Contest Criteria

Winner Selection. A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor will judge all eligible entries according to the following criteria: a) NEED (25%); b) RELEVANCE (25%); and c) CONTENT (50%).

Candidate Name:   
NEED:  The entrant describes the living conditions in a clear way.  The nominee has negative external factors that affect their way of life and create a need. Score 1-10
RELEVANCE:  The entrant describes the service of the nominee, and the nominee’s story aligns with the purpose of the Standard Heating Everyday Heroes Program.Score 1-10 
CONTENT:  The entrant presents a sincere and compelling narrative of the nominee’s deservedness for the award, including but not limited to length of military or front-line service and description of nominee’s impact on the lives of others.Score 1-20 
Total Score (40 Points Possible) 

The three (3) Entries with the highest scores, as determined by the Judges, shall be deemed “Finalists”, and each Finalist shall be contacted by Sponsor and/or Prize Provider in order to conduct a Home Inspection (as further described below) in order to verify that said Finalist’s Residence is eligible to receive the Grand Prize. As part of the judging process, judges may contact Nominees to request additional information in assessing if Nominee’s Residence is eligible for Grand Prize installation. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be re-judged on the same criteria listed above. Decisions of judges and Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects. Top three (3) Nominees for home inspection will be selected on or before 12/5/23.

Notification to Nominees if they have been selected as a Finalist shall be no later than 12/5/23. Sponsor and/or Prize Provider shall attempt to notify potential Finalists via the contact information provided with the submitted Entry materials Failure to respond within twenty-four (24) hours after the initial notification message to a potential Finalist or return of the notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate Finalist.

Potential Finalists will be required to complete, sign and return within the time period set forth by Sponsor and/or Prize Provider, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release where allowed by law, W-9 Form, if applicable and any other documentation required by Sponsor and/or Prize provider (collectively, “Verification Documents”). In the event that a selected Finalist’s Entry is deemed ineligible, fails to comply with Contest procedures, such Nominee is not available to participate in the Home Inspection during specified dates, or does not respond to Sponsor’s notification that he/she has been selected as a Finalist within twenty-four (24) hours after the initial notification phone call or email, then such Nominee shall be disqualified, any opportunity to be a Finalist will be forfeited, and another Nominee may be selected to be a Finalist, time permitting.

Home Inspection: Finalists must be available to have a Home Inspection conducted at his/her Residence by representatives of Prize Provider on or about December 5th,2023, through December 9th, 2023. During the scheduled “Home Inspection”, Prize Provider shall conduct a walk-through of Nominee’s Residence to determine if Residence contains a forced air furnace (floor furnace does not count) and air conditioning system, heat pump, or packaged AC unit (including ductwork) and if Residence is compliant with current electric circuitry and building codes. If a Finalist cannot or will not make Residence available for the Home Inspection on the specified dates, or if Residence is determined by Prize Provider to be ineligible to have the Grand Prize installed (at Prize Provider’s sole determination and discretion), such Finalist will forfeit his or her spot in the Contest and Sponsor may select an alternate Finalist (time permitting), in its sole discretion.

In the event that multiple Finalist Residences are eligible to have the Grand Prize installed, Sponsor shall select the Grand Prize winner via random drawing from those eligible Finalists.

Home Inspections and the Grand Prize are subject to availability. Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of the Home Inspection, Grand Prize installation or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill these elements of the Contest. If, for whatever reason, a Home Inspection or the Grand Prize installation must be canceled or rescheduled, no compensation will be paid in lieu of any such cancellation or rescheduling.

Grand Prize

One (1) Grand Prize winner, upon proper verification, will receive a Blue Cardinal Legacy Series System at his/her Residence, including full installation (does include permits).

Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: ARV $12,000 – $15000.

If actual retail value of the Grand Prize is lower than the stated ARV when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded. Installation of the Grand Prize to take place before December 16th, or as otherwise determined by Prize Provider, in its sole discretion. Residence owner must be present during the entire installation (and at all times when a Prize Provider representative is on-site).

All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Some restrictions may apply. Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsor and/or Prize Provider, in their sole discretion, may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Winner must submit a valid, executed IRS form W-9 to receive prize. Grand Prize is subject to availability. Sponsor and/or Prize Provider are not responsible for the preemption of installation or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the

Grand Prize. If it becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill any element of the Grand Prize, Sponsor and/or Prize Provider’s only obligation will be to provide the remainder, if any, of the prize.

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