Find Your Fire
The results are in. Congratulations to the winners and finalists in the 2016 Bernzomatic Find Your Fire Community Grants program.
Ignite Your Passion
Igniting Creativity in Winslow Middle School STEM Program
In an effort to bolster STEM education in the Winslow Township Middle School, the school has initiated a STEM and Environmental STEM course for 7th...
High school students in our STEAM course will design and build a go-kart using repurposed parts, found materials, and small engines donated by Kohler. While...
The Bed Blitz
The Bed Blitz is a community driven project where we built +40 beds for children of McLean County with the help of the community. ...
Broadening Young Minds Through Creative Recycling Project
The Find Your Fire Grant from Bernzomatic will enable Chicago Youth Centers’ (CYC) to offer a STEAM based “Glass Blasters Club" as part of our...
Flame On! An Iron Range Makerspace Project
The IRM Project: Iron Range Makerspace LLC (IRM) is highly passionate about bringing out the fire inside our community members both young and wise. We are...
Investing in the MakerVault
RCBI, a leader in job creation, economic development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, has spearheaded a number of maker and STEM projects created to spur entrepreneurship in...
The Dallas Space Shuttle
A passenger bus, in relatively good condition, was recently donated to the Dallas Makerspace, a membership-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit, shared community workshop, and laboratory. We are...
Girlstart Summer Camp 2017
Girlstart Summer Camps are weeklong (40 hour) STEM programs for girls entering the 4th through 8th grades. These programs achieve consistent positive outcomes by combining...
Hound's Little Free Libraries
Hound is a start-up in Austin, Texas. We are a makerspace for small, independent manufacturers. We provide small business tools to accelerate brands, and promote...
Forging Women at Lansing Makers Network
We recently announced our first “Forging Women” event at the makerspace, an Intro to Blacksmithing class that sold out before we could even start marketing...
How It Works
Find Your Fire Ambassador
A self-taught TV rehabber and designer, Nicole Curtis is a master of salvage picking and a spirited advocate for saving old houses and rebuilding communities. Resourceful, creative and always in motion, Nicole has a passion for repurposing and creating amazing designs. She is the author of the new book Better Than New.
"I'm inspired by makers and all they do, and know that this is a group of people who create things that can really make a difference in the world around them. Saving old houses and rebuilding neighborhoods is my way of doing it, and I can't wait to hear about yours. Join me and Bernzomatic in this second year of the Find Your Fire Community Grants program and share your talents for the greater good."
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
This Program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Nicole Curtis or HGTV, or their affiliates. You are providing your information to Bernzomatic and its Administrator. The information you provide will only be used as provided below in the Privacy section of these Official Rules. PROGRAM TIMING: The Find Your Fire Community Grants Program (the “Program”) begins on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 12:01:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on Sunday, January 29th, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST (the “Program Period”). Entry in this Program does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or Program. This Program will consist of the awarding of one (1) Grand Prize,(1) one First Prize, one (1) Second Prize and seven (7) Finalist Prizes on or about the dates set forth below in these Official Rules. By participating in the Program, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Bernzomatic and its parent company, Worthington Cylinder Corporation, with address at 200 W Old Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085 (the “Sponsor”) and Zeno Group (the “Administrator”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: This Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who (1) are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and (2) have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Program Period. Entry is accepted via Website submissions only and Internet access is required. Employees of Worthington Cylinders Corporation and its affiliated companies are not eligible to enter or participate. Employees, officers and directors of the Administrator, Program prize suppliers and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives and their advertising and Program agencies, and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of Worthington Cylinders Corporation and will not be acknowledged or returned.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are two ways to enter:
(1) Visit the Bernzomatic Website: As a part of your entry, if you have not already done so, you must complete the entry form on the Bernzomatic website starting September 29th, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) through Monday, October 31st, at 11:59 p.m. EST (Submission Period). You can enter this Program through the Sponsor’s application on the Community Grant Program page on their website (bernzomatic.com/grants). No personal homes are eligible for submission.
(2) Alternative Means of Entry Mail In: Eligible entries may also be made by sending your name, complete address, telephone number, age, project description and photos with postage paid to: Worthington Industries, Attn: Bernzomatic Find Your Fire Community Grants, 200 W Old Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, OH 43085. Entrants submitting on behalf of an organization must include contact information for the nominated organization. Mail-in entries must be hand-printed in ink and postmarked by 10/31/16 and received by 11/7/16. Entry into a Program is based on date of receipt. No photocopies, facsimiles or mechanical productions or reproductions will be accepted. Only fully completed entries that include all information requested by the online submission form will be valid. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen entries or postage due mail. Photocopies, mechanically reproduced, forged or altered mailed entries and facsimiles are void, as well as incomplete or illegible entries.
Limit: One (1) entry per person during the Submission Period.
Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Entries made by any individual or any entity other than entrant, including but not limited to commercial Program subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Program. Use of automated entry systems and tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Program is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, or postage due are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Entry Notes: Entrant will be able to review his or her entry prior to submission, but once any photo, essay or caption is submitted, Entrant cannot access/revise such entry in any way. Entries made on another’s behalf by any individuals or other entities, including but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. By entering, all participants and/or entrants release the Sponsor, Judge, Administrator, and their parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities including, all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, successors and assigns from and against all claims and damages arising out of or in connection with each Entrant's participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or his/her receipt or use of the prize awarded in this Contest.
Sponsor is not responsible for problems downloading or uploading any contest-related information to or from the web site or for any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any electronic mail entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the internet or the web site, or any other technical problems related to web site entries including telecommunication miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled or misdirected communications which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Contest.
Votes generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to subvert or affect the integrity of the voting process may, at Sponsor's discretion, be void. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to members of the public, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. PRIZES/NOTIFICATION DATES: Only the prizes listed below will be awarded in this Program.
Total approximate retail value of all prizes not to exceed $62,000.
The program Grand Prize winner will receive: A $15,000 financial grant A donation of Bernzomatic products, not to exceed $1,500 in retail value A visit by Nicole Curtis and several Bernzomatic volunteers to support their project
The program First Prize winner will receive: A $7,500 financial grant A donation of Bernzomatic products, not to exceed $1,500 in retail value
The program Second Prize winner will receive: A $5,000 financial grant A donation of Bernzomatic products, not to exceed $1,500 in retail value
The seven (7) remaining Finalists will receive a Finalist Prize: A $1,500 financial grant A donation of Bernzomatic products, not to exceed $500 in retail value
No substitution of Prize is permitted. If the Prize or the Prize notification is returned as undeliverable or in the event of any non-compliance with the Official Rules or failure to respond within the applicable time period, it will result in forfeiture of the Prize and will be awarded to the next entry with the highest Judges’ score as determined by the Judges.
All expenses and costs associated with prize acceptance and use not expressly stated in the package description provided herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Prize will be awarded only if the prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Sponsor or Sponsor's representative reserves the right to remove or to deny portions of the prize package to winner and/or guest who engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person with no further compensation.
SELCTION OF TEN (10) FINALISTS:
Participants must submit entries to the Bernzomatic Website by October 31st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST A panel of representatives from Bernzomatic and Zeno Group as well as program spokesperson will select ten (10) finalists between November 1st, 2016 and November 21st, 2016. All ten (10) finalists will be notified by November 28th, 2016. Ten finalists will be chosen by Bernzomatic using an evenly weighted judging rubric with ultimate winners determined based on total amount of fan votes cast during voting phase. Finalist selection:
Was the project and its objectives communicated in the submission clearly? (25%)
Will this project have a significant impact on the user’s community? (25%)
How useful will a Bernzomatic torch be in producing the end result? (25%)
How impactful will $15,000 be in helping to bring this project to life? (25%)
VOTING PERIOD: Between December 1st, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. EST and December 31st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST (“Voting Period”), all visitors to Bernzomatic.com will be able to vote for one project. The Voting Period is limited to one (1) Vote per valid email address per day. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “Day” is defined as between 12:00:01 AM EST and 11:59:59 PM EST the same day. In the event an insufficient number of qualified entries are received, the Voting Period may not consist of ten (10) Finalist Entries and not all prizes may be awarded.
Individuals who participate in the Voting Period must be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. At the time of your Vote, you will be required to submit a valid email address. An email address may only be used to submit one (1) Vote regardless of the number of persons who share the same email address. Limit one (1) Vote per person/email address per Finalist per Day during the Voting Period. One (1) person may only submit one (1) Vote per Finalist per Day and may not submit multiple Votes for the same Finalist using different email addresses. Voting must be completed by the actual person casting the Vote. An individual may not Vote on behalf of another person. Subsequent Votes for the same Finalist Entry during one (1) Day by a single Voter or email address will be disqualified. Payment or other consideration in exchange for Votes is prohibited. The Voting process is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect/inaccurate Voting information. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate, or suspend the Voting or void any Vote should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, action of Voter, or other cause corrupt or impair the administration, security or fairness of the voting or Contest. If the voting process is terminated early by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to count the eligible Votes among all non-suspect, eligible Votes received up to the time of cancellation to determine the number of Votes per Finalist during the Voting Period. The decision of the Sponsor with respect to the tallying of the Votes, and the invalidation or disqualification of any suspected Votes, shall be final and binding. In the event of a tie, the Finalist entries involved in the tie will be re-judged by an additional judge who will serve as a tiebreaker. The Finalists will be ranked based upon votes received during the Voting Period.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Program. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WINNER SELECTION DATES AND NOTIFICATION:
The project that receives the most votes will receive the Grand Prize. The projects that receive the second and third most votes will be awarded the First and Second prizes respectively. The seven (7) remaining finalists will receive the Finalist prize. The Grand Prize winner, First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner and remaining Finalist Winners will be named on a day between Monday, January 23rd, 2017 and Sunday, January 29th, 2017.
Conduct of the Program and the judging of the entries are under the supervision of the Administrator. Potential prize winners will be notified in person, by phone, or by email, mail or UPS service, according to the contact information provided at the time of entry. Upon the request of Sponsor, each potential winner will be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prize winner does not respond within (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable such prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner may be selected at Sponsor’s discretion.
GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS:
Prizes are non-transferable. Prize may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if the advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable.
BY ENTERING THE PROGRAM, EACH ENTRANT AGREES for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (A) to release and hold harmless employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Program prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, and their advertising and Program agencies (collectively the “Program Entities”), Zeno, and their affiliates and any and all other companies associated with the Program and their respective affiliates, parents, owners, franchisees, officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Program and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (B) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Program itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Program at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Acceptance of any prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for the Program Entities to use prize winner’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Program Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.
DISQUALIFICATION/FORCE MAJEURE: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Program, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Program, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Program if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Program is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Program as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Program as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g. SARS), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control, then Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Program. If the Program is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may (if possible) select the winners in the majority vote from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in the majority vote from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases the Released Parties from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Program; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Program or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Program; and (vi) use of any prize.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state of Ohio, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Program, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Program shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio.
PRIVACY: Use of personal information provided is described in the Sponsor’s privacy statement located at Bernzomatic.com. Personal information provided by entrants in the Program may be collected and used by third parties engaged by Sponsor in connection with the administration of the Program and the fulfillment and verification of prize awards. For example, personal information collected from entrants during the Program is subject to the Bernzomatic’s privacy notice available at www.bernzomatic.com/privacy-policy. Personal contact information such as email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses will not be sold or provided for use of solicitation.
WINNER LIST: To obtain a copy of a legally required winners’ list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Worthington Industries, Attn: Bernzomatic Find Your Fire Community Grants, 200 W Old Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, OH 43085. All such requests must be received by 12/31/17.
The use of any prize manufacturer, name or trademark in connection with any of the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize, and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship. This Program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, program spokesperson, HGTV, and its respective affiliates are not a Sponsor of this Program and have no obligation to award any prize or for the conduct of the Program.
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