Back to School Giveaway: Win an iPad2 from!

Back to school already? Football season again? Tempus fugit! (Time flies!) 

There's still plenty of time before the cooler temperatures arrive, and we at want to encourage you to get outside and enjoy it! As a further incentive to get out and carpe diem (seize the day), we're giving away a brand new iPad2! 

For a chance to win, just do one, two, or all of the following:
  1. Log in or Create an Account (it's easy, fast, and we will never sell or give away your information)
  2. Share your opinions and insights by writing reviews of parks, playgrounds, museums, zoos, or any other location of interest on
  3. Add your photos* of parks, playgrounds, museums, zoos, and other relevant places on
  4. "Like" the official ParkGrades page on Facebook

For every review you write, you'll get 3 points

For every photo you add*, you'll get 2 points

Everyone who "Likes" our Facebook page as of October 3, 2011 will get 10 points

                                          Win an iPad2
On October 4, we'll put this all into an electronic hat, and select the winner via a random drawing!
An example: If ParkGrades member Sally writes 1 park review (3 points), and uploads 3 photos she took at the park (2 points each), she would have 9 total points. 
If Sally's brother Charlie uploads 2 photos (2 points each) and "Likes" ParkGrades on Facebook (10 points), he would have a total of 14 points. For  the random drawing, Sally would have 9 chances to win, while Charlie would have 14.
Summary of Giveaway Rules:
  • Contest period: August 16 - October 3, 2011
  • Random Drawing Will Take Place: October 4, 2011
  • Winner announced on or about: October 4, 2011
  • Eligibility: Open to residents of U.S. and Canada 18 years and older.
  • Prize: Apple iPad2 (average retail value USD $500)
  • One account per person.
  • Reviews must be authentic and relevant. 
  • *Photos must be relevant and the property of the user (do not scrape photos from Flickr or other websites; any user who is found to have submitted a photo which s/he does not own will be disqualified.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify any entrant who we believe is "gaming" the system -- but we really hope we won't have to. 
If you're interested in all the boring legal boilerplate, please click here.
Find a great park on, get outside, and good luck!
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I'm excited!

This contest is very motivating and is getting me out there to visit some new parks and take pictures! Thanks for coming up with this great idea!

Only new reviews, I assume? And what about G+?

I assume it only counts for new reviews, right? Well, I don't have any unreviewed parks since I went through all the ones I know of last time around, so I guess I can't earn any points this time.

Also, I'm not on FB (it is evil) and never will be, but I am on G+. Don't suppose there's any way to get points for circling you there? :)

Thanks, Kimberley!

If you're not on FB, just shoot us an email and we'll see what we can do. New reviews and photos are eligible to earn points toward this iPad giveaway. Thank you for your questions!!