Instructions and Guidelines for Creepiest Scorpion Encounter Contest

Do you have a spine-chilling story about a scorpion seen in or around your home or office? The owners of Bug & Weed Mart want to hear it!

Send us the details about your creepy encounter and you could win $1,000 in cash!  To win, all you need is a brief written description of your story (250 words or less), and an original photo or video. The photo or video can provide an up-close look at the actual scorpion, a theatrical reenactment of the encounter, or a retelling of your creepy story. Creativity is encouraged!

To enter:

Email your submissions to by or before midnight June 25, 2014. The written description should be typed in the body of the email, and include your photo or video. Video should be a link, and photos can be embedded or attached to the email.

Once the submission is received, Bug & Weed Mart will review and upload entries to Facebook and Twitter.  Bug & Weed Mart will email a confirmation with the link to the social media posts. Participants are then encouraged to share with friends. The entries with the most likes/retweets will be selected as finalists.

Finalists will be reviewed by Bug & Weed Mart experts, including owners Jim and Joe LaBrie. Final winner will be awarded $1,000.

Please review the official contest guidelines before entering.


By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.


The Contest is open to Maricopa County residents only, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Employees of landscaping or pest control companies are not eligible to enter. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.


The Contest begins June 1, 2014 and ends June 25, 2014. All entries (submissions) must be received on or before June 25. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the contest at its sole discretion.


Each entrant must submit a.) a written description of the scorpion encounter (250 words or less) and b.) an original photo or video of the scorpion or an explanation/reenactment of the encounter. Submissions must be emailed to Only one submission allowed per person.


All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be reviewed and uploaded to Facebook and Twitter. The entries with the most likes/retweets will be selected as finalists. Finalists will be reviewed by a panel of pest control expert judges. Winner will be the entrant determined by the judges to have the creepiest and most unique scorpion experience. Winner will be announced and personally contacted the week of June 30.


Final winner will be awarded $1,000 cash


Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting of these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes without notice.


By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.


This contest is sponsored by:

Bug and Weed Mart

Any questions regarding this contest should be directed to Creepiest Scorpion Contest at