Sweepstakes to Celebrate GMRENCEN Being Named a Top Instagrammable Spot

S. Braunn

Photo by Suzann Braun


Where would you go in metro Detroit for the perfect Instagram-worthy photo? WXYZ recently created a poll and asked the community to answer this question and vote for the most Instagrammable spots in the area.


The results are in, and the GMRENCEN made the list of one of the top 7 spots! To celebrate and thank the community for voting for us, we’re hosting an Instagram sweepstakes where one lucky person (selected at random) will win a GMRENCEN-themed prize.


To enter, follow @gmrencen on Instagram, post a photo of the GMRENCEN on your Instagram account (your profile must be public for your entry to be eligible for the prize) and then tag @gmrencen and include the hashtag #gmrenceninsta in your post.


Post your photo any time between 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18 and 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 to enter. You may post multiple photos.


The prize package will include:


See below for the official rules.


The official rules of The GMRENCEN’s Most Instagrammable Spots in Metro Detroit Sweepstakes






The GMRENCEN Most Instagrammable Spots in Metro Detroit Sweepstakes (“The Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone with a public Instagram account who is at least 18 years of age by the Sweepstakes end date September 25, 2019. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of CBRE (sponsor) and Franco (administrator), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of employees, are not eligible to enter.


By submitting an entry to The Sweepstakes, entrants certify that their participation is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Sweepstakes.


The GMRENCEN reserves the right to reject any entry if, in the GMRENCEN’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit the GMRENCEN from proceeding with the Sweepstakes as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on the GMRENCEN.




The Sweepstakes is sponsored by CBRE, 400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2500, Detroit, MI 48243 (“Sponsor”).


Per Instagram rules, this promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm that they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.”




The Photo Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, September, 18 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s mobile device is the official time-keeping device for the Photo Contest.




To ensure eligibility for the contest, all photographs must include a photo of the GMRENCEN. Photos that do not include the GMRENCEN will be disqualified.


Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously to the GMRENCEN upon request.


If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to the GMRENCEN upon request.


The following submissions are ineligible:


Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. The GMRENCEN reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject.


NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.


Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.


Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife, or damage to the environment by the photographer.


Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.


The GMRENCEN shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.




All images must be posted to a public Instagram account.


To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must post a photo of the GMRENCEN to their public Instagram account and tag @gmrencen and include the hashtag #gmrenceninsta in their post copy.


Entrants must also follow @gmrencen on Instagram to be eligible to win.


Digital images that are sent via email will not be accepted.


You may enter an unlimited number of times, but you may not use an agency or automated system to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any additional entries or entries that do not comply with these Official Rules. By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.


Entrants may be asked to supplement their submission (such as with a paragraph about their photo or the highest resolution version of their photo) anytime on or after September 26, 2019.




Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility, including proof of age, and liability/publicity release within 14 days. If a potential winner fails to return these documents on time, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place.


Potential winner must come to the GMRENCEN to pick up their prize package. The Sponsor will not be held responsible for sending the prize package via mail to the potential winner.


If the potential winner does not claim his/her prize package in person by October 13, 2019, Sponsor has the right to select another winner at random.




Sponsor will select one (1) winner at random from all photo submissions that meet Sweepstakes eligibility requirements. Sponsor will notify the winner by September 26, 2019. Winner must respond via an email sent to cbre@franco.com by September 29, 2019 to acknowledge receipt of prize.


If winner does not comply with the above requirements, Sponsor has the right to disqualify the winner and select another winner.




Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to cbre@franco.com.




You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit — including ownership if applicable.


If you submit a photograph to enter the Sweepstakes, you grant the GMRENCEN a royalty-free, nonexclusive right to:


Display the photograph on http://gmrencenwp.wpengine.com/.


Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.


Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.


Use the photograph in the GMRENCEN’s internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fund raising publications, advertising, multimedia, and presentations.


Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for GMRENCEN-related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, membership premiums, and the like.


Use, in connection with the Sweepstakes, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.


Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the GMRENCEN photo library and accessible to GMRENCEN staff via the GMRENCEN internal online photo archive.


The GMRENCEN will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” and Instagram handle when the full name is available.




In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.




By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, their respective 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; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.




Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The information you provide when you enter is provided to Sponsor, not to Instagram. Except where prohibited, you consent to Sponsor’s use of your name in any list of winners (if applicable) and for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.




You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Michigan. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Michigan.




Questions and inquiries about contest rules can be emailed to cbre@franco.com.

Thanks again for voting us one of the most Instagrammable spots. Keep an eye out on the GMRENCEN Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more from one of metro Detroit’s most Instagrammable hot spots.


Good luck!

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