DC Techweek Social Media Contest

Complete Official Rules (“Rules”)


On October 3, 2017, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (“Booz Allen”) will host a social media contest to celebrate the inaugural Washington DC Techweek. Techweek is a week-long series of high-tech focused events aimed at bringing the technology community to other regions outside of Silicon Valley.

How to Enter

Beginning on October 3 at 6AM EST and ending at October 6 11PM EST (the "Submission End Date"), you can enter the contest by visiting the Booz Allen Innovation Center (901 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005) and posting a photo or video of yourself with the Booz Allen Betabox to social media using #boozallenbetabox, tagging @BoozAllen, and telling us how virtual reality (VR) can improve brain health. Qualifying social media platforms include Instagram and Twitter. Only one (1) entry may be submitted per person on either of the qualifying social media platforms. Photos, videos, and captions may be taken at any of the Washington Ideas Forum events during the contest run time and only entries that are public will be counted.


The contest is open only to individuals who are 18 years of age or older as of the Submission End Date.  You are not eligible to participate or receive any Prize in the contest if you are an employee of a local, state, or federal government organization, or a resident of a country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (see http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx for additional information).

How the Winner will be Determined

One (1) winner for each social media platform will be announced on October 9, 2017 at 5PM EST. Winners will be notified via social media. Booz Allen may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five (5) business days.

Contest entrants retain copyright of their photo/video. By submitting your photo/video you shall grant Booz Allen a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sublicensable right to use, display, promote, and create derivative works of the photo in all advertising, media, including social media, online and print. If you do not want to grant us these rights to your photo submission, please do not enter this contest.


The contest winners will receive a signed copy of The Mathematical Corporation book. All prizes are non-transferable and no cash or cash equivalents are available. All costs, taxes and reporting, fees, and expenses associated with the prizes or the acceptance and use of the prizes not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. Booz Allen reserves the right to substitute any prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value. If a winning participant is a U.S. citizen, the participant may need to sign and return an IRS W-9 form, or if a foreign resident, an IRS W-8BEN form in order to claim the prize.

Participant Warranties and Obligations

Participation is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. You are responsible for checking applicable laws and regulations in your jurisdiction before participating in the contest to make sure your participation is legal.

By participating in the contest, you represent that you have the right and authority to participate in the contest, and that your photo, video, or Twitter submission:

  • Does not violate or infringe upon the copyright, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
  • Does not and will not violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation;
  • Does not trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party; and
  • Was not previously published and has not won any other prize/award.

A breach of any of these warranties will result in the corresponding entry being invalid.

Liability Release

By registering for and participating in the contest, you agree to release, defend, and hold harmless Booz Allen, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, and agents, (“Released Parties”) from and against any claim, damages, or cause of action arising out of your participation in the contest, including, but not limit to: (a) your photo submission was in violation of the rules, (b) your receipt or use of the prize to be awarded in connection with the contest (c) your entry infringes any copyright, trademark, or any other intellectual property right; (d) claims relating to damage to persons or property relating in any way to your participation in the contest. The Released Parties shall not have any liability for any incorrect or inaccurate submissions; technical malfunctions, failures, interruptions, or defects of any computer online systems, computer equipment, service or server providers, or software, including any injury or damage or submissions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or otherwise. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.

You understand that this contest and the associated rules may be cancelled or modified at any time in Booz Allen’s sole discretion without posting updated rules or clarification; however, where such a modification would negatively affect contest participants broadly, Booz Allen will endeavor to provide a public notice of the change.


The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision was not contained herein. Booz Allen’s failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


You agree that these terms and the relationship between you and Booz Allen shall be governed by the laws of and the courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Section Headings

The headings of the sections are inserted for reference only and are not intended to be part of nor affect the meaning or interpretation of these rules.

Copy of Rules

These official rules are also available by emailing Skyler Sprayberry at [email protected]