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Dear Parent:

Thank you for your interest in registering your child for participation in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national science contest for students in Grades 5 – 8 designed to encourage the exploration, understanding and communication of science among the next generation of America's youth ("Contest").

To participate in the Contest, your child must create a video based on his/her own original idea that addresses the challenge outlined in the contest entry information. The contents of the video are up to your child, but it may contain your child's likeness, image, voice or other identifiable features.

The judges will consider the creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness, and overall presentation of your child’s video. Discovery Communications, LLC ("Discovery") intends to select the best students, and award them with a trip to the final competition event during October 2018, accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, to compete for a Grand Prize of $25,000. For information on the other prizes to be awarded and the complete details of the Contest, please see the Official Rules and entry form for the Contest or visit www.youngscientistlab.com.

What do you need to do?

In order for Discovery to consider your child's entry into this Contest, you must agree to the terms of this Consent Form by providing us with your electronic signature. To do this, simply type your name in the field below to indicate that you agree to the terms of this Consent Form and the Official Rules and that you understand that you and your child will be bound by this Consent Form and the Official Rules. After typing your name in the field, create a user name and password, and click the "I ACCEPT" button below. The form will then be automatically sent to Discovery. YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT.

Your Consent

By signing this Consent Form, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

(1) You, as parent or legal guardian of the student named below, have read and understand this Consent Form and hereby permit your child to participate in the Contest. Further, you and your child agree to be bound by the Official Rules of the Contest and the terms of this Consent Form. In the event of any conflict between the Official Rules of the Contest and the terms of this Consent Form, the Official Rules of the Contest shall prevail.

(2) You and your child understand and agree that his or her participation is voluntary and that Discovery will be collecting personally identifiable information about your child in order to administer this Contest. This personally identifiable information may include your child's first and last name, age, home address, email address, grade and school ("Personal Data"). You understand and acknowledge that the Personal Data will be used in accordance with Discovery's privacy policy located at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/cep/privacypolicy.cfm/, and that by participating, you and your child agree to be bound by this privacy policy, provided that in the event of any conflict between the Official Rules of the Contest and such privacy policy, the terms and conditions of the Official Rules shall prevail.

(3) You understand that, in order for your child to participate in this Contest, he or she must submit a video based on his/her own original idea that addresses the challenge outlined in the Contest entry information ("Video"). The Video may include your child's likeness, image, voice, persona or other identifiable features. You grant Discovery the right to reproduce, modify, translate, or adapt the Video. You and your child understand and agree that Discovery may edit for brevity or truncate your child's Video and that you will not have approval over the editing process and will have no input or control over any such edits.

(4) You and your child further grant to Discovery and 3M Company the permission to publish and display your child's Video, or excerpts or portions of his or her Video, on its external web site, so that they may be viewed by the public in correlation with this Contest.

(5) You understand that you and your child are granting Discovery and 3M Company all rights of reproduction and use of the entry and Video and the content therein for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or further permission, including but not limited to an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to assign, use, publish, perform, edit, adapt, modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, display, create derivative works or otherwise exploit entries, for commercial or non-commercial use. You and your child understand and agree that neither you nor your child will have any right of approval, claim to any compensation, or claim arising out of the use, alteration, distortion or illusionary effect or use in any composite form of your child's Video and of the content therein. You and your child understand and agree to waive any moral rights of authors or any similar rights.

(6) You hereby release and discharge Discovery, 3M Company, their officers and directors, employees, agents, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and promotional suppliers ("Released Parties"), from any claims, actions or demands arising out of the Contest including but not limited to the Released Parties' use of the Video, Personal Data or from your child’s receipt of any prize if selected as a winner. You further agree that no action will be taken by or on behalf of you or your child with respect to the rights described herein, it being understood that this release shall be binding upon you/your child and the Released Parties.

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