Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Shellie Ward0
M-A-C-Y-S 7th Annual Spelling Bee
……spells Macy’s. Macy’s is hosting their 7th annual Spelling Bee in Atlanta at Lenox Mall on August 25, 2012! There are fantastic prizes such as an Ipad 3, a tutoring scholarship from Kaplan, gift card to Scholastic’s online store and of course $100 gift card to Macy’s!
Here is how your child can enter.
- Eligible ages are from 8-11. (Must provide proof of age.)
- Must arrive 30 minutes before the start time which is 2pm.
- First 50 entrants are able to participate.
Good luck to all participants!!!!!!!
Below is all of the rules, important information and legal stuff.
How to enter: Contestants must come to one of the above-mentioned Macy’s locations on the corresponding date, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to the advertised start time for each event. Participation is limited to the first 50 entrants in each location. Parent or legal guardian must provide written consent at time of entry in order for a child to participate. Contestants must provide proof of age acceptable to Sponsors.
Spelling Bee Rules: Sponsors are responsible for selecting words used in the spelling bee. A panel of judges will provide contestants with their words. Contestants are eliminated upon misspelling of his/her given word. The elimination procedure changes when the number of contestants competing is reduced to two,. At that point, when one speller misspells a word, the other speller shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word. If the second speller spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the list, then the second speller shall be declared the champion. The decision of the judges is final. If the second speller fails to spell the word missed by the other speller and the next word, then the contest will continue for one or more additional rounds until the last speller successfully spells a word missed by the other and a second word.
Prizes: Twenty-seven (27) Prizes will be awarded, one for each store location, to the winner of that store’s Spelling Bee. Prize includes one (1) year of online learning from Kaplan Tutoring, an $150 online gift card from Scholastic, and $100 Macy’s Gift Card, and an Apple iPad 3. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) for each Prize is approximately $1,650. Parent/legal guardian of each winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility, release form and complete a W-9 form. Note that, if actual value of any Prize is lower than the ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Parent/legal guardian of winners must each sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability and publicity release. Winners’ parents/legal guardians are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize acceptance and/or use. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitutions for prizes except by Sponsors in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
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