As a new Zip, UA and Downtown Akron Partnership invite you to discover Akron. During the scavenger hunt, you'll search for clues at various downtown Akron locations, have fun with your future zips fam, and have a chance to win a great prize!
Grand Prize: choose either a $1,500 of non-renewable, all-campus Zip Card credit for the 2019-2020 school year OR a non-renewable $2,000 UA housing scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year.
Second-Place Prize: $1,500 of non-renewable, all-campus Zip Card credit for the 2019-2020 school year.
Third-Place Prize: a $500 Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship.
Bonus Prize: Sponsored by Downtown Akron Partnership, one entrant will be chosen by tracking posts with the hashtags #UAkronScavengerHunt and #FutureZip (your posts must be public to be eligible).
The official entry period is from May 14, 2019, to Aug. 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced Aug. 24, 2019.
See official contest rules below.
Official Contest Rules for “Downtown Akron, One Clue at a Time!”
You are eligible to enter the contest if you have confirmed your enrollment at The University of Akron (UA) for the fall 2019 semester.
Immediate family members (parents, spouses, siblings, children, step-siblings, step-children and in-laws, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of any UA employee, related or not, are not eligible to receive a prize.
The official entry period is from May 14, 2019, to Aug. 23, 2019 (no later than 11:59 p.m. ET). The winner will be announced on Aug. 24, 2019.
To submit an entry: Download the GooseChase app (from the App Store or Google Play) and join the game titled “Downtown Akron, One Clue at a Time!” Using the GooseChase app, complete the missions outlined in “Downtown Akron, One Clue at a Time!”
To be eligible for the bonus prize sponsored by the Downtown Akron Partnership, you must also: Follow @uakron on Instagram; set your social media Instagram account to “public”; Post creative pictures and videos of yourself completing “Downtown Akron, One Clue at a Time!”; and Use the #UAkronScavengerHunt hashtag in the caption of your post. We encourage you to post multiple entries on your social media account!
On Aug. 24, 2019, the names of contest participants will be entered into a random drawing. One (1) person will be selected for each category of prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of contest participants. Selected names will be announced at New Roo Weekend on Aug. 24, 2019, following the featured speaking event at the Akron Civic Theatre.
Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Contest Rules, one (1) Grand Prize: choose either (a) $1,500 of non-renewable, all-campus Zip Card credit for the 2019-2020 school year OR (b) a non-renewable $2,000 UA housing scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. One (1) Second-Place Prize: $1,500 of non-renewable, all-campus Zip Card credit for the 2019-2020 school year. One (1) Third-Place Prize: a $500 Barnes & Noble Book Scholarship. On Aug. 24, 2019, one (1) participant will be selected to receive the Bonus Prize, sponsored by the Downtown Akron Partnership, based on use of social media through the use of the #UAkronScavengerHunt and accumulation of points in the missions determined by GooseChases’s analytics. Odds of winning depend on the number of contest participants. Selected names will be announced at New Roo Weekend on Aug. 24, 2019, following the featured speaking event at the Akron Civic Theatre.
In order to claim and receive the prize for which you were selected, you must: (i) Be present at New Roo Weekend with proper identification. If you are not present with proper identification, the next randomly selected participant will be awarded the prize, provided that he or she is present with proper identification. (ii)Remain enrolled from Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, through the conclusion of the spring 2020 semester. You are not eligible for a cash payout or a refund. If you do not complete either semester, any refund for the tuition will be returned to The University of Akron. (iii)Comply with these Official Contest Rules and the General Terms and Conditions stipulated below.
All taxes on the prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Goosechase.
By participating in this challenge, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the University Officials, which are final in all matters relating to this drawing, and the laws of the State of Ohio. A prize won by an eligible minor will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian. By entering, you authorize UA, in its sole discretion, to share your entry on its social media pages (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), and official website.
Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than entrant or for which the entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to use; (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, email addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vii) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to UA, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Reviews that do not conform to these guidelines will be deleted and no entry will be generated.
UA reserves the right to reject or disqualify any review which UA, at its sole discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Contest’s, or another’s image or reputation. Once submitted, a review cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized Instagram account holder.
By participation in this drawing and/or accepting prize, all entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless The University of Akron, its Board of Trustees, directors, officers, employees and agents, including without limitation its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all claim, loss, damage or expense incurred with respect to the use of the video submission, award, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or participation in the challenge. By submitting the video I am representing that I have the rights to the video submission and have the legal right to transfer those rights to the University.
By submitting an entry, I give the University its assigns, licensees, and legal representatives, the irrevocable right to use the submitted video, and/or picture, portrait, photograph, likeness and statements made in the video for any commercial or marketing purposes without additional compensation, royalty free, in perpetuity, and agree to participate in publicity of the contest.