Eligibility is limited to female citizens or legal residents, of any age, of the United States or Canada, except employees of Mannington Mills, Inc. ("sponsors", and employees of its agencies and affiliates, and their immediate families and household members.
Women who have won a prize in the 2005 or 2006 Stand On A Better World Awards are ineligible to participate. Employees of independent retail stores that sell Mannington products are eligible, if they meet all other criteria. Nominee's achievements must have occurred, at least in part, during the 2006 calendar year. Submission of a nomination to this awards program constitutes the nominee's full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules.
Entries will only be accepted on this website, beginning at 12:00 AM, EST, on April 1, 2007 and ending at 8:00 PM, EST, on August 1, 2007.
Nomination forms must be complete and submitted via this website only. Your email address will not be sold, nor displayed publicly. By submitting a nomination, you agree to have that nomination published on this website for purposes of voting for the "Your Better World" Award, should it be chosen as a finalist. Mannington Mills reserves the right to edit nominations for the judging process. Publication of a nomination or story about the nominee in no way indicates that the nominee has been selected for an award.
Mannington Mills is not responsible for misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged or illegible entries, and all such entries will be void. Sponsors are also not responsible for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with or relating to this awards program whether human, computer, network, technical or mechanical. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the awards program at any time and for any reason. False or deceptive entries will be ineligible and sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any nominee or nominator who attempts to tamper with the awards program in any way.
Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from the awards program and all decisions of the sponsor are final and binding.
All initial screening panel will review all eligible nominations and select a maximum of thirty (30) finalists - ten (10) in each of the three categories - to send to the judging panel and post on this website for public voting.
Judging panel will score nominations, and the top scoring nomination in each of the three categories will be named a winner. Of those three, the top scoring nomination overall will be named the Grand Prize recipient and the other two will be First Prize recipients.
Your Better World Award recipient may or may not be one of the three winners chosen by the judges.
Judges decisions are final and selection of recipients is as the sole discretion of the judging panel and Sponsor.
Failure of recipient to respond to notification of award within three (3) days constitutes forfeiture of award and an alternate winner will be chosen.
One (1) GRAND PRIZE AWARD: The highest scoring nomination, as scored by the judging panel, will receive $25,000 to be donated to the charity of the recipient's choice.
Two (2) CATEGORY AWARDS: The next two highest scoring nominations will receive $10,000 to be donated to the charities of their choice.
One (1) "YOUR BETTER WORLD" AWARD: The nomination receiving the highest number of online votes will receive $10,000 to be donated to the charity of the recipient's choice. This award is given independently of the other three awards mentioned above and may be in addition to one of the other prizes listed above, either the Grand Prize Award or a Category Award.
Each of the above winners will also be required to attend the awards dinner on November 15, 2007. Prize includes round-trip coach air transportation (or ground transportation, depending on winner's location) for Winner and her guest from the major U.S. or Canadian airport near Winner's residence to Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia; four-day, three-night double occupancy hotel accomodations in the Philadelphia area; ground transportation to and from Philadelphia International Airport and hotel; and $200 in American Express gift checks.
Airline reservations (or train/car reservations, depending on winner's location) must be booked through Sponsor, must be round trip, and must originate in the United States or Canada. Airport, airline tickets, train station, train tickets, car service schedules, car service companies, and/or hotel accommodations are to be selected by the Sponsor. All meals, gratuities, and other expenses associated with the Prize package not specifically mentioned in these rules are the recipient's sole responsibility.
Winner is responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes incurred by acceptance of the prize.
Winners may be required to show proof of residency as well as sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release. All documents must be signed and returned within five (5) days of receipt. Winner must be able to attend awards dinner on date specified. Failure to comply with any of the Official Rules may result in disqualification.
Please email questions about the Mannington Better World Awards to:
Betsy Amoroso (firstname.lastname@example.org)