Our submission period has ended but be sure to watch for winners announced via social media every day in January.
31 Flavor Winners, one winner per flavor announced every day in January.
If chosen, you’ll receive 12 boxes of your favorite gel flavor (that’s 288 gels!) AND your photo and story will be featured on GU’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook pages, and our website. Upon request, your gels may be shipped to you.
December 9: sweepstakes submission opens at 8:00 a.m. PST
December 20: sweepstakes submission ends at 11:59 p.m. PST
December 21-23: submission review period and winners selected
January 1-31: winners notified via email and announced daily on social media
GU GEL-EBRATION Sweepstakes is limited to U.S. residents 18 and over only. Sweepstakes valid in Puerto Rico and the 50 states (except Rhode Island, Florida, and New York). All entrants must have a valid email address (for prize notification purposes) and access to the internet during the sweepstakes and prize notification period. Employees of GU Energy Labs (and their families) are disqualified from entry. No purchase necessary to win. All submissions are subject to approval by GU Energy Labs.
Limit one entry per person. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. Entries must be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet domain owner, or other person or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
1. Entry form and photo: Each entry consists of an entry form and an optional single image. Please note: HDR photographs and minor burning, dodging and/or color correction is acceptable, as is cropping. Stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable. Any changes to the original Photograph not itemized here are unacceptable and will render the photograph ineligible for a prize.
Digital files must be high resolution, 300ppi, file size 3MB or larger (at close to actual size) and must be in .jpg format.
The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Sweepstakes entrant. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant represents, acknowledges and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim or interest in the photograph.
The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
2. Alternative Method of Entry: You may enter by writing your name, email address, mailing address, favorite flavor and date of birth on a 3” x 5” postcard and by mailing it with sufficient postage to GU Gel-ebration Sweepstakes, 1609 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. All mail-in entries must be received between December 9 and December 20, 2020.
RIGHTS RELATED TO PHOTO SUBMISSIONS
Your photographs help GU in its mission to feed the need to move. Thank you for helping to further our mission through photography. You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit – including ownership if applicable. By submitting photos in the Sweepstakes (without regard to whether you are qualified to enter the sweepstakes or whether your entry for the sweepstakes is accepted), you grant GU Energy Labs a royalty-free, nonexclusive right, in perpetuity, to:
- Use the photograph on the Internet in support of our mission.
- Use the photograph in GU Energy Labs’ non-commercial communications.
- Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for non-commercial use, GU-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, and the like.
- Use, in connection with the Sweepstakes, your name, city and state of residence in promotions and other publications.
- Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used to support our mission and be properly credited.
As conditions of this permission, GU shall credit all photographs with the Sweepstakes entrant’s name.
SELECTION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS/ODDS
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Method of entry has no impact on the chance of winning. Mail-in entries have the same chance of winning as submitting a form with a photo. 1 winner for each favorite flavor will be chosen at random and notified via email. In the event that a winner is selected and the winner does not pick up the prize from their designated retailer by 5:00 PM PST within 7 business days of product arriving at the retailer, the prize will be forfeited.
Questions and inquiries about sweepstakes rules can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants must read the following rules, terms, and legal conditions before entering the GU Gel-ebration Sweepstakes. Participation in the sweepstakes indicates a participant’s agreement to the rules herein stated and to any final decisions, regarding the sweepstakes, made by GU Energy Labs. GU Energy Labs is not responsible for any technical failures or unexpected complications that render the sweepstakes dysfunctional. In its sole discretion, GU Energy Labs reserves the right to terminate or modify the sweepstakes at any time. GU Energy Labs is not responsible or liable for any injuries or damages resulting from the participation in this sweepstakes or the awarding of any prize. GU Energy Labs reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who we suspect is participating in vote rigging or vote buying. Facebook and Instagram are in no way associated with this sweepstakes and they do not sponsor, endorse, or associate with it. By entering, you agree to provide your information to GU Energy Labs and not to Facebook or Instagram. You also agree, when entering, to a complete and total release of Facebook and Instagram from any claims.
This sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
This sweepstakes is sponsored by GU Energy Labs (the “Sponsor”), 1609 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.
Once the submission period has ended, all eligible entries received during the submission period will be gathered into a database. A winner will be chosen at random for each of the 31 unique flavors.
Any mailed entries must be postmarked or received electronically no later than December 20, 2020, 23:59 PST. To send a hard copy, mail it to GU Gel-ebration Sweepstakes, 1609 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710. Please include your name, telephone number, physical address and an email address to reach you.
- One entry per flavor per individual. Individual cannot win multiple flavors.
- All entries must be received by December 20, 2020, 23:59 PST.
- If submitting a photo, all photos must feature GU Energy Gel or GU ROCTANE Energy Gel.
- Photographs must be uploaded in digital format. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.