Frequently Asked
Questions

WHAT IS THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

Search for A Champion enables grassroots racers to compete for sponsorships by creating entries that demonstrate their commitment to winning a racing championship. The Contest builds upon Champion’s heritage of supporting racers in virtually every form of engine-driven competition.

New to 2016-2017, a category of sponsorship call “Off The Track” was created to encourage vehicle or equipment “maintainers” or “enthusiasts” to participate for an equipment/maintenance sponsorship.

HOW DO I ENTER THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

To enter, visit www.SearchForAChampion.com during the Contest Entry Period and follow the on-screen directions to select that you are an “On The Track” entrant to enter the On The Track Contest or a “Off The Track” entrant to enter the Off The Track Contest.

WHAT IS THE ENTRY PERIOD FOR THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

Entrants may enter either the On The Track or Off The Track Contest between November 2, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and January 3, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. They must choose one or the other. They may not enter both.

WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT FOR THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

There is no age requirement for both the On The Track and Off The Track categories; however, if an entrant is under the age of 13, a parent or guardian must enter him/her on their behalf.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

The Search for A Champion Contest consists of an On The Track contest, an Off The Track contest, and a Sweepstakes for members of the public who vote. The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec). If a Contest entrant is under the age of 13, parental consent and age verification will be required. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years of age or older. For additional information on who is or is not eligible to participate, please reference Section 1 of the Official Rules.

What are the entry requirements for On The Track contest entrant?

If you are entering the On The Track contest, you will be required to submit no more than four (4) original photos and an essay of no more than 300 words. On The Track contest entrants also have the option of uploading a two-minute video.

What are the entry requirements for Off The Track contest entrant?

If you are entering the Off The Track contest, you will be required to submit no more than four (4) original photos and an essay of no more than 300 words. Off The Track contest entrants also have the option of uploading a two-minute video.

What should be in my essay, photos and/or video?

The photo and/or video should depict your passion, what drives you to be the best at what you do, and why you would be a good representative for Champion.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER?

Limit one (1) Contest entry per person/email address. Entrants may not submit Contest entries in both categories and must only submit in one (1) category. Automated means of participation are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VIDEO AND/OR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS?

Videos must be in one of the following formats: .AVI, .MOV, .WMV, MP4, MPEG, .FLV, .3GP, or .3G2. Videos must be under 100 MB, and must be no longer than two minutes total in length. Photos must be in .jpg or .png format and no larger than 5 MB.

WHAT MAKE A PHOTO AND/OR VIDEO INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?

Photos and/or videos should not feature third party brands’ trademarks, copy, or imaging. Obscenities, profanities, and pornographic material should not be featured in the media. People have rights to their image and likeness, so do not include people in your photographs without receiving their consent. Lastly, photos should not be photo shopped, may not have won previous awards, and may not have been used publicly previously.

WHAT IS THE FINALIST PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD SELECTION PROCESS?

During the Finalist Public Voting Period, all eligible Contest entries submitted for the On The Track and Off The Track Contest will be posted to their respective online galleries for their category.

Upon completion of the Finalist Public Voting Period, each Contest entry will be judged against the other entries in his/her Category by a Sponsor-selected panel of judges based on the following criteria:

  • Inspirational quality - 34%
  • Best depiction of a Champion – 33%
  • Number of votes from the public – 33%

Twenty-five (25) Contest entries from the On The Track Contest with the highest total score on the Judging Criteria listed above will be designated as an “On The Track Finalist.” Twenty-five (25) Contest entries from the Off The Track Contest with the highest total score on the Judging Criteria listed above will be designated as an “Off The Track Finalist”

HOW MANY FINALIST WINNERS ARE THERE?

There will be twenty-five (25) On The Track Contest Finalists and twenty-five (25) Off The Track Contest Finalists for a total of fifty (50) Finalists.

WHAT IS THE GRAND PRIZE PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD SELECTION PROCESS?

After the close of the Finalist Public Voting Period, all fifty (50) Finalists’ Contest entries will be placed into their own Category gallery.

Upon completion of the Grand Prize Public Voting Period, each Finalist’s Contest entry will be judged against the other entries in his/her Category by a Sponsor-selected panel of judges based on the following criteria: Inspirational Quality (34%); Best Depiction of a Champion (33%); and number of votes from the public (33%).

The Finalist Contest Entry from each category that receives the highest total score on the Judging Criteria listed above will be selected as the Grand Prize winner(s).

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST?

On The Track Finalists will receive a sponsorship by Champion for one year in the amount of $1,000. All On The Track Finalists will compete for a $50,000 Grand Prize. Ten (10) runner-ups will receive $5,000.

Off The Track Finalists will receive a sponsorship by Champion for one year in the amount of $100. All On The Track Finalists will compete for a $5,000 Grand Prize. Ten (10) runner-ups will receive $1,00.

WHAT IS THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION VOTER SWEEPSTAKES?

The Search for A Champion Sweepstakes is constituted as eligible voter who successful submits a vote during the Finalist Public Voting Period or the Grand Prize Public Voting Period.

HOW OFTEN CAN I VOTE?

Limit one (1) vote per person/email address per Category per day.

WHEN IS THE ENTRY PROCESS FOR THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION VOTER SWEEPSTAKES?

Eligible members of the public may begin voting January 5, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and February 2, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Members of the public may also vote during the Grand Prize voting between February 23, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and March 23, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

HOW ARE THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION VOTER SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS SELECTED?

Two hundred (200) Sweepstakes Prize winners will be selected from all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Finalist Public Voting Period Grand Prize Public Voting Period.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES FOR THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION VOTER SWEEPSTAKES?

All two-hundred (200) voter Sweepstakes prize winners will receive a Champion t-shirt and hat.

WHEN WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING TAKE PLACE?

Each Sweepstakes drawing will take place on or about April 12, 2017. Drawings will be conducted by a third party promotion administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

I AM ENTERING THE SEARCH FOR A CHAMPION CONTEST. AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTER SWEEPSTAKES?

Yes. If you win a Sweepstakes Prize, you are eligible to win a Contest Prize.

What happens if I win the Search for A Champion Sweepstakes and/or Contest?

A notification of winning will be made. Winners are subject to verification, including verification of age. Any potential winners of any prize who are Canadian residents must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question. If a potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified.

When will I receive my prize?

Prizes will only be mailed to an address within the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) within 4-6 weeks of the Search for A Champion winner’s announcement. Both voter Sweepstakes prizes and Search for A Champion Contest prizes will be mailed to the addresses provided at time of verification within 4-6 weeks after verification.

Will a purchase increase my chances of winning?

No.

The question I have is not listed above. How do I contact the promotion organizers?

For any other questions regarding the Sweepstakes, Contest, or support, please email championpartssocial@gmail.com