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Terms and Conditions of the 1440 Challenge

Confidentiality and Ownership

Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may submit ideas and/or concepts in their Submissions that are similar to an idea or concept that is included in Entrant’s Submission. Each Entrant understands and agrees that he/she shall not have any claim against any other Entrant or 1440 Foundation arising out any such similarity, or be entitled to any compensation because of such similarity.

By entering, each Entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to their Submission:

  • Entrant is the owner of the Submission and has the right to submit the Submission in the Contest;
  • the Submission is Entrant’s own creation and is 100% original;
  • the Submission will not infringe on any rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark or rights of privacy/publicity; and
  • any third party whose person or property appears in the Submission has given Entrant appropriate written consent (which shall be provided to 1440 Foundation upon request thereof) for such person or property to be used in Submission.

If any video Submission was filmed by a person other than Entrant, Entrant must obtain a written transfer of ownership from the videographer who filmed the video submission transferring all rights in the photograph or video to Entrant. If, at any point, a dispute as to ownership of a Submission or video arises, the Submission may not be considered, at 1440 Foundation’s sole discretion.

No automated entry devices or programs are permitted. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. 1440 Foundation is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, or technically corrupted entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entry forms and Submissions are eligible. Proof of Submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by 1440 Foundation. Entrants waive any claims against 1440 Foundation and its affiliates concerning any Entrant’s right in the entries submitted in this contest. Submissions not satisfying these official rules may be disqualified.

Prize Payment and Taxes

Up to three (3) prizes will be awarded of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000 US) each. The cash prizes shall be awarded in one lump sum payment in a check made out to the name of winner. If the award goes to an individual or team of individuals, then it will be taxable income to him, her or them, unless the individual or team of individuals designates a U.S. charitable organization to receive the award. The award is not taxable to U.S. public charities. Only public charities within the United States will be recognized. All Entrants outside the Unites States will need to apply as individuals or teams of individuals. Following IRS guidelines, prize recipients will receive their award based solely on the merits of their idea and will not be required to perform specific actions or services or meet specific future requirements. No conditions are imposed on how the winners spend the prizes.


By entering or participating in the Contest, Entrants and Fans fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the 1440 Challenge. By entering a Submission, each Entrant grants the 1440 Foundation an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, display, reproduce, publish, distribute and sub-license the Submission solely for promotional purposes. Submissions may be cut, edited, reformatted, rearranged, combined with other materials and/or otherwise modified for such purposes, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Entrant understands that Submission will be publicly displayed on 1440 Foundation’s Facebook page as part of the Contest.


1440 Foundation reserves the right to cancel or modify this Contest, and shall be under no obligation to award prizes in the event that an insufficient number of entries meeting the minimum judging criteria are received.

This Contest is sponsored solely by 1440 Foundation, and thus is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This Contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Wildfire. Contest Entrants are providing their information to 1440 Foundation and not to Facebook or Wildfire. The information provided by Entrants will only be used for the purposes of this Contest.