Minnesota Monthly's Hidden Gems Instagram Contest

We’re sharing our favorite Minnesota hidden gems in the November issue of Minnesota Monthly, but we know there are so many more great secret spots! That’s why we want you to share with us your favorite hidden gems!

Join our Instagram contest and show us photos of your favorite secret spots to eat out, rock out, or just hang out. By sharing your ideas with us, you will be entered to win four tickets to the 20th annual Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience and have your photos featured on our website! See rules below.


  • Follow our Instagram handle, @mnmomag
  • Take an Instagram photo of your favorite Minnesota hidden gems. We always love seeing you in the photo!
  • Include @mnmomag and #mnmohiddengems in the caption of your Instagram photo.
  • Please note that your photos must be public for us to see them! 
  • Every time you submit a photo, you’ll receive an additional entry into a drawing to win four tickets to the 20th annual Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience. The winner will be selected at random.
  • Your photos will be featured on the mnmo.com/hiddengems landing page.
  • The contest will run from October 12-31, 2013.


  • Contest winners must follow our Instagram handle.
  • Winners must be 21 years of age or older and a valid US citizen.
  • Participants understand that if they use the hashtag, #mnmohiddengems, we might use their photos in our social media marketing.
  • For each photo that participants submit with the #mnmohiddengems hashtag and @mnmomag Instagram handle, he or she will get an extra entry into the drawing to win the grand prize.
  • A winner will be randomly selected on November 1, 2013 and notified through Instagram. The winner has seven days from the original notification to respond to the email. If a winner has not claimed their prize after seven days of the original notification, they forfeit the prize and another winner will be selected at random.