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Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013

Steven Miller

by , Manager, External Affairs

Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013

This year, I’ve shared several stories about new Disney ear hats as part of our “Year of the Ear” celebration. These iconic hats are a great way to show off your Disney Side while visiting Disney Parks. Our partners at Disney.com recently launched a sweepstakes that invites guests to show their ear hats. Now through December 20, 2013, you can enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes by uploading a photo of yourself in a Disney ear hat to Disney.com/ShowYourEars.
Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013

One Grand Prize winner of the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes will receive a 5-day / 4-night stay at either the Disneyland Resort or the Walt Disney World Resort! Five First Prize winners will receive a $100 Disney Store shop card. If you don’t have an ear hat, no worries! You can print out and make your own, or read the Official Rules for alternate methods of entry. Of course, if you need some inspiration, I found a few recently release hats at Disney Parks that you may enjoy.

Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013 Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013

You may recall an article from summer 2012 where I gave you a look at then new resin ear hat holiday ornaments. The headwear team used artwork from those ornaments to create much larger, wearable versions. The images above give a side by side comparison of the original holiday ornaments and their ear hat counterparts (I feel like I’m on the stage of “Honey I Shrunk the Audience.”)
Enter the Show Your Ears Sweepstakes on Disney.com Now Through December 20, 2013

I think my favorite hats include the Queen from Walt Disney’s “Snow White and Seven Dwarfs” and the Chip ‘n’ Dale hat. The latter is actually just one hat that has Chip on one side and Dale on the other.

These hats were recently released in select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. You may also find select hats on the Disney Parks online store.

The Show Your Ears Sweepstakes runs through December 20, 2013, so Show Your Ears today!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to persons of all ages, who are, as of entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 United States, D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec). Entries must be received between 12:00 PM (PST) on 11/21/13 and 11:59:59 PM (PST) on 12/20/13. Click here for Official Rules and details on alternate method of entry. Many Will Enter. Few Will Win.


  • I submitted my picture and it said that it was received. It never showed up in the gallery and i never received any e-mail or anything. Can I be assured that my picture was submitted into the sweepstakes? Also, were we supposed to receive consent forms or anything, because I did not.

  • I am also having the same problem as Suzanne. “I can’t post the photo from a Mac. I tried Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox, but when I try to log in, it keeps looping between “Sign In” and “Sign Up” for these newsletters.” Is there some other way I can enter before the deadline? Thanks for the help.

  • Hi!! I love this post!! I`m from Argentina and I have ears hat! Can I participate? Thank you so much!

    • @Maria – Glad you liked the article. According to the official sweepstakes rules (page 3), there are some limitations regarding who can participate. Sorry that I don’t have better news for you.

      “To be eligible for this Sweepstakes, at the time of entering you: [1] must be a legal resident of, and physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec) (‘Territory’);”

  • I cannot log on either. It keeps going back to sign in or sign up no matter what I do. Thought I would try going through this site but cant do it.

    • @Deborah – I have shared your comment with the Disney.com team. I will follow up once I have a response. I’m sorry to hear of your challenge accessing the site.

  • I am not able to see my photo. I received an email confirmation that my photo upload was complete. Once I am in the gallery I don’t see anything. Tried twice with different photo thinking the first one was too heavy and again I received a second confirmation email .. and nothing

    • @Paula – Thank you for entering the sweepstakes. If you received a confirmation, then it would appear you have done it correctly. I spoke with the Disney.com team who said that images don’t automatically appear in the gallery. They periodically update the gallery but not all of the images may appear in that area.

  • How are the winners determined?

    • @Candace – According to page 8-9 of the official rules which can be found on on the Disney.com/ShowYourEars website:

      “PROCEDURES: All Entries must be received during the Entry Period. On or about, December 30, 2013 in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator, the potential winners will be selected from among all eligible Entries received. The decision of the Administrator shall be final and binding. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received.”

  • I have been trying for weeks to enter and have the same issue as Suzanne and Patricia. I have tried on 2 different PCs with Internet Explorer and Chrome, and on my iPhone and iPad with Safari. It always loops back to the newsletter page. I’ve cleared my cache, but it always does the same thing. Very frustrating!

    • @Megan – I’m sorry to hear of your continued challenges. I gave my Disney.com partners a heads up about your comment. I will follow up once I have a response.

  • This sounds like a fun contest! Thank you, Steven! I listed my daughter’s name & age on my entry. Hope that’s the way to do it. 🙂

    • @Jean – Thank you for entering. I believe that sounds correct to me.

  • The examples on the website show photos with more than one person in them, but the rules say one person per photo. Is there a reason why there can’t be more than one? Ears were a HUGE part of my fiance’s and mine engagement!

    • @Bryn – Thank you for your question. I spoke with my contacts who explained that due to the legal terms and conditions of the contest related to image consent, we can only accept photos of individuals.

      The images of the stars showing their ears was used as a source of inspiration and aren’t part of contest entries. If you scroll down to “Photo Gallery” you will see that images with only individuals are being featured.

      I invite you both to submit individual photos to the contest. Most importantly, congratulations on your engagement. I wish you many happy years together filled with love and pixie dust, of course. 🙂

  • Steven!!!! There you go again sharing pictures of awesome merchandise that tempts the truest of Disney fans (that would be me, BTW). I know this post is about the contest, which, of course, I am entering, however, I would LOVE if you would share a SKU number for that Ariel ear hat. I’ve not seen it on the Disney Store site yet and would like to order it. Thanks a bunch!

    • @Stefanie – Glad you liked the story. Here is the item number for the Ariel hat: 400007694194.

  • I also cannot post a photo but from a PC. I have tried from my laptop at home and PC at work. It loops on the same as Suzanne. I have tried Firefox, Explorer, and Chrome.

    • @Patricia – I’ve contacted the Disney.com team with your concern. Their techs are looking into the challenge. I’ve not encountered the same issue on either a PC or a MAC. Have you tried possibly clearing your cache in your internet browsers? I’m unsure if that may help but it’s the first thing that came to my mind.

  • I know the rules said only one person in photo… Can the Disney characters from the park be in picture with you?

    • @Maria – Yes, Disney characters can be included in the photo.

  • Awesome! Thank you, Steven. 😀

  • Year or the Ear?!?!? LOVE IT! Finally, I’ll be there during a celebration theme I LOVE. <3 Of course, it'll still be year till I get there, but I'll get my "ear" on!

  • Does it need to be a hat? Or can it be the headband ears? 🙂

    • @Grace – You can submit a photo wearing headband ears.

  • Fun!! Do they have to be Mickey, Minnie, or Oswald ear hats? I have a Pirate Princess ear hat; am I able to use that?

    • @Dinah – They can be any Disney hat with ears including Oswald the Lucky Rabbit or your Pirate Princess hat. I know that we’ve created a few unique hats in recent years.

  • I can’t post the photo from a Mac? I tried Safari and Firefox, but when I try to log in, it keeps looping between “Sign In” and “Sign Up” for these newsletters.

    • @Suzanne – I’m sorry to hear you are having a challenge. I’ve contacted the Disney.com team and will follow up once I have a response.

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