Contest Rules

1. Entrants must send entries as required in the contest announcement in order to be eligible. Entries received after the deadline set forth in the contest announcement are ineligible, null, and void. PETA will not be responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries. PETA is not responsible for entries that are sent but not received by PETA for any reason.

2. All winners will be notified by the form/method of contact they provided to PETA when they initially entered the contest. If contest was entered by filling out a form or by mail, winner will be emailed or called.

If the winner does not respond to the notification within: a) five (5) business days for contests entered via a form, email or mail, b) twenty four (24) hours for contests entered via social media, c) twenty four (24) hours for contests entered via text messaging, another winner will be chosen. Failure to respond within the time frames listed above shall mean that the provisional winner forfeits the prize.

3. Only one entry per person will be considered for contest entry unless the contest announcement specifically says that multiple entries are allowed.

4. All photos, drawings, text, and any other content or information (collectively and severally, “Materials”) submitted by you to PETA shall become the sole and exclusive property of PETA, and PETA shall have no obligation to preserve, return, or otherwise make available to you or others any Materials.

PETA may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish, and otherwise make use of Materials in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created—throughout the world and for any purpose—without compensation to you of any kind.

5. By submitting Materials to PETA, you represent and warrant that the Materials do not infringe any copyright, trademark, property rights, rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party and that you have the full and unrestricted right to transfer the Materials to PETA free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

6. You acknowledge and agree that PETA shall have no obligation to post, display, or otherwise make publicly available any Materials submitted by you.

7. You acknowledge and agree that Materials submitted by you may be made available by PETA for viewing, rating, reviewing, and commenting by the public. You acknowledge that comments or ratings that you disagree with or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with Materials that you submit to PETA. By submitting Materials to PETA, you waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to the Materials.

8. You agree to hold PETA and its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns harmless from and against—and hereby waive any right to pursue—any claims of any nature arising in connection with PETA’s use of the Materials submitted to PETA and used in any manner in PETA’s sole and absolute discretion.

9. Contests involving evaluations of Materials submitted as part of the contest will be judged entirely in the sole and absolute discretion of PETA. Decisions by PETA are final.

10. All entrants and winners must be at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise stated or posted.

11. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees as well as all additional costs that may be incurred.

12. Neither PETA nor its officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, or assigns shall be liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of the usage of a prize by any winner including but in no way limited to each and every aspect of the taking of a trip or tour as part of a contest prize. PETA is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with any contest promoted by PETA.

13. If the specified prize becomes unavailable for any reason, PETA in its sole and absolute discretion may substitute a prize of like or equal value.

14. A contest is null and void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law.

15. PETA reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to terminate any contest at any time without prior notice.

16. PETA reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter any contest details or terms and these Contest Rules at any time.

17. By entering a contest, you conclusively are deemed to have agreed to be bound by these contest rules and terms and conditions as well as by any rules specific to such contest. This is an irrevocable condition of entry.

18. The following criteria apply:

a. In contests in which winners are selected at random, the odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received and cannot be determined in advance.
b. In contests in which winners are selected based upon skill or accomplishments, winners will be chosen by PETA on the merits of each entry, in PETA’s sole and absolute discretion.
c. In contests in which winners are selected on the basis of being the nth person to complete a stated action, the winner shall be that person provided that he or she validly completes the action, validity being determined by PETA, in its sole and absolute discretion.
d. In contests and polls in which PETA solicits votes by the public to help decide the winner, while the results of such polls may be a considered factor in determining the winner, the winner will ultimately be selected by PETA in its sole and absolute discretion.

19. No purchase or payment of any consideration is necessary to enter the contest.

20. Except in the case of contests in which winners are selected as outlined in clause 18(c), each contest will state a deadline for entry and the date when the winner(s) will be announced. Winners of contests run in accordance with clause 18(c) will be announced the day the action is completed. A list of winner(s) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped (first-class postage) envelope to PETA and requesting the list.

21. PETA reserves the right to condition the award of prizes upon the execution by the winner(s) of a publicity release. Notwithstanding this reserved right, entry is conclusively deemed to be permission by the entrant to use the entrant’s name (without compensation to the entrant) if the entrant is a winner to publicize the contest and otherwise, as determined by PETA, unless prohibited by law.

22. PETA reserves the right to require the winner to execute an affidavit of eligibility as a sworn document and provide other proof of eligibility as a condition of receipt of the prize or award.

23.  SMS Contest Rules


Standard text messaging rates apply. The text messaging method of entry is designed to work with most of the major wireless carriers in the United States, but PETA makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate, and the mobile phone that is used must be capable of sending and receiving text messages.

  • Participants should check their phone’s features to see if they have that capability. Wireless service providers may charge participants for each text message, including any error message,  that is sent and/or received in connection with the contest.
  • Participants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You may receive reply messages.
  • Participants are solely responsible for any wireless charges. Not all wireless carriers participate.

All entries must be received and recorded by the sweepstakes’ stated end date PETA’s designated official judging organization’s computer is the official time keeping device for this sweepstakes.

  • Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/mobile phone number, regardless of entry method.
  • Message and Data Rates May Apply.
  • Campaign / Service is compatible with most handsets.
  • Participation must be generated by account holder. Text  STOP to cancel, Text HELP for help.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind