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1. Eligibility:

Employees and staff of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules:

By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of DRBC as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period:

Entries will be accepted online starting on midnight EST, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, and ending midnight EST, on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. All online entries must be received by midnight EST, Nov. 31, 2020. 

4. How to Enter:

The Campaign must be entered by submitting an water quality observation by going to  www.RateYourWaters.Org, clicking on the “Rate Your Waters!” button under “Help Rate Your Waters,” and then filling in/submitting the Rate Your Waters! form, rating the water quality of a creek, brook, stream, river or other waterway in the Delaware River Basin. Entries that are incomplete or do not include the entrant’s contact information (in the ‘optional’) field, or otherwise adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of DRBC. You may enter as times as you’d like, though each entry must be water quality observation at a different location. You must provide the information requested.

5. Prizes:

a. There are two categories of prizes.

  • i. Each entrant completing a water quality observation as described in section 4 (How to Enter) will receive an Our Shared Waters water bottle carrier with adjustable shoulder strap.
  • ii. Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will designate a school or 501c3 watershed organization located within the Delaware River Basin to receive a check for $500 USD. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for DRBC to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

b. There must be at least ten observations logged into the site by the termination of this sweepstakes for prizes to be awarded. Awarding of prizes is at the discretion of the director, external affairs and communications, Delaware River Basin Commission.

6. Odds:

The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification:

Winner will be selected by a random drawing of all eligible entrants under the supervision of DRBC. Winner will be notified by email on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. DRBC shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted or is ineligible, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT DRBC’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Terms & Conditions: 

DRBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond DRBC’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, DRBC may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by DRBC. DRBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. DRBC has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, DRBC reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. Limitation of Liability:

By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless [your company name] and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries

10. Privacy Policy:

Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the DRBC website. To read the Privacy Policy, go to

11. Sponsor:

The Sponsor of the Campaign is DRBC, 25 Cosey Rd., West Trenton, NJ 08628.

12. Facebook:

The Campaign hosted by DRBC is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.