Frequently Asked Questions
What is the grand prize? The First Day of School Photo Contest grand prize is a $10,000 donation made by Del Monte to the announced winner’s school of choice. Our donation will be awarded to the selected school, not to the contest winner.
What are the entry requirements? You must submit a photo of you or your child taken on the first day of school. You may enter a new photo or upload one from an older album. You don’t need to include Fruit Burst™ Squeezers or any other Del Monte® products in your photo. Just make sure the format is a .jpg, .gif or .png file, and no more than 1 MB in size. Please see the Official Rules for the complete list of Submission Requirements.
How do I win? There are three stages to the First Day of School Photo Contest. During the first three weeks (August 20, 2013, at 12:00:00 AM CDT, until September 7, 2013, at 11:59:59 PM CDT), you may fill out the contest entry form on Facebook and upload a photo of yourself or your child taken on the first day of school. Voting does not start until the second stage, which lasts one week. Come back and vote for the best photo from September 8 (12:00:00 AM CDT) to September 15 (11:59:59 PM CDT). You may only vote for one photo each day, so make sure you tell your friends to vote for your First Day photo!
The 20 photos with the most votes will advance to stage three, the final week. You may only vote on the Top 20, once per day, from September 16 (12:00:00 AM CDT) to September 22, 2013 (11:59:59 PM CDT). The submission that receives the most votes the final week is the grand prize winner.
How many photos can I submit? Everyone is allowed only one submission to the Photo Contest. If we find you’ve attempted to enter more than once, your entries may be declared void, and any donation your selected school may have been eligible for could be forfeited. No cheating!
I just uploaded my entry, but I don’t see it in the gallery. What happened? Our approval process may take up to 48 hours. You will receive an email from our moderators once your First Day Photo has been reviewed.
Can I vote for my own entry? Yes, you may vote for your own entry but only once per day. Good luck!
How do I know if I’m a winner? The grand prize winner will be contacted via email once the promotion has ended and we’ve tallied all the votes. There is no grading; the grand prize winner is decided solely by the number of votes it received by the end of the promotion.
I live outside of the United States. Can I still participate? To enter and be eligible to win, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, or Washington, D.C., and be 18 years of age or older.