Festiva Time Photo Contest Terms and Conditions

Festiva Resorts Adventure Club
"Festiva Time Photo Contest" 
  • 1st place prize: A 7-night stay and 2 Festiva Journeys activities at the Festiva destination of your choice.

Submissions will be narrowed down to five finalists based on the number of votes on the photos on our Facebook Photo Contest page. A panel of judges will then choose the first place winner from the top five. Which means the sooner you submit your photos, the more chances you’ll have to get votes!

Throughout the year, we may feature your submissions online at www.festiva.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and in print.


  • All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018.
  • The five finalists will be announced by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
  • The first place prize winner will be announced by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018.
  • Every reasonable effort will be made to contact each winner; however Festiva Development Group is not responsible for unclaimed prizes.

Submission Guidelines

  • Members must include a caption with each photo submission along with the name of the destination and resort where the photo was taken.
  • Facebook: Visit the Festiva Facebook page and either upload the photo to our timeline using the tag #festivatime, or click on the Festiva Time Photo Contest tab and follow the instructions provided for submission.
  • Email: Send all entries to communications@festiva.com. Please send as individual JPEG or TIFF files, with a minimum of 150 dpi resolution (300 dpi is appreciated). E-mails with files attached should not exceed 10 MB.
  • All photos submitted via the Festiva Facebook page timeline and email will be added to the Festiva Time Photo Contest tab on the Festiva Facebook page, where all entries will be displayed and voting will be possible.



  • If you are an individual legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia (excluding New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Louisiana) and are 18 or older at the time of entry, you are eligible to enter the competition. Winners must be active Festiva or Festiva Adventure Club members/owners in good standing with Festiva Development Group to be considered for any prizes.
  • Festiva Development Group employees, their immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren), advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members) are not eligible to win any prize, but are eligible to post photos to the Facebook page or via Instagram.
  • Winners will be required to show proper identification at the time of the award. 

How To Enter

  • You may enter the competition beginning at 8 a.m. on June 1, 2018. Competition submissions, as well as votes during the Competition, come to a close at 11:59 p.m. on August 31, 2018.
  • To enter, you must do at least one of the following:
    • Go to www.facebook.com/FestivaDestinations/, click on the Festiva Time Photo Contest link and upload a vacation photo.
    • Upload the image file to the Festiva Facebook timeline and tag it with #festivatime. Photos posted to a personal profile will not be included in the contest.
    • Email it as a JPEG or TIFF attachment to communications@festiva.com.
  • In the photo caption, clearly identify your name and the destination where the photo was taken. Also, feel free to encourage your friends and family to go to the Festiva Facebook page, like us and then vote for your photograph.

How to Win

  • Submissions will be narrowed down to five finalists based on the number of votes on the photos on our Facebook page. A panel of judges will then choose the first place winner from the five finalists.


  • Festiva Development Group will award the prize of a 7-night stay and 2 Festiva Journeys activities to the first place winner after the end of the competition period. The "Festiva Time Photo Contest" has a verifiable retail value of up to $1,324.
  • First Place Prize: A 7-night stay and 2 Festiva Journeys activities at the Festiva destination of your choice. This vacation week is good for a 7-night vacation at a Festiva destination. All reservations are based upon availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in day and unit size may vary. Vacation weeks may be reserved up to six months ahead of the check-in date. Guest is responsible for incidentals and resort fees if applicable. No transportation or meals are provided. This complimentary week is not redeemable for cash and can be transferred to friends or family at no cost. Reservations cancelled 24 hours or more after the time of confirmation require a $50 cancellation fee. This certificate is issued by Festiva Development Group Inc., at One Vance Gap Road, Asheville, NC, 28805. Verifiable retail value of weeks ranges from $257 to $1,324 depending on resort and unit size. Vacation week is valid for up to 10 people depending on the resort and unit size reserved. Member must be current on all fees and contract loans to redeem. If future year maintenance fees have not been assessed at the time of reservation. Member will be billed any difference once the future year maintenance fees are assessed.  

Prize Announcement

  • We will notify the potential winner by e-mail or phone within 5 business days following the end of the competition and tell them how they can claim their prize. We will select an alternative potential winner if any potential winner does not claim the prize within 5 days of notification, or fails to meet the eligibility criteria. Festiva Development Group reserves the right to choose the alternate winner(s) based on either number of votes or preference of an internal judging panel. Once the winner claims the prize, we will send the prize certificate to him/her via U.S. Mail, and the member’s account will be noted.

Odds of Winning

  • Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible submissions to the contest combined with the number of votes by the general public and other Facebook viewers.

Other Rules

  • No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this competition. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Registration with Facebook is necessary to post photos.
  • By entering, participants release and hold Festiva Development Group and all its affiliated companies, as well as any directors, officers or employees of those organizations from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest.
  • Submitted photographs become the exclusive property of Festiva Development Group. Festiva Development Group maintains the right to reproduce and use any submitted photographs and accompanying captions for all legitimate purposes, including but not limited to usage in publications, websites, blogs, social media sites (including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter), presentations, etc., without paying compensation to the photographer or photo subjects.
  • Festiva Development Group is not responsible for any malfunctions at Facebook, the Photo Contest App, or with computer equipment, transmission entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website.
  • All winners are responsible for any and all taxes payable as a result of a prize being awarded or received. Entry into the contest does not create any vested right or interest for the participants in the prizes offered for the contest.
  • This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding this contest should be directed to Festiva Development Group, not Facebook.
  • If you win a prize, you may not redeem the prize for cash. All decisions and awards are final. Winners will be announced on Facebook.
  • You must own all copyrights to any photographs entered in this contest. It is the responsibility of the contestant to ensure that publication of photographs by Festiva Development Group does not violate any copyright or other applicable law. To keep the entries original, Festiva Development Group will not edit photos without written permission or request from the contest entrant.
  • Festiva Development Group will not share your personal contact information with any other non- Festiva Development Group affiliated company or entity without written permission.
  • We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: tampering with the entry process or the operation of the competition or website; acting in violation of these rules; or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy abuse, threaten or harass any other person. If you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded.

Festiva Development Group and their promotional agents reserve the right to remove photos it deems lewd or indecent without notice or explanation. It is at the sole discretion of Festiva Development Group what it considers inappropriate and unsuited for general public viewing.