Official Rules



ELIGIBILITY: The “Girlgaze Network X Black Women Photographers – Swag Giveaway” (“Sweepstakes”) is open to individuals who are legal residents of the United States and/or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void outside the area stated and where prohibited. Employees, officers and directors, and their immediate family members (parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, spouse or siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, of Girlgaze, Inc. (“Girlgaze” or “Sponsor”), Black Women Photographers (“BWP”), and all of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 9, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on December 13, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”). 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit and follow each Sponsor’s account (@girlgaze) and BWP’s account (@blackwomenphotographers) on Instagram, find the post related to the Sweepstakes and follow the directions in such post to enter, which will include calling on entrants to follow @girlgaze and @blackwomenphotographers, like the post, comment and tag a friend who is also a professional in the creative industry on such post by using the “@” function, including the hashtag provided as to count as one entry.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST ONLY TAG A USER THAT YOU KNOW.

If you do not already have an Instagram account and wish to enter, you will need to establish an account to participate. Establishing an account is free. All Instagram terms apply, as applicable. Your Instagram account must be set to “public” in order for your entry to be eligible. You can return the applicable account to “private” any time after the winners have been announced. If you are required to follow the Instagram account, you can “unfollow” the applicable profile any time after the winners have been announced. If you post updates to or receive updates from Instagram via SMS or a smart phone, your wireless service provider may charge you. Please consult your wireless service provider for more information. Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below) are not responsible for any charges your wireless service provider may charge you. Further, you understand and acknowledge that any and all submissions and metadata for this Sweepstakes may be publicly viewable.  In addition, entrants also acknowledge that their entries may be reposted by the public or open to public commentary, all of which Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below) shall not be liable.

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on December 13, 2021 to be eligible. Limit is one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. If multiple entries from any person or social media account are received, all but the first will be void. Any attempt to use multiple accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit may result in the disqualification by Sponsor from the Sweepstakes and all associated entries will be void. Entries generated by mechanical, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void.

Entrant agrees: (a) that he/she has all rights to the contents of the entry and all components thereof, and that entrant has obtained all rights, consents and permissions, necessary to grant the rights granted herein; (b) that the entry does not and will not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (c) that the entry is free and clear of any liens or claims with respect to the use of the entry in the manner authorized herein and will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, infringe on any rights or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for any payment whatsoever, including but not limited to claims for re-use fees or residuals; and (d) that the entry is not and will not be defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

DRAWING & NOTIFICATION: Two (2) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held within a reasonable period of time following the end of the Sweepstakes Period from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by comment in the original Sweepstakes post and/or direct message on the applicable social media platform (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), with instructions on how to claim prize and must respond within the time period specified in such notification. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, a W-9 form, if applicable, and, where lawful, a publicity release within the time period specified in such notification. If, and as applicable, such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits prize and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received. If, after two (2) attempts to award the prize, time permitting, the prize remains unawarded, Sponsors reserves the right to not award the prize.

PRIZES: Two (2) winners will win a prize that includes a Girlgaze swag pack, which will include a Girlgaze t-shirt and a Girlgaze sticker.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize altogether is $45 and the ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $90. Exact details of the prize will be determined by Sponsor and provided to winners following winner verification. Failure to comply with these Official Rules and/or any instructions provided by Sponsor with respect to the Sweepstakes (including, without limitation, the prize) may result in forfeiture of all remaining portions of prize that have not been awarded and such winner may be disqualified from participating in future promotions offered by Sponsor or any Sweepstakes Entity. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/social media account.

PUBLICITY GRANT: Entrant agrees that by entering into this Sweepstakes he/she is granting Sponsor, (and each of their respective subsidiaries and, successors and assignees and licensees) and their respective designees, the non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable right and license, but not the obligation, to exhibit, broadcast, copy, reproduce, encode, compress, encrypt, incorporate data into, edit, dub, superimpose, rebroadcast, transmit, record, publicly perform, distribute, and synchronize in timed relation to visual elements, the entries and/or any portions or excerpts thereof, in any manner, an unlimited number of times, in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised for any purpose, throughout the world in perpetuity. Sponsor may use the entries (or any portion thereof, including, without limitation an entrant’s, Instagram screen name, photo and/or other information provided by entrant) to advertise, promote and publicize the Sweepstakes, Sponsor’s respective businesses, and/or Sponsor’s respective products, services and/or websites in all media throughout the universe and may authorize others to do so; such advertising, promotion and publicity may include portions and excerpts, in addition to cut-in, synchronized, dubbed and superimposed versions of the entries. The Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor may use the entries in accordance with the permissions granted herein without any further payment, compensation, notification, review or permission to/from you and/or any other third party.

RELEASE: By participating, each entrant agrees that Sponsor, BWP, Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, sponsors, promotional partners, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against any liability for, any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Sweepstakes.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries, posts, tweets, retweets, messages or emails; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sweepstakes Entities are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computers related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the related website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, or who are in violation of these Official Rules or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, integrity, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners at random from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same Instagram account and/or email or other account, as applicable, the authorized account subscriber of the email account, including as associated with the applicable Instagram account, if applicable, at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account subscriber” is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.


PERSONAL INFORMATION/DATA COLLECTION/USE: The personal information collected/provided in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Girlgaze’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at If applicable, entrants who provide their email address will automatically be enrolled to receive emails from or on behalf of Sponsor or others and can opt out of receiving future emails at any time by following the directions provided in such emails.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners (available after the end of the Sweepstakes Period), send an email to, with “Girlgaze Network X Black Women Photographers – Swag Giveaway Winner’s List” in the subject line, for receipt no later than thirty (30) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Girlgaze, Inc., 8605 Santa Monica Blvd, PMB 94678, West Hollywood, CA 90069. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Inc. or Instagram, Inc.