Coldwell Banker’s High School Scholarship Contest 2013

This is the third year Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty in Olympia WA is proud to offer this great scholarship opportunity to Thurston County high school students.

We would like to again congratulate Starlynn Simon, last year’s first place winner, on her heartfelt essay. Starlynn put her scholarship to great use as she is currently attending The University of Washington in Tacoma.  Click here to read her winning entry.

Coldwell Banker's scholarship contest 2013

What make a house a HOME? Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty announces scholarship contest.

Who is eligible? All High School age students who are either (1) residents of Thurston County, or (2) attending a school located in Thurston County, Washington.

When? Submission to the contest is April 15th through May 5th, 2013

Fan Voting will run from May 6th through May 24th, 2013

Top 10 Finalists announced May 27th, 2013

Winner selected June 3rd, 2013

What? All eligible contestants may enter one, no more than 500 word essay that describes “What makes your house a home?” Your home doesn’t have to be a house. You may live in an apartment, a cabin or a boat – that’s just your shelter. In 500 words or less describe why your house is more than just a shelter and what makes it your home.

Where? Submissions will be made through our company Facebook page at

Criteria for Judging:

  • Organization of thoughts
  • Proper grammar and spelling
  • Creativity
  • Effectiveness of main point
  • Judges’ subjectivity/opinions

ENTRY: Submission for the contest will take place Monday, April 15th-Sunday, May 5th, 2013. All entries will be submitted through Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., Facebook page at Participation in this promotion constitutes your full, irrevocable and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and decisions of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty. Many will enter, only one (1) will win for each of the three scholarships. Odds of winning depend on number of valid entries received. No consideration of any kind is required to enter the Contest. Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter any Contest rules at any time. This Contest is null and void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law. To participate, you must be a High School age student who is either (1) a resident of Thurston County, or (2) attending a school located in Thurston County, Washington. Limit one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries from one person will disqualify all entries. Entrees must comply with Facebook’s Terms of Use and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. Obscene, provocative or otherwise questionable content will not be considered and will be disqualified from the promotion. Sponsor and its agents retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content. By entering the contest, entrant attests that he/she has the right and permission to use and post the essay. All essay entries, including its copyright, and all related materials become the sole property of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty upon submission and will not be returned. By entering the contest, entrants/participants agree to have their submitted essay shared with judges and in conjunction with the Contest at Coldwell Banker Olympia Facebook and community Facebook pages, Coldwell Banker Twitter page, or on other Coldwell Banker web pages without any fee or other form of compensation to the entrants. Entry into the promotion will require completion of contact information through a third party known as Wildfire. This information must be completed in full. Coldwell Banker and its agents are not responsible for undelivered, inaccurate or delayed entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Promotion whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the finalists or in any Promotion-related materials. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PDT) Sunday, May 5th, 2013. By entering this Contest entrant consents to receipt of future promotional mailings from Company, using the contact information provided. These Rules, Terms and Conditions represent the entire agreement between the Company and entrants and nothing shall be deemed to vary these Rules, Terms and Conditions unless issued in writing by the Company.

ELIGIBILITY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, agents and representatives of Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Wildfire, and the immediate family members of such employees are not eligible to participate.

PRIZE & PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: At the conclusion of the entry period, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty Facebook fans will vote for their favorite essays by visiting Coldwell Banker’s Facebook page. Fan voting will take place between Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. (PDT) and Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT) (“Fan Voting Period”). Fan voting shall not be the sole criteria for becoming a finalist and Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty may consider other factors in selecting finalists. On Monday, May 27th, 2013, ten finalists will be announced. A panel of local judges, chosen by Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty together with Ken Anderson, CEO, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic will select the winners. Winners consent to use their name, likeness, and entry for advertising and publicity purposes by Sponsor during and after the contest, without further compensation, and agree to cooperate to provide a parent/custodian release. If a selected winner does not meet eligibility requirements, the second place winner in that category will receive the grand prize. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor and an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes are non-transferable. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and any additional fees associated with the prize. All federal, state and local laws apply. All prizes will be awarded.

Prize Amounts:

1st prize – $1,000

2nd prize – $750

3rd prize – $500

Total prize money awarded $2,250

Details and qualifications for participation in this Contest may apply. Restrictions may be found in all sections of this document.

PARTICIPANT RELEASE: This promotion is governed by the laws of the state of Washington. By accepting the Prize, winners agree to release Sponsor and all of their agents, affiliates, employees, suppliers, and advertising, promotional, or judging agencies, and any prize-sponsoring agency, from any and all liability whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the Prize.

WINNERS LIST: To be notified of the winner’s name and/or copies of the official rules, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, 3333 Capitol Blvd., Olympia, WA 98501.


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