Enter your crazy, funny, frustrating FBS aliquoting story by June 30, 2017 for a chance to win an Amazon Echo**

We will select 5 winners and share their stories on our One Shot FBS web page. Enter now and we may even transform your story into a cool video.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This contest is open only to life science professionals 18 years and older in the US (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Taiwan who submit the web form located at thermofisher.com/fbsaliquotingstory, including telling us about your crazy, funny, frustrating FBS aliquoting story. Healthcare Professionals (term defined in the complete terms and conditions) may not participate in this promotion. Federal or state government employees in the US may not participate in this promotion. Government Officials (term defined in the complete terms and conditions) located outside of North America may not participate in this promotion. Five eligible participants who submit a completed web form will be selected to receive an Amazon Echo™ digital media streamer (approx. retail value of $180 USD). There is a maximum of 3 entries per participant. Completed surveys must be received by Sponsor no later than June 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. US Pacific Time. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Contest if a minimum number of 10 qualified submissions are not able to proceed to the judging stage. A panel of 3 judges with backgrounds in marketing, product management and research and development will determine the winners based on the following criteria:

  • 25% Theme: The story effectively explores or relates to the theme of the contest.
  • 25% Drama: The story as a whole captures or effectively implies a compelling story.
  • 25% Impact: The story evokes an emotional response from the reader and they are able to sympathize/empathize with your situation.
  • 25% Originality: The idea, perspective, or presentation is unique and fresh.

Participants warrant that they are not prohibited by employment, contract, or law from accepting a prize from the Sponsor. Offer void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policies. Other restrictions may apply. In case of any inconsistency between these short rules and the complete Terms & Conditions, the complete Terms & Conditions will always prevail. A copy of the complete Terms and Conditions is available below.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, submit a completed web form located at thermofisher.com/fbsaliquotingstory, including telling us about your crazy, funny, frustrating FBS aliquoting story. Your submission must be in a text format, and must be in the English language.

ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open only to life science professionals 18 years and older in the US (excluding Puerto Rico), Canada (excluding Quebec), Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Taiwan who submit a completed web form. Five winners will be selected to receive an Amazon Echo™ digital media streamer.  There is a maximum of 3 entries per participant.

Healthcare Professionals located outside of Europe, the Middle East and Africa may not participate in this promotion. The term Healthcare Professionals outside of Europe, the Middle East and Africa includes clinical or non-clinical physicians (including MDs and MDs/Ph.D.s), and physician assistants, nurses, technicians, research coordinators, administrators and purchasing personnel and entities (including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing facilities, home health agencies, clinics and group purchasing organizations, managed care organizations, physician group practices, medical directors for health insurance organizations) and their employees and representatives who are involved in the actual provision of health care services.

Healthcare Professionals located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa may not participate in this promotion.  The term Healthcare Professionals in these regions means any individual (with a clinical or non-clinical role; whether a government official, or employee or representative of a government agency or other public or private sector organization; including but not limited to, physicians, nurses, technicians, laboratory scientists, researchers, research coordinators or procurement professionals) that in the course of their professional activities may directly or indirectly purchase, lease, recommend, administer, use, supply, procure or determine the purchase or lease of, or who may prescribe medical technologies or related services. The definition of Healthcare Professionals includes individuals involved in research activity, not just those directly involved in the provision of healthcare services.

Government Officials outside of North America may not participate in this promotion.  Government Official shall mean: (i) Any officer or employee of a government or any department, agency or instrument of a government; (ii) Any person acting in an official capacity for or on behalf of a government or any department, agency, or instrument of a government; (iii) Any officer or employee of a company or business, university or institution owned or funded in whole or part by a government; (iv) Any officer or employee of a public international organization such as the World Bank or United Nations, the European Union or the World Health Organization; (v) Any officer or employee of a political party or any person acting in an official capacity on behalf of a political party; and/or (vi) Any candidate for political office. Void where prohibited, licensed, or restricted by federal, state, provincial, or local laws, regulations, or agency/institutional policy.  Determination of eligibility is at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: The FBS Aliquoting Story Contest (the “Contest”) begins March 20, 2017.  Contest submissions must be received by Sponsor no later than June 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. US Pacific Time to be included in the Contest.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Winners will be selected by a panel of qualified judges comprised of three of the Sponsor’s employees with backgrounds in marketing, product management and research and development.  Criteria for judging the winning entries will be based on the following criteria:

25% Theme
The story effectively explores or relates to the theme of the contest.

25% Drama
The story as a whole captures or effectively implies a compelling story.

25% Impact
The story evokes an emotional response from the reader and they are able to sympathize/empathize with your situation.

25% Originality
The idea, perspective, or presentation is unique and fresh.

CONTEST CANCELLATION: There must be a minimum of 10 qualified participants for the Contest to proceed to judging. If a minimum of 10 entrants is not received by June 30, 2017, the Contest will be cancelled. Should the Contest be cancelled, all entrants will be notified via email. Judges’ decisions are final on all matters and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the voting process. The Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, the site internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate project information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed  computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to complete necessary steps to complete submission, including any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participating in the voting or downloading any materials. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, technically corrupted or misdirected submissions, which will be disqualified. The Sponsor shall use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security and accuracy of all submissions (provided, however, that you acknowledge and agree that such methodologies are not infallible, and that the Sponsor makes no guarantee as to their effectiveness). 

WINNERS: Five winners (each a “Winner”) will be selected on approximately July 7, 2017 from all eligible entries received. Each Winner will be notified by email, telephone, or mail within approximately 14 days after the selection date.  If a winner is unreachable or does not make direct contact with the Sponsor by the date specified in the notification, or fails to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and the submission that garnered the next highest number of votes will be selected as a winner.  The Winner must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability release within 14 days of the date of notification. If the Winner fails to do so, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  The Winner must warrant that she or he is not a Healthcare Professional, a federal or state employee (if located in the US), and, if located outside of North America, a Government Official, nor prohibited by employment, contract, applicable industry codes or law from entering the Contest or accepting a prize from the Sponsor and, if located in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, must provide evidence that his/her supervisor has approved the acceptance of the prize by the Winner.

PRIZE: Each Winner will receive an Amazon Echo™ digital media streamer (retail value approximately $180 USD). No cash or other substitutions are permitted, except by the Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. No refunds or credits are allowed.  The prize is not transferable.  All taxes on the prize and reporting thereof are the sole responsibility of the Winner. 

By entering the Contest, each participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICITY: Sponsor will publish the name of the Winners.  The Winner consents to the use by Sponsor of Winner’s name and image in Sponsor’s press releases, announcements, or other marketing literature.

INDEMNITY; DISCLAIMERS: To the full extent allowed by law, participants and each Winner release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its affiliates, directors, officers and employees from all liability for any damages, injury or losses to any person (including death and bodily injury) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in any promotion-related activity or participation in this promotion.  The Sponsor has not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY STATUTE OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, MULTIPLE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SUSTAINED BY ANY WINNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ARISING OUT OF THE SPONSOR'S PERFORMANCE OR FAILURE TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO THE AWARD OF THE PRIZE OR PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES, THE POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT, OR THE PERFORMANCE BY THE SPONSOR OF ANY SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE SPONSOR IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, DOWNTIME, OR FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR BUSINESS OR OTHER FINANCIAL LOSS.

MISCELLANEOUS: The promotion is sponsored by Life Technologies Corporation, an affiliate of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 5781 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad, California 92008, USA.  To obtain the name of the Winners, send a request with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Christopher Scanlon, Thermo Fisher Scientific, 3175 Staley Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.  If required pursuant to local law or internal rules, participant also represents and warrants that his/her employer or institution has approved the participation in the Contest.  Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, as well as their immediate family members and household members, are not eligible.  All entries and their content become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the State of California without reference to its choice-of-law doctrines.  By entering the Contest, you are agreeing to receive further information from the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy, which can be found here

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook. You may view the Sponsor’s privacy policy here.

Amazon Echo is a trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.  Amazon is not a sponsor or participant of this promotion.