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#HandsomeHappyPlace 2018 Photo Contest Full Timeline, Rules, Terms, and Conditions

By entering the Show Us Your #HandsomeHappyPlace Instagram Contest, the contestant is completely releasing Handsome Cycles and Instagram from any and all damages, financial or otherwise, resulting from said entry. The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.


Contest Details:

Riding a bike is so much fun, but winter can be a huge bummer. Handsome Cycles needs you to help us fight the depression by showing us your bike-riding “Happy Place.” Where do you daydream about riding your bike when the snowflakes are flying and the mercury has bottomed out? Is it somewhere you have been, or someplace you have heard about? Follow @handsomecycles and post your best photos with the hashtag #HandsomeHappyPlace for weekly opportunities to win Handsome prizes. Five winners will be chosen each week through the end of January. One of the lucky 20 weekly winners will then be awarded the Grand Prize of a full CycleOps trainer and accessories package!


How To Enter:

Follow @handsomecycles on Instagram and post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #HandsomeHappyPlace


What photos are we looking for?

When you close your eyes and imagine yourself riding your bike in your favorite place, what does it look like? We want to see images of the places you ride that make you happy. You do not need to have actually ridden there. It could be somewhere you were and wish you had your bike with you to ride.


Eligibility Requirements:

Contestant must:

  • Have an active Instagram account
  • Accept direct messages through Instagram
  • Reside in, and have a mailing address within, the 48 contiguous United States
  • Be of the age of majority in their state of residence
  • Submit photos of their own original work OR have full rights or permission to use photo as an entry, and be able to provide written proof of rights or permission when required
  • Follow @handsomecycles on Instagram at the time of entry and judging

    Contest may not:

  • Misspell or incorrectly use hashtag #HandsomeHappyPlace
  • Remove the tag from their photo at any time before the end of the contest
  • Submit a photo not of their own work or ownership
  • Submit a photo that contains:
  • Sexually suggestive content, including partial nudity and sexual humor
  • Violence, including display of serious injury and events related to violent extremism
  • Inappropriate language, including harassment, profanity and vulgar language
  • Promotion of drugs and regulated substances, including selling, use and abuse of such items
  • Controversial or sensitive subjects and events, including subjects related to war, political conflicts, natural disasters and tragedies, even if graphic imagery is not shown

    Use Of Personal Data:

    Handsome Cycles will not sell or make available any personal data acquired during the “contest” to third parties. All data collected will be for the sole use of administering, judging, notifying and distributing “prizes” to the winners.


    Entry Definition:

    Any photos tagged with #HandsomeHappyPlace during the contest (see Duration), will be considered an official “Entry.” To be eligible to win, contestant must also meet all eligibility requirements.


    Number Of Entries:

    There is no limit to the number of unique entries a contestant may submit.


    Number Of Wins Per Round:

    Each contestant may win only 1 prize per round.


    No Automatic Carryover Of Entries Per Round:

    Only entries submitted during the timeline for each round will be considered for that round's prize. Entries may be resubmitted once per round. Entry must be reposted and retagged during the timeline for the entry to be considered in that round.


    Right To Use Entries:

    By entering your photo in the Handsome Happy Place Contest, you are legally granting Handsome Cycles and its affiliates the right to use submitted content as we see fit for promotional and advertising purposes. Contestant is also releasing Handsome Cycles from any liability resulting from the use of entered photo and forfeits any monetary compensation for the use of “entry” either immediately or in the future. Contestant cannot demand the removal of entered photo in any circumstance, unless otherwise prohibited by governing laws and regulations.


    Judging Criteria:

    All fully eligible entries will be judged by Handsome Cycles' staff. We will look at each entry individually and determine the winners based on a completely subjective and, quite frankly and in all honesty, probably unfair manner. Personal relationships or affiliations will in no way influence winners. Photos will be judged based on photo quality, photo content, use of theme, inclusion of bicycle, and embodiment of “happy place”.


    Time Frame:

    The contest will officially begin at 7:01 a.m. CT, January 4, 2018. There will be 5 stages to the contest, 4 preliminary rounds and a Grand Prize winner. Deadline for final entries is 11:59 p.m. CT, January 31, 2018. See “Contest Timeline” for all deadlines and winning entry announcements.


    Contest Timeline:

  • January 4, 2018 – Contest Official Start
  • January 10, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. CT – Round 1 Ends
  • January 11, 2018 – Round 1 Winners Announced, Round 2 Begins
  • January 17, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. CT – Round 2 Ends
  • January 18, 2018 – Round 2 Winners Announced, Round 3 Begins
  • January 24, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. CT – Round 3 Ends
  • January 25, 2018 – Round 3 Winners Announced, Round 4 Begins
  • January 31, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m. CT – Round 4 Ends
  • February 1, 2018 – Round 4 Winners Announced
  • February 5, 2018 – Grand Prize Winner Announced

    Winning Entry Notification:

    The owners of the winning entries for each round will be notified via Instagram direct message at 12:00 p.m. CT the day following the end of the round. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on February 5, 2018.


    Winner Response Deadline and Redemption Procedure:

    Winners will have 48 hours to respond via email to info@handsomecycles.com with the following to redeem their prize:

  • High-resolution .jpg version of the winning photo
  • Full name
  • Valid email address
  • Phone number
  • Mailing address
  • Prizes will be delivered to the winner via any reasonable method chosen by Handsome Cycles. Charges associated with prize delivery will be paid for by Handsome Cycles within the contiguous 48 U.S. states only.


    Number Of Prizes:

    There will be a maximum of 5 prizes awarded for each of the 4 rounds. There is a maximum of 20 round prizes. All round winners will be automatically entered into the final, Grand Prize round where 1 prize will be awarded to the overall best entry. The Grand Prize round will be judged only on round winner submissions and is closed to new entries.


    Description And Value Of Prizes:

    Round 1: Handsome Enamel Mug (1 each to top 5 qualifying entries). $24.95 value per prize. Total value: $124.75


    Round 2: Handsome Classic 5 Panel Melton Wool Hat (1 each to top 5 qualifying entries). $35.00 value per prize. Total value: $175.00


    Round 3: Handsome Circle H Logo T-Shirt (1 each to top 5 qualifying entries). $29.95 value per prize. Total value: $149.75


    Round 4: Handsome Block Zip Hoodie Screen Print (1 each to top 5 qualifying entries). $55.00 value per prize. Total value: $275.00


    Grand Prize: 1 CycleOps Mag+ 9902 Trainer with Remote, 1 Non-Slip trainer mat, 2 Microfiber Sweat Towels, 1 Handsome Purist Water Bottle. Total value: $317.75


    Total Prize Value: $1,042.25


    No Returns, No Exchanges, No Cash Value, Non-Transferable:

    Prizes may not be returned, exchanged, or transferred to another party. Prizes have no cash value.


    Odds Of Winning:

    This is a subjective and judged contest based solely on merit of the entries.

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