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"Show the Love" Facebook Promotion Official Rules



The "Show the Love" Facebook Promotion ("Contest") is sponsored by the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau ("Sponsor"), located at 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 200, Rochester, MN, 55904.


The Contest is open to any Contestant ("Contestant") who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 18 years of age or older and above the age of majority in the Contestant's state of residence.

Note that the Contest is not open to employees of Simpleview, Contest Sponsor, any other party involved with the design, production or execution of the Contest or their immediate families.


Contestants may submit one photo to the Rochester, MN Facebook Contest page at: 

Photos should reflect the theme of love between friends.

Contestants can submit photos between 12:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time ("MST") on May 1, 2014 and 11:59 p.m. MST on June 29, 2014.

Photos cannot contain advertisements or solicitations, cannot depict any illegal activity and should be appropriate to the Contest theme.

By entering the Contest, Contestant warrants and represents that the photo submitted is the original work of the Contestant, that Contestant has obtained permission from any person recognizable in the photo; and that the photo, including its publication by Sponsor on the internet or in any other medium, will not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity and/or privacy.

All entries will be screened for compliance with these requirements before they are posted to the Contest page. Any entries deemed inappropriate can be disqualified by the Sponsor or its agents at any time at their sole discretion.


Contest winner will be determined by the number of "likes" Facebook users award each photo between now and 11:59 p.m. MST on July 13, 2014.

The photo with the most "likes" will be identified as the Contest winner.

Facebook users are allowed to "like" any number of photos once every 24 hours and are not allowed to participate in the contest by "liking" photos from more than one Facebook account. In an attempt to limit fraudulent voting, Sponsor and its agents reserve the right to disqualify votes that appear to be out of compliance with this rule, such as blocks of "likes" originating from a single IP address but originating from differing Facebook accounts.


First Prize:  16G iPad Mini, approximate retail value $299.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute different items of equal or greater value. Odds of winning will depend on public votes and perceived quality of photos.


Prize winner will be announced on the Contest page on July 14, 2014. Sponsor will also attempt to notify the Contest winner through Facebook. Winner will be sent and must execute and return within 14 days of receipt an affidavit of eligibility, liability waiver and publicity release ("Prize Documents "), which will include a grant of permission for his/her name and winning photo to be displayed by the Sponsor in promotion of the Contest and for any other purpose. Winner must provide the Prize Documents to the Sponsor electronically, via the mechanism described by the Sponsor in the prize notification. The Prize Documents will also confirm the acceptance of the prize(s). Winner will be required to provide a federal tax identification number for tax purposes.

Any prize may be forfeited or a potential winner disqualified if notification is returned as non-deliverable, if a the winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if winner does not respond within the time period specified, or if winner cannot or is unwilling to execute all Prize Documents. In such event, an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining finalists.


By participating in this Contest, to the extent permitted by law, Contestants agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against Contest Sponsor and related entities. By participating in this Contest, Contestants agree to indemnify Sponsor against third-party claims for damages arising from or related to Contest activities.

Further, each Contestant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and/or the Judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a Contestant's photo, creation of a photo or submission of a photo, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of photo; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to a Contestant's participation in the Contest, the photo and/or Contestant's acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Contestants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, network hardware or software or the Facebook website; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or theprocessing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Contestant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason a Contestant's submission is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Contestant's sole remedy is another submission in the Contest. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.


By submitting an entry, Contestant agrees to Sponsor's and its agents' use of Contestant's photo, name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state in any media, worldwide, without further payment, notice, or consideration, for any purpose. Entrant waives any right to royalties or other compensation related to use of the Contestant's submission.


The Sponsor may collect personal information about Contestant when Contestant submits an entry into the Contest. The Sponsor will use and share this personal information in order to fulfill the requirements of the Contest in accordance with the Contest privacy policy and applicable law. For example, the Sponsor may use this information to contact the Contest winner. By entering the Contest, Contestants consent to the Sponsor using their personal information in this manner.


No prize transfer, assignment or substitution is permitted. All federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on awarded prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If any prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize shall be forfeited and the Sponsor may select an alternate winner from remaining finalists.

The Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and their respective agents will not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify any potential winner.


The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, at the sponsor's sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision


Entrant agrees that, to the extent permitted by law: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the local and federal courts located in Rochester, MN; (iii) Sponsor's total liability arising out of this Agreement shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event shall Sponsor be liable for any participants' attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will Contestants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out- of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


To the extent permitted by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Rochester, MN, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Rochester, MN. Any disputes with the United States shall be handled in accordance with federal law.


To obtain the name of the Contest winner, send an email to with "WINNER" as the subject line. Requests must be received by 11:59 PM MST on July 31, 2014. Winner will be sent after winners have been verified. DO NOT SEND ANY SUBMISSIONS TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.