Celebrating Nebraska Pollinators Photo Contest

The Celebrating Nebraska Pollinators Photo Contest ran on Instagram during the month of June 2022. Though the contest has now concluded, we will be posting some highlights from photos that were entered to this site soon.

Grand prizes

All eligible entries submitted during June 2022 were entered into a random drawing to win one of two prize packages:

Flower Power:

  • A Bloom Box from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum ($125 value)
  • A Backyard Farmer Bucket Hat ($20 value)
  • Plus additional pollinator and Nebraska Public Media surprises

Bumblebee Bundle:

Entries may also be featured in a photo gallery on the Nebraska Public Media website and social media accounts!

Winners will be notified by Instagram direct message of their prize in early July. They will have 10 business days to respond before an alternate winner is chosen.

Questions? Send us an email.

Complete Rules & Eligibility

Eligibility: This drawing is only open to people who live in the United States. Entries are limited to one post per photo per day. Employees of Nebraska Public Media and their immediate families are ineligible. All photos must be original work, taken by the entrants. Entries with a watermark will not be accepted. No third party may own or control any materials the photo contains, and the photo must not infringe upon the trademark, copyright, moral rights, intellectual rights, or rights of privacy of any entity or person.

Agreement to Rules: By sharing your photo on Instagram and using #PlantWildflowersNE you are entering the Nebraska Public Media Celebrating Nebraska Pollinators photo contest and agree to be bound by these rules and eligibility requirements.

Campaign Period: Entries can be submitted between 12:01am CDT on May 26, 2022 and 11:59pm CDT on June 30, 2022.

How to Enter: To enter this drawing, you must post a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #PlantWildflowersNE in the caption during the campaign period. Entries are limited to one post per account per day. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules may be disqualified or deemed ineligible at the sole discretion of Nebraska Public Media.

Prizes: Drawing winners will receive one of two prizes, with an approximately $175 value each. Actual value may differ at the time of the award. There are no cash alternatives or alternative prizes available. The prize is nontransferable.

Winner Selection and Notification: All entries will be placed in a pool and the two winners will be determined by random drawing under the supervision of Nebraska Public Media. The two drawing winners will be notified by Instagram messenger. Entrants who do not respond to the prize notification within 10 business days or who are deemed ineligible to win will forfeit the prize, and another winner will be selected at random. Nebraska Public Media shall have no liability for drawing winners’ failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. Any violation of these official rules by drawing winner(s) (at Nebraska Public Media‘s sole discretion) will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner(s).

Photo Release: By entering the contest, entrants agree that photos submitted can be used by Nebraska Public Media for advertising and promotional purposes. Photos may also be shared with Celebrating Nebraska Pollinators partners and may be used by them for advertising and promotional purposes. Those are WNET/PBS Nature, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Passion Planet, World Wildlife Fund, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and the UNL Bee Lab.

Instagram Release: Participating and entering this contest is considered a complete release of Instagram by each entrant or participant. It is also acknowledged that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Instagram.

Limitation of Liability: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Nebraska Public Media and its 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.