ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: A prize package including (a) a sum of $20,000 that winner can use to go after his/her dream; (b) an additional sum of $8,400 that winner can use to pay a portion of the taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use; and (c) a session with a life coach of Sponsor's choice. Approximate Retail Value: $33,900. The prize and its components are non-transferable and no substitution will be permitted unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs, expenses or fees associated with prize acceptance and/or use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Timing: The Contest begins on June 2, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on September 15, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period") and consists of four (4) phases as set forth in the chart below .
|Phase||Starts at 9:00 a.m. ET||Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET|
|Submission||June 2, 2009||June 29, 2009|
|Judging||June 30, 2009||July 7, 2009|
|Finalist Production||August 6, 2009||August 14, 2009|
|Finalist Voting||August 25, 2009||September 15, 2009|
|Grand Prize Winner Production||October 8, 2009||October 12, 2009|
Microsoft's computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest.How to Enter: During the Submission Phase, visit http://fittoboom.msnbc.msn.com and follow the links and instructions submit one (1) essay (500 words or fewer) that explains what you are passionate about doing in the next chapter of your life and why, along with one (1) photo of yourself (the "Submission"). After submitting your Submission, complete the online registration form, including a valid email address, phone number and valid home mailing address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. Submit the completed registration to receive one (1) entry into the Contest.For All Submissions: By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the "Guidelines and Restrictions") and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.Submission Guidelines:
- The essay must be in English;
- The essay must be your original work;
- The essay must be five hundred (500) words or fewer in length;
- The photo must be in JPG or PNG file format;
- The photo must be fewer than 300K in size; and
- The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed for financial gain. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for disputes between persons claiming authorship of the Submission.