College Students: Lafango is pleased to announce the "Beyond Oil" College Essay Contest. We challenge you to help supply the "push" that the world is greatly in need of. As the future leaders of tomorrow, it is your unquestionable obligation to contribute to the betterment of the world in which we live and be a part of a bigger solution for all its problems. So, assuming you are up to the challenge, gather up your knowledge and research, and be ready to throw us all of your ideas and thoughts on that "push" our beautiful Earth really needs - a new, practical source of energy.
Any student enrolled at an accredited undergraduate institution may enter the contest for a chance to win. The subject of the essay will be:
What is a viable alternative to fossil fuels?
This contest is a chance for all of you to demonstrate your understanding of the current state of our Earth and how a practical solution can fit into all of it. In the wake of a plethora of environmental disasters in our world's history, and more currently, the BP oil spill, we have never been more hard-pressed to find a way to curb the damage we have already done to our only home. Now, it is your time to become part of the solution. What can we do? That's the question. You must provide the answer.
To enter a contest, submit your media during the designated submission period. If it's approved, other people will be able to vote on your entry during the voting period. If it's good enough and you receive enough votes, you might win a prize!
Have a question? Go to the Contest Help Page.
This contest is open to males, females, and groups of all ages from anywhere in the world, who are registered users of Lafango.com. If you are not currently registered, you must set up an account with Lafango in order to participate. Lafango is a 100% free site and there is absolutely no cost to participate in this or any other contest on our site. Additional restrictions may apply.
To enter, contestants must submit a minimum of one (1) entry that conforms to the unique rules of this contest. Entries that violate any rule may be removed and disqualified without notice. Should this occur, it is the responsibility of the contestant to submit a new entry before the expiration of the submission period. If the contestant fails to submit a new entry, he or she will no longer be eligible.
All entries must consist of media that is in a file type supported by the Lafango uploader. All entries must be received through Lafango during the valid submission period(s), which may be extended if an insufficient number of entries are received. All entries must be the creation and/or property of the submitting contestant. Entries must not contain any nudity, profanity, or extreme depictions of violence, or be obscene, lewd, discriminatory, or threatening in any way.
Contestants may be required to supply background information and a Lafango user icon in which he or she is depicted. Visual entries (videos and images), depending on the nature of the contest, may be required to depict this same individual. Entries may be required to contain non-generic, descriptive titles and a textual description.
Lafango assumes no responsibility for possible fraud committed by any contestant. While every effort is made to ensure that all submitted entries are actually created by their respective contestants, Lafango cannot be held liable for actions on the part of the users. Lafango reserves the right to remove or disqualify any entry at any time at its discretion.
During the contest's voting period, users of Lafango may be able to vote on entries to help select the winner(s). If the contest is not capable of running as planned or where the sole judgement of Lafango concludes that the security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest is corrupted, Lafango reserves the right to disqualify or modify the standings of any entries that violate the rules at its own discretion. Regardless of performance, all contestants are eligible for no more than one (1) prize per contest. Contestants may not receive a prize from more than one (1) contest within a 60-day period.
Lafango reserves the right to make the final decision as to which contestant(s), if any, will receive a prize. The chosen recipient(s) will be able to claim the prize(s) by clicking the "Claim Prize" button on the contest page, filling out the form, responding to any inquiries from Lafango administrators, and submitting any required proof of identity. If these actions are not completed within a period of 21 days, or if the contestant is discovered to have violated any of the contest's rules, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to another contestant. Lafango is not responsible or liable for any prizes that are delayed, damaged, lost, or stolen, nor are there any guarantees or warranties regarding the quality or value of these prizes. Lafango reserves the right to change the prize at any time or to offer an alternative of similar value. Prizes are non-transferable. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the recipient(s). International recipients are responsible for their own local tariffs and customs duties. Lafango is not liable for the value added tax (VAT), however it will insure the package and pay for the shipping. Recipients will be provided with tracking information. All cash prizes are in US dollars, unless otherwise stated. To obtain a list of winners after the contest has ended, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By entering this contest, all contestants must affirm to have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Lafango, the official contest rules, and the decisions of the judges and contest administrators. Lafango reserves the right to modify these rules and regulations at any time, at its discretion, and without notice. Lafango also reserves the right to disqualify any contestant acting in violation of the official rules or found tampering with the entry process, the operation of the contest, or the website. Lafango reserves the right to remove any contestant or entry from the contest at any time, at its discretion, and without notice. This contest is governed by the laws of the United States and, by entering, all contestants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in the United States. Any attempt by a contestant or any other individual to deliberately damage any website related to Lafango or the contest or to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Lafango reserves the right to seek damages from this individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By entering this contest, all contestants hereby consent (except where prohibited) to the use by Lafango of the contestant's name, age, photograph, voice, likeness, and/or image, hometown address, and entry without any further compensation. If the contest has a sponsor, contestant information may be shared with the sponsor. Employees (and their immediate families or those living in the same household) of the sponsor, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies are not eligible to enter or win.
Limitations of Liability: Lafango and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; printing or other errors; and any entries or mail which are late, lost, delayed, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any combination thereof. Lafango reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the contest in the event that it becomes necessary due to circumstances beyond its control.
Release of Liability: By participating, contestants agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Lafango and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the contestants or any other third parties related in any way to the operation of this contest, including without limitation, claims of copyright infringement, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses (whether alleged, threatened, or actual) to any person or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any contest-related activity or participation in this contest.
The user retains the rights to all of his or her media, and by submitting, grants permission to Lafango to display or use in any promotional material.
All entries must be written by one author. Essays with co-authors will not be accepted. Outside sources must be cited. Essays that are plagiarized will be disqualified from this and all future competitions. All entries must be written in English. Prize money will be paid directly to the bursar account of the university selected by the winning students. No personal checks will be issued.
The submission period is from Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 (12:00am UTC) through Friday, December 31st, 2010 (12:00am UTC). Contestants are to submit no more than one (1) text file. Voting will take place from Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 (12:00am UTC) through Friday, January 21st, 2011 (12:00am UTC). Results are based on the average score in a 1-5 rating system. This contest has a prize pool currently valued at $0. This value may increase as more contestants enter the contest. After the contest has concluded, the following prizes will be awarded: One (1) 1st Place Winner will receive $1,000 Scholarship. One (1) 2nd Place Winner will receive $500 Scholarship. One (1) 3rd Place Winner will receive $250 Scholarship.
THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
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