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Drive for Excellence Rules

Drive for Excellence Rules

Official 2018 Drive for Excellence Contest Rules


Burlington Subaru and Hyundai, WCAX-TV Channel 3, Hall Communications Radio Group (WOKO, WKOL, WIZN, WBTZ and WJOY) and Milne Travel will award a brand-new car to a lucky high school junior or senior on May 19, 2018.

Here's how to enter: Register online at BurlingtonCars.com and either send or drop off your report card to Burlington Subaru Hyundai on Shelburne Road in Burlington during regular business hours. For each A, students will receive two (2) entries into the contest. For each B, students will receive one (1) entry into the contest.

Drive for Excellence RulesReport cards will be accepted and will be copied for file. Only official report cards will be accepted and must either have a date listed or be signed and dated by a school guidance counselor. "Official" report cards are considered to be documents that are directly issued from the school. Progress reports are not eligible. Any grades earned at the college level or from a technical center must appear on entrants' high school report card or transcript in order to be eligible.

PowerSchool, SchoolTool or other similar online-grading portals will be accepted as they contain accredited, school-issued grades. A printed or emailed copy of this type of report card is acceptable as long as it is accurately dated and issued from a school-operated portal. Progress reports from these portals are not eligible. Students may be asked to provide an additional copy of their report card to verify accuracy. Any questions regarding the officiality of a report card may be directed to d4e@burlingtoncars.com. All entries are subject to an accuracy audit provided by Angolano & Company.

All students qualify based on the same criteria: report cards must be issued with containing either letter (A-B-C-D-F), numerical or Proficiency-Based grades that have been applied individually to each subject that the student is enrolled in. Unless students enrolled in a home-study program can produce a document from the state or a school-governing body that places a standardized and verified letter (A-B-C-D-F), numerical or Proficiency-Based grade to each subject they are studying, they are not eligible to enter this contest since they are not graded using the same criteria as private and public schools.

Numerical grades will be translated to letter grades using the following scale: 80-89 will equate to a B (one entry) and 90-100 will equate to an A (two entries). For students attending schools using the Proficiency-Based Learning system, their grades will be translated to letter grades using the following scale: 3.0-3.4 or "Proficient" will equate to a B (one entry), 3.5-3.9 or "Partially Exemplary" will equate to an A (two entries), and 4.0 or higher, or "Exemplary" will also equate to an A (two entries). If your school has transitioned to the Proficiency-Based Learning system and is using an alternative grading scale than the one listed above, please ask your Guidance Counselor send a school-issued document containing this scale to d4e@burlingtoncars.com for verification.

The deadline to register is 11:59pm on Monday, April 30, 2018, and all report cards must be received by the close of business on Saturday, May 5, 2018 (6pm). At that point, 75 finalists will be selected at random, contacted and invited to the Grand Prize Giveaway, scheduled for 10am on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

All finalists must be present at the giveaway to win. NO EXCEPTIONS. You may not send a substitute in your place. The Grand Prize winner will have his or her choice between a preselected new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra. At the time of the drawing, the winner must be at least 16 years old and currently a junior or senior enrolled in, and attending a public or private high school in Vermont or northern New York.

The winner is responsible for all taxes, registration fees and associated costs. Winner must have a valid Vermont or New York state driver's license or learner's permit at the time of the giveaway. Winner must provide proof of insurance.

Finalists will also have an opportunity to win one (1) of three (3) $1,000 scholarships from NBT Bank. Scholarship prizes will be awarded prior to the grand prize giveaway. Students are eligible to win only one (1) $1,000 scholarship. Winners will be required to fill out a W-9 tax form to claim their prize. Winning tickets chosen for the scholarship prizes will then be put back into the drawing for the grand prize giveaway.

All parents and guardians of the 75 students attending the grand prize giveaway will be entered into a drawing for a family vacation courtesy of Milne Travel. During the student sign-in period on the day of the grand-prize drawing, a student's legal guardian(s) will have the opportunity to enter to win a four-night/three-day family vacation for four (two adults, two 18 and under) to the Bahamas. Each student is allowed a maximum of two (2) entries on their guardians' behalf, with each entry going to one of their legal guardians. If a student is accompanied by only one legal guardian then that legal guardian will receive both entries on the student's behalf.

Employees of Burlington Auto Group, 802Cars.com Auto Group, WCAX-TV Channel 3, Milne Travel, Angolano & Company, NBT Bank, Hall Communications and competing media outlets, as well as their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. The odds of winning are based on the number of students who enter the contest and the number of contest entries that each student receives. All other Hall Communications General Contest Rules apply. For a list of these rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Hall Communications, 70 Joy Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403.