Essay Requirements

1. Share their own personal experience in which A Negative Gesture Emerges Love (ANGEL), allowing them to break barriers and prevail. Essay should include detailed description, reaction and personal view of experience, written from the Entrant's view point and in their own words.

  • How well does the essay express the Entrant's barrier?

  • How well does the essay expresses how the Entrant overcome the barrier?

  • How well is the essay organized to express what the Entrant wants to say?

  • How effective is the essay in expressing the Entrant's point of view?

2. On each entry, include the following information:

  • student’s name
  • student’s grade
  • teacher's name
  • teacher's email address
  • school name
  • school address

For information required in connection with online entries, see Official Rules below.

3. Limit one entry per student. All essays must be factual and based on the
student's real-life experience. Fictional stories will be disqualified.

4.  Word Count Requirements:

  • Grades 4–9: 200 to 750 words

Online entries will also be subject to the MaybinMission.com Terms of Use and
Privacy Policy below.


Official Rules
Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Grades 4–9: 2017 Maybin Mission ANGEL Essay Contest (the “Contest”)

OFFICIAL RULES: GRADES 4–9 (“Official Rules”)

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students who are legal residents of, and currently reside in the LA Metro area, California, and who are currently enrolled in grades 4–9 are eligible to enter. 

 

ESSAY TOPIC FOR ALL ENTRIES: Write an essay about a personal experience in which A Negative Gesture Emerges Love (ANGEL), allowing you to break barriers and prevail.

 

SUBMITTING ENTRIES: Below, please find separate entry requirements for grades 4–9 (the “Grades 4–9 Entries”).

 

Grades 4–9 Entries: Limit one Entry per student submitting the completed essay (“Entrant”).

Completed Grades 4–9 Entries may be submitted by uploading completed essays online at www.maybinmission.com/angel-essay, provided that the online submission may only be uploaded by a current teacher (“Current Teacher”) of the Entrant and not by the Entrant.
 

Required Information for all Entries:

All Entries, whether submitted online, must include the following information:

  • Entrant’s name
  • Entrant’s grade
  • Name of Entrant’s Current Teacher, or if Entrant has more than one (1) Current Teacher,
  • Name of the Current Teacher designated by Entrant to receive a prize for himself/herself and/or his/her class if Entrant is declared a Contest winner (the “Selected Teacher”)
  • Email of the Selected Teacher
  • School name
  • School city/state
     

Other Entry Info for all Entries:

All personal information collected from Entries submitted online will be retained in accordance with the Maybin Mission’s retention policies for the Contest (for all Entries: for one year following selection of the winner; for winners, up to three years). Any such personal information collected via online entry will also be subject to the Maybin Mission’s Privacy Policy. Any teacher submitting an Entry (“Submitting Teacher”) represents that he/she has authority on behalf of the Entrant’s parent/legal guardian to consent to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of the Entrant's information in and to the United States and in other countries and territories. Any Entrant submitting a Grade 9 Entry represents that he/she is at least thirteen (13) years old, and understands and consents to the collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of his/her information in and to the United States and in other countries and territories. Submitting Teachers and Entrants acknowledge and agree that such information may be available to United States authorities or otherwise accessed in accordance with United States federal or applicable state law.

Maybin Mission is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, stolen, incomplete, illegible, postage due, or misdirected entries or mail; for interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections; for lack of availability or accessibility, or miscommunications due to failed computer, satellite, telephone, or cable transmissions or lines; for technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions; for computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; or for any other computer, network, technical, typographical, human or other error, problem, or malfunction related to or in connection with the Contest.

Essays will be evaluated on the following criteria (collectively, the “Criteria”):

  • How well does the essay express the Entrant's barrier?

  • How well does the essay expresses how the Entrant overcome the barrier?

  • How well is the essay organized to express what the Entrant wants to say?

  • How effective is the essay in expressing the Entrant's point of view?

All essays must be factual and based on the Entrant's real-life experience. Fictional stories will be disqualified.

Word count requirements:

·      Grades 4–9: 200 to 750 words

Entries must be written in English.

Selection of Winners:

All eligible Entries from grades 4–9 (the “Grades 4–9 Entries”) will be pre-screened by Maybin Mission panel to determine the final pool of Grades 4–9 Entries from which the winning Grades 4–6 Entries will be selected (the “Grades 4–6 Final Pool”) and the final pool of Grades 7–9 Entries from which the winning Grades 7–9 Entries will be selected (the “Grades 7–9 Final Pool” and together with the Grades 4–6 Final Pool, each, a “Final Pool”).

Judging on the basis of the Criteria, from each of the Grades 4–9 Entries, the Maybin Mission’s screeners will select ten (10) Entries from each group of one thousand (1,000) Entries and the number equal to 1/100 of the Entries from each group of less than one thousand (1,000) Entries (the “Final Entries”).

The Final Entries from the Grades 4–6 Entries will make up the Grades 4–6 Final Pool and the Final Entries from the Grades 7–9 Entries will make up the Grades 7–9 Final Pool.

Judges from the Maybin Mission will together select the winning Entries from each Final Pool on the basis of the Criteria. Each prospective winner and/or his/her Submitting Teacher, as applicable, will be notified on or about May 30, 2017.

Entries, and all rights in winning Entries, become the property of the Maybin Mission and will not be returned.
Each prospective winner and his/her parent/guardian (where applicable) agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and the decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to this Contest. Each prospective winner and his/her parent/legal guardian (where applicable) will be required to sign, notarize, and return, within ten (10) days of date of notification: (1) an affidavit of eligibility/compliance with the Official Rules and statement of originality and verification of address; (2) a publicity release permitting Maybin Mission and each of their respective designees to (i) use the winner’s name, address, likeness, biographical information and/or Entry; (ii) reprint the Entry, in whole or in part, in any future publication(s); and/or (iii) use the winner’s services, including all live and taped performances of winner’s media interviews, photo/video and/or autograph sessions in connection with this Contest in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide without limitation, including for any advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes, without additional notice or compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law; and (3) a release of liability signed by the parent/legal guardian of the winner (where applicable), and the traveling companion of winner (as applicable). If the above are not executed and received by Maybin Mission within ten (10) days of date of receipt, prizes may be awarded to an alternate winner from among the applicable Final Pool. In addition, each winner and/or parent/legal guardian of the winner (where applicable) must execute all other documents requested by Maybin Mission.

Each Entrant and his/her parent/guardian (where applicable) hereby indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless Maybin Mission from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action, and liabilities arising out of the preparation for or participation in this Contest, or any use, misuse or non-use of any prize (or any portion thereof) awarded hereunder, including any travel or activity related thereto (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s)).

Maybin Mission assumes no responsibility or liability for the selection of any winner. The acceptance of any prizes constitutes a release of Maybin Mission from such responsibilities and liabilities.

 

Prizes:

Grand Prize—Grades 4–6: One (1) grand prize winner (the “Grades 4–6 Winner”) will be selected from the Grades 4–6 Final Pool. The Grades 4–9 Winner will receive VIP Access to LA Angels game including Batting Practice Passes, coordinating date and time with the LA Angels.

The Grades 4–9 Winner, along with his/her Current Teacher or Selected Teacher, as applicable (the “Winning Teacher”), and classmates, will receive a class visit from LA Angels Outfielder Cameron Maybin, the date of which shall be determined by Maybin Mission in consultation with the Grades 4– 9 Winner’s school and subject to Cameron Maybin’s schedule.

 

Finalists: Ten (10) Finalist prize winners will be selected (five (5) winners from the Grades 4–6 Final Pool and five (5) winners from the Grades 7–9 Final Pool) (each, a “Finalist”). Each Finalist will receive VIP access to an LA Angels game including Batting Practice Passes.

 

If any potential Grades 4–6 Winner, Grades 7–9 Winner is a student enrolled in home schools, he/she must designate, subject to approval of Maybin Mission, a public or private school or a government or nonprofit child-focused organization in his/her community (the "Designated Entity") to receive the visit from Cameron Maybin. If the chosen Designated Entity refuses Cameron Maybin’s visit for any reason, Maybin Mission and the MLB Entities will determine, in their sole discretion, another Designated Entity in the potential winner's community.

 

No cash substitutions for prizes. In the event of prize unavailability, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded as determined in the Maybin Mission's sole discretion. The dates and times of any Major League Baseball game, exhibition and/or event are determined in the sole discretion of the LA Angels, and may be subject to change. The Grades 4–9 Grand Prize  (the “Grand Prizes”) include tickets to any game, event or exhibition during 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Week or the 2017 World Series other than as specifically set forth herein. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a legal game, exhibition or event, as defined by the BOC, is not played due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. The Grades 4–9 Winner each agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Grand Prizes. Maybin Mission reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or guest who engages in a nonsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, exhibition or event. Maybin Mission will not be responsible for acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster that may cause the cancellation of Major League Baseball games, exhibitions or events. Estimated travel costs may change due to the location of the Winners and/or the host city. All prizes awarded pursuant to the Contest are nontransferable. All federal, state, and local taxes (including any applicable taxes on Canadian residents), if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. Void where restricted or prohibited.

ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM, OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE CONTEST SHALL BE SETTLED BY MANDATORY, CONFIDENTIAL, FINAL, AND BINDING ARBITRATION HELD IN NEW YORK AND ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS THEN-CURRENT COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES. EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW, NEITHER A PARTY NOR AN ARBITRATOR MAY DISCLOSE THE EXISTENCE, CONTENT, OR RESULTS OF ANY

ARBITRATION HEREUNDER WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF ALL PARTIES. NO PARTY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS IN ARBITRATION BY OR AGAINST OTHER INDIVIDUALS OR ENTITIES, OR ARBITRATE AS A REPRESENTATIVE MEMBER OF A PUTATIVE CLASS OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO AWARD ANY REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. ANY AWARD AND ANY JUDGMENT CONFIRMING IT ONLY APPLIES TO THE ARBITRATION IN WHICH IT WAS AWARDED AND CANNOT BE USED IN ANY OTHER CASE EXCEPT TO ENFORCE THE AWARD ITSELF.

 

Winners List: For the names of winners, the Selected Teacher should submit a school email address via the entry form.

 

Sponsor: Maybin Mission

This promotion and all matters arising in connection with this promotion shall be construed and evaluated according to United States law.