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Explore Everything Twitter Photo Contest!

Rachael Rakes 8 October 2013

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To celebrate the release of Explore Everything, we're challenging readers to do some exploring of their own: from underground tunnels to mountaintops, whether halfway around the world or in your own town, capture your adventures and discoveries and share them with us on Twitter. One grand prize winner will receive a free copy of the book signed by author Bradley L. Garrett and a $100 gift certificate to online photo equipment store Two runners-up will receive a signed copy and a $50 gift certificate.

Tweet your best place-hacking photos to @VersoBooks using the hashtag #ExploreEverything between 12:00 PM EST 10/8/13 and 12:00AM EST 11/1/13 to be entered to win. Make sure you’re following @VersoBooks on Twitter, and check out the official rules below to make sure you and your photo are eligible to win!



Those wishing to enter must first follow @VersoBooks on Twitter (visit and click on the Follow icon). Once following @VersoBooks, tweet your best exploration photo to @VersoBooks with the hashtag #ExploreEverything during the sweepstakes “Entry Period” which runs from 12:00 PM EST 10/8/13 through 12:00 AM EST 10/31/13. Entries are limited to one (1) tweet per person per offer date. A photo may only be entered once. Each photo entry will be considered on its own, separate from any additional photos submitted by the same entrant. Photos must adhere to Photo Requirements listed below. Entering this contest indicates your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules as well as the decisions of Verso Books (the “Sponsor”), which are final and binding. Winning is contingent upon adhering to the Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. No purchase necessary to enter or win.


Your photo must not: (a) violate any third party rights, including but not limited to, copyrights, trademark rights, or rights of privacy and publicity; (b) depict any risky, illegal, or dangerous behavior; or (c) have been previously published or distributed. Exceptions to this rule are if the photo has appeared on the entrants own blog or social media.  Sponsor reserves the right to reject any photo for any reason. By submitting a photo, you represent and warrant that you own all rights to the photo, that the photo is an original work created solely by you, and that the entry complies with all requirements of these Official Rules.

SPONSOR’S RIGHTS TO PHOTOS:  By participating, you grant the Sponsor non-exclusive rights to share the photo with their constituents by posting it at, Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and any other online media deemed applicable, for up to one year following the end date of the contest.


This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) over the age of 18 by the end of the Entry Period. User must have a valid Twitter account and must be following @VersoBooks on Twitter in order to be eligible. Employees of Verso Books, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household, are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


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Winners will be selected from the group of eligible entries received by the contest deadline. Winners will be determined based on the content and perspective of the submitted photos at the sole discretion of Sponsor and author Bradley L. Garrett. Sponsor will notify winner by sending a tweet. Winners will be required to send a direct message to @VersoBooks with their mailing address by 11/14/13.


One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) copy of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City signed by author Bradley L. Garrett along with one (1) $100 Gift Card to Suggested retail value of Grand Prize is $129.95. Two runners—up will receive (1) copy of Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City signed by author Bradley L. Garrett along with one (1) $50 Gift Card to Suggested retail value of Grand Prize is $79.95.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason.


Verso Books is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected entries or computer malfunctions. Entries that contain errors, are incomplete, corrupted or illegible will not be accepted. Verso Books reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the Twitter entry process. Verso Books assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to entrant’s Twitter account. In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by these rules and conditions. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


By participating in the sweepstakes, you agree to release from any liability and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) any errors on the Twitter platform that may prevent an entrant from entering or receiving direct messages; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property,including computers or other equipment, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or participation in the Twitter network, or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties shall not be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Verso Books to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the name and Twitter handle of the winner in any and all forms of media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation, except where prohibited by law.