BERelaxed - Contest Rules - Black Enterprise

BERelaxed – Contest Rules

Would you Kayak through sea caves? Follow a rainbow fish around a coral reef? Wakeboard on sea foam surf? Briefly tell us how you would get lost in the enchanting island of Bermuda. The story our editors deem to be the most original, creative and relevant, will be featured on in September and selected to win the grand prize. See Official Contest Rules for details.





Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the states of 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia; who are 21 and over at the time of entry. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.

1. The Sweepstakes:

The’s “BE Relaxed: GET LOST IN BERMUDA” in partnership with Earl G. Graves Ltd – Black Enterprise and The Bermuda Department of Tourism Sweepstakes Promotion (“Sweepstakes”) consists of one (1) Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes starts July 15, 2013 at 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends July 26, 2013 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET. (“Sweepstakes Period”)

2. How to Enter:

Visit and submit your original essay of 100 – 125 words explaining how you would spend your vacation in Bermuda. Limit one entry per person, per email address. More than one entry from any person or email address will void all entries from that person or e-mail address. Entrants must have a valid email address. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. Judging:

All entries will be judged by the Editorial team, based on the following criteria: Creativity (50%); Originality (25%); and Appropriateness to contest theme (25%). One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected on or about the July 31, 2013 from amongst all eligible entries. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Winner will be notified via email and/or phone on or about July 31, 2013. Entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements

4. Eligibility:

“BE Relaxed: GET LOST IN BERMUDA” Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of The Bermuda Department of Tourism (“Sponsor”) and its parent subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family/household members (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings) are not eligible to enter. Void wherever prohibited by law. Employees of Earl G Graves Ltd. (the “Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local and provincial laws and regulations. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the terms and conditions described herein (the “Official Rules”).

5. Prize:

There will be one (1) Prize awarded during the promotion period. The Prize consists of: A trip for two (2) to Bermuda. The trip will include roundtrip economy airfare from one of Bermuda’s major departure cities (New York, Boston, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore) for winner and one (1) guest. The winner is responsible for transfers to and from their departing airport, on-island transfers, room taxes, gratuities and resort levy as well as any personal incidentals they may incur. The prize also includes 3-nights/4-days stay at one of Bermuda’s beautiful resort hotels, double occupancy.

Winner must also allow at least (30) days notice prior to travel date and all travel must take place prior to September 27, 2013 or prize will be forfeited. Travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner. Prize does not provide spending money; all extras are at winner’s own expense. Travel must be roundtrip. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Prize value is estimated at $2500.00. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value. Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In case of unavailability of prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner must submit photos of trip to be used as content on by September 30, 2013.

Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any required travel documents and travel insurance

6. Affidavit of Eligibility/Release:

The winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. If the winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) calendar days of first notification attempt, if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these promotion rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.

7. Conditions:

Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, picture, likeness, and city and state of residence for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion for no additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Winner must submit photos of trip to be used as content on by September 30, 2013. By participating, entrants, winner(s) and travel companions agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotions agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in the Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

8. Miscellaneous:

All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor 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 Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. Sponsor reserves the right to correct typographical or clerical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.


9. Use of Data:

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

10. List of Winners:

To obtain a list of winners, visit or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 9, 2013 to:

11. Sponsor:

The Sponsor of this sweepstakes is the Earl G. Graves Ltd. 260 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10016 in partnership with The Bermuda Department of Tourism Board.