Win a $100 VISA gift card by entering the Market that Holiday Home photo contest via Instagram! This photo contest is perfect for real estate professionals, like you. This time of year, the showings you host could require you to spend some time staging. We want to see a variety of photos, so the sky is the limit! Whether it’s a room in one of your listings that is perfectly decorated with holiday colors, a doorway with a unique wreath, rooftops adorned with twinkling holiday lights or your favorite holiday-themed table setting, we want to see what festive means to you.
To enter, follow these three easy steps:
1. Upload a holiday photo of your favorite to your Instagram page (read our Instagram tutorial here). 2. Use a cool filter to make it unique 3. Add your best holiday-themed marketing line, the contest hashtag: #HolidayHomesPro, and tag our username, @HomesPro
But wait – there’s more! If you’re really into the holiday spirit this year, enter for a chance to win a $350 Apple Gift Card in our Market that Holiday Home photo contest on Facebook! Who couldn’t use a brand new iPad Mini, new software programs, an iPod Touch (or two!) or other Apple products!
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
SPONSOR: Homes.com® NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ODDS OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. CONTEST DATES. The Market this Homes Instagram Contest (the “Promotion”) begins at 9:30:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Dec 13, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Dec 31, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion Period consists of two (2) phases as set forth in the chart below. Phase Starts at 9:30 a.m. ET on: Ends at 11:59 a.m. ET on: Submission Only Phase I Dec 13, 2012 Dec 31, 2012 Judging Phase II Jan 1, 2013 Jan 4, 2013 Grand Prize Winner Announcement by Jan 8, 2013 By Jan 8, 2013 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are age eighteen (18) years old or older (or the age of majority in their state or residence) as of the date the contest begins. This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted and subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Residents of the states of [Florida or New York, if prize value is $5,000 or more] and [Rhode Island if prize value is greater than $500] are not eligible to win. Employees and their immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and individuals residing in the same household (whether or not related) of Homes.com, Dominion Enterprises, Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC and any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or fulfillment of the Promotion are not eligible to participate or win. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This Promotion consists of a contest of skill (the “Contest”). This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram®. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES. By participating in the Promotion, the participant (“Entrant”) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrators, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. The award of a prize is contingent upon Entrant complying with all conditions and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: a) THE CONTEST OF SKILL. Your most festive photo scene must relate to the November/December holiday season. Whether its one room decorated with holiday colors perfectly, a doorway with a unique wreath, lights streaming across the rooftops, or your favorite table setting we want to see what festive means to you. With all the staging real estate professionals must do, we want to see how you either stage or recommend to show properties during the holiday season. Even if it isn’t your listing, perhaps your own home or a friends. Also, provide your best marketing line as if you were marketing this to a future homeowner or client. This must comply with the following requirements to be eligible: 1) The Entry must be the original work of the Entrant. 2) The Entry must be 600×600 3) The Entry must be submitted in one of the following formats: jpeg, png through instagram 4) The Entry file must have the #holidayhomespro hashtag within the description 5) The Entry may not have won previous awards 6) The Entry may not have been published previously 7) The Entry must not infringe upon the rights of any third-party, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, and rights of publicity and/or privacy 8 ) The Entry must be suitable for publication and may not be violent, immoral, offensive, illegal, pornographic, obscene, indecent or similarly inappropriate as deemed solely by Sponsor 9) The Entry may not contain any content that is or may be perceived to be defamatory or that represents the Entities in a negative way or in any manner not consistent with Entities’ brand and/or reputation as deemed solely by Sponsor 10) The Entry may not contain any mention, discussion, logo, trademark, service mark, storefront, trade dress, mascot, photograph, or other image of any business or company, other than the Sponsor. The Entry may not mention or show property names or physically identify a property by revealing their front sign or some other unique feature or distinguishable architecture 11) The Entry may not include the likenesses of any identifiable persons other than the Entrant, unless written permission is obtained by the Entrant. 12) The Entry cannot be dangerous or unsafe to make or produce, or include activities that are dangerous, unsafe, or present unreasonable risk of harm to person or property, or suggest or imply to any person to undertake any dangerous, unsafe or unduly risky activity as deemed solely by Sponsors 13) The Entry may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations. Any image in violation of any of the above requirements and restrictions will be deemed void. By submitting an Entry in the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants that these requirements have been met. Failure to satisfy these requirements, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, may result in ineligibility with respect to all Entries submitted by or on behalf of that Entrant.
ENTRANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING PERMISSION TO USE THE PICTURE, IMAGE, LIKENESS AND/OR NAME OF ANY THIRD PARTIES SHOWN IN THE ENTRY. Sponsor may require that any such third parties sign a waiver and release prior to the posting of the Entry on the Website or the granting of any prize.
USE OF TRADEMARKS AND SLOGANS. For the sole purpose of participation and entry in this Promotion, Sponsor hereby grants each Entrant a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use the trademarks and copyrights owned by Sponsor in the creation of the Entry, subject to the entry restrictions and guidelines contained in these Official Rules. This license extends only to Entries submitted to Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules. This license does not extend to Entries created in connection with the Promotion, but not submitted to Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules. Use of trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property owned by Sponsors in any form of media not submitted to Sponsor in connection with this Promotion and in accordance with these Official Rules constitutes an unauthorized use and infringement of the intellectual property rights of Sponsor. Sponsor hereby reserves all rights and remedies available to Sponsor at law or in equity to enforce these Official Rules, including, but not limited to, the enforcement of any trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights owned by Sponsors.
SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND WINNER. At the conclusion of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will post the finalists’ Entries in compliance with the Official Rules at connect.homes.com/blog (update with specific blog url) on or around January 8, 2013. All Entries will be reviewed for content before being posted on the Website. Entries submitted may or may not be posted on the Websites, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor shall have absolutely no obligation to give feedback or reasoning for why any Entry is not posted on the Website. Sponsor shall have the sole right to reject or remove an Entry from the Websites at any time.
JUDGING: Contest finalists will be selected according to the following judging criteria: 20% Overall quality and appearance of photo 25% Creativity and originality 25% Relevance to contest theme in regards to photo title and description 30% Provides marketing description or “line” that is relevant to the photo. Grand Prize winner will be selected from the pool of daily winners based on the decision of the Sponsor’s internal judging committee. Each business day beginning December 13, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012 Sponsor’s internal review panel will choose (1) daily winner form all submissions entered as of that date. Each daily winner will be eligible to win the Grand Prize to be selected on or about January 8, 2013. Only daily winners will be eligible to win the Grand Prize. PRIZES. ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive (1) $100.00 VISA gift card All federal and state taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. The winner acknowledges that the prize is taxable and agrees to provide information for, and verify by signature, the appropriate IRS and other forms as determined by Sponsor. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize is permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion of a prize) with a prize of comparable or greater value or cash value. In the event that a prize cannot be awarded for any reason or a winner is not capable of redeeming a prize for any reason, Sponsor shall not be obligated to award any prize. If, for any reason, more than the stated number of prizes are available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in such category by random drawing from among eligible prize claimants in such prize category or in a manner to be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE. Sponsor will reasonably attempt to notify Prize Winner via contact information provided on the entry form. Winners will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and, where lawful, a Liability/Publicity Release within ten (7) business days of receipt of notice of such winning status in order to accept and receive the prize. If the indicated forms are not signed and returned by the time indicated on the documents, or if a Prize Winner does not meet the eligibility criteria, declines the prize, cannot be contacted within the timeframes set forth herein, or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply with these Official Rules, an alternate Prize Winner may be selected at and in a manner to be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
RIGHTS IN THE ENTRY. All Entries (including all material embodied therein) submitted to Sponsor shall automatically become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor immediately upon submission. Once an Entry has been submitted pursuant to the Promotion, the Entrant may not distribute, disseminate, sell, use, license, or post the Entry or any copies thereof in any medium (including other Internet sites) without the prior express written consent of Sponsor. Each Entrant, as a condition of participation in the Promotion, hereby grants Sponsor the exclusive, perpetual, worldwide right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, distribute, and otherwise use (unless prohibited by applicable law) the Entry (including all material embodied therein) in any way or in any media now or hereafter known for trade, advertising, promotional, or other purposes as Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, without further notice or compensation to the Entrant or any other third parties. Nothing herein shall be construed to require Sponsor to publish, distribute or in any way use the video (or any of the material embodied therein) should Sponsor in its sole discretion decline to do so.
GENERAL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS. By entering the Promotion and/or accepting a prize, each Entrant (for himself/herself and his/her heirs) hereby releases and indemnifies Instagram, Sponsor, the Entities, and all of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, governors, employees, shareholders, and agents (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss, harm, damage, cost, expense, or claims including, but not limited to, third party claims based on: (i) publicity and/or privacy rights, defamation, and intellectual property associated with the Entrant or winner’s participation in the Promotion, redemption of any prize in connection with the Promotion, and/or use or misuse of any prize in connection with the Promotion, including, but not limited to, all reasonable counsel fees and court costs incurred, property damage, personal injury, and/or death; (ii) anything related to the production, promotion, or execution of the Contest (or participation therein), including preemption, cancellation, or rescheduling; and (iii) anything that may occur in connection with acceptance and/or use of the prizes or while participating in the Promotion, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of Releasees.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Instagram has no liability or responsibility for any aspect of this contest Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for non-conforming, lost, late, stolen, misdirected, illegible, or incomplete entries. Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Sponsor, Releasees, Entrants, tampering, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, and neither Sponsor nor any Releasee shall assume responsibility for any error, omission, defect, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the materials related to the Contest, or for any damage to the Entrant’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process, the voting process, or the operation of the Promotion; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or with intent or apparent intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, embarrass, harm, or harass, in any way, any other person. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, business or market circumstances, force majeure, public health concerns, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, or any other causes which, Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion or any portion thereof by posting a notice on the websites. If the Promotion or any portion of the Promotion is terminated before the end of the Promotion Period or the Voting Period, Sponsor will select winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date of the Promotion. All prizes are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.
MISCELLANEOUS. This Promotion will be administered in the State of Virginia, and by participating, all Entrants hereby agree that the laws of the State of Virginia will apply exclusively to the Promotion and that any dispute with respect to this Promotion will be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Virginia. Instagram® is a registered trademark of Instagram, Inc. Homes.com is a registered trademark of Homes.com, Inc.
DISCLOSURE OF WINNER(S). To receive a list of winners, Email :email@example.com and/ or, send self addressed stamped envelope marked “ATTENTION: Amber Alcaraz” on the back of the envelope to 150 Granby Street, 16 Floor Norfolk, VA 23510 .
SPONSOR: Homes.com, 150 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510.