Applicant Eligibility

All applicants must be employed full-time as a Kindergarten-12th-grade teacher at an elementary school, middle school, or high school in the United States. A qualifying elementary school, middle school, or high school must appear in the National Center for Education Statistics database (available at  All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents of the United States.

Description of Funds

Each individual winning applicant (the “Recipient”) will receive a one-time $250 or grant in the form of Visa Rewards Cards to be applied toward supplies for their classroom. The funds will be addressed to the Recipients and mailed to the school designated by the Recipient on his/her submission form.

Recipient Selection and Announcement

 To be considered, an applicant must complete the online form and submit his/her lesson plan, personal statement, and all supplementary materials online no later than the two listed yearly deadlines. Deadline #1 is 11:59 PM EST on August 20, 2019. Deadline #2 is11:59 PM EST on January 20, 2020. After each Deadline, the Recipients will be selected by a team of judges following review of all entries received prior to the Deadline. Entries are judged on completion of all directions, creativity, opportunity for student enrichment and opportunities for student participation. The Recipients will be announced on or after 30 days after each. Recipients will be notified directly by Amax Incorporated/Bostitch Office (the “Company”) by email at the email address provided by the Recipient on his/her submission form. Judges will include the Company’s employees. If a Recipient is disqualified or fails to contact Company within 72 hours of being notified of the results, Company reserves the right to determine an alternate Recipient or not to award a grant, in its sole discretion. The Company may post the willing applicant's lesson plan on

Responsibilities of Applicants/Recipients

It is each Recipient’s responsibility to verify receipt of funds with his/her designated institution and notify the Company should the Visa Rewards Cards not arrive on or about 30 days from the issue date. By entering, each applicant represents that his/her submission is a work of the applicant’s own original authorship, and agrees that the Company will have a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to use the submission in any manner. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, including without limitation: materials not suitable for general public viewing; obscene, lewd or offensive materials; the use of third-party content or other materials not authored by the applicant; and materials previously published or entered into any other competition. The Company is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, or illegible submissions, faulty transmissions, or submissions containing any virus or other system malfunction. Judges’ decisions are final. Any taxes are Recipient’s responsibility. The Company reserves the right to alter, discontinue or cancel this program at any time without notice for any reason, including in the event of fewer than 20 applicants. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Grant void where prohibited.