• #PBKSelfKey Contest

    New members can share a #PBKSelfKey on Twitter or Instagram and be entered for a chance to win a Phi Beta Kappa Prize bag. The contest will end June 14, after which we'll choose one winner selected at random from all eligible photos. You can learn more about the official rules and details below.


Calling all new members! Share a #PBKSelfKey and be entered for a chance to win a Phi Beta Kappa Prize bag. You can enter by:

1. Posting a photo on Twitter or Instagram showing off your certificate, Phi Beta Kappa key, stole or cords.
2. Tag Phi Beta Kappa and use #PBKSelfKey.
3. Make sure you're following Phi Beta Kappa on Twitter or Instagram.

The contest has been extended and will end June 14, after which we'll choose one winner selected at random from all eligible photos. 

Contest Rules

Prizes: A prize bag containing assorted Phi Beta Kappa merchandise and copies of the The American Scholar and Key Reporter.  

How to Enter: Those who share a photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #PBKSelfKey and tagging Phi Beta Kappa between May 1, 2018, and June 14, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. EST will be entered into the contest. Submitted photos may also be used in Phi Beta Kappa Society publicity materials. By submitting a photo to the 2018 #PBKSelfKey Contest, you will be entered and will be deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules.

Winner Selection and Verification: After the submission deadline passes, staff at The Phi Beta Kappa Society national office will select one winner in a random drawing. All prizes will be awarded. The winner will be selected by June 29, 2018, and notified by email. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been made; or he or she is found to be ineligible; or he or she does not comply with these rules, such winner will be disqualified and, if applicable, an alternate winner may be selected.

Eligibility: The contest is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. No purchase is necessary. Membership in The Phi Beta Kappa Society is required for entry in the 2018 #PBKSelfKey Contest. Employees of The Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Senate, and members of each of their immediate families are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Acceptance of Prizes: Prizes must be claimed or redeemed by August 31, 2018. All federal, state and local taxes, laws and regulations apply.

General Conditions / Release: The winner, by acceptance of the Prize, agree to release The Phi Kappa Society, its officers, directors, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and employees from any responsibility or liability in connection with any loss, accident, or death incurred in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of any prize. The Phi Beta Kappa Society does not make, nor is responsible for, a warranty or a guarantee with regards to any prize, including but not limited to a warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Phi Beta Kappa Society reserves the right to amend, revise, and interpret these rules as it sees fit.

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