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OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING.

THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND ALL U.S. TERRITORIES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE INELIGIBLE.

  1. Sponsor: The “Sponsor” of this promotion is Mouser Electronics, Inc.

  2. Eligibility: Mouser 500 Engineering Challenge Promotion (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, all U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of participation. Except as otherwise stated above, Mouser Electronics, employees, advertising, promotion, or production agencies and Web masters/suppliers (and their respective tax (IRS) dependents, immediate family members [spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses] and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. The Promotion is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sponsor reserves the right, at any time, to verify eligibility requirements in any manner it deems appropriate. By participating, participants agree to these Official Rules, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited by law. A purchase will not improve a participant’s chances of winning.

  3. Promotion Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on May 21, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on September 5, 2013 (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion. For the purposes of this Promotion, a “Day” is a twenty-four (24) hour period EST of a calendar day.

  4. Participation: To participate in the Promotion, during the Promotion Period, register for the Promotion through the Mouser 500 Engineering Challenge Promotion entry form application (“Application”) at www.mouser.com/500challenge (“Website”). The Application must be completed in full, including, but not limited to, participant’s name, address, e-mail address, phone number and an answer to one (1) of the two (2) challenges – that includes, but is not limited to solving a specific IndyCar racing engineering challenge. Only one entry per challenge, per person.

    Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an Application. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the participant, the Application will be deemed submitted by the “authorized account holder” of the e-mail address used to enter the Promotion at the time of entry. An “authorized account holder” is the natural person to whom the applicable e-mail address has been assigned by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the address submitted. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with winning Application. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Application will be deemed ineligible.

    By submitting your ideas to this Promotion, you relinquish and assign to Sponsor all intellectual property rights to the ideas and concepts submitted which becomes the property of, and are owned by, Sponsor, even if you are not chosen as a winner of this Promotion.

    The Promotion will be divided into two (2) Sponsor challenges:

    1. Pit Stop Camera/Fuel Readout
    2. Load Cell Test and Recalibration Rig

    Participants will be asked to come up with an innovative solution to each challenge and describe it in paragraph form. The description of the solution must be submitted as part of the Promotion Application. Participants may upload additional supporting original material to help define their solution. Additional material, other than the paragraph explanation of the solution, will not increase the chances for an Application to win. If an Application contains any material or elements that are not owned by the participant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the participant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Application, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use of the Application by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of permission in a form acceptable to the Sponsor from any participant at any time; if a participant fails to provide the necessary releases and permissions, Sponsor will deem participant’s Application ineligible.

    Participants must submit the Application to a specific challenge within the challenge time frame set forth below. Only completed Applications will be considered and incomplete Applications will be disqualified. An incomplete Application is defined as an Application that does not include a full description of the solution, or is missing any of the fields in the Application form.

    Challenge Timeframe:

    1. Challenge #1 May 21, 2013 through July 10, 2013
    2. Challenge #2 July 11, 2013 through September 5, 2013

    All Applications for a challenge must be received by Sponsor prior to the end of the applicable challenge’s time frame.

  5. Evaluation Committee: The finalist and winners for this Promotion will be selected by an evaluation committee (the “Evaluation Committee”) of four (4) members assigned by the Sponsor. The Evaluation Committee will evaluate all Applications and determine the winners in its sole discretion. The decision of the Evaluation Committee is final and binding in all respects. The Evaluation Committee will judge the Applications by the following criteria: originality; manufacturing feasibility, and, overall perceived cost of the solution development. Patented, or otherwise developed solutions, will be disqualified.

  6. Winner Selection: There will be a total of ten (10) finalists (five (5) per challenge, each a “Finalist”) and two (2) First Prize winners (one (1) First Prize winner per challenge, each a “First Prize Winner”). Five (5) Finalists will be chosen for Challenge #1, and one of those five (5) Finalists will be designated the First Prize Winner of Challenge #1. In addition, Five (5) Finalists will be chosen for Challenge #2, and one of those five (5) Finalists will be designated the First Prize Winner of Challenge #2.

    Selections for the five (5) Finalists and the one (1) First Prize Winner of Challenge #1 will be made and announced on July 24, 2013.

    Selections for the five (5) Finalists and the one (1) First Prize Winner of Challenge #2 will be made and announced on September 19, 2013.

  7. Prize Details: Finalists: Each Finalist will receive one (1) Mouser Swag prize pack (retail value $50 each).
    First Prize Winners: Each First Prize Winner will receive one (1) iPad Mini (retail value $349, each) and one (1) official Mouser racing photo (retail value $10, each).

    Total retail value of all the prizes for this Promotion is $1,218.00

    The winners will be notified by e-mail, phone or certified mail (at the information provided in the Application), for the Finalists and First Prize Winners, within ten (10) business days after the end of each challenge timeframe period. Prizes will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if the winner does not respond to the notification within seven (7) calendar days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to another participant. If a First Prize Winner does not accept of forfeits the prize, the Evaluation Committee will choose another winner.

    Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse. The prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), except that a prize will be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted. Each prize winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. It is the winner’s responsibility to understand and abide by any federal, state or local laws that apply to receipt of a prize. Winners may be required to complete certain Internal Revenue Service tax information reporting forms before or upon receipt of prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner's name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes in any and all media worldwide without notification and without further compensation in perpetuity, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, each winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of notification of the award and such tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize. If a winner does not execute such documentation upon request, his or her prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. The prizes are guaranteed to be awarded as long as there are completed Applications to the Promotion.

  8. General: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected Applications and accepts no responsibility and is not liable for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from a participant’s participation in the Promotion or acceptance, use or inability to use any prize. By entering the Promotion, each participant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor's parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

  9. Limitations of Liability: Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for lost, illegible, late, misdirected, incomplete, or non-delivered Applications; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, the telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, garbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software or telephone malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Neither Sponsor, nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion; and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of the Website. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual/account it finds to be tampering with the participation or task process or operation of Promotion or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to threaten, abuse or harass any other person or to otherwise disrupt the Promotion in any manner. Neither Sponsor, nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading or copying materials from or use of Website. If, for any reason, the Promotion, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes which, in sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof, and determine other winners from participants eligible prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited.

  10. Governing Law: By participating, each participant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws governing the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By participating, participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Fort Worth, Texas.

  11. Winners List: For the name of the winners go to http://www.mouser.com/500challengewinners after September 19, 2013.

  12. Sponsor Address: 1000 N. Main Street Mansfield, Texas 76063

  13. ™ & © 2013, Mouser Electronics. All Rights Reserved.