2020 MISHRM Grand Prize Challenge Series




a. The 2nd Quarter 2020 MISHRM Grand Prize Challenge Contest will begin on June 26 and ends on July 3

b. The deadline for entries is July 3, 2020 at 9:00 AM CT.


a. The Contest is open to all Michigan SHRM Chapter members who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of MISHRM Resource Partners and affiliated entities, sponsors/Contest partners, the members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children) or households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate or win. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States, in NY and FL, as applicable, and where prohibited.

b. Entrants are required to provide truthful information and MISHRM will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. MISHRM will disqualify any entry from any individual who does not meet the eligibility requirements and will also delete any entry as required by law.


a. To participate in the Contest, you may enter via the following method(s):

INSTRUCTIONS: Please select the correct answers that complete the blanks in the following paragraphs. HINT: Answers to questions are listed on each Resource Partners profile page

If you complete every question and get 10 answers correct you will receive 1 entry. If you get 15 answers correct you will receive 2 entries and 100% correct receives 3 entries in the drawing for a $500 gift card of your choice!

Some answers given on the survey will fit the sentence, but we are looking for the exact wording as it appears in the pages located on the MISHRM website.

Enter the Contest Now!

Entries must be received by 9:00 AM CT on 7/3/2020. Follow the links and instructions to enter and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the online entry form. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by MISHRM. The contest/sweepstakes administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

b. Only one internet entry per person and one entry per email address are permitted.


a. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 gift card of your choice.

b. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

c. There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the MISHRM may, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by law, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Any tickets awarded as part of a prize will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth by the issuer and are valid only on the date(s) printed on the tickets. Other restrictions may apply.


a. Decisions of MISHRM management with respect to the Contest are final.

b. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries on July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST.  

c. Winner(s) (or their parents or legal guardians if under the age of majority) must execute and return any required affidavit of eligibility and release, publicity release, and/or guest/traveling companion release within three (3) days of notification attempt or winner will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner(s) may be chosen at random. If a potential winner(s) cannot be contacted, fails to complete, sign and return any required affidavit of eligibility and release, publicity release, and/or guest/traveling companion release within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner(s) will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. An entrant who provides a mobile wireless number to the MISHRM in connection with a Contest, including by entering via text message or providing a mobile number for winner notification purposes, is responsible for informing the MISHRM if his or her number is reassigned to another person at any time before the end of the Contest set forth in Section I.a. of these rules, and for providing an alternative number where he or she may be reached.


a. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner(s). Winner(s) will be required to complete and submit an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent including a winner’s full Social Security Number for receipt of any prize valued at $600 or more or for any prizes awarded by MISHRM. Failure to submit a complete W-9 or equivalent will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.

b. Participating in the Contest and acceptance of a prize constitutes a winner’s and guest’s (where applicable) permission for the MISHRM or its agents to photograph, film and record each winner, and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by him/her regarding the Contest or its sponsors for purposes of trade, publicity or Contest without additional financial or other compensation, and, the MISHRM may, where legal, require a winner (and guest or travel companion, where applicable) to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and return to the MISHRM any required release.

c. Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, and depending on the nature of the prize and eligibility requirements of the Contest, the MISHRM in its sole discretion may require verification of Contest winner’s or winners’ identification by a showing of valid government-issued photo identification.

d. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winner(s) and guests (if applicable) agree to release and hold harmless the MISHRM, its sponsor(s) and Contest partner(s), its advertising and Contest agencies, any social media platform utilized in the conduct of the Contest (including but not limited to Facebook, Inc.) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns of each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims or liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Contest. The MISHRM may also require eligible Contest winner(s) and their guests or travel companions, if any (as well as each of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), if winner(s), guest(s) or travel companion(s) are under the age of majority in their state of residence), to sign a liability release confirming such consent. It is the responsibility of the winner(s) to ensure that their guest(s) or travel companion(s) sign and return to the MISHRM any required release.

e. The MISHRM, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person (and all of their entries) from this Contest if he or she tampers with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, or the operation of the MISHRM’s website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Contest, or is otherwise in violation of the rules. The MISHRM further reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest, or any part of it, if it is not capable of completion as planned or if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond the MISHRM’s control, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by the MISHRM in is sole discretion. Any attempt by an entrant or any person to deliberately damage any MISHRM website, Facebook Page, and/or any other social networking site used in the Contest or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the MISHRM reserves the right to seek full prosecution and/or damages from any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law. The MISHRM’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of this provision. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the MISHRM, any competition or prize-related event or travel is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, the MISHRM reserves the right, but not the obligation, to modify, terminate, suspend or cancel the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.

f. The Released Parties are not responsible for (i) typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of a prize; (ii) entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties, malfunctions, disconnections, other technological failures, telephone service outages, delays, dropped calls, or busy signals, or any other difficulties that may prevent an individual from sending or receiving a text message; or (iii) lost, stolen, mangled, misdirected, postage due, illegible, incomplete, incorrect, or late entries. Due to online streaming delays, online viewers of MISHRM programming may have difficulty participating in on-air contests. Further, the Released Parties are not responsible if any part of a Contest prize that cannot be awarded due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism or other factors beyond the MISHRM’s control.

g. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Contest, you understand and agree that:

i. the Federal Arbitration Act applies to this agreement, and if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it shall be resolved by means of binding arbitration (not in a court of law);

ii. any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (even if the rules and procedures of the arbitration tribunal allow class arbitrations);

iii. any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event and under no circumstances will entrants or winners be permitted to obtain awards for attorneys’ fees, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other form of damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased;

iv. any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules will be resolved pursuant to the laws of the State or Commonwealth in which the MISHRM is located, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of that State or Commonwealth;

v. any claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules will be resolved in a tribunal within the State or Commonwealth in which the MISHRM is located, and you submit to the jurisdiction of, and waive all objections to the jurisdiction or venue of, such tribunal; and

vi. if for any reason a claim or dispute regarding the Contest or these Official Rules proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, there will not be a jury trial.

h. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules, including but not limited to the agreement to arbitrate, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein.

i. To obtain a copy of the Official Rules or a list of winner(s) following completion of the Contest (please specify which), please contact us directly at info@mishrm.org. (30) days following completion of the Contest.


By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

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