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We’ll Pay You and Your Partner $1,500 to Navigate with a Paper Map for 1 Week

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The Paper Map Challenge

How did families on road trips find their route before the internet? How did pirates find buried treasure without a GPS? How would you find your way around your city without your smartphone?

The answer: a good ol’ fashioned paper map.

We live in a time where cars have computers that can instantly calculate the fastest route to your destination and everyone has a device in their pocket that can be triangulated by satellites at any moment, but it wasn’t very long ago that this wasn’t the case.

Over the past few decades, high-speed internet connections and GPS technology have slowly replaced the need for navigating with bulky atlases and road maps. These days, you can use your phone to just as easily find the perfect route across the country or to the new pizza place downtown, which means that many young people have never had to use a paper map to navigate from Point A to Point B.

If a paper map was your only option, could you find your destination? It’s time to find out.

GetWindstream is selecting one lucky young couple to pay $1,500 to complete our Paper Map Challenge. The couple will have seven days to work as a team to find three different locations in their city with the help of only a paper map. Sound easy? Don’t be so sure.

Tools for Your Journey

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Paper map of your city

This is the most important tool in your arsenal.

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Instant camera

You’ll need this to capture your arrival at each destination.

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Compass

Knowing which direction you’re going will be helpful.

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Journal and pens

Take notes about your quest, such as directions you get or interesting things that happen.

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$1,500

This will be your prize for completing the challenge!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know if my application was received?

Please check your email for your submission confirmation. Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it!

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How do I submit/attach additional info?

We do not accept additional attachments outside of the submission form. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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How will I know if I am chosen for the challenge?

You will receive an email from the GetWindstream team by October 31 notifying you that you’ve been selected.

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Help! The submission form isn’t working.

Fill in all of the required fields.

Ensure that you entered a valid US ZIP code.

Only US residents aged 18 and older can enter.

Make sure you didn’t exceed the 2,000 character limit in the section about you and your partner.

Write at least 100 characters (approximately 12 words) on how you two normally get around the city with each other.

Emojis are acceptable, but please omit emojis from your answer if you continue to face technical issues.

Please enter numbers only into the phone number field. e.g. 8010001919 instead of 801-000-1919.

Try refreshing your screen if the application form doesn’t load. If you are on a mobile device, consider switching to a laptop or computer.

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Where is the form and how do I apply?

To apply, please fill out the submission form here.

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When is the deadline to apply?

October 31, 2021 at 12pm MT

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When will you announce the winner?

We will announce the winner on Monday, November 8, 2021.

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Are you a member of the media and have questions?

Please email Zeke@getwindstream.com with any questions you may have.

Terms and Conditions

The rules of the Challenge and the prize for the winner are as follows:

  1. The promoter of the Paper Map Challenge (“Challenge”) is Clear Link Technologies, LLC d/b/a GetWindstream (“Promoter”), whose principal office is located at 5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116.
  2. Employees of the Promoter or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the Challenge or helping to set up the Challenge shall not be permitted to enter.
  3. Challenge is open to residents of the 50 United States, D.C., and United States territories, 18 years or older as of September 20, 2021, or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the state’s laws where you reside to apply for the Challenge.
  4. CHALLENGE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  5. There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by applicants will not improve one’s chances of being selected for the Challenge.
  6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this Challenge, applicants waive all right to and hold the Promoter harmless from any claim, liability, loss, injury, damage (including punitive, incidental, and consequential damages), or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with participation in this Challenge or the acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. The Promoter will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect applications; an applicant’s failure to receive prize notices due to applicant’s spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for applicants’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this Challenge; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the applications in this Challenge; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the Challenge, or announcement of the Recipient of the Challenge (“Recipient”).
  7. The route to enter the Challenge and details on how to apply are available at GetWindstream.com. Individuals may apply by filling out the application form on GetWindstream.com’s website.
  8. Promoter will start accepting applications on September 20th, 2021 at 12:01 AM MST. Closing date for entry will be October 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM MST. After this date, no further applications to the Challenge will be permitted. Limit one entry per couple.
  9. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
  10. Promoter shall select one (1) Recipient from the entire pool of eligible applicants. Recipient will be selected based on the quality of the application as judged by Promoter’s employees.
  11. The Recipient will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If the Recipient cannot be contacted, is not eligible, or does not claim the opportunity to participate in the Challenge within 7 days of notification, Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the offer from the Recipient and pick a replacement Recipient.
  12. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT: The Recipient acknowledges that participation in the Challenge will be as an independent contractor. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by acceptance of the Challenge. The Recipient has no authority to bind Promoter to contracts, make any agreement or representations without Promoter’s written consent. The Recipient shall not be eligible to participate in any vacation, group medical or life insurance, disability, profit sharing, or retirement benefits, or any other fringe benefits or benefit plans offered by Promoter to its employees. Promoter is not responsible for withholding or paying any income, payroll, Social Security, or other federal, state, or local taxes, making any insurance contributions, including unemployment or disability, or obtaining worker’s compensation insurance on Recipient’s behalf. Recipient acknowledges that stipend is subject to all applicable taxes. The Recipient is solely responsible for all such taxes or contributions, including penalties and interest.
  13. Prior to the start of the Challenge, Promoter shall deliver to Recipient a welcome package consisting of a paper map, instant camera, compass, a journal, and pens, either mailed or hand-delivered to the Recipient.
  14. Challenge consists of the Recipient navigating to three destinations in seven days and documenting the experience. If the Recipient does not follow through with the tasks required of them, they will not receive their cash prize of $1500.00 USD. The Promoter will notify the Recipient on how to complete the Challenge requirements. The recipient must adhere to the Challenge conditions in order to be paid the full $1,500.00.
  15. This Challenge is being conducted by Promoter and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with the Windstream Communications or any of the properties listed above or their affiliates.
  16. Upon completion of the Challenge, the Recipient will receive a one-time payment of $1500.00 USD. Upon completion of Challenge, funds shall be distributed no earlier than 30 days following Recipient’s completion of the Challenge requirements.
  17. No cash alternative to the Challenge will be offered. Opportunity to participate in the Challenge is not transferable.
  18. By accepting the opportunity to participate in the Challenge, the Recipient agrees to the use of her/his/their name and image in any publicity material without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Any personal data relating to the Recipient or any other applicants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation. For more information see the Privacy Policy at GetWindstream.com.
  19. Where legally required, the Recipient’s name will be available upon request 28 days after the closing date. To request the Recipient’s name, please send the request in a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:

    GetWindstream
    5202 W Douglas Corrigan Way,
    Salt Lake City, UT 84116
  20. Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend this Challenge and these Terms and Conditions without notice.
  21. Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the Challenge will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  22. The Challenge and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Utah law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Utah.
  23. By submitting an application for this Challenge, applicants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  24. This Challenge is administered by GetWindstream.com.