The goal is simple: help African farmers increase their production. But the challenge
is complex. Learn how this idea will create a process nearly any smallholder farmer
can follow to improve their operation.
This idea will create an event where students, professionals, policy makers and
ag industry experts can collaborate on how to meet the needs of our growing population.
This idea teaches students and residents in various Kansas communities how to grow
crops in sustainable gardens.
This idea certainly does mean what it stands for: a Model for Ensuring an All-inclusive
Increase the average productivity of the world’s major crops by 20% without using
more land, water or inputs
Improve the fertility of nearly 25 million acres of farmland on the brink of degradation
Enhance the biodiversity on more than 12 million acres of farmland
Reach 20 million smallholders and enable them to increase productivity by 50%
Train 20 million farm workers on labor safety, especially in developing countries
Strive for fair labor conditions throughout our entire supply chain network
Winners will be required to provide a recap (video, presentation or written summary)
of their idea plan to Syngenta by August 1, 2015. These recaps will be shared during
The Good Growth Plan second anniversary in September 2015.
Winner is responsible for federal, state, local and provincial taxes.
*Winner must execute an agreement to use funds as described in submission.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY
TO WIN. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC and Canada (excluding
Quebec) who are 18+. Void where prohibited. Contest ends 7/14/14 at 11:59:59 EDT.
Subject to the Official Rules.
Sponsor: Syngenta, Greensboro, NC.
Syngenta Good Growth Plan Grant Contest
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE
NOT ELIGIBLE AND NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA (EXCLUDING
QUEBEC) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. Eligibility The
Syngenta Good Growth Plan Grant Contest ("Contest") is open to legal residents of
the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding
Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Syngenta Crop Protection,
LLC and its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries (collectively, "Sponsor"), and the
advertising, fulfillment, legal, judging, administrative, and promotion agencies
involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this
Contest (collectively, "Contest Parties"), and the immediate family members (spouse,
parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or "step" of each) and those living
in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not
who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month
period preceding the start date of the Contest) are not eligible to enter or win
2. Contest Period Contest
entry period begins May 26, 2014 and ends on July 14, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM EDT (the
3. To Enter Go online
to www.goodgrowthplangrant.com (the "Web Site") during the Contest Period and follow
the on-screen directions to complete the entry form and provide a description of
an idea that you would like to carry out in 10,000 characters or less ("Entry").
You will also be required to provide a name for your idea, identify the "commitment"
your idea addresses and explain why a grant is necessary to bring your idea to life.
You will also have the option to upload a detailed plan and other supporting images/documents
(16 MB limit). Suggested contents for your idea include:
Idea should have no significant potential for negative impact in any of the areas
mentioned in The Good Growth Plan commitments. Entrants whose ideas do have significant
potential for negative impact and whose ideas can reasonably be expected to harm
a group, an individual, or the environment will not be considered, as determined
by the Sponsor in their sole discretion
Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual,
license and right to publish, edit, adapt and use the materials submitted in connection
with the Entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without
payment or consideration to the entrant. Once submitted, an Entry cannot be deleted,
canceled, altered or modified in any way by the Entrant. Automated methods of entry
are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Proof
of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By
participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the
Information submitted in connection with this Contest is governed by Sponsor's
4. Entry Requirements/Restrictions
By submitting an Entry you warrant and represent that any materials submitted with
your Entry: (a) are your original work, (b) have not been previously published by
you or any third party, and (c) do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks,
rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any
person or entity. All Entries will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance
with these Official Rules before judging occurs. Entries containing inappropriate
content, or deemed to be in violation of these Official Rules or to be otherwise
infringing, harmful, inappropriate, defamatory, or generally not in keeping with
the image of Sponsor, as determined by the Judges or the Sponsor, in their sole
discretion, may be disqualified. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such decisions
of Sponsor are final and binding.
5. Winner Selection
There will be two rounds of judging. In the First Round of judging, all eligible
Entries will be evaluated by a qualified panel of judges based on the following
The 25 highest scoring entries will be deemed Finalist entries, assuming at least
25 eligible entries are received. Finalists will be announced on or about August
1, 2014. The Finalist entries will then be judged again by a panel of [external]
judges with knowledge of The Good Growth Plan commitments. It will be based on the
same criteria stated above to determine the Grand Prize and Runner Up Prize winners.
Winners will be announced on September 19, 2014.
6. Prizes One (1) Grand
Prize: a grant of $20,000 USD, awarded in the form of a check, to be used to implement
the winner’s idea. Three (3) Runner Up Prizes: each a grant of $10,000 USD, awarded
in the form of a check, to be used to implement each winner’s idea.
7. Prize Terms/Conditions
Prizes are non-transferable. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on their
prize, and may be issued an IRS Form 1099 reporting the value of the prize to the
IRS. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. All
federal, state, local and provincial laws and regulations apply.
Winners will be required to sign a grant agreement. Each recipient will also be
assigned an implementation advisor from sponsor. The sponsor will work with the
recipient to work out the details of the idea, an implementation timeline and help
ensure deadlines are met.
Winners will be required to provide a recap (video, presentation or written summary)
of their idea to Syngenta by August 1, 2015.
8. Winner notification and prize
claim Potential winners are subject to verification. Potential winners
will be contacted via a traceable method of mail sent to the address provided on
or about September 1, 2014. Potential winners will be required to verify their eligibility
by completing, signing, and returning a Declaration of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity
Release and Grant Agreement within seven (7) days of attempted mail notification.
Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address and/or
telephone number of entrants. In the event of non-compliance with these Official
Rules, or if a prize notification or prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable,
or is not returned within the specified time, the prize will be forfeited and may
be awarded to an alternate winner.
9. General Conditions
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without
limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention,
fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves
the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the Contest.
If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable,
such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
10. Limitations of liability and
release No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Contest
Parties resulting from user's participation in, attempt to participate in, or download
of any information in connection with participating in, the Contest. No responsibility
or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Contest Parties for technical problems
or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection
with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Contest:
hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network,
electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems;
errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers;
garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions
to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions;
inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion
on the Internet or Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the
operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering,
hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest. Sponsor
is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize
or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web
Site. Use of Web Site is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and the Contest Parties are
not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of
any kind that may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment
resulting from participation in the Contest, use of the Web Site or the download
of any information from the Web Site, or any other loss related to user's participation
in the Contest or receipt of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree
(and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Contest Parties from
any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation
in the Contest and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any
prize, including any travel related thereto; (b) under no circumstances will entrant
be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim,
punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual
out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with
this Contest, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort
to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall
be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and
court costs. PLEASE NOTE: If you are entering as an authorized representative of
a business or company, it is your sole responsibility to review and understand your
employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate. Sponsor disclaims
any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee
and his/her employer related to participation in this Contest and/or acceptance
of a prize.
11. Publicity Except
where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winner grants permission for Sponsor
and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city, state,
province), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes,
in any and all media (including posting on Web Site) now known or hereinafter invented
without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without
12. Governing Law & Jurisdiction
This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States (for US residents) and
by the laws of Canada (for Canadian residents). By entering, you agree that all
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability
of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations
of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed
in accordance with, the laws of State of North Carolina, USA, (for US residents)
and the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada (for Canadian residents) without
giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, you consent
to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, provincial and local courts
located in Greensboro, North Carolina (for US residents) and Toronto, Ontario (for
Canadian residents) for the resolution of all disputes, and agree that any and all
disputes shall be resolved exclusively in those courts.
13. Sponsor Syngenta
Crop Protection, LLC, PO Box 18300, Greensboro, NC 27419.