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Contest Terms & Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the “Visit Cyprus – Heartland of Legends Contest (“Contest”) run by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. By participating in the Contest, each Participant unconditionally accepts and agrees to these Terms and Conditions, including our exclusion of all liability.


1.1. The Contest is open to all permanent residents of the Republic of Cyprus except employees of Deputy Ministry of Tourism and their families, and any other person associated with the specific campaign.

1.2 The Contest is conducted through the Instagram Account of the Organizer, specifically on the page

1.3. The Contest will commence at 09:00 AM EEST on 28 April 2023 and all entries must be received by 00:00 AM EEST on 7 May 2023.

  1. ENTRY

2.1. To participate in the Contest that will take place via Instagram, Participants must follow the Visit Cyprus Instagram account, post under the contest a comment that correctly answers the question How many colors does the Heartland of Legends logo have? and tag three friends.

Valid entries are considered those that follow the instructions of participation, as stated in the announcement of the Contest, and fall within the period of validity of the contest as it is stated in the announcement.

2.2. In order to participate in the Contest, the purchase of any products or services is not required. Upon completion of the above procedure, the submission of participation in the Contest is completed. The submission of participation in the Contest is sole responsibility of the Participants.

2.3. The Organizer may cancel, at its absolute discretion, any participation that is product of illegal technical influence or in general fraud or unlawful interference of the participant or a third party. Each Participant in the Contest must act legally, in accordance with the good and transactional ethics and in accordance with the terms of use of the Account. In particular, content that is inappropriate (such as obscene, offensive, defamatory or infringing on personal data, intellectual property rights of third parties, etc.) is strictly prohibited, and it is at the Discretion of the Organizer to reject content that it deems appropriate. Participants who display such content will be liable for any damages caused to the Organizer. Participation in the Contest requires access to the internet through their own technical means.

2.4. Each person can participate unlimited times.

2.5. This Contest is not sponsored or conducted by Instagram, nor is it affiliated with them in any way.

2.6. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel entries if the participants do not meet the terms and conditions. Participants must act legally and within the framework of users and business ethics. Any action or behavior of a participant is deemed illegal or abusive or unconventional then the Organizer has the right without any other to exclude him/her completely from the contest, even to cancel the prize. The Organizing Company will intervene as soon as possible in order to expel from the contest those who commit any illegal abuse or contrary to good morals. Participants are solely responsible for the content they submit or distribute through the Website in any way.



3.1. A draw will be held on 08/05/2023 to announce the winners. The draw will feature ten (10) winners that will win a €100 Gift Vouchers to stay at agrotourism establishments, two hundred (200) winners that will get a branded Heartland of Legends apron and two hundred (200) winners that will get a branded Heartland of Legends 2-piece set of coffee cups. Entries submitted within the time limits of the Contest are considered valid. If for any reason it is not possible to conduct the aforementioned draw on the aforementioned day and time, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism reserves the right to change that day and time.

3.2. The usernames/handles of all the winners will be published by tag in the comments of a new post on 09/05/23 at 17:30 from Visit Cyprus’s Instagram account, and the winners will be invited to send a direct message to Visit Cyprus’s Instagram account, in order to arrange the receipt of their prize. The Organizer will only personally contact the 10 winners of the €100 vouchers to inform them.

3.3. The communication with the winners will be done within a period of seventy two (72) hours from the conduct of the draw. In case one of the winners does not respond to the communication or states that he does not wish to receive his prize, the Organizer is released from any obligation towards the specific winner and the Prize will be passed to the first runner-up (alternate) and so on. Each winner is required to respond within two (2) weeks of being notified.

3.4. The Organizer does not bear any responsibility in case of any fruitless attempt to communicate with the winner or alternate (indicatively mentioned and not restrictive for reasons for example if failed to receive his Prize) and reserve the right to return the Prize to the alternates or even cancel it.


4.1. The Deputy Ministry of Tourism, in the context of the Contest has planned to give:

  • 10 x €100 Gift Vouchers to stay at agrotourism establishments
  • 200 branded Heartland of Legends apron
  • 200 branded Heartland of Legends 2-piece set of coffee cups

Upon receipt of the prize, a valid identification document can be requested for each winner.

4.2. The prizes are personal, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-exchangeable for other gifts or cash.


5.1. If a winner does not send a direct message to the Deputy Ministry of Tourism within two (2) weeks of being tagged on a post on the Deputy Ministry of Tourism’s Instagram account (@visitcypruscom), then the winner’s prize will be forfeited, and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus shall be entitled to select another winner.


6.1. With the acceptance of the contest gift, the winner allows the Deputy Ministry of Tourism to publish their name, age, town of residence, and face through the promotion or activity of the contest in the mass media and with public relations. This activity is not restricted by using only their name, but can also contain the use of an image, in the form of a photograph or film.

6.2. Participation in the contest presupposes unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions and implies the consequent waiver of any relevant claim against the organizing company.

6.3. Any dispute arising in connection with the contest shall be settled by the competent courts of the Republic of Cyprus.

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