Best At Home Social Media Contest Rules 2019


THESE BEST AT HOME OFFICIAL RULES contain the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions upon which Westminster Kennel Club (“WKC,” or “Sponsor” or “we” or “us”) and you have agreed govern the contest described below as a “Contest”.

PRIZES: The winner receives one (1) prize package consisting of Westminster branded merchandise with a maximum value of five hundred dollars ($500.00).

CONTEST PERIOD:  The Contest runs from 12:01 AM (ET) on February 9, 2019 to 11:59 PM (ET) February 15, 2019 (“Contest Period”). Only entries submitted during the Contest Period will be eligible to win the prize.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The Contest is open to residents of one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia (excluding, without limitation, overseas military installations, Puerto Rico or other territories of the United States of America) who are 18 and older. If you submit an entry, you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.

Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor and its administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) are ineligible to enter, participate or win.

HOW TO ENTER:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU MAY ENTER, SO LONG AS YOU ENTER NO MORE THAN ONE (1) TIME PER DAY. Entrants found to have created and/or used multiple Twitter accounts to enter may be disqualified.

You may enter (become an “Entrant”) by one of three methods:

1) Twitter Entry: To enter the Contest via Twitter, during the Contest Period go to, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter username and password, then tweet a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) with #BestAtHomeContest and #WKCDogShow (the “Twitter Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and, then tweet a Twitter Entry as set forth in (1) above.

If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Contest.

2) Instagram Entry: To enter the Contest via Instagram, during the Contest period go to and (1) if you already have an Instagram account, log on using your Instagram username and password, then post  a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) with #BestAtHomeContest and #WKCDogShow (the “Instagram Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Instagram account, create a free Instagram account according to the instructions on the Instagram Site, then post an Instagram Entry as indicated in (1) above.

3) Facebook Entry: To enter the Contest via Facebook, during the Contest period, go to and (1) if you already have a Facebook account, log on using your Facebook username and password, then go to and post a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) on Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Facebook posts labeled #BestAtHomeContest (the “Facebook Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Facebook account, create a free Facebook account according to the instructions on the Facebook Site, then post a Facebook Entry as indicated in (1) above.

Individually and together, Twitter Entries, Instagram Entries and Facebook Entries will be referred to as an “Entry” or “Entries.”

If you choose to submit a Twitter Entry, Instagram Entry or Facebook Entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities.

No other forms entries are permitted.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

PRIVACY AND THIRD PARTY TERMS: By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge that you have reviewed and agree to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. In order to use Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, you must agree to their respective Terms of Use and Privacy Policies. You also acknowledge that Sponsor is not responsible for the privacy policies of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and you should review the relevant policies so you understand the information that is shared by the social media sites. Twitter prohibits the creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of entering contests.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Among the qualified entries received within the contest period the four (4) posts with the most “Mentions,” regardless of platform, will advance to the final selection set. Of those four (4) finalists, the entry with the most “Mentions” received during the Contest Period on February 15, 2019.

Entrants will be informed on February 16, 2019 that they have won via direct message on the social platform they used for the winning Entry. Winners will also be announced via posts on Sponsor’s Twitter feed (@wkcdogs), Instagram account (westminsterkennelclub) and Facebook page (@WKCDogShow) on February 18, 2019.

If Sponsor is, for any reason, unable to contact the winner, the winner does not reply to notification, or fails to execute an requested affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) within 24 hours of notification, or is found to have violated the Official Rules or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, the potential winner will be disqualified and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner at random from all remaining entries.

GENERAL TERMS: Participation in this Contest constitutes full acceptance of all of these rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules or the taking of any action which is contrary to the fair administration of this Contest shall disqualify the entrant.

By entering the Contest, entrants grant Sponsor, their respective affiliates, and successors a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Entries, along with the Entrant’s name, likeness, statements (written or oral) and place of residence (city and state) in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval for the purpose of announcing the winners, and promoting the Contest or similar future contests. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such license to Sponsor and that the Sponsor’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, or breach of contract. Entrant warrants that all necessary publicity releases have been obtained from any person appearing in their Entry. In particular, Entrant has been granted the right to use the likeness of any person appearing in an Entry in all manners granted to Sponsor by Entrant herein and to sublicense those rights to Sponsor. If requested by Sponsor, winners will execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release and will procure any necessary publicity releases from any people depicted in their Entries.

Entrant further warrants that the dog(s) depicted in the Entries belong to Entrant and that the photographs in all Entries were lawfully obtained and taken, and that Entrant did not engage in any trespassing or invasion of privacy to take any photo or video contained in an Entry.

By entering the Contest, entrants release Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, affiliates, successors and their agents and employees from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, or damages or losses to any person or property of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such Entrant’s participation in the Contest or resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto).

Decisions by Sponsor regarding eligibility, drawing and winners shall be final. This Contest may be withdrawn or canceled by Sponsor at any time without any obligation. If, in its sole discretion, Sponsor deems the Contest is not capable of running as planned if or Sponsor believes that conditions, including such as computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, such as earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God, labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, act of terrorism, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, to terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Notice of cancellation will be posted on Sponsor’s Twitter feed (@wkcdogs), Instagram account (westminsterkennelclub) and Facebook page (@WKCDogShow). If Sponsor ends the Contest before the end of the Contest Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, determine the winners via random drawing from among all valid entries received up to the time of such termination, modification or suspension.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the drawing; to have submitted multiple entries on a calendar day; to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or to have otherwise violated any of the Official Rules.

If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’s standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, such Entry may be disqualified and not included in the Prize drawing.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted.


Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and their employees, affiliates, contractors, representatives and legal advisors, are not responsible for: (1) technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete or garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the entrant or by the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest or by any human error or unauthorized intervention which may occur in the processing of the entries or administration of this Contest; (2) entries which are not received or accounted for due to the foregoing technical issues or any other reason whatsoever; (3) any printing or typographical errors in any material related to the Contest; or (4) any injury or damage resulting directly or indirectly from an entrant’s participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to downloading any materials, files or software in connection with the Contest, nor acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to recover awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses associated with entering this Contest, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Under no circumstances shall any Entrant or other entity or person have any right to audit the records of Sponsor in connection with this Contest.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.

Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or any Prize awarded and all issues and questions concerning the validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York County, New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

Any and all disputes arising out of this Contest shall be brought within one year of the end of the Contest Period, notwithstanding any contrary statute of limitations.

ACCEPTANCE AND USE/TAXES: Acceptance or use of a Prize arising from this Contest is the sole responsibility of the winner. Income and any other taxes on the value of the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sponsor will report the value of the income to federal, state and local authorities and provide 1099s or appropriate tax forms as required by law.

WINNER’S NAMES: Winners’ names will be available following the Contest Date at and on Westminster’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages . You may request a list of winners for up to six weeks following the Drawing Date by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Best At Home Contest 2019 – Winners’ List 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Westminster Kennel Club, 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006 is the sponsor of this Contest. GLOW is the administrator of this Contest.  This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.

RULES REQUEST: Official Rules may be viewed at Sponsor’s website at You may also receive an electronic copy by emailing To receive a printed copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Best At Home Contest 2019 – Rules 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006.