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Castrol GTX Garage Kings Contest

Castrol GTX Garage Kings Contest
Do you think you know the
next Garage King?

Nominate your Mechanic for
a $25,000 Garage Makeover

And you could win
$5,000 Cash!



No purchase necessary to ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and where prohibited by law.

  1. ELIGIBILITY/ENTRIES: You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry, a licensed driver in your state of residence, and a legal resident of the United States (excluding residents of Puerto Rico). The following persons are not eligible to participate: employees of BP Lubricants USA, Inc., or any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, members of each of their immediate families (spouses, parents, grandparents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each. Contest begins on March 15, 2008, and ends on October 31, 2008. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules.
  2. This contest requires the submission of an essay to participate. To enter, go to and follow the directions to submit your essay. By entering this Contest, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor via telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail and to have their entry, if selected as a winner or honorable mention, displayed on the Castrol website for the purpose of public viewing without any additional compensation.

    Each entry submitted through the Castrol website must be submitted between the dates of March 03, 2008 and October 31, 2008 inclusive. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and they will not be acknowledged or returned.
  3. ESSAY FORMAT AND RULES: Essay must address the following topic. In 200 words or less nominate your trusted mechanic as the Castrol GTX Garage King and tell us why your mechanic deserves this title. Essay must be in English or Spanish, must be the original work of the entrant, must not violate any copyright or other rights, and must not have been previously published.
  4. JUDGING AND AWARDING OF PRIZES: One (1) Winning essay will be selected on the basis of the best statement of “Why I Trust My Mechanic”. The essay will be judged on originality and creativity, and relevance to the theme of confidence and trust. Points for each of these categories will be awarded as follows: story which illustrates why you trust your mechanic will count for 50% and originality and creativity will count for 50%. Essays will be judged by BP Lubricants USA, Promotions Etc. and other qualified writing professionals. Decisions of these judges are final. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about December 1, 2008. Winner will be notified by mail and will be required to fill out and return an Affidavit of Liability/Publicity release.
  5. PRIZES: GRAND (1) The winning mechanic will win a garage makeover for either their business or home location valued at $25,000. The makeover is intended to up-grade the appearance of the garage, allow the mechanic to add additional equipment, tools, furniture or electronics. The makeover cannot be used towards renovations or construction. A consultant will work with the prize winner to assist in their makeover. The person who nominated the mechanic will win a prize of $5,000. Honorable Mention (10) Mechanics and their Nominators will win a Castrol shirt ARV $20. ARV.of all prizes $30,400.
  6. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. Prize is not transferable, or assignable. No prize substitutions, except as provided herein. All taxes, including federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.. Winners will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form (winners are advised to seek independent counsel regarding prize winnings). The author of the winning essay and the mechanic that he/she nominated must both sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and provide Social Security number, except where prohibited. Releases must be returned within seven (7) days of notification, or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. By accepting prize, winners grant Sponsors, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, and advertising and promotional agencies (“Sponsors and their agents”) the right to use and publish winning essay, proper name, state of residence for promotional purposes on-line and in print, or in any other media worldwide in connection with the Contest, without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited. By accepting prize, winners agree to release Sponsors and their agents, and each of their respective officers, employees, and directors, from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind incurred with respect to the garage or home garage makeover, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize, or the participation in the Contest or in prize-related activities.
  7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for any computer, on-line, telephone or technical malfunctions, delays or human errors that occur in the processing, transmission or receipt of entries, or for inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, lost or delayed by computer transmissions. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of being conducted as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsors, Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be defrauding the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be violating these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner.
  8. WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winners, available after December 15, 2008 visit the Castrol website at www.

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