2016 Fab School Labs Contest
Official Rules and Regulations

THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION ONLY IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. Further eligibility restrictions are contained below. This Program is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. Participants are providing information to Northrop Grumman Foundation (“Sponsor”) and not to Facebook. Void where prohibited.

  1. Eligibility. The Fab School Labs Contest (the “Program”) is open to individuals who: 1) are employed as an official member of the administration or faculty (for example, a teacher, administrator, or department chair) of a public middle school or charter school located in the United States that serves students in grades fifth through eighth and meets all the eligibility requirements outlined at www.fabschoollabs.com/learn-more/rules-regulations (“School”), 2) are legal residents of the United States, 3) are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the Start of the Program, and 4) who have obtained all necessary permissions to participate in this Program, including a written authorization from their School (“Participant”). Void in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Flinn Scientific, and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials (collectively, “Program Entities”), and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible to enter. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited. By participating, Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules (“Rules”) and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Program. The administrator of this Program is Finn Partners, 110 E. Broward Boulevard, Suite 1950, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 ("Administrator"). The sponsor of this Program is the Northrop Grumman Foundation, 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042-1900 ("Sponsor").
  2. Program Entry Start/End Dates. Program begins at 12:00:00 PM PT (3:00:00 PM ET) on May 1, 2016, and ends at 12:00:00 PM PT (3:00:00 PM ET) on June 17, 2016 (“Program Period”). Sponsor’s computers are the official time-keeping device for the Program. All entries must be submitted during the Program Period according to the computer time on Sponsor’s server. The subsequent voting period is defined below.
  3. How to Enter. Limit one (1) Submission per School and natural person regardless of method of entry. During the Program Period, take a series of photos and/or create a video that describes how a Fab School Labs classroom makeover would positively impact your School and its students, in accordance with the Submission Guidelines and upload the photo and/or video online along with a brief (500 words or less) description of your School, lab or classroom’s limited facilities and resources. For more information, Participant may review the quick-start guide available at http://www.fabschoollabs.com/get-started/. Participant will be required to submit school information (name, district name, email address), as well as the entrant’s primary contact information (name, position, brief biography, email and phone number). Participants will be required to submit a written authorization of the Entrant’s school to participate in the Program on school letterhead from the Principal of the School or other authorized school administrator.

    All entry information, photos and videos shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Submissions” or each as a “Submission.” Submissions should show creativity while complying with the submissions guidelines and content restrictions defined below (“Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions”).

    All contact information provided must be current, accurate and valid. Submissions must be received as indicated via the Fab School Labs website no later than the end date of the Program Period at 12:00:00 PM PT (3:00:00 PM ET) according to Sponsor’s time. No other methods of delivery will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Program or violating these Official Rules. Any submission of robotic, automatic, or programmed entries, or any entries submitted through other unapproved methods are void. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false or fraudulent. Program Entities are not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, void, corrupted, garbled, illegible, or unintelligible submissions and those Submissions are void and will not be accepted; nor are the Program Entities responsible for any problems, bugs or malfunctions Participants may encounter when seeking to enter their Submissions. Participants are solely responsible for compliance with the Fab School Labs’ terms and conditions.

    All entries will be deemed made by the Entrant as submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Program will be deemed to be the Participant and must comply with these Official Rules. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each Participant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

    Participants are not permitted to submit more than one Submission during the Program Period. Duplicate Submissions by the same person or school will be subject to disqualification. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. All Submissions become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary.

  4. Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions: By entering the Program, each Participant agrees that his or her Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove any Submission and disqualify any Participant it believes, in its sole discretion, fails to conform to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions.

    Each Submission must contain an essay in English, and either one video or one to 20 photographs. Participants may not submit both video and photographs.

Submission Guidelines for all Submissions: Submissions must illustrate, in a compelling, creative and effective way:

  • Why your School, classroom or lab needs a Fab School Labs classroom makeover?
  • What makes your School unique and why it should be chosen?
  • How the Fab School Labs makeover will impact your/the School’s students?
  • How it will help meet primary course objectives?
  • How it will allow you or teachers in the School to incorporate any new or innovative teaching methods or subject matter?
  • What you or the teachers will be able to implement into the current science program as a result of new and/or updated equipment and resources?

Submissions should be creative, truthful, enthusiastic, compelling, positive and relevant

Video Submission Guidelines:

  • The video must not exceed 2 (two) minutes in length.
  • The video must be in any one of the following formats: QuickTime.MOV, Windows.AVI or MP3 or MP4.
  • The video must be in English.

Photo Submission Guidelines:

  • The Submission must contain no more than twenty (20) photos;
  • Photos must be in JPEG format only and no bigger than 2MB each.
  • Photos must be clear and of sufficient quality to see the subject in order to judge the entry.

Essay Submission Guidelines:

  • The essay must not exceed 500 words.
  • The essay must be in English.

Content Restrictions for all Submissions:

  • No Submission shall contain or feature any child under the age of 13 years old.
  • Participant must have permission from the parent or legal guardian of any child under 18 featured in any part of the Submission.
  • No Submission shall contain material that violates or infringes any rights of any other party, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or any other intellectual property rights or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or whose use requires a license or permission from any third party;
  • The Submission must not disparage Sponsor or any other person or party or portray anyone in a negative light;
  • No Submission may depict any nudity, animal or plant cruelty, harmful or illegal activity or substances;
  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • No Submission shall contain any legible trademark or logo, except with their owners’ prior expressed written permission.
  • All Submissions must be truthful and must be original works of authorship, created by the person who submits the entry.
  • Participants must hold all rights to the entire Submission and obtain all necessary permissions.
  • Participant must secure - and finalists will be required to submit – a written release from any actors and/or any other participant to use their name and likeness under the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Any minors, actors, music, voice-overs, or images featured in any Submission must be properly authorized. Evidence of such permissions may be requested by Sponsor at any time during or after the Program Submission Period.
  • The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.
  • The same Submission cannot have been submitted in a previous Fab School Labs competition presented by the Sponsor.
  • You must not use, or alternatively, must secure permission from parties who: 1) are represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor’s ability to show/use/display the Materials in any media form; 2) have an acting or modeling contract that would make their appearance in the video a violation of any third party rights; 3) are under a merchandising agreement; or 4) are under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prohibit them from participating fully in this promotion, or from allowing us to use the video online, in television media and other forms of distribution at our discretion.
  • The Submission must be consistent with the image and values of Sponsor and be consistent with and satisfy the purpose of the Program.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to exclude any Submission that it believes doesn't meet the above criteria, at its sole discretion.

If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, your Submission constitutes copyright infringement, the Submission will be disqualified. Material that may not be used without prior permission includes, but is not limited to photographic images downloaded from public sources; drawing or images; music and voice-over material, and photographic or video images of third parties without their express permission. It is your responsibility to review the licenses and Terms of Use under which the content is provided and use it in compliance with those terms. Participant is solely responsible for securing permission to use any copyrighted material and may be required, upon request, to submit proof of ownership or license to Sponsor with their submission.

Each Participant acknowledges that other Participants may have used ideas and/or concepts in their Submission that may be similar in idea or concept to what is included in Participant’s Submission. Each Participant understands and agrees that he/she shall not have any claim against any other Participant or Sponsor arising out any such similarity or be entitled to any compensation because of any such similarity.

Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Program, including, but not limited to, interpretation and application of the Rules and Regulations.

By providing a Submission, each Participant represents, warrants, and covenants that (1) the Submission does not violate the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or other right of any third party (including such elements as music, graphics, trademarks, logos, etc.) and does not promote any product, service or commercial message, and (2) the Participant has the complete authority to grant all rights granted in these Rules. Each Participant further warrants that it has obtained all necessary permissions in writing to use the name, likeness, voice, and other characteristics of any person in its Submission as may be necessary to grant the rights granted in these Rules and Regulations. The entrant will be required to provide Sponsor with copies of all permissions, in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

Participant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Program Entities, Facebook and each of their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, contractors, advertising and promotion agencies, agents and representatives from all liabilities, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by any indemnified party based on a third-party claim arising from Sponsor’s use of your Submission, including claims for copyright or trademark infringement, violation of a person’s right of publicity or right of privacy, defamation, personal injury, or property damage.

5. Judging Panel/Judging Criteria. Judging will happen in three stages. All entries will be prescreened to ensure the entries have correctly met the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions and meet with Sponsors' general standards and practices prior to any judging (“Qualified Submissions”). At any time before, during or after the Program Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, choose to post or distribute one or more Submissions, their creator’s name and school information online (including Sponsor’s website, social media pages, and third-party affiliate websites) for promotional and entertainment purposes only. Posting of this/these Submission(s) will not mean that said Submissions are eligible to win or are a Finalist or Selected Winner. Before public posting, Sponsor reserves the right to edit the Submissions, for formatting or other reasonable purpose, and may embed its logo or other trademarks in the Submissions. Participants understand that users of these sites may share, embed, comment on (including negatively) and re-post their Submissions during and after the Voting Period. Program Entities are not responsible for such third-party activities.

Stage One: Judging: Beginning on or about June 17, 2016, all Qualified Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a panel of qualified judges, on a 100-point scale, according to the following criteria, to select up to twenty-five (25) finalists (“Finalists”): 

  1. Relevance to topic and communicates topic effectively (50%)
  2. Creativity and uniqueness (30%)
  3. Visual appeal, spelling and grammar (10%)
  4. Teacher and school information, and current lab/classroom, as provided in the application (10%)

Up to twenty-five (25) top-scoring Submissions will be deemed the Finalists. In case of a tie, the tying submissions will be re-scored.

The Finalists will be announced on or around October 13, 2016.

Stage Two: Public Voting. All Finalist Submissions will be posted on Sponsor’s Fab School Labs Facebook App located at  to be voted on by the public (“Voters”) between November 7 - 11, 2016 (“Public Voting Period”). Dates subject to change. To vote for the Submission believed to be the most interesting, compelling or dynamic, voters click on the “vote” button next to the Submission. Use of bots, devices and other programs to increase views or votes is prohibited. Only one vote per natural person per Submission. Note: To be able to cast a vote, a Voter must log into his/her Facebook account. You may create a Facebook account by accessing Facebook at and following the instructions to create an account for free.  Information you provide to Facebook to open an account is subject to Facebook’s privacy policy, located at . Facebook maintains a variety of restrictions which may limit/prevent voting on certain devices including mobile phones.  Participants and/or Voters may not, directly or indirectly:

  1. Register for multiple Facebook accounts and/or use multiple e-mail addresses to establish multiple Facebook accounts;
  2. Offer any type of inducement or compensation (monetarily or otherwise) to any third party, in exchange for a vote in any manner;
  3. Use a vote exchange, vote farming or brokering website/application to exchange votes in an attempt to manipulate the outcome of the voting;
  4. Develop strategic alliances with other Schools or Participants in an attempt to manipulate voting results (Example: School A offers to direct their supporters to vote for School B in exchange for School B directing their supporters to vote for School A).
  5. Utilize email in a manner that conflicts with CAN-SPAM regulations; and/or
  6. Use of proxy voting.

If cheating or abuse of any kind is suspected, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Submission or delete or ignore suspect “votes.” Sponsor is not responsible and shall not be held liable, and your entry may be disqualified and may not be considered for any prize, should your Submission be removed from the site for any reason (including without limitation DMCA take-down), or should your Submission be unavailable for any time during the Public Voting Period.

Stage Three: Judging. To determine the final winners, once the Public Voting Period has closed, a qualified review panel comprised of a Northrop Grumman representative, and at least two external organizations that have an education, community or public relations focus will judge all Finalist Submissions according to the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”), taking into consideration the results of the public vote:

  1. Stage two public voting via the Fab School Labs Facebook App (10%)
  2. How the makeover will help meet primary course objectives (25%);
  3. Uniqueness and originality (25%);
  4. Whether the school will be able to incorporate any new or innovative teaching methods or subject matter as a result of the makeover (40%);

On or about December 1, up to five (5) Submissions with the highest score will be selected as the potential winning Participants (collectively, “Selected Winner”). In the event of a tie during qualified judging, the entries will be rescored with “How the makeover will help meet primary course objectives” receiving double value.

In the event of a disqualification, the Program Entities will determine the winners based on non-suspect votes, if possible and time permitting. If voting results are corrupted to a point that the votes cannot be relied upon for calculation during the final judging round, Sponsor reserves the right to evaluate the Finalist Submissions according to the remaining judging criteria.

6. Winner Notification. Selected Winners will be notified by phone or email, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion (“Notification”). Selected Winners will be required to respond (as directed) to the Notification within forty-eight (48) hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond in a timely manner to the notification may result in forfeiture of the Prize; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose the next highest scoring entry from among the remaining eligible entries. Selected Winners also may be sent a declaration of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”). Unless restricted by law, each Selected Winner will be required to complete and return the Release within seventy-two (72) hours of the date notice is sent. If a Selected Winner cannot be reached, is unable or unwilling to accept the Prize (or any portion of the Prize) or is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each Selected Winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the Selected Winner’s name, city, state, likeness, affiliation, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Program for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Winners. Assumed notification by caller ID and any subsequent returned calls do not constitute a winner. The name, profile and Submission of Selected Winners and their School may be announced and posted on Sponsors' website(s) and social media pages, on or around December 9 (barring unforeseen issues or delays) and may potentially be aired nationally, at the Sponsors' discretion.

7. Prizes: Up to five (5) Selected Winners will receive one (1) classroom or lab makeover valued up to $100,000 from Flinn Scientific or other organization or company (“Contractor”) selected at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Selected Winners and their Schools will be required to work collaboratively and timely with Contractor to complete any necessary authorization, permits, agreements, and other paperwork with the School and other necessary parties, design the classroom makeover and select materials from the Contractor’s catalog of resources, including but not limited to cabinets, benches, equipment, and project supplies. The cost of the makeover and related construction, including any and all fees and taxes, may not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Any costs and expenses above $100,000 are the responsibility of Selected Winner. Contractor and the School shall coordinate the timeline for design and construction, to be completed no later than August 1, 2017, or as otherwise permitted by Sponsor. Total Average Retail Value (ARV) of Prize: $500,000.

All federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of Selected Winner, and Participants may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize. Selected Winners are solely responsible for any other unspecified expenses related to prize. All activities related to the prize, are at the Selected Winners’ own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern activities. Selected Winners and their Schools not entitled to any surplus between actual retail value of prize and stated ARV and any difference between stated ARV and actual value of the prize will not be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. If prize is awarded but goes unclaimed or is forfeited by recipient, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Selected Winner will be selected. Program Entities or any of prize suppliers are not responsible for, and will replace, any lost, late, misdirected, damaged or stolen prizes. Limit one (1) prize per School.

8. License. As a condition of receiving any prize, and unless prohibited by applicable law, all Participants hereby provide a One Hundred Eighty (180) day exclusive irrevocable worldwide license to Sponsor after which time, Sponsor shall retain a perpetual non-exclusive license to use, distribute, copy, create derivative works from, and publicly display the Submission in any and all media throughout the world, in perpetuity, for any purpose whatsoever (including without limitation in a screensaver, in a book and at trade shows), without any additional compensation, the term of which shall be the entire life of the copyright. Should any Participant be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into license, or provide permissions and or releases or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, Participants with the next highest score will be chosen from the remaining entries until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. Participants may not sell, assign or transfer any of their rights in their Submissions under these Official Rules. Participants will not be paid for their submissions or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.

At any time before or after the Program Period, Sponsor may post, share or print Submissions in any order or sequence, with or without commentary, and may select any image from the Submission to serve as a thumbnail in its sole discretion. While Program Entities will seek to post Submissions in the form as provided at the time of entry, all Participants agree that due to technical or other limitations, Submissions may be altered from their original form and that Sponsor reserves the right to edit or modify the Submission in its sole discretion, including adding its logo or other trademarks. Selected Winners further understand and agree that their Submission, or any portion thereof, may be used, edited, and/or modified by Sponsor at any time before or after the end of the Program Period for promotional purposes.

9. General Terms and Conditions. Participation in Program and acceptance of prize constitutes Participant’s permission for the Program Entities to use his/her name, address, likeness, photograph, picture, voice, biographical information, professional affiliation, and/or any statements made by Participant regarding the Program or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating, each Participant and/or Voter agrees that the Program Entities, Facebook and each of their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees, shareholders, officers, directors, contractors, advertising and promotion agencies, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, human or technical error, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Program Entities that may cause the Program to be disrupted or corrupted; (iii) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Program; and (iv) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Program, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with preparation for, travel to, or participation in Program, or possession, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Program-related activity. Program Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to adjust times and dates reflected in these Official Rules at any time and/or to suspend or cancel the Program at any time for any reason, including, without limitation, if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Voting Period and/or Program, strikes, lock-outs, acts of God, technical difficulties, and other events not within the reasonable control of Program Entities. If the Voting Period and/or Program are terminated before the designated end date, Program Entities will (if possible) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect votes received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. If voting results are corrupted to a point that winners cannot be determined, Sponsor reserves the right to evaluate the remaining Finalist School's initial applications and/or materials to award the prize based on the assessment of need, at their sole discretion. Program Entities reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to prohibit any Voter from participating in the Voting Period or to disqualify any individual or entrant they find to be tampering with the process, voting or the operation of the Program; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Program by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of the these Rules and Regulations or any other Participation Terms; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any Representative or Applicant. Program Entities may suspend or discontinue the Program or the Voting Period if, in their sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Program, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Program. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Program, in its sole discretion, should it receive fewer than 50 entries, or receive no entries that have a judged score above 60 points, or due to circumstances beyond its control, including natural disasters. Submissions will not be returned and may be destroyed. PROGRAM ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF CHEATING, IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THIS PROGRAM. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

10. Governing Law: The internal laws of the State of California will govern disputes regarding these Rules and/or this Program. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Program (including without limitation, any alleged violation of these Rules, any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that the Program, or any part thereof, is invalid, illegal or otherwise voidable or void) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration to be held solely in Los Angeles, California, under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures; (b) any and all claims, judgments, liabilities and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred; and (c) under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that either party fails to appear at any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear. In no event shall a participant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Program.

11. Privacy Policy: All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Program and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy. In addition, Participants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor, via electronic communication. Sponsor will use reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines (as applicable), and Participants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in any email communications received. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at  for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

12. Official Rules and Winners List. For a copy of these Official Rules or of the winner(s), send your request in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Fab School Labs Contest,” Northrop Grumman Foundation, 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042-1900. Requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Program.