Official Rules for National Teacher Appreciation Day Carmen Sandiego Book Giveaway [Gift to District]

The National Teacher Appreciation Day Carmen Sandiego Book Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 125 High Street Boston, MA 02110 (“HMH”).

Eligible Entries.
In order to be eligible to enter the Giveaway on behalf of your school, you must be a legal resident of the United States, at least eighteen (18) years of age and an educator actively employed by a school at the time of entry. Employees of HMH, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter.

You must provide the name and address (physical or electronic) of your principal or other school administrator, so that HMH may notify such principal or administrator if you win the Prize on behalf of your school. You hereby grant permission to HMH to so notify such principal or administrator and to ship the Prize to your school, care of such principal or administrator. Except where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes your consent to HMH’s use of your name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence, to the extent collected as part of the Giveaway, for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

Agreement to Official Rules.
By entering the Giveaway, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (i) these Official Rules and (ii) HMH’s decisions regarding the administration of this Giveaway and interpretation of these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all respects.

Entry and Drawing.
From May 6 – May 10, 2019 we will promote the opportunity for 10 teachers to win Carmen Sandiego books on social media, by way of Facebook and Twitter. To be entered to win, the teacher educator must Share the social post using #HMHSweepstakes and Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. 10 teachers will win 5 Carmen Sandiego books. On May 10th, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will confirm the 10 winners from the list of any content you post in connection with the Giveaway. Grades K-12 are eligible. Winner must live in the continental U.S.

The winner will be announced throughout Teacher Appreciation Week from May 6 thru May 10, 2019. You do not need to be present to win. However, we’d like for the winner of the giveaway to share a photo via email or social once they receive their Carmen Sandiego books. In the event the Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or you or your school are otherwise unreachable using the contact information you provided, HMH reserves the right to award the Prize to an alternative winner (to be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries), at its sole discretion. Failure to provide accurate and complete contact information for yourself and your school principal or school administrator, or failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.

5 Carmen Sandiego books to the first 10 teachers. Only one (1) prize per teacher. The Prizes will be provided “as is” and does not include service of any kind. HMH is not responsible for any costs or expenses associated with using or maintaining the Prize. HMH makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prize, and disclaims any and all implied warranties related to such Prize to the maximum extent permitted by law. HMH reserves the right to substitute Prizes with one of comparable or greater value at its sole discretion.

Ownership and Grants.
You hereby grant to HMH a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, worldwide right and license to print, publish, display, perform, broadcast, transmit, host, edit, adapt, creative derivative works of, market, sell and distribute any content you post in connection with the Giveaway, in all languages, and in all forms and media now or hereafter known.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, HMH may utilize or permit others to utilize with or without charge, any content you post in connection with the Giveaway to promote the sale of HMH’s products and services or for such other use as HMH may authorize.

Representations and Warranties.
You hereby represent and warrant to HMH that (i) you have the right to enter into this Giveaway free of any conflicts, and (ii) your entry and participation in this Giveaway will not violate any laws, rules or regulations applicable to you or your district. In addition, you have obtained any necessary approvals to participate.

Attribution and Credit.
HMH and its licensees may provide authorship or other credit to you in connection with the use of any content you post in connection with the Giveaway but is not required to do so.

General Conditions.
No purchase is necessary to enter or win; any purchases will not affect your odds of winning. HMH reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Failure by HMH to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Giveaway is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. These Official Rules will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without giving effect to conflict of laws principles. By participating in the Giveaway, you agree to release and hold harmless HMH, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Giveaway or
receipt or use of any Prize and you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Notice to Winners of the Prize:
Please contact HMH c/o Sadae Williams ( with the following information no later than May 10, 2019:

Please provide school name and address for shipping Prize.

Please provide principal or administrators name and contact information.