Town of Golden Official Instagram Contest Rules & Regulations Print Article Font Size
You could win a free Town of Golden Recreation drop-in pass! The Town of Golden is launching an Instagram contest to find out why you love Golden.

Contest period
The contest runs from August 6, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. to August 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.

How to enter
Participants may enter to win a free Town of Golden Recreation drop-in pass via Instagram.
To enter via Instagram:
  • No purchase or entry fee is required.
  • During the contest period, entrants must:
    • reside in Golden, BC, Canada
    • be registered Instagram Account holder;
    • follow @townofgolden on Instagram; and
    • comment on the contest photo by tagging three friends (separate accounts) and telling us why they love Golden, B.C.
  • For an additional entry, entrants may post a photo with a caption explaining why they love Golden and must:
    • share a photo to their registered Instagram account;
    • include a photo taken in Golden or the surrounding area;
    • include why they love Golden in the caption;
    • use the hashtag #townofgolden; and
    • tag @townofgolden in the photo.
  • A maximum of two entries per participant is allowed.
  • For each entry, participants will qualify for a chance to win one of three free Town of Golden Recreation drop-in passes.
  • At the conclusion of the contest, @townofgolden will announce the winner on the contest photo, via Instagram story and contact winners directly through a private Instagram message.
Please note we reserve the right to delete any comments, for any reason. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about the Town of Golden, its products or services, or other people, products, or organizations.

Eligibility
  • Entrants must reside in Golden, B.C., Canada
  • Entries will be declared invalid if they are late, illegible, incomplete, irregular, forged, garbled or reproduced.
  • Entries will be declared invalid if they negatively depict another person, nation, country, ethnicity, race, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Entries will be declared invalid if they contain content deemed offensive or inappropriate including but not limited to nudity, vulgarity or violence.
  • Entries will be declared invalid if any third party trademarks, brands and/or logos such as sports team logos, businesses, restaurants or coffee chains, etc. are used or displayed in any part of the submitted photo, obviously or subliminally.
  • Participants should make a copy of their entry if they wish to keep a copy.
Awarding prizes and disclaimer
Prizes are offered by the Town of Golden and must be picked up at Town Hall at 810 9Ave S, Golden, B.C. Prizes must be accepted as awarded – no substitution, transfers or exchanges will be permitted. The prizes have no cash redemption value. All expenses not expressly specified as being included in the prize are the responsibility of the winner. Prizes will be awarded only on verification by the Town of Golden that all requirements have been met by the potential winner. If for any reason a selected entrant cannot be reached through the contact information provided, or does not respond within 72 hours of being contacted, or if there is any reason a winner cannot accept the prize as awarded, their entry will be declared null and void, and another draw will be made among remaining entries. 

The free Town of Golden Recreation drop-in pass can be used for one free drop-in class at any Town of Golden facility.

Draw details
Prizes will be awarded by random draw upon validation that the current rules and regulations have been respected by participants. At the conclusion of the contest, the Town of Golden will create an excel spreadsheet with all handles of usernames that have commented on the contest photo to enter via  Instagram. MS Excel will randomly select three (3) winners. This document will only be kept in the Town of Golden’s internal file for the duration of the contest.  

The odd of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the contest period via Instagram.

One random draw will occur on Wednesday, August 21 at 10 a.m. (MDT) at the Town of Golden offices, from all eligible entries received. Three (3) winners will be selected.

Use of personal information and photos
By entering the contest, and submitting a photo, entrants expressly consent to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of their personal information (including their Instagram handles) and photos by the Town of Golden for the purpose of administering the contest as well as for the other purposes expressly contemplated in these rules and regulations in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). By commenting on the contest photo or submitting a photo, the entrants expressly consent that the Town of Golden may use the entrant’s personal to communicate with them and to announce and/or post the usernames of the winners on the @townofgolden Instagram page. Entries may be posted on the Town of Golden website or other media pages such as Instagram and Facebook, at the discretion of the Town of Golden.

Statement and license
By sharing your photo on Instagram for the contest, you understand and agree that your photo will be subject to Instagram Terms of Use and licenses.
By submitting a photo, you state that:
  • you own all the rights in the entry including copyright;
  • you meet the eligibility requirements of the contest; and
  • you have obtained consent from all individuals appearing in your photo, including from parents or legal guardian of minors.
The Town of Golden reserves the rights, as its option, to publish any winner’s name or username, photograph, statement regarding this photo contest, for advertising purposes, without compensation or any other advance notice.

By submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges that they have read and understand and agrees that they shall be bound by these Contest Rules. The entrant acknowledges that their photo may be posted or linked to or used in any media by the Town of Golden in its sole discretion. If additional use of the submitted photo as part of the contest should be done by the Town of Golden or one of its partners, the Town will communicate with entrants via Instagram before proceeding. The entrants will have the right to accept or refuse the additional usage of photos.

Employees, servants, agents, contractors, assigns or successors assume no responsibility for Contest Entries that are lost, stolen, tampered with, late, damaged, misdirected, received through impermissible channels, illegible or unintelligible for any reason or for any other circumstance that may limit an individual's ability to participate in the Contest or otherwise affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the Contest, including without limitation any combination of the following:

Disclaimers and exclusion of liability
The Town of Golden, it’s employees, contractors, assigns, or successors assume no responsibility for contest entries that are lost, stolen, tampered with, late, damaged, misdirected, received through impermissible channels, illegible or unintelligible for any reason or for any other circumstance that may limit an individual’s ability to participate in this contest or otherwise affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal course of the contest, including without limitation any combination of the following:
  • inaccessibility of, technical problems with or failure of the Town of Golden website, Facebook, or Instagram pages, email, any telephone, cable network or transmission system, servers, access providers, computer or other equipment, or software traffic congestion on the Internet
  • any virus, computer bug, unauthorized human intervention or any other cause beyond the control of the Town of Golden, and any human error which may occur in the administration of the contest or the processing or judging of entries.
The Town of Golden assumes no responsibility to any entrant for any direct or indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages in connection with the contest or these Rules and Regulations.

General
The Town of Golden reserves the right to exclude from its Instagram page any post that does not comply with these rules and regulations or for any reason that the Town or its partners determines in its sole discretion without notice at any time.

The Town of Golden reserves the right to modify, suspend or cancel this Photo Contest in whole or in part for any reason at its sole discretion.

The Town of Golden reserves the absolute right, at its sole discretion, to reject any entrant who enters this contest in a manner that is contrary to these rules and regulations, disruptive to the proper operation of the contest, or by its nature, is unjust to other entrants.