Skunk Works 75th Anniversary Facebook Contest

Contest Terms & Conditions.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter.



These are the official rules that govern the operation of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works 75th anniversary contest (the “Contest”) taking place on June 17th – 19th, 2018. The object of this Contest is to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Skunk Works by sharing what Skunk Works innovation is the contestant’s favorite from the past 75 years. The description contestants create and share with the video via the Lockheed Martin Facebook page to enter the Contest will be called a “Submission.”  Each Facebook account holder who enters a Submission will be called an “Entrant.”  Entry eligibility will be determined using the criteria described below. The winner will be selected based on creativity as determined by the Sponsor.

This Contest is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Sponsor”) and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This Contest is void where prohibited by law or where prior registration or approval is required.

Contest Timing:  The Contest will take place during the week surrounding the Skunk Works 75th anniversary.  The submission period begins at the time of initial post on June 17, 2018, and ends on Tuesday, June 19 at 12 p.m. Central Time (CT). 

Only Submissions received during the Submission Period from public Facebook accounts will be eligible to win a prize.  A Submission will be eligible only for the prize awarded for the Submission Period during which the Submission was made.  Sponsor will announce each winner from the Lockheed Martin Facebook account via a direct message to that winner. To claim the prize, the winners must provide Sponsor with the information described in section VI below and respond to Sponsor’s Direct Message within 7 days, providing the address to which the prize should be mailed.

I.  Eligibility.
A.  This contest is open to individuals who meet all of the following criteria. By entering a Submission in this Contest, you confirm
    1. You are at least 18 years of age or, if you are under the age of 18, you have the consent of a parent or guardian who must submit your entry on your behalf. You further confirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these official rules;

    2. You “Like” the Sponsor on Facebook (;
    3.  You are not involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest;
    4.  You are not an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and

    5. You are a legal resident of the United States of America.
B. Each Entrant will be responsible for ensuring that their participation in, and entry into, this Contest is valid and in compliance with their relevant local law. 

II. How to Submit a Submission
A. During the Submission Period, you may submit your story via Facebook by sharing the official Lockheed Martin prompt post (identifiable by this specific language that is part of the post: “What is your favorite Skunk Works innovation? Share this post…” posted on June 17, 2018. 

B. The Submission must be a share of this post and must contain comments (up to 200 words) on what the Entrant’s favorite Skunk Works innovation. If your Facebook account is set to “protected mode,” your updates/responses may not be visible to the Sponsor, and thus will not be received by the Sponsor.  Messages not visible to or received by the Sponsor will not be entered into the Contest.  Your caption must adhere to the Submission Requirements set forth below and to these Terms & Conditions.  Submissions must be complete to be accepted and eligible to win.  Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.

III. Submission Requirements:
A. Limit ten (10) Submissions per Entrant.

B. Limit two hundred (200) words.

C. Submissions must be written in English to be considered by the Sponsor.
D. Your Submission may not include information that is personal, private, or confidential to you or any third party.

IV. Other Participation and Submission Requirements
A. Submissions must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in sole determination of the Sponsor.
B. Submissions must not contain information known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.
C. Submissions must not contain material that Sponsor deems to be offensive, profane, vulgar, obscene, derogatory, inflammatory, or other inappropriate language or visuals.
D. Submissions must not contain material that Sponsor deems to be defamatory, libelous, or slanderous.
E. Submissions must not contain content that infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, right of privacy, moral rights, or any other applicable personal or proprietary rights.
F. Submissions must not contain content that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, and false advertising).
G. Submissions must not contain content that engages in, encourages, advocates, discusses with the intent to commit, or provides instructions for conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense or would otherwise violate any federal, state, local, or international law or rule.
H. Submissions must not contain material or content for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any other third party.
I. Submissions must not contain content or materials in which you impersonate another person or entity.
J. Submissions must not disparage any other person or party affiliated with the Contest or the administration of this Contest.
K. Submissions must adhere to the Submission Requirements and the entire Terms & Conditions of the Contest, and to Facebook Terms and Policies.
L. Limit ten (10) Submissions per Entrant.  Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the allowable number of Submissions by using multiple/different Facebook accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods may void such Submissions, and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated or computer system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online/mobile service may apply. All Submissions received will be subject to Sponsor’s review and approval for compliance with these Terms & Conditions.

V.  Prizes
A. Three winners will be selected. The winners will each receive a gift of the Sponsor’s choosing, item will be of similar to value of a t-shirt, signed books, poster, or other Skunk Works item.

B. The total estimated retail value of each prize is less than $100 USD. Winner may not exchange the prize for cash or any other merchandise or services.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any element of it) for an alternative one of the same or higher value.
C. Sponsor will not be liable to you for any delay, curtailment or non-occurrence of the any part of the Contest or prize, which in each case arises from any cause or causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, including without limitation any of the following: act of God, governmental act, war, terrorism, adverse weather conditions, fire, flood, explosion or civil commotion.
D. The prize is personal to the individual Facebook account holder making a Submission to enter the Contest.  If selected as a winner, you may not designate someone else as the winner.
E. If you are selected as a winner of this Contest and you are unwilling or unable to accept your prize, Sponsor will award it to an alternate winner selected randomly.
F. If you accept the prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize.

VI. Winning Criteria

A. Sponsor will announce each winner by sending a Facebook Direct Message to the winner’s Facebook account.
B. To claim the prize, the winners must, within 7 days of Sponsor’s Direct Message, provide Sponsor with the winner’s home address that the prize can be mailed to.

C. Sponsor may withdraw your prize entitlement and award the prize to an alternate selected winner if, within 7 days after Sponsor’s Direct Message to you identifying you as a winner, you

    1. do not respond to Sponsor; or

    2. are otherwise unreachable for any reason.

D. If you do not provide Sponsor with all the information described in Section C within 7 days after Sponsor’s Direct Message to you identifying you as a winner, Sponsor may disqualify you and may select an alternate winner.
E. If there is a dispute as to who is the winner, Sponsor will consider the winner to be the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter a Submission for the Contest.

VII. General Rules

A. By participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees to be bound by these Terms & Conditions and the decisions of Sponsor. All Submissions will be declared made by the authorized Facebook account holder at the time of Submission. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook account. The Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest if any aspect of the Contest becomes technically corrupted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest; violates these Terms & Conditions; or acts in an unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with your participation in the Contest. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest materials and the Terms & Conditions, the Terms & Conditions shall prevail, govern, and control. None of the material that you submit shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on the part of Sponsor and its third-party service providers and agents or their respective directors, officers, and employees.
B. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms & Conditions, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United States.  Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these Terms & Conditions shall be instituted only in the courts of the United States, and each Entrant consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Terms & Conditions or the Contest.
C. If any of these Terms & Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, then it shall be severed and deleted from these Terms & Conditions and the remaining terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect.
D. Entry to the Contest by making a Submission constitutes your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions and your agreement to be bound by them. These Terms & Conditions take effect immediately on your entry to the Contest. If these Terms & Conditions are not accepted in full, you should not enter the Contest.

E. This Contest and these Terms & Conditions of entry are governed by the Laws of the United States, and any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Contest or these Terms & Conditions shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration in the United States in a forum, location, and process determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion.

VIII. Release and Grant of Rights
A. By making a Submission and participating in the Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising agencies, and each of their respective parent and affiliate companies, and each such company’s officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of or relating to participation in the Contest. Each Entrant grants to Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, brands, subsidiaries, successors, licensees, and agents, and those they may designate from time to time (all of the foregoing, the “Licensed Entities”), the right to use, and to tag on Facebook, the Entrant’s name, and a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, display, and perform such Submission, in whole or in part, in any media, format, or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, and in any manner, including all Contest advertising, marketing, publicity, and commercial uses and ancillary uses thereof, without any further notice or payment to or permission needed from you (except where prohibited by law). Without limitation of the foregoing, making any Submission constitutes your agreement that the Licensed Entities are permitted (but are not obligated) to display the Submission online for public viewing and/or comment (whether on Licensed Entities’ web pages or on third party web pages), to incorporate the Submission in online and offline Contest advertising, marketing, and/or other commercial materials, and to reproduce, adapt, and distribute the Submission in all media whether now known or later developed.
B. By making a Submission, you hereby release and discharge, on behalf of yourself and your successors, assigns, and representatives, the Licensed Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees, from any and all claims, suits, actions, demands, liabilities, and damages of any kind whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of such Submission by any of the Licensed Entities, including, without limitation, any and all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity and persona, and/or defamation. Without limitation of the foregoing, in no event will you be entitled to, and you waive any right to, enjoin, restrain, or interfere with (i) use of such Submission as permitted hereunder, or (ii) the exploitation of any of the Licensed Entities’ rights hereunder. You understand that the Sponsor is relying upon the foregoing representations and warranties, grants of rights and licenses, and releases in permitting you to submit your Submission. You acknowledge that you may not terminate or rescind the grants of rights and licenses and/or the releases contained herein. By making a Submission, if applicable, you irrevocably grant permission to the Licensed Entities to use your photo, name, likeness, and biographical information for publicity and Contest purposes, as well as in, or in connection with the Contest, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

IX. Data Protection

A. By entering the Contest and making a Submission, you agree expressly to the collection and processing of your personal data, including your name, your photo, and any other personal data that you may provide as part of your participation in the Contest.  The data controller is Lockheed Martin. Your data will only be processed for the purpose of the Contest. To this end, the data may be transferred to third parties entrusted by the data controller to carry out specific tasks in relation to the Contest.  Your data will not be used for any other purpose.       

B. Pursuant to the Law of 8 December 1992 (as amended), you have the right to access, and if necessary correct, your data, as well as the right to oppose further use of your data.  To exercise these rights, you should contact the data controller at the below address.  

C. The data controller will take all measures that can reasonably be expected of him to ensure confidentiality of your data.  The data controller is not liable for any harm resulting from any unauthorized use of your data by unauthorized persons.

D. By making a Submission to the Contest, you also consent to your data being transferred to entities affiliated with the data controller located in the US.


X. Sponsor
A. The Sponsor of the Contest is Lockheed Martin Corporation and can be contacted through the following:

                Attn: Communications
                1 Lockheed Blvd


                Fort Worth, Texas 76108              
                United States of America