My Summer Essentials: The Photo Contest

Show us photographs of your various themed Summer Essentials and you could win a share in the N500,000 Prize Money. See all the juicy details below.

Post photos of your themed hot picks and essentials for this summer to your Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram and you could be one of 3 people who will win a shared total of N50,000 weekly and a grand prize of N100,000 at the Grand Finale of the #MySummerEssentials Photo Contest!

Whether you are taking a vacation, going to the beach or attending the biggest concert this summer, there are a few items you wouldn’t leave home without and we recognize your GTBank card is one of them, yeah?! Post a photo of a few of these items and you could win yourself some cool shopping money. Follow the simple guidelines below.

Every Tuesday for 8 weeks, we will provide you a theme-of-the-week here and on all our social media platforms.

1. Make sure you are following us.
2. Share/ReTweet/Repost our theme-of-the-week to your page.
3. Submit your entry on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by sharing a photo of your Summer Essentials keeping to the stipulated theme-of-the-week.
4. Use the hashtag #MySummerEssentials and tag @gtbank in your submission.

We will repost our favourite photos to enter the gallery for voting weekly. Contestants at this stage qualify to win MarketHub Shopping Vouchers worth

  • N25,000 for 1st place winner
  • N15,000 for 2nd place winner
  • N10,000 for 3rd place winner

The 1st place winners each week will be shortlisted for the grand finale at the end of the contest. The winner will walk away with N100,000!

1. Eligibility:

The GTBank Summer for Adventure Contest (the “Contest”) is only open to participants with valid Instagram, Twitter or Facebook accounts (“Participants” or “you” or “your”) who, if selected as winners, are able to receive their prizes within the regions to which the merchants featured on the SME MarketHub ( deliver their services. Employees of Guaranty Trust Bank plc (“GTBank” or “us”) and the merchants featured on the SME MarketHub as well as immediate family members of such employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

2. Sponsor:

The Contest is sponsored by GTBank (the “Sponsor”), whose head office is located at Plot 635 Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or any other social media website or platform on which it may appear. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Contest should be directed to the Sponsor.

3. Agreement to Official Rules:

By entering the Contest, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules (as may be amended, supplemented or novated) and (b) the Sponsor’s decisions regarding the Contest, which are final and binding on all Participants. Winning a prize is contingent upon each participant meeting all the eligibility criteria, fulfilling all the requirements and complying with all the conditions set forth herein and as may be determined by the Sponsor from time to time.

4. How to Enter:

(a) Follow us on Instagram, Twitter,and/or Facebook
(b) Take a picture of your summer essentials in line with our stipulated theme-of-the-week. Tip: You must also include your GTBank Mastercard in the picture.
(c) Upload your photo on your Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account using the hashtag #MySummerEssentials and tagging/mentioning @gtbank.

Only nominations received between 12:00 pm GMT+1 on Tuesdays and 4.00pm GMT+1 on Thursdays will be eligible. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

5. Voting:

Weekly entries which are valid will be uploaded to for the general public to vote. These votes amount to 50% of contestants’ scores, while in-house judges decide the other 50%. A total of these decide the final scores weekly.

In-house judges score entries using the following criteria:

– Aesthetics
– Technique & Composition
– Creativity & Originality
– Theme accuracy
– Adherence to rules/direction
– (Compulsory) placement of a GTBank card in the photo.

The 8 weekly winners will compete for the Grand Prize of N100,000 in the Grand Finale. The winner of the Grand Finale will be selected entirely by voting. Votes will be accepted through and our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. The contestant with the highest number of cumulative votes within the stipulated time wins.

6. Shortlisting:

The sponsor reserves the right to shortlist entries at its sole discretion. Entries will not be shortlisted or may be disqualified if they:

– Are blurry or dark
– Lack originality
– Are photo manipulated
– Showcase unidentifiable items
– Are not aesthetically appealing
– Advertise other brands prominently
– Display contraband items such as alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, etc
– Showcase profanity, nudity or any form of unacceptable imagery
– Are made up of a collage of several images
– Are not the contestant’s original creation
– Are submitted from a social media account with little or no regular activity
– Employ unethical means to garner votes
– Do not showcase a GTBank card
– Contravene any of the other Terms and Conditions displayed above



 Week 1: The Beach  Winner: Isaiah Yerima
 Week 2: The Village  Winner: Aliyu Abubakar
 Week 3: A Concert  Winner: Olawunmi Babalola
 Week 4: Fashion Show  Winner: Atinuke_Ensemble
 Week 5: Camping  Winner: Dheekhay
 Week 6: Sports Game  Winner: ebiti08
 Week 7: Picnic  Winner: Lizzlouis
 Week 8: Colour Orange  Winner: Kayleb_Banks
 Week 9: Grand Finale  Winner: Atinuke Akinpelu