We just hit 100 million followers! To celebrate, we’re giving away a Nat Geo photo trip to Tanzania.
Every day our photographers show you their worlds. For one day, we challenge you to show us yours. Here’s how:
- Post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo to your Instagram feed. You have 24 hours.
- Add the hashtag #natgeo100contest in the caption.
- Vote on your favorite photo in our Instagram story on Friday.
The winner gets the trip! Plus, the top 10 submissions will be posted to the @natgeo Instagram feed.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The National Geographic “100 Million” Contest (the “Contest”) begins on or about February 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on February 25, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). During the Promotion Period, entrants will have the opportunity to upload a personal photograph (collectively, a “Submission”) that best demonstrates your world. The Promotion Period consists of a submission phase that begins February 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET and ends on February 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ET (the “Submission Period”) and an online voting phase that begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on February 24, 2019 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on February 25, 2019 (the “Voting Period”) during which up to ten (10) finalists (each, a “Finalist”) will be selected from the eligible Submissions received and will be posted online for others to view and judge, as more fully set forth below. From these Finalists, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected, as more fully set forth below. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of National Geographic Partners, LLC, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20036, (“Sponsor”) which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and countries currently subject to United States embargo or on the United States list of state sponsors of terrorism are not eligible to participate. For a current list of countries currently subject to United States embargo or on the United States list of state sponsors of terrorism, go to http://pmddtc.state.gov/embargoed_countries/index.html. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and Contest agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively as the “Contest Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are NOT eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. This Contest is void where prohibited. No businesses or non-profit organizations are permitted to enter the Contest or win a prize.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about February 20, 2019, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) will select up to ten (10) Finalists from all eligible Submissions received during the Promotion Period based upon the following criteria: Execution of Theme (e.g., best demonstrating “Your World”) (30%), (30%) for Creativity & Originality, (40%) for Photographic Quality (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”). Each Finalist Submission will be uploaded to Sponsor’s Instagram account (the “@natgeo Instagram Account”) where it will be made available for viewing by the general public and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. From February 24, 2019 through February 25, 2019 (the “Voting Period”) @natgeo Instagram account visitors will have the opportunity to vote on the Submission they like the best. Votes for each Submission will be tracked by the Instagram Stories rating tool. Any “likes”, “shares” or other activity posted on the NG Instagram Account before the Voting Period starts is unofficial, shall not have any bearing on whether a Submission is selected as a Finalist and should not be relied upon for any purpose. Any entrant offering or using, or attempting to use a “cheat,” payment, or other incentive, or any other means to obtain votes will be disqualified and any votes earned by those means will be void in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Submission that receives the highest number of votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the @natgeo Instagram Account on February 25, 2019 and notified by using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any Grand Prize Winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential Grand Prize Winner for any reason. If a potential Grand Prize Winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if the notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential Grand Prize Winner, such potential Grand Prize Winner will forfeit his or her potential prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected. If any potential Grand Prize Winner is found to be ineligible or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and the next highest scoring Submission may be selected.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize is available. Subject to the timely return of all required documents as set forth below, the contestant who was chosen as the Winner will be invited to receive the following prize (the “Grand Prize”): (1) The Winner will receive a six (6) day Tanzania Photo Safari Trip which will include round-trip economy class air transportation from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence; some meals, daily activities, excursions and transfers included and additional restrictions, terms and details can be found at:https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/africa/land/tanzania-photo-safari/. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize is Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000). At the Grand Prize winner’s option, the Grand Prize can be substituted with (i) a trip to Yellowstone, which will include the elements and be subject to the terms and conditions located at trip.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/expeditions/destinations/north-america/land/yellowstone-winter-photo-tour/ (and ARV of $5,000); or (ii) a two thousand five hundred dollar ($2,500) cash prize.
Actual value may vary depending on winner’s residence. No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. Prize may not be extended, transferred or refunded. Specific dates and times for travel shall be designated exclusively by the Sponsor. Certain travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Any stated difference between the approximate value and actual value of the Grand Prize or any substituted prize will not be awarded. Winner must be able to travel on the specified dates. Winners not able to travel on those dates will forfeit prize package and an alternate Winner will be selected. Winner must have a valid passport and at least one (1) major credit card in good standing. Hotels may require a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in. All costs and expenses not specifically listed herein, including but not limited to, customs duties, gratuities, taxes, visas, travel insurance, immunizations and any other incidentals not mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Due to the location and nature of these trips, weather, government regulations or other operational issues may require changes to be made to your itinerary and/or the cancellation of some excursions. In the event that a prize component is not available for any reason, then remaining elements of prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to a Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Dates of departure from and arrival back in the United States will depend on gateway selected and airline schedule. Winner will be required to sign and return a form agreeing to the conditions and release of liability and assumption of all risks before travel arrangements are confirmed. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Finalist Prize: Each Finalist will be awarded one (1) copy of a contributing photographer’s book. The ARV of each book Ten Dollars ($10.00).
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All portions of the prize(s) are non-assignable and non-transferable. Any prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Contest materials are for illustrative purposes only. All details and other restrictions of the prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Grand Prize Winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. The Grand Prize Winner (as well as each member of a Grand Prize winning team) may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, a Publicity Release (where imposing such condition is legal) and an Agreement/Acceptance Form certifying among other things that they have complied with these Official Rules and will create the Expedition Work Product and complete the Expedition in accordance with Sponsor’s instructions (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If any potential Grand Prize Winner (or member of a Grand Prize winning team) fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within ten (10) days of prize notification, the Grand Prize Winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Contest. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CONDITIONS ON PARTICIPATION IN THE GRAND PRIZE. The Grand Prize to be awarded in this Contest may involve a trip that may involve circumstances or activities that are considered dangerous. As part of the Prize Claim Documents, the Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign additional release documentation acknowledging and accepting the actual or potential risk of death or injury that may result from completing the Grand Prize trip, and assuming all risks and releasing the Sponsor from any and all liability of any kind. If the Grand Prize winner should, prior to or during the Grand Prize trip, commit any act which is antithetical to Sponsor or its productions or which brings the Grand Prize winner or Sponsor into public disrepute or scandal, or which shocks, insults or offends a substantial portion or group of the community or reflects unfavorably on the Grand Prize winner or Sponsor, Sponsor may, in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedy of any kind or nature set forth herein or otherwise available, withhold the Grand Prize grant and/or terminate the Grand Prize trip. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Grand Prize winner shall refrain from publicly making any disparaging or unfavorable comments about Sponsor or its productions both during and after the Grand Prize trip. Further, during Grand Prize winner’s Expedition and any Grand Prize-related activities, the Grand Prize winner may not (a) carry weapons of any kind (including, without limitation, firearms and knives); (b) use illegal drugs or prescription medication without a valid prescription; and/or (c) consume more than a reasonable amount (as determined by Sponsor in its discretion) of alcoholic beverages.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: Each person who enters this Contest represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Submission is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Submission does not contain any computer virus (as applicable), is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with entrant, and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Promotion Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each entrant into the Contest hereby irrevocably grants Sponsor, its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, limited license (but not the obligation) to reproduce exploit and otherwise use the Submission solely in connection with the Contest and the marketing and promotion thereof, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any and all media, without further notice to, consent by, or payment to entrant. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Submission in connection with Sponsor’s permitted uses hereunder and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Any alterations shall be made in accordance with Sponsor’s ethical guidelines. Sponsor shall have the right to freely assign its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Sponsor shall retain the rights granted in each Submission even if the Submission is disqualified or fails to meet the Submission Requirements. By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that their Submission may be featured on Sponsor (and Sponsor’s assigns) social media and editorial websites.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in or winner of the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information and Submission, and any individual(s) participating therein, in any and all media in connection with the Website or the Contest or the marketing and promotion thereof and hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Entrants agree that the Promotion Entities and Instagram (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Contest as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated for Force Majeure before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP/WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF: Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and the Promotion Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest does not place the Promotion Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant’s Submission. Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Promotion Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotion Entity’s use of any such similar or identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotion Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission. Finally, each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of a Promotion Entity’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief and entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.
NO OBLIGATION TO USE: Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission or any materials or content created by the Grand Prize Winner during his or her Expedition (the “Materials”), or to otherwise exploit any Submission or Materials or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the Submission or Materials for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and contestants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.
DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Contest.
FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: If Sponsor shall desire to secure additional assignments, releases from third parties appearing in the Submission, or other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then each entrant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor’s request therefor.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.
ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees: (i) that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Promotion Entities relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (a) the Contest, (b) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (c) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (ii) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (iii) the arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, California; (iv) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable entrant may have entered into in connection with the Contest; (v) the arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (vi) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (vii) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the entrant or Sponsor; (viii) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against Sponsor exceed $125 USD, and entrant is unable (or not required under the rules of JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Sponsor agrees to pay them and/or forward them on entrant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator; (ix) if the entrant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (x) with the exception of subpart (vi) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (vi) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at www.jamsadr.com.
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: National Geographic’s “100 Million” Contest”, c/o Josh Raab, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. These Official Rules will be posted on the website (www.NatGeo.com/100-Million--Contest-Rules) during the Promotion Period.
MISCELLANEOUS: This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or other associated with Instagram, Inc. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram.
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