Top Teacher Spring Publishing Sprint (April 2023)

We're excited to launch the Top Teacher Spring Publishing Sprint, which will run from April 1, 2023, to April 30, 2023. 

Looking for a little bit of extra motivation and encouragement to publish your next class? We’ve got you covered. This publishing sprint is designed to get you, our Top Teachers, Springing into action! 

 

Here's how it will work:

  • Publish a new class anytime between 12:01am ET on April 1, 2023, and 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2023, to qualify for one of our grand prizes. 
  • We’ll be giving away 4 grand prizes of $1000 each!
  • We’ll also be giving out 4 community prizes of $100 over the course 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.
  • Additionally, any Top Teacher (whether or not they choose to or are able to participate in this Publishing Sprint) who publishes a new class between April 1, 2023, and April 30, 2023, and tries out one of the SEO tips shared during the recent Q1 Zoom call, and mentions this in the Slack #marketing channel, will receive a $50 SEO bonus in their next monthly payment.
  • We will announce prizes during the weekly Slack conversation hour, starting April 12 (for community prizes) and April 19 (for grand prizes). So for example, if you publish between April 1 and April 12, you’ll be considered for the first round of community prizes and grand 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 Spring Publishing Sprint 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 during the period 12:01am ET on April 1, 2023, through 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2023. To be eligible to win a Community Prize you must also engage in the Top Teachers Slack Community during this time period. 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 the prior Top Teacher contest (i.e., you must not have won any Top Teacher contest prize during the 2023 Top Teacher Spring Publishing Sprint, other than a Community prize).
  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. Teachers residing in Italy are not eligible to participate in this contest because of local country restrictions.
    Although Top Teachers residing in Italy are not eligible to participate in the contest portion of this publishing challenge because of local country restrictions, these teachers (and all other Top Teachers) are able to participate in and receive the $50 SEO Bonus (described below). 

 

PRIZES

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

 

$1000 Grand Prize

All entrants who meet the above qualifications and who publish a class between April 1, 2023, and April 30, 2023, will be eligible to win one (1) of four (4) $1000 Grand Prizes to be added to their next monthly payment. One $1000 Grand Prize will be awarded each week while the contest is ongoing. Only classes that are published during that week or the weeks prior, if any, are eligible for that week’s $1000 Grand Prize. Teachers who win a prior week’s $1000 Grand Prize will not be eligible to receive any of the remaining $1000 Grand Prize for the remainder of the contest.

 

The $1000 Grand Prize 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. 

 

The $1000 Grand Prize winner will be determined on the second Tuesday after the relevant week and the winner will be informed via Slack the next day. 

 

$100 Community Award

All entrants who meet the above qualifications will be eligible to win one (1) of four (4) $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 April 1, 2023, and 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2023. 

 

One $100 Community Award 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 demystifying 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. 

 

$50 SEO Bonus

All members of the Top Teachers program will receive a $50 SEO Bonus if they (1) publish a new class between 12:01am ET on April 1, 2023, and 11:59pm ET on April 30, 2023, (2) try one of the SEO tips shared during the Q1 Zoom call that occurred on February 22, 2023, and (3) share about trying the SEO tip in the Top Teachers Slack #marketing channel. If a Top Teacher completes these steps, they will receive a $50 cash bonus in their next monthly teacher payment.

 

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.

 

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 to the quality, conditions, fitness, or merchantability of any aspect of prize.

 

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, the Sponsor will resolve such dispute in good faith in its sole and absolute discretion. 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, 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 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.

 

PRIVACY

Information provided by you to participate in this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.skillshare.com/privacy.

 

SPONSOR

Skillshare, Inc. 215 Park Avenue South, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

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 https://www.skillshare.com/en/terms.

 

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