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NIEIA complete rules


No purchase necessary. Purchase does not improve your chances to winning. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Open only to legal residents of North Carolina.


Applications must be completed


and email submission of a presentation is also required. All applications must be received by the deadline stated on each individual application form. "Valid Applications" are completed applications that are received by the deadline stated on application page.


Valid applications must be submitted as described above. Incomplete applications are void. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. All applications become the property of The News & Observer. Neither The News & Observer, its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, or employees are responsible for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service or any other error or malfunction or late, lost, illegible or misdirected applications.


By entering into and participating in the application process, each applicant school agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to apply. By accepting participation in the NIEIA program, the selected participant school agrees to release The News & Observer, its parent company, McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., its directors, employees, officers and agents, without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The News & Observer reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the application process should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond the control of The News & Observer corrupt the administration, security or proper completion of selecting participants.


The News & Observer will determine which entries are Valid Applications and whether the entries otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. The News & Observer will choose participants on or about date stated on individual application forms from all of the valid applications received. The News & Observer will be the sole judge of which applications are Valid Applications and its decision will be final. Selected Participants will be notified by e-mail, or may be notified by telephone if specifically stated so on contest entry form, or if no valid e-mail is provided, using the information provided on the application. The News & Observer is not responsible for misdirected or corrupted e-mail addresses that prohibit a person from applying or that prevent The News & Observer from identifying or contacting a selected participant. The application process is inherent to the school, not the individual completing the application. Therefore, if said individual leaves the participant school during the course of the 2011-2012 school year, the NIEIA program will not follow that individual but instead stay at the participating school location. If an applicant is found to be ineligible, or cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time, an alternate participant may be selected from the pool of applications.


The selected participant schools hereby agree that The News & Observer may post or publish the name in The News & Observer or on's

after the selection. To obtain the name of the winners of the drawings, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The News & Observer, ATTN: NIE, 215 So. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC, 27601. Requests must be received in writing within 90 days of the selection.


Selected participant schools will receive training and support at a mutually agreed upon time. Any expense not specifically stated as being included in the prize is the sole responsibility of the selected school.. The winner may not transfer, redeem for cash equivalent or substitute the prize. Federal, state and local taxes, charges and incidental costs, if any, are the sole responsibility of the school participant.


All information collected in connection with the application may be used by The News & Observer to contact each applicant directly with marketing or other information. By participating in any drawing, each entrant hereby consents to such use. Subject to the foregoing, all other uses of entrant information will be in accordance with's

privacy policy located on its website in effect as of the date of your entry, which privacy policy may be revised from time to time in The News & Observer’s sole discretion.

CONTACT Information


The News & Observer

Attn: NIE

215 S. McDowell St.

Raleigh, NC 27601