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Queen (or King) of your Heart Contest
January 26 - February 6

Who is the queen (or king) of your heart? It could be a valentine, a galentine or any loved one you are celebrating this Valentine’s Day. Tell us about this special someone and what makes them the queen (or king) of your heart for your chance to win two tickets to ALICE (in wonderland)!

The way it works: 
 Facebook:  Monday, January 26 through Wednesday February 4, submit a comment telling us about your valentine and what makes them the queen (or king) of your heart, in five sentences or less, to Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page. The top three submissions (selected by Cincinnati Ballet) will be posted to Facebook on Thursday, February 5. Facebook fans will vote for their favorite Queen (or King) of your Heart submission. Voting ends Friday February 6 at 8am. Votes will be tallied and a winner selected and announced on Friday, February 6. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to ALICE (in wonderland). 

Instagram: Monday, January 26 through Wednesday February 4, snap a selfie with your Valentine and tell us what makes them the queen (or king) of your heart, in five sentences or less. Mention @cincinnatiballet and use #CBAlice to be eligible. The winning submission will be selected by Cincinnati Ballet on Friday, February 6. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to ALICE (in wonderland).

The fine print: 
Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any submission that is in violation of these terms. Basically, keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it about the magic and joy of this spectacular performance. Please see Official Rules and Restrictions below for full details. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to ALICE (in wonderland). The winner must respond by Wednesday, February 11 to claim tickets.

 


 

TELL US YOUR NUTCRACKER STORY
December 1-12

Everyone has a Nutcracker Story! Do you have a holiday tradition around seeing Cincinnati Ballet's Nutcracker? Perhaps you or someone you know has performed in our production. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker, Cincinnati Ballet wants to know YOUR Nutcracker story!

The deal: Monday, December 1 through 10, leave a comment on Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page telling us your Nutcracker story or favorite Nutcracker memory and you could win two tickets to see Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker! Cincinnati Ballet will select our top three favorite stories and post them to our Facebook Page on Thursday, December 11. Cincinnati Ballet Facebook fans will then vote for their favorite story, and the winner will be announced Friday, December 12. 

The way it works: Submit your story or favorite memory about Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker, in five sentences or less, to Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page by midnight Wednesday December 10. The top three submissions (selected by Cincinnati Ballet) will be posted to Facebook on Thursday, December 11. Facebook fans will vote for their favorite Nutcracker story. Voting ends Friday, December 12 at 8am. Votes will be tallied and a winner selected and announced on Friday, December 12. The winner will receive (2) tickets to Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker

The fine print: Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any submission that is in violation of these terms. Basically, keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it about the spirit and magic of this spectacular performance. Please see Official Rules and Restrictions below for full details. The winner will receive (2) tickets to Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker. The winner must respond by Wednesday, December 17 to claim tickets. 

 







LEGS: TAKE TWO
July 17-August 1

You've seen it. Your parents have seen it. Your neighbors might even have it hanging in their basement. We're talking, of course, about our iconic Rainbow Legs poster, debuted in the early 1980s. And now we're looking for a 2010s version, just for fun. Send us your most creative recreation of the Rainbow Legs poster, and you could win an original copy of the very first Rainbow Legs poster.

The deal: Submit your version of the Rainbow Legs poster to e-marketing@cballet.org. Get creative. You can use the same colors or switch it up. Anything goes with this one--just make sure legs and feet only are included. The top 3 submissions, as selected by Cincinnati Ballet, will be put to a Facebook fan vote. The winner receives an original copy of the very first Rainbow Legs poster.

The way it works: Get creative! Slip on stilettos or slide on sneakers. Go barefoot or rock some loafers. Take the picture on Fountain Square. Take the picture in Washington Park. Take the picture on the Brent Spence Bridge! (Just be careful, wherever you go.) Send your entry to e-marketing@cballet.org by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 31. The top 3 submissions (as selected by Cincinnati Ballet) will be put on Facebook on Friday, August 1, for fans to vote for their favorite. Voting ends Sunday, August 3 at 5:00 pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 4.


The fine print: Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any submission in violation of these terms and at their sole discretion. Keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it about celebrating the original iconic Rainbow Legs image. The winner will receive an original copy of the Rainbow Legs poster. The poster's condition is not guaranteed in any form whatsoever; it is over 30 years old and well-preserved. The winner must contact Cincinnati Ballet at e-marketing@cballet.org by Wednesday, August 6 to claim their prize. Please see complete rules at bottom of page.





INSPIRED BY...
June 20-July 11

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Let’s have a little summer contest, shall we? Send us a piece of art inspired by your favorite image from the 2013-2014 50th Anniversary Season, and the winner (selected by a panel of dancers!) will receive two FREE tickets to see The Kaplan New Works Series (please see full details at bottom of page). It can be macaroni art, a fabulous oil painting, a poem, a sculpture…the sky’s the limits, folks. Submissions must be sent to e-marketing@cballet.org by July 11, 2014.
Ready, set, get creative, GO!

The deal: It's summer time! Cincinnati Ballet may be off-season, but that doesn't mean the creativity has to stop. So we're turning to YOU. Create a piece of art this summer inspired by your favorite image from the 2013-2014 50th Anniversary Season, and you could win two tickets to our 2014-2015 Season opener, The Kaplan New Works Series!

The way it works: Like the title says, this contest is all about inspiration. Specifically, from an image we've shared on Facebook of our 2013-2014 50th Anniversary Season. This is a really broad contest--we want to see what Cincinnati Ballet means to YOU. If an image of an arabesque inspires you to create a poem about extension, we want to read it! If a photo from Over the Rhine & Cincinnati Ballet Live inspires you to craft a mosaic masterpiece, show us! All submissions must be received by Friday, July 11 by 12:00 pm. Cincinnati Ballet will select the top five images to be judged by a panel of dancers. The winner will be announced Friday, July 18 at 12:00 pm. The winner must claim their prize by Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 pm.


The fine print: Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any submission that is in violation of these terms. Basically, keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it about the art. Please see Official Rules and Restrictions below for full details. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to a to-be-determined performance of The Kaplan New Works Series. The winner must claim their prize by Tuesday, July 22 at 5:00 pm.

 






LEGENDARY LOVE STORY
February 3-February 9
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Update: Finalists
Pick your favorite and VOTE on our Facebook page!

  1. Brianna McWhorter: "We met at work, it sure was fate. I was dressed like a clown (literally), but then we began to date. He saw past my makeup, and work uniform. He helped me wake up and see his charm. So we have been together, for over a year now. Not a day goes by that I don't say, "wow!"
  2. Melanie Phillips: "We spotted each other as we were walking to our cars. We locked eyes and he was distracted he got into his car on the passenger side. The next day he showed up on my door step and we have been together ever since. 10 years and two kids later we still adore each other."
  3. Elyse Marie Lohrbach: "We had been in love for five years when he told me he was gay. Never had either of us felt love that legends are made of until we had to let each other go. We still love each other today, and yes, that love is not the same as it was. But, poems and songs should be written about it anyway for being noble, selfless and true. And the most legendary love of all is the love I was able to find for myself in the end."
  4. Suzanne Traub Hesselbrock: "Our love story began 20 years ago when I met my future husband while on a date with someone else as a result of a dare involving answering a personal ad! That date didn't work out by my husband, who worked as a security guard at the time, safely walked me to my car, asked me out, and 1.5 years later we were married! Just 4 years into our marriage we suffered an unimaginable loss that would destroy most couples when our almost 3 year old son passed away from a rare genetic illness called Tay-Sachs Disease. We fought on through the turmoil of losing him and went on to have 2 more amazing and healthy children. After 20 years together, almost 19 of them married, we are still going strong and can say, "What doesn't break us can only make us stronger."
 

The deal: To celebrate the epic love story at the center of the world premiere ballet King Arthur's Camelot, Cincinnati Ballet wants to know YOUR legendary love story. Wow us with wonder, magic, and heartfelt emotion. Beginning Monday, February 3, leave a comment on Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page telling us your romantic love story, and you and your significant other could win two tickets to our Valentine's Day performance of King Arthur's Camelot! Cincinnati Ballet will select our top three favorite love stories, and post them to our Facebook page on Thursday, February 6. Cincinnati Ballet Facebook fans will then vote for their favorite love story, and the winner will be announced Monday, February 10.


The way it works: Submit your legendary love story, in five sentences or less, to Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page by 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 5. The top three love stories (selected by Cincinnati Ballet) will be posted to Facebook on Thursday, February 6. Facebook fans will vote for their favorite legendary love story. Voting ends Sunday, February 9 at 8:00 pm. Votes will be tallied and a winning couple selected and announced on Monday, February 10. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Valentine's Day performance of King Arthur's Camelot.

The fine print: Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any submission that is in violation of these terms. Basically, keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it about love. Please see Official Rules and Restrictions below for full details. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, 2014 performance of King Arthur's Camelot. The winner must respond by Tuesday, February 11, 2014 to claim tickets.



NAME A KNIGHT
January 13-January 21

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The deal: Cincinnati Ballet has created King Arthur's Camelot, an epic, full-length, world premiere ballet! King Arthur's Camelot is filled with familiar names--Lancelot, King Arthur himself, Guinevere, Merlin--but one of the noble knights remains without a name! That's where YOU come in. Submit your knightly name (one that fits Camelot) on Cincinnati Ballet's Facebook page by midnight on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, and you could win four (4) tickets to opening night of King Arthur's Camelot! Did we mention the winning name is chosen by our Facebook fans? Your vote decides! The winning submission will be listed in our program for King Arthur's Camelot, and the winner and Facebook voters will receive a special shout-out!

 

The way it works: Submit your knightly name on our Facebook page. Cincinnati Ballet will select four names that are most Camelot-appropriate. The names will be posted on Facebook on Friday, January 17. Facebook fans will then vote on their favorite knightly name. Voting ends at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 19. The winning name and the winner will be posted on Facebook on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The winner will receive four (4) tickets to see King Arthur's Camelot on February 13, 2014.

 

The fine print: Submissions must not be vulgar, profane or harassing in any manner. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to remove any name that is in violation of these terms. Basically, keep it clean, keep it classy and keep it Camelot. Please see Official Rules and Restrictions below for full details. The winner will receive four (4) tickets to opening night, Thursday, February 13, 2014 of King Arthur's Camelot. The winner must respond by Friday, January 24, 2014 to claim tickets. 



Official Cincinnati Ballet Social Media Contest Rules and Restrictions

  1. Cincinnati Ballet is the sole creator and executor of contests across its social media platforms.
  2. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to adjust the prize listed when and where deemed necessary.
  3. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to adjust or cancel all contest dates when deemed necessary.
  4. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
  5. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to withhold a prize if the parameters of the contest are not uniformly met.
  6. Contest entries must adhere to guidelines laid out within the contest and must not contain the following prohibited content or will be eliminated from the contest: profanity, vulgarity or anything else Cincinnati Ballet deems as offensive content.
  7. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the sole right to judge an entry's merit.
  8. Cincinnati Ballet reserves the right to change these rules and restrictions as needed on a per-contest basis.

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