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Summer of Boating Safely Contest Rules
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Summer of Boating Safely Contest Rules 

The Sea Tow Foundation wants to know how you are boating safely this summer and we have a video contest to help you win some cool prizes by telling us all about it! Simply answer the question each month in a short selfie video and submit it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #summerofboatingsafely and tag @SeaTowFoundation to be entered to win.

  • May 25: Memorial Day  
    Contest runs from May 25 - June 30:  
    What is something you do to boat safely that you wish everyone would do on the water? 
  • July 4: Independence Day 
    Contest runs from July 1-31 
    What do you tell guests on your boat so that everyone on board is boating safely? 
  • September 7: Labor Day 
    Contest runs from August 1-September 7: 

       What 3 items are on your checklist for boating safely?



Terms and Conditions: 

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.



The contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and the 6 territories of the U.S. who are at least 18 years of age. Employees of the Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Services International, Inc. as well as their franchisees and immediate family members (spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) are not eligible to enter the contest. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook or Instagram.


How to Enter: 

You may enter the contest beginning at 12:00 am (Eastern Time) on Monday, May 25, 2020 through 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. During this time period, entrants may submit as many selfie videos as they choose and can post to Facebook and/or Instagram. All entrants must have a valid Facebook or Instagram account in order to participate in the contest.

To participate, a selfie video must be made which answers the question posed for each month. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes in length. Additional people may also be in the video, but only the owner of the Facebook and/or Instagram post where the video is posted will be eligible to win. In addition, everyone shown in the video must give you their consent to be filmed. After the video is taken, the entrant must upload the video to the entrant’s personal Facebook and/or Instagram page, tag the Sea Tow Foundation (@SeaTowFoundation) and use the hashtag #summerofboatingsafely to be entered into the contest.

On the 15th of each month, one random winner will be chosen from the entries received during the previous month. The June winner will be chosen on July 15th and the July winner will be chosen on August 15th and the August winner will be chosen on September 15th. The winner’s name will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will also be notified through a private message on Facebook or direct message on Instagram.

Each randomly chosen winner will be requested to acknowledge the private or direct message and provide their mailing address and phone number to the Sea Tow Foundation within 24 hours to confirm and verify the winning entry. If no response is received from the winner during this time, another winner will be chosen at random and the process will be repeated with this new winner.

The prize of the month will be shipped to each of the randomly chosen and verified winner’s mailing addresses. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age to enter this contest and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or the 6 territories of the U.S.

The entry video(s) submitted must comply with Facebook’s Terms of Service and Instagram’s Terms of Service. The video(s) may not have been previously submitted in any other promotion or contest of any kind. The video(s) may not contain material that violates or infringes on another’s rights and may not contain any inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, defamatory, or otherwise offensive content as determined by the Sea Tow Foundation.  The video(s) may not disparage the Sea Tow Foundation, Sea Tow Services International, its franchisees, the contest sponsors, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this contest. If any of the rules are violated, the video will not be eligible for the contest and may be deleted from the Sea Tow Foundation’s Social Media platforms. 


General Submission Terms: 

By submitting a video in this contest, the entrant hereby agrees to all rules associated with this contest including the use of their image by the Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Services International, Inc. (including its franchisees) in any media and for any purpose including advertising and/or trade purposes, promotion, marketing and packaging of any product or service, singly or in combination with any other text, graphics or images, and that the video may be cropped, altered, or modified, all without recourse.

By submitting a video in this contest, the videographer and subjects in the video agree that (a) they have no rights to the video or to their use; (b) all rights to the image belong to the Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Services International, Inc.; (c) no additional consideration, compensation or accounting is now or hereinafter due to the subjects; (d) subjects cannot and will not make a claim for any reason against the Sea Tow Foundation and Sea Tow Services International, Inc. in any manner relating to the use of the images; (e) all factual statements like name, email address , telephone and age are true and correct; and (f) this release is fully binding and is irrevocable and is governed by and under the laws of the state of New York, without regard to the conflicts of law.


Contest Judging and Voting: 

During the contest period, entries will be received and reviewed by searching for the hashtag #summerofboatingsafely on Facebook and Instagram.  The Sea Tow Foundation staff may also share entries to the Sea Tow Foundation’s Facebook and Instagram pages. On the first of each month, a random winner will be chosen from the videos that were received. The random winners will be chosen through the use of after a number has been assigned to each entry. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of people entering the contest by posting selfies to Facebook and Instagram using the #summerofboatingsafely hashtag.

A total of 3 prizes will be awarded during this contest, one per month.

A list of all winners will be posted on the Sea Tow Foundation’s website following the conclusion of the contest



The retail value of the WASP 9905 Prove It Action Sports Camera is $75. The value of the Cobra Floating All Terrain Marine VHF Radio is $149.

Note that the cost of shipping is not included in this total as it varies by location. 


About the Sea Tow Foundation: 

With a focus on safe boating practices that result in fun on the water, the Sea Tow Foundation – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – was established in 2007 by Sea Tow Founder Capt. Joe Frohnhoefer. After his passing in 2015, Captain Joe’s legacy continues as the Foundation brings attention to the number of preventable boating-related accidents, injuries, and deaths, and directly addresses prevention methods through education and awareness. More than 600 life jacket loaner stands are now available across the United States and the Foundation’s Designate a Sober Skipper program continues to grow. For more information, please visit