winner only. Scholarships must be redeemed by May 15, 2013. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of substantially similar value in the event the prize is unavailable or delivery is impractical.

IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of substantially similar value in the event the prize is unavailable or delivery is impractical.

Chances of Winning: Chance of winning depends on the total number of valid entries received during the course of the Contest. 

Conduct: By entering the Contest, you agree to comply with and be bound by these Rules. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. IIN reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Participant it finds to be: (1) ineligible for participation under the terms of these Rules; (2) tampering, or attempting to tamper with the entry process or any IIN service or process; (3) violating the Rules; (4) violating any other IIN terms of service, conditions of use or general rules of any IIN property or service; (5) is past due on any balances or otherwise not in good standing with IIN; or (6) acting in inappropriate or disruptive manner, or with intent to harass, intimidate, annoy, abuse, or threaten any other person. Any attempt by a Participant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, IIN reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Announcement of Winner: Winner will be contacted by email with instructions on how to accept the prize.

Award and Acceptance of Prize: Winner is solely responsible for all taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income), fees, and any delivery or associated acceptance costs, including title, license, registration and insurance costs. Winner must contact IIN indicating acceptance or rejection of prize, as instructed in the email announcing the award, within 7 days of the email’s send date.  Failure to respond, or return of any prize notification, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Upon acceptance of prize, winner grants IIN permission to use winner’s name and likeness to administer and promote the Contest and IIN, and to conduct media interviews and promotional events without any additional compensation, attribution, notification or permission. Potential prize winner may be required to sign, notarize, and return an affidavit or declaration of eligibility, a liability/publicity release, or any other applicable form as required by law, within 7 business days and provide any additional information that may be required by IIN. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. In the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, that prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate.

General Conditions:

IIN’s decisions are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Participants are not entitled to any compensation whatsoever for completing an application and/or submitting an entry. IIN is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize.

Prize is awarded “as is” with absolutely no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, from IIN. No transfer, cash equivalent or substitution of the prize is allowed, except at IIN’s sole discretion. No responsibility is accepted by IIN for any additional expenses that may arise in connection with ownership or use of any contest prize. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IIN disclaims any and all representations and warranties in connection with this Contest and any prize.

IIN is not responsible for any typographical, technological, processing or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize. Participants certify that they have complied with the Rules. Each Participant agrees not to participate in the Contest in any manner that might otherwise violate applicable law.

Visa (including its respective affiliated companies/brands) is not a sponsor or otherwise affiliated with this Contest.

No Recourse to Judicial or Other Procedures: To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief, or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.

Limitations on Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, you indemnify and agree to keep indemnified IIN at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission by you and/or a breach of any warranty by you set forth herein. You indemnify and agree to keep indemnified IIN at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect of which IIN will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by you under these rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these rules by you. This indemnification shall explicitly include any infringement of any copyright or other intellectual property rights in any photo or video submission. You agree to hold IIN, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest and/or use or acceptance of any prize won. The indemnifications discussed in this paragraph shall extend to IIN’s directors, officers, members, employees, and volunteers.

Choice of Law: This Agreement and all of its terms shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to the conflicts of law principles thereof.  Any disputes arising out of or pertaining to this Agreement shall be adjudicated in federal or state court in New York County, New York. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Severability: If any provision(s) of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.