Civic Holidays

Community College Concert Competition Official Rules

Important: Please read these Official Rules prior to applying for the Community College Concert Competition (the “Competition”).

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS COMPETITION.

ELIGIBILITY

Only accredited community colleges in the United States – except those located in states that do not have in-person early voting currently Alabama, Delaware, Mississippi, and New Hampshire, which are not eligible (“Excluded States”) – are eligible to participate in the Competition.  PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION ARE NOT PERMITTED AND WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. COMPETITION VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. COMPETITION OPEN ONLY TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES, EXCEPT THOSE LOCATED IN THE STATES THAT DO NOT HAVE IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING – CURRENTLY, ALABAMA, DELAWARE, MISSISSIPPI, AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHICH ARE NOT ELIGIBLE. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE COMPETITION. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Competition is to identify a community college that is best equipped to leverage excitement from a concert to mobilize voters on a nonpartisan basis, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws (the “Purpose”).

PROMOTIONAL PARTNERS

The Promotional Partners of the Competition are Levi Strauss & Co. 1155 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 and SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios 1515 Broadway New York, NY 10036 (hereinafter, “Promotional Partners”).

CONCERT

One community college will be selected to host a concert on Early Vote Day (Tuesday, October 29, 2024) with a well-known recording artist (the “Concert”). The community college selected to host the concert will be referred to as the “Winner.” Promotional Partners will choose, in their sole discretion, the Concert logistics and details. Dates and artists are subject to availability. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be entered into the Competition and be eligible to win, a community college must submit an official form, prepared and provided by Promotional Partners (the “Campus Concert Host Form”). Questions are outlined HERE. The Campus Concert Host Form must be signed by the community college’s president or a senior administrator. The Campus Concert Host Form, amongst other things, will require any entering community college to certify that it has or will:

      • Have an official campus signatory affirm by September 20, 2024 that the community college is willing to (1) host the concert if selected and (2) use campus marketing channels to promote nonpartisan voter engagement and related activities.
      • Sign up as a Campus Takeover partner, and celebrate at least 2 of the Civic Holidays (National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, Vote Early Day, and Election Hero Day) including hosting a voter registration drive on or before September 17th (National Voter Registration Day.
      • Join the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge and submit a 2024 nonpartisan campus democratic engagement action plan.

These three requirements will be referred to as the “Program Submission Requirements.” Failure to complete any of the Program Submission Requirements in a satisfactory manner after submission of the Campus Concert Host Form is grounds for disqualification, as determined in the sole discretion of Promotional Partners and/or the impartial selection panel (the “Selection Panel”).

COMPETITION RULES

One winner will be selected by the Selection Panel. The members of the Selection Panel will be chosen by Promotional Partners and Promotional Partners’ partners. Winner will be notified by October 4, 2024. The Selection Panel’s role is to determine the community college best positioned to achieve the Purpose, among all entrants. In choosing the Winner, the Selection Panel will consider the quality of each entrant’s submissions, materials, and actions in connection with the Program Submission Requirements and, in addition, may review publicly available information, information submitted by entrants, and/or information submitted by third parties that help it determine which community college is best positioned to achieve the Purpose. Examples of the type of information that the Selection Panel will consider includes, but is not limited to: 

    • College President/Chancellor/Provost signing the ALL IN Presidents’ Commitment.
    • Participating in an action planning virtual training.
    • Participating in a Campus Takeover virtual training.
    • Posting about Civic Holiday events on their social accounts and campus channels.
    • Submitting proof of hosting Civic Holiday events (e.g. photos and documents from events.)  
    • Utilizing the toolkit for how to run a successful Civic Holiday registration event(s) on college campuses. 
    • Hosting additional GOTV or voter registration events on Civic Holidays and beyond.
    • Participating in Ask Every Student (another democracy initiative) as a “Commitment Campus.”
    • Being located in states in Tufts’ CIRCLE nonpartisan Presidential Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI).

The Selection Panel will provide a written justification for its selection. The Selection Panel may disqualify the apparent Winner after notification, if it determines in its sole discretion that the Winner is no longer best positioned among the applicants to achieve the Purpose. 

ODDS; TAXES; ETC

Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF WINNER. The Prize is awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied.

GENERAL RELEASE

By entering the Competition, each community college releases all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waives any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Competition or the Concert (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and 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. Released Parties include Levi Strauss & Co, SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios, ALL IN, Good Trouble Collaborative, and Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition.

WARRANTIES

Each community college warrants it will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and will not provide anything of value to any individual to induce the individual to register to vote or to vote. The Winner shall permit any individual to attend the Concert, regardless of voting or registration status, and will not award preferential treatment vis a vis the Concert based on voting or registration status.

      1. Use of Winner Name, Intellectual Property, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Competition constitutes permission to use the community college’s trademarks and other intellectual property in promotional materials. 
      2. Affidavit & Release. As a condition of being selected to host the Concert, the Winner may be required to execute and deliver to Promotional Partners a signed affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Promotional Partners in their sole discretion.
      3. Intellectual Property Notice. The Competition and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2024 by Promotional Partners: Levi Strauss & Co. and SHOWTIME/MTV Entertainment Studios. All rights reserved.

OTHER PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Promotional Partners and their partners may offer other partnership opportunities with community colleges, including those in Excluded States. Such opportunities are not governed by these Official Rules.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Competition and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the District of Columbia without regard to its or any other jurisdiction’s choice of law provisions. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Promotional Partners, which are final and binding in all respects. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Promotional Partners reserve the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in their sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Competition or any entrant’s participation in the Competition due to causes beyond Promotional Partners’ control that affect the administration, security or proper play of the Competition, or Promotional Partners otherwise become (as determined in their sole discretion) incapable of running the Competition as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Competition, tamper with the operation of the Competition or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Promotional Partners, the Competition or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Promotional Partners’ sole discretion) are subject to disqualification. 

If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Competition, or if you’d like to request a Campus Concert Host Form, please e-mail info@civicholidays.org.