Catalyst 4 Change Award Waiver

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Catalyst 4 Change (CFC) Awards terms and conditions

These terms are legally binding. This service is provided by Women Empowering Change INC (WEC) & Mixed Talk Media (MTM).


General

The initiator and organizer of CFC Awards will be WEC & MTM . By completing and submitting the online entry form available at www.wecinc.org/cfc-entry or www.mixedtalkmedia.org/radio-awards, the applicant will fully and unreservedly agree to all of the terms and conditions of CFC Awards. If you do not agree with any of the terms or conditions, then you should not take part in CFC Awards.


Once you have submitted your entry, we reserve the right to send you further correspondence regarding our awards program and add you to the WEC/MTM eBlast. You can unsubscribe by clicking on "unsubscribe" at the bottom of any of our emails.


Eligibility

1.1 Non-profit organization founders and for profit business owners can apply. Leaders in Motion Award is presented entrants whose ability to impact the community span over 3+ years. The Emerging Leaders Award is presented to entrants whose ability to impact the community span less than 3 years. Radio Awards are presented to Mixed Talk Radio hosts who have an active Mixed Talk Radio show plan.

1.2 All entries must be submitted by and on behalf of the award applicant only.

1.3 WEC & MTM reserves the right to disqualify an entry for any reason. Such reasons are not limited to if it becomes apparent that a submission is inaccurate or if the judges have any uncertainty about the integrity of the entry. A refund will be made if disqualified.

1.4 Entries must be submitted via the online awards entry form that can be found on our website at www.wecinc.org/cfc-awards or www.mixedtalkmedia.org/radio-awards .

1.5 Award applicant must only be submitted into one category (Leaders in Motion, Emerging Leaders, or Radio Awards) once.

1.6 WEC board members and WEC & MTM staff are not eligible to apply.


Leaders In Motion & Emerging Leaders Requirements

2.1 Entries must be submitted before January 1st. A late entry fee may apply to any entry submitted between January 1st and February 1st. Entries will not be accepted after February 1st.

2.2 All entries must be submitted digitally via the entry form on the CFC Awards website at www.wecinc.org/cfc-awards. No other method of submitting entries will be accepted. Our awards entry form requires the entrant to provide an address, email address and phone number. These items will not be made public.

2.3 Applicants are encouraged to be very detailed in their response to the award interview questions. MTM Magazine will select questions and images from this interview to publish. A preview of the application can be downloaded from www.wecinc.org/cfc-awards. Applicants cannot access and modify their entry once submitted.


Radio Awards Requirements: 

2.4 Applicants must be an active Mixed Talk Media Radio Host. Must be on an active radio show plan during Round 1 and Round 2 to receive award prizes.

2.5 Entries must be submitted before May 14th at 5pm CST (final deadline). Entries will not be accepted after June 1st and applicant will not advance to Round 2.

2.6 All entries must be submitted digitally via the entry form on the CFC Awards website at www.mixedtalkmedia.org/radio-awards . No other method of submitting entries will be accepted. Our awards entry form requires the entrant to provide an address, email address and phone number. These items will not be made public.

2.7 Applicants are encouraged to be very detailed in their response to the award interview questions. MTM Magazine will select questions and images from this interview to publish. Applicants cannot access their entry once submitted. WEC and WEC are not obligated nor required to make any updates beyond the edits made by MTM that fall within the Submission Terms & Agreement.


Entry fees (If Applicable)

3.1 All proceeds will be donated to our WEC Fundraising for Hope Programs. The entry fees are dependent on award type and type/size of company, as set out on the CFC Awards website at the time of entry. Any entrant deemed to have acted dishonestly when registering their entry will be contacted and may result in disqualification. Upon registration, entrants should ensure they enter the correct information.

3.2 Payment must be made through the online payment system on the CFC Awards website. Entrants will receive confirmation that their entry or entries have been successfully received via email once payment has been made. No other payment method will be accepted except at the discretion of WEC & MTM.

3.3 Payments are not tax-deductible.


Refunds

4.1 Participants are allowed to withdraw their submission from CFC Awards at any time, however, fees will not be refunded if the submitted entry is withdrawn.

4.2 In the event of disqualification, the entrant’s entry fees will be refunded within 30 days.


Categories

5.1 There are three types of CFC Awards: Leaders in Motion Award, Emerging Leaders Award, Radio Award. 

Leaders in Motion Award is presented entrants whose ability to impact the community span over 3+ years.*

The Emerging Leaders Award is presented to entrants whose ability to impact the community span less than 3 years.*

*Above categories are dependent on the year the company was founded. 

Radio Award presented to MTM radio hosts. 2021 Radio Awards include Listener's Choice Award-voted by the public and The Impact Award. Hosts may receive multiple radio awards. 

Any entrant deemed to have acted dishonestly when registering their entry will be contacted and may result in disqualification. Upon registration, entrants should ensure they enter the correct information.

5.2 Entrants can apply for any of above mentioned awards based on the criteria being met.



Review process

7.1 CFC Awards will appoint judges to review all submissions.

7.2 WEC will organize, select and manage the judges, who will be instructed to act without bias or favor.

7.3 Reviewing will take place throughout the Round 1 phase.

7.4 Entries will be reviewed solely on the material submitted by the applicant or collected by WEC or MTM. Entries must include all requested material and answers to award questions.

7.5 Applicants represent and warrant that all materials submitted will not infringe or constitute a misappropriation of any right of any third party, including any copyrights, patent rights, trademark rights, trade secret rights or confidentiality rights and agree to indemnify WEC & MTM and its board members, employees against any liabilities, damages, losses, costs or expenses arising as a result thereof.

7.6 CFC Radio Review Process: 

Best New Show (2022)- Judging based on MTM Data collected during the airing of each show. This information will remain confidential. Only WEC board members, employees and appointed judges will have access to this information.

Best Show Sound (2022)- Judging based on the sound quality of aired shows.

The Impact Award (2021)- Judging based on MTM Data collected during the airing of each show. This information will remain confidential. Only WEC board members, employees, and appointed judges will have access to this information.

Listener's Choice Award (2021)- Based on the number of online votes collected during Round 2.

7.7 WEC will approve applicants for Round 2 for voting based on submitted application before or by the final deadline

7.8 Applicants are encouraged to invite participants to vote. Voting is unlimited until it ends.

7.9 Round 2 Winner- The Applicant with the most online votes will win the Grand Prize Package and all other applicants will receive their prize package.



Award Winners

8.1 Announcement of CFC Awards winners announced on www.wecinc.org/awards www.mixedtalkmedia.org/radio-awards and in the WEC/MTM eBlasts.

8.2 WEC & MTM may attempt to respond, answer and reply to any requests, queries or questions communicated by an applicant at any time. However, WEC & MTM is not required or obligated to provide such a response, answer, or reply.

8.3 If an entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly at the discretion of WEC & MTM. The applicant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner.

8.4 Awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony if held in-person or delivered to the shipping address via mail provided online. WEC & MTM will not cover and will not be held liable for any expenses incurred by the applicants. Award Shipping cost will apply.
8.5 The entrant with the most online votes will receive the 2021 INSIDE Cover of MTM Magazine. MTM will select images from the applicant's Submission to Publishe in Magazine. WEC & MTM will not cover and will not be held liable for any expenses incurred by the winner which includes and is not limited to travel, award shipping costs, hotel accommodations.


Privacy policy

9.1 No financial information such as debit or credit card details will be stored by WEC in any format.

9.2 Information provided by entrants will not be shared with any third party. Only WEC board members, employees and appointed judges will have access to this information. Any type of data that identifies a living individual will be treated as personal data.

9.3 Entrants therefore represent and warrant that they are only submitting entry materials which they own, or otherwise have the right to submit and agree to indemnify WEC & MTM and its board members, employees against any liabilities, damages, losses, costs or expenses arising as a result of their failure to obtain such right.


Intellectual Property rights

10.1 On submitting an entry, the entrant fully and unreservedly grants WEC & MTM a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive and full rights to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, perform, display, create derivative works from, and otherwise exploit any such material submitted, in whole or in part, in any form, including for promotional or marketing purposes.

10.2 Entrants are fully responsible for all content they submit to WEC & MTM and accept liability for any actions relating to the content. Any comments and reviews posted on the website by entrants or other users do not necessarily reflect our opinions and we are not responsible or liable for any content submitted by you or anyone else.


Liability

11.1 WEC & MTM reserves the right to cancel or amend CFC Awards and these terms and conditions at any time.

11.2 WEC & MTM will not be liable to applicants for any consequential losses (i.e. loss of revenue, loss of business, loss of goodwill, loss or damage to data or information) arising out of, or in connection with, the provision of the service of publishing your entry on the CFC/MTM Awards website, magazine, and radio.

11.3 WEC & MTM may assert its rights or obligations under these terms at any time. You may not assert your rights or obligations under these terms without WEC's or MTM's prior written consent. WEC & MTM will not be liable for failure to meet its obligations under these terms if it is prevented from doing so due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.


Data storage

12.1 By uploading your submission to www.wecinc.org/cfc-entry or www.mixedtalkmeida.org/mtm-entry you agree that we will store the entry materials (including your company name) in our database. Your data will be only accessed by WEC & MTM board members, employees as well as the appointed judges.

12.2 We collect such data including, but not limited to, your first and last name, email address, telephone number, address, occupation, and any other data included in a submitted entry, including but not limited to entry materials.

12.3 Any type of data that identifies a living individual will be treated as personal data.



Submissions Terms & Agreements

Submissions: Lessons, topics, stories, ideas, suggestions, essays, audio files, video, photographs, and any other materials of any kind of material submitted (hereinafter, the "Submissions") will not be returned or kept confidential. All such Submissions may be used:

(i) www.wecinc.org (the website) and www.mixedtalkmedia.org (the website); (ii) for broadcast or publication, including, but not limited to, the THINKTANK Blue Print, Mixed Talk Media (MTM), Women Empowering Change (WEC), and on affiliated media outlets. You consent to your submission being published by and for the usage of WEC & MTM.

Publication: Women Empowering Change (WEC) and Mixed Talk Media (MTM) will have unrestricted right to use the Submissions for any purpose in all media and publication now known or hereafter discovered without compensation. WEC and MTM have the unrestricted right to use selected Submissions for the promotion of the MTM and WEC brand.

1. The Submissions may be shared with The Producers and/or developers of WEC and MTM for online media-related programs or programming.

2. Neither WEC, MTM, nor any of its affiliated companies or entities are obligated to use or pay you for any Submission.

3. All written and oral (WEC/MTM produced audio/video productions) shall become the property of WEC and MTM, may be edited for length, clarity, and/or functionality, will not be subject to any obligation of confidentiality, may be shared with and used by the staff of WEC and MTM and any of their affiliated companies or entities and shared with legal authorities if WEC and MTM believes it warranted. Neither WEC, MTM, nor any party with whom WEC shares the Submissions shall be liable for any use or disclosure of any information or Submission that you submit.

4. WEC and MTM will have unrestricted right to use the Submissions for any purpose in all print and media now known or hereafter discovered without compensation to the provider of such Submissions.

5. By providing the Submissions, you represent and warrant that you are at least twenty-one (21) years old.

6. No Submission may contain material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, and obscene, invades a person's privacy, violates any law, any intellectual property, or other property or other rights, or is known to be false.

7. By providing submissions you are granting Mixed Talk Media and Women Empowering Change First World Serial Rights.

I am granting WEC and MTM the right to publish my submission in both the online and print. I grant publication of submissions, in part or as a whole, on WEC and MTM websites, affiliated social media outlets, and online platforms. 


BY SUBMITTING YOUR INFORMATION YOU HEREBY AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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