Show Us How You #LoveMcHenryRiverwalk Instagram Contest

Our Spring/Summer instagram contest runs April 12 – September 4, 2021. Please read the full instructions below on entry requirements and eligibility.

Interested in sponsoring the contest? Contact Us for more information.

Snap and Share Your #LoveMcHenryRiverwalk Experience with us for a Chance to Win.

One novice photographer and one professional photographer will each win $50 in local business gift cards!

1. Photograph your experience on the McHenry Riverwalk (dining, fishing, walking the dog, selfies, boating, kayaking, jogging, etc.) Use your imagination just keep it family friendly! Your picture could be showcased on our website, newsletter, Instagram and Facebook pages.

All submitted photos must be taken during the contest timeframe, April 12, 2021 – September 4, 2021.

2. Share your best snaps using the hashtag #LoveMcHenryRiverwalk and handle (@mchenryriverwalk) on Instagram to enter for a chance to win $50 at select downtown McHenry local businesses. You must tag to enter. Multiple entries are allowed, tag each image separately.

3. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for up to date contest information. Our official judges will announce two winning pictures the week of September 13th, 2021. (We’ll also contact the winner directly.)

Interested in sponsoring a seasonal contest? Contact us for more information.

2020 Fall/Winter Contest Winners:

Official Rules for McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s #LoveMcHenryRiverwalk Photo Contest

  1. Introduction: The Seasonal Giveaway referenced below (“Seasonal Giveaway”) is organized by McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, Inc. (“McHenry Riverwalk Foundation”), located at 333 S Green St, McHenry, IL 60050.

These rules are the terms and conditions of the Seasonal Giveaway (“Rules”). By entering the Seasonal Giveaway, you agree to be bound by these Rules. If you do not agree with any of the Rules then you should not enter the Seasonal Giveaway. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification from the Seasonal Giveaway at McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s sole discretion.

2. Key Defined Terms: The capitalized terms below shall have the respective meanings set forth opposite them:

Seasonal Giveaway:#LoveMcHenryRiverwalk Seasonal Giveaway
Start Date:April 12, 2021, 10:00 AM CST
End Date:September 4, 2021, 11:59 PM CST
Entry Method:To enter the Seasonal Giveaway, during the applicable Entry Period, on Instagram: (i) follow @mchenryriverwalk on Instagram and Facebook, (ii) share a picture of your experience on the McHenry Riverwalk, and (iii) include the hashtag #LoveMcHenryRiverwalk. You must have a public account on Instagram to enter.
Social Media Platform:Instagram
Eligibility Requirements:16 years or older and Resident of Illinois
Number of Winners:Two per Entry Period. One novice photographer winner, one professional photographer winner.
Prize:A selection of gift cards from local downtown McHenry, IL businesses (approximate total retail value: $50 per winner)
  1. Eligibility: You are eligible to enter the Seasonal Giveaway if you meet the Eligibility Requirements. Board Members of Mchenry Riverwalk Foundation or its affiliates and anyone else professionally connected with this Seasonal Giveaway, and members of their respective immediate families (to include, parent, sibling, spouse and child) are not eligible to win the Prize (as described above). Any such entries will be invalid. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  2. Entry Period: Beginning on the Start Date and ending on the End Date, the Seasonal Giveaway will begin on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CST) and will end on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 11:59 PM (CST) (each, an “Entry Period”).
  3. How to Enter: During an Entry Period, you may enter a Seasonal Giveaway via the Entry Method described above. Limit one (1) entry per day per social media account. Proof of sending will not be considered proof of receipt.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. You must have an account on the applicable Social Media Platform identified above in order to enter via such Social Media Platform. The Social Media Platform identified above is free to join.
  4. Winner Selection: At the close of the Entry Period, two winners will be determined by a qualified jury. The McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s decision is final and binding in all matters relating to the Seasonal Giveaway.  Odds of winning depend on the actual number of eligible entries received.  Potential winners will be notified through Instagram. If a potential winner is unreachable for 5 days after the first attempt to contact such winner the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation may award the Prize to an alternate entrant. To claim the Prize, a Winner must complete and sign an “Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release” within 48 hours of acknowledgement of notification, or an alternate winner may (in the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s sole discretion) be selected. The McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to the Seasonal Giveaway.
  5. Prize: The Winner will receive the Prize. The Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. No cash equivalent or alternative prize will be given and the Prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable, except in McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees, including transportation, and accommodations associated with the acceptance and/or use of any Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  The Prize may also be subject to the Additional Prize Conditions, if any, noted above. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of any Winner’s acceptance or use of any Prize.
  6. Conditions: By entering the Seasonal Giveaway, you hereby warrant that all the information submitted by you is true, current and complete. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation reserves the right to ask for proof of age and evidence to verify the identity of an entrant at any time, and may carry out checks of any details provided.
  7. Ownership of entries and intellectual property rights: All entries become the property of McHenry Riverwalk Foundation and will not be acknowledged or returned.  By entering the Seasonal Giveaway, entrants grant McHenry Riverwalk Foundation the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, communicate to the public, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the entry and to incorporate the entry in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.
  8. Content of entries: You must have the permission of any person that you identify or otherwise refer to in your entry. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to McHenry Riverwalk Foundation and that McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the entry will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of confidence or breach of contract.  If any entry contains material that is offensive, violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any entry does not comply with these Rules or meet McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s standards for any reason, as determined by McHenry Riverwalk Foundation in its sole discretion, such entry may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the entry. In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the validity of the information supplied by the entrant, or the operation of any part of the Seasonal Giveaway, the decision of McHenry Riverwalk Foundation shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Exclusion of Liability: McHenry Riverwalk Foundation does not accept responsibility for any fault, malfunction, damage, liability, loss or disappointment suffered by any entrant howsoever arising from participating in the Seasonal Giveaway or of accepting any Prize whether due to any error, omission, or other cause by McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, its board members, agents or others, to the fullest extent permitted by law. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of the Seasonal Giveaway due to reasons beyond McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s control, and is not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. The failure of McHenry Riverwalk Foundation to comply with any provision of these Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of McHenry Riverwalk Foundation (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Rules. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. By entering the Seasonal Giveaway, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless McHenry Riverwalk Foundation and its promotional partners, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, and agents, and the Social Media Platform identified above (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Seasonal Giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any Prize or portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Seasonal Giveaway and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name and/or user name on the McHenry Riverwalk Foundation website and the use by Released Parties of such entrant’s name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Seasonal Giveaway itself, and to be bound by all decisions of McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Seasonal Giveaway at McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s sole discretion.
  10. Use of Data: McHenry Riverwalk Foundation may collect personal data about entrants in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s privacy policy here. By participating in the Seasonal Giveaway, entrants hereby agree to McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s privacy policy.
  11. Organizer: The sponsor of the Seasonal Giveaway is McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, Inc.
  12. Non-Affiliation: This Seasonal Giveaway is in no way organized, sponsored, endorsed, or associated with or by any Prize provider or Social Media Platform. You must abide by the terms and conditions of any Social Media Platform through which you enter the Seasonal Giveaway.
  13. Governing Law: The Seasonal Giveaway shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. The Federal and State courts located in the county of McHenry, Illinois will be the exclusive venue for any disputes under the Seasonal Giveaway, and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
  14. Prohibition and disqualification: McHenry Riverwalk Foundation reserves the right to permanently disqualify from the Seasonal Giveaway or any other promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Rules.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the Seasonal Giveaway or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Seasonal Giveaway, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, McHenry Riverwalk Foundation, or McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by McHenry Riverwalk Foundation in its sole discretion).
  15. Modification or cancelation of these Rules: McHenry Riverwalk Foundation reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Seasonal Giveaway or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, McHenry Riverwalk Foundation reserves the right to select winners by a qualified jury from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension.  Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on McHenry Riverwalk Foundation’s website. McHenry Riverwalk Foundation reserves the right to modify these Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Seasonal Giveaway.