Positive Impact Trip Contest Terms & Conditions


Positive impact trips help protect the environment, provide benefits to local communities, and honor local cultures. Tell us your story of making a difference through travel using the Steller.co story-telling app and enter to win a one-week trip to Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Uvita, Costa Rica.

To enter the contest, download the Steller app at www.steller.co or search for Steller in your App store.
From the web, visit steller.co/CREST_Travel.

From within the Steller app search for @CREST_TRAVEL.

View the Steller Stories entitled “Win This Trip” and “How to Create a Positive Impact Story” and “CREST Contest Rules” to acquaint yourself with the contest rules and how to best create a winning Steller story.

Build your own story about an amazing positive impact travel experience that is between 5 and 30 pages using photos, videos and/or text. On the final page we encourage a link to your travel provider, guide, gear supplier, an outfitter, further information, your own webpage, or something relevant to the story so readers can act upon your inspiration (if applicable) and responsibletravel.org so readers can learn more about travel that makes a difference.

You can enter as many discrete stories as you wish. There is no cost.

Must be 21 years or older to be eligible to win Prize.

To submit your Steller story, do the following:

  1. 1. Hashtag #CRESTContest anywhere within your story.
  2. 2. Publish your story.
  3. 3. Entries will be accepted between November 8, 2018 and February 28, 2019.

Judging will be done by a panel of responsible travel specialists at and selected by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and will value story content and inspiration, and accumulated story likes.
The winner will be announced on or about March 11, 2019 by CREST and will be notified via email.

Prize Details: Weeklong “Bodhi Sessions – Adult Surf + Yoga Camp” experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Uvita, Costa Rica. Airfare included. Plus (2) $1,000 adidas gift cards to load up on adidas gear and (2) duffle bags of Clif Bar products for this positive impact trip. The prize should be redeemable for one calendar year after winner has been informed. Blackout dates include June, July, August, September, and October of 2019; December 21, 2019 - January 11, 2020; and June, July, August, September, and October of 2020. Details below:

  1. 1. One night in a San José hotel.
  2. 2. Roundtrip ground transportation between San José and Bodhi Surf + Yoga.
  3. 3. Six nights at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Room Armonia or Room Amistad. Five breakfasts and three dinners are included, along with five surf lessons, five yoga classes, national park fees, and yoga mat and prop use. Additional meals, activities, and incidentals are not included.
  4. 4. Round trip coach airfare for two to San José, Costa Rica from major U.S. cities.
  5. 5. Two $1,000 adidas gift cards.
  6. 6. Two duffle bags of Clif Bar products.

The Positive Impact Trip Contest (the "Contest") is open to any contestants who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of CREST, Steller.co, and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

1. Sponsor

The Contest is co-sponsored by Steller.co, located at 5350 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033, and the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), located at 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.

2. Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins on November 8, 2018 at 12am PST and ends on February 28, 2019 at 11:59 PST (the "Contest Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted online for the duration of the Contest.

4. How to Enter

Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting steller.co/CREST_Travel and following the directions provided to participate and submit. While you can enter as many stories as you wish, you may only enter each story one time. Multiple entries of the same story may result in disqualification of all entries.

5. Prize Drawing

On or about March 11, 2019, the Sponsors will announce the winner. The Sponsors will attempt to notify the potential winner via email on or about March 11, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsors may select an alternate potential winner.

6. Winner Notification

The winner will be notified by email. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsors will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner.

7. Prizes

Weeklong “Bodhi Sessions – Adult Surf + Yoga Camp” experience at Bodhi Surf + Yoga in Uvita, Costa Rica. Airfare included. Plus (2) $1,000 adidas gift cards to load up on adidas gear for this positive impact trip. Blackout dates apply.

8. General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, the Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages (including attorney's fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

9. Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), Stellar.co, and companies offering the prize, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney's fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

10. Disputes

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the District of Columbia. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsors in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia.

11. Privacy

Information collected from entrants is subject to Steller’s and CREST’s privacy policies, found at steller.co/privacy and responsibletravel.org/PrivacyPolicy.php, respectively.