Pacific Facebook Halloween 2020 Photo Contest


STARS AND STRIPES PACIFIC Facebook Halloween Photo Contest 2020" (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older, who are stationed in the Pacific as of October 1, 2020. Non-U.S. government ID cardholders are ineligible for participation.

Employees, to include news carriers and/or family members, of STARS AND STRIPES, or their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.

You must have a Facebook account to participate in this Promotion. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, you agree that you understand that you are providing your information to the owner of the Stripes Pacific Facebook page and not to Facebook.

Entry period:

The entry period for the Promotion starts at 12:01 AM JST on October 23, 2020 and ends on 11:59 PM JST on November 3, 2020. Photos posted after November 3 will be disqualified.

Voting period:

The voting period for the Promotion ends at 1:00 PM JST on November 5, 2020.


Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

How to enter:

1) Go to the Stripes Pacific Facebook page to enter for a chance to win. Only one photo entry is permitted per eligible participant per Promotion. Entering more than once may make the participant ineligible for prizes. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Any photo deemed inappropriate will be removed at the sole discretion of Stars and Stripes.

2) Look for the Facebook Halloween Photo Contest 2020 post and submit a photo under the post. The photo must be of you, your children, or your pet in a Halloween costume. By entering this contest, the entrant warrants that the submitted photo is owned by the entrant, and has permission to use copyrighted components, and further warrants that the entry does not infringe the rights of any third parties. Entrants must have obtained all necessary releases from any persons or related to any subject matter appearing in each photo entry.

There are two categories, “Group” (two or more people in a photo) and “Individual” (one person). The entrant is limited to win only one category, but is eligible to win the Special prize.

Special Prize: A photo of a person/people reading the Stars and Stripes newspaper or the community paper (Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Korea, and/or Stripes Guam) in a costume will be automatically entered for the Special Prize. If there are more than one entries, a winner will be selected by random drawing.

Bonus: Top 10 winners will receive a Stars and Stripes Pacific 75th Anniversary gift bag.

The entrant agrees that the submitted photo may be published in the community papers and/or their respective websites (Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Korea, Stripes Guam)

3) Submit your photo on the Stripes Pacific Facebook page by 11:59 PM JST on November 3, 2020.

4) Facebook viewers will be asked to vote by pressing “Like” on the photo they like best. Entrants and their family members may vote for their own submission. The deadline for voting is 1:00 PM JST on November 5, 2020.

Selection of prize recipients:

A total of ten (10) prize recipients will be selected. One (1) prize recipient from the Group category and one (1) prize recipient from the Individual category. The eligible entry that received the most number of “Likes” in each category will be selected the winner. One (1) entrant with Stars and Stripes newspaper or community paper will be randomly selected to win the Special Prize. Additionally, the top ten (10) entrants to receive the most “Likes” will receive a Stars and Stripes Pacific 75th Anniversary gift bag.


Each of the prize recipient in each category will receive a gift card. One (1) $30 gift card for the Group category and one (1) $20 gift card for the Individual category. One (1) $50 gift card will be given to the winner of the Special prize. Top 10 winners will receive a printed photograph and a Stars and Stripes Pacific 75th Anniversary gift bag. If there is a tie, with multiple entries receiving the same number of “Likes” in any one category, the winner will be selected randomly between the tied entrants. An entrant can receive both the Special prize and the Group or Individual prize.

STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of prizes to the address furnished by the recipients in the process of prize recipient notification.

The prize recipients will also be recognized in the Stars and Stripes community papers and/or their respective websites (Stripes Japan, Stripes Okinawa, Stripes Korea, Stripes Guam).

Prize recipient notification:

1) Each participant whose entry is selected for a prize will be notified on or about November 6, 2020.

2) Each prize recipient will be notified via Facebook message and asked to send an email to STARS AND STRIPES including his/her full name, e-mail address, and mailing address.

3) All prize recipients will be required to respond to the notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES in order to receive their prize. If a recipient does not respond within five (5) business days from the time of notification, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

4) Prize recipients may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility in order to claim the prize. Additional verification may be required and will be identified in writing at the time of prize recipient notification. Failure to provide STARS AND STRIPES with the required verification within five (5) business days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

5) Personal information collected during the entry process will remain the property of STARS AND STRIPES and will not be released to third parties. All participants agree that STARS AND STRIPES may use the information submitted for the Promotion in promotional activities.

6) STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.

Publicity/required agreements:

STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, rank, location and photo (U.S. military base/city/state) of the prize recipients, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. Prize recipients may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement ("Required Agreements") at the time the recipient claims a prize. If a selected prize recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, an alternate prize recipient may be selected at the sole discretion of STARS AND STRIPES.

General terms and conditions:

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of STARS AND STRIPES, which shall be final. STARS AND STRIPES, along with its agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of STARS AND STRIPES that may cause the Promotion entries to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or its acceptance, or from participation in the Promotion; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The maximum liability for STARS AND STRIPES for any violation of its duties relating to this offer shall be the value of the prize the participant should have been awarded.

STARS AND STRIPES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time.

At its sole discretion STARS AND STRIPES may prohibit any person from participating in this Promotion or any future STARS AND STRIPES event or promotion if STARS AND STRIPES has reason to believe that person deliberately or repeatedly disregards the Promotion rules. In the event of any dispute regarding submission of an online entry, the entry will be deemed the property of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address supplied at the time of entry.

By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES, and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES, their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisors from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from participation in or acceptance of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

By participating in the Promotion you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Name of prize recipient:

For the name of the prize recipient, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 1, 2020, to:

Stars and Stripes Pacific Engagement Department
Attn: Pacific Halloween 2020 Photo Contest
Unit 45002
APO, AP 96301