AGENT FOR THE FUTURE™
2022 Agent for the Future Award Sweepstakes Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED.
SPONSOR: The “Liberty Mutual Safeco Agent for the Future Awards” Promotion (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Safeco Insurance Company of America (“Sponsor”), Safeco Plaza, 1001 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98154.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Starts on or about 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on or about August 29, 2022 and ends 5:00 p.m. PT on or about October 14, 2022 (“Promotion Period”).
CONTEST RULES TO ENTER
AGREEMENT BY ENTRANTS: By entering the Liberty Mutual Safeco Agent for the Future Awards, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound to and accepts these Official Rules, any Promotion related communications from Sponsor including but not limited to any information provided on the promotional website(s) and/or any social media platform/mobile application as applicable (“APP”), and the decisions of the Sponsor, other Promotion Entities (and their authorized representatives) which are final and binding with respect to all matters pertaining to this Promotion and all elements thereof.
ELIGIBILITY: The Liberty Mutual Safeco Agent for the Future Awards are only open to employees of independent insurance agencies who sell personal lines or small commercial lines products. Entrants are not required to be authorized to write business for Liberty Mutual or Safeco Insurance. Agencies and individuals are ineligible to win multiple Agent for the Future Awards in the same award category. Agencies and individuals are eligible to win in other categories subsequent years.
HOW THE CONTEST WORKS: Entries are open to any employee of an independent agency who sell personal lines or small commercial lines products. Entries will be submitted through agentforthefuture.com/award/.
Once the award period is closed, entries will be reviewed for completeness and individual sections will be evaluated and given up to 15 points based on their degree of innovation, creativity, and impact on the agency and their clients.
WINNERS SELECTION: Once entries are received and evaluated using the evaluation rubric, the top applications will be sent to the independent panel of judges for evaluation. Each judge will use the evaluation rubric to score the entries and the top three will become finalists. The judges will review the scoring and select a winner.
PRIZE: Six prizes will be awarded as follows: one agency will be award the 2022 Outstanding Agency Overall, one agency will be awarded the 2022 Outstanding Small Agency, one agency awarded the 2022 Outstanding Large Agency, one agency the 2022 Digital Innovator, one individual the 2022 Outstanding Female Agency Principal, and one individual the 2022 Emerging Leader for a total of 6 awards.
Two winners of the six winners will be featured in Rough Notes and all six winners will receive $5,000 and a trophy. The total retail value of all prizes approximately $32,000.
HOW TO ENTER: Entrants can enter at www.agentforthefuture.com after 12:01am on August 29, 2022 All of the following items on the Entry Form must be completed:
- Agency and Nominee information
- Please describe the agency or individual and explain why this nominee deserves to be named an Agent for the Future
- Tell us how the agency or individual has demonstrated what makes them outstanding within the last year
- Tell us how the agency is planning to evolve over the next three years, or how the individual is hoping to evolve their agency.
- Attach a photo of you or your team and agency logo
- Photos will be included in media press releases, online, future marketing and other uses.
- Obtain the permission of everyone in the
- Include your agency name, description of who is in the photo, what you are doing, and the month and year the photo was taken as well as the location.
- Grant to Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance, through this Release Form, the right to use each Photo in perpetuity, alone or accompanied by other material, in any manner and in any medium throughout the world for the purpose of advertising and /or promotion or any other purpose related to the Liberty Mutual or Safeco Insurance programs to promote agency community involvement; and Confirm that Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance owns the Photo.
Entrant must also agree to the following statement on the Form:
- I understand that if my application is selected for a Liberty Mutual Safeco Agent for the Future Awards my agency will be named as the award recipient;
- I also understand that if my application is selected for a Liberty Mutual Safeco Agent for the Future Awards, my agency will be asked to collaborate with Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance to:
o Provide in a timely manner any additional information that might be needed for the contest, such as additional photos or review of editorial material.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/LICENSE GRANT: Without limitation, any contest entry deemed by Sponsor, in its absolute discretion to be or contain content that is or may be construed as indecent, obscene, offensive, hateful, cruel, tortious, defamatory or that violates or infringes another’s rights, or disparages Sponsor (or its goods/services) or any other person or entity, or that does or appears to promote illegal, unlawful, dangerous, or harmful activities in any way will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry/entrant at any time in the event it is determined that the entry is in any (other) way offensive, inappropriate, not in the spirit of the Promotion or not in keeping with Sponsor’s image, or will have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion, or any of Sponsor’s brands, products or services, or if it is determined that the Entrant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules—these provisions are not exclusive, are drafted to be purposefully expansive, and will be construed broadly by Sponsor in its absolute discretion.
By submitting an entry, entrants represent, warrant and covenant (and agree to release and indemnify Promotion Entities from same) that their submitted entry (including but not limited to a caption and all content therein): (i) is the original creation of the entrant, has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, and is the sole and exclusive property of the entrant (or entrants has all ownership rights thereto); (ii) is specifically created for the applicable program and has not been published (in whole or in part), received an award or honorable mention, nor been shown online, or submitted in any other promotion, competition, showing, or event previously; (iii) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary, publicity, privacy or any other rights of any person or entity; and (iv) any individuals who worked on or are mentioned in the entry in any manner have given entrant their express consent to submit the entry for the use contemplated (or if a minor, entrant has obtained consent of the minor’s parent or legal guardian). Entrant may be asked by Sponsor to provide evidence of the above in writing. Nothing herein shall be deemed an obligation of confidentiality.
At the time you submit an entry, and whether or not selected as a finalist, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the entry, in whole and in part, and all the intellectual and property rights therein including the right to make derivative works, through-out the world, and further agree to execute all documents and perform all acts deemed necessary by Sponsor to protect Sponsor’ license in the intellectual property. You understand and agree by granting this license your entry may be modified, edited, distorted, used in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other works, used in illusory or composite form, or in any other manner, as solely determined by Sponsor in any media and medium whatsoever now known or hereinafter developed (including without limitation print, broadcast, radio, digital, and on-line) without further compensation or review. You will not now nor in the future be paid for your entry or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.
Proof that you submitted an entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the Contest Period or eligible for the Promotion or any element thereof. Without limitation, entries must be complete, compliant, submitted using the activity and Entry Form provided by Sponsor, and must be received by Sponsor within the applicable Contest Period. Entries submitted via any other entry methods/platforms will not be accepted.
TAXES: All federal, state, local taxes on the value of the Prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. An IRS form 1099 will be issued in the winner’s name if required by law.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND OTHER PROMOTION ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ASSIGNS AND AGENTS, FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITAGATION OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDINGS ARE COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISDIRECTION, OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, AND ACCESS/USE OF ALL WEBSITES/APPS, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants covenant not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released in these Official Rules, and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind these releases. A waiver by one or more of the Released Parties of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS PROMOTION AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION AND/OR ANY PRIZE ACTIVITIES AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISDIRECTION OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF OR ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES, OR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY PARTICIPATING WEBSITE(S)/APPS OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE(S)/APPS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES AND EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE/APP IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering the Promotion, submitting any materials and/or accepting a prize (where legally permitted), entrants and winners hereby irrevocably consent, where lawful, to the use (but without obligation) by Sponsor (and their affiliated companies and their respective authorized representatives) of their name, image, photographs, videotape, likeness, hometown name, biographical information, voice as well as any statements made by winner regarding the Promotion or Sponsor (provided they are true) for publicity, trade, advertising and promotional purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, including but not limited to the Internet, mobile devices, and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Neither Sponsor nor any of the other Promotion Entities are responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website/APP, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, incompatibility, failures or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry, winner or other information, nor for the failure to capture any such information. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO TAMPER WITH, ABUSE OR DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES AGAINST AND FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures 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 at its sole and absolute discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion, or any element thereof, and select winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor if at all. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or phone numbers. If there still remains a dispute, Sponsor reserves the right to make eligibility determinations in its sole discretion. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any advertising, Promotion materials and/or any other information relating to this Promotion (in any and all media and by any person/entity), these Official Rules shall govern.
FORCE MAJEURE: Promotion Entities shall not be liable to entrants, winners or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Promotion or supply a prize, or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.
DISPUTES/ARBITRATION: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. Entrants are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations including but not limited to tax and similar reporting obligations imposed by the Federal, state and local authorities. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that any and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, and any other disputes that cannot be informally resolved between the parties arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any element thereof shall be resolved individually, without resort to and waive their rights to claim any form of class action, exclusively before a neutral one person arbitration panel located in Seattle, WA.