Ultimate Upcycling Contest - Rules & Guidelines


Who Can Enter:

  • Contestants must be legal residents of Southeastern Wisconsin (Counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Fond du Lac, Rock, Dodge, Walworth, Washington, Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Green Lake, Jefferson, Racine & Kenosha) or Metropolitan Chicago (Counties: Lake, DuPage, Cook, Kane, Iroquois, Kankakee, Ford, Vermilion, Kendall & Will).
  • Employees of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago (“Sponsor”), and the immediate family members of those employees are ineligible.
  • Must be 13 years of age, or older, to enter.

How You’ll Enter:

  • Show off your best upcycling project! Purchase an item from Goodwill Industries of southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, and use it to create a completely different item, with a completely different purpose (photos only, no videos please). Remember to be creative!
  • Eligible photos must be submitted between March 25, 2019 – April 4, 2019.
     - The submission form will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 4, 2019
  • Choose ONE of the entry methods below and follow the instructions for the method you choose. Entries will not be accepted until the contest begins on Monday, March 25, 2019. Any entries given before or after the submission timeframe will not be accepted.

To enter via AmazingGoodwill.com

  • An entry form will appear on the main contest page, beginning March 25, 2019. You’ll need to fill in your full name, address and email, along with a short description of your upcycled item; describing the materials you used and the finished product. Along with your information, you will also attach one photo of your completed project. JPEG and PNG files will be accepted. Please keep your descriptions short, in order to ensure your photo is fully visible once the voting round begins.

To enter via Instagram

  • Your Instagram account must be made public in order for the hashtag entry to properly upload. This change can be made in your account settings.
  • On your personal account, upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcycling in your post.

To enter via Twitter

  • Your Twitter account must be made public in order for the hashtag entry to properly upload. This change can be made in your account settings.
  • On your personal account, upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcyclingin your tweet.

To enter via Facebook

  • You must post your photo directly to the AmazingGoodwill Facebook page – not your personal Facebook page, in order for the entry to properly upload.
  • Visit AmazingGoodwill on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/AmazingGoodwill/
  • Select “Write something on this page” on the right column of the AmazingGoodwill page, and click to attach your photo.
  • Upload one photo of your DIY project and describe the materials from Goodwill you used to create it.
  • You must include the hashtag #GoodwillUltimateUpcycling in your post.

Rules & Guidelines:

  • One entry per person. If you submit multiple entries, Goodwill reserves the right to pick which of your entries will move on for voting.
  • Entries will only be accepted via ONE of the four methods provided.
  • Hashtag entries must be done via the instructions provided; otherwise the photo will not upload properly into the contest.
  • Photos, and items created, need to remain tasteful; anything deemed otherwise will not be approved for the voting round.
  • 75% (4-5 items) of the contestant's “upcycled item” must be from any of our participating Goodwill Store & Donation Centers.
  • Top 10 contestants must be able to provide proof of purchase from Goodwill Industries of southeastern Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago, if requested. We are very aware that our stores are full of a wide variety of merchandise, however in the instance that we do need to see proof of purchase, a shopping receipt, visible price tags or your Club Goodwill REwards account will suffice.
  • Goodwill reserves the right to pull additional entries as finalists, regardless of online votes, if they see fit.
  • The winner will be selected by judges appointed for the purpose by Goodwill Industries. Their decision is final.
  • Goodwill Industries reserves the right not to select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.
  • Sponsors are not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry, winner or other contest information by Sponsor or entrants for any reason whatsoever. Sponsors are also not responsible  for any injury or damage to any entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any  materials in the contest or for entries that are late, misdirected or incomplete. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Fan Voting:

  • Fan voting will run April 5, 2019 – April 15, 2019.
    - Fan voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on April 5, 2019.
  • A photo of each entry will appear on the contest page for voting on April 5, 2019 by 12 p.m. - noon.
  • To vote for a photo, you’ll select “vote” beneath the specific photo.
  • Each person may only cast their vote once per entry, per day, per IP Address. This means that if you are voting in an office setting, under the same IP Address, you will only be able to vote on a specific item one time during that day. Because of this, voting from home is highly recommended.
  • Due to the high number of entries, the photos for voting will appear in a random order on multiple pages (every entry will not all appear on the first page). You must click through them all in order to find yours. Your photo may not always appear in the same spot within the page, because of the fact that they are loaded in a random order each time the page is opened.
  • When voting, please be sure to view all of the entries, so that you don’t miss out on any of the unique and talented entries!

Goodwill Voting:

  • The top 10 entries, with the most fan votes, will be submitted to the final round of judging; done by a panel of Goodwill judges (see guidelines). Goodwill reserves the right to pull additional entries as finalists, regardless of online votes, if they see fit.
  • The winner will be announced on AmazingGoodwill.com Earth Week (April 22-26, 2019).

Prizes:

  • First Place will receive an Ultimate Crafter’s Basket, consisting of a $100 Goodwill gift card, a $100 Menard's gift card and a $100 Michael’s gift card. They will also be featured in Goodwill's Living Amazing Summer Guide, and will receive a special prize tailored toward their winning entry. They will have their displayed on the Amazing Goodwill website, as well. 
  • Second Place will receive a Crafter’s Basket, consisting of a $50 Goodwill gift card, a $50 Menard's gift card and a $50 Michael’s gift card. Their item will also be displayed on the Amazing Goodwill website.


Odds of Winning:

1. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.  
2. This contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. The Sponsors accept no responsibility or liability in connection with any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by or resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize awarded hereunder.