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Phoenix International Publications Sweepstakes



SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 PM Central Standard Time on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 and runs to 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes are sponsored by Phoenix International Publications through the imprint Sequoia Kids Media. Sweepstakes are open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older. Employees of Phoenix International Publications, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Sequoia Kids Media, and of their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and of the advertising agencies, promotion agencies, and any other third parties involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”) are not eligible to enter to win, or win, nor are such employees’ family members. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, family members include spouse, in-laws, siblings, children, parents, grandparents, and grandchildren. In addition, individuals who share a common household with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party or who are in any kind of domestic relationship or partnership with an employee of a Sweepstakes Party (e.g., boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancé, roommates) are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Sponsor will be the sole judge of what constitutes a domestic relationship or partnership if there is a dispute. Void where prohibited.

ENTRY: Entrants must have a valid Instagram account, which is available for free at To enter for a chance to win, look for the Sweepstakes post on Sponsor’s @SequoiaKidsMedia Instagram page (the “Post”). After locating the sponsor’s page, “Follow” the @SequoiaKidsMedia Instagram page. Once you find the Post, “Like” the Post,  and leave a comment tagging a friend on the Post (the “Comment”). Entrants must get permission from friends before tagging. Limit one entry per person. Entries in excess of the limits set forth herein will be disqualified if discovered by Sponsor. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or authorized account holder of a social media profile will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Incomplete entries and/or entries that do not conform to the above specifications will be disqualified. If there is a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the Instagram account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misaddressed or misdirected due to technical or computer failures, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable internet connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or networks transmissions, inability to access the website or online service, or any other technical error or malfunction. Follow the instructions below to enter.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. Entrants agree not to upload, post, or transmit any materials that contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. The decisions made by Sponsor concerning all matters with respect to this Sweepstakes will be final.

SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION OF WINNER. On or about Wednesday, March 6, 2024, one winner will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. The potential winner will be announced via an Instagram post on the Pages, and Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential winner via direct message on Instagram. Following the direct message, the potential winner may be asked to send an email to with the potential winner’s mailing address and contact information. The potential winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release as well as any required tax documents prior to receiving the prize. Winner may be required to provide proof of legal name, address, zip code, telephone number and social security number to receive a prize (for example, in the form of a government-issued driver’s license or identification card). Potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries (time permitting) if potential winner: (a) cannot be contacted/does not respond within seven days of Sponsor’s first notification attempt; (b) does not fulfill the eligibility requirements; (c) does not adhere to these Official Rules; (d) does not return any required identification or documents by the deadline established by Sponsor; and/or (e) if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, refused, or declined.

PRIZE. There are 4 items in one grand prize. The grand prize is a copy of Life Cycles, Plant a Seed, In the Water, and Weather Watch. Properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS & CONDITIONS. Prize is non-transferable and subject to terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes Parties. There will be no substitute or cash redemption awarded to the Sweepstakes winner, except that Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. All income and other taxes and any other expenses associated with the prize are the responsibility of the winner. The prize will be sent to the winner via UPS Ground Mail delivery no later than two to four weeks after the winner’s contact information has been received by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for loss, delay, or damage in delivery.

PUBLICITY RELEASE. By entering, the winner is consenting to the use of his or her name, likeness, and/or biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration. If the winner chooses to submit a photo to the Sponsor, the winner does so understanding that the photo may be used at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, including for advertising and marketing purposes in all media.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY/WARRANTIES.  Sponsor explicitly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Sweepstakes Parties shall not be liable or responsible for those guarantees or warranties made or offered by advertisers, partners, manufacturers or suppliers, including those related to the prize. Under no circumstances will the Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Parties be held responsible or liable for use of the information and/or products supplied and/or made available through the Sweepstakes or for errors or anomalies resulting in the unintended or erroneous participation, award of any prize or other benefits under the jurisdiction of these Official Rules. The Sponsor offers no assurances, warranties, or guarantees that the Sweepstakes in any media, including but not limited to on air, text/mobile phones and websites will be uninterrupted or error-free and do not promise the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through this Sweepstakes. 

By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases, indemnifies and holds harmless the Sweepstakes Parties, Instagram, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, shareholders, successors, affiliates and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Sweepstakes and any element or activity thereof, the entrant’s participation in, entry in, or inability to enter the Sweepstakes, or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use, possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize or prize related activity, or any violation of entrants’ privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) because of unavailability, business or creative considerations, or because of reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sponsor or any of its agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes promotional materials.

MISCELLANEOUS. If for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause that corrupts or threatens the administration, security, or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor terminates the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will select the winner by random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date, provided it is able to do so, and will post notice of the termination on the Pages.

Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) in an annoying, threatening, or harassing manner; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source.

IN CASE OF DISPUTE. As a condition of entering, participants agree: (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (b) all causes of action arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court in Cook County, Illinois, to which participant submits to personal jurisdiction; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations may not apply to you. This Sweepstakes will be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.

Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any marketing or entry materials used in connection with the Sweepstakes, the terms of these Official Rules will govern.

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNER NAME. A copy of these Official Rules is available at the Sponsor’s offices located at 8501 West Higgins Road, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60631, Phoenix International Publications, Requests must be received by no later than 60 days after the close of the Sweepstakes Period.

SPONSOR. Phoenix International Publications, Inc., 8501 West Higgins Road, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60631.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.