HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, enter the Promotion by publicly posting an original photo or video (15 seconds or less) to Instagram. All entries must include the hashtag #greatUSAplaces and “tag” @TroutUnlimited on Instagram. Limit fifty (50) entries per person during the Entry Period.

ENTRY PERIOD: all submissions must be made between September 1st and September 30th, 2017

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion, is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and are registered users of Instagram. No purchase or donation of any kind necessary to enter or win. Contestants can only win one prize, no repeat winners will be allowed.

WINNER SELECTION: Trout Unlimited will select a winner randomly from all eligible entries four times, one each on the days of September 8, 15, 22, and 29.

PRIZES: Four (4) prizes will be awarded during the promotion. The prize awarded on September 8 will be a Summit Sling made by Fishpond and a RepYourWater Public Lands: Best. Idea. Ever hat. The prize awarded on September 15 will be a Waterdance Guide Pack made by Fishpond and a RepYourWater Public Lands: Best. Idea. Ever hat. The prize awarded on September 22 will be a Savage Creek Vest Pack made by Fishpond and a RepYourWater Public Lands: Best. Idea. Ever hat. The prize awarded on September 29 will be a Flint Hills Vest made by Fishpond and a RepYourWater Public Lands: Best. Idea. Ever hat. No cash alternative or prize substitutions. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be sold, bartered, or exchanged by winners.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Each Submission must meet the following “Submission Requirements”: (i) the Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original, work and not include any material owned or controlled by third parties (including without limitation, third party copyrighted material) and may not have won an award for any other contest; (ii) the entrant must provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Submission (in the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit, or allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Promotion); and (iii) the Submission must not include any content that is obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Any Submission that, in Sponsor’s good faith judgment, violates the Submission Requirements may be disqualified. Submissions must be received by the end of the applicable Entry Period to be entered into the Promotion.

NOTE: By entering, all entrants understand and agree that all eligible submissions will be entered into consideration for prizes and may be posted on the internet (and other media as designated by Trout Unlimited in its sole discretion) for public view and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. By entering, all entrants agree to give Trout Unlimited permission to use his/her name and likeness in accordance with “Entrants Grant of Rights” section below. Any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property owned by a third party into his or her Submission does so at his or her own risk. If Trout Unlimited is duly notified that any element of an entrant’s Submission infringes upon the rights of another person and/or receives a legally valid request to remove the affected Submission from the Contest Site because of such infringement, such Submission may be disqualified from the Promotion, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion. Further, no entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Sponsor determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, which such entrant’s Submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes. Limit fifty (50) entries per person total during the Entry Period. Any individual who attempts to enter, or in the sole discretion of Sponsor is suspected of entering in excess of these limits or submits Submissions in excess of the disclosed maximum, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts, will be disqualified from participation in this Promotion. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, and the entrant may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such email address. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his/her email or postal address during the Contest Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot, or contest service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email or IP addresses may be blocked. Sponsor shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted or not received by Sponsor. The Promotion Parties shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet or other network users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. The Promotion Parties assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

NOTIFICATION: TROUT UNLIMITED will notify the Grand Prize winner within one week after the selection date.

Trout Unlimited will attempt to notify each potential Prize Winner by writing a “comment” on the post in which the entry was submitted and providing a method for the winner to contact the Sponsor. The potential winner must then contact Sponsor using the contact information provided within 72 hours of notification. Potential Prize Winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Each potential Prize Winner may be required to execute a further Submission license or assignment, Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) within five (5) days of notification in order to receive prize delivery. If any required information is not returned within the number of days specified in the notification correspondence, or if any notification is returned as undeliverable, then the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Designation as a Prize Winner is subject to entrant’s proof of compliance with these Official Rules, maintaining compliance with these Official Rules, and approval by Sponsor.

REDEEMING GRAND PRIZE: Prize winners shall notify Trout Unlimited within thirty (30) days of notification by Trout Unlimited. The prize made by Fishpond Inc.will be mailed directly from Trout Unlimited to an address provided by the Grand Prize Winner.

CONDUCT: By entering into this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Terms and Conditions; the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible throughout the Contest Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. This Promotion is subject to the laws of the United States. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; 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.


ENTRANT’S GRANT OF RIGHTS: By participating in the Promotion, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. Trout Unlimited’s complete privacy policy is listed on at this web address:
By participating in the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its agents and successors and assigns a non-exclusive, unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, royalty free, transferable license and right (but not the obligation) to reproduce, publicly perform, distribute, exploit, publicly display, and otherwise use the Submission in any way, for any reason, and in any and all media (including but not limited to the Contest Site), without limitation, and without further notice, consent or consideration to the entrant. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to modify and make derivative works of the Submission for any purpose which Sponsor deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Sponsor shall have the right to freely sublicense its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Sponsor shall retain the rights granted in each Submission even if the Submission is disqualified or fails to meet the Submission Requirements.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law.

COMPLETE RELEASE: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless the Trout Unlimited and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Promotion and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

RESERVED RIGHTS: The contest sponsor reserves the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion. Although not anticipated, competition rules, terms and conditions and prizes may be changed or altered at any time.

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to TROUT UNLIMITED, not to Facebook or Instagram.

This contest is sponsored by:
Trout Unlimited, LLC
1777 N. Kent St.
Arlington, VA 22209

Any questions regarding this Contest should be directed to or Toll Free 1–800–834–2419 (Monday-Friday, 8am–5pm, Eastern Time Zone)

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