Diversity and Inclusion Business Case Competition

Official Rules


Who Can Enter

The 2017 Drexel University LeBow College of Business (“LeBow”) Diversity & Inclusion Case Competition (the “Competition”) is open to fifteen (15) eligible teams from Drexel University and at Drexel University’s sole discretion additional participating local universities and colleges, including, but not limited to Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph’s University, LaSalle University, Drexel University and Villanova (“Participating Universities”) who submit the required online application and registration form on or before Sunday April 2, 2017 at 5pm and who are selected to compete in the Competition to be held on April 29, 2017 at the Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Grand Meeting Room and Terrace, 3220 Market Street, Room 220, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

To be eligible, teams will consist of 3-4 full-time undergraduate students at the Participating Universities who are at least 13 years of age or older. Each team member will be required to register individually online, by completing an application and submitting a resume on or before April 2, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. If a team member does not have an account with LeBow, you will be prompted to create one during the application/registration process.

Only the first 15 eligible teams to complete the application/registration process and selected with the sole discretion of Drexel University will be eligible to participate in the Competition. The fifteen (15) selected teams will be notified on or before April 7, 2017 via email at the email address provided in the application/registration process.

Employees (and their immediate families [spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses]) and those living in the same household of each employee, whether or not related) of Drexel University and TD Bank (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and all others associated with the development, administration, organization and execution of the Competition are eligible to participate, however, they will not be eligible for a monetary award. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. An eligible team member who is a minor in his/her state of residence should have his or her parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to enter. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited.

How To Enter

Team members may only participate on one team. By submitting an application and registration form, applicants agree to adhere to and be bound by these Official Rules.

Each team member must register online at lebow.drexel.edu/event/2017/04/29/diversity-and-inclusion-case-competition by submitting an application and resume on or before April 2, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET. The first 15 eligible teams to register will be selected to participate in the Competition. LeBow will notify the first 15 eligible teams of their selection to participate in the Competition by email on or before April 10, 2017. LeBow will email the 15 teams a case study on or before April 10, 2017. Teams will prepare a 15 minute presentation addressing how they would respond to and handle the case study. Teams will present their presentations at the Competition on April 29, 2017 beginning at 8:30 am ET at the Gerri C. LeBow Hall, Grand Meeting Room and Terrace, 3220 Market Street, Rm. 220, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Teams will prepare for a 15 minute Question and Answer session following their presentations. Dress for the presentations is business professional. LeBow will host a networking reception following the Competition.

Presentations must: (i) represent the entrant’s own work and cannot be plagiarized work or work belonging to a third party, (ii) must be in keeping with LeBow and Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive or inappropriate as determined by LeBow and Sponsor in their sole discretion, and (iii) cannot defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal property rights or any third party rights. LeBow and Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any presentation deemed to be offensive, inappropriate or not in keeping with Sponsor’s or LeBow’s image, in their sole discretion. All entries, presentations and submissions become the property of Sponsor and LeBow.

Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, inaccurate, garbled, damaged, ineligible, undelivered, delayed, misdirected, or postage due entries or submissions or presentations; for unavailable, interrupted, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections; for lack of availability, accessibility, or miscommunications due to failed computer, satellite, telephone, or cable transmissions or lines; for technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or presentations; for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other computer, network, technical, typographical, human or other error, problem, or malfunctions related to the Competition or entry into or eligibility for the Competition or any related materials.

Judging

A panel of judges comprised of LeBow faculty and staff and TD Bank executives will select a first place winner, a second place winner and a third place winner among the eligible teams. Judges will select the first place, second place and third place winners based upon the evaluation criteria including but not limited to the following: Strategic Decision Making, Collaboration and Teamwork, Effective Communication and Practical Learning. The Judges reserve the right not to award prizes should they deem that submissions do not meet the Competition criteria. The decisions of the judges are final and binding.

Prizes

The first place winning team will receive TD gift cards in the aggregate amount of $2,000 two thousand dollars which will be divided equally among the team members. The second place winning team will receive TD gift cards in the aggregate amount of $1,000 one thousand dollars which will be divided equally among the team members. The third place winning team will receive TD gift cards in the aggregate amount of $500 five hundred dollars which will be divided equally among the team members. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the First, Second and Third Place prizes combined is $3,500 three thousand and five hundred dollars. The first, second and third Place winning teams will be announced at the conclusion of the Presentations on April 29, 2017 and will be posted on LeBow’s website on or after April 29, 2017. Total ARV of all prizes and awards combined: Approx. $3,500.

General Prize and Award Restrictions

Any and all federal, state and local taxes, where applicable are the sole responsibility of the winning team members and award recipients. No cash equivalents, substitutions, transfer or assignments of prizes or awards are allowed, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize or award (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.

Notification/Announcement

Winning teams will be notified verbally at the conclusion of the Presentations on April 29, 2017 at the Gerri C. LeBow Hall. If any winning team member is an eligible minor, then his/her pro rata portion of the award will be awarded to his/her parent or legal guardian who will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. If a team or team member chooses to decline an award for any reason or fails to abide by these Official Rules, then the prize may be forfeited. If any potential winner fails to comply with all the requirements set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify such potential winner. By accepting an award, each winner grants to LeBow, to Sponsor and to their designee(s) the right to use his or her name, likeness, biographical information, university attended and presentation for purposes of advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without further notice, permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Use of Application/Registration Form and Presentation

By submitting an application, each team and each team member agrees that Sponsor shall own the Presentation (including all rights embodied therein) and that its designees may edit, publish, use, adapt, modify or dispose of any Presentation or portion therein, online, in print, or in any other media now or hereafter known for advertising, promotional, or other purposes throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or notification to or permission of the team or team members except as prohibited by law.

General Conditions

By submitting an application, teams and team members agree to release and hold harmless LeBow and TD Bank, N.A. and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and all others associated with the development and execution of this Competition and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents and employees (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, injuries, damages or losses to the person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in this Competition or acceptance or use of a prize. In the event that the Competition is compromised by non-authorized human intervention, bugs, virus or other causes beyond the control of LeBow or Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Competition, LeBow or Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Competition or any portion thereof and/or terminate the participation of any team or team member whose conduct potentially compromises the Competition.

Winner’s List

The first, second and third place winning teams will also be listed on LeBow’s website after April 29, 2017.

Sponsor

TD Bank, N.A., 1701 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034.