Visit Mississippi Traditions Rules & Regulations

Visit Mississippi Traditions Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Visit Mississippi Traditions Giveaway.
Participants in the Sweepstakes will enter for a chance to win, via vote, the prize of Viking Cookware and Cutlery.


The sweepstakes begins on Nov 13, 2018 and will run through Jan 15, 2019. Entrants can enter online from 8:00 AM CDT (Central Daylight Time) Nov 13 through 11:59 PM CDT Jan 15, 2019. Entrants can submit as many pictures daily as they want. To submit an entry, use the hashtag #VisitMSTraditions on the picture you think shows off your most unique holiday tradition. Entries can be submitted via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Winner will chosen based on the most amount of votes.

No Cost

The sweepstakes is FREE to enter. No purchase or entry fee necessary to enter or win.


Mississippi Development Authority will serve as the Administrator of the sweepstakes and will be responsible for sweepstakes prize packages and resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the rules.


To be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, you must be: (a) a resident of the United States; (b) at least age 21 or over on the date prize is awarded. You must supply your first name, last name, zip code and email address to be eligible to enter. Employees of Mississippi Development Authority (the “Sweepstakes Entity”) and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible to win. “Immediate family or household” is defined as a parent, sibling or any person residing in the same household as an employee of the Sweepstakes Entity. Void where prohibited by law. Such excluded persons may enter, but WILL NOT be eligible to receive a Grand Prize (the “Prize”).

Prize Rules

This prize is sponsored by Visit Mississippi, and will receive all contest entries. The entry with the most votes by Jan 15 will be emailed and  must reply to the winning email within 24 hours, or a consolation winner will be selected.

Contest Dates

Contest will end Jan 15, 2019. One winner will be selected based on the highest amount of votes on or about Jan 15, 2019. Decisions are final. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the winner’s responsibility. The drawing will be conducted by Visit Mississippi. Offer open to residents of the U.S., except for employees and families of the Mississippi Development Authority. Void where prohibited by law. Winner may be asked to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release. Winner’s name may be obtained by writing to VIP Ticket Giveaway, c/o: Mississippi Development Authority, P.O. Box 849, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.

All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Entity. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entity and their respective director(s), officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Releases”) from any & all claims or liability in connection with participation in this promotion or acceptance or use of the Prize(s). Acceptance of the Prize(s) constitutes permission for Administrator and its designees to use the name, city and state, and likeness of the Prize Winner(s) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.

Odds/Winner Notification

Prize will be awarded to the winner based on the most amount of votes among all entrants. The Prize winner will be notified by e-mail assuming participant provides accurate contact information when entering the sweepstakes. Prize(s) not claimed by the winner(s) will result in the forfeiture of the prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants who enter the sweepstakes based on sweepstakes entry rules.

Legal Disclaimers and General Conditions

By entering, each participant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of Visit Mississippi (the Sweepstakes Entity) which shall be final and binding in all respects. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner(s). No substitution or transfer of a prize by Prize Winner is permitted. Visit Mississippi reserves the right to substitute the Prize for one of equal or greater value in the unlikely event that an advertised prize is unavailable.

The prize expires Jan 15, 2019. If the potential Prize Winner declines, or does not claim the Prize for any reason, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate Prize Winner.

Except where prohibited by law, the Prize Winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entity to use Prize Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city and state) worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Participants agree to Administrator’s use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. All federal, state, local, and provincial laws and regulations apply.

The Sweepstakes Entity is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected online entries or transactions, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a contestant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions. Sweepstakes Entity reserves the right to halt or modify the Sweepstakes at any time during the Sweepstakes period if events beyond their control compromise the Sweepstakes, fairness or integrity.

Sweepstakes Entity is not responsible for typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Prize Winner(s) or the distribution of the Prize(s).

Sweepstakes Entity, at their sole discretion, may disqualify any participant from participating in the Sweepstakes, refuse to award Prize(s) if participant engages in any conduct the Sweepstakes Entity deem to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Sweepstakes or detrimental to other participants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during Sweepstakes registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries or prizes through methods such as automated computer scripts or other programming techniques, allowing others to use the participant’s personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries or prizes, tampering with Sweepstakes Entity’s administration of this promotion, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise tamper with the computer programs on any website associated with the promotion. Participant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of the Prize and/or return of any part of the prize shall in no way prevent Sweepstakes Entity from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.

Sweepstakes Entity reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is randomized and intended solely to raise awareness of the Sweepstakes Entity.

Rules/Winners Information

For winner information or an additional copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Visit Mississippi VIP Ticket Giveaway, c/o