An annual award sponsored by CICOA

Entries are due Friday, March 9, 2018 at http://www.cicoa.org/nominate.

We’re looking for inspiring caregiver stories!  The Caregiver of the Year Contest honors one personal caregiver in Central Indiana who models courage, sacrifice, strength and creativity while caring for another. This year, however, CICOA is making a change to the contest rules to better align the contest with its purpose.

Instead of asking the public to nominate a caregiver, we are asking caregivers to share stories from their own caregiving journey to give insight and inspiration to other caregivers. Anyone in Central Indiana who was an unpaid caregiver for a family member or friend in 2017 is eligible.

Possible topics include:

  • How or why you became a caregiver
  • How caregiving has impacted your relationships
  • Unexpected lessons you have learned from caregiving
  • What has been most meaningful to you as a caregiver
  • What helps you maintain a positive focus as a caregiver

Stories must be true and, in the case of a family member or friend submitting the story on behalf of a caregiver, must have the caregiver’s knowledge and consent. Stories may be submitted online at http://www.cicoa.org/nominate.

Caregiver stories are due Friday, March 9, 2018. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, be recognized at CICOA’s annual Signature Breakfast on Wednesday, April 18, and be featured in the May-June edition of KIT magazine.

Official Rules:

This contest is governed by these official rules. By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by CICOA and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Eligibility:

The Caregiver of the Year Contest is open to legal residents of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties in Central Indiana who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who served as a non-paid caregiver for a family member or friend in 2017. CICOA has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

If you are submitting a story on behalf of someone else, you must fill out all required fields on the entry form and have the individual’s permission to enter them in the contest.

If a previously published story is submitted, the author must be able to grant full rights to the story as described under Intellectual Property Rights below.

Judges and Winners Selection:

Submissions will be judged on overall impact by a panel selected by CICOA at its sole discretion.

Publicity:

Except where prohibited, participation in the competition constitutes the winners’ consent to the contest’s sponsors and its agents’ use of the winners’ names, likenesses, photographs, voices, opinions, and/or hometown information for promotional purposes without further payment or consideration.

Intellectual Property Rights:

Contestants will retain all rights to any stories they submit, including ownership if applicable. Contestants shall grant CICOA royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable rights in perpetuity to use submitted stories to advance the mission of the CICOA including, but not limited to, publication on the cicoa.org and caregivingjourney.org websites, social media platforms, and in communications and/or other publications.

Nomination Period:

Nominations for the Caregiver of the Year award are accepted through midnight on Friday, March 9 EST through the caregiver nomination form on CICOA’s website.  All entries must be received on or before the time stated during the nomination period.

Prize:

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, be featured in the May-June edition of KIT magazine, and be recognized at CICOA’s annual Signature Breakfast on Wednesday, April 18, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Primo Banquet & Conference Center, 2615 E. National Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these official rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.

INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS CICOA AGING & IN-HOME SOLUTIONS,  KIT MAGAZINE, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. CICOA AND ITS PARTNERS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.

Questions:

Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Dana Robinson, Director of Marketing & Communications, at drobinson@cicoa.org.