Waste Management "National Career Day" Contest
OFFICIAL RULES



NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE.

THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY BY LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("D.C.") ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERENED BY APPLICABLE U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE (SEE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT IN RULES 1) AND LOCATED IN ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C. AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

The Waste Management "National Career Day" Contest ("Contest"), sponsored by Waste Management, Inc. ("Sponsor") will begin at 8am Central Daylight Time ("CDT") on March 15, 2019 and is scheduled to end at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on March 28, 2019 (the "Promotion Period"). Sponsor's database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. The Contest is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of the Administrator (as defined in Rule 1, below), which shall be final and binding on you in all matters relating to this Contest.

The Contest is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. Instagram is not affiliated with Sponsor in any way.

1. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to individuals who are legal residents of one of the 50 United States or D.C. and 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. The Contest is not open to employees, officers or directors of Sponsor, or Reddot Media, LLC ("Administrator"), or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates or subsidiaries, distributors, Contest material suppliers, Contest or media partners, printer(s) of Contest materials or advertising, advertising or promotion agencies, other coordinating agencies involved in the development or implementation of this Contest (collectively, the "Contest Entities"). Void outside of the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law.

2. ENTRY: There is one (1) method of Entry into the Contest.


VIA INSTAGRAM: You must be a registered user of Instagram and must be a follower of Waste Management to enter this Contest via this method. If you are not a registered user of Instagram simply visit https://Instagram.com/signup to register for free. During Promotion Period, post a Photo of Video depicting yourself with a Waste Management employee and/or a Sponsor branded vehicle or location showing why Waste Management is a great place to work ("Theme"); post must include the hashtags #Contest, and #NationaCareerDay and be tagged with @WasteManagement, ("Post") to be counted as an entry. Additionally, each Post must address the Theme and must comply with the Instagram Guidelines (as set forth below) and the Instagram.com Terms of Service. Entrant's Instagram profile must be set to "public" for the Post to be a valid Entry. The Instagram account used to enter must be registered in your name. You may not enter via a corporate or shared account. Your properly completed Post will constitute your "Entry" into the Contest.

Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted, cancelled or modified. Entries must include all required information and the required hashtags, or they will not be eligible. Limit: one (1) Entry per person/Instagram account for the entire Promotion Period. Participants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any Entry.

In case of multiple posts associated with any Instagram account during the Promotion Period, only the first Post that meets the above requirements will be included as an Entry in the Contest.

If you choose to enter via a mobile device, STANDARD MESSAGE RATES AND DATA CHARGES APPLY. Please consult the terms and conditions of your individual service plan prior to participating via a mobile device. A mobile device is not required to enter the Contest.

Please read the judging criteria in Rule 4, below, and the "Instagram Entry Requirements", below, before creating your Entry.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram account used to post the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address or other similar account associated with the relevant Instagram account. No other method of submitting an Entry will be accepted or acknowledged. Posts deemed to be of an indecent or offensive nature, as solely determined by Sponsor and its agents in their discretion, will not be eligible for the Contest. (See complete list of prohibited content in Rule 3, below.) The Contest Entities are not responsible for: any lost, late, misdirected, garbled, damaged, or incomplete Entries; incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause); technical, hardware, software, telephone or other malfunctions, errors, delays, unavailability or failures of any kind in online transmissions; any Internet connection, software or hardware; any other delays in the transmission or receipt of Entries, whether human or technical in nature; or unauthorized human intervention. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. INSTAGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries must be entrant's own original creation and executed solely by entrant. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party's preexisting work does not qualify as entrant's own creation. By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby warrants and represents that the Entry conforms to the " Instagram Entry Requirements" set forth herein.

To be eligible Entry in the Contest, each Post cannot:

Be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, or professional group, or of any sexual orientation, national affiliation, disability, or referential to any particular socioeconomic group or age group, nor can it be profane or pornographic, or reference nudity or any materially dangerous activity.

Promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message.

Depict any cartoons, drawings, images, slogans, advertising copy, phrases and marks that identify a brand or any proprietary mark of any living person or deceased.

Promote any religious or political agenda or messages.

Be obscene or offensive or endorse any form of hate or hate group.

Defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies.

Contain, or reference trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without written permission of the trademark owner, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses.

Contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission, and cannot be in violation of any person's rights of privacy or publicity, nor can it portray any person in a false light.

Contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission.

Communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the Sponsor wishes to associate.

Depict or constitute a violation of any law.

Depict or suggest any direct competitors of Waste Management.

Depict minors unless such minor is your child or legal ward.

Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be considered for the Contest.

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE ENTRY MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR'S WEBSITE AT SPONSOR'S DISCRETION. By entering, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry. By affirming that Sponsor may use or post the Post, you further affirm and warrant to Sponsor that: 9a) you are the owner of all rights in the Post; (b) you are one of the adult person(s) shown in the Post, if any; and (c) you are the parent and/or legal guardian of any minor(s) who appears in the Post. 

By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that: (a) it is, in its entirety, the Entrant's original work; (b) it has not been previously published; (c) it has not won previous awards; (d) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;  (e) all third-party releases (if any) have been obtained in writing; and (f) publication of the Entry via various media including on the Sponsor's website and social media channels, will not infringe on the rights of any third party. Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Contest Entities from and against any claims to the contrary.


*LIMITED LICENSE: THE SPONSOR'S TRADEMARKS MAY BE USED FOR PURPOSES OF THIS CONTEST ONLY. NO OTHER RIGHTS IN OR TO SPONSOR'S TRADEMARKS ARE GRANTED UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ENTRIES SUBMITTED IN THIS CONTEST WERE NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SUBMITTED THEM, AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.

IF YOU THINK THAT ANY ENTRY INFRINGES YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, SUBMIT HERE IF YOU WISH TO REPORT IT: careers@wm.com

4. JUDGING: All Entries will be judged on the following criteria: Creativity/uniqueness  - ability to convey an original and imaginative idea and capture a unique element of a Waste Management career (50%); best expression of the Theme (30%); and quality of photo or video (20%) to determine a maximum of up to three (3) winners. Fewer than three (3) winners may be selected in the event insufficient qualified entries are received. Judges decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

Judging will be completed as described in Rule 5 below.

5. PRIZES: Three (3) PRIZES are available to be awarded, as follows: 

One Grand Prize is available: $3,000.   

One Runner-up Prize is available: $2,000. 

One Honorable Mention Prize is available: $1,000.    

Only one prize can be won per person; and prizes cannot be transferred. Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with acceptance or use of any prize. The judges’ winner selection will occur during the week of Monday, April 1, 2019 — with winners to be notified on or about Friday, April 5, 2019.
Winners will be notified via Instagram Direct Message on or around April 5, 2019. Sponsor is not responsible for any change to an entrant's Instagram account subsequent to entering the Contest that makes contact with such entrant impossible.

Potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, including but not limited to verification of age, as a condition of receiving a prize. If a potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if a prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the corresponding potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

Winners may be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (the "Affidavit") (where permitted) within seven (7) days of date printed on prize notification or prize may be forfeited. If a potential winner is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence, a parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents on his/her behalf. Failure to provide all required information and signature on the Affidavit, will result in forfeiture of rights to be declared a prize winner and/or receive prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner may be selected.

The prizes will be sent to winner's home address via UPS overnight delivery.

By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges that the Released Parties (as defined in Rule 7, below) have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.

6. RIGHTS GRANTED: By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, licensees, and designees the irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right 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 Entry or portions of the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor at its discretion) for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes, including without limitation posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, social media sites and/or other Sponsor-selected media.

By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that his/her Entry is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligations other than those contained in these Official Rules, and that Sponsor is free to disclose the ideas contained in the Entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas therein without any compensation to the entrant. Each entrant further acknowledges that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than the Entry.

By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges that he/she will not now or in the future be paid or compensated in any way for his/her Entry or for granting the Sponsor any of the rights set out in these Official Rules. Each entrant further acknowledges that Sponsor is not obligated to make use of any of the rights granted in these Official Rules.
Upon request of Sponsor, entrants shall execute and deliver such additional instrument of assignment, as may be solely deemed by Sponsor reasonably necessary to establish the grant of license, the transfer of copyrights and waiver of "Moral Rights" under these Official Rules. Should Sponsor fail to request the said assignment as stated, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Sponsor's rights and Sponsor may at a later time request the assignment.

7. OTHER CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, Instagram, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, (collectively "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses, losses and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way relate to or arise from participant's participation in the Contest or participation in any Contest-related activity, or from the receipt, possession or use/misuse of any prize (if applicable), including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) errors (including but not limited to human errors) in the administration of the Contest or notification of winners; (c) injury or damage to persons or property (including death); and (d) technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communication malfunctions or errors that may limit one's ability to enter the Contest, including but not limited to any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Each winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to his/her prize after it has been delivered.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason which Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems capable of corrupting or affecting the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will select the Contest winners based on the Judging criteria (as defined in Rule 4) from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date and time of the event giving rise to the termination; Sponsor will post notification of the cancellation at TBD. In no event will Sponsor, and/or other Released Parties, be responsible or liable to any participant for any damages or losses of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, to the extent they may be disclaimed by applicable law, arising out of or in connection with participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (if applicable). SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; THEREFORE, SOME OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, DEPENDING ON YOUR PLACE OF RESIDENCE.


All Entries are subject to verification by Administrator, an independent judging organization, before any prize is awarded. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees and consents to Sponsor and/or Administrator releasing his/her identity/name to any one requesting a list of prize winners and the use of his/her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical information (city and state of residence) for advertising and Contest purposes in any media now known or hereafter invented without time or territorial limitations and without additional notice or compensation. 
8. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Cook County, Illinois. All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules, participants' rights and obligations, or Sponsor's rights and obligations shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, and so these limitations may not apply to you, depending on your place of residence.
9. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Waste Management "National Career Day Contest" Winners List Request, TBD. Winners Lists will be sent as soon as administratively feasible after the prizes have been awarded. Requests for Winner List must be received by April 30, 2019.

10. SPONSOR: The Contest is solely sponsored by Waste Management, Inc.("Sponsor"). All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.