2016 Instagram Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES
Sponsored by VisitBishop (“Sponsors”).
NO ENTRY FEE. NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN.
Sweepstakes Details: Promotion/Contest Name (the “Sweepstakes”): 2016 VisitBishop /
Entry deadline is May 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST
To enter: Post or regram a photo of Bishop, California on Instagram using hashtag
“#BishopLovesMules” and tag a friend you’d like to take to Bishop Mule Days in the comments
between May 5th at 08:00 AM, PST, and May 23 at 11:59 PM, PST. (“Entry Period”). All photos
provided by entrants becomes the property of Sponsor. Winners will be notified by direct message on
Instagram. There is no limit on the number of online entries per entrant during the entry period.
Winner will be randomly chosen. Prizes and Odds: The prize to be awarded from the promotion/contest
is as follows: Prize: Two (2) Grandstand tickets to the 2016 Bishop Mule Days Saturday night show.
The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
- Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada age 18 or older,
who have an active Instagram account and Internet access as of the beginning of the
Employees of Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising,
promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same
household, are not eligible to participate in the promotion/contest. Participation in the
promotion/contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these
Official Rules & Regulations (“Official Rules”). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
No mechanically reproduced entries are allowed and any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the
like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.
- Prize Drawing: All promotion/contest name entries meeting the requirements of these Official
Rules will be entered into the prize drawing, to be held on or around 3 days after online
deadline at the Bishop Visitor Center, Bishop California. The winners will be selected at
random from among all eligible entries received and decisions are final and binding.
The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Winners are solely
responsible for any and all federal, state, provincial and local taxes that apply to prizes. No cash or
other substitution of prizes is permitted, except at the sole option of Sponsor for a prize of equal or
greater value. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to the parents or legal guardians, who must sign
all required affidavits and releases. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.
- Notification of Winners: Winners will be notified by direct message via Instagram within one
(1) days of the prize drawing, and may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility
and publicity/liability release within seven (7) days of notification. If a selected Winner cannot
be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize and/or where applicable an affidavit of
eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, prize
may be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from remaining valid, eligible entries
timely submitted. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be
deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account specified in the
entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Instagram account. No automatically generated entries will be accepted.
to any third party other than the corresponding Sponsor. Additionally, by entering the
promotion/contest you understand that VisitBishop may repost your entry photo at some later
- General Rules: By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The
promotion/contest is offered by Sponsor, Bishop Visitor Center, which is not responsible for
late, lost, delayed, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, or for theft or destruction or
unauthorized access or alterations of entry materials, phone, electrical, network, computer,
hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. This
promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
By participating and winning a prize, Winner releases Sponsor, its parent, affiliates,
subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, sponsors, and agents, including advertising and
promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to the promotion/contest or the
acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation (i) any condition caused
by events beyond Sponsor’s control that may cause the promotion/contest to be disrupted or
corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential
or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance,
possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Instagram giveaway; and (iii) any
printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the promotion/contest.
Sponsor’s decisions in all respects relative to the promotion/contest are final. Sponsor reserves
the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the promotion/contest in whole or
in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the
promotion/contest is compromised, without liability to the entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to
disqualify any winner, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner is
responsible for paying any income taxes on the value of the prize received. Void where
prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, provincial and local regulations apply.
- Additional Conditions: Except where prohibited by law, by accepting any prize, Winner
consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, winning
entry and statements attributed to winner (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes
without additional compensation. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be
acknowledged or returned.
- Winner’s List, Official Rules: For a list of prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send
your request and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “promotion/contest” Bishop Visitor
Center or, (for Winner’s list only) send an email message to with
“Winner’s list” as the email subject and contest name specified in the body of the e-mail.
- Sponsor’s Address: Sponsor is Bishop Visitor Center (VisitBishop), 690 North Main Street,
Bishop, CA, 93514
Copyright © 2016 VisitBishop.