TERMS & CONDITIONS:
• Contest begins at 12:01am on March 1, 2012, and concludes at 11:59pm on April 30, 2012.
• All entries must be submitted online at www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/Learn-to-Fly within the aforementioned time frame.
• Entries shall consist of 1) an original essay and 2) a digital photo of the submitter. Essays should detail how the entrant would use a pilot’s license to further their career or build their business. Eligible parties include any applicant interested in aviation as a profession or those who could benefit from a pilot’s license in their chosen industry.
• Essays should be no longer than 150 words (including “a” and “I”).
• Photos must be 450x450 pixels (maximum) in size.
• Winners will be announced on May 19, 2012, International Fly Day. Publication of the winning entries will also appear in the June 2012 issue of Greenville Business Magazine.
• All winners must meet the following criteria:
* Live and/or work in Greenville County.
* Be 17 years old by May 19, 2012 (or have the signature of a legal guardian if younger).
* Be a US citizen.
* Weigh 250 lbs. or less.
* Be capable of passing a third-class flight physical.
* Sign liability waiver.
• Winning entries will be chosen by a panel of local judges who will review all submissions and vote based on the following criteria: potential impact of pilot’s license on applicant’s career, passion for pursuit of pilot’s license, and quality of writing. All decisions made by the judges are final.
• For a list of winners, please send a SASE to Learn to Fly Contest, 303 Haywood Rd, Greenville, SC 29607 after May 20, 2012.
• The grand prize training must be started no earlier than June 1, 2012, and completed no later than May 31, 2013. This schedule entails one lesson (a 2-hour commitment) per week over the course of 6 months.
• The first prize flight must be started no earlier than June 1, 2012, and completed no later than May 31, 2013.
• Prizes are non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for currency or other compensation.
• In the event that the grand prize winner is unable to accept the prize, the first prize winner will be given priority to claim it, and an alternate winner will be selected to receive the first prize.
• Submission of any essay and photo implies that entrant consents to having his or her work and likeness published online or in print in any promotional format with which the sponsors choose to publicize the contest.
• Entrant agrees that any essay submitted is an original work and acknowledges that he or she is the owner of the image or has the legal authority to use it publicly.
• Greenville Business Magazine is not liable for misdirected entries, problems with connectivity or Internet service, or acts of God that may affect or interfere with submissions.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.
Who may enter: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older with Internet access at time of entry. Only entrants logging onto the Internet from within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia are eligible to enter the Contest. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Contest: (a) employees of INDEXX, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates or subsidiaries, (b) employees of any organizations directly involved with this Contest, (c) immediate family members and persons living in the same household as the persons identified in (a) or (b).
How to enter: Complete the electronic entry form no later than April 30, 2012, @ 11:59 p.m. ET on Sponsor’s website located at www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/Learn-to-Fly.aspx. Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries due to any reason. Entries submitted using any kind of bot or automated technology will be deleted.
Judged selection: There will be two prizes awarded to two separate winners. A panel of judges will evaluate and choose the winners by May 18, 2012, from all eligible entries received, and the winners will be notified by May 19, 2012, via the email addresses supplied during entry. Decisions of the judges are final.
Prize and odds of winning: The grand prize consists of a complete pilot training program to be awarded to one individual. The first prize consists of an introductory flight lesson to be awarded to another individual. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranties concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prizes awarded. The odds of winning depend upon the number of valid entries received.
Prize limitations: Prizes issued by Greenville Business Magazine and its partners for the Learn to Fly Contest are valid from June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013. Expiration dates will not be extended, and prizes will not be refundable or redeemable for cash or credit at anytime. Prizes are valid only at the location(s) approved by GBM’s prize partners. Prizes cannot be resold to a third party. Prizes may not be used for promotional purposes unless previously approved by GBM and its prize partners. No substitutions are allowed. Prizes cannot be used in any online auction fundraising efforts.
Claiming prize: The properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and must complete all applicable forms required by a taxing authority within ten (10) days of receipt of written prize notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Prize must be redeemed within 3 weeks of winner confirmation. By accepting the prize, the winner consents to Sponsor’s use of their name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to them in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed for all business purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. For the name of the winner of the Contest write to: Learn to Fly Contest, 303 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29607.
Limitation of liability: By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or acceptance or use of any prize won.
Miscellaneous conditions: The Sponsor assumes 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, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Right to cancel contest: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Choice of law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of South Carolina without regard to conflict of law principles.
WATCH BUSINESS TAKE FLIGHT WHEN YOU EARN YOUR WINGS!
Dreams of growing your business don’t often include obtaining a pilot’s license.
Thanks to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, one local winner will be provided an all-expenses-paid program to earn a pilot’s license and take his or her business to the next level, courtesy of the Greenville Downtown Airport, Airwolf Aviation Services, Greenville Jet Center, and Greenville Business Magazine.
Imagine the possibilities available with this extraordinary prize:
• Monitor a broader sales territory
• Troubleshoot location issues personally
• Reach out to embrace wider business opportunities
• Attend distant board meetings and strategy sessions
• Explore real estate under consideration
• Make business travel faster and more efficient
• Add to your personal and professional skill set
• Take greater charge of your schedule
• Accommodate colleagues, customers, and suppliers
• Be more accessible to your clients
If you can envision yourself – and your business – reaching new heights, submit your application now. With a few well-chosen words, the sky’s the limit!
The contest is open to any applicant interested in aviation as a profession or to those who could benefit from a pilot’s license in their chosen industry. To be considered, entrants must compose and submit an essay detailing how they would use a pilot’s license to further their career or build their business. Essays should be original compositions of no more than 150 words (including “a” and “I”) and must be submitted online at www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/Learn-to-Fly no later than April 30, 2012. A 450x450 digital photo must also be attached to the entry form for a submission to be considered.
Complete Pilot Training Program that, upon satisfactory completion of all sessions, qualifies one winner to earn a pilot’s license. All training, books, exams, etc. are included in the package. Prize valued at approximately $8,000.00 USD.
Introductory Flight Lesson (approximate value $150) that allows one winner to experience a standard flight as captained by a trained pilot, including:
• Overview of the aviation profession and the local airport
• Preflight checklist, inspection, and explanation of plane’s component parts
• Actual flight with demonstration of basic maneuvers, hands-on experience with controls, and discussion of varying flight conditions and weather situations
• Postflight routine, question-and-answer session, and explanation of steps required to obtain a pilot’s license
Grand and First Prize Entries – Publication of winners’ submitted essays and photos on the Greenville Business Magazine website (www.greenvillebusinessmag.com).
For official rules and details, please click here.