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NOTE: Must attend the listed institution or another school of higher education within a 100 mile radius and appear on panel if essay is selected.
Participation Agreement
TOLERANCE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Eligibility for $750 Tolerance Scholarship. Requirements to enter the competition for and receive the Tolerance Scholarship award of $750 (may be taxable). In order to be eligible for the Tolerance Scholarship, the essayist must: (1) Be an undergraduate or graduate student of the host institution where the Dialogues will be held or another institution of higher education within a 100 mile radius of the host institution. (2) Submit a 500-word essay on the meaning of tolerance to them, in their own words. (3) All entries should be prepared for this contest and not previously published. If the essay is accepted for publication after submission to the essay competition, but before a decision is reached by the Essay Committee, the student must inform the committee immediately. (4) Entrants may seek general feedback on their draft essays from professors, colleagues, and the like. An essay submitted to the competition, however, must be entirely the entrant’s own work product and may not be written or edited by any other person. The author must formulate their own statement of the meaning of tolerance to them, and write and revise the essay. (5) Only one essay may be submitted by each entrant, and no co-authored essays will be accepted. (6) Agree that if he or she wins, that he or she shall attend the Dialogues as a panelist to present his or her idea on the meaning of tolerance. (7) Agree to and execute this Participation Agreement. (8) Assign to the Tolerance Means Dialogues Series all rights, title and interest in the essay submitted. It is the policy of the Tolerance Means Dialogue to release all assigned rights in all but the essays that win the Tolerance Scholarship. (9) The deadline will be two weeks prior to the scheduled Dialogue. (10) Decision of the judge(s) to be final. Judging. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: clarity of ideas, the emotional intelligence and life wisdom brought to the question, and the concise statement of thesis in the closing Tweet encapsulating what #ToleranceMeans to them. The Dialogue team for a given Dialogue (One or both Dialogue Catalysts and/or Moderator) will select the winning entrants. Award. $750 Tolerance Scholarship (may be taxable) and speaking role at Dialogue. One Scholarship will be award to an undergraduate student, one to a graduate student. Winners will be contacted by cell phone and email. A check will be sent to the winning essayists following the Dialogue. Criteria for Submissions. Electronic submission with student’s name, undergraduate or graduate status address, cell phone number, and email address. Your entry form will be submitted once you click submit. Please print a copy of this form before hitting the submit button. Participation Agreement This Participation Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between the Tolerance Means Dialogues Series & and the winning essayist who receives a Tolerance Scholarship. With the intent to be legally bound, the Dialogues and Participant agree to the following: Participate in Dialogues Discussion. Participant agrees to participate in the Tolerance Means Dialogues on the scheduled date and time at the host institution, which involves a 5 minute prepared statement of the Participant’s winning essay. Authorize Use of Recording by Dialogues. Participant permits the Dialogues to use the recording of the Engagement in audio, video or other media format for use now or at a later date to be determined. Participant warrants that it is the sole owner of (or has the rights to use) the content and materials presented and grants the Dialogues a limited, free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, publish, and commercialize the text and recordings of the content and materials in any medium as the Dialogues desires, including use of the content on its website, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Use of Tweets by Dialogues. Participant permits the Dialogues to use Participant’s Tweets that include #ToleranceMeans and @ToleranceMeans in text , video, or other media format for use now or at a later date to be determined. Participant warrants that it is the sole owner of (or has the rights to use) the content and materials presented and grants the Dialogues a limited, free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, publish, and commercialize the text of the Tweets in any medium the Dialogues desire, including use of the content on the Dialogues’ website, and any other social media or public platform, including but not limited to: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Use of Essay by Dialogues. Participant permits the Dialogues to use Participant’s Tolerance Scholarship Essay in text, video or other media format for use now or at a later date to be determined. Participant warrants that it is the sole owner of (or has the rights to use) the content and materials presented and grants the Dialogues a limited, free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use, publish, and commercialize the text of the Essay in any medium the Dialogues desires, including use of the content on Dialogues’ website, Facebook page, YouTube page, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media and public platforms. Use of Photograph by Dialogues. Participant permits the Dialogues to use any photograph Participant supplied or any photograph taken of Participant before, during, or after the dialogue, in video or other media format for use now or at a later date to be determined. Participant warrants that it is the sole owner of (or has the rights to use) the content and materials presented and grants the Dialogues a limited, free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable license to use and commercialize the provided photo in any medium the Dialogues desires, including use of the content on Dialogues’ website, Facebook page, YouTube page, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media and public platforms. Representations. Participant is solely responsible for all content and material presented in connection with the Engagement and shall ensure that all third-party material is covered by a permission, release, or license to enable Speaker/Participant to grant the rights above. Participant shall hold the Dialogues harmless from any claims of defamation, copyright violation, or invasion of privacy. Disputes. This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Illinois. The parties submit all their disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement to arbitration under the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. By submitting your essay, you are giving us permission to run computational textual analyses on the content of your writings. We will anonymize all findings, and only report on aggregate insights. This Agreement shall be effective when this form is submitted electronically.