National Cheesecake Day Caption Contest


A picture is worth a thousand words… but a winning caption can reward you with FREE Cheesecake! Eli’s is celebrating National Cheesecake Day on Sunday, July 30th, and we need your help! Compose a funny and creative caption for our photo (found on Eli’s Facebook Page), and submit it with #ElisCaptionContest for your chance to WIN a Tower of Cheesecake! Submissions will be accepted             July 28, 2017 at 10am CT through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.



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 National Cheesecake Day Caption Contest begins Friday, July 28th, 2017at 10:00am US Central Time (CT) and ends Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 11:59pm 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.


Visit Eli’s Cheesecake Facebook page at during the Contest Period.

To enter:
1) Follow The Eli’s Cheesecake Company’s Facebook Page
2) LIKE the photo for the National Cheesecake Day Caption Contest; AND
3) Post a comment captioning the photo (“Caption”). Your caption should include the hashtag #ElisCaptionContest

Limit 1 entry per person. Your entry will only be counted if it appears in Eli’s Facebook Page newsfeed (i.e., is actually posted to the feed) and visible to the public (i.e., not just your Facebook 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 #ElisCaptionContest 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 Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 11:59:00 p.m. CT. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to examine the original photograph/source material in order to confirm compliance with these rules.


The First Place winner will receive one Eli’s Tower of Cheesecake (value up to $100, including shipping) to be shipped to his/her house, in the United States. The Second Place winner will receive one Eli’s Original Favorites Sampler Cheesecake (value up to $60, 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 five (5) Captions with the most “likes” from the general public will be reviewed and judged by a panel from The Eli’s Cheesecake Company based on the following criteria: 33.3% creativity, 33.3% humor, and 33.3% 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 Eli’s Cheesecake Company reserves the right to edit, modify or reword Captions for purposes of clarity, grammar or content. Captions that violate Facebook’s terms of service shall be disqualified and removed from the The Eli’s Cheesecake Company’s Facebook Page.


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 page (@elischeesecake) on Monday, July 31st, 2017.  The winning entrant will have 1 week from the time the winner is announced to contact Eli’s Cheesecake via Facebook 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.