THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) ARE A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN YOU (“YOU” OR “PARTICIPANT”) AND SPONSOR AND GOVERN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. All federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations apply.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

  1. Promotion Description: The SCSLC Graduation Dance Video Contest (the “Contest”) is a promotion that begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 8, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2020, 2020. The computer and website of Sponsor is the official time and record keeping device of the Contest. SCSLC reserves the right to shorten, extend, suspend, modify or cancel the promotional period or the Contest, at its discretion, at any time.
  2. Who May Participate:  The Contest is open to: (A) Eligible Students eighteen (18) years of age or older; and (B) parents and legal guardians of Eligible Students applying on behalf of their Eligible Student, unless such individual is a resident of any state where the Contest is prohibited by law.  Each Participant in the Contest must have Internet access and a valid email address.  Employees of South Carolina Student Loan Corporation (SCSLC) and their immediate families (spouses, children, parents, siblings, and in-laws) and persons living in the same household of such employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

Definitions:

    1. Eligible Student: a United States citizen, national or permanent resident who is (A) a South Carolina (“SC”) resident and an enrolled SC high school senior (12th Grade) that is planning to attend an Eligible Institution during the following Academic Year.     
    2. Eligible Institution: a public or private not-for-profit college or university located within the United States and approved by the U.S. Department of Education for participation in the Title IV, Higher Education Act (as amended) programs.
    3. Academic Year: August through May of each calendar year.
    4. Academic Term: a semester or trimester (as applicable) between August and May of each calendar year. Summer semesters or trimesters shall not be considered part of the Academic Term for purposes of these Rules.  
  1. How to Enter:  No purchase, application, loan or other transaction is necessary to enter. Visit the SCSLC website at www.scstudentloan.org or visit SCSLC’s Facebook page. Follow the directions to submit a Contest entry (an “Entry”). Participant must post an original video demonstrating a creative or funny graduation dance. Each submission must comply with the video specifications set forth in Section 4. Limited to one (1) Entry per Eligible Student. Parents with multiple Eligible Students may submit one (1) entry per Eligible Student. Use of Facebook to enter the Contest may cause additional terms, conditions and restrictions associated with the platform to apply. Participants should review and comply with all such policies.
  2. Video Specifications.  All video submissions should be approximately thirty (30) seconds in length. The video that you upload must be your sole creative work and must not incorporate ideas or work of any other person or material that would require the consent of a third party. The video must not infringe or violate any trademark, copyright, publicity right, privacy or any other right of any other person or entity. By submitting an entry, you represent and warrant to Sponsor that the entry and everything depicted in the video is wholly original and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any person, entity, or any law, rule or regulation. Violation or breach of these representations, warranties or conditions may void your entry in Sponsor’s sole discretion and subject you to penalties and damages under applicable law. No photograph or video entry may contain, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:
  • Is sexually explicit or suggestive;
  • Is violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
  • Is profane or pornographic;
  • Contains nudity;
  • Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
  • Promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its franchisees, or its products or services or other people, products or companies;
  • Contains trademarks, logos or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or phraseology) owned by any entity;
  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by any entity (including photographs and other works of art or images);
  • Contains any personal identification, such as images of individuals (other than Eligible Student), personal names, street or email addresses, or phone numbers;
  • Violates or encourages the violation of any law, rule or regulation;
  • Contains materials embodying the names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • Promotes any particular political party, agenda or message;
  • Depicts animal cruelty; and/or
  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
  1. Video Release and Consent. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. You will take all further acts necessary to effectuate the intent of these Rules, including, without limitation, executing and delivering to Sponsor, all such agreements, contracts and any other documents to confirm Sponsor’s ownership of the entries. Participant hereby grants to Sponsor, the right to take and use participant’s videos for use in connection with corporate advertising and marketing promotions. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, participant consents, licenses and releases to Sponsor, its licensees, assigns and heirs, the non-exclusive irrevocable right and license to use, edit, reproduce, publish and otherwise exploit the Entry and the name, likeness, picture and voice from participant’s video, if applicable, in connection with any advertising or marketing promotion thereof, any other exploitation of the videos, testimonial or rights derived from such, throughout the world in perpetuity in any and all media now known or hereafter devised. Participant represents that they either own all right, title and interest, including without limitation, copyrights, in any videos if applicable, or possess all rights necessary to grant the rights granted herein without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to any third party. Participant hereby releases Sponsor, its licensees, assigns and heirs, from any and all claims and liability in connection with the use of participant’s Entry, videos, name, likeness, picture and voice from participant’s video and/or written testimonial, if applicable, and the exercise of any and all other rights granted herein. Participant agrees that neither they, nor any person on their behalf, will assert or maintain a claim against Sponsor, its licensees, assigns or heirs, including, without limitation, any publisher and/or media company through which the videos are used in advertising and otherwise promoted, any claim, action, suit or demand of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those grounded upon invasion of the right of privacy or publicity or any other civil rights, defamation, libel or slander or for any other reason in connection with the exercise or rights granted herein. Participants acknowledge that Sponsor will rely upon the consent and release herein at its own cost, and Sponsor shall have no further obligation, financial or otherwise, to participant, and Sponsor is not obligated to make use of any of the rights granted herein.
  2. Winner(s) Selection: the winner(s) will be selected on or about July 5, 2020, based upon the Entry that is the most creative or funniest, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. The winner(s) will be notified by SCSLC by phone, email and/or mail (as selected by Sponsor). If the winner(s) fails to respond to SCSLC and/or fails to provide the required Statement of Eligibility within 15 business days of such notification, the prize will be forfeited and SCSLC may, in its discretion, choose an alternate winner(s). SCSLC decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner(s) are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.
  3. Prizes.  The winner(s) of the Contest will receive one (1) prize of a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) scholarship, to be paid directly to the Eligible Student’s Eligible Institution at or about the beginning of the next Academic Term (i.e. August or January, in the discretion of Sponsor). If, for any reason, the Eligible Student does not enroll in and attend an Eligible Institution during the next Academic Year (for high school students), the Contest prize will be forfeited and SCSLC may, in its discretion, choose an alternate winner(s). Verification of enrollment in a SC high school or an Eligible Institution, on at least a half-time basis, as defined by the Eligible Institution, and verification of SC residence, if applicable, are required in order for the Eligible Student to be awarded the prize. Receiving the prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that the potential winner(s) is disqualified for any reason, SCSLC may award the prize to an alternate winner(s) from among all remaining eligible Entries.
  4. Odds of Winning.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. Your odds of winning a prize without making a purchase, submitting a loan application, accepting a loan, or entering into any other transaction with SCSLC are the same as the odds of someone who does make, submit, accept, or enter into the same.
  5. General Conditions:  Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Contest winner(s)s are responsible for all federal, state, local or other taxes or other assessments that may be associated with or imposed upon the winner(s). Contest winner(s)s (and/or the parent or legal guardian if the prize winner(s) is under the age of 18) will be required to sign a Statement of Eligibility, to be returned with 15 business days.  Contest prizes may not be substituted, transferred or exchanged. In case of multiple Entries received from any person, only the first Entry received from such person will be considered. Participants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any Entry. Incomplete and/or inaccurate Entries are void. Any Entry that does not comply with these Official Rules will be void, eliminated and not eligible for the prize. SCSLC is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, delayed or misdirected Entries or for any typographical, printing, human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest including, without limitation, errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, the determination of the winner(s), or in any other Contest-related materials. By participating, you (A) accept and agree to these rules and decisions of SCSLC whose decisions are final; and (B) agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless SCSLC and its directors, officers, employees and agents (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, charges, liability injuries or damages of any kind arising out of your participation in the Contest or acceptance or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. SCSLC may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, tampering, deception, fraud, or other unfair practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. CAUTION: Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, SCSLC reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 
  6. Limitations on Liability: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SCSLC OR ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF SCSLC IS ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  7. Miscellaneous: These Official Rules will be governed and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of South Carolina, without regard for its conflict of law principles.  By submitting an Entry, you hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Richland County, South Carolina for all disputes, causes of action and claims that you may bring or initiate that arise out of or relate to the Contest and you hereby waive any objections to the laying of venue in such forum. ANY LEGAL OR OTHER PROCEEDING COMMENCED BY OR ON YOUR BEHALF UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL TAKE THE FORM OF AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING (AND NOT OF A CLASS ACTION OR PUTATIVE CLASS ACTION OR OF A COLLECTIVE, REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR ACTION OR PROCEEDING). CLASS ACTIONS OF ANY KIND (WHETHER PURSUED THROUGH THE COURTS ARE OTHERWISE) ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US AND OUR AFFILIATES AND RELATED PARTIES ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. SCSLC’s failure to enforce any right or provision set forth in these Official Rules will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision set forth in these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited in order to eliminate the associated defect, and the remaining provisions of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect.
  8. Privacy: Your Personal Information may be used to administer the Contest, resolve disputes, prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, enforce these Rules, inform you about our services and those of affiliated companies, provide targeted marketing and promotions, and respond to legal requirements.
  9. Contest Winner(s)s’ List:  To receive a list of Contest winner(s)s, please send a request for the same and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SC Student Loan Corporation, PO Box 102405, Columbia, SC 29224-2423.  The names of Contest winner(s)s will be posted on our website (www.scstudentloan.org) and Facebook page, so visit often to see if you are a winner(s).
  10. Sponsor: Contest is sponsored by South Carolina Student Loan Corporation.

Revisions: Last revised June 8, 2020. SCSLC may change or modify these Rules from time to time. Your submission of an Entry form constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules, as they may be modified from time to time.