This contest has ended. Check out the list of winning submissions here, Replace My Gift Contest winners.
Every year, we make lists, check them twice, and then pass them around to our friends and family members, hoping that we get exactly what we want. But then the time comes when we gather, tear off the bows, rip off the paper and our excitement quietly fades away as we realize that we didn’t get what we wanted at all. In fact, it’s not even close.
When that happens, we’re a victim of a bad gift.
This year, HTC would like to help make your holiday a little jollier by giving you a chance to replace that “bad” gift with a new HTC One.
Entering is simple. Just follow these steps:
- Follow HTC on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/htc
- Snap a photo of the gift and post it on Instagram
- Include a comment in the caption explaining why it is a “bad” gift (or a gift that you didn’t want)
- Include the hashtag, #ReplaceMyGift, in the caption
- Tag @HTC in the photo (You don’t have to call out @HTC in the caption, just tag us!)
The photos will be judged by a panel of gift-giving judges based on originality, creativity, humor, and “badness” of the gift submitted in the photo and comment.
Here’s an example of what we’re looking for:
We don’t want to get sued, so please, don’t mention or show any particular company or brands in your photos and do not include pictures of anyone else but you (unless you have permission).
We are accepting entries until 11:59 PST on January 5, 2014. A total of 12 winners will be chosen and notified on or around January 10, 2014 and announced here, on the HTC Blog, on or around January 15, 2014.*
Contest eligibility varies by country. Check here for a full list of rules and restrictions, including those for your region.
Can’t wait to see what “bad” gifts you want replaced!
* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest ends 1/5/2014. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Open to eligible participants in Australia, Canada, France, German, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, the US, and Vietnam only. Six (6) winners will be selected from the U.S. The remaining six (6) winners will be selected from entries received from all eligible participants excluding those from eligible U.S. participants. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Entries cannot contain content misrepresenting or defaming people, products, or companies. Other conditions apply. For a full list of rules, see http://blog.htc.com/replacemygift/.