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Share Your Favorite HOW Design Live Photos For a Chance to Win a Free Big Ticket to HDL 2019 in Chicago!

Have you heard? HOW Design Live launching a sweepstakes at HOW Design Live  2018. We know our attendees love sharing photos, so now you will have a chance to win a free ticket to HOW Design Live 2019, taking place in Chicago!  Follow these quick and easy steps to enter the Instagram sweepstakes:



    1. Follow @HOW_Events on Instagram (if you haven’t already).


    1. Post a photo on Instagram, tag @HOW_Events and use #HOWLive.


    1. Check back on the @HOW_Events Instagram page often for more giveaway announcements, as well as the latest news and stories covering the conference.



The contest is open to all entrants in the U.S. and will start on Sunday, May 29 at 5:00 p.m. ET and run until Sunday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. ET, so be sure to share the message with your friends before time runs out!









The HOW Design Live 2019 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is offered only to eligible legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) at least 18 years old at the time of entry who attended HOW Design Live 2018 in Boston on 4/30/18– 5/3/18. No entry fee, payment, or proof of purchase is required to enter the Sweepstakes. Employees, officers and directors, including members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling, or spouse of each of the foregoing) and persons living in the same households as such individuals (whether such individuals are related or not) of Emerald Expositions, LLC, 31910 Del Obispo, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (the “Sponsor”) or its affiliates or advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible to enter.  By participating you agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor, and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Void where prohibited.




The Sweepstakes begins 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“PT”) on Sunday, April 29, 2018, and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 4, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). To enter, one must upload a photo from HOW Design Live 2018 to Instagram page, tag @HOW_Events and use #HOWLive. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide accurate required information on their registration form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor, may be disqualified.  No facsimiles or mechanical reproductions of entries are allowed. Entrants may not enter under multiple identities or use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times in excess of the limit stated herein. Any Entrant who attempts to enter in excess of the number of times allowed will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s discretion.  Limit one (1) entry per eligible person.




On or about May 11, 2018, one potential winner will be randomly selected by Sponsor from among all eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone within twenty-one (21) days after the drawing. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner as set forth above, but Sponsor is not responsible for any undelivered emails, including without limitation e-mails that are not received because of a winner’s privacy or spam filter settings which may divert any Sweepstakes e-mail, including any winner notification e-mail, to a spam or junk folder.  The winner is deemed to be a potential winner, pending verification of the entrant’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.




Sponsor will provide Sweepstakes winner with one free Big Ticket to HOW Design Live 2019 in Chicago. The estimated retail value of the prize is $1,995. Winner will be responsible for all costs and expenses not specifically included herein. No substitution, cash alternative or assignment of a prize is permitted except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  All taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.




Where permitted by law, the winner grants (and agrees to confirm said grant in writing upon the request of the Sponsor) to Sponsor, and those acting pursuant to Sponsor’s direction or control, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the Internet, at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without additional consideration and without notice, review or approval, except where prohibited by law. Further, winner will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, a Publicity Release (where lawful), and provide evidence of identity and age with a social security number and a valid state or federally issued identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport), all within fourteen (14) days of prize notification. If said documents are not returned timely, or if prize or prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if a winner is found not to have complied with these Official Rules, declines the prize for any reason, or is ineligible for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to an alternate winner selected at random.  WINNER WILL BE ISSUED A FORM 1099 FOR TAX PURPOSES IN THE AMOUNT OF THE ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE OF THE PRIZE AND MUST SUBMIT HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AS REQUIRED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES IMPOSED ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  By participating, participants release and agree to hold harmless Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for any injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons (including, without limitation, death) or property, arising directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, participation in this Sweepstakes, or any Sweepstakes-related activity, including any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding this Sweepstakes, including the prize, is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE EVENT THAT THE PRECEDING RELEASE IS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE INVALID OR VOID FOR ANY REASON, THE PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT, BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, (I) ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (II) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.




By entering, participants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. All participants hereby consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts located in New York, New York.  ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ANY ENTRANT AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTY SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION.




If any provision of these Official Rules or any word, phrase, clause, sentence, or other portion thereof should be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, then that provision or portion thereof shall be modified or deleted in such manner as to render the remaining provisions of these Official Rules valid and enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the prize documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. No entrant shall have the right to modify or amend these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and such provision shall remain in full force and effect.




For the name of the Sweepstakes winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to: Christina Cozzi, Winner’s List, Emerald Expositions, 100 Broadway, 14th floor, New York, NY 10005. The winner’s name will be sent after the winner has been verified and the prize has been awarded. Winner list requests must be received by Sponsor by July 30, 2018.




Emerald Expositions, LLC, 31910 Del Obispo, Suite 200, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.




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