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Start celebrating the Star-Spangled summer with a selfie


The Maryland Office of Tourism's
Star-Spangled Selfie  

There is no purchase or payment of any kind required to enter the Star-Spangled Selfie promotion.  The contest is not open to employees of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (“DBED”), Stanton Communications, Siquis, or Miles Media or their families. All entrants must be 18 years or older.

The Sweepstakes will run for three cycles, each closing on June 14, July 14, August 14 and September 14. The winner will be selected and notified via e-mail on or about June 16, July 16, August 16 and September 16.  Per each cycle, one prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Notification will occur via e-mail, at which time arrangements will be made for the winner to receive their prize.

Selfies can be taken in front of an American flag, one of the Star-Spangled ads in Washington D.C. on the Mall, Union Station or Smithsonian Metro Stop or in front of a War of 1812 icon such as Fort McHenry and other sites along the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.  

Post your selfie on Twitter, Instagram or TravelMD’s Facebook page using the hashtag #starspangledselfie. Each month on or about the 16th of each month randomly selected winners will receive prize packs including VIP treatment during Star-Spangled Spectacular in September.  The end dates to be eligible for each prize are:  June 14; July 14; August 14 and then concluding on September 14. 

There will be one prize package per cycle:

  • June drawing – Two Vip Tickets to View the Blue Angles Air Show at Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine
  • July drawing – Two Vip Tickets to View the Blue Angles Air Show at Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine
  • August drawing – Two Vip Tickets to View the Blue Angles Air Show at Fort McHenry National Monument and Shrine
  • September - TBD

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible contestants. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the sponsors, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

Prize must be used by the dates to be specified with each prize or be forfeited. Sponsors are not responsible for any postponement or cancellation of the tours, games, events or charters. All prizes shall be awarded. No substitution, transfer or cash redemption of prizes shall be permitted.

This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, and winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state or local taxes. 

Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability pertaining to acceptance or use of the prize, which must be returned to DBED within five days of e-mail notification. Noncompliance may result in disqualification and the awarding of the prize to an alternate winner. All taxes, fees, assessments or other charges arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of any prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. Rules, terms and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

Sponsors, including but not limited to DBED and their respective corporate affiliates and subsidiaries, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing, assume no liability or responsibility for any damages, losses or injuries resulting from, or arising out of, acceptance or use of any prize, nor are any of the foregoing responsible for printing or other typographical errors, and acceptance of a prize constitutes a release of any and all liability in connection therewith.

To obtain a set of these official Rules and/or to receive a list of any winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by September 30, 2014 to: 

Star-Spangled Selfie
c/o Maryland Office of Tourism Development
401 East Pratt Street, 14th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

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