Office of University Relations

Diversity Photo Contest

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UH Hilo Diversity Photo Contest

Official Rules

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited.


In celebration of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo's No. 1 Ranking by U.S. News and World Report for Most Ethnically Diverse National University, UH Hilo is launching a Diversity Photo Contest (the “Contest”), as an opportunity for students to express through photos what "diversity" means to them. Students can submit photos from October 3-10, 2019 using the hashtags #UHHilo and #DiversityPhotoContest with a caption of how the photo illustrates diversity. Five (5) UH Hilo gear prizes will be awarded by random drawing each day of the following week from October 14-18, 2019. Winners will be notified via the social media platform used to submit their entry.


The Contest is open to any student at the University of Hawaiʻi Hilo. The Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law, rule, or regulation. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

How to Enter and Submit

To enter, entrants must (1) follow and/or like: @uhhilo on Instagram, @UHHilo on Twitter, the University of Hawaii at Hilo Facebook page and the contest post; (2) submit a photo with a caption explaining how it illustrates diversity; (3) tag @uhhilo and post the photo on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account using both hashtags: #UHHilo and #DiversityPhotoContest.

The period to submit an entry will begin October 3, 2019, at 2:00PM HST and end October 10, 2019 at 2:00PM HST (“Submission Period”). Only submissions posted during the Submission Period will be considered for the Contest. A maximum number of 5 photo submissions are allowed per each entrant.

Selection of 5 Winners

Winners will be selected by random drawing everyday from October 14-18, 2019. Winners will be notified through the social media platform used by the participant to share the photo(s).


Winners will receive UH Hilo branded merchandise to be determined by the Office of University Relations. Prizes are not transferable. UH Hilo reserves the right, exercisable at any time in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value if any advertised prize becomes unavailable. All prize details are at UH Hiloʻs sole discretion.

Winner Notification

Prize winners will be contacted through the social media platform used to share the photo. UH Hilo will attempt to notify the winners on the day of the drawing. UH Hilo will make three (3) notification attempts over a 24-hour period and if any winner is not reachable and does not respond to the notification, that winner will be disqualified and, at UH Hiloʻs discretion, a runner-up may be notified.

Additionally if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or if he/she does not comply with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and, at UH Hilo's discretion, an applicable runner-up will be notified. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for any prize(s). If, during the entry period, for reasons beyond UH Hiloʻs control, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, UH Hilo, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, without liability and to the extent feasible, will determine winners and award prizes among entries received prior to cancellation or modification. UH Hilo is not responsible for Internet, computer hardware and software, phone, and other technical errors, malfunctions, and delays.


By participating, all entrants grant to UH Hilo an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid-up royalty free license to the photo submissions created and submitted during participation in the Contest with the right to use, make, have made, edit, produce, reproduce, copy and distribute for any purpose, either online or in print, in the United States and throughout the world.

Release of Liability and Issues of Law

By participating, all entrants release UH Hilo and its respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to and in any way arising from participating in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, undelivered, or garbled submissions; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, internet service provider, website; or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the submission, or the announcement of prizes. Released Parties 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 Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any personʻs computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by UH Hilo, will be disqualified. Should any portion of the Contest be, in UH Hiloʻs opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of UH Hilo, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, UH Hilo reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion and to the extent possible, determine winners from all eligible submissions received prior to action.

This promotion is governed by all applicable Federal, state and local laws and regulations. The local and Federal courts of the state of Hawai‘i shall have sole jurisdiction of any controversies regarding the promotion and the laws of Hawai‘i shall govern the promotion. Each entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of those courts.

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