Conopco – Men+Care The Elements Treehouse Experience – Win 1 of 5 trips for 4 to a Chattanooga, TN USE to stay in the Elements Treehouse valued at $1,200 USD

Official Rules


Contest Period: The Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse Experience (the “Contest”) begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 13, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).

How To Enter: During the Contest Period, you can enter the Contest by visiting (the “Site”) and following the instructions to register and submit your essay (must be between 250-500 words) describing why your family wants to discover the power of earth’s elements at the Elements Treehouse (collectively, the “Story”). The person uploading the Story will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant”). There is a limit of one (1) Story per person for the entire Contest Period. Stories must be in English. By entering, you understand that your Story in its entirety or portion thereof may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be posted on websites, Social Media sites and/or other Sponsor-selected media. All Stories must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2017. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Entrants’ online service will apply.

Story Requirements: In order to be entered into the Contest, Entrants must comply with registration instructions when submitting their Story. The Story may not contain obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or inappropriate images or text including no nudity, acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm or are illegal/dangerous, as determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any Story Material or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, highlights brand in a negative way, contains any third party materials, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand (other than Dove Men + Care) or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including, but not limited to, rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and may disqualify the Entrant. Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize the Story from any source. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether a Story qualifies. All Stories must be the sole, original work of the Entrants. By submitting a Story, you hereby grant the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, designees and legal representatives the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide digital and other rights to use, reproduce, edit, market, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Stories or excerpts of Stories (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor at its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, Social Media sites and/or other Sponsor-selected media). In addition, you hereby assign to the Sponsor all rights, titles, and interests that you may be deemed to have in any reproduction, product, or derivative work using or incorporating the Story. You further agree to waive any moral rights in and to the Story. Automated, script, macro or robotic Stories submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. If, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Story appears to have resulted in any injury or bodily harm, it will be rejected. Stories must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity rights or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights. In such an event, the Story will be disqualified from the Contest. Any Story not in compliance with the above and does not meet the Site’s requirements will be disqualified.

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec), who, as of date of entry, are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever (“Sponsor”), Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively “Sponsor and its Administrators”), and each of their respective employees, shareholders, directors, officers, members and agents and their immediate family members spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner (or the parent/guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence). Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law and subject to all federal, state, local, provincial, and municipal laws.

Finalist and Grand Prize Judging and Finalist Notification: All Stories will be judged by Sponsor-select judges (“Judges”) on or about April 7, 2017 based on the following criteria: Relevance to Theme (40%), Brand Appropriateness (30%), and Creativity (30%) (the “Judging Criteria”), to determine up to ten (10) Finalists. Any tied Stories will be rejudged by the judges based 100% on Relevance to Theme to determine the applicable Finalist(s). Finalists may be notified via email to verify their eligibility and phone number so they may participate in a phone interview with Sponsor within 48 hours of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate Finalist will be determined, time permitting. Sponsor will determine time and duration of interview. Finalists will then be rejudged based 25% on the phone interview and 75% on the Judging Criteria to determine five (5) Grand Prize Winners. Any tied Finalists will be rejudged by the judges based 100% on Relevance to Theme to determine the Grand Prize winner. Judges’ decisions are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest. By participating, Entrants agree to the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and the Judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Grand Prize: Grand Prize (5 total): A 3-day/2-night trip for four (4) to a Chattanooga, TN USA to stay in the Elements Treehouse on Sponsor-selected dates. Trip includes round trip coach class air transportation from the major airport nearest the winner’s home to destination city, round trip ground transportation to/from airport/hotel, two (2) nights’ accommodations at the Elements Treehouse (based on quad occupancy), and Sponsor-selected activities (ARV: $1,200 USD). Prizes are awarded “as is” without any warranty or guaranty of any kind. Prizes are not transferable. Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Stories are received. Winner also agrees that Sponsor or its agents may photograph, videotape or record any aspects of the Grand Prize trip (“footage”) and use that footage or excerpts of that footage in any way they see fit.

Grand Prize Rules: Airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Winner and travel companion(s) must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid government issued photo ID, valid passport, etc.) in order to travel. Seat selection and timing of trip subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Certain restrictions apply including black-out dates. Grand Prize trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor in April 2017 through July 2017 or prize will be forfeited. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen travel vouchers or certificates. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. All other expenses and costs, not expressly listed above, including, but not limited to, taxes, tips, meals, ground transportation, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, entertainment and transfers, are Prize Winner’s sole responsibility. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable or cancelled for reasons out of Sponsor’s control. Grand Prize winner will be responsible for any other costs or expenses associated with the Grand Prize, including payment of applicable taxes. Unless the child of Grand Prize winner or one of the adult travel companions, travel companion(s) must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the Grand Prize winner. Travel companion(s) [or winner/adult travel companion on behalf of minor travel companion(s)] must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.

General Rules: Potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified by phone/email. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and an assignment of rights within five (5) days (including weekends) of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and alternate Prize Winner may be determined. Affidavit/Declaration package will be sent via email. Return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate determination. Prize Winners and all Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Contest, agree to release Sponsor and its Administrators, each of their respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Contest (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with creation of or submitting a Story or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Contest, the receipt, ownership or use of prizes awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of the prizes. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners’ names, likenesses and Stories and footage for promotional purposes (including any possible public relations opportunities) without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Stories in the Contest or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. “Authorized account holder” of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If, for any reason, the Contest 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 the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the Contest and determine the Finalists from among all eligible Stories received prior to cancellation, based on the Judging Criteria listed above. You hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents. Stories generated by script or bot are not eligible. As a condition of entering the Contest, Entrant (or parent/legal guardian if Entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agrees that: 1) under no circumstance will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for out-of-pocket expenses; 2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and 3) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees.

Conditions: Winners acknowledge and agrees that Sponsor has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Stories/footage in any way it sees fit in connection with advertising or promoting Dove Men+Care brand and products in any medium, throughout the world, in perpetuity. Entrant shall have no right to review or approve edits, alterations or modifications, and the Entrant waives the benefit of any provision of law known as “moral rights.” No information regarding Stories or judging will be disclosed to any third party not involved in the conduct of the Contest. By submitting a Story, you represent: (a) that the Story is your own original work that has not previously been published or publicly shown or won a prize or award; and (b) any and all rights to the Story belong to you and the Story does not infringe, misappropriate or violate the rights of any third party. Further, any Stories that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to be inappropriate for publication will not be considered.

Winner List: For the names of the Prize winners, available after May 8, 2017, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (Canadian residents send a 3” x 5” paper with your complete name and address)by June 8, 2017, to: Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse Experience – Winners, 100 Marcus Drive (Dept. VZ), Melville, NY 11747 USA.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Contest is Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever, 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 USA.