Contest Rules

Prize winner(s) will be chosen at random and notified on or before the start of the event.

  1. THE CONTEST
    These contest rules apply to the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sweepstakes contest at the IMEX America at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 10-12, 2019, and are sponsored by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  3. ELIGIBILITY
    The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada, ages 21 and older, but excluding employees, directors and officers of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and employees, directors and officers of its respective advertising and promotional agencies, as well as family members of any of the foregoing.
  4. HOW TO ENTER AND HOW TO WIN
    To enter the contest, you must visit the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau’s booth at the IMEX America at Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 10-12, 2019 and participate in the “Rocky Steps photo experience.” Once your photo is taken, you must share that photo via a public Twitter or Instagram public profile and include the hashtag #PHLatIMEX in the copy/caption. You also must follow the official @meetPHL Twitter profile OR @discover_PHL Instagram profile. Two winners will be chosen at random by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau on September 19, 2019.
  5. DEADLINE FOR CLAIMING A PRIZE
    The contest winners will be notified via social media. Each contest winner will receive a $1,000 American Express gift card. Each contest winner must claim the prize within 24 hours of being notified, unless otherwise specified (the “Deadline”). If the contest winner fails either to claim the prize or to inform the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau of his or her inability to claim the prize before the Deadline, his or her entry will be forfeited. Prize winners will be required to provide a valid United States or Canadian shipping address, name, and email when claiming the prize, failing which he or she will forfeit the prize.
  6. EXPENSES
    Prize winners are responsible for any incidental expenses (other than shipping costs, which will be covered by the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau) incurred in connection with accepting the prize (the “Expenses”). Prize winners understand that they may not seek reimbursement for the Expenses from the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau or its respective advertising and promotional agencies.
  7. LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES PERMITTED
    Only one entry per person is permitted. Multiple entries will be discarded. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are reproduced, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
  8. CHANCES OF WINNING
    Chances of winning depend on the number of contest participants.
  9. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES
    The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of any prize. Each contest winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement from or pursue any legal or equitable remedy against the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau should the prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory to the contest winner. In the event that the IMEX America at Sands Expo is canceled, no prizes will be awarded.
  10. PRIZE TO BE ACCEPTED AS AWARDED
    The decision of the contest judges is final, and the prize must be accepted as awarded. The prize is not redeemable for cash and no substitute for any portion of the prize is offered. Should a contest winner be unable to claim the prize as awarded, his or her entry will be forfeited.
  11. SUBSTITUTION OR CHANGE TO THE CONTESTS
    The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and its respective advertising and promotional agencies reserve the right to substitute a prize or any component thereof with those of approximately the same value and reserve the right to change the contest rules or terminate or withdraw the contest at any time, without prior notice.
  12. OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
    All entries shall become the property of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise indecipherable entries due to any failure or technical malfunction of the on-line computer systems of equipment, servers, access providers, software, poor reception, technical problems, failure of any email or submission or due to any other reason regardless of cause.
  13. CONSENT TO USE OF PERSONALITY
    By entering the contest, each participant, including each contest winner, consents to the use of his or her name, city of residence, photograph, image or any other aspect of his or her personality for the limited purpose of sharing the winners and their posts, through the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau social media accounts, following the contest.
  14. CONSENT TO COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
    By entering the contest and voluntarily providing personal information including name, email address, and city of residence (the “Participant Information”), each contest participant grants permission to the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau for the collection of the Participant Information.
  15. NO DISRUPTION TO CONTEST
    All contest participants agree to respect the entry process and the operation of the contest as outlined in these contest rules. The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau may disqualify or ban from future contests any contest participant or person who the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau believes is tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest, is acting in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner, or is behaving with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any person associated with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Any attempt to deliberately damage a website or to undermine the legitimate operation of a contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should any such attempt be made by a contest participant or other person, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau may seek damages or other relief from such contest participant or other person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  16. WHERE CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS AVAILABLE
    These contest rules are available online at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau website at meetPHL.com/contest-rules.
  17. COMPLIANCE WITH CONTEST RULES
    All participants agree to abide by the contest rules, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  18. COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
    This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, county, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations.
  19. NOT AFFILIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, OR TWITTER
    This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the sponsors of this contest and not to Instagram or Twitter.

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