what you'll do
Eagles, otters and bears are just the beginning. You and a friend will join the award-winning National Geographic photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier on an epic trip that will be truly wild—exploring the Alaskan wilderness! You’ll glide along the coast of Katmai National Park from your private vessel. Soak in the majestic views of playful sea otters and soaring bald eagles. Journey ashore to bear witness (from a safe and respectful distance) to grizzlies in one of the best bear-viewing spots in the world. And because of course you’ll want to document it all, Paul will even give you a photography lesson and send you home with one of his personal cameras! Flights and accommodations included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Founded by Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen in 2014, SeaLegacy is now one of the world’s leading ocean conservation organizations. Their mission is to create healthy and abundant oceans—for us and the planet—and lead some of the most experienced and acclaimed storytellers to reveal what lies below the surface of the thin blue line. Your donation will help this incredible organization lead a movement to create healthy and abundant oceans, by producing game-changing content that inspires a rising tide of global citizens to take action that has immediate and lasting impact.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
April 8, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
June 30, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
On or around July 15, 2020
Approximate Retail Value:
August 6-12, 2020
Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
SeaLegacy ("Designated Grantee")
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 Designated Grantee as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants. At the end of each fundraising campaign, so long as the Designated Grantee continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants, CAFA will make a grant to theDesignated Grantee of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
SeaLegacy ("Prize Provider")
Grand Prize Details: Winner and guest will join Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier on an 80 foot boat in Alaska to watch and photograph grizzly bears and other wildlife. Winner will receive a camera from Paul Nicklen and get a personal photography lesson during the trip. Omaze will provide a $200 stipend to cover gear such as zip waders and a bug hat for winner and guest. Flights and hotel included.
Should the winner not wish to take delivery of the Grand Prize, the Winner may elect to take a cash alternative which is 100% of the ARV. Please note that no additional funds will be provided, if the cash alternative is elected.
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Age to Enter: You must be at least 16 years old to win.
Ineligible Countries: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand.
Eligibility Notes: Winners under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian as their Guest. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless Winner is the legal guardian of Guest and Guest is at least 5 years of age or older at the time of travel. In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If Winner is the legal guardian of Guest, Winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child or legal ward.
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. 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, Designated Grantee , or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.
Individuals may not receive more than one grand prize within the same 18 month period. Individuals may not receive more than one minor prize within the same sweepstakes.
How to Enter:
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Winner Confirmation Process:
Within 10 business days of campaign close, we’ll use an automated random drawing process to draw a potential winner(s) for that campaign. A confirmation process, which may include a background check, will then take place to ensure the potential winner meets the legal standards required. Winner and, if applicable, their guest(s) agree to cooperate fully with Omaze in Omaze conducting any background check(s), which includes providing information requested by Omaze including, but not limited to, full legal names and addresses. If the Prize includes meeting a celebrity, meeting a public figure, or attending a special event and any background check indicates, in Omaze’s sole discretion, that the potential winner or the potential winner’s guest(s) pose a danger to or may harm the reputation of any person or entity involved in the sweepstakes, Omaze may disqualify said winner and move on to the next randomly drawn potential winner. Pending a positive outcome of the confirmation process, an Omaze representative will notify the potential winner via email and/or phone. The potential winner must respond within the time period designated in the notification, or Omaze may move on to another randomly drawn potential winner. Before confirming a potential winner as the winner, Omaze may require the potential winner to confirm their eligibility. Once that’s done, the potential winner and guest(s) must execute and return all required documents within the time frame specified by Omaze. If you do not execute and return all required documents within the time frame specified by Omaze, you will forfeit the Prize and Omaze will move on to another randomly drawn potential winner.
Travel companions are also required to sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of tickets. Additionally, travel companions/guests of the winner may be subject to a background check, which may impact their ability to participate in the Prize.
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This Experience is part of a fundraising campaign for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), which is a globally recognized United States 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID # 43-1634280). CAF America retains exclusive control over all donations raised in this Experience.
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