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The New Teacher Survival Central Sweepstakes is now closed. Thank you for your participation.




  1. ELIGIBILITY. The New Teacher Survival Central Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is offered only in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia ("U.S.") and is open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age and older and who are employed, during the Term of the Sweepstakes and when prizes are awarded, as teachers at an accredited public, private or parochial school in the United States containing any class with students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, that has a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) or other tax-exempt designation. Employees of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor"), its promotional partners, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, Promotion Mechanics, Inc. ("Sweepstakes Administrator"), and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") are not eligible. Eligibility may be verified by Sponsor at any time. Any determinations of eligibility will be made by the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

    Eligible teachers who enter will be entering as employees of their school. Thus, these rules are binding on both you, as a teacher and employee of your school, and the school. Therefore, you warrant that your school has full knowledge of your actions and has consented to your entry, including your potential receipt of the prizes described below.

  2. TERM. Discovery Education's New Teacher Survival Central Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 5:00:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on September 6, 2012 and ends at 5:00:00 PM ET on December 13, 2012 (the "Term").
  3. TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Visit the Sweepstakes page at and access the Sweepstakes entry form. Complete the entry form by providing all requested entry information, including providing your name, address, school in which you teach, and contact information, and answering all questions. All entries must be received by Sponsor's server by 5:00:00 PM ET on December 13, 2012. Limit one (1) entry per person per day.
  4. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING AND REFERRAL PRIZES. On or about December 21, 2012, the Sweepstakes Administrator will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Term to award one (1) Grand Prize consisting of a Discovery Student Adventures "Teachers Only" adventure in Costa Rica, an Elmer's Classroom Survival Prize Pack, and Discovery Education Multimedia Collection.

    The Grand Prize winning teacher will receive an opportunity to participate in a Discovery Student Adventures "Teachers Only" adventure in Costa Rica valued at approximately $3,000. The prize trip will consist of round trip coach air travel from the major commercial airport closest to winner's residence, accommodations for five (5) days, ground transportation, activities selected by Sponsor, and all meals. All other expenses are the winner's sole responsibility. Trip must be taken, November 8-12, 2013 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.

    The Grand Prize winning teacher's school will receive an Elmer's Classroom Survival Prize Pack valued at approximately $541 and a Discovery Education Multimedia Collection valued at approximately $300.

    If the Grand Prize winner named a teacher on his/her Sweepstakes entry form who referred him/her to the Sweepstakes, the referring teacher will receive a trip to the professional development conference of his/her choice from a provided list of destinations, and an Elmer's Classroom Survival Prize Pack valued at approximately $541. Dates of conferences will be in 2013. The trip will consist of round trip coach air transportation from the major commercial airport closest to winner's residence, hotel accommodations for three nights, and conference entry fee. All other expenses are the winner's sole responsibility. Total ARV of the referring teacher prize is $2,541. If the referring teacher is unable to attend any of the 2013 conferences, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety.

    Actual value of prize trips will be determined by winner's residence and seasonal rates. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability and certain restrictions. Winners must have valid travel documents (i.e. a valid government-issued identification card or valid U.S. passport, as required by destination) prior to issuance of travel documents. Air carriers and hotel will be selected by Sponsor. Air carrier's regulations and conditions apply.
  5. PRIZE NOTIFICATION & DOCUMENTATION. Potential prize winners will be notified by telephone and/or email, at Sponsor's discretion. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within the time period specified therein, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received. With respect to notification by telephone, such notification will be deemed given when the potential winner engages in a live conversation with Sponsor or when a message is left on the potential winner's voicemail service or answering machine by the Sponsor, whichever occurs first. Each potential winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release and provide any additional information that may be required by Sponsor. Potential winners must return all such required documents within the time period specified therein or such potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be selected.
  6. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS. Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of the prizes and not specified are the sole responsibility of winners. Prize cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value if a prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Limit one prize per person. Odds of winning any prize will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.
  7. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Please note that by entering this Sweepstakes and by checking the "opt-in" boxes on the entry form for this promotion, you are [a] agreeing that the Sponsor may share your entry information (including your name, address, email address, etc.) with our promotional partners and other parties; and [b] granting us, our promotional partners and other third parties with which we choose to share your information, permission to contact you about our upcoming shows, promotions or for other reasons. You can enter this Sweepstakes but keep your entry information private by not checking the "opt-in" boxes on the entry form. The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by Discovery Education's on-line privacy policy, available for viewing at
  8. RELEASE. By participating, entrants agree [a] to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; and [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participating in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, copyright, trademark, defamation or invasion of privacy. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for [a] electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries; [b] failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; [c] lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete entries or postage-due mail; or [d] any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the promotion to be disrupted or corrupted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes, and limit entries to those submitted prior to the action taken, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  9. RIGHTS IN ENTRY MATERIALS AND PUBLICITY. Entrants agree to assign to Sponsor use of entrant's name, school, city and state and/or photograph for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and without prior approval or inspection, and agree to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
  10. RIGHT TO CANCEL. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  11. WINNER LIST. To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 31, 2013, to: Discovery Education's New Teacher Survival Central Winner List, PMI Station, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.
  12. SPONSOR. Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  13. SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR. Promotion Mechanics, Inc., 87 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470.

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