Taste of Chicago Foodie Photo Challenge

FoodiePhotoChallenge2018How do you enjoy the Taste of Chicago? A slice of cheesecake from the Eli’s booth, a piece of Eli’s BIG Birthday Cake, or a sample in our Bakery Café? Snap the best shot of you celebrating the Taste of Chicago with Eli’s Cheesecake! Upload your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #ElisAtTaste. Entries will be accepted from 11am CST on Wednesday, July 11th, through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, July 15th. At the end of the contest, all of the entries will be judged by a panel of Eli’s associates.

 

There will be three winners announced at the end of the photo challenge – 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place.

The photos will be judged based on:

  1. Creativity

  2. Uniqueness

  3. Picture quality

  4. The best incorporation of Eli’s Cheesecake with the Taste of Chicago and/or city of Chicago.

The winners will be announced on Monday, July 16th by 4:30pm CST. 1st place prize is a Best of Eli’s Gift Pack (9” Strawberry Topped Cheesecake, 7” Original Plain Cheesecake, and 6 Dippers®) and an Eli’s Taste T-Shirt. 2nd place prize is a 9” Original Favorites Sampler Cheesecake. 3rd place prize is an Eli’s Taste T-Shirt.

 

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

This contest is sponsored by The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The contest is in no way sponsored by nor associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

TERMS

Eli’s 2018 Foodie Photo Challenge begins at 11:00am CST on July 11, 2018 and ends on July 15, 2018 at 11:59pm CST. Participants will upload the best picture they have of their Eli’s Cheesecake incorporated with the City of Chicago and/or the Taste of Chicago and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook tagging #ElisatTaste. There will be three winners announced on Monday, July 16 by 4:30pm CST—1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

 

WHO MAY ENTER

Contest is open to any individual in the United States. Employees of The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, and its affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, participants must upload their photo with the hashtag #ElisatTaste Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content is cause for disqualification. All entries must be submitted and received by 11:59pm CST on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

 

WINNER SELECTION

There will be three winners in total: 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place. The three winners will be judged and chosen on:  1. Creativity, 2. Uniqueness, 3. Picture quality, 4. Best incorporation of Eli’s Cheesecake with the City of Chicago and/or the Taste of Chicago. The winners will be announced via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by 4:30pm CST on Monday, July 16, 2018 and have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Selected winners MUST contact The Eli’s Cheesecake Company by 4:30pm CST on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be selected.

 

CONTEST PRIZES

1st place winner: Eli’s Taste T-Shirt & Best of Eli’s Gift Pack (9” Strawberry Topped Cheesecake, 7” Original Plain Cheesecake, and 6 Dippers®)

2nd place winner: 9” Original Favorites Sampler Cheesecake

3rd place winner: Eli’s Taste T-Shirt

No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.

 

JUDGING

All entries will be judged by a panel of Eli’s judges.  Each judge will give each entry a score one (lowest) through five (highest) in each category.  The entry with the most points will be the winner.  The entries will be judged on the following criteria: (1) Creativity; (2) Photographic quality (3) Incorporation of Eli’s Cheesecake with the City of Chicago and/or The Taste of Chicago. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the entry with the highest score in originality of all the tied entries.  If there is a further tie, the winner will be the entry with the highest score in Consistency of all the tied entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.  Being named a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer winners if the quality or quantity of eligible entries is insufficient.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.

 

The winning entries will be posted on Eli’s Cheesecake’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@elischeesecake) on Monday, July 16 by 4:30pm CST. The winning entrants will have 24 hours from the time the winner is announced to contact Eli’s Cheesecake via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with their contact information.  In the event that a winner does not claim their prize, the entry with the next highest score will be named a winner.

 

In the event of a dispute regarding the online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Eli’s Cheesecake the right to use the photo and their name on any form of media, including, but not limited to Eli’s Cheesecake’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.