TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Giveaway begins Friday, August 3, 2012, 1 p.m. EST and ends on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. EST. To enter, go to MNN's "Back to School" Pinterest page and follow the entry steps..  If any dispute arises concerning the identity of an entrant, the owner of the Pinterest account (owner of e-mail registered with Pinterest) shall be deemed the entrant.


DEADLINE: Giveaway entries include ALL Pinterest fans at the time of Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. EST who have participated in these steps:

> Visited MNN's Back to School Pinterest page

> Pinned at least one image from this page to their own page

> Used the hash-tag #MNNSchool when making their post 


WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: One (1) winner will be selected by Mother Nature Network by randomized selection from among all eligible entries on or after Friday, September 7, 2012. The winner will be notified at the Pinterest account used to enter the contest. If a selected winner is ineligible, declines the prize, or if Mother Nature Network is unable to make contact with a selected winner after reasonable effort and time (72 hours), the prize shall be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner selected by another randomized selection from all remaining entries.


AWARDING & DELIVERY OF PRIZE: Subject to eligibility verification. 


The winner will receive:  An Apple iPad 2.  Three additional winners will receive a selection of environmental books. 


Retail value of prize: $400 for the iPad. Approximately $100 per book winner. Winner is responsible for all other expenses incident to use of prize. The winner will be contacted via Pinterest message by a representative from Mother Nature Network and must claim prizes via instructions from an MNN representative. 


ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and a legal U.S. resident currently residing in the continental United States.  If requested, the winner must provide proof of age, identity and residency. Employees and immediate family members of Mother Nature Network, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising agencies are not eligible to win. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.



A. Use of winner's name: By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to MNN to use the entrant's name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical material for broadcast and promotional purposes in connection with the contest.

B. Execution of Affidavit and Release: By entering, each entrant agrees that if selected as the winner, he/she will sign a release and waiver of liability. The prize may be forfeited and awarded to another entrant if winner does not execute the prepared form of release and waiver and make arrangements for pick-up or delivery of the prize within two (2) business days after being notified or if selected winner is not eligible in accordance with these rules.

C. Release Station of Liability: By entering, entrants agree to release Sponsors from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from their participation in the contest of their receipt or use of the contest prize.

D. Governing Law: This contest shall be governed and enforced pursuant to the laws of the state of Georgia, excluding choice of law provisions.

E. If the prize becomes unavailable for any reason, Sponsors reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. Returned or unclaimed prizes will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Winner is solely responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.


INTERNET: If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of this contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the contest or any portion of the contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by MNN for marketing or promotional purposes.


SPONSOR Mother Nature Network: 191 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA  30303. 


Read more about the Pinterest giveaway here