Journeys Prom Select-a-City Challenge

  • Terms & Conditions

  • FINAL 01/25/18
  • 01/25/18 – 03/31/18 – Promotion Dates

Terms & Conditions for all materials to be used on all communication

OVERVIEW. The Journeys Prom Select-a-City Challenge Promotion (“Promotion”) is a fun way to help Journeys decide where to throw a great party. By voting, you help Journeys decide. While you don’t win anything directly, if the party occurs in your area, you might have a convenient chance to attend plus the pride of knowing you helped bring a great event to your home area. By voting you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.

OVERVIEW. The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 01/25/18 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 03/30/18.  Voting is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, age 13 or older at the time of entry (“Voter”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Genesco Inc. d/b/a Journeys® (the “Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to vote. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: This is a two-phased Promotion. The first phase runs from 1/25/18 – 2/28/18 where Voters will be invited to submit their zip code to help their City be one of the ten (10) Cities to participate in Phase 2. The zip code you submit determines the approximate “City” where you are located and for which you have voted. Votes will be tallied based on the boundary of the municipality where the zip code is located as determined by Sponsor. If a zip code straddles more than one municipality, each municipality is deemed to receive a vote.

Phase 2 will run from 3/2/18 – 3/31/18 where Voters residing within the boundaries of the top ten (10) Cities from Phase 1 will be invited to vote again online to help determine in which City the Sponsor will host the Event. The City with the most votes will be eligible as the location for a prom party at a location, date and time to be determined by Sponsor. (See additional details of prom event in “Prom Event” section below.)

Phase 1 Period (1/25/18 – 2/28/18) From January 25, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET through February 28, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Phase 1 Period”) any eligible Voter may post a photo with his/her best friend (the “Photo”) on Instagram including the hashtags #MyJourneysOTP, #YourZipcode, and #Promotion (the “Post”). For the avoidance of doubt, Voter must insert a numerical five (5) digit zip code for the second hashtag (i.e.: #12345). By using the hashtags, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Administrator will collect and aggregate all zip codes submitted with eligible Posts, and determine the municipal boundary for the City that each zip code will be assigned to.

VOTING REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: Votes/Posts may be disqualified if it comes to the attention of the Sponsor or Administrator that a vote/post violates any of the following:

  • The Voter should be the primary subject of the Photo. Proof of any necessary permission may be requested at any time. If Photo features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, Voter should seek permission from the minor’s legal guardian.
  • Voter must be a registered user of Instagram and must comply with Instagram’s Terms of Use in order to participate, including limitations on acceptable content on Instagram.
  • Photos submitted via Instagram must include the hashtag #MyJouneysOTP, #YourZipcode, and #Promotion in the photo caption or comment.
  • Photos must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of Instagram.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Promotion.
  • Once a Photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Voter.
  • Each submitted Photo should be original, on which no image editing software has been used.
  • No duplicate Photos or substantially similar Photos, as determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
  • By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Voter warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances to the Photo from the photographer
  • Post, including Photo, cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies
  • Post, including Photo, cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor and Instagram wish to associate.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Post, including Photo, cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.

By submitting a Post, the Voter understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Post, Photo, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification.

By submitting a Post, Voter warrants and represents that: (a) Post does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) Voter owns all rights to the Post, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by someone other than the Voter him/herself; and (c) Voter will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Post, or Voter’s conduct in creating the Post, or the acceptance or participation in the Prom Event being offered in connection with this Promotion.


LIMIT: One (1) Post per Voter per Instagram account per day regardless if the Voter has more than one Instagram account. A “day” is measured by Eastern Time.

Promotion – Phase 2 (3/2/18 – 3/31/18) From March 2, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET through March 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Phase 2 Period”) the ten (10) Cities that received the most valid, eligible posts/votes during the Phase 1 Period will be eligible for Phase 2 and the opportunity to be the location for Journeys to host a prom in that City.

There are two ways to vote in Phase 2. (a) Via Text: Text “PROM” to “77453” to receive one (1) return text message with a link to the online voting form; or (b) Online: Simply visit to access the online voting form. Each Voter in Phase 2 will be required to answer a short series of questions and provide his/her contact information to complete the online voting form. FOR VOTERS WHO CHOOSE THE TEXT OPTION, UP TO ONE (1) SENT AND ONE (1) RECEIVED TEXT MESSAGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO VOTE. MESSAGE & DATA RATES MAY APPLY. Text messages will only be sent in conjunction with the Promotion. There is no charge to vote online. No goods or services need to be purchased to participate. Limit one vote per eligible Voter in Phase 2, regardless of method of voting.

At the conclusion of the Phase 2 Period, the City with the most votes will be deemed the host city of the prom party event and eligible to serve as the location for the Journeys prom party event.

PROM PARTY EVENT: The Prom Party Event (“Event”) will provide entertainment at a time, date, capacity and location to be determined by Sponsor in (or as close as practical) to the City selected by the voting in Phase 2 All Event details to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. To attend the event, Participant must be 13-19 years old.

Prior to the Event, Sponsor will announce eligibility criteria, capacity, location, and additional details for relating to the Event. Conducting of the Event in any given City is subject to being able to make necessary arrangements and secure an appropriate venue. If Sponsor is not able to make such arrangements in a timely manner, an alternate location may be selected.

Voters listing a zip code in the area of the Event may receive invitations to attend (subject to availability and other details for attendance), but participation as a Voter does not assure receipt of an invitation or the right to attend. Any attendee at the Event must abide by all venue policies and Event requirements. Sponsor and/or venue operator reserve the right to remove anyone from the premises who engages in any inappropriate activity, as determined by Sponsor and/or venue operator. Any prospective attendee who is a minor may be required to provide a signed liability release and proof of permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Should there be any attempt to manipulate any voting or City selection process, Sponsor reserves the right to select the City, disqualify any votes, disqualify any entry, and take any other action it deems appropriate in order to conduct this Promotion fairly and equitably. Voters may not obtain votes in exchange for, or provide or benefit from, any inducement, vote exchange, vote farming, or any other material benefit, that artificially inflates a vote total, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

RELEASE: By participating, each Voter agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or Event.

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Terms & Conditions or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor also reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be violating these Official Rules or suspected of attempting to disrupt or defraud the Entry process or the operation of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Voter at any time during the Promotion Period that may be found ineligible.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Voter, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the voting process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Voter’s participation in the Promotion or Event. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical/other error in votes, selection or announcement of Cities in Phase 1 or Phase 2, or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Promotion.

Voter's Personal Information: Information collected from Voter is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy

SPONSOR: Genesco Inc. d/b/a Journeys, 1415 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 504, Nashville, TN 37217.

® Journeys is a registered trademark of Genesco Brands, Inc.