February Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge!


There are so many beautiful moments that happen around us everyday. Taking photos helps us capture and keep these great moments for decades to come. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. So for the month of February, we challenge you to take a photo-a-day. By doing so, you could win a $25 Chevron Gas Gift Card! Read more below.

For this challenge, we’ve created a list of words for each day in February (below) and want to see photos of what each word reminds you of. After you take the photo, upload it to the Instagram app (available for all mobile and tablet devices) and include the word of the day and #socphotofeb in your photo description. At the end of the month, our panel of judges will review all your photos and the individual with the most creative photos will win a $25 Chevron Gas Gift Card!

Sound like a challenge you’re up for? Follow the steps below to get started!

  1. Fill out the official entry form HERE (or visit: http://bit.ly/1lmmSHf). This will help us easily contact to you, should you win.
  2. Follow us on Instagram (@sendoutcards). This will help us easily locate your account and share your creative photos!
  3. See the list below and get ready to start taking your photos beginning February 1. Be sure to include the word of the day and #socphotofeb in all the photo descriptions. We will only judge photos with that hash tag.

February Photo-A-Day Words

Heart shaped blackboard and note paper with copy space, retro filter effect

For complete rules, regulations, eligibility information and FAQ, please read the guidelines below. Good luck!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CHALLENGE (“CONTEST”) Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.

SPONSOR: SendOutCards, 1825 West Research Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Eligibility: This contest is open to all SendOutCards customers and distributors worldwide OR any legal resident of the United States, 18 years or older. Corporate employees are not eligible. Additional restrictions may apply.

CHALLENGE ENTRY DATES: Entries will be accepted from Saturday, February 1st, 2014, to Friday, February 28nd, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).

CHALLENGE ENTRY: To participate, take a photo that corresponds to the word-of-the-day in the list provided. Upload the photo to the Instagram app on your mobile device or tablet and be sure to use #socphotofeb in your photo description. To qualify, participants must post (1) photo for each day of the month and complete the official entry form.

Sponsor (“SendOutCards”) reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Judging: All photos for the corresponding month will be reviewed as a whole by the judging panel. Photos will be judged based on creativity, cleverness and use of the daily words. The top scoring Entry will be declared the Contest winner (“Winner”).

WINNER NOTIFICATION: A panel of judges will determine the winner from all eligible entries received. The odds of winning depend on the contest entry and judging guidelines listed above. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail (provided in the entry form), within 15 days of the contest end date. Sponsor (“SendOutCards”) is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify potential winner. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.


Prize & Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): (1) winner will receive a $25 Chevron Gas Gift Card.

Winner Announcement: Winners will be contacted via email will be announced in a website blog posting.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Do I have to use the Instagram app to participate? Yes. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can download one in the app store. It is free and available on all mobile and tablet devices.

Can I upload all the pictures for the month at once? No. Only one photo can be uploaded a day to the corresponding word of the day. We encourage you to challenge yourself to see the world around you each day.

Who is eligible? As listed in the rules and regulations below, you must be a SendOutCards customer or distributor (from anywhere in the world) OR if you’re not a part of SendOutCards, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years or older.

How will I know I’ve won? Winner will be selected no later than 15 days after February 28, 2014, and will be contacted via the email they provided in the entry form.

Do I have to have mobile phone or tablet to use the Instagram app? Yes, currently the Instagram infrastructure only allows you up to upload photos from a mobile or table device.

What if I don’t live in US, will I be given another prize instead of the Chevron Gift Card? Yes, those outside of the U.S. will be given a different prize of equal value to the Chevron Gift Card. That prize will be determined after the winner is selected.

I got started late, can I still participate? If you missed one day, you will still be required to post a photo of the day you missed in order to qualify. More than 3 consecutive missed days will not be considered.

What if I don’t have a smartphone or tablet? In order to participate in this giveaway, you must have a smartphone or tablet to utilize Instagram and participate. If you don’t have either, stay tuned for other giveaways or contests.

What if I don’t know how to use Instagram? If you need further instructions on getting started with Instagram, please visit http://help.instagram.com.

  19 comments for “February Instagram Photo-A-Day Challenge!

  1. January 29, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I have not been able to figure out how to use Instagram without having a smart phone … I have a computer …

    • SendOutCards
      January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Vicki – Currently the Instagram infrastructure only allows you up to upload photos from a mobile or table device. If you continue to experience issues using the Instagram app, please check out their help page here: http://help.instagram.com

  2. lauriedelk
    January 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    ok, so time to TRY to learn instagram? haha, we will see 😉 Looking forward to taking pretty pictures and paying attention 🙂

  3. January 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    What a fun idea! I too will have to start using Instagram now. Been meaning to…thanks for the gentle nudge! 🙂

  4. January 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Sounds fun!

  5. Dreena Grace
    January 30, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Well, this leaves me out. Don’t have a smart phone or tablet.

  6. January 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Well; I was just asked today if I’ve been doing anything to stretch my mind lately. This will do that, make me look around even more each day. Time for me to get used to Instagram!

  7. Edie
    February 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Dreena, you could borrow a smart phone from a friend! As my mom use to say: “where there is a will, there is a way”.

  8. February 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Great idea! Will be fun to try for a picture each day – but like others I now have to learn how to use Instagram!! 🙂

  9. February 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Sounds like fun! It challenges me to use Instagram more AND become creative.

  10. shelby hagberg
    February 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I can’t get the entry form to submit :/

    • SendOutCards
      February 3, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Hi Shelby – If you’re still experiencing issues, we recommend trying from a different browser or closing your browser and trying again. It should be up and running. Thanks!

  11. February 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I have been resisting Instagram – not another app!! Sigh. Is it time to submit?

  12. Lora
    February 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I’m out too 🙁 No smart phone or tablet … and no Chevron near me anyway!

  13. February 2, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Don’t know how to use Instagram…will try and figure it out. Will we be able to play catch up and still qualify for the contest if we get started late?

  14. Adrian Rivera
    February 2, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    So, If I missed day #1, am I out of the running? I hope not!

    • SendOutCards
      February 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Hi Adrian –

      Not necessarily. If it’s just one day, be sure to also post a picture of Day #1 too and post each day after that. Thanks!

  15. February 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I best get going! I do not have a day to loose! Chocolate it is!

  16. February 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Gift is #11 and #20…can’t have too many gifts!

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