#GalDalBigTexWin Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  Void outside the United States or where prohibited by law.

Who may enter:  Open to legal residents of the United States who are 16 years or older at time of entry. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Contest: (a) employees of Galleria Dallas (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates or subsidiaries, (b) employees of any organizations directly involved with this Contest, (c) immediate family members and persons living in the same household as the persons identified in (a) or (b) above.

Contest Period: The Contest begins on September 29, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Central Time (“CST”) and ends on October 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. CST (the “Entry Period”).

How to enter: An Instagram account and app, either on iOS or Android mobile phone, is needed to enter the Contest via Instagram. Before entering the Contest, the “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF”.  To enter the Contest, you must be following Galleria Dallas on Instagram @GalleriaDallas (www.instagram.com/GalleriaDallas). During the Entry Period, (i) snap a photo of yourself in front of Big Tex at the Texas State Fair; (ii) upload your photo to Instagram; and (iii) tag your photo with the hashtag #GalDalBigTexWin.  Limit one photo entry per person. 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 Contest is prohibited.  Normal internet access and Device usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.


* Entries must be in .jpg, .gif,.png, or .mov format

* Entries must not exceed 5 MB in size

* Entries must be the original work of entrant

* Entries must not been previously published or won an 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

Winning Photo Selection and Notification: Entries will be judged by representatives of Sponsor.  During the Entry Period, one (1) potential winner a week (total of 4 winners throughout promotional period) will be selected among all eligible Entries received to win a prize based on the following criteria:

* Style and creativity- 40%

* Relevancy to and incorporation of Big Tex- 30%

* Photo clarity and quality- 30%

All Entries received as of 11:59pm CST on October 19, 2014 will be eligible for winner selection. Each winner will be notified by Sponsor via comment to their winning Instagram photo and given instructions on how to contact Sponsor through email to claim prize. The winner (or winner’s parent/legal guardian if the winner is a minor in their jurisdiction) must reply to the winner notification from Sponsor and include the mailing address and email address of the winner (or winner’s parent/legal guardian if the winner is a minor in their jurisdiction) 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 Contest.

Prize: Each winner will receive a complimentary dinner for two complete with one State Fair dessert at Galleria Dallas’ participating restaurants (tax, alcohol and gratuity not included). No cash in lieu of prize will be awarded.  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, provincial and local taxes related to the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will be required to provide his/her Social Security number for tax reporting purposes. Where required, an IRS Form 1099 will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service for the fair market value of the prize.

General Rules: By entering the Contest, 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.  If a winner is a minor in winner’s jurisdiction residence, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent/legal guardian.  Sponsor will send the winner an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release or and the winner (winner’s parent/legal guardian) will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification before the prize is awarded.  If the winner fails to return the affidavit of eligibility within seven (7) days or if the winner is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from all eligible Entries received. By participating in this Contest, 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 Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in this Contest. 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 Contest; 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 Contest 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 Contest or participation in any Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest.

Data Protection/Privacy Policy: Information collected by Sponsor in connection with the Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy 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 Contest.

Sponsor: Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240. Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram.