Spring Photo Contest

Help us celebrate the Spring Season by entering our Spring Photo Contest

April 7th, 2018 through May 31st, 2018

You heard it here first Spring has sprung in Yosemite! Which means ’tis the season for epic waterfalls, spectacular displays of spring wildflowers, snowcaps on the Sierra mountaintops, and plenty of room to roam Yosemite’s great outdoors!

Join us in celebrating Spring’s arrival by participating in our Spring Photo Contest. It’s easy, we promise!

  1. Submit your favorite Spring Yosemite image here.
  2. Vote for your favorite image.
  3. Share the contest with your friends!

After you complete those steps, you’ll be entered for the chance to win a two-night stay at either Rush Creek Lodge or our sister property, the Evergreen Lodge and a guided hike to one of our favorite spring spots, Hetch Hetchy.

And of course, if you’re itching for more epic Yosemite adventures this spring, you’re in luck! We have limited availability spring specials at both lodges now through April 26th, 2018. Don’t wait, Rush Creek Lodge’s mid-week rates are 15% and the Evergreen Lodge rates are up to 20% off using the promo code SPRG.


Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge Spring Photo Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at https://springinyosemite.pgtb.me/8q53fD and winners must be accompanied by adult 21 years or older to redeem their prize. The Campaign is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
  3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on April 6, ending May 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.  All online entries must be received by May 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at https://springinyosemite.pgtb.me/8q53fD. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Evergreen and Rush Creek Lodge. You may enter more than once. You must provide the information requested. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge.
  5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive
  • One Grand Prize: The winner of the most votes receives a two-night stay in an accommodation for up to two people at either the Evergreen Lodge or Rush Creek Lodge; plus Historic Hetch Hetchy Wapama Falls Naturalist Hike for up to two people. Approximately $1,650 value.

Actual/appraised value of prizes may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of the prize or transfer/assignment of the prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.

  1. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
  2. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by the community the supervision of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge. Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. The Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER AT THE EVERGREEN LODGE AND RUSH CREEK LODGE‘S SOLE DISCRETION WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  3. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge, anyone acting on behalf of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge, and the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute an infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge may incur, suffer, or be required to pay to arise out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  4. Terms & Conditions:The Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge. The Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge reserve the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  5. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  6. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States of America AND the State of California, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall the participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  7. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge website. To read the Privacy Policy click herehttp://www.rushcreeklodge.com/privacy-policy/.
  8. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Marketing Department, Rush Creek Lodge, 34001 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321. Requests must be received no later than June 14, 2018.
  9. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is the Evergreen Lodge, 33160 Evergreen Road, Groveland, CA 95321 and Rush Creek Lodge, 34001 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321
  10. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by the Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.