My Goodwill Story Halloween Contest Rules 2017

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, Inc. (“Goodwill”) My Goodwill Story HALLOWEEN Photo Contest Rules

By submitting a photo of your Goodwill find to the My Goodwill Story Halloween Photo Contest from September 18, 2017 to October 23, 2017, you are entering the following categories:

  • Adult Halloween Costume (Ages 14+)
    • Creative DIY or pre-made costume with pieces from a Goodwill store
  • Child Halloween Costume (Ages 14 and under)
    • Creative DIY or pre-made costume with pieces from a Goodwill store
  • Comic Book Character Costume (All ages)
    • Creative DIY or pre-made costume mimicking/inspired by with comic book/super heroes with elements purchased from a Goodwill store

The above categories will have the following prizes:

  • Adults (Ages 14+) Prize: $25 Goodwill Gift Card and 1 pair of Woods of Terror tickets (1 winner)
  • Kids (Ages 14 and under): $25 Goodwill Gift Card and a 1-year family membership to the North Carolina Zoo (1 winner)
  • Comic Book Characters (All ages): $25 Goodwill Gift Card and 1 pair of Woods of Terror tickets (1 winner)

Contest Details and Winner Selection

  • Contestants upload JPEG images to mygoodwillstory.org from September 18, 2017 to October 23, 2017 with a brief description of their costume, relevance to Goodwill and category they are competing in (Adults, Kids, Comic Book Characters)
  • Finalists photos will be posted in no particular order to Goodwill’s Facebook and Instagram with #mygoodwillstory. Each post will include a description and biographical information provided by the contestant.
  • Facebook and Instagram users vote on their favorites by liking and sharing the posted photo(s).
  • Winners in each category will be selected using a combination of social media user votes and a panel selected by Goodwill.
  • Winners will be notified via email and announced publicly on facebook.com/GoodwillNWNC and instagram.com/goodwillnwnc/.

Contest Schedule

Upload Process – September 18, 2017 to October 23, 2017

Voting Process – October 25, 2017 – October 29, 2017 (11:59 p.m.)

  • Facebook and Instagram users vote on their favorites by Liking and Sharing.

Winner Announced – October 31

General Contest Rules

  • Void outside North Carolina and where prohibited by law.
  • All persons include in the Adult category must be 14 years of age or older. Entries featuring persons under 18 years of age must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian.
  • All entrants under 18 years of age must have consent of a legal guardian to submit photo(s).
  • All entrants under 18 years of age must have consent of a legal guardian to have their image be used in future marketing campaigns.
  • Employees of Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, its subsidiaries, the contracted agencies involved in the development and execution of this contest and immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse of each, and those living in the same household) of the above are ineligible.
  • Participants may only submit one (1) entry per contest.
  • There may be multiple winners per category, depending on prize. This is based on number of entrants and judges’ discretion.
  • Prize winners will be notified by email and announced on facebook.com/GoodwillNWNC/ and instagram.com/goodwillnwnc/.
  • Odds of winning are based on the number of entries submitted.
  • The winner must claim the prize within 72 hours of email notification by responding by email or phone. If any potential winner cannot be contacted within the required time period, he/she forfeits the applicable prize and he/she will be disqualified from further consideration.
  • Failure to comply with these requirements and/or the Official Rules for any reason, return of prize notification or prize as undeliverable or disqualification of any winner for any reason will result in forfeiture of applicable prize.
  • If a potential contest prize winner forfeits a prize or is disqualified for any reason, Goodwill will select an alternate potential winner. If a potential contest winner forfeits a prize or is disqualified for any reason, Goodwill will select from all eligible entries received during the contest period an alternate potential winner. This course of action may continue until the particular prize is won and claimed, or for up to three (3) alternates (after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded), whichever occurs first (if time permits).
  • As a condition of entering, entrants agree:
    • To release Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, its respected affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, its sales representatives, distributors, administrators, and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents (“Promotional Parties”), from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to the delivery, awarding, receipt, possession, typos, misspellings, and/or use or misuse of the entry form and/or prize.
    • Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for the actual out-of-pocket expenses;
    • All causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to the out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs.
    • Goodwill is not responsible for late, lost, mutilated or mis-delivered, illegible, incomplete, or postage-due mail.
    • All decisions made by Goodwill will be final and conclusive.
  • Except where prohibited, submitting a photo to Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina for the 2017 My Goodwill Story Halloween Photo Contest constitutes consent from the entrant to use that photo along with his/her name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter invented without territorial or time limitation.
  • Entrants must have rights to the photo they submit. Entrants who submit photos that constitute a copyright violation will be immediately disqualified.
  • Goodwill may at its sole discretion suspend or terminate the contest by posting a notice should any causes arise beyond the control of Goodwill.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
  • A purchase does not increase your chance of winning.
  • Questions about this promotion may be directed to: Jenny Scholl, Goodwill Director of Marketing, jscholl@goodwillnwnc.org.

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