Follow the steps below to enter into our Instagram contest for Grand Festival Prizes, consisting of gift certificates valued at $1,500 (in total) from our participating vendors ($25 each). Win and you could be enjoying their chocolate-y treats
all year long!
Winners will be drawn and announced on Valentine’s Day.
20 Gift Certificates from our participating vendors.
Total value = $500
12 Gift Certificates from our participating vendors.
Total value = $300
8 Gift Certificates from our participating vendors.
Total value = $300
5 Sets of 4 Gift Certificates from our participating vendors.
Total value = $100 each
When you are at one of our participating cafes or shops enjoying a hot chocolate, whip out your phone and take a picture of your drink. Then post it on your Instagram feed.
Simply add the hashtag #HCFphotocontest
in your photo caption and you'll be entered in to win one of four grand prizes.
DO NOT ENTER VIA IG STORIES OR REELS. WE MAY 'LIKE' THEM OR REGRAM THEM BUT THEY WON'T BE ENTERED. ONLY ENTER VIA PHOTOS POSTED TO YOUR IG WALL.
IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS SET 'PRIVATE' WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR TAGS. YOU MUST ALLOW US TO FOLLOW YOU. DM US TO REQUEST A FOLLOW. Your account will remain private as we only view posts where we are tagged or have been requested to look at.
The draw for prizes will be drawn and announced on February 14, 2022.
NEW THIS YEAR: More love to go around. We've added five new prizes worth $100 each to the prize pot. More chances for you to win!
Entries to the Hot Chocolate Photo Contest will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 14th. If your photo CAPTION contains the hashtag #HCFphotocontest then it will be automatically captured by the system and placed in the ballot queue. Draws for the winners are automated and random.
Check below to see if you have been entered and how many ballots you have earned. (Check the date in the heading - your name will be credited 1-2 days after the photo is posted except for February 14th when they are entered manually.)
The contest is open for entries from January 14th to February 14th, 2023.
Enter as often as you wish, but only one photo for each featured flavour per person is permitted. (If you have 4 photos of one drink, that's one entry.) If you have one photo of four drinks, that's 4 entries.) Multiple shots on one post are okay.
Two (or more people,) or two (or more) IG accounts cannot enter the same shot. The computer will pick up that it is the same photo and disqualify both.
Ballots are credited for the drink, not for a side edible by itself. (For example you just bought the croissant and not the drink that goes with it. )
Shots of a branded cup with no view to the topping or a view of the side edible to help identify the hot chocolate contents may be disqualified. (Yes, people have been known to enter shots of empty cups or cups containing coffee or just water. )
Winners will be announced February 14, 2023 after 9 p.m.
THANK YOU FOR ENTERING THE 2023 GREATER VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL PHOTO CONTEST.
ALL ENTRIES POSTED TODAY BEFORE 6 P.M. WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COUNT ON THE FOLLOWING DAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 14TH.
*Festival organizers, participating vendors, suppliers, charity partners and the winners of the $500 Grand Prize from previous years are not eligible to win these prizes. Limit: Enter as often as you wish, but only one photo for each featured flavour per person will be accepted
PLEASE NOTE: THE COUNTER HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS PAGE SO THAT THE BALLOTS FOR FEBRUARY 13 AND 14TH MAY BE ADDED MANUALLY.
(SEE YOU TONIGHT FOR THE PRIZE DRAWS! AND HAPPY VALENTINES