Eli’s Share the Love Photo Contest


What do you want to say to your Valentine this Valentine’s Day?
Submit a photo of you & your valentine (significant other, pet, mother, teacher, etc.) with a message, tagged with #LoveElis. Participants are encouraged to share their post with their friends and family on social media. Winners receive a 9” decorated Valentine’s Day cheesecake topped with the winning message handwritten on a chocolate disc. A panel of Eli’s judges will select one winner for each social media platform (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) on Monday, February 7.

Photo contest begins Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 8am CST and ends on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 12pm CST.




This giveaway 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.


Eli’s Who’s Your Valentine? Contest begins on February 1st, 2018 at 8:00 am CST and ends February 7th, 2018 at 12:00pm CST. Winner will be announced Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by 4:30pm 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, ages 18 and older. 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 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram sharing with us 1) a photo of themselves and their valentine and 2) a message to their valentine (40 characters or less). The post must be tagged with #LoveElis. One entry is valid per person and Facebook/Twitter/Instagram account per post. 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.


There will be a total of three (3) winners; one from each social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).  The winner will be selected by a panel of Eli’s judges.  Eli’s Cheesecake will select and announce the winners on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by 4:30pm  (CT).  Selected winners must contact The Eli’s Cheesecake Company by 4:00 pm CT on Thursday, February 8th, 2018.  Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be chosen. The judges 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:

  1. Creativity: How unique is the photo?
  2. Picture quality: How well is the photo presented?
  3. Story Telling: Does the message pertain to Valentine’s Day & evoke emotion?

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.


The winners will receive one (1) Valentine’s Day C-Cake (Eli’s Custom Cheesecake) with the message they submitted to their valentine, which will 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.


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, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat.

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.