The Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation and Do More Mission
present the Jewish Educational Innovation Challenge
- Challenge Description. The Jewish Educational Innovation Challenge(this “Challenge”) encourages educational institutions to develop proposals for grant funding that will outline the next wave of social and educational progress in Jewish schools. The Challenge is open to any middle or high school that meets the eligibility criteria set forth below and submits an entry in accordance with these Official Rules (each such school, an “Entrant”).
- The Sponsor. This Challenge is sponsored by the Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation, with its address at 10295 Collins Avenue, Unit 2208, Bal Harbour, FL 33154 in consultation with Do More Mission, with its address at 11821 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. The Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation is referred to in these Official Rules as the “Sponsor.”
- Call for Proposals — Entry Period: Entries will be accepted via our online grant management system through January 12, 2017 at 11:59pm. Click here to be redirected to the application. Applications cannot be accepted by mail, fax or email.
- Entrant Eligibility: No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. Void wherever restricted or prohibited by law. Entrants must be educational institutions (middle and high school only) organized and operated in the United States or Canada. In the United States, entrants must be recognized as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, in good standing for all legal purposes, and duly accredited by the applicable oversight agency in their jurisdiction. Or if in Canada, an educational institution recognized by the CRA as a charity. Home schools are not eligible to participate. Individuals filing submissions on behalf of entrants must be legal residents of the United States or Canada ages 18 and older at the time of entry and must provide written authorization to act on behalf of the Entrant. Employees of any of the Sponsor, or any of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, are not eligible to participate or receive funding. By participating in this Challenge, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this Challenge.
- Rights to Submissions. (a) Each Entrant hereby agrees to enter his or her Submissions under the following terms and conditions: (i) that all Submissions become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned; (ii) that all Submissions are free from any lien or claim by anyone, including but not limited to any union, guild, or performance rights society; (iii) each Entrant has obtained all rights, permissions, and licenses necessary for the Sponsor to use the Submissions for any purpose; (iv) that no Submission or any part thereof infringes any trademark, copyright, or other intellectual-property right, or otherwise violates anyone’s right of privacy or publicity; and (v) each Entrant shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies from any claims, suits, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that arise from any breach of the following conditions. Each Entrant agrees to the foregoing and in addition agrees to obtain or execute and deliver, upon request of the Sponsor, any documentation and releases necessary to prove his or her unrestricted ownership in all materials contained in his or her Submission and his or her right to use such materials without limitation for any purpose and to transfer such rights to the Sponsor.
(b) Each Entrant further agrees: (i) that his or her Submissions may be used by the Sponsor in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever without any compensation, and (ii) to hereby grant to the Sponsor the exclusive, irrevocable right and license to exhibit, broadcast, copy, reproduce, encode, compress, encrypt, incorporate data into, edit, broadcast, rebroadcast, transmit, record, publicly perform, create derivative works of, distribute and synchronize in timed relation to visual elements, and otherwise use the materials contained in his or her Submissions and/or any portions or excerpts thereof, in any manner, an unlimited number of times, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity. Each Entrant also agrees to confirm this agreement in writing upon request by the Sponsor.
(c) Each Entrant also acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor are under no obligation to use any Submission or any materials contained in any Submission for any purpose at any time.
- Eligible Entries. Each Submission that meets the requirements of these Official Rules is referred to herein as an “Eligible Entry.” In making such determinations, the decisions of the Sponsor are final.
- Disclaimers. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate Submission information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Challenge or by any human error which may occur in the processing of Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any failure, problem, or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, email, web browser on account of technical problems, traffic congestion or the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including without limitation injury or damage to any Entrant or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Challenge. If, for any reason, this Challenge is not capable of running as planned, including problems with any computer system caused by any computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest or for any reason the Sponsors deem it necessary, the Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, delay, or suspend the Challenge.
- JEIC Panel of Advisors and Judging Criteria. The Sponsor has invited a distinguished group of Jewish educators to serve as the panel of judges for this Challenge. The panel will review all Eligible Entries received and select the Entrants that will advance to the second and third rounds based on how successfully, in the judges’ subjective opinion, the Entrants’ submissions address the need for effective models for Jewish education.
- Prizes (i.e., grant funding): Entrants are not guaranteed to win a prize. The JEIC panel of judges will select which, if any, entrants advance to the second and third rounds. Entrants (up to 18 in total) that advance to the second round will receive a $1,000 grant to defray the costs of preparing the submission required for the second round. Finalists advancing to the third round, no more than 6 entrants, will receive a $3,000 grant to defray the costs of preparing for the Innovator’s Retreat and Presentation to be held on May 31, 2016 and up to $600 to defray travel costs. All participants in the Innovator’s Retreat and Presentation will be eligible to receive a two-year $50,000 grant to be used to implement the educational program put forth in their submission. The $50,000 grants are to be awarded at the sole discretion of the Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation.
- Entrant Winners’ Documentation and Duties. Each winning Entrant may be required to sign:
(a) an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, releasing the Sponsor and their respective employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury or damage, theft, loss, or any other harm suffered in connection with this Contest;
(b) except where prohibited by law, a promotional release granting the right to use the Entrant’s name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation;
(c) all relevant tax documentation;
(d) a written grant agreement, which will detail the conditions for use of any funds awarded, to be entered into between the winning Entrant and the Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation; and
(e) at the Sponsor’s request, any additional legal documentation to confirm the Sponsor’s rights in and to the Submissions.
By entering this Challenge, each Entrant agrees to provide the foregoing documentation. An Entrant’s failure to sign and deliver any of such documents when requested may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Entrant for receipt of funds. Any violation of these Official Rules by any Entrant may result, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, in such Entrant’s disqualification from this Challenge.
- Notification: Recipients, if any, of the funding from the final round will be announced on or before June 30, 2016 at 12:00AM. These winners of the Challenge will be notified by e-mail to the e-mail address provided within five (5) days following the selection. The Sponsor shall have no liability for an Entrant’s failure to receive notices due to the Entrants’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for the Entrants’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If an Entrant cannot be reached after reasonable efforts have been exerted during the five (5) days from the date of the applicable selection, or if the Entrant is found to be ineligible, or if it cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, such Entrant will be disqualified.
- Rights to Work. By entering the Challenge, an Entrant represents and warrants that its submissions are original work that does not include third-party materials without permission and that it will not infringe on the rights of any third party or entity. In addition, you have obtained all rights, licenses, permissions, and consents necessary to submit the entry and to grant the other rights outlined in these Official Rules.
- The Sponsor’s Rule Decisions and Discretion. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor in all matters related to this Challenge are final. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant they find or believe to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.
- Jurisdiction and Governing Law. The Maryland courts (state and federal) have sole jurisdiction of any controversies regarding this Challenge, and the laws of the State of Maryland govern the Challenge. Each Entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of those courts.