AORE Outdoor Challenge





The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, 1100 N. Main Street, Suite 108, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 ("Sponsor"). The following are the official rules ("Official Rules") for participation in the AORE Outdoor Challenge ("Contest").

Promotion Description And Components

The AORE Outdoor Challenge is a competition between colleges to determine which school can get the most people outdoors and active. The Contest also has sweepstakes component in which prizes will be awarded (the Contest and sweepstakes are collectively referred to as the "Promotion"). Through an open registration process, colleges and universities, identified on the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education's website at were selected to participate (each a "School"). The National Outdoor Champion title will be awarded to the School, in each division, that gets the most people to (1) participate in unique outdoor activities during the 4-week Contest Period (defined below), and (2) verify those unique activities by uploading photos that includes the participant to In addition to the National Outdoor Champion, the individual who participates in and documents the most unique outdoor activities during the Contest Period will be named Outsider of the Year in each division.


To be eligible to participate in the Promotion (in each case a "Participant"), you must be (1) a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia); (2) at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry; and (3) affiliated in any way with one of the schools that are part of the Contest. Children (aged under 18) must have the consent of a parent/carer or their legal guardian aged over 18 in order to participate. Winners must prove their age before they receive their prize. The organizer may ask any winner aged under 18 to present proof of consent from parents/carers, stating that they consent to their child taking part in the competition and to the award of the prize by the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to select another winner if the original winner cannot present sufficient proof of consent. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education, Outdoor Industry Association or agencies associated with Outdoor Challenge administration are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Participant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

How To Participate In The Promotion

To enter, each Participant must visit the AORE Outdoor Challenge website at, download the AORE Outdoor Challenge App, create an account using an email address and password or Facebook credentials and select a School affiliation. One account per Participant. Once an account has been created, Participants are encouraged to participate in nature-based activities of 30 minutes or more and document every unique activity by uploading a brief description and photo that includes the participant to their AORE Outdoor Challenge account. Each valid (as determined by Sponsor's sole discretion) photo documenting Participant's participation is an entry ("Entry). The Participant and his/her selected School will earn up to 20 points for every valid Entry (activities are weighed at the Sponsor's sole discretion) and bonus points can be accumulated. There is a maximum of 5 Entries per Participant per day. Outdoor activities must occur and Entries must be uploaded to the AORE Outdoor Challenge website within the Contest Period.

The following activities are the only nature-based experiences that are eligible for the Challenge: adventure racing, backpacking, biking, bird-watching/wildlife-watching, camping, caving, climbing, equestrian, fishing/hunting, gardening (chores don't count!), hammocking, hiking, outdoor clinics/trainings/events, outdoor games (frisbee/horseshoes/etc., paddling, restoration and trail maintenance, running/jogging, skateboarding, slacklining, snow-sports, stargazing, walking - fun and fitness, water activities (outdoor), yoga (outdoor). Traditional team sports such as soccer, football, baseball, and basketball do not count as eligible activities for the Promotion. Bonus point opportunities include overnight activities, group activities, first-time logging an entry, social shares and outdoor classes and/or fieldtrips and weekly sponsor activations.

The School with the most points, in each division, at the end of the Contest will be crowned National Outdoor Champion and the individual Participant with the most points, in each division, will be named Outsider of the Year. A tie breaker will be implemented if needed (as determined by Sponsor's sole discretion).

Do not post on the AORE Outdoor Challenge website (located at, any pornographic, obscene, profane, defamatory, libelous, threatening, unlawful or other material which could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or regulation. Sponsor may monitor or review Entries and all parties involved in creating, producing or delivering this website, assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including but not limited to claims for defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, profanity, or misrepresentation. Sponsor shall be entitled to remove at any time and without notice any material that violates these Official Rules or is otherwise objectionable.

You warrant and represent that (1) any factual information you provide via the AORE Outdoor Challenge website or on or through a Post is truthful, correct and up to date, and (2) you have obtained all necessary rights, permission and consent from any and all individuals whose images are included in any Entry or Post for such images to be used by Sponsor in any manner, in Sponsor's sole discretion. By Participating in the Promotion, and/or submitting Entries and Posts, you acknowledge and agree that any communication or material you transmit to Sponsor, in any manner and for any reason, will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that in consideration of your participation in the Promotion, you hereby assign all rights (both legal and beneficial), title and interest in and to all images and materials you submit in connection with the Promotion, including Entries and Posts, to Sponsor. You agree that you will not have any right to any form of payment or royalty in the event that any such materials are used by Sponsor anywhere, anytime, and for any reason.

Each week during the Contest Period, AORE will hold a random drawing to reward and recognize participation in the Contest. Participants will be entered into a sweepstakes by meeting a specific outdoor participation goal as set forth in the weekly campaign (described below) and by sharing their online Contest Entries on Facebook and Twitter using #AORECampusChallenge #ACC (each, a "Post"). Only Participants participating in the Contest are eligible to participate in the sweepstakes. A maximum of 10 Posts will be allowed per Participant, per day. Each weekly sweepstake will start at 12:00 am ET on each Monday and end at 11:59 pm ET on each Sunday during the Contest Period.

Any attempt by a Participant to obtain more than one (1) account by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will disqualify Participant from the Promotion. In the case of a dispute, the person who is the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address indicated when registering (and who otherwise meets the eligibility criteria) will be deemed the Participant. As determined by Sponsor, any Entry that includes obscenities, objectionable material, or defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to verify any submitted information and reject any Entry that Sponsor deems to be inaccurate, fraudulent, or otherwise ineligible.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected or Entries incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by Participant's Internet service provider will apply. All Entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Participants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this Contest.


Sponsor will judge Entries. NOTE THAT ENTRIES WILL BE REVIEWED ON A ROLLING BASIS AS THEY ARE RECEIVED. Sponsor will review Entries and determine if they are valid and qualify for points during the Contest Period.

Requirements Of Contest And Prize Winners

Contest and Prize winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Any Prize winner whose Prize has an ARV of one hundred dollars ($100) or more will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her Prize if applicable.

Entry Conditions And Release

By entering, each Participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, the Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Participant's Entry, creation of an Entry or submission of an Entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of a Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of Entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to Participant's Entries in the Promotion and/or Participant's acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize.


Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Promotion constitutes Participant's consent to Sponsor and its agents' use of Participant's name, likeness, biographical information, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration or any right of approval over such uses.

General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, or if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Limitations Of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (d) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of Entries; or (e) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant's entry in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason a Participant's Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Participant's sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion.


Participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any Prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Promotion or the determination of any winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court located in Washington D.C.; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (d) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor and/or Administrator in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the District of Columbia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia.

Participants' Personal Information

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