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What’s your favorite way to enjoy Cortland County? We want to see Cortland County through your eyes, and let you win some wonderful prizes as a "Thank you" for experiencing Cortland with us!
The Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) is launching the #PictureCortland Instagram contest, an opportunity for locals and visitors to show us their Cortland County adventures to inspire people to visit and travel here when the time is right for them.
This contest will launch on February 1st and invites Cortland County residents and out-of-towners to share their favorite locations, events, activities, or restaurants on Instagram using the hashtag #PictureCortland. Share a gram-worthy plate of delicious food, take a snapshot of your next hiking trail adventure, or the work of your favorite local artist.
Help us share a bit of travel inspiration for when people feel more comfortable exploring – even if it is within their own backyard!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
- Follow @ExperienceCortland on Instagram.
- Take a photo that shows how you explore Cortland County. Get creative, and don't be afraid to get out and explore!
- When you’ve found the perfect shot, post it on Instagram within the first 20 days of every month with the #PictureCortland and tag @ExperienceCortland.
From all photos submitted by the 20th of each month, ten will be chosen by the CCCVB and will be made available via a public vote on the CCCVB’s Facebook and Instagram page. The top vote getter will be recognized as the CCCVB’s Photo of the Month via Instagram and Facebook and will win an Experience Cortland campfire mug.
The top photos of every month from February through November will then go head-to-head in December for the opportunity to win a grand prize (to be announced later).
Prizes will be awarded monthly from February through November 2021. The top photo of every month will receive an Experience Cortland campfire mug. The top ten (10) photos chosen by the public from February through November will go head-to-head in December for the opportunity to win a grand prize (to be announced later).
RULES & REGULATIONS
This campaign is being held by the Cortland County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCCVB), the Official Tourist Promotion Agency for Cortland County, New York.
The contest is open only to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of the CCCVB (along with its volunteers and board members) and their families are not eligible.
No purchase necessary to enter to win. You must have a valid Instagram account and your account settings must be set to public to enter.
To Enter the Contest:
- Login to your Instagram account.
- Visit instagram.com/ExperienceCortland and Follow Experience Cortland.
- Post a photo of your favorite location, activity, or restaurant in Cortland County to Instagram.
- Tag @ExperienceCortland.
- Include the hashtag #PictureCortland to earn one (1) entry into the contest. You may submit multiple photos each month if you use the hashtag.
All valid entries will be entered into the contest. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
- Photos must have been taken in Cortland County, New York.
- Photos must have been taken within the contest period.
- Photos must be original and or your own creation.
- Images must be high resolution/300 dpi.
All photos are subject to future use by the CCCVB in future marketing and advertising of the Cortland County area with credit given to the original photographer. This includes but is not limited to: Cortland County Visitors Guide, ExperienceCortland.com, the Experience Cortland Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest accounts, emails blasts, and digital & print advertisements. By entering this contest, you are agreeing to the CCCVB's use of your image(s) as state above. Obscene, provocative, or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.
The CCCVB will contact the winner within five (5) business days of the winning photo via Instagram Messenger. If the winner cannot be reached or does not claim the prize within five (5) business days of notification, the CCCVB reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
Not Endorsed by Instagram:
This promotion is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Instagram.
For complete contest rules and regulations, visit www.experiencecortland.com/picturecortland-official-rules.