Sweepstakes Rules


  1. Eligibility
    Giovanni and the Camino of St. Francis Launch Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of James Twyman or Beyond Words Publishing LLC and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  2. Sponsor
    The Sweepstakes is sponsored by James Twyman, located at 4100 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214, and Beyond Words Publishing LLC., located at 8427 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 500, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (the “Sponsors”).

  3. Agreement to Official Rules
    Participation in the Sweepstakes 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.

  4. Sweepstakes Period
    The Sweepstakes begins January 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time and ends on March 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods:


  5. How to Enter
    Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (http://thecaminoofstfrancis.com) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.
    Via Mail: This method of entry will be available for the entire Sweepstakes Period. On a 3x5 card, handprint your full name, complete address, phone number (including area code), date of birth, and email address (optional) and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: 8427 NE Cornell Road Suite 500, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. All mail-in entries must be received by March 18, 2019, and have a valid U.S. Postmark.

    Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the durations of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, email address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

  6. Prize Drawing
    On or after March 19, 2019, the Sponsors will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or after March 19, 2019. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

  7. Winner Notification
    The potential winners will be notified by email, mail, or phone. Each potential Grand and Runner Up winners will be required to acknowledge in writing winning within (5) days of the date of the notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to acknowledge within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsors reserve the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to acknowledge winning in writing on the potential winner’s behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. 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, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternation drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will fulfilled approximately 8-10 week after conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

  8. Prizes
    Grand Prize (1) – All expense paid trip to the Camino of St. Francis with James Twyman. Air fare, local transportation, and accommodations provided for 9/4/2019 through 9/19/2019.

    Runner Up First Prize (1) – James Twyman’s Peace Troubadour guitar.

    Runner Up Second Prize (1) – James Twyman’s walking stick from his first Camino of St. Francis hike.

  9. General Conditions
    In the event that the operations, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any ways for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes in unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by the Sponsors in their sole discretion, the Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of the Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes 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 reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or dispruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in 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.

  10. Release and Limitations of Liability
    By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, including list, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications for 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 Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage-due, or misdirected mail, entries, application download; (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitations, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, 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 in any Sweepstakes-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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitles 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 Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim and damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

  11. Disputes
    Except where prohibited, each entrant agreed that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Oregon. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforcement of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Oregon, 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 Oregon.

  12. Privacy
    Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsors’ privacy policy.

  13. Winner List
    To request the name of the winner send a self-addresses, stamped, envelope to 8427 NE Cornell Road Suite 500, Hillsboro, OR 97124. Winner list requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above). For the Winner List, you can also send an email.