Context extended through October, 27, 2023!


To enter the contest:

  • Open to all adults (18+) in New Hampshire who currently use or formerly have used tobacco products (including smoking, vaping, chewing tobacco).
  • Format can be a written or typed letter to yourself, an audio recording, or a video. Photos also welcome to accompany your letter or audio file.
  • Submissions will be open through September 30, 2023.
  • Winners will be determined by a panel of tobacco cessation and marketing experts from New Hampshire

No purchase is necessary to enter or to win. A purchase, contribution, or payment of any kind will not increase a participant’s chances of winning. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Each participant must understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram.

The Sponsor of this contest is JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 501 South St, Bow, NH 03304.

The Dear Me: I’m Ready contest is offered only to individuals who are legal residents of New Hampshire with a New Hampshire mailing address and are aged 18 years of older at the time of actual entry submission in accordance with these Official Rules (referred to as the “Entrant”). Participants are required to have an email address to enter.


By participating, participants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules, and they represent and warrant that they meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

The Contest begins on June 15, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST through October 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST (the “Contest Period”). At the end of the Contest, up to three (3) prizes will be awarded to the winners, by November 15, 2023. See the Prizes section for more details.

To enter the contest, each participant must submit their story through the online form found at or by emailing Submissions can be in video format, Each participant may submit as many entries as they like as long as each entry is different and comply with the Contest Rules. Each participant may use any editing software to edit video or audio submissions, as long as they don’t incorporate elements that are not their own work. Each submission will be counted as one (1) “Entry” and is subject to the requirements outlined below.

Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries must be the original work of the participant, not previously published, and not in violation of any copyright, trademark, publicity right, privacy right or any other right of any third party. All Entries must be complete and received before the end of the Contest Period to be eligible to win. Photo entries may not include non-participants who have not consented to their inclusion in the contest. Entries may only be submitted by a single individual; group submissions are not permissible.

The Sponsor will select up to three (3) winners.

After October 27, 2023, the winners will be notified by Instagram comment OR email and receive a private Instagram message OR email with instructions for claiming the prize. Winners will be required to provide his or her full name, mailing address, and consent to participate within fifteen (15) days of the date of notification; otherwise, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected based on the same criteria described above.

Sponsor is not responsible for a winner’s failure to receive notices or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the winner cannot be reached after reasonable efforts have been exerted, or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, such winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.

At the end of the Contest Period, up to three (3) winners will be selected to receive prizes of $250 each, delivered as electronic gift cards.

If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online participant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Instagram account or email that made the winning submission. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

To the extent permitted by law, participation in the Contest constitutes all participants’ irrevocable consent and release to Sponsor and its affiliates to use, record, reproduce, publish, display, perform and translate: the name, likeness, voice, quotations, biographical information and any content submitted by a participant, including without limitation any photograph or recording, for promotional purposes in any form, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, and/or for any other commercial or non-commercial corporate purpose.

Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any computer, technical or human error of any kind including typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Contest. All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible.

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend part or all of this Contest at any time without notice and for any reason, including but not limited to, destruction of the integrity of the Contest by fraud, misconduct or technical failures, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupt or impair the administration, security, or integrity of the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify participants who violate these Official Rules or interfere with this Contest in any manner. If a participant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the participant’s eligibility to participate in the Contest.

For a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 501 South St, Bow, NH 03304 no later than 90 days after the end of the Contest [October 27, 2023].