1707 Grandview Ave. Pawhuska, OK  74056


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Competition Details

Thank you for visiting our site and learning about our competition process. Here is a quick list of the frequently asked questions.   

Competition Name: 

The Grandview Inn Essay Contest 

Start Date:  July 1st, 2019 7am CST

End Date:  EXTENDED: February 14th, 2020 @11:59pm

October 31st, 2019 11:59pm CST

Type of Competition:  Essay Contest with One Grand Prize Winner.

Who is Eligible:  The Contest is only open to legal residents of the U.S. and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age (or the age of majority in your state, if different) or older as of the date of entry.

*This Contest is void in Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Tennessee, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

How do I enter this competition?

The only way to participate in this Contest is to access the Application form located at the following link, ESSAY CONTEST during the Contest Period and follow the prompts and instructions. Applications submitted by any other means are ineligible and will not be entered into the Contest. Your Entry is not considered submitted until your Application has been completed and received and your Entry Fee has been received and fully cleared.

How many times may I enter this essay contest?

Each Entrant may enter as many times as they wish so long as the responses to the questions are unique in each Entry and is accompanied by the correct Entry Fee and you agree to comply with the Official Rules. Any attempt by an Entrant to submit an Application by using different names, email addresses, physical addresses, or who uses any device or artifice to circumvent these Official Rules will be disqualified and ALL participation in the Contest will be forfeited, nullified, and disqualified and any such person, without notification, may be prevented from playing the Contest and/or winning prizes.

What are the essay details?

Your Application includes written short answer responses which must be in English and contain a maximum of 2000 characters. Any deviation may result in the disqualification of your Entry. All aspects of the Essay and Application must be in English.  *For information on response restrictions please see Official Rules for details. All Applications will be judged and scored on the following criteria:

•    Potential for inn ownership and operation

•    Compatibility with tourism industry

•    Motivation for inn management opportunity

•    Desire to work in the hospitality industry, specifically in        Pawhuska, OK

    Compatibility with day to day responsibilities (ex:              culinary/food & customer relations)

•    Enthusiasm for potentializing The Grandview Inn B&B          in the future.   


Is there an entry fee?  Yes. This Contest requires each Entrant to pay an entry fee of $140.00, which is payable using a valid credit card.

Is this a raffle or sweepstakes?  No.  At no time will the winner be selected by a random draw. This is a game of skill and the winner shall be determined based on skill.

How will the winner be chosen?  All Applications will be reviewed and scored based on the above criteria and the top one hundred (100) will be submitted to the judges. Judging will be conducted by a panel of independent judges to be selected by the Sponsor at its sole discretion (the “Panel”). Sponsor will oversee the scoring of Applications but will not be included on the Panel. All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact Sponsor about the status of entries or judging. The entrant with the highest score based on judging by the Panel will be the Grand Prize Winner. See full rules for details.  Here...

How will the winner be notified?  The potential winner will be notified either by phone or email within fifteen (15) days of the end of the Contest. 

Can I call the bed and breakfast owners for more information? 

We ask that you refrain from calling the inn-keepers in regard to questions relating to this competition. The Grandview Inn Bed and Breakfast is an operational business. Entrants are welcome to visit The Grandview Inn Bed and Breakfast Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., unless otherwise designated on the Website. Entrants shall identify themselves to the staff upon arrival and agree not to interfere with business or guests in any manner.  For pertinent questions or issues relating to this competition application please email grandviewinngiveaway@gmail.com 

Please allow 48 hours or two business days for reply.  

How will I know if my submission is complete and I am entered in the competition? 

Once you have submitted your essay application, you will see a SUBMISSION HAS BEEN RECEIVED confirmation and a green check/circle.  You will also receive an email confirmation that confirms the entry has been completed.  If you do not receive this email, please let us know. 

What if I am having trouble submitting the form?  Please use Google Chrome, Explorer or Safari browsers if possible.  The form program does not work as well with Firefox browser.  Please wait for the confirmation page before leaving the submission.  Clicking the "back" or "arrow" button during submission will delay or cancel the process if your internet connection is not strong.