#YosemiteFirst Photo Contest

The votes are in!

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” –John Muir

Huge thank you to everyone who entered our #YosemiteFirst Photo Contest to celebrate our 1-Year Anniversary here at Rush Creek Lodge! It was so great to see all of your fun #YosemiteFirst moments– after all that’s what we’re all about here. Now the votes have been tallied and we are happy to share with you our six getaway winners!

Winners With the Most Votes

1st Place: Steven S.

567 Points

So thirsty!
Prize: 2-night stay    

2nd Place: Verona V.

555 Points

Sunset @ Yosemite
Prize: 1-night stay    

3rd Place: Levi H.

492 Points

On top of the world with my boys!
Prize: 1-night stay

4th Place: Larne B.

335 Points

Jumping for joy in Yosemite
Prize: 1-night stay

Some Honorable Mentions You’ll Love

Michelle H.

MH: “Peace on Earth”


Julie K.

JK: “Friends sharing the Yosemite experience together for the first time.”


These aren’t the only fun #YosemiteFirst photos entered in our Photo Contest, be sure to check out the entire #YosemiteFirst gallery here. And the fun doesn’t stop here for more chances to win Yosemite getaways and hundreds of other great prizes, check out the fun giveaways we’re doing with Clif Bar’s #TrailMagic team…

Contest Rules are as follows:

Rush Creek Lodge 1-Year Anniversary Photo Contest

  1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the yosemite1st.pgtb.me/gNRMWF 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 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 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 June 1, ending September 1, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  All online entries must be received by September 1, 2017 at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.
  4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at yosemite1st.pgtb.me/gNRMWF. 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 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 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 a 2-bedroom Villa for up to four people; full-service breakfast both mornings; Wonders of Yosemite Guided Tour for up to four people. Approximately $1,650 value.
  • Two Second-Place Prizes: Each winner receives a two-night stay in a 2-bedroom Villa for up to four people. Approximately $1,000 value.
  • Three Third-Place Prizes: Each winner receives a one-night stay in a deluxe Lodge King Room for up to two people. Approximately $390 value.
  • Additional smaller prizes of varying values will be awarded throughout the contest at the discretion of Rush Creek.
    Actual/appraised value of prizes may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Rush Creek Lodge. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Rush Creek’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 prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Rush Creek 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 community the supervision of Rush Creek Lodge. Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. 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 RUSH CREEK‘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 Rush Creek Lodge, anyone acting on behalf of Rush Creek 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 Rush Creek Lodge. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute 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 Rush Creek Lodge from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Rush Creek Lodge may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  4. Terms & Conditions: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 Rush Creek Lodge’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Rush Creek Lodge may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Rush Creek Lodge. Rush Creek Lodge reserves 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. 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, Rush Creek Lodge reserves 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 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 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 Rush Creek Lodge website. To read the Privacy Policy click here https://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 September 30, 2017.
  9. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Rush Creek Lodge, 34001 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321
  10. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Rush Creek Lodge is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.