Number of Entries: There is no limit to the number of entries submitted per person.
Finalist Selection and Notification: Nominations will be reviewed by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative) staff. The decisions of the staff on all matters relating to the Bright Spots are final. The Initiative will not consider any nomination that does not adhere to these guidelines or proposes a plan that would result in a violation of Federal law, regulation, or the policies of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), or the Initiative. Selected Bright Spots will be notified via email and/or phone call.
Copyright/Original Work: Each Nominator represents and warrants that he or she is the sole author and owner of the submitted materials (including the nomination) that represents the Bright Spot; that the nomination is wholly original to the Nominator (or is an improved version of an existing work that the Nominator has sufficient rights to use and to authorize others (including ED) to use); and that the Nominator does not infringe any copyright or any other rights of any third party. Each Nominator also warrants that the submission is free of malware.
Intellectual Property Rights: By providing a Bright Spot and nomination to ED, each Nominator grants to ED an irrevocable, paid-up, royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide license to use, copy, distribute to the public, create derivative works from, link to, and display publicly (on the Internet or otherwise) the submitted Bright Spot (including the associated nomination materials). All Nominators will retain all other intellectual property rights over themselves and the associated nomination materials. Each accepted Nominator acknowledges that the nomination will be provided to the public free of charge by ED or its designee starting on the date of the announcement of accepted Bright Spots. Each selected Nominator also agrees to allow ED to use his or her name (and/or organization’s name) and other submitted information (i.e., address) in any news report, media release, or documentation issued by ED (or its designee) related to the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.
Limitation of Liability: By submitting an entry as a Bright Spot, all Nominators agree to, and thereby do, release, discharge, and hold harmless the Government (which includes ED and other Federal partners) and its employees, agents, contractors, and representatives (except in the case of willful misconduct) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in the Bright Spot or any Bright Spots-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder, including claims for injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from their participation in the Bright Spots nomination, whether the injury, death, damage or loss arises through negligence, or otherwise. Nominators will not be required to waive claims against the Government that arise from the unauthorized use or disclosure by the agency of the intellectual property, trade secrets, or confidential information of the Nominator. The Nominator shall be liable for, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the Government against, all actions or claims for loss of or damage to property (including any damage that may result from a virus or malware to the Government’s computer systems or those of the end-users of the software and/or nominations), resulting from the fault, negligence, or wrongful act or omission of the Nominator.
Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of this notice in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contracting the INITIATIVE office at 202-401-1411. if you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), and need other assistance please call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339, which can connect you with the initiative.