CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD: The Show Your Spirit Photo Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 9:00 AM ET on Monday, November 5, 2018 and ends at 3:00 PM ET on Friday, November 16, 2018 (the “Contest Period”).

By participating in the Promotion, each participant (“Participant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of National 4‑H Council (the “Sponsor”), Universal Studios Licensing LLC, Unique Travel Corp (“Prize Provider”) and US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co. (the “Administrator”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 13 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law.  Employees of Sponsor, Prize Provider, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, participants must visit www.4‑ to fill out the official entry form with his/her complete name (first/last), email address and state, upload an original photograph of the entrant with an animal (the “Photo”), provide a short essay not to exceed 200 characters explaining why the animal in the Photo has spirit and submit (the “Entry”). If a participant is under 18 years of age, he/she must also provide the name and email address for his/her parent/legal guardian and Entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible. Limit: One (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Contest Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

  • Animal should be the primary subject of the Photo. No individuals other than the entrant may appear in the Photo.
  • Photos must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of the Promotion Website.
  • Entry and Photo cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Contest.
  • Once a Photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by entrant.
  • Each submitted Photo must be original, on which no image editing software has been used.
  • No duplicate Photos or substantially similar Photos or essays, as determined by the Sponsor’s in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
  • By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer.
  • Entry and Photo cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Entry and Photo cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Entry and Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Entry and Photo cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
  • Entry and Photo cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
  • Entry and Photo cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Entry and Photo cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
  • Entry and Photo cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
  • Entry and Photo cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Entry and Photo cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
  • Entry and Photo may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
  • Photos cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.

By submitting an Entry, the entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Entry, Photo, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Entry, which includes a Photo.

The submission of an entry constitutes the entrant’s representation of eligibility, consent to participate in the Contest, and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, telephone number, mailing address and email address, and other information obtained through the entry for the purpose of Contest administration and Prize Redemption.  An entry into the Contest also serves as an “opt-in” to receive communications from Prize Provider regarding future marketing promotions and event, subject to Prize Provider’s privacy policy at  You will have the ability at any time to opt out of receiving any future marketing promotions or events.

By submitting an Entry, entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Entry and Photo do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) entrant owns all rights to the Photo, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by someone other than the entrant him/herself; and (c) entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Entry, or entrant’s conduct in creating the Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Promotion.


JUDGING & WINNER DETERMINATION: All eligible Entries received during the Entry Period will be judged by the Sponsor by or around 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, who shall use the criteria set forth below:

  • Response to question – “Why does your animal have spirit?” (40%)
  • Originality (25%)
  • Creativity (25%)
  • Quality of Photograph (10%)

The Entry that receives the highest total score based on the judging criteria will each be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied Entry with the highest score in Criterion A, Response to question, will be deemed the potential winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, the tie-breaking mechanism above will be used; however, instead of the highest score in Criterion A determining the potential winner from among the tied entries, the highest scores in each of Criteria B through D, in sequence (to the extent needed) will determine the potential winner. In the event additional tiebreakers are needed, all tied Contest Entries will be judged by a separate panel of judges using the judging criteria above.


Grand Prize: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. The Grand Prize consists of a certificate redeemable for a 4-day/3-night Beaches Luxury Included® stay for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 15 years or younger) to one (1) of the Beaches Resort listed below:

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Beaches Ocho Rios – A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The winner shall be solely responsible to pay the cost for any additional individuals other than those included in the Grand Prize as stated, including the cost of any upgrades.

Each of the above Beaches Resorts is a Luxury Included® resort destination.  The Grand Prize Trip includes:

  • 3-night accommodations (one (1) room, quad occupancy)
  • All meals, unlimited premium brand beverages
  • Daily and nightly entertainment
  • Watersports and land activities (scuba diving for certified divers only)
  • Beaches airport transfers to and from the resort
  • Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas
  • Access to the Xbox Play Lounge and Kids Camps
  • Resort taxes and gratuities
  • Amenities and availability are subject to availability and may vary by resort
  • Airfare not included. Winner and guest are responsible for air transportation to/from home/resort destination.
  • Trip must be taken by 11/16/2019 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety.

The ARV of Grand Prize: $4,500.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $4,500.

WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: The potential Contest Grand Prize Winner will be notified on or about Thursday, November 22, 2018 via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within five (5) days of notification, Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Travel companions of winner will also be required to sign a Travel Companion Liability & Publicity Release. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and next highest scoring Entry may be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

If the potential Grand Prize Winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the Grand Prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return the Releases and W-9 on minor’s behalf and accompany the winner on the Grand Prize trip as one (1) of the adult companions.

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home, airfare to destination, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, luggage fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges not included in the prize, and gift shop purchases, Red Lane Spa treatments and services, specialty dining, tours and excursions, inter-island transportation, Scuba certification courses, and island departure taxes are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companions must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companions must have valid photo ID and any other required documentation prior to departure. Travel is subject to availability. Trip must be booked in advance and must be completed by 11/16/19. No extension will be given after the Grand Prize has expired. If Grand Prize is not redeemed, the prize will be forfeited

Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit may be required at any time for incidental charges (e.g., room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Grand Prize). If Grand Prize winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize with less than three (3) travel companions, no additional compensation will be awarded. All hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays may be excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor and Prize Provider affects the ability for winner and his/her travel companions to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor and Prize Provider shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or travel companions other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor is not liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or travel companions are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and travel companions are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid passport with a minimum validity 6 months after the date of return) prior to travel. Winner’s travel companions must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years or older, unless winner is the parent/legal guardian of such travel companion or other adult travel companion. Travel companion and/or parent/legal guardian of minor travel companion must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability Release prior to travel as noted above.

In the event a winner or his/her travel companions engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, whole or in part, and send the winner and his/her travel companions home with no further obligation. In the event a winner engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects winner to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner as a result of such conduct. SPONSOR AND PRIZE PROVIDER SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Contest Administrator, Prize Provider, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.

No confidential relationship is established by any entrant and the Sponsor as a result of participating in the Promotion. None of the information submitted by the entrant will be treated as trade secrets, confidential information or as protected data.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means 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.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry.  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or any combination thereof. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Contest termination.


DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of Maryland.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Maryland. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.


PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at and Prize Provider Privacy Policy which can be found at

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by Thursday, November 22, 2018, to: 4‑H Show Your Spirit Photo Contest Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after Thursday, November 22, 2018), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than Thursday, December 20, 2018, to: 4‑H Show Your Spirit Photo Contest Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

SPONSOR: National 4‑H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

 Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever else prohibited by law.

4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and the USDA. No endorsement of partners’ products or services is granted or implied by 4‑H.