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February photo contest #umTakeABreak

February 8, 2021 — 

Good news, it’s almost reading week! The days are getting longer, and we are nearing warmer weather. We know that this year has been tough in so many ways, so we think that it’s important to keep celebrating the little things that get us through our days.

In the spirit of celebrating the small things, we want to see how you take a break! Do you go on your daily walk? Do you make yourself a cup of coffee? Do you take a cozy afternoon nap? We want you to take a break and post a photo of it on Instagram using the hashtag #umTakeABreak for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.



This Instagram Photo Contest (#umReasonToCelebrate) runs from 9 a.m. CST on Monday, February 8, 2021 to midnight CST on Friday, February 26, 2021 on

To be entered to win, follow @umstudent on Instagram, post a photo or video adhering to the monthly theme, and use the contest hashtag. PRIVATE Instagram accounts must be PUBLIC during the contest in order to qualify for entry.

Images depicting dangerous behaviour or the consumption of alcohol, cannabis or illegal substances will not be eligible. All other entries posted during the contest period will be considered and one winner will be chosen. You may enter as many times as you like. The winning photo’s account owner will receive a gift card from the UM Bookstore valued at $25.

The winning entry will be chosen by the Marketing and Communications Office and will be selected based on composition, creativity, quality and adherence to the theme. The winner will be notified by Instagram direct message and then announced publicly on the account.

Prize will be mailed to winner.

Contest is open to all residents of Manitoba, and the prize must be picked up at the UM Fort Garry campus. By using the contest hashtag, you are agreeing to allow the UM to share your photo(s) on our social media accounts and on our news site, UM Today.

Your photo(s) will not be used for commercial purposes. This contest is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc.

By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.



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