We are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with the Cambridge Office of Tourism to give away one set of two VIP Meateater Rib Fest Tickets plus one coveted “I Heart East Cambridge” t-shirt and one set of two Taste Tickets plus one coveted “I Heart East Cambridge” t-shirt to the Smoke This Rib Fest event on Sunday, October 20th!
Take pictures of your favorite East Cambridge spots (restaurants, food, architecture, parks, people, anything that shows your love for East Cambridge) upload them to Instagram and tag your photos with #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge. Make sure you geotag your location or give a shout out to where you are.
Feel free to tag as many pictures as you would like and existing images can be retagged too! You must be a follower of @CambridgeUSA on Instagram to win.
The contest will run from October 10th to October 17th. For more details please see the below submission guidelines.
This request for submissions is administered by the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism. The initial request for submissions to win 1st Prize of two Meateater tickets to the 2013 Smoke This Rib Fest and a t-shirt (a $165 value for first place) or 2nd Prize of two Taste Tickets to the 2013 Smoke This Rib Fest and a t-shirt (a $55 value for second place) will be ongoing from October 10th until October 17, 2013 midnight EST.
The submission request is open to all individuals aged 18 or over who have access to an Internet connection via a mobile device and who download the Instagram mobile application.
No purchase is required. Submitters are required to be a follower of the Cambridge Office for Tourism via Instagram (CambridgeUSA) in order to participate.
Submissions must be submitted via the Instagram mobile application, which can be downloaded from www.instagram.com, the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android). Submissions by mail or any other channel will not be accepted. No communication or correspondence related to submissions will be exchanged with submitters, except in selected cases.
Submitters are invited to take photographs of any thing or place that they love in East Cambridge and to post these photographs to Instagram using the hashtag #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge. These images can range from a plate of food, to a favorite coffee shop, architecture, parks, etc. Submitters must also provide a geotag, or mention the location of the photo in the comment section.
Submitters may post as many pictures as they like each day. As a Submitter of any image, you agree 1) that the image belongs to you, and 2) that you have consent of anyone clearly depicted in the image.
All individuals who post a photograph in accordance with these terms and conditions are considered to be submitters. To submit photos, submitters must: – Log in to the Instagram application. – Take a photograph. – Add the #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge hashtag in the Instagram photo caption. – Post the photograph to the Instagram network.
The Cambridge Office for Tourism and the East Cambridge Business Association retains the right to post their own photos for promotional purposes only during the contest using the #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge hashtag. However, these submissions will not be eligible to win the contest and serve as promotional material ONLY for the 2013 Smoke This Rib Fest event.
4. SELECTION PROCEDURES
Members of the Cambridge Office for Tourism staff and East Cambridge Business Association Board members will select two (2) images that will win the prize (one set of two tickets per winner) from the photo pool. The selection process will take place once the contest has ended. Submitters will be notified via comment on the photo in Instagram on October 18. The two (2) winners must contact the East Cambridge Business Association via email – firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize. If the Office for Tourism and East Cambridge Business Association fails to hear from the selected winners within 24 hours of the initial announcement, the office retains the right to select a new winner(s).
The selected winners can pick up their tickets on the day of the event at the registration desk.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Submitters authorize the Cambridge Office for Tourism and East Cambridge Business Association to use all photographs tagged with the #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge hashtag solely for the purpose of promoting the destination of Cambridge, MA OR for promoting the Smoke This Rib Fest event and not to be resold or reused for profit in any way. Any usage other than as outlined in these Rules would be negotiated by the original photographer. Usage rights and copyrights of any material submitted to the East Cambridge Business Association and Cambridge Office for Tourism, in whole or in part, will be the property of the original photographer.
6. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned terms and conditions or any other terms and conditions indicated in these Submitter Rules will lead to automatic elimination of the image from consideration for selection. Selected Submitters who have not met these requirements will not be eligible to have their submissions considered for selection. Submissions will be subject to a check by the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism. All submissions or attempted submissions that are fraudulent, incomplete, submitted or received late or otherwise non-compliant may be rejected, in which case the submission and selection may be withdrawn, depending on the circumstances. Any decision made by the East Cambridge Business Association and Cambridge Office for Tourism regarding any aspect of these submissions, including but not limited to eligibility and disqualification of submissions, will be final and without appeal.
The East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism reserves the right to disqualify an individual or withdraw one or more submissions made by an individual who submits or attempts to submit an image in a manner that contradicts the terms and conditions of these Rules or that is unfair toward other Submitters (e.g., computer hacking, use of a program, device or software program that may interfere with the procedures, conduct or technical aspects of submission). Any such individual may be referred to the appropriate legal authorities. The decisions of the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism in this regard will be final and without appeal.
In the event that a prize might be offered at any time for submissions, and, for reasons unrelated to the winners, the East Cambridge Business Association is not able to award a prize at any time for submissions, they reserve the right to replace the prize with one of the same kind and equivalent value or, at their discretion, remit the cash value of the prize as indicated in these Rules. Winners release the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism, its affiliates and the advertising and promotional agencies related to any future contests, as well as their employees, agents and representatives, from any liability for damages that they may incur as a result of accepting or using their prizes. To be declared a winner and prior to accepting a prize, the selected Submitters must sign a declaration form to this effect.
The East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism and their advertising and promotional agencies, as well as their employees, agents and representatives, disclaim all liability for the malfunction of any computer component, software, application or communication line, for the loss or lack of a communications network or for any transmission that is faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible or erased by any computer or network and that may limit or eliminate an individual’s ability to enter a submission. The East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism also disclaims all liability for any malfunction of the Internet network that prevents access to the contest page or the Instagram application or interferes with the conduct of the submission. Moreover, the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism cannot be held liable for any fees incurred related to the use of Internet data. Although the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism will do everything they can to provide Submitters with information and tools that are accessible and accurate, they cannot be held liable for errors (specifically those related to postings on the submission sites or the transmission of erroneous information to Submitters), the unavailability of information or the presence of viruses on the Instagram application. By entering a submission, submitters acknowledge and accept the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, the lack of protection against possible misuse or hacking of data and the risk of contamination by viruses that may be circulating on the network. It is incumbent upon Submitters to take all the necessary steps to safeguard their own data and software on their computer and telephone systems against any such risks.
The East Cambridge Business Association and Cambridge Office for Tourism and their advertising and promotional agencies, as well as their employees, agents and representatives, cannot be bound to any other terms than those stipulated herein. The Cambridge Office for Tourism reserves the right to, at their sole discretion, cancel, change or suspend any terms outlined herein, in whole or in part, or to terminate it, in the event of an incident or human interference that alters the administration, security, impartiality or conduct of the submission or usage as described in these Rules, if applicable. In the event the Submission Rules are modified, suspended or terminated, Submitters will be notified by way of the same channels as those used to promote the Submissions.
In the event that the computer system cannot save all the submissions for whatever reason, or in the event the submission period must be terminated in whole or in part before the closing date indicated in these Rules, submissions may be selected as specified in Section 4, at the discretion of the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism.
By entering or attempting to enter submissions, submitters release the East Cambridge Business Association and the Cambridge Office for Tourism, their subsidiaries and their advertising and promotional agencies, as well as their employees, agents and representatives, from any liability for damages that Submitters may incur as a result of taking part in or attempting to take part in submission of images for usage on the Website.
Should any paragraph of these Rules be declared or ruled illegal, unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, this paragraph will be considered null and void. However, the other paragraphs that are not affected will continue to be valid, within the legal constraints of the law.
Submission of images is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations.