Mon River Town’s Bald Eagle Photo Instagram Photo Contest: Official Rules



Mon River Towns will begin gathering entries on December 4th 2017, continuing weekly, and will complete the contest on a date that’s TBD. The contest end date will be announced once decided. Entries are encouraged immediately.


The promotion is open to any legal U.S. residents residing in any of the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older.

How to Enter

To enter the contest, post a photo of the area’s bald eagles using the hashtag #RTPEagleSearch2017 on Instagram. Submissions will be gathered weekly and submitted to a judging committee. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the account is registered.

Winning and Notification

Once a winner is selected by committee, you will receive a comment on your photo asking for you to email your contact information for your prize to be sent. Contact information must be obtained within one week of comment, or before the next round of submissions are collected to receive prize. By participating in this promotion, account holder certifies that his/her post is original, has not been previously published or won any other promotion, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy/publicity.


Each weekly prize winner will receive one $25 gift card to a local restaurant. The value of the prize may be taxable as income and winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. If the restaurant closes, sponsor has no responsibility to provide a new prize.

Privacy Statement

Entering the promotion constitutes permission for the sponsor and its agencies to use participants’ Instagram post, captions, any accompanying materials, and names (first name and last initial) for the purpose of advertising or promotion via consumer newsletter and social media channels (Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Google+/Pinterest) without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Should the company choose to use this content for promotional purposes, entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit. Sponsor holds the right to use all entries for marketing purposes.

Additional Rules

Disruption of nests, harm to animals, and altering environments in any way is strictly prohibited. Do not trespass on private property and be respectful at all times of property, leaving no trash behind. It is essential that these beautiful birds not be stressed or disturbed so please follow the recommendations for viewing outlined below. When viewing bald eagles, Pennsylvania Game Commission asks that people:

  • Keep at least 1000 feet from an active nest, roost or feeding area. Use binoculars or a telescope to view the eagles at a distance.
  • Be quiet. If you must talk, whisper.
  • Cover up. Use your vehicle or boat as a blind, as eagles are more alarmed by pedestrians.
  • Avoid sudden movements.
  • Don’t make the birds fly. Flushing an eagle off a nest may expose the eggs or young eaglets to cold or wet weather or a nest predator. It also wastes energy and may cause them to leave a valuable meal behind or abandon a nest that they are constructing.
  • Respect the privacy of the landowner.