USA Pears Display Challenge Official Rules

 Participation
The 2017 Pear Up with USA Pears Display Contest (“Contest”) is open to PARTICIPATING grocery retailers located in the United States or Canada.

The 2017 competition is NOT A NATIONAL CONTEST.  The rules and prizes are created with each retailer organization and Pear Bureau Northwest regional managers. For more information, call 503-652-9720.  Even without the national competition, you are still eligible to receive the $20 Amazon gift card for submitting your entry.

Eligibility
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.  Void where prohibited by law or company policy.

How to Enter
A complete entry will consist of a completed entry form and a good, clear photo that shows the entire display. Entries that do not meet all of the entry requirements will be disqualified.

Entries may be submitted online at www.trade.usapears.org/display-contest.  Entries by mail are also permitted.  Download and complete the entry form to submit by mail at www.trade.usapears.org/displaycontest  and mail to PBNW, attn: Display Contest, 4382 SE International Way, Ste A, Milwaukie, OR  97222.  Only one entry may be submitted per store location.  Incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Deadline
Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm Pacific on Tuesday, April 1, 2017.  Winners will be notified no later than May 30, 2017.  Winners will be posted on www.trade.usapears.org/display-contest

 Entry Requirements
Entrants should create and maintain a display of Anjou, Red Anjou, and Bosc USA Pears for at least one week (7 days) during the contest period of February 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017. Displays with additional varieties of USA Pears, such as Bartlett, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckel, and/or Red Pears, are encouraged.

A Pear Up for Nutrition Months POS Pack is available by request.  The pack contains several 7” x 11” header cards with recipe tearpads featuring Anjou, Bosc, and Red Anjou pears, a pear nutrition card,  plus a “Check the Neck for Ripeness” educational 7” x 11” header card. Limit one pack per store.  Use of all of the materials in the Pear Up with USA Pears POS Pack is required. Call 503-652-9720 or visit www.usapears.org/display-contest to order your free POS pack.

Entry Judging
All eligible entries will be reviewed by Pear Bureau Northwest and/or its agents.  All decisions are final, binding, and non-disputable.  Entries will be judged on a 100 point scale based upon the following criteria:

  • Appearance (50 points) – Are required USA Pears required POS displayed? Does the display use an appropriate amount of Green Anjou, Red Anjou, and Bosc USA Pears? Is it neat, orderly, and well stocked?  Are the pears shown in good condition?  Is the display located in an eye-catching spot and of appropriate size?
  • Creativity (25 points) – Is the display creative and unique?
  • Educational Impact (25 points) – Is there an educational element that will help shoppers learn more about USA Pears? Does the display offer shoppers information about pear ripening/how to tell when a pear is ripe, pear usage in recipes, nutrition, flavor profiles, where they’re grown, or seasonality?

 

Prizes
Awards will be created by each retailer organization. There is no national competition this year. All entrants who submit a complete and eligible entry will receive a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card, while supply lasts.

Any and all taxes on total prize values are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Cash prizes will be awarded by Pear Bureau Northwest subject to entrant’s company policy.  The entrant is solely responsible for confirming pertinent policies and laws.  If a winning entrant’s company prohibits the distribution of cash or other prizes, then the prize may be awarded to the company rather than the individual.

 

General Conditions and Restrictions
By submitting an entry, each entrant grants permission for Pear Bureau Northwest non-exclusive rights to use the information included in the entry and any resulting prize information for advertising and promotional purposes.

Pear Bureau Northwest and its respective partners are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, inaccurate, misdirected, or undelivered entry materials; or errors or problems of any kind in connection with this Contest.

 

Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pears

4382 SE International Way, Suite A

Milwaukie, OR  97222 USA

www.usapears.org