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Show us what makes your community feel like home for a chance to win up to $600!

We’re thrilled to welcome Austin and Dallas, Texas into the Equity family! There’s no place like Texas, but what makes it feel like home? Show off what makes your apartment, community, or neighborhood feel like home. Whether it’s your cozy dining nook, neighbors that have become friends, or your daily walk to the local coffee shop, snap a photo (or video!) of it and share it with us for a chance to win up to $600! To enter, upload a photo or reel to Instagram, include #TexasLivingWithEquity, tag your community Instagram name and @EquityRes in the caption.

At the end of the contest period, our favorites from Austin and Dallas will win $500 each and our favorite Instagram reel published has the opportunity to win $600.

Limit 1 entry per resident. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Terms and conditions apply.

**We have extended the deadline to enter the #TexasLivingWithEquity Instagram Contest to January 8, 2023.**

Official Rules

How To Enter: 

Upload a photo or video to Instagram. Entries must contain the hashtag #TexasLivingWithEquity and must tag your community Instagram page and @EquityRes in the photo/reel or in the caption. (Example caption: “This is my view from @username #TexasLivingWithEquity”)

Community Instagram Usernames/Handles:


  • 1 top prize winner from the Austin metro ($500 check)
  • 1 top prize winner from the Dallas metro ($500 check)
  • 1 top prize winner from Austin or Dallas for the best Instagram Reel ($600 check)

Judging Criteria: 

  • 70% Fit to the contest theme and creativity
  • 30% photo or video quality

Entry Requirements:

  • The post must be visible to the public and include:
    • The hashtag #TexasLivingWithEquity in the caption or text
    • Tag the community username Instagram username in the photo/video or caption
    • Tag @EquityRes in the photo/video or caption.
  • File type must be uploadable to Instagram and must adhere to Instagram’s terms of use.
  • Photo must be taken by the participant and previously unpublished.
  • Post must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of another, including but not limited to, privacy, publicity, intellectual property rights, or copyright infringement.
  • Post must not contain brand names or trademarks.
  • Post must not contain or display any personal identification such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses, or street addresses.
  • Post must not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead.
  • Post must not communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which we wish to associate.
  • Post must not violate any law.

Winner Selection:

  • Top prize winners will be selected by the company, in its sole discretion, based on the aesthetic quality of the photo, as well as its representation of the community and the Equity Residential brand.
  • One prize maximum per entrant.
  • All winners will be announced on or around January 13, 2022.
  • Winners will be notified via direct message. Instructions to verify residency may be included. 

Contest Rules:

  • All photos or videos must be posted between December 1, 2022 and January 8, 2023.
  • Equity Residential reserves the right to reject any submission that contains inappropriate content, is missing requirements, or is not posted by the deadline.
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Each participant is eligible for one prize.
  • Equity Residential may request the rights to the photos for its internal and external marketing efforts and specifically reserves the right to edit or re-format photos in connection with such marketing needs. We may request the original files of your submission 
  • Winners are responsible for all federal, state or local taxes and must complete all necessary tax documentation to redeem prizes.
  • Winners must be current residents in good standing at an Equity Residential community in Austin, Texas or Dallas, Texas.
  • Equity Residential employees and their family members are not qualified to win prizes.
  • No purchase is necessary to win.
  • By participating in this contest, all participants release Equity Residential, Instagram, any other organizations affiliated with the contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, successors and assign from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising from participants participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.