Nurse.org Nurse Hero Contest Official Rules
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the NURSE.ORG Hero program (the "Awards Program"), nominees must be nurses who are legal residents of the U.S. and at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older ("Eligible Nominees"). Nominees may be nominated as set forth herein or chosen by NURSE.ORG. At any time, at NURSE.ORG's discretion, a Nominee may be deemed ineligible for nomination or participation in the Awards Program, be deemed ineligible to receive a prize under the Awards Program or have the prize otherwise due such person as part of the Awards Program (if any) donated to a charitable organization selected by NURSE.ORG in its sole discretion. Employees and immediate family members of NURSE.ORG and its subsidiaries, affiliates and sponsors of the Awards Program as well as advertising and promotional agencies directly involved in the Awards Program are not eligible to participate in the Awards Program or submit nominations. NURSE.ORG and the sponsors of the Awards Program shall herein be collectively referred to as the "Sponsors".
Nominations: To submit your nomination for the Awards Program, log on to https://nurse.org/ or the associated Facebook page and fill out the submission form providing all required contact information for you and your nominee. Nominations MUST be submitted online. Mail-in nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be submitted on behalf of another person. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be submitted in English only. Nominations may only be submitted in the name of a single person; group nominations are not acceptable. False or deceptive nominations or acts may render a nominee ineligible. All nominations become the property of NURSE.ORG and will not be returned. NURSE.ORG reserves the right to edit the nomination as it sees fit for use in publication or promotion. By submitting a nomination you agree to grant Sponsors the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of your nomination, your name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Awards Program and/or the Sponsors in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity.
Judging for the Awards Program: A NURSE.ORG Review Panel (the "Panel") will select ten (10) potential finalists (the “Finalists”) from all Eligible Nominees. It is in NURSE.ORG's sole discretion to determine which nominees advance to the voting phase. The final round of judging will be done by an online vote conducted on https://nurse.org and other digital platforms. The Finalist who collects the most votes will be the potential winner of the NURSE.ORG Hero Award (the "Winner").
Even if a Finalist may appear to be a leader or winner online during the online voting, that Finalist has not yet been declared the Winner. NURSE.ORG shall declare all official Winners. All Finalists are subject to verification by NURSE.ORG and must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and return of all necessary releases, or they may be disqualified. The decisions of the Panel will be final and binding. If more than one nomination is received for a particular Eligible Nominee, NURSE.ORG, in its sole discretion may consider any of the nominations for that individual in its judging. Whether a nominator is identified and which nominator is identified, if there are multiple nominations for one individual, is in the sole discretion of NURSE.ORG. NURSE.ORG is not bound by any voting or judging mechanism set forth herein as it maintains sole discretion to name Finalists and Winners and provide awards.
Notification and Publication: Some nominees may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. The Winner will be announced at NURSE.ORG’s discretion. Finalists to be featured online or on-air may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in this Awards Program including, but not limited to, liability releases, tax acknowledgment forms and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Release Documents will grant Sponsors the right, unless prohibited by law, to use the individuals' names, voices, likenesses, and any of the material provided by them or about them without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the services of the Sponsors, all matters related to the Awards Program in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. Notification and/or the featuring of a nominee in no way conveys that a particular nominee has or will be selected as a Winner. If at any point a nominee becomes ineligible, chooses not to participate in the Awards Program or is disqualified for any reason, NURSE.ORG reserves the right to select an alternate nominee.
Awards: The Winner will receive recognition in the sports stadium during Nurse Night events and may receive additional prizes.
General: If, for any reason, the Awards Program 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 Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Awards Program, NURSE.ORG reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Awards Program. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. Sponsors are not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE AWARDS PROGRAM IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsors are not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Awards Program. The Sponsors are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Awards Program and/or acceptance and use of any awards won.