Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Grant


Annual Amount

G2 Overachievers Grant $100,000

G2 Overachievers Student Grant:  1-$12,500 & 2-$2,500

Additional Selection Criteria

ELIGIBILITY OF OVERACHIEVERS GRANT:

Eligibility of Participant: Participants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia that have reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of submitting a nomination. Participant must nominate someone with whom the Participant is personally acquainted, and Participant must have Nominee’s permission to submit the nomination. Participants may nominate themselves as a Nominee; however, each Participant may submit only one (1) nomination. Additional nominations will be void.

Eligibility of Nominee: To be nominated in this Contest, the Nominee must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, have reached the age of majority in Nominee’s state of residence at the time of entry. The Nominee must also be employed full-time (i.e. at least forty (40) hours per week) and must maintain full-time employment from the date of nomination to the date the Grand Prize is announced. As the purpose of this contest is to recognize individuals who have overcome challenges to achieve extraordinary success beyond their typical workday obligations with the goal of improving the lives of others, the Nominee’s extraordinary success must be achieved through endeavors that are entirely separate and distinct from the Nominee’s full-time employment duties. The nominee’s endeavors must be separate from any pre-existing charity unless the nominee helped found the charity. The Nominee cannot be a prior Grand Prize Winner of any contest previously conducted by the Contest Entities. The Nominee cannot already be a recipient of more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in grants or scholarships from the Contest Entities or any other source. Nominee must agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. The same Nominee may be nominated by more than one Participant. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of the Contest Entities or their respective affiliates, and the immediate family members of each (defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, grandchildren and stepfamily) are not eligible as Participants or Nominees. Former Grand Prize Winners of any contest sponsored by the Sponsor are not eligible for this contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ELIGIBILITY FOR OVERACHIEVERS STUDENT GRANT

ELIGIBILITY Eligibility of Participant: Participants must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia that have reached the age of majority in his or her state of residence at the time of submitting a nomination. Participant must nominate someone with whom the Participant is personally acquainted, and Participant must have Nominee's permission to submit the nomination and must have the necessary consent of Nominee’s parent or legal guardian to disclose Nominee’s personally identifiable information and student data. Participants may nominate themselves as a Nominee; however, each Participant may submit only one (1) nomination. Additional nominations will be void. Eligibility of Nominee: To be nominated in this Contest, the Nominee must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, currently attend middle or high school, and between the ages of 13 through 19 years of age. The Nominee may turn 20 years of age after nomination and still be eligible for the contest. The Nominee must be on the honor roll at his/her school according to their school’s performance grading system. Preference will be given to Nominees who have not received grants or scholarships in excess of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). Preference will be given to Nominees whose overachieving endeavors and initiatives are not part of an existing organization (example: Key Club). Nominee must agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. The same Nominee may be nominated by more than one Participant. For minors, Nominees must obtain the written consent of the parent or legal guardian of the Nominee to participate in the Contest, release personally identifiable information and submit student data of the Nominee. Parental consent forms may be found on the designated landing page. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of the Contest Entities or their respective affiliates, and the immediate family members of each (defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, grandchildren and stepfamily) are not eligible as Participants or Nominees. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Application Process

PLEASE READ RULES BEFORE APPLYING:  https://powertothepen.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021_G2_Overachievers_Grant_Official_Rules.pdf?n=1

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TO APPLY, GO TO:  https://powertothepen.com/apply

OVERACHIEVERS GRANT

NOMINATION STORIES Participants must describe in a minimum of 1,000 to a maximum of 2,500 handwritten words why Participant believes the Nominee to be an Overachiever (the “Nomination Story” or, in plural, the “Nomination Stories”). The Nomination Story must address each of the following questions: • Who are you nominating? Please provide in your nomination the Nominee’s contact information (name/email address/phone number) current employment status and employer’s contact information. • Why do you believe the Nominee to be an Overachiever, meaning one who has overcome challenges to achieve extraordinary success beyond their typical workday obligations? • How has the Nominee improved the lives of others? • What is the Nominee’s overall goal? • What is the biggest challenge currently facing the Nominee? • How would the $100,000 Grand Prize Grant help the Nominee to achieve his or her goal? Participants do not need to answer the questions in order or repeat each question prior to responding. Contest Entities, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any nomination if the Nomination Story does not respond to all five questions. ***ALL NOMINATION STORIES MUST BE HANDWRITTEN*** Nomination Stories that are not handwritten by Participant or Participant’s authorized representative will be void and the nomination will be disqualified from the Contest. Individuals with disabilities rendering them unable to handwrite a Nomination Story should contact the Contest via email at G2Grant@PilotPen.com in order to request accommodation. Contest Entities may require proof of disability and Participant must receive written permission prior to submitting a non-handwritten Nomination Story.

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION Participants may submit their Nominations in one of two ways: Online Submission: To submit a Nomination online, during the Nomination Period the Participant must: (1) either take a photo or scan a copy of their handwritten Nomination Story, ensuring the file is in either PDF, JPG or PNG, format (no other formats accepted); (2) go to www.G2overachievers.com (the “designated landing page”); (3) complete the online entry form, including the contact information for both Participant and Nominee; (4) click to acknowledge that Participant has read and accepted these Official Rules; (5) upload a copy of the handwritten Nomination Story; and (6) click “SUBMIT.” Mailed Submission: As an alternative to the Online Submission, a Participant may submit a Nominee for consideration by: (1) going to the designated landing page and printing out a hard copy of the entry form; (2) completing the entry form, including checking the box to acknowledge that Participant has read and accepted these Official Rules; (3) enclose the handwritten Nomination Story; and (4) mail both the completed entry form and the handwritten nomination to: ASC/Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Grant Contest 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.. Mailed Submissions must be postmarked by January 15th, 2022 and received by Contest Entities on or before January 31st,2022. All materials in connection with a nomination must be entered at one time and once a Participant submits a nomination, it cannot be changed. The Contest Entities will review each nomination to confirm they are consistent with the theme of this Contest and eligible to be included in the Judging Period. If any entry or Nomination Story is determined to be ineligible by the Contest Entities, for any reason, it may be disqualified. Disqualification is final and not subject to appeal. Nominations must be consistent with the theme of this Contest, be in English, be legible in print font, be original to the Participant, consist only of the Participant and the Nominee, and must comply with these Official Rules. Nominations must not include any of the following: (a) non-participating individuals or entities; (b) content or materials that infringe or violate any law or regulation; (c) objectionable content or language that is crude, inappropriate or offensive to others; (d) anyone under the age of majority as defined by the laws of the state in which the proposed Nominee resides; and (e) any content that shows undue risk of harm to any person or property or depicts anything that is unsafe or could be harmful to participant or others. Each eligible and qualifying Nomination submitted pursuant to these Official Rules will be included in the Judging Period only.

OVERACHIEVERS STUDENT GRANT

NOMINATION STORIES Participants must describe in 1,000 – 2,500 handwritten words why Participant believes the Nominee to be an Overachiever Student (the “Nomination Story” or, in plural, the “Nomination Stories”). The Nomination Story must address each of the following questions: - Why do you believe the Nominee to be an Overachiever Student, meaning one who has made a difference in their community outside of their everyday duties? - How has the Nominee improved the lives of others? - What is the Nominee’s overall goal for this passion? - What is the biggest challenge currently facing the Nominee? - What are the measurable results from the Nominee’s actions? - What is the name, address and contact information of the Nominee and the Nominee’s school? Participants do not need to answer the questions in order or repeat each question prior to responding. Contest Entities, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any nomination if the Nomination Story does not respond to all five questions. ***ALL NOMINATION STORIES MUST BE HANDWRITTEN*

Nomination Stories that are not handwritten by Participant or Participant’s authorized representative will be void and the nomination will be disqualified from the Contest. Individuals with disabilities rendering them unable to handwrite a Nomination Story should contact the Sponsor via email at G2Grant@pilotpen.com in order to request accommodation. Contest Entities may require proof of disability and Participant must receive written permission prior to submitting a non-handwritten Nomination Story.

HOW TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION Participants may submit their Nominations in one of two ways: Online Submission: To submit a Nomination online, during the Nomination Period the Participant must: (1) either take a photo or scan a copy of their handwritten Nomination Story, ensuring the file is in either PDF, JPG or PNG, format (no other formats accepted); (2) go to www.G2overachievers.com (the “designated landing page”); (3) complete the online entry form, including the contact information for both Participant and Nominee; (4) click to acknowledge that Participant has read and accepted these Official Rules; (5) upload a copy of the handwritten Nomination Story; and (6) click “SUBMIT.” Mailed Submission: As an alternative to the Online Submission, a Participant may submit a Nominee for consideration by: (1) going to the designated landing page and printing out a hard copy of the entry form; (2) completing the entry form, including checking the box to acknowledge that Participant has read and accepted these Official Rules; (3) enclose the handwritten Nomination Story; and (4) mail both the completed entry form and the handwritten nomination to: ASC/Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Student Grant, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614. Mailed Submissions must be postmarked by November 15th, 2021 and received by Contest Entities on or before November 30th, 2021. All materials in connection with a nomination must be entered at one time and once a Participant submits a nomination, it cannot be changed. The Contest Entities will review each nomination to confirm they are consistent with the theme of this Contest and eligible to be included in the Judging Period. If any entry or Nomination Story is determined to be ineligible by the Contest Entities, for any reason, in the sole discretion of the contest entities, it may be disqualified. If any of the eligibility requirements cannot be verified by the information provided by the Participant, the Nomination will be disqualified. Disqualification is final and not subject to appeal. Nominations must be consistent with the theme of this Contest, be in English, be legible in print font, be original to the Participant, consist only of the Participant and the Nominee, and must comply with these Official Rules. Nominations must not include any of the following: (a) non-participating individuals or entities; (b) content or materials that infringe or violate any law, regulation or any Nominee’s right to privacy; (c) objectionable content or language that is crude, inappropriate or offensive to others; and (d) any content that shows undue risk of harm to any person or property or depicts anything that is unsafe or could be harmful to participant or others. Each eligible and qualifying Nomination submitted pursuant to these Official Rules will be included in the Judging period only.

Deadline

January 15, 2022

For the application or more information go to:
https://powertothepen.com/apply/