This contest is open to all high school senior students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
One application allowed per person. If it is determined that a person has entered with more than one identity, all of that person’s entries will be disqualified.
No prize will be awarded to applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements. All information on the application must be accurate and complete.
Each applicants entry in the Contest constitutes each applicant’s consent to the Ponders use of his or her name, city and state of residence, bio submission, and photograph image for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes in any media, online or offline, without further permission, consent, payment or other consideration.
We will start taking entries at 12:01:00 a.m. Pacific Time, April 13th, 2020. Deadline to get your entry in will be 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time April 24th, 2020. Applications submitted after April 24th, 2020 are not eligible. We will list each applicants entry within 24 hours of a completed entry form. Incomplete submissions or submissions sent outside the Contest Entry Period will not be considered. Votes will be counted May 1st at 10:00pm. "Likes" will be counted as one vote. Any "likes" after 10pm on May 1st will not be counted. "Likes" will be counted on the Ponders Pawnbrokers original post on Facebook and Instagram. "Likes" will not be counted on the applicants shared post.
The Winner will be notified on or about May 4th, 2020 via email and phone call. The Winner will also be announced on the Ponders Pawnbrokers website (www.pondersloans.com) and on our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PondersPawnbrokersInc/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/pondersloansinc) websites.
Award Grand Prize: The applicant with the most "likes" will receive a cash award of $300 prize for their school. If the Winner is enrolled in an educational institution, the $300 award will be paid directly to the institution. Where the Winner is a minor, the award will be awarded to the Winner’s parent or guardian, as custodian for the Winner, or to his or her educational institution as above if the parent or guardian so prefers. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted.
Award Secondary Prize: The applicant with the second most "Likes" will receive a cash award of $150 prize for their school. If the Winner is enrolled in an educational institution, the $150 award will be paid directly to the institution. Where the Winner is a minor, the award will be awarded to the Winner’s parent or guardian, as custodian for the Winner, or to his or her educational institution as above if the parent or guardian so prefers. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted.
Payment of awards will be contingent upon receipt of verification that the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements. We may ask for acceptance letters to the college or trade school that the applicant is enrolled. We reserve the right to announce finalist(s) and may award additional prizes. All scholarships and any additional prizes are awarded without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or national origin. The winners are based solely off the applicants effort to share and gain likes on their post. In the event of a tie, we will split the award money equally between the two applicants.