September 2017 Skillshare Business + Tech Contest Rules and Conditions

Skillshare Business + Tech Contest Official Rules

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 Skillshare Business + Tech  Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Skillshare, Inc., and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

ELIGIBILITY: If you are 18 years or older at the time of entry, you are eligible to enter the Contest. Employees of Skillshare, Inc. (“The Sponsor”), its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors, merchants involved with this Contest, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, publish a class on any of the specific topics listed here, and have 25 enrollments in your class by October 30. All classes must be published by 11:59 PM EST on September 30th. Online entrants subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Sponsor’s privacy policy.


APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV): Maximum ARV of all prizes: $100. Grand Prize includes: $100 bonus for all selected winners and a two-week feature on Skillshare’s website for 5 of the winners. If winners are unable to receive payment then prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned except by Sponsor. If winners have also been offered $100 first-time guarantee, the grand prize of higher value will be awarded.

ODDS: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. All eligible published classes will be judged by our Education experts and Community team. After the conclusion of the Contest, a winner will be selected at the sole discretion of the judges.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO THE ABOVE: Skillshare staff members will select the Grand Prize and Second Place Winners at their sole discretion. The decisions of Skillshare staff members are final and binding as to all entrants. The selection criteria will include 1) “depth and quality of content” 2) “creativity and originality” 3) “teaching ability” 4) “Topical Relevance.” Judging will be conducted by 5 pm EST on 10/30/17 by a representative from the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by email and/or mail and at the judges’ discretion. 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. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute affidavit on minor’s behalf. 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 prize per household. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded. If Skillshare, Inc. goes bankrupt or out of business then the prize will not be able to be rewarded to the winner. If Skillshare, Inc. is acquired or merges, it’s the new owners discretion to uphold the delivery of the prize and payment for the membership. Cash value of the prize cannot be redeemed.

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.

Winner acknowledges the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Contest and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of prize.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder”; of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or incomplete entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any competition it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and cancel the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus, bot or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize this WEB SITE OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

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.

WINNERS LIST: For a winners list (available after 10/15/17), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by 06/01/2017 to: Skillshare Student Project Contest Winner, Skillshare, Inc. 210 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at

SPONSOR: Skillshare, Inc. 210 Elizabeth Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10012.

The personal information collected from each entrant in the course of the Contest will be used by Skillshare for the purposes of administration of the Contest and as otherwise permitted in accordance with Skillshare’s Privacy Policy. Please see Skillshare’s  Terms of Service for more information located at

Skillshare, Inc. reserves the right to alter any rules of any competition at anytime. If you have any questions or complaints about a Skillshare, Inc. competition, please contact

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