CFNC is giving 3 lucky people $750 towards books for your first semester of college!

Small Steps, Big Outcomes

It’s giveaway time and we want to celebrate with you as we see your reactions to your college acceptance! You can enter to win by posting a picture on Facebook or a video on Instagram and TikTok of your or your child’s reaction to learning they have been accepted to college, follow and tag CFNC on the platform(s) that you submit on, like the CFNC contest announcement post on the platform(s) that you submit on, and use the hashtag #IGotAcceptedCFNC. On or after May 9, 2022, we will randomly select three (3) lucky winners to receive $750 towards their first semester of books for college. For more information, see the Official Rules below.

Entering is easy -

  1. Share a picture (for Facebook submissions) or video (for Instagram and TikTok submissions) of your reaction to learning that you’ve been accepted to college (or if you’re a parent, a photo or video of your child)
  2. “Like” the CFNC contest announcement post and follow CFNC on the platform(s) that you submit on.
  3. Tag CFNC and use #IGotAcceptedCFNC in your submissions for each platform.
  4. Wait and see if you're one of three (3) lucky winners of $750 for your first semester of books for college!

Please Note: If your Facebook profile is private, you can post directly to the CFNC Facebook page, just be sure to include #IGotAcceptedCFNC. If your Instagram or TikTok profile is private, please set it to public for the duration of the contest in order to enter your video.

A single person may only be entered once per social media platform for a total of three (3) submissions. A parent or guardian may enter on behalf of their child instead of the child submitting on their own behalf. A parent or guardian submission for their child counts towards the total of the three (3) submissions per person and is not an extra submission. A person can only win one (1) of the three (3) available prizes.

The winners will be chosen on or after May 9, 2022 and contacted via social media. The winning photo(s) and video(s) as well as select other entries submitted will be posted on all CFNC social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram. See below for Official Rules.

 

Official Rules

How to Enter: Share a picture (for Facebook submissions) or video (for Instagram and TikTok submissions) of your college acceptance letter and in the caption to the post or in the video, tell your story about why the acceptance letter to that college is important to you, “Like” the CFNC contest announcement post and follow CFNC on the platform(s) that you submit on, tag CFNC and use #IGotAcceptedCFNC in your submissions for each platform for a chance to win $750 towards your first semester of books for college. If your Facebook profile is private, you can post directly to the CFNC Facebook page, just be sure to include #IGotAcceptedCFNC. If your Instagram or TikTok profile is private, please set it to public for the duration of the contest in order to enter your video.

By posting your or your child’s image or video showing their college acceptance reaction on social media using the #IGotAcceptedCFNC hashtag and tagging CFNC to enter the Giveaway, you are agreeing to the following:

By posting my photo or video on social media using the hashtag #IGotAcceptedCFNC and tagging CFNC to be entered in the Giveaway, I hereby grant to College Foundation, Inc. and those acting with its authority and permission (collectively “CFI”), the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or video of me, my minor child, or in which my minor child or I may be included, in whole or in part, without restriction as to changes or alterations, or reproductions thereof in all media now or hereafter for television, print, outdoor, website, Internet or collateral for CFI, North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA), and College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC).

I grant this right without compensation and for an unlimited time. I hereby waive any right that my child or I may have to inspect or approve the finished product or products and the content or advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  On behalf of myself and my child, as applicable, I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless CFI, NCSEAA, and CFNC from any liability by virtue of use of photographs or video of me or my child, as applicable. They may do so without any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

Number of Entries: A single person may only be entered once per social media platform for a total of three (3) submissions. A parent or guardian may enter on behalf of their child instead of the child submitting on their own behalf. A parent or guardian submission for their child counts towards the total of the three (3) submissions per person and is not an extra submission. A person can only win one (1) of the three (3) available prizes.

Promotion Period: Entries accepted from Monday, April 4, 2022 until Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Prize: $750 per winner ($2250 total) for the cost of first semester college textbooks. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for CFNC to use winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: Odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.

Selection of Winners: Winners will be selected by a random drawing. Winners will be selected on or after Monday, May 9, 2022, and contacted via the social media platform used for the Promotion entry. An announcement of the Winners will be posted to the CFNC social media pages once the Winners have been contacted and confirmed.  Winners will have 24 hours to respond once contacted.  If an initially selected Winner does not respond within the required time, that Winner will be disqualified and a new Winner will be chosen.

Winner’s Obligations: Winner’s acceptance of Prize constitutes a grant to College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, College Foundation, Inc., and its and their assigns of an unconditional right to use the following from the Winner and the subject of the photo or video entered: name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and Prize information and/or statements about the Promotion for any current or future programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Eligibility: Entrants must be 18 years old or older to enter or win and be authorized by everyone whose image appears to post the photos or videos shared with the hashtag #IGotAcceptedCFNC, tagged CFNC, and entered in the Promotion.

Sponsor: College Foundation of North Carolina (marketed as “CFNC”). CFNC is a free service of the State of North Carolina provided by a collaboration of Pathways (the NC Department of Public Instruction, the NC Community College System, the NC Independent Colleges and Universities and The University of North Carolina System), the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority, and College Foundation, Inc. CFNC promotes access to North Carolina higher education and assists students with education planning, career planning, and applying and paying for college. The State of North Carolina, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are collectively referred to as “Promotion Parties.” The Promotion is administered by CFNC, 2917 Highwoods Boulevard, Raleigh, NC 27604.

No Liability of Sponsor; Right to Cancel: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Promotion or any part of it if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Duplicate photos or videos, inappropriate photos or videos, and photos or videos not meeting Promotion requirements will be removed from the CFNC Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok pages, at CFNC’s sole discretion.

BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION PARTIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, USE OF HIS OR HER PHOTOGRAPH AND PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. THE PROMOTION PARTIES AND THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. THE PROMOTION PARTIES AND THEIR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or any other social media platform. Entrants understand and acknowledge that they are providing their information to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or other social media platform.

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.