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Back to School Photo Contest Winners Announced




Congrats to our winners of the WKOW Back to School Photo Contest!

1st Place: Garrison M

2nd Place: Kyler L.

3rd Place: Roman F.

Thanks for every photo entered in the contest!  There were dozens of great ones!





Ah, the first day of school. You've selected your outfit, styled your hair and now it's time to pose for pictures! WKOW wants to see your back to school pictures of your kids for a chance to win a $500 gift card to the University Book Store.

Upload your photos HERE.

Then share with your family and friends so they can vote for your back to school photo.

One vote per day.

Watch Wake Up Wisconsin to see pictures highlighted during the contest as well as to see the winners announced on Friday, September 13th.

The winner receives a $500 gift card to University Book Store. The 2nd place winner receives a Wisconsin Sphere Chair. The 3rd place winner receives a JanSport Duffel Bag.



Official Contest Rules:

No purchase necessary. One valid entry per contestant. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest or the parent of the entrant under 18 years of age.

Photos submitted must be your property.

Contest entries accepted August 21-September 11, 2013. Contest Voting is enabled August 21-September 11, 2013.

The Top 3 Back to School photo's will be chosen based on the number of votes received based on entries which correctly followed all the directions for entry, with WKOW having the final decision. The three winners will be required to supply the following information to the station: name, current address, current telephone number and email address.

You do not have to register with UPICKEM to Vote. Only 1 Vote per person per day is allowed.

The winners will be announced during Wake Up Wisconsin on Friday, September 13, 2013.

Prizes are awarded to the Parent that submits the photo if the entrant is under 18 years of age. Grand prize winner receives: a $500 gift card to University Book Store. Second place prize is: WI Sphere Chair valued at $59.99. Third place prize is: JanSport 30" Duffel Bag valued at $51.99.

Top three winners will be notified by email or phone call. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If Upickem or its affiliates cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Only nominees who are available to be interviewed are eligible to win. 

Upickem and its affiliates reserve the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value.

Affiliates reserve the right to restrict the local winners to only persons whose primary residence is within a 60 mile radius of the affiliate's' office.

Employees of Upickem, WKOW and its affiliates, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.

Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest. 

Entrants further grant to Upickem and its affiliates the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.

Upickem and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.


The Contest and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, Upickem, Inc., and/or its affiliates. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.


Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

Upickem and its affiliates are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.


All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail and/or phone call notification. 

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received. No cash substitutions permitted. Prize is non-transferable.


WKOW will conduct the contest and WKOW will be the final judge on all matters related to this contest. The judges' decisions are final, binding and conclusive on all matters. By entering this contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges relative to the contest.

Upickem and its affiliates reserve the right to change the rules at any time. 

WKOW requires winners to come to WKOW at 5727 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 53719 weekdays between the hours of 8am-5pm to claim their prize. Winners must sign a liability release, publicity release and accept or decline release. Prizes cannot be mailed.

Winners are not eligible to win another contest with WKOW for 30 days after winning. 

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