Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Photo Contest

Snap a photo of all the fun you’re having at the Cheesecake Festival! Upload your photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #CheesecakeFest for the chance to win a $100 Gift Card to the Bakery Café. Entries will be accepted from 9am CST on Sunday, July 29th, 2018 through 11:59am CST on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. At the end of the contest, all of the entries will be judged by a panel of Eli’s associates. The photos will be judged based on:

  1. Creativity

  2. Uniqueness

  3. Picture quality

  4. The best incorporation of Eli’s Cheesecake’s brand values

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by 4:30pm CST.

1st place prize is a $100 Bakery Café Gift Card. 2nd place prize is a 9” Original Plain Cheesecake.



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


Come to the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on Sunday, July 29th, 9am-4pm (CST) at Eli’s Cheesecake Café in Chicago to be considered a valid entry. Take a photo that indicates you were at the Festival, upload it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, & use the hashtag #CheesecakeFest. Only one upload per person to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Photo Contest will begin at 9AM (CST) on Sunday, July 29, 2018 and will conclude at 11:59AM (CST) on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018. Winner announced Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by 4:30 PM (CST). 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.


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, participants must post their photo from the Cheesecake Festival on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #CheesecakeFest. The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.


The entries will be judged by a panel from The Eli’s Cheesecake Company based on the following criteria: 25% creativity, 25% uniqueness, 25% picture quality, and 25% adherence to Eli’s brand values. In the event of a tie, the entry with the higher score in the creativity category will be declared the finalist. If there is a further tie, the winner will be the entry with the highest score in the adherence to Eli’s brand values category.

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.


The first place winner will receive a $100 Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Café Gift Card (to be picked up in the Bakery Café). The second place winner will receive one 9” Original Plain Cheesecake (to be picked up in the Bakery Café). 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.


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.

In the event that a winner does not respond and claim their prize, a new entry will be named the 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.