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How to Win

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We want to find the top College Ave, but we're going to let you decide by voting on it.

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64-Team Bracket

Once the submission period is over, the Selection Committee will select 64 photos (teams) to place in the #COLLEGEAVEMADNESS bracket. Each photo in the bracket will be assigned a random seed (1-64) and will represent that college’s College Ave.

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Round-By-Round Voting

Each round will include a voting period where voters can vote on their favorite photo in each matchup. Get the most votes in your matchup, move onto the next round – it’s that simple. Voters can vote one time per day per device (phone, computer, etc.) for each matchup.

See contest rules for more details
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Advance and Win $$

Win your first matchup, and you’ll win at least $100. Keep advancing, and you’ll keep winning more money. Win every matchup to become the #COLLEGEAVEMADNESS Champion and you’ll walk away with a $2,150 scholarship!

See full price structure below
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Timing & Prizes

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After the 64-team bracket is announced, the rounds of voting will begin. At the end of each round, the photo with the most votes in each matchup will win a prize. Advance out of the Round of 64 and win $100. Keep on advancing, keep on winning more money. Win every matchup, and you’ll walk away with a $2,150 scholarship!

Submission Period February 29 - March 11 at 4 PM (ET)
vote Round of 64
March 14 - 18 Voting Period* +$100 Prize
$100 Cumulative Prize
vote Round of 32
March 19 - 22 Voting Period* +$100 Prize
$200 Cumulative Prize
vote Round of 16
March 22 - 26 Voting Period* +$100 Prize
$300 Cumulative Prize
vote Round of 8
March 26 - 30 Voting Period* +$350 Prize
$650 Cumulative Prize
vote Semifinals
March 30 - April 2 Voting Period* +$500 Prize
$1,150 Cumulative Prize
vote College Ave Madness
Championship
April 2 - 4th Voting Period* +$1,000 Prize
$2,150 Cumulative Prize
Bonus Prize Donated by College Ave Student Loans

* Round 1 and 2 will begin at 11 AM (ET); all other rounds will begin at the close of the prior round’s voting period. All voting rounds close at 10 PM (ET) on the respective dates listed above.

Rules & Regulations

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Submission Period

Contestants must fill out their information accurately and submit a photo using the form above by 4 PM (ET) on March 11, 2016 to be eligible to win.

Contestants must be at least the age of majority or an eligible minor in his or her state of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited.

Contestants must be enrolled at least half-time in a Title IV eligible, post-secondary educational institution at the time of entry.

Voting Period

The 64-team bracket will be announced on March 14, 2016 at 11 AM (ET).

Round 1 and 2 will begin at 11 AM (ET); all other rounds will begin at the close of the prior round’s voting period. All voting rounds close at 10 PM (ET) on the respective dates listed above.

During each round, voters can vote one time per day per device for each matchup.

Each photo will be assigned a random seed (1-64), and in the event of a tie, the higher seed (1 = highest) will win.

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