Masks aren’t forever, but fond memories are. Wearing masks is part of a shared committment to keep each other safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about steps Asheville's businesses, residents and visitors are taking with the Asheville Stay Safe Pledge.
Now, wearing a mask is also a chance for you to win! Post your favorite mask picture in the Asheville area with hashtag #MaskUpAVL, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a prize package that includes: a $100 gift card, a piece of East Fork pottery, box of French Broad Chocolates, gift certificate for two for a Hood Huggers tour, and handmade mask from Curve Studios. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen at random.
Have fun with the photo! Make it cute or funny. Showcase creative masks, remarkable locations, masked pets or even inanimate objects wearing masks! Extra points for creativity!
In addition to the Grand Prize winner, we'll select 5 creative photos as winners of a handmade mask created by Curve Studios.
Upload your photo below! Or, post on Instagram or Facebook with hashtag #MaskUpAVL!
Contest entries are welcomed from September 21, 2020 through October 16, 2020 (***extended from October 4!).
HOW TO ENTER: Go to https://www.exploreasheville.com/AshevilleMaskChallenge to fill out and submit the entry form. Or, post your photo to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #MaskUpAVL. One (1) grand prize winner will be chosen at random on October 19, 2020. Five (5) second prize winners will be chosen by the Explore Asheville team.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the US who are 18 years of age or older currently residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) US states or D.C. Contest begins September 21, 2020 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on October 16, 2020, (the "Promotion Period"). Promotion Period was extended from October 4, 2020. Void where prohibited.
CONTEST PRIZES: One (1) grand prize will be awarded consisting of a $100 gift card, East Fork mug, box of French Broad Chocolates, gift certificate for two for a Hood Huggers tour, and mask from Curve Studios. Approximate retail value $280. Five (5) second prizes will be awarded consisting of a mask designed by Asheville's Curve Studios. Approximate retail value is $15 each.
CONTEST WINNER NOTIFICATION: Contest Winners will be notified via social media account or information provided with upload. Failure to respond to winner notification within 48 hours after initial request may result in forfeiture of prize. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.
GENERAL: Contest is subject to the laws of the United States only. Prizes will be awarded and/or delivered only to an address within the United States. Except as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value. Any difference between stated approximate value of prize and actual value of prize will not be awarded. Prize winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prize. Winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. All other expenses on the receipt and use of a prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited.
CONDUCT: By entering this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. These Official Rules are accessible from the Web Site throughout the Promotion Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules and/or the terms may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Web Site; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or the Web Site or any combination thereof, or; (e) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download any materials in the Contest. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part. If the Contest is cancelled or terminated, Sponsor will award the Prize via Judging from among all eligible entries who submitted prior to the cancellation or termination.
MISCELLANEOUS: Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, undelivered or misdirected entries, all of which are void. Online entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. By entering the Promotion, entrant recognizes and agrees that the registration information provided by entrant will be made available to Sponsor. By accepting a prize, winner grants Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use universe-wide in any media now known or later developed, the winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, city and state of residence, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to, in advertisements, publicity, and other communications, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission, except in TN and where prohibited by law. All entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges shall be binding and final.
RELEASE: As a condition of entering the Promotion, entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will any entrant be entitled to receive attorneys' fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND PROMOTION PARTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF PRIZES, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY. ENTRANTS WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
DISCLAIMER: Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or in any Promotion-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion and award the prizes (i) for the Contest from among all eligible, non-suspect Contest Entries received as of the date of termination using the judging procedure outlined above and (ii) for the Contest from among all eligible, non-suspect Contest Entries received in a random drawing if for any reason this Promotion is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, non-authorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Promotion. Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not responsible or liable for any events which may cause errors and/or the Promotion to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor are they responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or cable, satellite, or Internet Service Providers (ISP), computer equipment, software or any other failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion or downloading any materials in this Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for computer, mechanical, technical, electronic, network or other errors or problems, including any errors or problems that may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing or judging of entries, or in any other Promotion-related materials. The Sponsor and its judges may stop you from participating in this Promotion if you violate Official Rules or act, in Sponsor's sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or winners, Sponsor, and administrator in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the North Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to the Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of the State of North Carolina. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.