Will you help us reach 500 events scheduled for Welcoming Week? Add your local event to our Welcoming Week map (potluck, festival, soccer game, etc) by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 1, and then share your event post on Welcoming America’s Facebook page using #WelcomingWeek, for a chance to win a free photo shoot at your Welcoming Week event! In the Facebook post, explain why your event will inspire others through a photo shoot.
If you’ve already added your Welcoming Week event to our map - thank you! You can still enter the contest by sharing your event post on our Facebook page, telling us why your event will inspire other through a photo shoot and using #WelcomingWeek.
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All entries must be received by 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 1, to be considered for this contest. The winner will be selected from those who have shared their event on our Facebook page during the contest.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on our Facebook page, and Welcoming America will contact the winner in advance of the public announcement.
Welcoming America will hire a photographer in the winner’s local community for up to four (4) hours during the winner’s Welcoming Week event. Welcoming America will draft a contract with the photographer and pay all associated photographer fees up to $1,200. Welcoming America will retain full rights to the photographs taken and will share these rights with contest winner.
All participants, by virtue of their entry, agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
Sponsors. This contest is brought to you by Welcoming America. Contest sponsor can be reached by mail at: Welcoming America, P. O. Box 2554, Decatur, GA 30031.
Eligible Participants. Participants must be a U.S. resident of at least 13 years of age or older to enter. Welcoming America staff and their immediate families or persons living in their households are not eligible to enter or win.
How to Enter. Participants will be entered into the contest when they share their Welcoming Week event post to Welcoming America’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WelcomingAmerica, sharing why their event would inspire people through a photoshoot and using #WelcomingWeek as specified above. Contest begins on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at 12 p.m. EDT and ends on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 5 p.m. EDT. All entries must be shared on Facebook by 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 1, 2016, to be considered for the contest. Events must be submitted to our website at least 24 hours ahead of the contest deadline; you will receive a notification when your event has been published.
The winner will be notified on their Facebook post to the Welcoming America Facebook page by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, and then contacted by Welcoming America to set up the photo shoot at their Welcoming Week event. Welcoming America is not responsible for malfunctions or errors in submitting content via Facebook.
Revocation of prize. If a winner is not able to claim his or her prize within one week of notification, if the winner fails to provide proper identification, or if an announced winner is determined to be an ineligible participant, then in any such case Welcoming America shall declare the prize forfeited and proceed to choose another winner based on the evaluation criteria from the remaining eligible entries.
Release of Liability. Entrants agree that Welcoming America shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the contest; any contest-related activity; or from participants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize, and have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Decisions are final. The decisions of Welcoming America concerning any and all matters with respect to this contest shall be final. Welcoming America is not responsible for telecommunications systems and/or other submission failures that might impede a participant’s ability to enter this contest. Lost, late, undelivered, or illegible entries will not be considered for entry.
Reservation of rights. Welcoming America reserves the final judgment on all matters pertaining to this contest including the right to change or modify the rules or prize or to discontinue or extend the contest without prior notice. Should Welcoming America become aware of any hacking, security breaches, or other misconduct, Welcoming America reserves the right to discontinue the contest immediately. In the event Welcoming America chooses to discontinue the contest, the winner may be determined from eligible entries at the time of cessation.
Responsibility for taxes and other costs associated with winning. Winner shall assume any and all responsibility as to federal, state, or local taxes due in connection with the prize. Winner will also assume any and all additional costs in connection with using prizes as awarded.
Applicable law. This contest and corresponding rules are governed by Georgia law, and any dispute or litigation arising from this contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Dekalb County, Georgia. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Participants hold all responsibility to comply with any applicable federal, state, or local laws in connection with their entry.
Publicity. The prize winner grants Welcoming America full and unlimited permission to use the prize winner’s personality, including the prize winner’s name, likenesses, and creative entries for promotion and publicity purposes, including all advertising, promotions, and features without further compensation in perpetuity.
Facebook not affiliated. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or in any associated with Facebook. Participants fully release Facebook from any liability or claims which might arise from their participation in this contest. Participant understands that all information provided for this contest is provided to Welcoming America and not Facebook.
Miscellaneous. Void where prohibited. No purchase or other valuable consideration necessary to enter or win.