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VitalSmarts Change for Good Story Contest Rules and Conditions


This contest is sponsored by VitalSmarts, L.C. (“VitalSmarts”), located at 282 River Bend Lane, Provo, UT 84604 ( By entering the contest, you agree to all Contest rules and eligibility requirements, and agree that decisions of VitalSmarts are final and binding. By entering the Contest you agree that VitalSmarts shall have the right to use your name and likeness, submitted story, caption(s), Prize information, and statements for VitalSmarts related purposes, including online announcements, promotional, advertising, and marketing purposes, all without compensation of any kind, except to the extent prohibited by law. If you are selected as a contest winner, however, this does not necessarily mean that your story, likeness, name, photograph, or other information will be used in connection with any promotion or advertisement as the use of any Contest related submission will be at the sole discretion of VitalSmarts.

The VitalSmarts Change for Good Story Contest begins February 5, 2018 at 8:00 am US Eastern Time and ends March 1, 2018 at 11:59 pm US Eastern Time (the “Contest”). Only stories successfully uploaded to the designated Contest submission form before the Contest deadline will be eligible.

The Contest is open to individuals 18 years of age and older at the time of entry (the “Participant” or “Participants”). Employees of VitalSmarts are not eligible. Entrants must fulfill all requirements set forth in the Official Rules and abide by all decisions of VitalSmarts in order to be eligible for a prize.

Judges’ Choice Grand Prize: One (1) Participant will be selected as the grand prize winner. The grand prize-winning Participant will receive a scholarship for themselves and a guest to any 2018 VitalSmarts public training course within the United States and Canada of their choice plus a $500 travel stipend. If the grand prize winner is not a U.S. or Canadian resident, he or she is only eligible for a Live Online or Online Training Scholarship. The Participant’s winning story will be featured on the homepage of the Change For Good contest website ( produced by VitalSmarts. The local country, city, and state taxes will be the responsibility of the winner and he or she should consult a tax professional for advice.

Second Prizes:
Fifty(50) Participants will be selected as the runner-up prize winners. The runner-up winning Participants will receive one scholarship to attend Crucial Conversations Online Training. The local country, city, and state taxes will be the responsibility of the winners and he or she should consult a tax professional for advice.

Eligible Participants may enter the Contest by visiting (the “Website”) and following the links and instructions for the Contest. By completing the entry form in accordance with the instructions on the Website, the Contestant represents that he/she has complied with the submission guidelines and content restrictions as specified on the Website. Entries are limited to one per person and email address. All entries will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder for the submitted email address. Contest Participants can submit only one (1) entry per person. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

By entering the Contest, Participant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted story is an original, factual account experienced by the Participant, that the story does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the story. The story must not, in the sole discretion of VitalSmarts, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. If VitalSmarts does not receive your story for any reason, without limitation, or if your story is not entered correctly, the Participant’s story will be invalid and ineligible for Contest prizes. Stories submitted via mail or emailed will not be accepted.

Winners will be selected from the Contest entries received and deemed eligible on or before March 1, 2018. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges, comprised of VitalSmarts staff. VitalSmarts reserves the right, its sole discretion, to Contest stories for failure to fully comply with Contest rules and requirements. VitalSmarts reserves the right to verify the eligibility of potential prize winners.

Contest submissions will be judged on the following criteria: – (a) a factual and powerful account of how the VitalSmarts skills and principles have impacted the Participant’s life (85%); (b) quality of the story submission (15%).

Potential Contest winners will be notified via the email provided at the time of Participant’s entry on the Contest’s submission page, with return receipt required within seven (7) calendar days of notice. In the event of non-compliance with any of the rules set forth herein, or any Prize notification returned as undeliverable, the Participant’s Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner. VitalSmarts is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Contest winners. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of prizes is permitted by Contest winners. The names of winning Participants will be posted on VitalSmarts website (, Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), and blog ( on or near April 1, 2018. The identity of the winning Participants can also be obtained by contacting VitalSmarts at 282 River Bend Lane, Provo, UT 84604.

By entering the Contest, Participants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to VitalSmarts, to reproduce, distribute, display and create derivative works of the entries in connection with any VitalSmarts related business or promotions, in any media now or hereafter known. Display or publication of any entry on VitalSmarts website does not indicate the Participant will be selected as a Contest winner. Additionally, by entering, each Participant grants to VitalSmarts the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest or choose not to do so, at its sole discretion. VitalSmarts will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

If any persons are mentioned in the story, the Participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the story, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the story in the manner set forth in these Contest rules without additional compensation.

Upon VitalSmarts’ request, each Participant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed release from all persons who are mentioned in the story submitted, authorizing VitalSmarts and its licensees to reproduce, distribute, display, and create derivative works of the story in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.

By entering the Contest, Participant agrees to release and hold harmless VitalSmarts and its affiliates, partners, officials, officers, and employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

VitalSmarts is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (1) late, lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, inaccurate, incorrect, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or entry information, whether due to human error or technical malfunctions; (2) electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation the inability to access the Contest or VitalSmarts related websites; (3) failed, incomplete, interrupted, garbled, or delayed transmissions; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of VitalSmarts that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize, or from participation in the Contest, or (6) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal District Court of Utah County, Utah; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

VitalSmarts reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to adjust the dates and/or cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest for any reason including, but not limited to, technical failure, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of VitalSmarts that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest. VitalSmarts reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process. If VitalSmarts elects to cancel or terminate the Contest, VitalSmarts will not retain any rights in the submitted stories.

Questions regarding this contest may be sent to VitalSmarts at


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