Take a Bite, Take a Pic: Contest Rules

posted: 07/21/14


ELIGIBILITY: This Promotion is offered and open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Discovery Communications, Inc., ("Sponsor"), Dunkin' Brands, Inc. ("Promotional Partner"), subsidiary companies, affiliates, service providers, advertising and promotional agencies, and the independent judging organization, and the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses or step of each) and household members of such employees are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply to participation in the Promotion. Void outside of the United States and where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Promotion Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Must be 18 years or older at the time the photo is submitted to partake in the Promotion.


TIMING: The Promotion starts at 10:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on June 22, 2015 and ends at 12:00 noon ET on July 9, 2015 (the "Promotion Period").

HOW TO ENTER: To submit your entry, visit Instagram,Twitter, or and post or tweet a photo of you biting into your favorite breakfast item, and include the hashtag #DDSharkWeekPromo. The photo and hashtag will together be referred to as an "Entry." Photos must be in a format compatible with Instagram or Twitter's file format and size restrictions . Photos submitted via must not exceed 3MB in size and need not include the hashtag ##DDSharkWeekPromo. Files that do not meet these terms will not be eligible for entry. Unlimited entries are permitted during the Promotion.

All Entries must comply with the Entry Requirements specified below. Any Entry that does not comply with the Entry Requirements will not be eligible for entry into the Promotion.


All entries must be received by 12:00 noon ET on July 9, 2015 to be eligible for consideration. No correspondence about entries will be entered into, nor will entries be acknowledged or returned. If all required information is not included, entry will be disqualified. Sponsor will not acknowledge why an entry has been disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for late or incomplete entries.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Do not include any branded products, trademarks or logos in the photo, other than trademarks or logos owned by Discovery or Dunkin Donuts. Entries which contain a trademark or logo or promote any brand or product other than Discovery or Dunkin Donuts may be disqualified at the Sponsor's sole discretion; however, Sponsor may choose not to disqualify an Entry which includes a trademark or logo if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the inclusion of such trademark or logo is incidental. Entrant may be asked to sign an affidavit stating that Entrant was not paid a fee, either monetary or in-kind, to promote an included trademark, logo or branded product. Photos must be the original work of the entrant, must not have won previous awards, and must not have been published previously. Photos must depict the likeness of the Entrant only and cannot include any other identifiable individuals.


Photos must not contain copyrighted materials owned by others (including music, photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) without permission.


Photos must not promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, or weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous. Photos must not be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity.


Photos must not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission.


Photos must not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and goodwill to which Sponsor and Promotional Partner wish to associate.


Photos must not depict and may not itself be in violation of any law or otherwise.


By posting or tweeting a photo with the #DDSharkWeekPromo hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, each Entrants agrees to these Official Rules and consents to Sponsor's and Promotional Partner's use of the Entry as set forth herein.


Entrant represents that he/she owns all rights to each element of his/her submitted photo. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion, including its determination in its sole discretion that an entry fails to satisfy any of the above requirements. Sponsor's determination as to whether a photo potentially violates the rights of any third party is final.


Entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor, Promotional Partner, and their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, legal representatives, assigns, agents, and licensees the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), Entrant's photo and each element thereof, in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, as well as to use Entrant's name, likeness, photograph (collectively, "Likeness"), and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Promotion (with or without using the Entrant's name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party. Entrant agrees that Sponsor or Promotional Partner may use photo editing software to edit Entry. Entrant waives intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor's use of any element of the Entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of any element of the photo or Entrant's Likeness.


Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor, Promotional Partner and their agencies and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the "Indemnitees"), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the use of any element of Entrant's participation in connection with this Promotion, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual's right of publicity or right of privacy, or defamation. Entrant further agrees to release Sponsor and Indemnitees from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant's rights with regard to any elements or ideas contained in any element of the entry.


WINNER SELECTION: Between July 5, 2015 and July 9, 2015, a winner will be determined each day by an independent judging panel based on Originality (34%), Uniqueness (33%) and Quality of the Photo (33%). All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. In the case of a tie, the entry with the highest "Originality" score will be deemed the winner. Entries not selected as a finalist on a given day will be rolled over to the next day for consideration.


ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.


PRIZES: Five (5) Grand Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner each night from July 5, 2015 to July 9, 2015. Each Grand Prize Winner will have his/her photo shown during the airing of Shark Week After Dark on the Discovery Channel and potentially displayed in Dunkin' Donuts Times Square Billboard. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of prize is $0.

RELEASES AND GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering the Promotion, Entrants agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Promotion Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding, and (b) that the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, promotional partner, their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with the Promotion, whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation, or unauthorized access to the Websites or in any materials associated with the Promotion; (3) any injury, damage, or loss to participants' or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from, or otherwise using, the Websites; (4) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (5) any design, typographical or other errors in any materials associated with the Promotion; (6) garbled, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, late, lost, undelivered, or unprocessed entries; (7) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor which may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted; or (8) any loss, injury or damage of any kind caused by participation in this Promotion, or by the acceptance and/or use of any prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, or suspend all or any portion of this Promotion should fraud, virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, systems malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor and its agencies corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play or conduct of the Promotion. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, are solely the responsibility of the winners.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any third party's failure to act in accordance with Sponsor's instructions pertaining to the implementation of this Promotion.


By entering this Promotion, the entrant gives his/her consent for Sponsor to deliver entry material and personal information to the Promotion administrator as required for the purpose of administering the Promotion. Information will be used in accordance with Sponsor's online privacy policy. For information regarding Sponsor's online privacy policy go to


WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 1st, 2015, to: The Dunkin Donuts Shark Week Photo Promotion Winners, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Promotion is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Promotion. Twitter and Instagram are not sponsors of this Promotion.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion runs 6/22/15 - 7/9/15. Must be legal US resident, 18+. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. See Official Rules at for complete details.


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