Official Rules - Listener Challenge: Significant Objects

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase or pledge necessary. Entries must be made through the Significant Object Story Contest online form (available at before the deadline: 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone 18 years of age or older can enter the Significant Object Story Contest except employees of New York Public Radio and its related organizations, their immediate family or persons living in the same household. Void where prohibited by law.

PRIZES: Marlboro Thermos; Doll; Wooden Thing – winners will receive the prize that corresponds to their submission.

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: One winner per object will be selected from all entries submitted before the contest deadline. Only one entry per object is permitted per person: in the case of multiple entries, only the first will be considered. The winners will be selected by Rob Walker and the staff of Studio 360 based on the entries’ creative use of language and narrative, originality, and overall quality; there is no minimum word count, but entries may be no longer than 1,000 words. (Entries longer than 1,000 words will not be considered.) The winning entries may be featured on air and online at and related social media sites.  Submission of an entry constitutes warranty of originality and non-infringement, as well as permission for New York Public Radio (NYPR) to publish such entry on air and online, including social media. The winners will be notified by telephone or email. Prizes will be shipped by mail. The chances of winning are dependent upon the number and quality of entries. The winners’ names will be kept on file at NYPR and will be available upon written request to WNYC Listener Services, 160 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.

GENERAL: By participating in the Significant Object Story Contest, participants agree to these Official Rules, and agree that New York Public Radio, its agents, employees, and affiliates will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from their use of the prize or their participation in the contest. Prize is nontransferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. There can be no substitutions for a prize. NYPR may use winner’s name and entry for publicity purposes without further compensation.

RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply. By participating in the Significant Object Story Contest, a participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, and by all decisions of the contest judges. Only one entry per object is permitted: in the case of multiple entries, only the first will be considered.