Lavender’s Pride Cover and a Cruise Contest!

By Chris Tarbox March 30, 2018

Categories: Featured - Home Page, My Lavender

Pride is almost here! And here at Lavender, we’re ready to celebrate with something extra-special for our rainbow community. From April 1 to April 30, 2018, eligible readers can enter a chance to win the Lavender “Pride Cover and a Cruise Contest”, where one lucky winner will be selected to grace the cover of the June 7 Lavender Pride Issue, as well as win a cruise trip for two from Celebrity Cruises.

To enter, simply take a video of yourself NO LONGER THAN A MINUTE IN LENGTH, explaining why you would be the best pick to grace our Pride cover. You can use a cell phone, webcam, a camcorder, or any other means of video recording. To be considered, videos must be sent to [email protected] DO NOT POST VIDEOS ON LAVENDER’S FACEBOOK OR TWITTER FEEDS. Be sure to include your legal first and last name, date of birth, phone number and email address in your submission email.

After April is up, we’ll review the submitted videos and choose ten finalists for you to vote for on our social media outlets during the first week of May. The finalist with the most votes will win the contest, and shall be personally informed of their win by Lavender! So get those gorgeous faces ready for the chance of a lifetime!

Contest Rules

“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, 2012, 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.



CONCEPT: Beginning Friday, March 30, 2018, 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, 2018, and continuing through April 30, 2018, 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 7, 2018 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 [email protected] 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, 2018.


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 Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to Monday, May 7, 2018.

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:

  • A photo shoot to appear on the cover of the June 7, 2018 Lavender Pride Issue
  • A feature in the June 7, 2018 Lavender Pride Issue profiling the winner
  • A cruise trip for two, courtesy of Celebrity Cruises (Retail value of $2,250, including amenities); the cruise dates will be coordinated between Celebrity Cruises and the winner

The winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes.

Transferring any part of the prize package to another party must be done only with permission of the respective donors.


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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