Thank you for considering the Share Your Heart® Photo Contest that will help us show, through pictures, the many ways we share our hearts with others.

The following are the Share Your Heart® Photo Contest Rules:

1. All photos entered must include someone who has been affected by heart disease whether it be a patient, caregiver, family member, friend, or healthcare professional.


3. Each person in the photo must have given permission to use the photo in the Share Your Heart contest.

4. If a contestant is 17 years or younger, the person entering the contestant's photo in the contest must be their legal guardian or have the legal guardian's express permission to enter the contestant.  

5. By entering a photo in the contest, you agree to allow The Mended Hearts, Inc. to use the photo in awareness campaigns, Heartbeat magazine, and other promotions.

6. Please do not use filters for your photos or electronic writing on the photo. Signs within the photo itself are fine.

7. There will be NO advantage or disadvantage to having a professional photo over a candid photo.  Professional photos are permitted so long as they contain the watermark giving proper credit to the photographer or photography studio.  

8. Photos must be tasteful and appropriate for all ages. Showing scars is fine, but please be sure that this is done in a manner that is G rated.  

9. Photos do not have to be current to win. Any photo showing how you share your heart with others is fine to enter.

10. All photos must be submitted no later than February 28th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.    

11. Anyone may vote on the photos, so be sure to share with family and friends.

12. There will be a first, second and third place winner determined by the number of votes each photo gets. The most votes will be the first-place winner, the second most votes is the second place winner, and the third most votes will win third place. There are prizes for each winner.

13. Winners will be notified by email or phone.  Please be sure that the email you provide is the one you check often.  Winners will be notified on the Mended Hearts®, Young Mended Hearts® and Mended Little Hearts® social media pages on March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 8 p.m. ET.  See the official terms and conditions disclaimer for more details.  

14. If these rules are not followed, any photo submitted that breaks the rules will be automatically disqualified from winning the contest.  

Terms & Conditions Disclaimer  

The Mended Hearts Inc., Facebook, any participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.  

Contest Period: The Contest starts Feb 1, 2023 through February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST (the "Contest Period"). All entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible to win a prize. The winners will be announced daily on March, 1st, 2nd and 3rd via Facebook.  

Submissions. The Mended Hearts, Inc. may display all Submissions on their Social Media pages, such as but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Submission Guidelines and Content Restrictions listed below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that The Mended Hearts, Inc. in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions listed in the Rules. By uploading your Submission, in addition to rights granted below, you: (a) grant to The Mended Hearts, Inc. all rights necessary to display your Submission on Mended Hearts, Young Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts Facebook pages, Twitter pages, Instagram, website and other The Mended Hearts, Inc.’s venues; (b) hereby waive any so-called moral (e.g., creative rights) in your Submission; (c) represent and warrant that you have the right to grant the rights granted in these Official Rules; and (d) represent and warrant that your Submission and its use as contemplated in these Official Rules does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.  

Content Restrictions. The Submission must not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights; The Submission must not disparage any person or entity; The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, and/or defamatory; The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Submission is created. The Submission may not contain any text on the photo, except for a photographer’s watermark.  

For All Submissions: Entrant must have signed permission from all individuals (parents/legal guardian of children, if featured and if not your own) that appear in the Submission to use their name and image in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. By uploading a Submission, entrant grants to The Mended Hearts, Inc. (and The Mended Hearts Inc. licensees and assigns) a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submissions in whole or in part, and otherwise exploit the Submission in all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe, in any way The Mended Hearts, Inc. see fit including, but not limited to, entertainment, instruction/education, and promotional, advertising and/or marketing purposes. In connection with all rights granted herein, The Mended Hearts, Inc. (and The Mended Hearts, Inc. licensees and assigns) shall also have the irrevocable right to incorporate Submissions, in whole or in part, into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed. The Mended Hearts, Inc. will also be able to use submitter’s full first name and the first initial of last name in relation to submissions with any form of publication. If necessary, entrant will sign any necessary documentation that may be required for The Mended Hearts, Inc. or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.  

General Release: By entering the Contest, you release The Mended Hearts, Inc., and their agents from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use for inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.