Lavender’s 2019 Pride Cover And A Cruise Contest

By Chris Tarbox March 29, 2019

Categories: Featured - Home Page, Travel & Recreation

Ready to make history? One member of the local rainbow community will win the chance to appear on the cover of Lavender’s June 6 Pride Edition, as well as win a Provincetown cruise trip for two, courtesy of VACAYA! From April 1-30, eligible individuals can send a video up to one minute in length explaining why they should be on the cover. All videos can be sent to Be sure to read the official contest rules, and good luck to all!


“Pride Cover and a Cruise Contest”


Lavender Media, Inc. (Hereinafter referred to as Sponsor).


Entrants must be legal residents and reside in the State of Minnesota and be 21 years of age or older at time of entry.

Any individuals (including but not limited to full and part time employees, independent contractors, advertisers, and interns) who have, since June 1, 2016, performed any services for Sponsor, and the immediate family and those living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. Immediate family shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses.
Individuals who have appeared on the cover of Lavender Magazine since June 1, 2016 are ineligible to enter or play.



CONCEPT: Beginning Friday, March 29, 2019, Lavender Magazine will promote the contest, alerting readers that they have the opportunity to win a “Pride Cover and a Cruise” prize.

Starting April 1, 2019, and continuing through April 30, 2019, Lavender readers will be able to enter the contest by sending Lavender a video no longer than a minute in length, explaining why they think they should be the cover model for the June 6, 2019 Lavender Pride issue. Videos may be recorded using a cell phone, tablet, computer web camera, or any other form of video recording.

Entries may be submitted by emailing All emails must contain a legal first and last name, date of birth, and a phone number and email address for Sponsor to contact them by.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2019.


Participants who have submitted videos through the correct channel will be eligible for selection as a finalist in the contest. After Lavender officials have reviewed all submitted videos, a selection process will be made to unveil ten finalists. The ten finalists will be revealed to the public via Lavender’s social media outlets and website, wherein readers and viewers can vote on their favorite finalist from Wednesday, May 1, 2019, to Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

The finalist with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be the official winner, and will be announced on Lavender’s social media feeds and website. The winner will be personally informed via email or phone call.

Entries remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.


One winner will receive the Grand Prize:

Stateroom Details and Terms & Conditions:

  • One Category 10 – Inside Stateroom (for up to 2 people) is valid for the Aug. 11-18 VACAYA Ptown Cruise only.
  • Retail Value: $3,194 ($1597 per person x 2)
  • Stateroom winner can apply the Retail Value toward an upgraded room on the Aug 11-18 VACAYA Ptown Cruise only.
  • The cruise has no cash value and may not be redeemed in any other manner. The cruise cannot be resold.
  • Sponsor organization (Lavender Magazine) must designate the stateroom recipient no later than June 1, 2019. Once designated, the cruise is non-transferrable.
  • Stateroom recipient to provide a credit card at time of booking for taxes ($279 per person) and gratuities ($133 per person) by June 15, 2019 or risk forfeiture.
  • Stateroom recipient responsible for transportation to and from NYC, incidentals and optional add-ons (excursions, drink tickets, trip insurance, etc.)
  • Cruise participants must be at least 21 years old to travel unrestricted. Cruise participants under 21 must be accompanied by someone at least 25 years of age. Minimum age of cruise passenger is 18.
  • Additional standard guest conditions apply and can be found here:


By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the contest administrator, which shall be final in all respects.

By participating in this contest and accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, independent contractors, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers (donors), and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the Released Parties) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize.

Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in editorial content and/or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

By entering, entrants acknowledge they are in compliance with all eligibility requirements. If at any time, winners refuse or are unable to accommodate the timelines or requirements of contest officials, or are found to be ineligible for any reason, the Sponsor may, at their discretion, choose to replace or disqualify them.

The winners do have the right to refuse any portion of the prize package at their own discretion. Any refused portion of the prize package will be offered to the next runner-up.

All portions of the prizes will be issued directly from the respective donors to the winners, and will at no time become the property of Sponsor. Any applicable 1099 federal, state and local taxes will be the responsibility of the winners. An IRS form 1099 may be issued to the winners directly by the respective donors.


Void where prohibited by law and subject to all Federal, State and local taxes and regulations.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill the contest as originally planned.

The rules may be subject to change without notice. Rules may be inspected on the internet at A complete list of contest rules may also be requested by writing to: Lavender Media, Inc., “Pride Cover and a Cruise Contest”, 7701 York Ave. S., Suite 225, Edina, MN 55435.

Sponsor will not be responsible for any misdirected mail, e-mail or other electronic messaging. Sponsor will also not be responsible for any computer malfunctions or interruptions in Internet service during the course of this contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this sweepstakes at any time.

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