CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest

by Pantone


Last Week’s Winner

Conngrats to Christian Soria, winner of last week’s CAPSURE Your Inspiration Contest!  http://bit.ly/12sjJHu Christian wins a PANTONE Mug Set http://bit.ly/xdQio7


This Week’s Challenge

Share a photo that expresses the concept of ZOOM and be in the running for a free subscription to www.PantoneView.com. You can interpret the concept any way you like – be creative! And remember to call out a color in your photo. To be eligible for this week’s prize, you need to post your entry by midnight EDT, Sunday, July 21st.



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Do you LOVE COLOR? Enter Pantone’s CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest!

Color inspiration is everywhere. From garden flowers to neon city lights, from pale rosy dawns to blazing fireworks, colors touch our lives constantly. Colors fill us with emotions, memories and dreams. They inspire us to create.

The only thing better than finding color inspiration is sharing it with the world. That’s why we created our CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest! All summer long we’re inviting creatives and color lovers to capture their color inspiration in smartphone photos and share them on Instagram and Twitter. Everyone who shares will be eligible to win valuable Pantone merchandise. There’s a new contest and a new prize every week!

Each Monday on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, we’ll announce the beginning of a new contest. (Sometimes we’ll suggest a theme, sometimes we’ll leave that up to you.) We’ll also tell you about the current week’s exciting prize.

All you have to do to enter is:

  1. 1. Snap a photo of something that inspires you
  2. 2. Tag your photo #ColorInspires and @PANTONE
  3. 3. Call out the color you love – either by matching it to a PANTONE Color (e.g., “PANTONE 136C”) or simply by stating a color you love in the photo (e.g., “Yellow makes me happy!”)
  4. 4. Upload your photo and text to Instagram or Twitter


We’ll take it from there! After reviewing all the entries, we’ll select the most imaginative and interesting photo and announce that as the winner of that week’s prize. We’ll announce each weekly winner via the hashtag #ColorInspires and on the official Pantone Facebook page.

The contest runs for 9 consecutive weeks, so you’ll have 9 chances to win valuable PANTONE Products. Plus, once each in July and August, we’ll be selecting a grand prize winner: Two lucky contest participants will each receive a CAPSURE™ Bluetooth® color capture and matching device – a $699.00 value. Read more about CAPSURE Bluetooth

The contest is open to everyone over eighteen who loves color and lives in the US, UK or Europe, except Pantone Employees and their families.*

Happy snapping!

*Please read the Official Contest Rules (below) before entering.

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The Pantone CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest


1. Snap a photo of something that inspires you
2. Tag your photo #ColorInspires and @PANTONE
3. Call out a color in the image
4. Upload your photo and text to Instagram or Twitter

You can match your photo’s main color to a PANTONE Color (e.g., “PANTONE 136C”) or simply state a color you love in the photo (e.g.,”Yellow makes me happy!”)

The contest runs for nine consecutive weeks, 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 1st, 2013 and ends at midnight EDT on August 31st 2013. The Contest is divided into nine Contest Weeks. Each Contest Week begins at on the respective Monday morning 12:01 am EDT and ends at Midnight EDT the following Sunday.

Each week, one winning entry will be selected by Pantone-authorized Judges, based on originality and creativity.

Each weekly winner will receive a PANTONE Product as a prize, selected by Pantone. In addition, two grand prize winners, chosen from the weekly winners, will receive a CAPSURE™ Bluetooth color capture and matching device.

Winners will be notified on Instagram and Facebook via the hashtag #ColorInspires as well as on the official Pantone Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PantoneColor

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The Pantone CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest

Official Rules (“Rules”)


1. Introduction
The “Pantone CAPSURE™ Your Inspiration Contest” (“Contest” or “Competition”) sponsored by Pantone, LLC, (“Sponsor”) is a competition in which one Prize (as defined below) will be awarded to one Contest winner each week (each a “Contest Week”) for nine weeks.

2. Eligibility
The Competition is open to everyone at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and/or their respective parent companies, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate families, regardless of whether they reside in the same household, are not eligible to participate (“Excluded Parties”).

3. Timing
Competition begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 1st, 2013 and ends at midnight EDT on August 31st 2013 (“Competition Entry Period”). The Contest is divided into nine Contest Weeks. Each Contest Week begins at on the respective Monday morning 12:01 am EDT and ends at Midnight EDT the following Sunday.

4. How to Enter
Entrants will 1) snap a photo of something that inspires them; 2) tag the photo #ColorInspires and @PANTONE; 3) Call out the main or favorite color in the image; 4) upload the image to Instagram or Twitter. Visit the complete contest information on http://blog.pantone.com/CAPSURE-Your-Inspiration-Contest/ or www.pantone.com/CAPSUREcontest. By entering/uploading a photo in accordance with Contest guidelines, Entrants give permission for Pantone to use entered photos in any and all promotions. Everything submitted must be your own original material. Submissions featuring copyrighted material, trademarks belonging to companies other than Sponsor, and other third party materials will be disqualified. Entries are monitored by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any entry deemed pornographic or offensive.  You may submit as many different photos as you like.

5. Judging and Winner Notification
One Winner will be chosen each Monday, following the close of each Contest Week. Winners will be chosen by a panel of authorized Judges selected by Sponsor. Winners will be selected on the basis of originality and creativity. During the contest period two weekly winners receive a grand prize, as described below. Decisions of the judges are final. The winner will be announced on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ColorInspires, as well as on the official Pantone Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PantoneColor within 24 hours of selection.  All winners have 7 days to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with this section.

6. Prizes
Weekly Prize: Each Weekly Winner will be awarded a PANTONE Product of Sponsor’s choice. No cash will be awarded in lieu of prize. Sponsor reserves the right to award alternative prize(s) of similar value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of winner. Grand Prize: From the weekly winners, two contestants will be awarded a Grand Prize, a PANTONE CAPSURE Bluetooth color capture and matching device.

7. Additional Terms and Conditions
By entering, participants accept and agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the judges. This Contest is subject to all federal, local, provincial and municipal laws. Sponsor in its role in provisioning prizes permits no alternative prize or other substitution in its sole discretion except in the event of prize unavailability.  All prizes are non-transferable and/or not assignable.

Entrants acknowledge and agree that their submissions, including, but not limited to, third parties’ content and/or information contained therein, and/or entrants’ own names, likenesses and biographical information, may be used by Sponsor for public relations and/or promotional purposes including without limitation, on Sponsor’s Web Site, social media, in professional magazines and in press releases and entrants hereby grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable, perpetual and irrevocable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, display, distribute and prepare derivative works from the above information in connection with Sponsor’s marketing and/or promotional activities in all media (the “License”).  By participating in this Contest, entrants warrant that they have the right to grant Sponsor the abovementioned License and that all necessary third party consents have been obtained.   Entrants further warrant that their submissions are original and do not infringe any copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy or other proprietary right of any third party.

By participating, entrants hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor and Excluded Parties from and against any and all claims, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, harm, injuries, costs or expenses, including litigation costs and reasonable attorney fees, which Sponsor and/or Excluded Parties may incur in connection with (i) their use of entrants’ information, third parties’ information contained therein, and/or entrants’ own names, likenesses and biographical information as provided herein, (ii) any allegation that the submitted photos violate the intellectual property rights of any third party, and/or (iii) from entrants’ acceptance, use/misuse of a prize.

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to receive more information from Sponsor such as e-mail communication and/or promotions.   Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose entrants’ personal data to any third party except as required to manage the Contest, fulfill prize delivery or otherwise as permitted under these Rules.

Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility for lost, misdirected, or late entries or by any human or mechanical error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to mistakes in the production of the Contest.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any E-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web Site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, stolen, or misdirected entries. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that this Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Competition or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, New York (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out- of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim such damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.

8. Contest Sponsor
Pantone, LLC.
590 Commerce Boulevard
Carlstadt, NJ 07072







  • Tara

    So us southern hemisphere folk miss out?

    • M

      So do those of us who don’t have a smartphone, but who love color and photography just as much as those who do.