S.P.O.R.T.S. Contest Time — Official Rules

As registration deadline approaches for S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015 – The Relationship Conference, the SportsEvents Media Group is launching a four-week contest on our Facebook page. We’ll post a new photo each week from past events and ask our fans and followers to caption the photo via Facebook comment. Deadline for comments/captions will be 12:00 noon CDST each Friday, when SportsEvents editors will select the best caption of the week. Winners will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card and will be notified via direct message on Facebook. Official contest rules follow.

You can find our SportsEvents Facebook page HERE. 

You can learn more about S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015 HERE. 

2015 Official Rules for S.P.O.R.T.S 2015 – The Relationship Conference


The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, caption the weekly photo with an original tagline that ties back to the image. Valid captions will be posted in the comments section under that week’s photo, provided by contest promoter. You may enter as many taglines as you wish.

2. START/END DATES: The Sweepstakes begins 2:00 9.m. CST July 14, 2015 and ends 12:00 p.m. CDT August 7, 2015.

3. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the contiguous continental United States (void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and all U.S. Territories and Possessions, and overseas military installations) and Canada (except Province of Quebec). Must be 25 years of age or older as of entry date. Employees of the Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, website providers/webmasters, and immediate family members (and those living in their same households) of each employee are not eligible. This offer is void wherever prohibited or restricted by national, state, municipal, provincial or any other government laws. Subject to all federal, state, local, municipal, provincial and local laws. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and acknowledges that they have read the eligibility requirements and that he/she meets those requirements.

4. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS: The weekly (1) winner will be selected by a panel of S.P.O.R.T.S. 2015 – The Relationship Conference employees. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for each drawing. (1) weekly winner will be selected by the Sponsor representative on July 17, 2015, July 24, 2015, July 31, 2015 and August 7, 2015. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

5. PRIZES: One (1) weekly prize will be awarded in the amount of a $20 (USD) Starbucks gift card. Prizes will be distributed 2-4 weeks after confirmation of the winner
Caption The Photo Contest Prize Descriptions
(4) Prizes, (1) given each week
Starbucks gift card (Value $20)

6. NOTIFICATION: Prizes will be awarded and winner will be notified by Facebook or email. Winners are required to respond to the notification within 48 hours. Winners will receive an email confirmation or phone call for their response. If a response is not received from the selected winner within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be selected by the Sponsors representative from all remaining eligible entries received.

7. CONDITIONS: Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor and the designee(s) to use the winner’s name, likeness, biography, statements, and any other similar materials for marketing, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation of any limitation.

Prizes are subject to availability and restrictions. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen gift cards. Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash. Prizes are nontransferable and no substitutions are allowed, except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to award prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable.

8. ADDITIONAL TERMS: Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Affiliates, its parents, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability or injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from this Sweepstakes, any prize won or in any Sweepstakes-related activity. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this promotion. In its sole determination, Sponsor may disqualify any person who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Sweepstakes, or who acts in violation of the Official Rules, or acts in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, be compromised by virus, software defects, non-authorized human intervention or other causes thus corrupting or impairing administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion, or submission of entries, Sponsor may suspend, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes and randomly select winners from valid Internet entries received prior to such action.

In the event of any dispute, all parties agree that the judgment and determination of S.P.O.R.T.S 2015 – The Relationship Conference/SportsEvents Magazine will be final and binding in the awarding of the Caption the Photo Contest Prize. In event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the winner will be the authorized account holder of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes. The potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and its Affiliate Destinations and will not be returned to entrant.

9. USE OF DATA: The information obtained via the entry will be used by Sponsor and their affiliates for marketing purposes. Sponsor and their affiliates would like to use this information to contact you either by mail or email with updates about special promotions or offers.

10. LIST OF WINNERS: To obtain the names of the prize winners (available after winner confirmation is complete) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to SportsEvents Magazine, Attn: Digital Marketing Manager, Caption the Photo Contest, P.O. Box 2267, Gulf Shores, AL 36547. (Please specify Official Winners’ List or Official Rules.) Residents of VT may omit return postage on Official Rules request. Requests for winners’ names must be received within 45 days of close of contest.

11. SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes Sponsor is SportsEvents Magazine, P.O. Box 2267, Gulf Shores, AL 36547 800-968-0712.