what you'll do
John Oliver will be the first to tell you: the real stars of Last Week Tonight are the incredibly specific, wildly ridiculous graphics that go over his shoulder week after week. And you know what that means? You’re about to become the star of the show! You and a friend will head to the Last Week Tonight set in NYC for a taping, where you’ll laugh at whoever or whatever John’s decided to eviscerate that week from VIP seats. You’ll meet John and snag a selfie with him in the writers’ room. And now, this… John’s fantastic team of designers will do their magic and insert you into a graphic for an upcoming episode. Welcome, welcome, welcome to your big moment! Flights and hotel included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
New York, New York
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
International Refugee Assistance Project ("Charity")
All donations made in connection with a fundraising campaign are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (“CAFA”), an IRS-recognized, U.S. public charity whose mission is to make giving internationally and domestically safe, easy and effective for U.S. donors. CAFA prequalifies each Charity as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants. At the end of each fundraising campaign, so long as the Charity continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants, CAFA will make a grant to the Charity of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
Omaze and Partially Important Productions, LLC ("Prize Provider")
Details: (A) Winner will (i) be featured as an over the shoulder graphic on a future episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; and (ii) receive a signed and framed photo of their graphic, along with swag bag and signed script. (B)Winner and Winner’s Guest will both meet John Oliver and take photos together in the Last Week Tonight writer's room. Flights and hotel to NYC included.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
May 7, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
July 9, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around July 23, 2019
Approximate Retail Value:
"Last Week Tonight" is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc. This sweepstake is not sponsored by Home Box Office, Inc.
You must be at least 18 years old to win. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18). In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return any required documentation, including but not limited to, a publicity and liability release and a non-disclosure agreement prior to departure.
If Winner and/or Guest reside outside the country where experience will take place, Winner and/or Guest must have current, valid passports, and be able to travel to the experience location(s). If they are unable to travel to the experience location(s), they will forfeit the prize. Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand. In certain countries, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation. Entry is subject to all local laws. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Home Box Office, Inc., Charity, or Prize Provider, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, promotion and administration agencies and any entity which is involved in any aspect of the creation, production, operation, execution or fulfillment of this promotion, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible .Individuals may not receive more than one major/grand prize and one minor prize within the same 18 month period.
Release: Partially Important Productions LLC and Home Box Office, Inc. and each of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, and subsidiaries are hereby released from any liability arising out of the implementation and execution of the promotion, including, but not limited to, the Official Rules, promotional materials, management, and administration of the promotion and any claim arising out of the use or misuse of any prizes,
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com to utilize any of our methods of entry. Receive bonus entries for donations. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details.
Conditional Winners will be chosen through a random selection process by Omaze or its representative. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets held. A verification process will take place during which conditional Winners will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and their ability to participate on given dates. Omaze may also perform background checks, at its discretion, before an official Winner is announced.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited.
At Omaze, we believe fundraising should be about impact, not percentages. Our model allows us, in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation America (we call them CAFA), to really make a difference and disrupt the way society traditionally thinks about charitable giving.
Here’s how it works: Omaze and CAFA work together to offer incredible prizes and experiences that anyone can potentially win. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, your donation to CAFA is then used to make a charitable grant to a great cause, which we love. Omaze pays for everything that’s needed to run the sweepstakes, which means the only ones taking a chance are the entrants (you!)—not the charity. The nonprofit can spend less time worrying about raising funds, and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
*This means that for the typical campaign, from every dollar you donate, 60 cents is passed directly through to CAFA, all of which is then used by CAFA to make a grant to the associated charity. If there are multiple charities, then grants of equal share are made to each charity. Of the remaining 40 cents, 25 cents is typically used to pay for things like advertising, payment processing and the costs of making the campaign a success—including providing the prize. Then the last 15 cents goes to Omaze and is used to cover the cost of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen.
The result? Causes get a guaranteed grant with no risk and no overhead or investment, our lucky winners get awesome prizes, and everyone else gets to help a great cause and spread joy!