Sponsor. The Sponsor of the Airbnb Ultimate Big-Game Host Contest (“Contest”) is Airbnb, Inc., located at 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter.

How to Enter. Participants may enter the Contest beginning February 1, 2014 at 12:01pm EST until February 2, 2014 at 10:00pm EST by creating photo on the theme of “why I am the ultimate big-game host” and posting this to Twitter or Instagram with a caption/associated tweet of no more than 15 words and the hashtag #BigGameHost. In order for Airbnb to view entry photos and include them in the contest, your Instagram or Twitter account must be set to permit public viewing during the contest period. Airbnb is not responsible for computer or network problems, problems with Instagram or Twitter, or other submission errors that result in late or inadmissible entries. There is no limit on the number of entries participants may submit.

Eligibility. To participate or win, participants must be registered users of Instagram or Twitter and at least 18 years old (or the age of majority in state of residence). Directors, officers, employees, and agents of Airbnb, and the members of their immediate families or households, are not eligible to win.

Winner Selection. One (1) winner will be selected based on two (2) judging criteria applied to the entered videos at the following weight:

(1)   How much does it indicate hospitality? (50%)

(2)   How much does it indicate a love of sports? (50%)

Judges’ decisions are final and binding.

Prohibited Content. Images must be the original work of the participants and not violate the rights of any other party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights or rights of privacy/publicity. Images must NOT contain: (a) advertising or commercial content for any party other than Airbnb; (b) content that endorses/promotes illegal or harmful activity; (c) violent, profane, vulgar, obscene, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material; or (d) adult material. Airbnb reserves the right to disqualify any image that violates these prohibitions, or any image Airbnb deems inappropriate for any reason, in Airbnb’s sole discretion.

License. By submitting an image or images, participants grant Airbnb an unrestricted, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, publish, display, or otherwise use the image or images (including in conjunction with participant’s likeness, photo, name, and/or geographical and biographical information), with or without modifications, in any media, whether now existing or later developed, for any purpose. To the extent an image includes the likeness of a person other than the participant, the participant must provide proper permissions in a form acceptable to Airbnb.

Prize. One prize is available: a $10,000 Airbnb coupon good for a stay in any Airbnb listing, subject to availability and host acceptance. Maximum total value of the entire Prize is $10,000. No substitution or transfer of the Prize is permitted. The Prize may not be redeemed for cash, in whole or part. The winner is responsible for all transportation costs, as well as for possessing all necessary ID and other documents necessary.

In Airbnb’s sole discretion, refusal or inability to sign and return such forms within four days of notification may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.

Notification/Announcement of Winner. Airbnb will notify the first-place winner through the Instagram or Twitter messaging methods on February 4. If such winner fails to respond within two days, he or she may be disqualified, and the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the winner, Airbnb will award the Prize to the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the winning video. Airbnb will publicly announce the winner within 7 days of the close of the contest period, including through social media channels such as Twitter (@Airbnb) and Facebook (

Prize Conditions. The prize is provided as-is with no warranty or guarantee. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply, including but not limited to tax laws. The winner must provide Airbnb with a valid taxpayer identification number before any prize will be awarded. The winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year. Airbnb may require the winner to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release where permitted by law. In Airbnb’s sole discretion, refusal or inability to sign and return such forms within four days of notification may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.

General Liability Release. By entering the Contest, participants release Airbnb, Instagram and Twitter from any liability whatsoever, on any theory, and waive all claims and causes of action arising from or related to this Contest.

Interpretations and Disputes. Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding. Any disputes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, and shall be resolved in the courts of San Francisco, California.

Miscellaneous. The Contest is void where prohibited. If any terms or provisions of these Rules are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect. Airbnb may suspend, modify or terminate the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption, or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, in which case the Prize will be awarded among the eligible entries received that were unaffected by the problem, if possible. Questions or comments may be sent to or the mailing address shown in the Section entitled “Sponsor” above, attn Airbnb Big-Game Host.