Spooktacular Costume Caption Contest

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Eli’s Slice has 3 different Halloween Costumes this year! Create a funny and creative caption to describe each costume. Each photo will have one winning caption which will be chose by the top 3 comments with the most “likes,” and then by a panel of Eli’s judges. Fans will only be allowed one caption comment per photo. Captions can be submitted by commenting on the Slice’s Halloween costume photo on Eli’s Facebook page, with #EliHalloween. Submissions must be received by 3:00pm CST on October 30, 2015. The winner will be announced at 4:30pm on October 30, 2015, and will receive an Eli’s Party Pack shipped to his/her house.



This contest is sponsored by The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The contest is in no way sponsored by nor associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Eli’s Spooktacular Costume Caption Contest begins October 23, 2015 at 2:00p.m. US Central Time and ends October 30, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. US Central Time (CT). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.


Contest is open to any individual in the United States. Employees of The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, and its affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.


To enter, comment on the Slice’s Halloween costume photo on Eli’s Facebook page that the caption relates to. Must include #EliHalloween. Each photo will have one winning caption which will be chose by the top 3 comments with the most “likes,” and then by a panel of Eli’s judges. Fans will only be allowed one caption comment per photo, but are welcome to “like” as many captions as they wish and are encouraged to share the photo with family and friends.

The caption, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material thought up by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted caption is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the caption does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the caption.

The caption must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

The caption must be complete and accurate, including #EliHalloween and only on the Eli’s Cheesecake Facebook page. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content is cause for disqualification.

All entries must be submitted and received by October 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Winner will be announced at 4:30pm CST on October 30, 2015.


The First Place winner, per photo, will receive one Eli’s Cheesecake Party Pack (value up to $100, including shipping) to be shipped to his/her house, in the United States. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.


The entries will be judged by a combination of Facebook likes and a panel of judges from The Eli’s Cheesecake Company.  The top 3 entries per photo will be judged by Eli’s panel. Each Eli’s judge will give each entry a score 1 (lowest) through 5 (highest) in each category.  The entry with the most points will be the winner.  The entries will be judged on the following criteria: (1) Creativity; (2) Humor; (3) Connection to The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the entry with the highest score in originality of all the tied entries.  If there is a further tie, the winner will be the entry with the highest score in Consistency of all the tied entries. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.  Being named a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.  Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer winners if the quality or quantity of eligible Entries is insufficient.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.

The winning entries will be posted on Eli’s Cheesecake’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (@elischeesecake) at 4:30 pm CST on Friday, October 30, 2015.  The winning entrant will have 1 week from the time the winner is announced to contact Eli’s Cheesecake via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with their contact information.  In the event that a winner does not claim their prize, the entry with the next highest score will be named a winner.

In the event of a dispute regarding the online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Eli’s Cheesecake the right to use the photo and their name on any form of media, including, but not limited to Eli’s Cheesecake’s website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Contest and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.