Justice For All Sweetpstakes - Terms and Conditions


1. Sponsor: Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. (“Sponsor”), 34 35th Street, Suite 4-2-A, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

2. Eligibility: Vera’s 14th Annual Justice for All Gala Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry before the start of the Sweepstakes Period (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning the prize(s) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM E.T., and ends on Sunday, May 17 at Midnight E.T. (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries received before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void and ineligible for consideration. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period:

a. Attend the Vera 14th Annual Justice for All Gala on May 12 hosted on Vimeo Livestream “Event”), and follow the provided instructions to enter the Sweepstakes.

b. Alternate Method of Entry: View the Event hosted on Sponsors website no later than May 17 and follow the provided instructions to enter the Sweepstakes. To use the Alternate Method of Entry, the entrant must register to enter or click on the donate button. For the avoidance of doubt, entrant will only have to register their information, no donation is necessary.

6 winners (“Winners”) will be randomly selected from among all eligible Entrants, and awarded one of the following prizes: one of six footballs signed by National Football League players (ARV $22.50); (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). Total ARV of the Prizes is $135.00. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Event attendees must view the Event to win; Winners will be notified by email . Winners shall be announced no later than Monday, May 18 5:30 PM E.T. Winning a Prize is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for a Prize is allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are solely responsible for any local, state or federal taxes, and any other taxes, fees and costs connected with winning the Prize. Where applicable, U.S. federal regulations require the issuance of a 1099 Form to the Winner of any Prize with a value in excess of $600.

6. Publicity/Release: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agent’s use of Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph and voice for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without additional consideration. By receipt of any Prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and all of its officers, directors, employees and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

7. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, without prior notice. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

8. Limitation of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries or email. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random drawing from among all eligible Prize claims.

9. Disputes; Governing Law: All disputes, claims and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

10. Winner List: For a list of winners for the Sweepstakes, email your request within three (3) months of the end of the Sweepstakes Period to: Rsawhney@vera.org