Before participating, please read through and accept these Official Rules. If you do not accept them, you are not eligible to participate. The MarketingSherpa Email Awards 2013 (the “Promotion”), brought to you by MarketingSherpa (the “Promoter”), will be governed by these rules (the “Official Rules”). 1. ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible to participate, you must be at least 18 years of age. Employees and directors of Promoter and its licensees, advertising, promotion or production agencies and provider companies (and their respective dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate.
The Promoter and its associated companies reserve the right, at any time, to verify the eligibility of Participants. 2. PROMOTION PERIOD
The Promotion’s final entries (blog comments with lead generation page URL) are considered until Monday, October 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. The Promoter reserves the right to extend this deadline to a later date, as it deems fit. 3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The contest is open to anyone involved in email marketing – brand-side marketers, agencies and vendors, non-profits, and government agencies. THERE IS NO FEE FOR ENTRY. To enter, go to the entry submissions page at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1005677/MarketingSherpa-2013-Email-Awards
and complete the required information.
To read the official category descriptions for the Email Awards 2013 competition, please read the article “Email Awards 2013: Enter your top email campaigns to win a trip to Email Summit 2013” at http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article/miscellaneous/email-awards-2013
Participants are not required to purchase product or services to enter the Promotion.
Without limitation of the foregoing, by entering the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably agrees that Promoter will have the irrevocable right to publish the entrant’s Submission, both online and in printed material, for public viewing and comment. All entries become the property of MarketingSherpa.4. NOMINATIONS
Email campaigns will be picked from the MarketingSherpa submission. Criteria are at the sole discretion of the judges. Email campaigns will then be nominated by the MarketingSherpa judges. Email nominations are based on the following six categories:
(1) Best Email List Growth, (2) Best Email Audience Engagement, (3) Best Promotional Email or Campaign, (4) Best Personalization/Segmentation, (5) Best Triggered Email or Auto-Responder, (6) Best Email Innovation.
Nominations and winners are decided at the sole discretion of the judges. The decisions of the judges is final.5. BEST-IN-SHOW WINNER
If a nominated campaign is declared the Best-in-Show award winner, one (1) winner will receive one (“Grand Prize”) (1) Grand Prize Paid trip for two to Email Summit 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (1) entry published in a digital Special Report Email Marketing newsletter (1) entry published in a printed Special Report given to all Email Summit 2013 attendees (1) 20 copies of the printed report to distribute to colleagues and keep for your portfolio (1) Winners' trophy (1) Digital Winners' badge6. GOLD MEDAL WINNER
If a nominated campaign is declared a Gold Medal winner, this one (1) winner will receive one (“Prize”) (1) entry published in a digital Special Report given to our Email Marketing newsletter subscribers (1) entry published in a printed Special Report given to all Email Summit 2013 attendees (1) 20 copies of the printed report to distribute to colleagues and keep for your portfolio (1) Winners' trophy (1) Digital Winners' badge7. SILVER MEDAL & HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS
If a nominated campaign is declared a Silver Medal or Honorable Mention winner, this one (1) winner will receive one (the “Prize”) (1) entry published in a digital Special Report given to our Email Marketing newsletter subscribers (1) entry published in a printed Special Report given to all Email Summit 2013 attendees (1) Winners' trophy (1) Digital Winners' badge
NO PRIZE WINNER HEREUNDER SHALL BE PERMITTED TO (A) REPLACE HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OR ITEM, (B) TRANSFER OR ASSIGN HIS/HER DESIGNATED PRIZE TO ANOTHER PERSON, OR (C) REDEEM HIS/HER PRIZE FOR CASH. PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT, EXERCISABLE AT ANY TIME IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO SUBSTITUTE A PRIZE (OR PORTION THEREOF), PROVIDED THAT THE SUBSTITUTE PRIZE IS AN ITEM OF COMPARABLE OR GREATER VALUE. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY THE PROMOTER THEIR ASSOCIATED COMPANIES. ALL PRIZE DETAILS ARE AT PROMOTER’S SOLE DISCRETION. ANY COSTS AND EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AND USE NOT SPECIFIED HEREIN AS BEING PROVIDED ARE EACH WINNER’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY, INCLUDING ANY AND ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES.
In acceptance of the Prize, the winner(s) acknowledges and agrees that they may incur costs associated with the Prize, which are the entire responsibility of the winner(s). 8. DETERMINATION OF THE WINNER
The Promoter’s decision is final. The winner will need to provide within seven (7) days from notification valid contact information to the Promoter in order to redeem the Prize.
If the winner fails to contact the Promoter within seven (7) days after notification, the winner shall forfeit the Prize. In this event, the Promoter shall select another winner from the remaining eligible entries or dispose of the Prize in any way it deems fit. 9. RIGHT TO USE ANY SUBMITTED CONTENT
By submitting, and upon such submission of, any information or materials including but not limited to website, landing page, name of the company, logo, or the like, or any other material (the “Content”) to the Promoter, Participant agrees to the use, publication and other reasonable public relations activities related to the Prize and expressly grants to the Promoter a non-exclusive, royalty-free and free of charge, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, communicate to the public, make available, publish, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, and display such Content or any concept described in it throughout the world in any media, including but not limited to any product and/or service, such as a blog post or email send, without compensation, or any restrictions on use, accountability or liability, and with waiver of all rights to the extent permitted by applicable laws.