April 11 note: We are no longer accepting entries to the contest as of midnight Sunday, April 10th, but we encourage you to keep on creating new ones! Post them with the #PePcon hashtag and we’ll do something fun with them at PePcon San Diego.  We’ll announce the winner in a few days here and on our Facebook page.

Who’s the superhero of all things design and publishing in your office? You are! Okay, maybe not all things, but we’re sure that everyone, including you, has at least one superhero-like power: finding typos, choosing color palettes, writing headlines, making animations, designing pull-quotes — you get the idea.

To Enter the Contest: Post a photo of YOU showing off your PePcon-related superhero power, along with your superhero name (e.g., “Professor Pull-quote”), on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. Be sure:

  • Your superhero selfie includes your face, even if it’s obscured by a mask or make-up
  • You include your superhero name in the image or text message
  • You include the #PePcon hashtag in the text message
  • Your post’s privacy level is set to “Public”
  • Your entry is published by midnight US Central time, April 10, 2016

You may dress up as the superhero and post that picture as is, and/or you can take a selfie and then use any software or app to dress up the photo with superhero regalia like a cape, crown, and so on, before you post. Feel free to use fun apps like Pixelsquid, Super Power Fx, Super Photo Editor, and Super Power Photo Fx to easily add superhero stuff to your picture. And don’t forget to include your superhero name!

This will be a random drawing. Entries will not be judged on creativity or execution — as much as we love to see your creative side, we understand hectic schedules! Use whatever works. The more you post, the more you increase your chances of winning.

THE PRIZE: The winner receives a complimentary 2-day pass to PePcon 2016 in San Diego, California, June 5–8 (a $1050 value)! Your pass includes breakfast and lunch both days, all conference sessions, attendee swag bag, access to the evening events (Networking Party, IgnIte InDesign, CreativeWow) and eligibility for the thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes awarded at the end of the show. (Travel/lodging is on your own.)

All the Nitty Gritty Details

SPONSOR: Sponsor is Creative Publishing Network, 4122 N. Lawndale Ave, Chicago, IL  60618,, USA (“Sponsor” or “CPN”).

TERM: The 2016 PePcon/CreativePro Conference Photo Contest begins March 21, 2016 at 8:00:00 a.m. US Central Standard Time and ends April 11, 2015, 11:59:00 a.m. US Central Standard Time (“CST”) (the “Contest”). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules. This is NOT a skill-based contest and chance is the only determination of winners.

WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Employees of CPN, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible.

HOW TO ENTER: Each Entry consists of a superhero-like selfie posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter during the contest term that includes the hashtag #pepcon.

The photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the Contest entrant. By entering the Contest, entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.

The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

RELEASES: If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence the signature of a parent or legal guardian may be required to sign a release.

Upon Sponsor’s request, each entrant must be prepared to provide (within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of Sponsor’s request) a signed release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification at any time during the Contest and selection of an alternate winner.

CONTEST PRIZES: The First Place winner will each receive a complimentary 2-day pass to PePcon 2016 in San Diego (value USD $1050), and his/her winning photograph may be published in the PePcon attendee handout, an article on InDesignSecrets.com and/or featured on our social media channels. The prize does not include air transportation or hotel accommodation. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available. Winner will need to complete and submit a W9 before prize is delivered. Winner may have to declare the value of the winnings on their taxes.


No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted.

LICENSE: By entering the Contest, all entrants grant an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to Authorized Parties, to reproduce, distribute, display entries in connection with the Contest and promotion of the Contest, in any media now or hereafter known, including, but not limited to: publication in the conference attendee handout; future social media posts; publication in the InDesign Magazine or online highlighting entries or winners of the Contest. Display or publication of any entry on an Authorized Party’s website does not indicate the entrant will be selected as a winner. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to Authorized Parties the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants, or choose not to do so, at their sole discretion. Authorized Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this Contest, all entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless CPN and its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in this Contest or any Contest-related activities and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder.

CONDITIONS: By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) if the entrant wins that Sponsor may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Contest or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the “Contest Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

RIGHT TO CANCEL OR SUSPEND CONTEST: If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, CPN reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

WINNERS LIST: Entrants are responsible for complying with these Official Rules. The Winner’s name will be announced on Facebook on the PePcon page at http://pepcon.wpengine.com on April 11, 2016.