Official Rules for Lake George Area Instagram Contests 2015 


The Contest is sponsored by the Warren County Department of Tourism, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by Trampoline Design, 11 South Street, Suite 201, Glens Falls, NY 12801 (the “Administrator”). 

How to Enter:

To enter the contest, tag a photo you’ve taken of the Lake George Area (Warren County, NY) with @LakeGeorgeArea and #VisitLakeGeorgeArea in the caption. Follow Lake George Area on Instagram. Entrant must be a member of Instagram. Membership is free. Entrants can enter as many photos as they would like during the Contest Period. 

Entries will be considered ineligible if, at the sole discretion of the sponsor, they do not follow the directions described in these Official Rules, or if they contain language or images that are in any way threatening, abusive, offensive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, in breach of confidence, embarrassing to any person or likely to deceive any person, hateful, blasphemous, pornographic, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or otherwise contrary to any law or appear contrary to the spirit of the contest. 

By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest, and to the Sponsor possibly posting the Entry on their Internet sites and printed materials, in connection with the Contest, and grants the Sponsor permission to use the submission in any media for promotion of the county. 

Entry Deadlines:

The contest runs from 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time on November 16th and ends at 11:59 on December 13th. Each week within that time frame has a new theme that runs as following:

     •November 16-22: Landscape

     •November 23-29: Flavors

     •November 30-December 6: Places

     •December 7-13: Selfies

No purchase is necessary, but in order to enter the contest you must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law. 

Winner Selection and Notification:

All entries received via the Lake George Area Instagram at the end of each weeks contest by Midnight will be considered valid entries for this contest. One winner per week will be chosen based on photographic content and representation of the Lake George Area and that weeks contest theme and the creativity of the post. Winners will be announced December 18th. Warren County will attempt to inform the winners via Instagram. If we do not hear from winner via the email provided by winner within two weeks, participant will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. This process will be repeated until the prize is successfully awarded. Odds on winning depend upon number of entries received. Decisions of the judges are final. No alternative prize, cash equivalent, or other substitution is permitted. Prizes are nontransferable. 


One winner from each week can choose one of the following:

     a 2016 Season Pass to Six Flags Great Escape In Queensbury

     b 1 Day Lift Pass to Gore Mountain in North Creek

     c $75 Gift Card to Oscar’s Smokehouse in Warrensburg

     d $75 Gift Card to Downtown City Tavern in Glens Falls

Eligibility Restrictions:

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. The contest is open, excluding employees of Warren County Tourism and/or their affiliated companies, advertising or promotional agencies or members of their families. 

Conditions of Entry:

By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Warren County Department of Tourism and all of their respective affiliates, advertising agencies, and employees shall not be responsible for, (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, false, incomplete, stolen or illegible entries; (ii) failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or recipient; (iii) any injuries, losses or damages or any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, usage of or participation in any prize, or while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to any prize related activity (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light); or (iv) typographical, printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsors are also not liable for any damage to participants’ computer system that may result from participating in the Contest. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the forfeiture of all interest in the prize. Entry and/or acceptance of prize(s) constitutes permission for Warren County and their agents and licensees, to use the entrant’s name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical material for broadcast and promotional purposes in connection with this contest for a period of up to one year. Any person attempting to defraud or in anyway tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Warren County reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if, in its sole discretion, it determines that for any reason (such as tampering or infection by computer virus) the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or fraud, technical failures, printing or distribution errors, or any other causes of occurrences have compromised the fairness or integrity of the Contest.

Warren County is not responsible for Internet connections, unavailability of servers or any other technical malfunctions that may impede your entering this contest via the Internet. Contest sponsors are not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections. Contest sponsors are likewise, not liable for damage to participants’ computer system that may result from participating in the contest. 

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Warren County Department of Tourism (Lake George Area) and not to Instagram.