Official Contest Rules

The #BoothReconnect Photo Contest is sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (“Chicago Booth”) and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other person or entity. By participating, you are providing information to Chicago Booth and not to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or any other person or entity; you also agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

ELIGIBILITY: The #BoothReconnect Photo Contest is open to all Chicago Booth alumni who are registered for any Reconnect weekend event at the time of entry. Registration for Chicago Booth Reconnect weekend is required. Although certain Reconnect events (for example, meals and conferences) may involve payments, fees, or other associated charges, no payment, fee, or charge is required to participate in the Photo Contest or to win an Apple Watch. Participation in any Reconnect events that do involve payments, fees, or other charges will not improve a person’s chances of winning. Employees or agents of the University of Chicago and Chicago Booth, as well as their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household, are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning Monday, April 10, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. CST, follow the instructions to enter the competition by following Chicago Booth’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. To qualify, entrants must snap and upload an image of how they are celebrating Reconnect; tag @ChicagoBooth on Instagram or Twitter from a public (open) account; and use the official hashtag #BoothReconnect. For Facebook, entrants must post using #BoothReconnect on Chicago Booth’s Facebook page. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Photos and videos must be uploaded, and @ChicagoBooth mentioned in the post description along with the hashtag #BoothReconnect, by 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Entries received or completed after the deadline will not be considered.

PRIZES: A total of 1 Prize will be awarded. Prize is valued at $269; there are no shipping or handling fees. Chicago Booth reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised prize is unavailable. Any applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

HOW TO WIN AND ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received; we anticipate more than 2,100 registrants for the Reconnect weekend. One winner will be selected by a Chicago Booth internal selection committee who will judge entries on creativity, entertainment value, showcasing a sense of community, and video and picture quality. All committee decisions are final. The winner will be notified by the official @ChicagoBooth Instagram account within seven days following the submission deadline. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner. Winners must claim their prize by email, phone, or in person within three business days after notification or an alternate winner may be selected.

Chicago Booth assumes no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, inaccurate, or damaged entries, or undeliverable or filtered e-mails.  Chicago Booth does not accept responsibility for any damage (whether material or non-material) caused to entrants, to their computer equipment (or to data stored on them), or to their personal, professional, or commercial activities as a result of participating in the Photo Contest. Chicago Booth reserves the right to cancel or modify the Photo Contest promotion to the extent permitted under applicable law should fraud, misconduct, or technical failures compromise the integrity of the promotion. Fraudulent entries (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar methods of participation) are subject to disqualification in Chicago Booth’s sole discretion.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Entrants grant to Chicago Booth a royalty-free license to use, retain, and publish their Instagram handle, name, and photo/video submission (and any portion thereof) in print and any other media for any reason (including, but not limited to advertising, promotional, development, or education-related purposes) so long as the images are credited to the name of entrant. 

PRIVACY: We will not distribute, disclose, or sell any personal information provided in connection with the Photo Contest to third parties, although we may disclose personal information as required by law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, RELEASE, AND INDEMNIFICATION: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the University of Chicago, Chicago Booth, the University of Chicago Hospitals (and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents), as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, from all responsibility or liability for damages, losses, or injuries of any kind, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, resulting arising from or in connection with the Photo Contest.

CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM: Illinois law shall govern this Photo Contest promotion without regard any applicable choice of law rules, and all entrants agree that the courts of Illinois shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute regarding these Official Rules or any activity associated with the Photo Contest promotion.