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Official Contest Rules:


Entry Period:  The entry period for this contest begins on Monday, April 21 and ends Friday, May 2, 2014.

Eligibility:  The contest is open to individuals eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of their entry.

How to Enter:  

a.  "LIKE" Midwest Women's Mountain Biking and on Facebook

b. Submit your 500-1000 word article along with one photo (no larger than 600 dpi) to with the subject "Clinic Contest Entry".

c.  Please include the following:     

  - Full Name
  - Full Address
  - Email Address
  - Contact Phone Number   

  - Skill level (Intro, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)  
  - Size Requirements     
     - Liv/giant Purple Tech Tee    

     - Liv/giant Passo Baggie Short

     - Liv/giant Signature Long Finger Gloves

     - Liv/giant Merino Quarter Socks


d. Entries should be based on one of the following topics:

  - Roll in the dirt - What inspires you to get dirty?

  - Spreading the dirt - How have you inspired others?     

  - Day in the dirt - Your fondest memory on the trail.


e. All article submissions will be reviewed and scored by event directors and volunteers.  The top four finalists, one from each skill level (Intro, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) will have their article posted on the Midwest Women's Mountain Biking Facebook page beginning on Monday, May 5, 2014.  Get your friends and family to "LIKE" and comment on your article.  The top two entries to receive the most votes will be our winners!


f. The winners will be required to submit a final article following the Midwest Women's Mountain Bike Clinic no later than Friday, June 16, 2014.  This entry should be no less than 600 words and should focus on your experience at the event.


Winner Selection and Notification:  Entries will be reviewed and selected based on the following judging criteria:

  - Creativity and originality (50%)   

  - Spirit of the event (25%)   

  - Number of "LIKES" and votes for your article (25%)


Judging will be conducted by event organizers and volunteers.  One finalist will be chosen from each skill level (Intro, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).  The top four entrants selected for the online poll will be notified via email no later than Monday, May 5, 2014.  Two final winners will be chosen from the online poll.  Final winners will be notified via email no later than Monday, May 12.  Any contest winner notification returned as undeliverable for any reason will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate at the discretion of event organizers.  If an alternate determination is necessary for any reason, the entry with the next highest total score shall be declared the contest winner.


Prize Description. 

Top Four Finalists will each receive:    

  - Liv/giant Purple Tech Tee    

  - Liv/giant Passo Baggie Short

  - Liv/giant Signature Long Finger Gloves

  - Liv/giant Merino Quarter Socks


The two winning entrants will also receive:  One free entry to the 2014 Midwest Women's Mountain Bike Clinic including free event t-shirt, souvenir book and all other perks of event participants.  If winner has already purchase an entry to the 2014 event, that amount will be refunded to them.  One free mini photography session with Tread Head Photography including mini package of prints and prize package of goodies from event sponsors. 


No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash.


Consent and License:  By submitting an entry, you are implying that you have read the Official Rules and that you agree to them, that the writing is of your own creation, and that you grant9 Productions and Liv/giant USA to use entrant's full name, city and state of residence.  Contest winners' names, city and state will be posted on event website.


Disclaimer: -9 Productions reserves the right to not award any or all prizes if, in its sole discretion, determines that a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries has not been received.