2019 DELTAPINE #MyStrongCotton HARVEST CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The 2019 Deltapine #MyStrongCotton Social Media Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) begins at 8:00 a.m. CDT on October 7, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CDT on December 15, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for the Promotion.

Sponsor does not make any representation or claims towards the product performance of the yield submitted for this purpose.

1. Terms and Conditions. By participating in the Promotion, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Promotion. You agree that Sponsor shall retain full authority, in its sole discretion, to interpret and administer these Official Rules, and you agree to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by Sponsor, or its designee.

2. Eligibility. The Promotion is open to legal U.S. residents, excluding residents of Rhode Island, New York and Florida, who: (a) are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in their state of residence, if higher than 18), (b) have or open a Facebook account during the Entry Period, and (c) were a grower of Deltapine product prior to September 23, 2019. Employees, officers and directors, their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of Monsanto Company (the 1. Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and those entities associated with the development, distribution or implementation of this Promotion (except for Deltapine dealers who are also growers) are not eligible to participate.

3. Entry. During the Entry Period, an eligible person can enter by logging into his/her Facebook account and posting a photo taken by the entrant that the entrant believes depicts his/her cotton harvest or yield, either in terms of the appearance of his/her field, cotton bales, and/or anything else that the entrant feels depicts his/her cotton harvest (a “Photograph”), to the official Deltapine Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Deltapine, with the hashtags #MyStrongCotton and #Contest, the variety name of the cotton, and the state where the entrant’s farm is located (an “Entry Post”). To be a valid entry, all Entry Posts must:

  • Include one (1) Photograph;
  • Include the hashtags “#MyStrongCotton” and “#Contest”;
  • Include the variety name (e.g., DP 1410 B2RF) of the cotton in the Photograph;
  • Include the state where the entrant’s farm is located;
  • Be original, and feature no identifiable person, brands, logos, names, copyrighted works or other creative works or designs, unless owned by contestant or Sponsor;
  • Not be offensive or disparaging or infringing of any rights of others, and be in good taste and appropriate for the Facebook audience and Sponsor’s followers, in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and
  • Comply with all Facebook Terms of Service and Rules and these Official Rules.

By posting an Entry Post that complies with the above, a person will have one entry in the Promotion. An eligible person can enter up to one time per day during the Entry Period; however, entrants wishing to submit multiple Entry Posts during the Entry Period must submit different photos, rather than re-entering photos that have been previously submitted. Sharing an Entry Post will not count as an additional entry. No entrant may use more than one Facebook account to enter the Promotion.

By entering, a person agrees to adhere to these Official Rules and all rules established by Facebook. Each entrant hereby grants a complete release of Facebook from all claims, losses and harms that the entrant may allege or incur relating to this Promotion, and acknowledges and agrees that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the status of any entry; provided that, Sponsor may in its sole discretion decide to correspond with entrants on a case by case basis regarding entry requirements. Entries that do not comply with the rules of the Promotion on the applicable Drawing Date (as defined below) will result in disqualification. Incomplete or illegible entries or entry material will not be considered. Entries will be void if electronically or mechanically reproduced, forged, defective, altered or obtained through unauthorized channels or if they contain production, typographical, electronic, mechanical or other errors. The Promotion is subject to change without notification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in Sponsor’s opinion, is offensive, contains unsuitable material, endangers the safety or well-being of any person, or if it is determined the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, not visible or misdirected entries; all of which will be void in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holders.

4. License Grant / Release. Entering this Promotion constitutes entrant’s full agreement to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the Entry Post in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including without limitation by re-posting an Entry Post for promotional or marketing purposes or otherwise using it in connection with Sponsor’s social media accounts. Entrant also grants a waiver and full release relating to the Entry Posts, including without limitation waiving rights of publicity or privacy of entrant. If requested, entrant will sign any documents that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the Entry Post and all components thereof. By entering, you warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of the Entry Post and all components thereof and that the same will not infringe on any rights of any third parties, and you further agree that your Entry Post and all components thereof conforms to these Official Rules. Winners will be announced by Sponsor via Facebook.

5. Winner Selection.

a. Weekly Prize Selection. On or about the following “Drawing Dates,” Sponsor will randomly select one (1) weekly winner from the compliant Entry Posts received during the “Drawing Periods” specified below to win a Weekly Prize as defined below, for a total of ten (10) weekly winners. Only one (1) winner will be selected for each Drawing Period. Maximum of one Weekly Prize per entrant.

Drawing Date

Drawing Periods

10/14/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 10/13/19
11:59pm CDT

10/21/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 10/20/19
11:59pm CDT

10/28/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 10/27/19
11:59pm CDT

11/4/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 11/3/19
11:59pm CDT

11/11/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 11/10/19
11:59pm CDT

11/18/19

10/7/19 8am CDT - 11/17/19
11:59pm CDT

11/25/19

10/7/19 8 am CDT - 11/24/19
11:59 pm CDT

12/2/19

10/7/19 8 am CDT - 12/1/19
11:59 pm CDT

12/9/19

10/7/19 8 am CDT - 12/8/19
11:59 pm CDT

12/16/19

10/7/19 8 am CDT - 12/15/19
11:59 pm CDT

b. Grand Prize Selection. On or about December 20, 2019, Sponsor will randomly select one winner from all Entry Posts received during the Entry Period to win the Grand Prize defined below.

c. Sponsor will notify potential winners by sending a Facebook message to each potential winner. The potential winners will be required to contact Sponsor within five (5) business days and complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such documents from Sponsor before accepting the Prize. If such documents are not returned to Sponsor prior to such deadline, any Prize won may be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that more than one (1) prospective winner for any particular Prize is inadvertently named, Sponsor will randomly select one winner from among such persons to be deemed the winner. Except where prohibited by law, the winner also grants Sponsor the right to use the winner’s submission, full name, hometown, images and likenesses for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes, including print, broadcast and on-line announcements, without further compensation than the said Prize and at no expense to the winner.

6. Winner Selection.

a. Weekly Prize. On or about each of the Drawing Dates set out above, Sponsor will randomly select one entrant to award a custom flag branded with the Deltapine® logo (a “Weekly Prize”), unless the entrant fails to comply with these Official Rules. Approximate retail value (ARV) of Weekly Prize: $115.

b. Grand Prize. On or about December 20, 2019, Sponsor will award one entrant a 3-day/2-night VIP Trip for four (4) adults (age 18+) to a 2020 NASCAR race selected by Sponsor (the “Grand Prize” and, together with the Weekly Prizes, each a “Prize”), unless the entrant fails to comply with these Official Rules. The 3-day/2-night VIP Trip includes (i) round trip coach air transportation for four (4) adults from a major U.S. airport near the Grand Prize winner’s home to the major U.S. airport nearest the applicable NASCAR race selected by Sponsor – the winner and their guests must travel from one departure location and must travel on the same itinerary; (ii) two (2) standard hotel rooms, double occupancy, for two (2) nights; (iii) four (4) tickets to the NASCAR race selected by Sponsor; and (iv) a VIP Meet & Greet with Clint Bowyer. ARV of Grand Prize: $8,000.

All expenses related to the Grand Prize and not specified herein, including flight insurance, travel insurance, meals and personal expenses are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his or her guests. The ARV is subject to fluctuations in airfare and the value may vary depending on the location of the departure city. All travel arrangements must be made by travel agent designated by Sponsor and travel must take place on dates specified by Sponsor which are subject to change at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. If the Prize winner and their guest are unable or unwilling to travel on the dates specified, the Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Prize winner. Travel prizes are subject to terms and conditions of travel service providers. Certain restrictions may apply. Property visit is subject to restrictions. NASCAR and Clint Bowyer are not involved in the administration of this Promotion.

cAll Prizes. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. The Prizes are not transferable. If the Prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute such Prize with another prize of equal or greater value. No substitution or cash redemption of any Prize, or any portion thereof, is allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any difference in the stated ARV and the actual value of the Prize will not be awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost or stolen Prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for the inability of any winner to accept or use any Prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. If the potential winner is found to be ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules or declines to accept the Prize, the potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and in such case Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from remaining eligible entries.

d. Odds. The odds of winning each Prize depend on the number of entries during the applicable Drawing Period or Entry Period, as applicable, but the odds of winning a Weekly Prize are estimated at 1/50 and the odds of winning a Grand Prize are estimated at 1/400. 

7. Taxes/Responsibility for Prize. By entering, each entrant understands and agrees that if he/she wins the Prize, the entrant is solely responsible for the use, care and maintenance of the Prize, including (without limitation) any and all insurance requirements, licensing requirements, and liability for use. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND BY SPONSOR, AND EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. The Internal Revenue Service requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed for each recipient who received a prize/award if the annual aggregate is at least $600 or more. If requested by Sponsor, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 prior to receiving the Prize. Failure to complete, sign and return a W-9 will result in the winner being disqualified, and in such case Sponsor will select an alternate winner in a random drawing from remaining eligible entries. The winner should consult his/her tax advisor for the proper tax treatment of this income on his/her tax return.

8. Compliance with Laws. Receipt of the Prize is conditioned upon the entrant’s compliance with these Official Rules and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (IN SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE PROMOTION AND ALL WINNER PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. If any provision of these Official Rules shall be deemed to violate any federal, state or municipal law, it shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

9. Termination. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.  Examples of reasons for termination or modification of the Promotion may include (without limitation) Sponsor’s inability to reasonably or fairly conduct or administer the Promotion due to business changes, viruses, malware, security breaches, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control. If Sponsor modifies, cancels, terminates or suspends the Promotion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, randomly select winners from all eligible, non-suspect, entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or website or violates these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Additional Conditions. Each entrant agrees to, accepts and shall abide by these Official Rules of this Promotion and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Promotion, rule interpretation or award of the Prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of this Promotion or in the announcement of any winner(s) or Prize(s). If for any reason Sponsor is unable to run this Promotion as planned, or if any computer or web site associated with this Promotion does not allow the proper playing of the Promotion and the processing of entries per these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, modify or suspend this Promotion or any portion thereof. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend the Promotion in whole or in part should a cause or event beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, fairness, proper play or conduct of the Promotion making continuation as planned impossible. All third party trademarks associated with the Prizes are owned by their respective owners, none of which are sponsors of this Promotion.

11. Hold Harmless. BY PARTICIPATING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, PARTICIPATING SPONSORS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENCIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND WAIVE AND RELEASE SUCH PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES AND DAMAGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DAMAGE TO OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE/MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORTS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OR CAUSE OF ACTION.

12. Disputes. THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MISSOURI WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, the entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Missouri having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

13. Winners List/Official Rules. To obtain a list of the Promotion winner(s) and/or Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Attn: Colin Pennington, 800 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63167.

14. Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Promotion is Monsanto Company, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63167.