Design Your Ride Contest Official Rules


Contest starts at 9:00 a.m. E.S.T. on March 27, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on July 1, 2013, "Promotion Period".

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia who, at the time of entry; are licensed drivers, 21 years or older and who are an owner of a small business. Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Nissan North America, Inc. ("Sponsor") including its Dealership owners/employees and their related and affiliated companies and advertising and promotional agencies and entities involved in the implementation and production of the Contest and their immediate families (spouses and parents, siblings, children and spouses) and persons who reside in the same household are not eligible. As used in this Contest, a "Small Business" is defined as a business that is in compliance with all applicable laws and maintains between one (1) and nine (9) motor vehicles or purchases and/or leases five (5) or fewer motor vehicles within one (1) fiscal year that are designated for use in the day-to-day operation of that business.

TO ENTER: Entry will be via the Nissan website at where entrants will be given the option to enter by completing an entry form, writing a description of their proposed modifications or submitting a video that describes their proposed modifications. Only one (1) entry per person/small business is permitted during the Promotion Period. Multiple entries will be disqualified.

JUDGING: Entrants will be asked to provide modification ideas to a Nissan Commercial Vehicle (NV200) that will make it the perfect vehicle for their business. All entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity 35%
  • Originality 25%
  • Content 25%
  • Usefulness 15%

The maximum allowance for modifications is $30,000. There will be five (5) winners selected by a panel of Nissan judges based on the criteria listed above. Winners will be notified by mail, email or telephone at the sponsor’s discretion.

PRIZES: There will be five (5) prizes awarded. Each of the five (5) winners will receive a new 2013 NV200 that will include, as many as possible of the modifications proposed in their winning entry. The MSRP of the standard NV200 is $23,000. The maximum allowance for modifications is $30,000, therefore, the maximum approximate retail value of the vehicle prize is $53,000. The actual value will vary depending on the modifications made. Each winner will also receive an all-expense paid trip (three day/two night) to the Nissan 360 Event in Irvine, CA in August 2013. Approximate retail value of the trip $3,570. Actual cost may vary depending on point of departure. All taxes, including income taxes, gratuities and any other expenses not stated are the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution or transfer of any prize permitted except at the discretion of the Sponsor. Trip must be taken on the dates specified. Travel arrangements will be made by a professional travel company whose decisions with regard to the travel itineraries are final. Trip includes air travel, hotel, transfers and meal expenses. In the event the trip must be cancelled for any reason(s), Sponsor will make a reasonable attempt to re-schedule or provide alternative prize of equal or greater value.

Each winner will be required to complete/sign/return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, except where prohibited, a Publicity Release within 7 days via fax, email or overnight mail. Failure to return documents within 7 days or return of prize notification as undeliverable will cause prize to be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. To confirm winner’s status and as an owner of a small business one (1) of the following must be returned with the signed Affidavit: copy of government document showing business tax identification number and business name; business incorporation documents; state, county or municipal business license; copy of government document showing nonprofit tax identification number and business name; Federal or State Income Tax forms showing operation as a business entity; Business License; State Tax license; Workman’s compensation/commercial general liability insurance; state or federal forms with federal tax ID; a complete copy of the most recent original tax return, or Form 1040 and all related schedules (including Schedule C or F) that were filed with the IRS. If winner fails to comply with any contest requirement, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner.

At the Nissan 360 Event (dates provided above) each winner will receive his/her vehicle. You must be present to win. No substitution or transfer of any prize permitted except at the discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a vehicle/components/options of equal or greater value. All travel and transportation costs associated with collecting the vehicle prize will be the sole responsibility of the winner, provided however, Nissan shall pay all transportation costs associated with delivering said vehicle to a Nissan dealership reasonably close in proximity to the winner's city of residence. Nissan is not responsible for delays in delivery of the vehicle prize. Nissan, however, shall use all reasonable efforts to deliver said vehicle within 60 days. The winner shall bear any risk of loss or damage to the vehicle after it has been delivered to the specified delivery site, and if the vehicle is not picked up within thirty (30) days of the date the vehicle is delivered to the specified delivery site, the vehicle shall automatically be forfeited by the winner and an alternate winner selected. Winner is responsible for any taxes, title, license, registration fees, dealer prep and insurance or travel expenses not specified. Prize winner acknowledges that the aforementioned individuals and entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to the prize; provided, however, the vehicle prize includes Nissan's express standard Vehicle Limited Warranty, as set forth in the New Nissan Warranty Booklet which only applies to Nissan vehicles, parts or accessories. Nissan does not warranty any after market accessories, parts or equipment.

GENERAL: All federal, state and local laws apply. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees: (a) to these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor and Judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest, (b) to release Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, dealerships, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others entities associated with the development and execution of this Contest, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability from injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this Contest and/or from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize and (c) that Sponsor and its designees may use their names, voices and/or likeness and images for advertising, publicity and other purposes worldwide, without permission or additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, and the Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission at any Website related to the Contest, or for communications line failure, or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entries and/or entry information; or for printing, human, typographical or other errors in any Contest material or the administration of this Contest; or for any computer, software, Internet Website or electronic defect, error or failure regardless of reason. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Contest or any Website related to the Contest; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Contest at the actual time of registration will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potential winning entry. If, for any reason, the Contest cannot be completed as planned by infection of computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other failures that in Sponsor's sole opinion corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest and award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. No correspondence/phone calls/other inquiries will be entered into, nor will be acknowledged/returned.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: All entries must conform to the following requirements:

  • Must be the entrant’s original creation;
  • Must be in English;
  • Must not include hyperlinks to content on other sites or media;
  • If a photo is submitted it must be in one of the following formats: .jpg, .png, or .gif; The size limit will be 5MB.
  • If a video is submitted it must be in one of the following formats: mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .wmv, .flv, .webm; The size limit will be 150MB
  • Must not have been published in any media;
  • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to federal, state and local laws;
  • Must not contain any material or references that violate or infringe upon a third party’s rights, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, nor may it in any way infringe upon a third party’s copyright or trademark rights;
  • Must not disparage or defame any person or entity or in any way reflect negatively upon the Sponsor, Sponsor’s vehicles, brands or products or the Contest Entities as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion;
  • Must be in good taste as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion;
  • Must not contain, mention, refer or otherwise allude to any obscene, lewd, violent, illegal, offensive, hateful, disparaging or inappropriate words, language, symbols, signs or abbreviations;
  • Must not contain words or symbols that may be considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or socioeconomic group;
  • Must not in any way promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco (or the use of any of the preceding); and Entrants understand and acknowledge that the entries will not be returned; and that Sponsor has an irrevocable, exclusive, unlimited, unconditional and perpetual license in such entries and to use them as Sponsor so determines.

USE OF DATA: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about participants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review Sponsor’s privacy policy at By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

WINNERS LIST: The names of all prize winners can be obtained, after July 1, 2013, by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to Nissan Design Your Ride Winners, P.O. Box 8500, Westport, CT 06888. VT residents may omit return postage.

Sponsor: Nissan North America, Inc., One Nissan Way, Franklin, TN 37067