Learning Resources NAEYC 2015 Photo Sweepstakes

Official Rules

1. Eligibility: NAEYC 2015 Photo Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and who have the Instagram application downloaded on their mobile smart device (“Device”) and an Instagram account as of date of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor's parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising or promotional agencies and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each such employee, and all those with whom such employee are domiciled, are NOT eligible. Void where restricted or prohibited, and subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws.

2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins on November 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm EST and ends on November 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST (the “Entry Period”).

3. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the Sweepstakes. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Before entering the Sweepstakes, the “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF”. To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be following Learning Resources on Instagram @learningresources (http://instagram.com/learningresources#) and or Facebook (http://facebook.com/learningresources). During the Entry Period, (i) visit the Learning Resources booth # 544 at NAEYC 2015 in Orlando, FL. Take a photo in our Learning Resources booth & Caption what your are “Gearing Up” for! Upload the photo on Instagram or Facebook ; (ii) Include the hashtag #naeycac and tag us on Instagram (@learningresources) or facebook.com/learningresourcesYou may enter as many photos as you like as long as each photo is different. Photos must be uploaded in accordance with the Instagram Terms of Use (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/). Each uploaded photo will be counted as one (1) “Entry” and is subject to the requirements outlined below. All Entries must be complete and received before the end of the Entry Period to be eligible for the prize drawing. Entries may only be submitted by a single registered Instagram user, group submissions are not permissible. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Device or email address. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited. Normal internet access and Device usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.


  • Entries must be the original work of entrant
  • Entrants must visit the Learning Resources booth at NAEYC 2015 in Orlando, FL between November 18-21, 2015 & take a photo in our booth telling us what you are Gearing up for!;
  • Entrants must upload the photo (as mentioned above) on Instagram or Facebook* Entries must include the hashtag #naeycac and tag us @learningresources;
  • Entrant must be18 years of age or older at the time the photo was taken;
  • Entries must not been previously published or won a award or prize of any kind
  • Entrant may be, but is not required to be, depicted in the Entry photo
  • Entries must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, contain profanity, nudity, sexual content; hateful content of any kind; content that promotes violence or harm to another living creature; or any other offensive content (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion)
  • Entries must not contain material that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous
  • Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
  • Entries must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations; or promote any political agenda or party
  • Entries must not include any trademarks, logos, or copyrighted materials, other than Sponsor related materials, or advertise or promote any brand or product owned by any entity other than Sponsor
  • Entries must not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without express written permission from the person or persons (or their estate) depicted in the Entry
  • Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and not contain any material that could reflect negatively on the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor, its subsidiaries or affiliates
  • Entries must not violate or encourage the violation of any law, rule or regulation

5. Winning Photo Selection and Notification: Entrants that have met the criteria will be qualified to win. The winner will be chosen at random.
Winners will be notified on Instagram @learningresources, and Facebook facebook.com/learningresources on or before Monday November 23, 2015. (except in the case of an unreachable Winner and/or the selection of an alternate Winner). Except as otherwise provided herein‚ any personal information collected in connection with your entry will be treated in accord with our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy.”). The winner must reply to the winner notification from Sponsor and include the mailing address and email address of the winner within forty-eight (48) hours. If a winner is not reachable at the address or e-mail address provided and a forwarding mailing address or e-mail address is not made available or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Determinations made by Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
By entering the Sweepstakes and submitting your photo(s) and entry materials‚ you understand and agree that all such materials shall become the exclusive property of Sponsor and Sponsor may use said materials use in connection with the Sweepstakes and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world‚ in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered. If necessary‚ you agree to execute any forms necessary to perfect Learning Resources’ ownership of the materials. In the alternative‚ if ownership cannot be perfected‚ you hereby grant to Learning Resources an unlimited‚ exclusive and irrevocable license to the photos and materials for its use in connection with the Sweepstakes and any related Sponsor promotions or materials throughout the world‚ in perpetuity in all media now known or hereafter discovered.

6. Prizes: The winner will receive a set of our Learning Resources Gears products (1- Pet Playland, 1- Sweet Shop and 1- Build & Bloom), a $120.00 value, 2 winners will be announced. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute one or more prizes within the prize pack with prize(s) of equal or greater value. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes related to the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

7. General Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant grants Sponsor a worldwide, royalty free, non-exclusive right and license to copy, distribute and display each submitted Entry and use each Entry in any manner including promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity and commercial uses without any further notice or payment to entrant (except where prohibited by law). Entrant represents and warrants that its Entry does not and will not infringe on any copyright or trademark or any other third-party right or violate any applicable law or regulation, including any right to privacy or publicity. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the identified Instagram account was registered. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other problems beyond the control of Sponsor and award prizes from among all eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. Sponsor and each of its employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies will have no liability or responsibility whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrant, for any claim or liability for any bodily injury, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property, damages sustained due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the creation of an Entry including any and all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity or defamation, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or parts thereof, if applicable, or participation in the Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or related activity. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused including computer malfunction, by participation in this Sweepstakes or by use or redemption of any prize or by any related activities. Acceptance of the prize or parts thereof constitutes permission to use winner’s name and likenesses for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Except as otherwise provided herein for the use of certain winner information, personal information collected from each entrant will only be used by Sponsor for the purpose of administration of the Sweepstakes.

8. Data Protection/Privacy Policy: Information collected by Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://bit.ly/1di8PxS and applicable data protection laws. Each entrant agrees to the collection, processing and storage of entrant’s personal data by Sponsor for purposes of the Sweepstakes.

9. Jurisdiction: The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois applicable to promotions fully carried out within Illinois. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' and/or experts’ fees; and winner hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (including attorney’s fees), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each prize winner acknowledges that no other party nor any agent or attorney of any other party has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce the winner to execute any document and the winner acknowledges that he or she has not executed any document in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. Any waiver by Sponsor and its affiliates of any term of any document in a particular instance shall not be a waiver of such term for the future. The winner agrees that the invalidity or enforceability of any part of any document shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of that document.

10. Winner’s Announcement: To be posted on the Sweepstakes webpage at www.learningresources.com/NAEYC on or before November 23, 2015.

11. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Learning Resources. The Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram or Facebook.