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2014 Social Fan Events

Thank you to all of our fans who came to our 3rd Social Fan Event Saturday, July 19. It was a lot of fun and there were hundreds of great submissions for our #InstaNats Photo Hunt on Instagram. With so many good submissions, it was hard for us to pick just three finalists. Please see below for the top three submissions, and congratulations to @salonbabemd, @krmall and @ryanarbesfeld for making it the finals. All three finalists will win a unique gameday experience for our Social Fan Event #4 on September 8, but your votes will decide who wins the opportunity to deliver our Lineup Card, who will call "Play Ball", and who will attend Nationals Batting Practice.

Voting runs through Wednesday, July 23 at 12 p.m.

Remember, below are the five categories that all submissions covered:

1. Our Racing Presidents have been known to wander around Nationals Park. Tag your picture with #RacingPresContest with your favorite one!
2. There are a lot of Curly Ws around Nationals Park. Show us your coolest Curly W shot and tag it with #CurlyWContest.
3. Today's NatsLive FREE Postgame Concert performer @AustinMahone's favorite dessert is ice cream. Here at Nationals Park, we have many delicious desserts. Post your best picture with your favorite dessert and tag it with #IceCreamContest.
4. This is your chance to be really creative. Post your coolest and most exciting pic from the ballpark tonight and tag it with #FansChoiceContest.
5. Post your best picture from @AustinMahone's NatsLive free postgame concert and tag it with #NatsLiveContest.

#InstaNats Contest Winner

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Seating & Pricing

$20* (Regularly $22) Scoreboard Pavilion
*includes $6 concession credit

Game Dates

Ticket offer can only be redeemed online through this page. Offer is not valid at the Nationals Park Box Office.

Social Fan Event #4: September 8 vs. Atlanta at 7:05 p.m.

Washington Nationals #InstaNats Social Fan Contest (the "Contest")
Official Rules


The object of the Contest is to create an original set of five (5) photos that fit the themes and/or requirements as set forth on the shot sheet distributed at Nationals Park on the #InstaNats Social Fan night scheduled to be held on July 19, 2014 (the "Entry"). Each Contest participant ("Participant") must post his/her Entry via a public Instagram account and include the hashtag #InstaNats and the hashtag that corresponds with the applicable photo as noted on the shot sheet (collectively, the "Hashtags"), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible. Staff members of Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC ("Sponsor"), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM") and the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC") (Sponsor, MLBAM and the BOC collectively, the "Judges") will select the three (3) most compelling Entries (the "Finalist Entries") in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon the Judging Criteria set forth in the Judging section below. The Finalist Entries will participate in a fan vote and the Judges will then consider the fan vote results in conjunction with the Judging Criteria scores to determine the Winners (each defined below).

ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest entry period begins at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on July 19, 2014 (the "Contest Start Time"), and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 19, 2014 (the "Entry Period").

JUDGING: The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the three (3) most compelling Entries based on the following criteria: Creativity/Originality (34%), Quality of photo (33%), and Relevance to Contest theme (33%) (the “Judging Criteria”). On or about August 20, 2014, the three (3) most compelling Entries, as determined by the Judges, will be deemed the finalist Entries (“Finalist Entries”) to participate in the fan vote described below. In the event of a tie among any potential Finalist Entries, the score for Creativity/Originality will be used as the tiebreaker. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the eligible Participants who submitted the Finalist Entries will be declared the official Winners of the Contest (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the  “Winners”).

FAN VOTE: During the period beginning on or about July 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. ET and ending on July 23, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. ET (the "Voting Period"), fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Finalist Entry at based on the Judging Criteria. Limit one (1) vote per email address during the Voting Period. Additional votes beyond the specified limit will be void. At the end of the Voting Period the Judges will consider the fan vote results in conjunction with the Judging Criteria scores to determine the most compelling Finalist Entry, the second most compelling Finalist Entry and the third most compelling Finalist Entry to determine the “Grand Prize Winner,” the “Runner-up Winner” and the “First Place Winner,” respectively. Votes or email addresses generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to affect the integrity of the voting process will be void.

PRIZES:  Three (3) prizes to be awarded as follows:

First Place Prize. One (1) First Place Prize To Be awarded. The First Place Winner will receive two (2) tickets for First Place Winner and one (1) guest to the Nationals Game scheduled to be played on September 8, 2014 (the "Final 2014 Social Fan Game"), at Nationals Park, and the opportunity to participate in an on-field batting practice viewing experience prior to the Final 2014 Social Fan Game (the "First Place Prize"). (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the First Place Prize: $300). TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM FINAL 2014 SOCIAL FAN GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.

Runner-up Prize. One (1) Runner-up Prize To Be Awarded. The Runner-up Winner will receive two (2) tickets for Runner-up Winner and one (1) guest to the Final 2014 Social Fan Game at Nationals Park, and the opportunity for Winner to deliver the lineup card prior to the Final 2014 Social Fan Game (the "Runner-up Prize"). (ARV of the Runner-up Prize: $600). TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM FINAL 2014 SOCIAL FAN GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.

Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize To Be Awarded. The Grand Prize Winner will receive two (2) tickets for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to the Final 2014 Social Fan Game at Nationals Park, and the chance for Winner to announce “Play Ball” prior to the Final 2014 Social Fan Game (the "Grand Prize," and together with the First Place Prize and the Runner-up Prize, the “Prizes”). (ARV of the Grand Prize: $600). TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM FINAL 2014 SOCIAL FAN GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.

PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME:  Forty-eight (48) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the "Required Response Time").

WINNERS' LIST: For a list of the Winners' names, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2014, to: #InstaNats Social Fan Contest c/o The Washington Nationals, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1507.

SPONSOR: Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC, Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003-1507.

HOW TO ENTER:  To enter, you must (1) have a valid, public Instagram account and be a follower of the Official Instagram Account of the Washington Nationals, and (2) submit your Entry and the Hashtags pursuant to the (a) Content Restrictions (as set forth in the Content Restrictions section below), and (b) the Instagram Terms of Use available at No other method of entry will be accepted. Only publicly viewable Instagram images containing the Hashtags will be considered valid Entries. If you do not have an Instagram account, visit or download the free Instagram application and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Instagram account. By fully completing and submitting all required information as directed you will be entered in the Contest. Participants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any Entry. All information submitted by Participants in connection with this Contest is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with,'s Terms of Use accessible at: and Privacy Policy accessible Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person and per Instagram account. In case of multiple Entries received from any person or Instagram account, only the first Entry received from such person or Instagram account will be considered. Any Entry that does not comply with the Content Restrictions or otherwise with these Official Rules will be void, eliminated and not eligible for consideration.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Delaware and West Virginia who (a) are twenty-one (21) years of age or older with a valid Instagram account and a valid email address at the time of entry, and (b) have a valid ticket to the Nationals July 19, 2014, home game as of July 18, 2014. Employees, officers and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor, the other MLB Entities (as defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a Prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or ""), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the  date of and seat locations at the Final 2014 Social Fan Game and the exact nature and duration of the batting practice viewing experience, the lineup card delivery and the “Play Ball” announcement opportunities, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to the rules and regulations of Sponsor. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with any Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting any Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE FINAL 2014 SOCIAL FAN GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. Each Winner's companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guest agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with any Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guest who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).

CONTEST ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor will be responsible for resolving any disputes and rules violations that arise in connection with the Contest. MLBAM's computer will be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.

PUBLICATION, LICENSE AND RELEASE: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each Participant: (a) agrees that his/her Entry is an original work of authorship and that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of submission or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied in the Entry to submit it for possible use as provided herein; (b) agrees that his/her Entry does not violate the Terms of Use or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (c) grants to Sponsor, MLBAM, and other MLB Entities and each of their respective designees the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from his/her Entry throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor, MLBAM, and/or other MLB Entities, as applicable, to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use and exploit the Entry via the Internet or any other interactive media, in stadium, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the participant or his/her heirs and successors, (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming or services of the MLB Entities or for any other advertising, marketing, publicizing and promotional purposes and in any materials related thereto; and/or (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever; and (d) release in perpetuity the Released Parties from any claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with the Entry, and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Nothing herein will obligate the MLB Entities to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any Entry: (i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (ii) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (iii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (iv) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (v) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (vi) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (vii) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (viii) dangerous stunts; (ix) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (x) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (xi) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (xii) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (xiii) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created. Any Entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.

NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified via Instagram and/or email by Sponsor and/or MLBAM (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through email, or other secure, private means) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive any Prize. In the event that any potential winner does not respond to such Prize Notification within the Required Response Time or fails to provide Sponsor all information necessary to receive any Prize or declines any Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible Entries. In addition, the potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. In addition, the guests may be required to execute, have notarized and return a Release of Liability, and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time. A disqualification and Prize forfeiture will result and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents, the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in the Contest, each Participant (a) accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, the Privacy Policy and Website Terms of Use; and (b) gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or its representatives for Contest administration purposes.

All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The MLB Entities, Instagram, Facebook, Apple, Inc. and each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries, for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error or malfunctions.

Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials including, but not limited, to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the Winners or the distribution of the Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of any Prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By entering the Contest, each Participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, Participant’s Entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use or misuse of any Prize (or any portion thereof) including any travel or activity related thereto.

 If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and, if terminated, to determine the Winners, if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries submitted up to the point of termination.

 Released Parties assume 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. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.


In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an Instagram account, the Winning Entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Instagram account that submitted the Entry at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person assigned to an Instagram account by Instagram.

In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participant who is disqualified due to such an action.

As a condition of entering this Contest, each Participant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in the District of Columbia before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in the District of Columbia.

Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Contest. All entry and voting data provided online is provided to MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.

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