#ReadingMyAtlantic Is Back

Show us how you enjoy The Atlantic’s new December issue.

Enter our #ReadingMyAtlantic Instagram contest for a chance to win a one-year digital subscription. (Katie Martin / The Atlantic)

Our December 2019 special issue features a redesigned look and comes out on newsstands exactly 162 years to the month after our very first issue. With it, we’re introducing a new logo, our first unique typeface, and original photography and illustrations that you’ll see not only in our print magazine, but also on our website, app, and more.

The focus of this special issue is “How to Stop a Civil War,” with contributions from Adam Serwer, Jonathan Haidt, Yoni Appelbaum, Lin-Manuel Miranda, General James Mattis, Caitlin Flanagan, and others. You’ll also find essays, reports, and interviews by Megan Garber, Graeme Wood, David Frum, and Sophie Gilbert. The issue also contains the inaugural edition of Amanda Mull’s new column, called “Material World.”

To celebrate The Atlantic’s bold new design, we’re holding another round of our #ReadingMyAtlantic contest, in which you’re invited to take a photo with your new December issue, or in front of our Brooklyn mural, and share it with us.

Here’s how to enter:

Take a picture or Boomerang with a caption of you reading your copy of the December 2019 Atlantic, or in front of our mural on the corner of Kent Avenue and North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #ReadingMyAtlantic. The mural will be up until December 15, 2019. Your account will need to be public so we can see your posts. We’ll select the winners in early December. First place will receive a one-year digital subscription and an Atlantic tote bag. Second and third place will each get an Atlantic tote bag. All three winning posts will be shared from our Instagram account, so be sure to give us a follow. Make sure to post your #ReadingMyAtlantic entry before December 13, 2019, to be considered. Full contest rules can be found below.

#ReadingMyAtlantic Contest



2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the #ReadingMyAtlantic Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside or those living in the same households, whether or not related) of The Atlantic Monthly Group LLC (“Sponsor”), and its respective parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not eligible to enter or win.

3. Contest Period. The Contest will begin at 8 a.m. eastern time (“ET”) on November 13, 2019, and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 13, 2019 (the “Contest Period”).

4. How to Enter. The entry period to submit nominations will begin at 8 a.m. ET on November 13, 2019, and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 13, 2019 (the “Entry Period”). To enter, during the Entry Period, post a photo or Boomerang and caption to Instagram of the December 2019 issue of The Atlantic magazine with the hashtag #ReadingMyAtlantic. You may enter up to three photos into the contest. The authorized account holder of the Instagram account used to submit at time of entry will be considered the entrant. All photos must be the sole, original work of the entrant, or the entrant must have permission from the rights owner to enter it in the Contest. Photos should be at the highest resolution possible. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Contestants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, publish, promote, broadcast, or otherwise display or use entries in any way it sees fit without limitation or compensation to entrants. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is alleged to infringe on any third party’s intellectual-property rights, or that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for viewing by a general audience. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries. By entering, you agree to receive emails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt out of the receipt of such emails by following the directions on the Contest website or in any email received from Sponsor.

7. Winner Selection. Three (3) Winners (“Winners”) will be determined on or about December 20, 2019, as described below. Decisions of judges and Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects.

Three (3) Winners will be selected by a panel of judges (who are selected by Sponsor) from among the eligible entries based on the following criteria: (i) Photo composition (50%), (ii) creative color and light (40%), and (iii) location and caption (10%). The entrant who receives the highest scores during this judging will be selected as the Winner. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be rejudged based entirely on the “photo composition” judging criteria.

8. Prizes. One (1) first-place Winner will receive a one-year digital subscription to The Atlantic and an Atlantic tote bag. One (1) second-place Winner will receive an Atlantic tote bag. One (1) third-place Winner will receive an Atlantic tote bag. All three Winners will have their posts recognized on the Atlantic Instagram account. Winners are responsible for any additional options and for all applicable taxes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

9. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified on or about December 20, 2019, via Instagram direct message. Sponsor will contact during normal business hours. Failure to reach Winner after three tries or return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternative Winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Winner may waive his or her right to receive prize. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by Winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability, and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which must be returned as directed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in a Winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute Winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes Winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information, and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, including, without limitation the internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible Winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

10. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, nonauthorized human intervention, tampering, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before and/or after the termination date, or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.

11. Release. By entering the Contest (and, if applicable, by receipt of prize), each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Instagram and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or, for each Winner, receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

12. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged, or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest unless it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the Contest. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

13. Copyright. By entering the Contest, each entrant grants to Sponsor a nonexclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit, or otherwise use the contestant’s submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation. Each contestant further agrees that if his or her entry is selected by Sponsor as the winning entry, he or she will sign any additional license or release that Sponsor may require.

14. Choice of Law. These rules shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia. Any dispute, controversy, or other claim arising out of these rules shall be resolved in an appropriate court within the District of Columbia.

15. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

16. Sponsor, Winners List, and Official Rules. The #ReadingMyAtlantic Contest is sponsored by the Atlantic Monthly Group LLC, 600 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037 (“Sponsor”). The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of Winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. For a list of Winners (available after December 20, 2019) or a copy of these Official Rules, visit www.theatlantic.com/instagramcontest or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (Vermont residents need not affix return postage) to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), #ReadingMyAtlantic Contest, 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037. If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please contact Nesima Aberra at naberra@theatlantic.com or call 202-266-7000.