Official Terms and Conditions

1. ELIGIBILITY. This photo contest is open to U.S. residents age 13 and older at the time of entry who have traveled on an EF Tour for Girl Scouts. Employees, directors, officers and principals of EF Tours for Girl Scouts, EF Educational Tours or EF Explore America, its subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, agents and members of their immediate families or households are not eligible to participate. This contest is void where prohibited by law.


2. HOW TO ENTER. Will you have traveled on an EF Tour for Girl Scouts tour between the dates of March 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019? If so, we want to see your favorite, most awe-dropping photos and videos! To enter the contest, simply tag one of your favorite photos or videos with #EFGirlScouts from tour on Instagram or upload them to this contest page and you will be entered to win some awesome prizes! To enter via our contest page please visit If uploading through Instagram your profile must be public and you must be following @efgirlscouts for the photo to qualify. All valid entries will be considered for one of three prizes listed in entirety in section 5. Winners will be selected by September 9, 2019. Winners will be able to select the prize of their choice.


PHOTO REQUIREMENTS.  Any Photo submitted for this contest that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, is considered inappropriate, offensive or not in keeping with the Sponsor’s image will be disqualified. Sponsor may disqualify such entry at any point during or after the Contest Period. Sponsor may disqualify an entry if it includes any image or content which, in Sponsor’s opinion, is unsuitable for publication in connection with this Contest. Additionally, any image posted by a Contest entrant must comply with the following guidelines: The Photo is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work. Photo must NOT include images of third parties/people other than entrants and individuals who have expressly authorized entrant to display their image or likeness. Photo must NOT contain material which is (or promote activities which are) obscene, pornographic, violent, potentially dangerous to the subject of the Photo, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing or which is otherwise inappropriate in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, nor may image contain any derogatory references to Sponsor or any other person or entity. Photo must not contain or transmit any materials that contain software viruses or other computer code, files or programs designed to impair, limit, interfere with or cause harm to any communications network operated by the Sponsor or the computers of any individual or entity participating in or otherwise associated with the Contest. Photo may not contain personally identifiable information about the entrant or any other person, such as last name, address, phone number, email address or any contact information. Photo may not portray a dangerous stunt or promote any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous. Photo must be a single work of entirely original material created by the Entrant and suitable for presentation in a public forum. Photo must NOT have been previously submitted to another contest or submitted to any entertainment entity that would conflict with this Contest, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, and the Photo must not have been exhibited or displayed publicly (i.e., disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family) through any means previously. Photo must not violate or infringe upon the copyrights (including photographs, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media or musical “samples”), trademarks, or privacy, property, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. Photo must not include brand names, copyrighted work, trademarks/logos or trade dress that may infringe on rights of any third party. The Photo must not advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses.


3. PROMOTION PERIOD. The contest starts at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday April 29th, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 31st, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on August 31st, 2019. All entries submitted become the sole property EF Tours for Girl Scouts and will not be returned. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are prohibited and will be automatically disqualified.  EF reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest period at its sole discretion.


4. SELECTION OF WINNERS. 2 winning photos and 1 winning video will be selected by September 9, 2019. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and photos and videos will be chosen based on their creativity, adherence to defined categories, and overall quality. All decisions are final.



Winning participant will have their choice of:


·       Away carry on suitcase–est value of $225.00


·       Beats solo3–est value of $199.95


·       GoPro Hero 5 session–est value of $199.99


The winner will be responsible for all associated taxes and fees. This prize is non-transferrable and no other cash alternatives or substitutes will be offered. No prize is redeemable for check or cash equivalents.


6. GENERAL CONDITIONS. This contest is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Winners, and if a minor, their parent or guardian, will be notified by e-mail or telephone and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Publicity and Liability within 14 days of notification. In the event of noncompliance, if the winner cannot be reached at the e-mail address or telephone number submitted with entry, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. No cash alternative or substitution of any prizes will be offered. No prize transfer is permitted. Limit one prize per person. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of EF Tours for Girl Scouts are final and binding in all respects.


All submissions become the property of EF. No photos will be returned


By uploading content such as photo files, entrants agree to give EF Tours for Girl Scouts irrevocable nonexclusive royalty-free rights to use the photo for any purpose including publication, display, modification, and creation of derivative works.


By making a submission to the contest, participants acknowledge and agree that such submission will be brought within the public domain and that EF will not be held liable for any copying, re-posting or unlawful use of the submission that may result.


Participants indemnify and save harmless EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc., EF Explore America, Inc., EF Education First International AG, and all affiliated entities, along with their  respective directors, officers, agents, employees, representatives, successor, assigns, (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, costs or expenses arising out of or in connection with the posting of a submission on Facebook or any other social media site, a breach of any of these conditions and any actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of any third party proprietary rights.


By participating and accepting a prize, so long as there is no legal prohibition, winner agrees to the use of his/her name for advertising or publicity purposes and to the use of statements made by or attributed to him/her relating to EF Explore America, EF Educational Tours or this promotion, and releases any and all rights to said use without further compensation.


In the event of a dispute, all entries will be deemed to be made by the holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry.


7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. EF is committed to helping people and organizations protect their intellectual property rights. These contest rules do not allow posting or other submission of content that violates someone else's intellectual property rights, including copyright or trademark. EF reserves the right in its sole discretion to disable or terminate your use of any service or participation in the contest in the event you submit any content that infringes the intellectual property rights of others.


In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA"), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at, EF will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the Service that are reported to EF's Designated Copyright Agent, identified below.


If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Service by providing a written notice containing the following information to EF's Designated Copyright Agent:


1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;


2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing (or to be the subject of infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.


3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.


4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the notice:


"I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)."


"I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."


5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.


Upon receipt of the notice, EF will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Service. If EF removes or disables access to content in response to a notice, EF may notify the user with details about the notice so that they can submit a counter-notice. EF may also send a complete copy of the notice to users where appropriate.


EF's Designated Copyright Agent:


EF Education First

Attn: Legal Counsel

Two Education Circle

Cambridge, MA 02141




8. RELEASE OF LIABILITY. All entrants release EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc., EF Explore American, Inc., EF Education First International AG, and all affiliated entities, along with their  respective directors, officers, agents, employees, representatives, successor, assigns,  and all others associated with the development and execution of the contest from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prizes, including liability for personal injury, death, damages, or loss.


EF Tours for Girl Scouts is not responsible for entries that are corrupted or otherwise not received correctly or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email, or on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the sweepstakes. EF Tours for Girl Scouts assumes no responsibility for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the contest. EF assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, including lost, late or misdirected entries. EF Tours for Girl Scouts is not responsible for user cheating or fraud by any entrants. Any activities intended to disrupt or interfere with the proper play of the contest, or defraud EF in any way may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be disqualified and any prizes won will be forfeited.


If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of EF which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, EF reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest.


9. CONTEST SPONSORS. The Contest is sponsored by:


EF Institute for Cultural Exchange, Inc.

Two Education Circle

Cambridge, MA 02141



Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to EF Tours for Girl Scouts at

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