Wanted: Fun, Fearless Latinas Do you know someone who witnessed a health crisis up close, did something about it herself, and then ended up changing things for everybody along the way? How about someone who started her own business, opened the door for a whole new product line and a million imitators? Maybe it’s someone somebody who changed your life?
Or did you risk everything to change things for yourself? If so, get ready for your close up! Cosmo for Latinas is looking for dynamic and inspiring women who are Latina icons in the making—basically the next Sonia Sotomayor or Jenni Rivera—to honor at our first-ever Fun, Fearless Latinas awards.
Nominees must be Latina women, 21 or older, who are positively impacting the lives of others, who are approaching every challenge as an opportunity, and who are bold and ballsy in their approach. The winners will receive a free trip to NYC to be honored at a special Cosmo for Latinas celebrity event this spring. Deadline for nominations is March 14. Email nominations to us at email@example.com.
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HOW TO ENTER: FUN FEARLESS LATINA CONTEST
Beginning February 28, 2014 at 12:01 AM (ET) through March 9, 2014 at 11:59 PM (ET), go to http://www.cosmopolitan.com/forums-freebies/contests/, and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen instructions. All entries must include a 500 word essay on how you or the person you nominated made a difference in the community (e.g. through charity, mentoring, education or entrepreneurship) and a photo of themselves or the person they are nominating that reflects a Fun Fearless Latina female.
Winner Selection: All entries will be judged by Cosmopolitan for Latinas editors based on the following criteria: 45% expression 10% photo and 45% accomplishment. In the event of a tie, the person among the tied entrants with the highest score in accomplishment will be the winner. (the “Winner”). In the event the Sponsor does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) winner’s prize includes a photo shoot at Cosmopolitan for Latina’s New York offices, attendance at a star-studded awards event and the chance for winners’ photo to appear on editor’s page as will be determined by editor in her sole discretion. Winner must be able to attend the star-studded award event scheduled for June 2, 2014 and return a signed affidavit to the Sponsor within three (3) business of days of notification by the Sponsor, otherwise, the prize will be forfeited and alternative winner will be selected. In the event the event is cancelled or postponed, the winner will still be awarded the trip to New York to appear in the photo shoot. Arrangements must be made at least 30 days prior to departure. Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered and failure of Winner to follow such a schedule shall not obligate Sponsor in any way to provide the Winner with alternate arrangements. Winner will be solely responsible for all meals, incidental expenses, tips and gratuities, income and other taxes, ground transportation, and all other costs and expenses not otherwise specified herein. All travelers must possess valid travel documents. The travel companion of Winner must execute a Publicity/Liability Release prior to departure.