The following contest is intended for play in the United States and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Entry in this contest constitutes your acceptance of these official rules.
  1. Eligibility: You must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada and 18 years or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Florida, New York, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations located in foreign countries, and where prohibited by law. Employees and agents of American Laboratory, ("Sponsor"), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any other prize sponsor, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (all of the foregoing, together with American Laboratory, collectively referred to as "Sponsors and Administrators"), and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to participate or win.
  2. TO ENTER: All eligible participants can enter their answer in the comments section of the current month’s blog post at before midnight on the last day of the current month. Eligible participants will be entered for a chance to be selected as a recipient of a Contest prize. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM PT on the last day of the Entry Period.
  4. Limit one entry per person per e-mail address.
  5. DRAW FOR WINNERS: All eligible participants that correctly identify the current month’s cover image will be entered to win a $10 Amazon eGift. One (1) winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries. The odds of becoming a finalist depend on the total entries received.
  6. Winner Selection and Notification: The winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about the first week of the next month, from among all eligible entries received (i.e., from entries where email address is complete and valid). Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. All prize drawings will be conducted by American Laboratory, whose decisions are final. Potential winners will be notified within about seven (7) days after drawing date via email. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Sponsors and Administrators to contact a potential winner, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner by random drawing.
  7. All prize winners agree to allow American Laboratory to release his/her name and institution for publicity purposes.
  8. By entering, contestants agree to abide by the contest rules and regulations. All entries become the property of American Laboratory. Furthermore, American Laboratory may provide third party access to any data contestants provide to American Laboratory.
  9. General Conditions: This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, participants: (a) release and hold harmless Sponsors and Administrators, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property damage resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, participation in this promotion, or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any prize-related activity, and (b) grant to American Laboratory the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest. Except where prohibited by law, a winner’s acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsors and Administrators to use such winner’s name, address (city and state only), statements, photograph, voice and/or likeness for any advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Contest without further compensation, consideration, review or consent.
  10. Limitations of Liability: Sponsors and Administrators assume no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or mutilated entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Sponsors and Administrators are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest. Sponsors and Administrators assume no responsibility 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. Sponsors and Administrators are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. Sponsors and Administrators are not responsible for any injury or damage to participants or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Contest. 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 any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors and Administrators which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, American Laboratory reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.
  11. Privacy: By entering the Contest, you agree to American Laboratory’s use of your personal information as described in American Laboratory’s Privacy Policy.
  12. Winners List: The names of the prize winner may be obtained after the 15th of the following month and no later than one month beyond by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: American Laboratory What is This Contest, Attn: Customer Service, Winner Notification, 395 Oyster Point Blvd., #321, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Vermont residents may omit return postage.
  13. Official Rules: For a copy of the Official Rules, print this web page or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: American Laboratory What is This Contest, Attn: American Laboratory Marketing, Rules Request, 395 Oyster Point Blvd., #321, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Vermont residents may omit return postage. Requests received after the close of the Entry Period will not be honored.
  14. Sponsor: American Laboratory, 395 Oyster Point Blvd., #321, South San Francisco, CA 94080.