Eligibility Guidelines:

Contest sponsored by Elite Auto Experts.

One (1) entry per eligible person.

Entrants to, Nominees for, and Winners of Elite Auto Experts’ Drive & Thrive Car Giveaway: Graduation Edition contest (“Contest”) must be currently legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, and at least 17 (seventeen) years old or older at the time of graduation from a CFISD (Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District) high school in 2018. Winners must have a valid driver’s license and be available to receive notification of winning by email or telephone.

To be eligible to win, contestant:

  1. Must be a 2018 graduating senior of a CFISD high school:
    • Bridgeland High School
    • Cy-Fair High School
    • Cypress Creek High School
    • Cypress Falls High School
    • Cypress Lakes High School
    • Cypress Park High School
    • Cypress Ranch High School
    • Cypress Ridge High School
    • Cypress Springs High School
    • Cypress Woods High School
    • Jersey Village High School
    • Langham Creek High School
    • Windfern School of Choice
  • Student must be a participant in Cy-Hope’s Ambassador of Compassion program (AOC) AND/OR student has been recipient of one of Cy-Hope’s “POP” financial assistance awards and must have passed or be passing the course:
    • Dual Credit
    • Advanced Placement
    • Certification
  • Student must be at least 17 years old at time of 2018 graduation
  • Student must be in possession of a valid legal driver’s license
  • Student must submit the official application for the “Drive & Thrive Car Giveaway: Graduation Edition” by the May 15, 2018, deadline

Winner agrees to have his or her likeness used for publication and/or public distribution in local media and online on the Elite Auto Experts & Cy-Hope websites, as well as Elite Auto Experts & Cy-Hope’s social media properties, press releases, newsletters, and more.

Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past twelve months, performed services for the Sponsors, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest or supplying the prize, and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

Contest Period and Contest Entry Period:

Elite Auto Experts’ Holidays Drive & Thrive Car Giveaway: Graduation Edition contest begins at 7:00 am Central Standard Time (“CST”) on February 19, 2018 and ends at 8:00 p.m. CST on May 15, 2018 (the “Contest Period”). Sponsors’ computer is the official clock for this Contest. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late or delayed entries due to technical difficulties of any kind, including technical issues generated by the official entry gateway, In addition, sponsor shall not be held responsible for incomplete entries or entries that misrepresent contestant’s eligibility requirements.

To enter the contest, navigate the Internet to and complete the official entry form. There you will we prompted to acknowledge that eligibility requirements are met. All form fields must be completed as indicated.

You warrant and represent that all of the answers given and materials submitted by you are original to you (and not based on or derived from any other materials), that you own all necessary rights in and to the materials which are fully transferable, and that you are not subject to any agreement which would interfere with your ability to enter into this Contest or grant all of the rights to be provided hereunder. Accordingly, you further warrant and represent that you have the right to enter into this agreement and grant the rights hereunder without the need for permission from or payment to any other party. In addition, you warrant and represent that the exercise of the rights set forth herein and in the Contest Rules by the Sponsors will not violate any third party rights and will not violate any contractual obligations or confidential relationships which you may have to or with any third party.

Any entries submitted with inappropriate or offensive content will be immediately disqualified. No entry may be submitted in any other contest or promotion.

Upon submission, you will see a thank you message on your screen indicating that you have successfully entered. You will not receive a further acknowledgement unless you are the chosen winner. Free internet access is available at most public libraries.

Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Contest website or registration form is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsors of such entry.

Judging Procedure, Notification and Finalists Judging:

Of all entries submitted, only those in which entrants have completed all form fields will be considered “Eligible Entries”. The essays submitted with those Eligible Entries will then be judged on the basis of overall appeal.

Decisions of the judges are final as to all Contest-related matters.

Upon satisfaction of all rules and conditions, the Eligible Entrants and their Nominees, if applicable, must be available to the Sponsors via phone and/or email beginning May 15, 2018. Eligible Entrants and their Nominees, if applicable, must respond to phone calls and emails within a twenty-four hour period or Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify that entry.

Of the Eligible Entries, only one will be chosen as the Finalist Entry.

The person identified as the Finalist Entry is required to participate in the official award ceremony, to take place during CFISD graduation event(s), at a date to be announced. Failure to consent will result in disqualification. The potential Winner (“Winner”) is considered either the Entrant if nominating him/herself, or the person that the Entrant has nominated. An exact date for the award ceremony will be solidified and announced at a later time.

The judges will choose a single Winner. In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest score in the judging category of why the Entrant or the person being nominated by the Entrant deserves the car will be declared the Winner.

In the event the Entrant or Winner is deemed ineligible, fails to comply with contest procedures, or is unavailable on the day that the vehicle is to be awarded, then another winner will be chosen from qualified entries, time permitting, or Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the contest or a portion thereof at their discretion.

The Finalist and Entrant who nominated them, if applicable, must be available to be videotaped and/or photographed by Elite Auto Experts, Cy-Hope, local media, and contracted photographers and/or videographers. Finalist shall receive no remuneration for the use of his or her likeness in print or online, in any forum Elite Auto Experts and/or Cy-Hope sees fit.

The finalist’s failure to agree to use his or her likeness, through video or photography, is grounds for disqualification.


The winner will receive one Ford Fusion, year to be determined.  This is a used vehicle restored to like-new condition in mechanical, technical and aesthetic aspects by Elite Auto Experts. While Elite Auto Experts certifies that the vehicle is in good driving condition and meets all lawful standards for road-readiness, Sponsor assumes no liability for technical or mechanical malfunctions, nor for negligence on the part of the winner or parties winner designates as authorized drivers. The vehicle is given away on an as-is basis, and Elite Auto Experts shall not be held liable for any changes in the vehicle’s condition once winner has accepted ownership of the Ford Fusion.

Additionally, the Winner of the Ford Fusion will receive a full year of complimentary oil changes, to be performed at Elite Auto Experts for the duration of 365 days after the Elite Auto Experts award ceremony. Sponsors assume no responsibility for Winner’s federal, state and local income tax liability (with the exception of TTL – tax, title and licensing/registration), which is solely the responsibility of the Winner.

Upon being declared a Winner during the Elite Auto Experts award ceremony, the Winner must complete a W-9 and any additional paperwork required by the Sponsors and return all completed forms to Sponsors, if requested.

The Winner may claim the vehicle on the day of the award ceremony, but no later than 30 days (thirty) days after the award ceremony.

Winner must be present at the award ceremony and provide proof of a valid driver’s license and legally required automobile insurance covering the vehicle in order to claim the vehicle. Winners are solely responsible for insuring their vehicles. Elite Auto Express will cover TTL (tax, title, and licensing/registration) on winners behalf. Any other financial obligations are the responsibility of winner.

The Winners and possibly Entrants (if Entrant has nominated the Winner) will be videotaped and/or photographed, as determined by the Sponsors.

All videotape and photography will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. The Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer the prize or to obtain cash or other substitutes (other than the funds being provided toward the Transaction Fees and TTL), but Sponsors, in their sole discretion, may substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

Sponsors are not responsible for cancellation or preemption of the award ceremony or for other circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize.

Federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Winner with the exception of TTL. Each Winner must provide a validly completed IRS Form W-9 to the Sponsors prior to receiving the vehicle. An IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more, if required by law, will be issued to the Winner.

The Approximate Retail Value of Winner’s prize package, which includes the vehicle, Transaction Fees, and funds to be used towards TTL are as follows:

For the Winner of the Ford Fusion: approximately $8,000.00 (eight thousand dollars). The final value of the prize will be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsors.

By participating, Entrants, Nominees, and Winners agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors/Judges, which shall be final in all respects. By entering the Contest, Entrants, Nominees and Winners agree to execute in a timely manner and by any deadline set by Sponsors any and all paperwork requested by the Sponsors which may include, but is not limited to, background checks and any release forms, prior to any online or on-air appearance of Entrants and Winners participating in the videotaped or live broadcast, or use of Entrants’ submissions or related materials.

All submissions will become the sole property of the Sponsors, which may reprint or otherwise exploit the entries in any manner, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity. Entrants, Nominees, and Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification within seven days of notification of winning. By participating in this contest, Entrants, Nominees, and Winners agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsors, their parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, sponsoring, advertising and promotion agencies and Ford or its companies subsidiaries or Ford dealerships and any other prize suppliers (if any), licensees, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from including, but not limited to, any and all actions, complaints, claims, injuries, liabilities, fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees), royalties, costs, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, by whomever or wherever asserted, from a) Entrants’, Nominees’ and Winners’ participation in the contest, b) Sponsors’ exercise of the rights granted herein and/or c) the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize or portion of any prize.

Sponsors are not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation to the Entrants, Nominees, Winners, or any other affiliated party.

By submitting materials hereunder and accepting the prize is chosen as the Winner, you hereby grant to the Sponsors, their parents, subsidiaries, licensees and affiliated companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, servants, representatives, shareholders and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assignees the exclusive right to use and distribute your submission, as well as your likeness, picture, voice, name and biographical material (all such materials are sometimes collectively referred to as the “Materials”) in any and all manner, methods, formats and media now known or hereafter created, including without limitation, all forms of television, radio, internet, cable, satellite, wireless applications, home video products and devices, etc., in connection with the Contest, and/or the Artist, and in all advertising and promotion for the foregoing, throughout the universe, in perpetuity.

Sponsors are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this contest. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.

To claim prize: (a) Winners must provide proof of age, identity, residency, valid driver’s license and legally required automobile insurance for the car; (b) Entrants, Nominees, and Winners must sign and return affidavit of eligibility/compliance with rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification, and (c) Entrants, Nominees and Winners must also agree to complete and submit any additional releases, indemnifications and other requisite paperwork as specified at the discretion of the Sponsors, all within the time period specified by Sponsors.

Miscellaneous; Winner Posting:

Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the contest as originally planned.

Official rules will be posted on Winner will be announced on no later than May 30, 2018