Contest Rules


HERstory Made Contests are for Women Entrepreneurs and Women Veteran/Active Duty Entrepreneurs for a series of contests from Women's Entrepreneurship Day on November 19, 2019 through International Women's Day on March 8, 2020.


  1. Eligibility.  This HERstory Made sweepstakes  (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United  States (including District of Columbia), Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin  Islands,  other U.S. territories, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and all member states of the United Nations  who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry and is a woman entrepreneur that owns a legal and incorporated business. Void where  prohibited by law. Employees of Just Fearless, HERstory Connections, or any of its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any  other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes and their immediate family  (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and  children and step-children) and household members (people who share the  same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such  employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related  to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all  requirements set forth herein.     
  2. Disqualification: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant that it determines (a) has tampered with the entry process, the operation of the  Sweepstakes; (b) has acted in a disruptive manner, or with intent to  annoy or harass the Sponsor, other Entrants, or any other person or  entity; (c) has not satisfied all of the requirements for entry in the Sweepstakes; or (d) is otherwise ineligible under, or in violation of, these Official Rules or any policies or terms posted on and  Any attempt by an Entrant to commit acts of misconduct set forth in this section may be subject to civil and criminal law claims, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from such Entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  3. Timing. The Sweepstakes has a series of rounds. For the first round begins on October 1, 2019  12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on November 5, 2019 11:59:59 PM  ET (the "Sweepstakes Period"). The Sweepstakes for the second round begins on November 7, 2019  12:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on November 23, 2019 11:59 PM  ET (the "Sweepstakes Period").  Third round begins on November 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on December 22, 2019 11:59 PM ET (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor is the official time keeper for  this Sweepstakes. 
  4. How to Enter. You will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes once you complete #1 (which is the only required entry) and the rest are optional with entry value listed on the contest page: (1) Required: Subscribe to our Email List on the Contest Page - Required entry limited to 1 entry; (2) Optional: submit up to 2 video business pitches or commercials via Instagram or Twitter ONLY, follow and tag @itsherstorymade, and use hashtag #herstorymade #justfearless; (3) Optional: submit up to 2 photos of you, the female founder or your business, via Instagram or Twitter ONLY, follow and tag @itsherstorymade, and use hashtag #herstorymade #justfearless; (4) Optional: become a member of HERstory Connections; (5) Optional: a Verified Donation of a minimum of $10 to one of our charitable partners during the contest period and email the donation receipt must be emailed to; (6) Optional: retweet (Twitter) and/or repost (Instagram) of the original contest videos and photos, must be in the timeline (NO Instagram stories will be counted as they cannot be used in this contest) and (7) Additionally, selected HERstory Connections emails may offer additional entry opportunities, when an entrant clicks on the offer in that email. In this case you must click the Entry button and/or follow the instructions from the email  to receive the stated and confirmed Entries. During the Sweepstakes Entry Period the Sponsor may in its sole discretion announce alternative  ways to receive additional entries.  Limited to entries allotted on the contest page during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, bots, registrations and logins, or any other manipulations or methods will void that participant's entries and  that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible  or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a  dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the  email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or  player. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned  an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider  or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the  domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winner may be  required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose  email address is submitted as part of this Sweepstakes.
  5. Winner Selection and Odds of Winning. On or about December 11, 2019 Sponsor or an independent judging agency will announce the winners for each round. Round 1 will be selected on or about November 25th, and on or about November 30, 2019 for round 2 for the prize described below in Section 7 in a random drawing  of all valid entries received. The entrant(s) will be contacted using  the email address provided with the required mailing list sign up entry and may be awarded the prize  (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of  these rules). Sponsor's decisions as to the administration and  operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winner  is final and binding. Failure to respond to the initial verification  contact within two (2) days of notification will result in  disqualification. The odds of winning depend on the total number of  entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
  6. Verification of Potential Winner(s). POTENTIAL  SWEEPSTAKES WINNER(S) ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE  DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE  SWEEPSTAKES.  Potential winner(s) must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by email, after the date of random drawing. The potential  winner(s) may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within two (2)  days of the date the notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release in order to claim her prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot  be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility  and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as  undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a  potential winner of a sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason,  Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random  drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
  7. Grand Prize. For Round 1,Two (2) Grand Prize winners will be awarded exclusively to Female Founded Businesses (one must be owned by a Female military veteran/active duty member). Each Grand prize winner will receive; (1) $100,000 Cash to be used for their business; (2) one year basic membership at a local co-working space local to your city of our choice and discretion; (3) one year Gold Membership with HERstory Connections; and (4) a trip to New York City for 2 people for three days/two nights (Date to be Announced to the Winners) includes 2 coach roundtrip tickets, roundtrip airport transfer in New York City, and 1 standard hotel room for 2 nights. It is non-transferable. For Round 2, One (1) Grand Prize winners will be awarded exclusively to a Female Founded Business. Grand prize winner will receive; (1) $100,000 Cash to be used for their business. For Round 3, Two (2) Grand Prize winners will be awarded exclusively to a Female Founded Business. Grand prize winners will receive; $50,000 Cash to be used for their business. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use and any travel visas needed to travel. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Winners must make themselves available for interviews, press, and photo shoots. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed  prize for any reason.  Two of our registered Charitable Partners will receive  $50,000 each based on the highest number of entries into the contest. This will go to our charitable partners with the most  entries into the contest. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt. ALL PRIZES ARE  GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR "AS IS." THE SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE AND HEREBY  DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY  (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY OF  MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR  NON-INFRINGEMENT) WITH REGARD TO ANY PRIZE. 
  8. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each  participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official  Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes judges  which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes;  (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parents,  subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other  organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering,  advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective  past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited  to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including  but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion,  public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or  other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of  publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual  property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or  submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance or  use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related  thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c)  indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and  all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys  fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the  Sweepstakes and/or entrant's acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
  9. Publicity. participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner's consent to  Sponsor's and its agents' use of winner's name, person, likeness, photograph,  voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in  any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. 
  10. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right  to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, 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  Sweepstakes, 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  Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any  other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any  attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation  of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and,  should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek  damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not  constitute a waiver of that provision.
  11. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties  are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information,  whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment  or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (b)  technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to  malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network  hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part  of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (d) technical or human error  which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the  processing of entries; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or  property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in  part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use  or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is  confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed  or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes  If the Sponsor needs to discontinue the Sweepstakes, or any part of it,  for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random  drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of  discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered. No more than the  stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production,  technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than  stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be  available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the  stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate,  unawarded, eligible prize claims. 
  12. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all  disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with  this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually,  without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes,  claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this  Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the  United States District Court or the appropriate court  located in Delaware; (c) any and all claims,  judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs  incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but  in no event attorneys' fees; and (d) under no circumstances will  entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all  rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any  other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and  all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,  interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights  and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the  Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the  laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of  law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Delaware or any  other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of  any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware.
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