ROAM 2019 Photo Contest – FAQs

ROAM knows family trips can be kooky, cool, wild, and wonderful. Share a photo from your recent travels that captures the adventure/spirit/fun/crazy of traveling with your kids and you could win ROAM’s 2019 Photo Contest!

  • Prizes:  1st Place – $300, four runners-up will each win $50
  • Dates: Deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. Winners notified via Instagram DM. Winning photos will be announced in January 2019.
  • How to Enter: Visit ROAM on Instagram and follow the rules in this post.
  • Rules: Photos may be edited. Multiple entries are fine. Full contest FAQ below.
  • Judging: Three members of the ROAM team will choose the winners from the entries:

Didrik Johnck – ROAM Photographer at Large

Didrik brings more than 20 years of experience producing original content and interactive experiences for online audiences. His roots as a professional editorial and commercial photographer include more than 1,000 publication credits and Time magazine cover. His love for storytelling eventually brought him out from behind the camera and into the director’s chair. He’s now shot, produced, and/or directed more than 400 webisodes for some of the largest sites online, including MSN, MSNBC, and Yahoo.  Longer-form productions include cinematography roles in documentary films with a focus on cultural and adventure travel.

Some of the highlights of Didrik’s camera and production work include music videos, live streaming concerts, Himalayan climbing expeditions, underground subcultures, adventure travel programming, auto reviews, the first online US presidential debate, and the first online-only interview with a sitting US president. Family travel overseas is relatively new for Didrik. He and his wife and two young boys have visited Baja, the Caribbean and most recently Thailand. Didrik is based in Bend, Oregon. Instagram.com/didrikjohnck

Maryann Jones Thompson – ROAM Founder/Editor in Chief

After a thousand years in publishing as a business journalist, ghostwriter, content strategist and market researcher, Maryann brings her experience traveling as a backpacker, businessperson, expat and mom to writing and editing for ROAM.


Crystal Engstrom – ROAM Photo Editor

Working with families, taking portraits of families, and having a family has taught Crystal how to photograph, edit and examine images for that “something” that sets a great one apart. As ROAM’s photo editor, she looks at hundreds of vacation memories every year so she’ll know the best when she sees them. 

ROAM 2019 Instagram Photo Contest FAQ – Terms & Conditions

  1. The Instagram Photo Contest is run by ROAM Family Travel, 585 Howard Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco 94105
  2. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.
  3. By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.  ROAM Family Travel contributors, contractors and their relatives are excluded from the competition.
  4. Applicants must be of 13+ and a valid United States resident. Photos can be digitally enhanced if desired.
  5. The ROAM Family Travel Instagram Contest will run on the official ROAM Family Travel Instagram account.
  6. The closing date for entry will be at 11:59 PM (PST) on November 30, 2018. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  7. The competition winner will receive $300 via PayPal and four runner-up entrants will receive $50 each. Winner photos will be published in ROAM2019 Best Adventures feature and on @ROAMFamilyTravel & @outdoorcouture Instagram
  8. The winner must be able to receive and redeem the prize via PayPal and email and provide a valid email address. 
  9. The winner will be chosen by the three judges of ROAM Family Travel
  10. Entries that are deemed inappropriate and/or offensive will not be included. You are liable for the content of your entry.
  11. There are no limiting amount of times that a person can enter.
  12. There is no cost involved to enter.
  13. ROAM Family Travel accepts no responsibility for entries not received.             
  14. The winner will be notified by ROAM Family Travel no later than December 7, 2018 via Instagram direct message.
  15.  A winner will forfeit his/her prize if he/she is in breach of any of the terms and conditions or has found to have manipulated the competition.
  16.  The winner must respond back to ROAM Family Travel’s Instagram direct message within 2 days. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and ROAM Family Travel reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner.
  17.  Data relating to entrants will be retained by ROAM Family Travel for a reasonable period after the competition closes to assist ROAM Family Travel to operate competitions in a consistent manner and to deal with any queries on the competition. 
  18. ROAM Family Travel will only be liable for intent and negligence, except in case of a negligent breach of an essential contractual commitment. In this case, the liability of ROAM Family Travel with simple negligence is limited to the predictable damage which is typical for raffles. The limitation of liability is not valid in case of damage of life, body or health. There is no right of appeal. An enforceable claim for the winnings or the payout in cash does not exist.
  19. ROAM Family Travel respects photographers’ copyrights. Upon submitting a photograph to this contest, you grant ROAM Family Travel the right to publish that photograph for editorial or promotional use without compensation as part of promoting the ROAM photo contest winners online and in print.



by Maryann Jones Thompson, ROAM Founder, November 2018

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