Top Teacher Winter Publishing Challenge (December 2022-January 2023)

We're excited to launch the Top Teacher Winter Publishing Challenge, which will run from December 1, 2022, through January 31, 2023. This publishing challenge is designed to get our Top Teachers into a creative mode of class production, which will in turn empower your students in this festive season of holidays and resolution-setting!

Here's how it will work:

  • Publish a new class anytime between 12:01am ET on December 1, 2022, and 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2023, to qualify for one of our four grand prizes of $1,500 each. We’ll announce two of the prizes on January 4th, and two the week after the publishing challenge wraps.
  • We’ll also be giving out $100 bonuses each week of the challenge to those who share constructively about their process in the Slack #planning-and-production channel and show support to their fellow Top Teachers.
  • And finally, any Top Teacher who publishes a new class during the challenge and tries out one of the class production tips shared during the recent Top Teacher Summit, and mentions this in the Slack #planning-and-production channel, will receive a $75 bonus in their next monthly payment. 
  • We will announce prizes during the weekly Slack conversation hour, starting December 7, 2022. So for example, if you publish early between December 1st and 5th, you’ll be one of the few considered for that first round of prizes!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. By submitting an entry to the Top Teacher Winter Publishing Challenge on Skillshare, you acknowledge that you satisfy all eligibility requirements, and that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the Skillshare Terms of Service, and the decisions of Skillshare, Inc.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter the contest, you must publish a new class and/or engage in the Top Teachers Slack Community during the period 12:01am ET on December 1, 2022, and 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2023. All contest entrants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. You must be 18 years or older (or the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction, if higher) to be eligible to participate in this contest.
  2. Any class you publish must meet our Class Quality Guidelines.
  3. You must not have won a prize in the prior Top Teacher publishing contest (i.e., you must not have won any Top Teacher contest prize, other than the Community prizes).
  4. You must not have received from Skillshare any filming or editing services in connection with your submitted class.
  5. You must not reside in Italy. Users residing in Italy are not eligible to participate in this contest because of local country restrictions.

PRIZES

All entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win the following prizes.

$1500 Cash Award

All entrants who meet the above qualifications and who publish a class between 12:01am ET on December 1, 2022, and 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2023, will be eligible to win one (1) of four (4) $1500 Cash Awards to be added to their next monthly payment. Two $1500 Cash Awards will be determined on January 3rd, 2023, and announced in Slack on January 4th, 2023, and the remaining two $1500 Cash Awards will be determined the Tuesday following the publishing challenge end date, and announced in Slack the Wednesday following the publishing challenge end date. Teachers who win one of the first two $1500 Cash Awards will not be eligible to receive any of the remaining $1500 Cash Awards for the remainder of the contest.

The $1500 Cash Award winner will be determined solely based on the quality of the entry submitted and the skill shown by the teacher. All entries will be assessed by the Skillshare Curation team, and then separately by at least two Skillshare staff members. The entry that best adheres to Skillshare’s Class Quality Guidelines will be selected as the winner.

$100 Community Award

All entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win one (1) of nine (9) $100 Community Awards if they share constructively about their class production process in the Top Teachers Slack #planning-and-production channel, and/or provide at least 1 constructive comment or piece of feedback on a fellow teacher’s post in the Top Teachers Slack #planning-and-production channel between 12:01am ET on December 1, 2022, and 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2023.

One $100 Community Awards will be awarded each week. Only comments or feedback that are submitted during that week are eligible for that week’s $100 Community Awards. Teachers who win a prior week’s $100 Community Award will not be eligible to receive any of the remaining $100 Community Awards for the remainder of the contest.

The $100 Community Award winners will be determined solely based on the quality of the submission and the skill shown by the teachers, and will be awarded to the teachers whose submission best meets the following criteria:

  • Provides advice or tools that can be applied right away;
  • Is most relevant to the teacher community as a whole;
  • and Contributes new or innovative information.

The $100 Community Award winners will be determined on the Tuesday after the relevant week and the winners will be informed via Slack the following day.

$75 Class Production Award

Any entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win a $75 Class Production Award if they publish a new class in which they try one of the class production tips shared during the 2022 Top Teacher Summit and share about it in the Top Teachers Slack #planning-and-production channel between 12:01am ET on December 1, 2022, and 11:59pm ET on January 31, 2023. If an entrant completes these steps, they will receive a $75 cash award in their next monthly teacher payment after completing thes steps

Each winner may be required to submit an Affidavit of Eligibility within 5 days of being informed of winning or will be deemed ineligible. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash and non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local sales, and income taxes. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Limit: one set of prizes per teacher. Cash value of the prize cannot be redeemed. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the contest entry period.

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ARBITRATION

This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Contest shall be litigated only in courts sitting in New York, NY, U.S.A.

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SPONSOR

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