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Open House Chicago in Oak Park 2017

Open House Chicago, a free public festival offering behind-the-scenes access to architectural jewels across Chicago, is returning to Oak Park on Oct. 14 & 15, 2017. 10 of Oak Park's historic landmarks will be included among the roughly 200 buildings opening their doors to the public - free of charge. Whether you're looking to explore opulent mansions or stunning churches, a visit to any of the Open House Chicago sites in Oak Park gives you a chance to win big with our Instagram Contest!


The Rules

Snap a picture of yourself at any of the 10 sites in Oak Park during Open House Chicago, tag your photo with #VisitOakPark, and follow Visit Oak Park (@visitoakpark).

Make sure your Instagram profile is set to public, upload your shot, and you'll automatically be entered to win one of two grand prizes! For those who can't enter via Instagram, please stop by the Oak Park Visitors Center at 1010 Lake Street to submit your entry.

Look out for Instagram posts from Visit Oak Park on Monday, 10/16 announcing the winners!

The Prizes

Two tickets to Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
This Frank Lloyd Wright landmark, considered to be one of the most innovative structures of the 20th century, just re-opened its doors to the public after a 2-year closure for a $25 million dollar restoration. There's no better time for a guided tour to take in the renewed grandeur of its famed skylights, woodwork, and glass art.

Gift Basket
Courtesy of the Oak Park Visitors Center, each winner will also receive a thoughtfully curated collection of gifts sure to please any fan of our community.

Terms & Conditions


1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who enter at the @VisitOakPark Instagram page and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Visit Oak Park, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Visit Oak Park and Heritage Tile final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted via Instagram starting on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 AM CST and ending on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST. All in-person entries must be received by the Oak Park Visitors Center, 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 during the regular working business hours (10:00am to 5:00pm) of the Visitors Center on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and Sunday, October 15, 2017.

4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting a “selfie” photo taken at any one of the participating 2017 Open House Chicago- official Oak Park locations. The photo must be tagged with #VisitOakPark, and entrants must be following Visit Oak Park’s Instagram account. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Visit Oak Park. You may enter only one time per Oak Park Open House Chicago location. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Visit Oak Park.  If you cannot enter via Instagram, you are eligible to fill out an entry at the Visit Oak Park Visitors Center, 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois, 60301. Entries must be received by the Visitors Center during regular posted hours (10:00am to 5:00pm) on Saturday, October 14, 2017 and Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive two tickets to guided interior tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple plus a gift basket courtesy of the Oak Park Visitors Center. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Visit Oak Park. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Visit Oak Park to use the Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of Visit Oak Park. The Winners will be notified by Instagram and/or email or telephone (where applicable) within five (5) days following selection of the Winners. Visit Oak Park shall have no liability for the Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for the Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the Winners cannot be contacted, are ineligible, fail to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fail to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prizes may be forfeited and alternate Winners selected. Receipt by the Winners of the prizes offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNERS (AT Visit Oak Park’s SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this photo, You understand and agree that Visit Oak Park or anyone acting on behalf of Visit Oak Park, and their licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.  By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Visit Oak Park. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Visit Oak Park from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Visit Oak Park may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

9. Terms & Conditions: Visit Oak Park reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Visit Oak Park’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Visit Oak Park may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Visit Oak Park. Visit Oak Park reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or violates these Terms & Conditions. Visit Oak Park has the right, in their sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Visit Oak Park reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Visit Oak Park and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the USA AND the State of Illinois, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the State of Illinois having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Visit Oak Park, 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301. Requests must be received no later than November 15, 2017.

13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Visit Oak Park.

14. The Campaign hosted by Visit Oak Park is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Instagram is fully released from responsibility by Visit Oak Park and all participants/entrants of the competition.

15. By entering the contest, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

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