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The winners of our 


  Instagram Contest 

have been announced!

How were the 8 finalists selected?

Photos were submitted via Instagram from 8/10 - 8/28. Once the submission window ended, a panel of five eCampus.com judges independently selected their top 8 and the entrants with the most votes from the judges made the 8 finalists. 

To ensure awareness, these details along with full contest rules have been provided below throughout the entirety of the contest.

Winner order was determined by who received the most votes from the public between 8/31 - 9/4.


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Contest Rules & Guidelines


1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter by submitting a photo on Instagram and using the hashtag #NextChapterNecessity and tagging @ecampusdotcom as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States of America, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of eCampus.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of eCampus.com as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on August 10, 2020, at 9 am ET and ending August 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET. All online entries must be received by August 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET to be considered as a finalist. After all the entries have been collected, eCampus.com will select 8 finalists to compete for the Grand Prize and the voting period will be starting on August 31, 2020 at 9 am ET and ending on September 4, 2020, at 11:59 pm ET. The winners of the contest will be announced September 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET. 

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a photo via Instagram, tagging @ecampusdotcom, and using the hashtag #NextChapterNecessity. The photos receiving the top three most likes will win prizes and be eligible. Winners must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of eCampus.com. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of eCampus.com. Subject matter deemed inappropriate will be removed and disqualified at the sole discretion of eCampus.com. This includes, but is not limited to, profanity, nudity, alcohol, drugs, or any sexually explicit content. 

5. Prizes: The fourth through eighth place winners will receive $30 eCampus.com gift cards. The third place winner of the Campaign will receive a $100 Visa gift card, the second place winner of the Campaign will receive a $250 Visa gift card and the first place winner will receive the  grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by eCampus.com. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at eCampus.com’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for eCampus.com to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Eight winners will be selected by eCampus.com. The final eight will compete by community vote and be selected based on the amount of likes their picture receives in the comment section via Instagram. Winners will be notified via Instagram within five (5) days following selection of the Winner. eCampus.com shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within [60 days] from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT eCampus.com’s SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that eCampus.com, anyone acting on behalf of eCampus.com, and eCampus.com’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of eCampus.com. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless eCampus.com from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which eCampus.com may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: eCampus.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond eCampus.com’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, eCampus.com may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by eCampus.com. eCampus.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. eCampus.com has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, eCampus.com reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless eCampus.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS CAMPAIGN IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND KENTUCKY, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Kentucky having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the eCampus.com website. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.

13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, email your request to contest@ecampus.com. Requests must be received no later than September 9, 2020, at 5 pm ET.

14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is eCampus.com, 2373 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY, 40509, United States.

15. Entrants: The entrants completely release Instagram from any responsibility or liability.

16. Instagram: The Campaign hosted by eCampus.com is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.


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1st PLACE:  $500 Visa Gift Card - Lyla

2nd PLACE:  $250 Visa Gift Card - Mikayla

3rd PLACE:  $100 Visa Gift Card - Tina

4th PLACE:  $30 eCampus.com Gift Card - Karen

5th PLACE:  $30 eCampus.com Gift Card - Brian

6th PLACE:  $30 eCampus.com Gift Card - Bryce

7th PLACE:  $30 eCampus.com Gift Card - Sara

8th PLACE:  $30 eCampus.com Gift Card - Ashleigh

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