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What Would You Do With 5 Hours?

Frequently asked questions

What kinds of ideas are eligible for the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest?
All ideas that meet the objectives outlined on the how it works page will be considered. Working with other students and making an impact on your school or the local community will be important.

Who is eligible to participate in the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?"Challenge?
Graduate or undergraduate students who are at least 18 years old and enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a fully accredited college, university, or institute in the U.S. (except where prohibited or restricted by law) are eligible to participate. Employees or affiliates of Living Essentials and its partners are ineligible to participate.

How do I enter the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest?
You can enter by registering using the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest Web site online idea submission form.

Submit your idea for the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest Web
site by April 28th, 2010.

You will also need to send us the following:

  • Proof of fulltime enrollment at their Academic Institution for each group member participating as part of your contest entry (unofficial transcript will suffice).
  • Completed release forms from all group members.

The proof of enrollment and completed release forms must be received by April 30th and mailed to:

Living Essentials
The 5-hour ENERGY® What Would You Do? Contest
38955 Hills Tech Drive
Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331

Please note that if you are entering as a group, be sure to appoint a group leader to handle registration as duplicate entries will be disqualified.

The Winner’s charitable organization will receive one thousand dollars ($1,000) in cash.  The Winners agree and understand that the prize money must go to the charitable organization they identified in connection with their Community Service Project in their Submission.

The Winner will also receive two hundred fifty two (252) bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® to be split among the group members as they undertake their Community Service Project or volunteer work.

See official contest rules for more detailed information.

Is there a registration fee?
No. The 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest is free of charge to all participants.

When does the 5-Hour Energy® "What Would You Do With 5 Hours?" Contest start and end?

All idea submissions must be received no later than April 28th, 2010.

The finalist will be posted to the website on May 3rd, 2010 at which time the ideas can be voted on by your peers to help decide the winner. The voting period will be between May 3rd and May 14th, 2010.

The winner will be announced the week of May 17th, 2010.

For more detailed information view the official contest rules.

Does each student/group required to have an affiliation with a non-profit organization?
Yes one organization should be identified for each idea/project.

Can more than one student/group be affiliated with the same non-profit organization?

Is there a limit to the number of group members?
No. A group can consist of just one person or as many students as you want. However, there is a limit of one entry per student, so a student cannot enter individually and as a group member. Multiple entries will result in disqualification of those entries from the contest. 

Who will be judging the submissions?
Up to  50 finalists will be selected by 5-Hour Energy® and its partners. The winners will then be determined by 5-Hour Energy®, its partners and fan votes submitted on the Finalists page, which will count for 25% of the final vote.

What are the judging criteria for the submissions?
As outlined in the how it works page, submissions will be judged based on: scale; idea concept; range and peer voting.

What happens to my submission?
All submissions will become the property of 5-Hour Energy®. Refer to the “Official Contest Rules” page for more details.

Will my submission remain private? What about my proprietary ideas?
Your submission and ideas will become the property of 5-hour ENERGY® Refer to the “Official Contest Rules” page for more information.

Still have questions?
Email us at whatwouldyoudo@fivehour.com

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