Hadassah

Experience the Power Contest

Win a free trip -- to Israel on a Hadassah Mission or to New York City on one of four VIP Hadassah excursions. Here’s how it works.

  • Enroll as a new Hadassah Life Member between September 1, 2017 and April 15, 2018.
  • Share your personal perspective on what The Power of Women Who DO means to you in 100 words or less; address the issue of women’s empowerment, the power of women in the home, community or workforce, or the power of women as it relates to Jewish continuity.
  • Submit your personal perspective online to experiencethepower@hadassah.org or mail to Hadassah, Experience the Power Contest, 40 Wall Street, NY, NY 10005 before April 15, 2018.
  • FIVE winners will be announced at the Hadassah’s Women’s Health & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC in May 2018

Hadassah Life Membership “Experience the Power”
Contest Official Rules

BY SUBMITTING A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL RULES.

The following Official Rules apply to the Life Membership “Experience the Power” Contest (the “Contest”) sponsored by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. Enroll as a Life Member or upgrade from an annual membership to become a Life Member of Hadassah any time between September 1st, 2017 and April 15th, 2018, and tell us, in 100 words or less, your Personal Perspective on the “Power of Women Who DO” and you can be eligible to win a Hadassah mission to Israel or a Hadassah sponsored VIP trip to New York City.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Contest open only to women who are at least 21 years of age and reside in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, except CO, MD, ND,  and where else prohibited by law.
  • Hadassah National Assembly members and Hadassah employees are not eligible.
  • Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • No group submissions allowed.
  • To be eligible to accept the grand prize to Israel, entrant must have a valid passport effective as of the date of travel.

SPONSOR

  • Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., located at 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.
  • As used in these Official Rules, the term “Hadassah” includes Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., Hadassah Medical Relief Association, Inc., Hadassah Office in Israel and each of their affiliates, related entities, predecessors, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, members, agents and representatives and their successors and assigns.

HOW TO ENTER

  • Enroll as an adult Life Member or upgrade from an annual membership to become an adult Life Member at any time between September 1, 2017 and April 15, 2018.
  • Write a Personal Perspective essay (“Personal Perspective”) about what the “Power of Women Who DO” means to you.  Topics may include the issue of women’s empowerment, the power of women in the home, community or workforce, or the power of women as it relates to Jewish continuity.
  • Entries must be typed, in English and 100 words or less.
  • Entries must state your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable).
  • Submit your written Personal Perspective (after you have enrolled or upgraded to become a Hadassah Life Member) at any time between September 1, 2017 and April 15, 2018 to Hadassah, Attn: Experience the Power Contest, 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; or online at email experiencethepower@hadassah.org.
  • All entries, submitted by mail or on-line, must be postmarked or submitted, respectively, by 11:59 pm, April 15, 2018.
  • Personal Perspective must be original, not in the public domain, must be appropriate for publication (i.e. not obscene or offensive) and must not infringe or violate any law or the legal or equitable right of any person or entity, nor contain material that infringes or violates any personal property rights of others or that constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy, and infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third person, or is otherwise unlawful.
  • By submitting a Personal Perspective, entrant agrees to assign all rights to the essay to Hadassah (including copyright and any and all other right, title and interest therein) and to permit Hadassah and its designees to edit the essay and to use and distribute the essay, in any and all current or future media, throughout the world in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to you or any third party. Materials submitted in connection with the Contest will not be returned.
  • Hadassah reserves the right to use the winner’s name, entry, hometown and biographical information in connection with the Contest, including any advertising or promotional materials relating to the Contest, without further notification, permission, or compensation to the winner, except where prohibited by law.
  • Limit of one entry per person.

DISQUALIFICATION

  • Hadassah reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Web Site, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or who submits an essay that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be obscene, indecent or offensive in any way.

GRAND PRIZE FOR 1ST PLACE WINNER

  • The entrant who submitted the 1st place winning Personal Perspective will receive, as her prize, a Hadassah Mission to Israel offered by Hadassah, and for which the winner will be eligible to participate between July 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. For descriptions of the Missions to Israel offered by Hadassah, go to www.hadassah.org/missions or call 1-800-237-1517.  
  • Grand prize includes round-trip coach airfare for the winner from New York to Israel, with the number of days, hotel nights, meals and ground transportation dependent upon the Hadassah mission the winner selects. Missions to Israel are subject to availability; and are subject to change without notice.
  • The grand prize of the Hadassah mission to Israel must be redeemed by March 31, 2019.
  • Approximate retail value of the Grand prize: $5,000. Actual value of the prize may vary based on time of travel and airfare fluctuations.
  • Certain restrictions may apply which are subject to change at the sole discretion of Hadassah.
  • Hadassah is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay.
  • Any and all taxes on the prize, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein, are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.
  • Grand prize is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash.
  • Hadassah reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if the selected mission trip to Israel is unavailable.
  • Once booked, change of mission to Israel chosen by winner is not allowed and cancelation of trip by the winner voids the offer in the future-mission to Israel cannot be rescheduled.
  • If the 1st place winner does not accept the grand prize, the grand prize of a mission to Israel will not be made available to the subsequent winners and the 1st place winner will not be eligible for a different prize in connection with the Contest.

ADDITIONAL PRIZES FOR 2ND, 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH PLACE WINNERS
* The entrants who submitted the chosen 2nd place, 3rd place, 4th place and 5th place winning Personal Perspectives will each receive, as her prize, a Hadassah sponsored New York City VIP trip for 3 days and 2 nights.

    • Dates of Eligible Travel are 6/15/18 – 12/ 9/18 (other than 9/1/18 -9/4/18, 11/28/18-11/27/18 and when Hadassah House is closed for Holidays).
    • Not redeemable for a Saturday night stay.
    • Requires 3 week advance notice/bookings.
    • Requirements - Half day VIP visit at Hadassah House located at 40 Wall Street, NY, NY.
    • Booking of hotel and airfare must be done through Hadassah agent/travel service.
    • Once booked, change of date is not allowed and cancelation of trip by the winner voids the offer in the future-trip cannot be rescheduled.
    • Individual is responsible to pay for her own meals and incidentals, and transportation (except for ground transportation from/to NYC airport or train station which will be reimbursed by Hadassah).
    • Hadassah will cover the following expenses in connection with redemption of the New York City VIP trip prize:
      • Hotel of Hadassah’s choice for 2 nights (not a Saturday night)
      • Airfare - If individual chooses to book another/preferred airline and not book the airfare through Hadassah agent/travel service, Hadassah will only pay up to $250 towards airfare
      • Ground transportation from/to NYC airport or train station to hotel/Hadassah House
      • Admission to up to 2 Jewish tourist sites within NYC to be used during the VIP trip, subject to availability
    • Approximate retail value of prize: $1,350 per NYC trip. Actual value of the prize may vary based on time of travel and airfare fluctuations.
    • Certain restrictions may apply which are subject to change at the sole discretion of Hadassah.
    • Hadassah is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay.
    • Any and all taxes on the prize, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein, are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.
    • New York City VIP trip Prize is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash.
    • If the winner does not accept the prize, the prize will not be made available to other entrants of the Contest.

WINNER(S)

  • All entries will be reviewed anonymously by Hadassah-appointed judges who will select the top 5 winning entries in order from 1st place through 5th place based upon the following equally weighted criteria: 1) originality, 2) aptness to theme and 3) inspiration.
  • The winners will be announced at Hadassah’s National Health Summit in Washington, DC in May, 2018.
  • In the event of a tie with respect to determining any place winner, the tie will be broken based on the highest score in the third judging criterion.
  • If the contest is cancelled, a winner will be selected from the entries submitted by the cancellation date.
  • The judges’ decision is final and binding.

WINNER(S) NOTIFICATION/RELEASES

  • Winners will be notified by phone.
  • The winners will be announced at Hadassah’s Health and Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC in May, 2018.
  • Failure to execute and return the required documents within the specified time period will result in the respective prize being forfeited and, at Hadassah’s sole discretion, awarded to an alternate entrant.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

  • The submission of materials to Hadassah is solely the responsibility of the entrant. Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay and misdirection of materials. Hadassah is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, damaged, lost, or postage-due entries or mail. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.
  • Hadassah is not responsible for computer system, phone line, technical, hardware, software, program or server failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or network connections or any other difficulties that are human or technical in nature.
  • Hadassah is not responsible for entries that are processed late or incorrectly or those that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error or for those entries that for any reason are not received by Hadassah prior to the stated deadline.
  • By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Hadassah, its related entities and affiliates and each of their respective directors, officers, members, volunteers, agents, employees, representatives, successors and assigns from any and all damages (including death and physical injury), costs, expenses (including attorneys’ fees), causes of action, suits, claims, demands, penalties, judgments, liability and loss, of any kind whatsoever, arising out of or in connection with the Contest and/or the use, misuse or non-use of the prize awarded.
  • In no event shall Hadassah be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages.

 

DISPUTES

  • All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Hadassah in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and enforceable in accordance with and shall be subject to the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict or choice of law provisions.  Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these rules shall be instituted only in a state or federal court located within the City of New York.
  • The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.

USE OF INFORMATION

  • The rights granted to Hadassah by entrants for the use of information shall be exercised by Hadassah in accordance with Hadassah’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.hadassah.org/privacypolicy and which may be updated from time to time.

WINNER’S NAME

  • To obtain the names of the winners, available June 1, 2018, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Hadassah, Attn: Experience the Power Contest, 40 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; or online at email experiencethepower@hadassah.org.

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

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