Please read the program rules carefully.They're not overly complex, and it's important that you understand them. Thank you!
In order to be eligible for the HearthSong Heroes Awards Program (the "Program"), nominees must be eighteen years of age or younger in the nominating year and some portion of the nominee's activities must have taken place during that year or be ongoing. People submitting nominations ("Nominator(s)") must be at least eighteen (18) years of age when the nomination is submitted. The Program is open to Nominees who are U.S. citizens. At any time, at HearthSong's discretion, a Nominee may be deemed ineligible for nomination or participation in the Program, be deemed ineligible to receive a monetary prize under the Program or have the monetary prize otherwise due such person as part of the Program (if any) donated to a charitable organization selected by HearthSong in its sole discretion. Employees and immediate family members of Plow & Hearth, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries, are not eligible to be HearthSong Heroes.
To submit your nomination for the HearthSong Heroes Awards Program log on to www.hearthsong.com/heroes and fill out the submission form providing all required contact information for you and your Nominee. Nomination MUST be submitted online. Mail-in nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be submitted on behalf of another person. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations may only be submitted in the name of a single person; group nominations are not acceptable. False or deceptive nominations or acts may render a nominee ineligible. All nominations become the property of HearthSong and will not be returned. HearthSong reserves the right to edit the nomination as it sees fit for use in publication or promotion. By submitting a nomination you agree to grant HearthSong the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of your nomination, your name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Program and/or the Sponsors in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. When the parent or guardian gives consent for the Nominee to be considered as part of the Nomination process, they have agreed to allow HearthSong the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the nominee's name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Program and/or the Sponsors in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity.
Parents or Guardians of the Nominees may be contacted to provide additional information and have their information verified. HearthSong reserves the right to request and require additional information from Parents or Guardians in order to have the nomination considered.
All submissions will be judged by HearthSong from among all eligible nominations received. If more than one nomination is received for a particular nominee, HearthSong, in its sole discretion, may consider any of the nominations for that individual in its judging.
Please note all Heroes are subject to verification by HearthSong and must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and return of all necessary releases, or they may be disqualified. The decisions of the Panel will be final and binding.
Parents or Guardians of Heroes may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information.
Parents or Guardians of any Hero to be featured online or on-air may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in the HearthSong Heroes Awards Program including, but not limited to, liability releases, tax acknowledgment forms and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Release Documents will grant HearthSong the right, unless prohibited by law, to use the Heroes' names, voices, likenesses, and any of the material provided by them or about them without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the HearthSong Heroes Program, throughout the world in perpetuity.
If, for any reason, the Program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of HearthSong which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Program, HearthSong reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Program. HearthSong assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. HearthSong is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE HEARTHSONG HEROES AWARDS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
HearthSong is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsors; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the HearthSong Heroes Awards Program. The Program Entities are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Program and/or acceptance and use of any awards won.