Official Rules


PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Sephora Collection “@SC Weekly Regram Contest” (the “Contest”) begins on or about March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on April 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). During the Promotion Period, entrants will have the opportunity to upload a personal piece of content (collectively, a “Submission”) that best showcases their use of Sephora Collection products through engaging high-quality imagery. The Promotion Period consists of eight (8) submission phases, the first of which begins March 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. ET and ends on March 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET and the subsequent seven (7) starting each Monday at 9:00 a.m. ET and ending each Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET, collectively known as (the “Submission Periods”). Select employees of Sephora that manage social media for Sephora Collection will select the winning Submission each Monday of the Promotion Period by 8 p.m. ET. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Youth Marketing Connection LLC, 1510 19th St. NW Washington DC 20036 (“Host”) and Sephora USA, Inc. (“Sponsor”) which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to entrants who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and are currently enrolled students at one of the following colleges/universities in the U.S. or Canada: Arizona State University, Boston University, DePaul University, Georgia State University, Howard University, Michigan State University, Southern Methodist University, Spelman College, Syracuse University, Temple University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Pittsburgh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of Toronto – St. George, University of Virginia, University of Washington – Seattle (the “Eligible Schools”). Officers, directors and employees of Host or Sponsor, and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and Contest agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively as the “Contest Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are NOT eligible to enter the Contest or win a prize. This Contest is void where prohibited. No businesses or non-profit organizations are permitted to enter the Contest or win a prize.

HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the Contest, you must have an Instagram account. During one of the above outlined Submission Periods, upload your Submission to the main feed of your Instagram account (not Stories) with the hashtags #SConCampus and #BigBrowEnergy (the “Hashtags”) and tag @SC and one of the following accounts: @jannyyoo, @margohuntley, @simideery, @bonniengaii, @mirrxie, @morgg_nicole, @nazirahmad__, @amarisgonzalez_, @madzpaddock, @maddison.snyder, @ria_la_rue, @taylorzubkousky, @hollylee, @kariknipp, @sarann_miran, @samanthalauriecastro, @hannah_hcb, @kk_robb, @sarahnicolebowman, @gabgoodove, @lilvalwow_, @k8_hickey, @chiararose_, @leanne_manlosa, @daniellealisa, @leiahtaylor, @isabelshorter_, @saracnall/, @alondrapriscilla, @geeeebabyyyy, @alanibillups, @alexgagliano30, @hannahkest,, @reeganmfabian, @astoldbysno, @angelinaburke_, @kiara.joseph, @kingsingh484, @laurenfaust13, @gm_swizzle, @amandacwhitfield, @gingandhoney, @sam_holley, @jada_arianna, @carinapiazza, @_cswan, @anapautirado, @alyssaachonko, @giuliannaclaricurzio, @jadenash21, @annmarieelpa, @kenzie_silliker, @haleycurneen on your Submission (the “Tags”) (collectively, the “Requirements”). Once you upload your Submission to your Instagram account following the above Requirements, you receive one (1) Submission into the Contest. Your Submission must include all of the above Requirements in order to be eligible. Your Instagram account must be set to permit public viewing of your Submission in order for Sponsor to receive your Submission. By entering the Contest, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to utilize your Submission through the Instagram API or otherwise use your post as set forth in these Official Rules. The Submission must also meet the following “Other Submission Requirements”: (i) the Submission must be the submitting entrant’s original, previously unpublished content and not feature or focus on any material owned or controlled by third parties (including without limitation, third party copyrighted material but not including the Sponsor); (ii) the entrant must provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the Submission; and (iii) the Submission must not include images that are obscene, pornographic, libelous or otherwise objectionable. Any entry featuring a Submission that, in Sponsor’s good faith judgment, violates the Submission Requirements will be disqualified. All Submissions must be received by the end of the Contest Period. The Host’s website’s database clock will be the official time-keeper for this Contest. All personally identifiable information collected in connection with the Promotion will be used by Sponsor in accordance with its online privacy policy, located at Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor and/or the Website by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. Sponsor may engage a third party platform or application provider (for ease of reference, a “Third Party Application Provider”) to administer certain aspects of the Promotion, including without limitation, the online collection of entry information. Such Third Party Application Provider will provide your personally identifiable information to Sponsor, who will use such information in accordance with its privacy policy as set forth above. Third Party Application Providers may also use your information for their own independent purposes in accordance with their own independent privacy practices. Sponsor is not responsible for the storage or any use of your entry information by any Third Party Application Provider. You should carefully review the privacy practices of any third party to determine their specific privacy policies. Sponsor is not responsible for the storage or any use of your entry information by any Third Party Application Provider.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On March 9, 2020 and each subsequent Monday within the Promotion Period, a panel of judges selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) will select one (1) winner (“Contest Winner”) each week on Monday by 8:00 p.m. ET. Winners from all eligible Submissions received during the Promotion Period will be based upon the following criteria: (40%) Execution of Theme (e.g., close up of face showcasing current Sephora Collection product), (30%) for Creativity & Originality, (30%) for Content Quality & Engagement (collectively, the “Judging Criteria”). Each Contest Winner will be notified via Instagram direct message. Sponsor and Host shall have no liability for any Contest Winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by the potential Contest Winner for any reason. If a potential Contest Winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor (48 hours from notification), or if the notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential Contest Winner, such potential Contest Winner will forfeit his or her potential prize and an alternate Contest Winner may be selected. Each Contest Winner will be uploaded to Sponsor’s Instagram account (the “@SC Instagram Account”) where it will be made available for viewing by the general public and any such posting will be deemed made at the direction of the entrant within the meaning of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Communications Decency Act. If any potential Contest Winner is found to be ineligible or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential Contest Winner will be disqualified and the next highest scoring Submission may be selected.


ContestEight (8) Contests are available. Subject to the timely return of all required documents as set forth below, the contestants who are chosen as the Contest Winners will be invited to receive the following prize (the “Contest”): each Contest Winner will receive one (1) gift card to Sephora valued at USD $50.00 (or CAD $50.00 for a Contest Winner associated with the University of Toronto).

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All portions of the prize(s) are non-assignable and non-transferable. Any prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Contest materials are for illustrative purposes only. All details and other restrictions of the prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Contest Winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. The Contest Winner (as well as each member of a Contest winning team) may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility certifying among other things that they have complied with these Official Rules (“Prize Claim Documents”). If any potential Contest Winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within ten (10) days of prize notification, the Contest Winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.


REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: Each person who enters this Contest represents and warrants as follows: (i) the Submission is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the Submission does not contain any computer virus (as applicable), is otherwise uncorrupted, is wholly original with entrant, and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Promotion Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.

GRANT OF RIGHTS: For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and legal sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, each entrant into the Contest hereby irrevocably grants Sponsor, its successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, limited license (but not the obligation) to reproduce exploit and otherwise use the Submission solely in connection with the Contest and the marketing and promotion thereof, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any and all media, without further notice to, consent by, or payment to entrant. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, or alter the Submission in connection with Sponsor’s permitted uses hereunder and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Any alterations shall be made in accordance with Sponsor’s ethical guidelines. Sponsor shall have the right to freely assign its rights hereunder, in whole or in part, to any person or entity. Sponsor shall retain the rights granted in each Submission even if the Submission is disqualified or fails to meet the Submission Requirements. By entering the Contest, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that their Submission may be featured on Sponsor (and Sponsor’s assigns) social media and editorial websites.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Contest, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in or winner of the Contest, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information and Submission, and any individual(s) participating therein, in any and all media in connection with the Website or the Contest or the marketing and promotion thereof and hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Entrants agree that the Promotion Entities and Instagram (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Contest, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Contest as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated for Force Majeure before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the Finalists and Contest Winner from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP/WAIVER OF EQUITABLE RELIEF: Each entrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that the relationship between the entrant and the Promotion Entities is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship, and that the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Contest does not place the Promotion Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant’s Submission. Each entrant understands and acknowledges that the Promotion Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, and other literary materials, and that new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees. Each entrant also acknowledges that many ideas may be competitive with, similar or identical to the Submission and/or each other in theme, idea, format or other respects. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that such entrant will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of any Promotion Entity’s use of any such similar or identical material. Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Promotion Entities do not now and shall not have in the future any duty or liability, direct or indirect, vicarious, contributory, or otherwise, with respect to the infringement or protection of the copyright in and to the Submission. Finally, each entrant acknowledges that, with respect to any claim by entrant relating to or arising out of a Promotion Entity’s actual or alleged exploitation or use of any Submission or other material submitted in connection with the Contest, the damage, if any, thereby caused to the applicable entrant will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle such entrant to seek injunctive or other equitable relief and entrant’s rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law.

NO OBLIGATION TO USE: Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Submission or any materials or content created by the Contest Winner (the “Materials”), or to otherwise exploit any Submission or Materials or, if commenced, to continue the distribution or exploitation thereof, and Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of the Submission or Materials for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and contestants shall not be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.

DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Contest. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Contest.

FURTHER DOCUMENTATION: If Sponsor shall desire to secure additional assignments, releases from third parties appearing in the Submission, or other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then each entrant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor’s request therefor.


WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Youth Marketing Connection, c/o SC Contest Legal, 1510 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. These Official Rules will be posted on the website ( during the Promotion Period.

MISCELLANEOUS: This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or other associated with Instagram, Inc. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram.