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Time for Change Youth Challenge 2023 Terms & Conditions 

These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) apply to the Time for Change Youth Challenge (the “Challenge”) created from a partnership between First Book (the “Partner”) and Ashoka (collectively the “Challenge Partners”). 



“You” refers to any individual that makes an eligible submission through the Service with the intention of participating in the Challenge. Within these Terms, "You” may also be referred to as “Applicant” or “Participant”. 

“Challenge Jury” refers to the individuals selected, in the sole discretion of the Challenge Partners, to judge the Entries, which may include Challenge Partner employees or members of their larger networks or others who are not employed by or otherwise affiliated with the Challenge Partners.  

“Applicant Information” refers to Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data contained in an Applicant’s Entry or in a prospective Applicant’s proposed entry through the Service.  

“Entry” refers to any eligible submission made by an Applicant through the Service that contains relevant information, including Personal Data or Sensitive Personal Data, for the purposes of participating in the Challenge.  

“Personal Data” refers to any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person, including but not limited to the following categories of information: name, address, email address, age, social media handle, photographs, and contact information; organization (including the organization’s name, website, phone number, and address), fields of work, languages, and location; username and password; the results of any questionnaires that you respond to; and your personal interests. 

“Sensitive Personal Data” refers to Personal Data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics, health and disability information, immigration / refugee status and information regarding a person’s sex life or sexual orientation and how they gender identify.  

“Service” refers to Time for Change Youth Challenge, hosted by Wazoku, and affiliated websites or services that are used and operated for the purpose of executing or administering the Program. 



The information You submit through the Service will be held, used, and disclosed to others. When You submit Applicant Information to the Service, You are directing and consenting to it being submitted to each of First Book, Ashoka (the administrator of the Program as well as other programs), and Wazoku (the host of the Service), for each of their use pursuant to their own privacy policy. Applicant Information noted as “Private” will only be accessible by the Applicant, Ashoka, the host of the Service (Wazoku) and the Challenge Jury exclusively during the review phase to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) of winners.   

Please take note that in order to participate in the Challenge the following information will be disclosed to other Challenge Applicants and the general audience:  

  • Your username (which may be your full name if You elected to use it to create your username); 

  • Profile photo; 

  • City and state; 

  • Project title; 

  • Cover image for your project; 

  • Description of the project; 

  • Presentation video (if You choose to apply with a video) 

You may also be required to provide further private details on your project or organization, as well as Bank account information, in case You are one of the Challenge winners. None of this information will ever be disclosed by the Challenge Partners, with the exception of the third-party service provider that will execute the disbursement or if required to comply with the law. You are responsible for the accuracy of all the information You provide and the Challenge Partners are not liable for any errors made by You in this regard. 

For additional information about the collection, use and disclosure of Applicant Information, please see the policies, disclosures, and term of use of the organizations who receive, use and share Applicant Information:  

Ashoka’s Changemakers’ Privacy Policy at

First Book’s Privacy Policy,   

Wazoku Privacy Policy at and Terms of Use at

Each of the Challenge Partners may share your information with its third-party service providers exclusively for purposes related to the Challenge You applied to, or as otherwise provided in the Challenge Partners’ posted privacy policy. 

To the extent permitted by applicable law, under your consent, Ashoka may use your information to send You communications related to the Challenge (including future year’s programs or related alumni events), Ashoka initiatives similar to the Program and other related content. If You explicitly choose so, First Book, or its third-party service providers acting on its behalf, may also contact You, or your parent or guardian, after the Challenge, to notify You of future opportunities offered by First Book. Each Challenge Partner seeks to use reasonable measures to protect the Applicant Information within its own organization. Neither is responsible for the acts or omissions of the other, nor of Wazoku or of any other third party. 

Applicant Information will be held and processed by the Program Partners during the duration of the Program and may be retained by the Program Partners for a period of up to 7 years or as required under applicable laws. Applicants, and parents or guardians of Applicants, can request access to, modification of, or deletion of any of their Applicant Information, to the extent permissible under applicable data protection laws, by contacting Ashoka via email at [email protected] and [email protected].  



The Program is open to individuals of all ages who attend any grade between kindergarten and 12th grade at a Title I, Tribal, or Military Base school. This requirement supersedes any contradictory age requirement set forth in the Ashoka Terms of Service or Wazoku Terms of Service.   

No Applicant shall submit an Entry until their parent or legal guardian has consented to the submission of their Entry and reviewed these Terms, Ashoka’s Changemakers’ Privacy Policy at and Wazoku’s Privacy Policy at By submitting an Entry, You affirmatively state that your parent or guardian has provided such consent and that You have provided an accurate email address for the Program Partners to contact your parent or guardian to inform them of your Entry and provide additional information about the Program and the Terms and Conditions which You have agreed to as part of your Entry into the Program. If you are under 13 years old, you will specifically be required to provide verifiable parental consent by filling out a consent form provided by the Challenge Partners. 



Participants must be students attending any grade between Kindergarten and 12th grade at a Title I, Tribal, or Military Base school. Applicants should also be based in the United States or in one of its territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to be considered eligible. Entries must be submitted in English and an Applicant is not allowed to submit more than one application. Parent or guardian consent is mandatory to participate in the Challenge. 

Children, grandchildren, and siblings of employees of Ashoka, First Book and Audemars Piguet (the funding partner) or any of their respective affiliates are NOT eligible to apply to the Time for Change Youth Challenge. 

By submitting an Entry, the Applicant agrees to be bound by these Terms and by the decisions of the Challenge Partners, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Challenge. Prizes are awarded in the sole discretion of the Challenge Partners and without warranty of any kind from the Challenge Partners or any of their affiliated companies, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to applicable law or regulation.  

To the extent permitted by law, each Applicant agrees to hold the Challenge Partners, their subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless from any injury, damage, expense, or loss caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Challenge or use or acceptance of any prize awarded, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of a Challenge Partner. The Challenge Partners are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing or posting of any materials related to the Challenge, in the administration of the Challenge or in any announcement relating to the Challenge.  

An Applicant may be prohibited from participating in the Challenge if, in the Challenge Partners’ sole discretion, they reasonably believe that the Applicant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge, including by cheating, deception or other unfair practices or annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other Applicants, Challenge Partners, or their employees, agents or associated parties.  



The value of each winner’s prize will then depend on its various merits and needs and will be determined at the sole discretion of the Challenge Jury. Each of the winners of the Challenge will receive an investment, which may be up to [$1,100], as a prize as described below. 

The Time for Change Youth Challenge will award prizes in the following categories: Kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th through 7th grade, 8th through 12th grade. The prizes are listed below, and one prize from each prize tier is guaranteed to be awarded within each of these grade categories. 

  • $1,000 grants - 15 students from each of the grade categories will be awarded $1,000 grants to spark their changemaking journey.  

  • $100 grants – 40 students from each of the grade categories will receive a $100 gift card to support their ideas for change. 

  • $50 grants - 150 students from each of the grade categories will receive a $50 gift card to work on their projects. 

  • Early Entry Prize: 10 students who apply by the Early Entry Deadline of Tuesday, October 17th will win a $100 gift card. Students who apply by the Early Entry deadline are still eligible for the grants awarded after the Final Deadline of Thursday, January 18th. One prize from each prize tier is guaranteed to be awarded within each of these grade categories. The remaining prizes will be awarded to Early Entry Prize eligible Applicants, regardless of grade. 

The Challenge Partners expressly reserve the right to make any changes to the Awards details described above in their sole and absolute discretion. 

The receipt of the prizes may be subject to different taxes, such as income tax, social security, and indirect taxes, depending on the winner’s country of tax residence and the country where the Challenge is implemented. It is the winner’s responsibility to comply with all applicable laws, including tax laws. In this respect, the prizes granted as gross amount, and any applicable tax will be due and payable by the winner, except if the applicable law explicitly provides for the liability of the donor. 

The winner(s) agree(s) upon receipt of the prize to use the funds exclusively to support the furtherance of the winning Entry and the purpose of the initiative as outlined in the Entry only. The winner(s) agree(s) to regular and appropriate monitoring and evaluations by the Challenge Partners, as well as to provide progress reports as may be required by the Challenge Partners. 



Applicants who submit an Entry that contains the Applicant’s intellectual property retain their individual rights to their work and any derivative works.  

By submitting an Entry, You certify and warrant that your Entry is original and that You are the sole and exclusive owner and right holder of the submitted Entry and that You have the right to submit the Entry for the Program. Further, You agree not to submit any Entry that (1) infringes any third-party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; or (2) otherwise violates applicable law in any jurisdiction in the world.   

By submitting copyrighted material, You certify that You have obtained the necessary permissions from the copyright owner in writing.  You assume responsibility for any associated penalties and costs incurred as a result of a copyright violation related to this material.  

Nothing in these Terms shall be considered or is intended to confer or transfer to a party any ownership right or interest in any intellectual property (such as trademark, design, symbol, etc.) of another party.   



By participating in the Challenge, You and your parent or guardian acknowledge that the Challenge Partners have the right to share information from your public profile (including without limitation your name, likeness, and the name and details of your project) with journalists, via social media, on Challenge Partners’ website, or in Challenge Partners’ publications. The Challenge Partners may use, reproduce, distribute, transcribe, translate, promote, broadcast, exhibit, publicly display material You have provided or made available for public use in your Entry.  



These Terms are subject to change at any time in the sole discretion of the Challenge Partners; any change will be published on the Challenge page. The terms and administration of the Challenge will be governed by the laws of United States and the relevant court of Virginia shall have jurisdiction. 



 To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in regard to the judgment of the Awards Jury are hereby excluded, and each Applicant expressly waives any and all such rights. 


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