Official Rules

The 23rd Annual Webby Awards


1. Eligibility:

This sweepstakes is open only to persons who have entered The 23rd Annual Webby Awards, or who have had work entered on their behalf by a colleague or other official party. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of Sponsor or of its affiliates, advertising agencies, promotional agencies, web design agencies or judging agencies are not eligible; also ineligible are immediate family members of any such employee, contractor, director or officer and persons living in the same household of any such employee, contractor, director or officer.

2. Sweepstakes Period:

This sweepstakes begins on September 12th, 2018 at the time that the 23rd Annual Webby Awards entry period opens, and will reset in 2-week cycles, closing subject to the heretofore announced entry deadlines, no later than February 8th, 2019.

3. How to Enter:

To enter, tweet about entering the #Webbys. By completing the Entry Form and entering this sweepstakes, you will be providing information to the sweepstakes Sponsor.

4. Conditions of Entry:

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. You also consent to the use of your name and/or likeness by Sponsor and its affiliates for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Neither the Sponsor, its affiliates, agencies or consultants nor any telephone network or service provider is/are responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete transcription of entry information; for lost, stolen, late, or misdirected entries; for destruction or alteration of entries; for unauthorized access to entries; or for any human error, technical malfunction, delay in operation or transmission, lost data, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, communications line failure, computer equipment malfunction, software malfunction, inability to access any Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction.

5. Prize:

(1) “celebratory” mystery prize will be awarded to each of up to (10) winners. Approximate retail value of each prize package will vary, up to $50. Actual value may vary based on various factors, including fluctuations in price and shipping or delivery. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Any and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

6. Winner Selection:

Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible tweets containing the #TotesWebbys hashtag. The drawing will take place on or about the close of each 2-week entry cycle, or at a time subject to the number of new entrants and the Sponsor’s discretion, and will be conducted by Sponsor or by an independent administrator. Potential winner will be contacted via email or Twitter notification and must respond within (2) days, at which time potential winner’s address will be confirmed. Potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability/Publicity Release within (3) days of attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period will result in disqualification and awarding of the prize to an alternate entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any potential winner. If potential winner is unwilling or unable accept the prize, or has otherwise been disqualified or found to be ineligible, he/she will forfeit any and all rights to the prize, in which event the Sponsor may choose to draw up to two alternate potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If potential winner is determined to have satisfied all eligibility and other requirements, he/she will be declared the winner. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for an incorrect e-mail address, bounced-back e-mail messages, mechanical or technical failure of any kind, or lost, late or misdirected e-mail. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable by e-mail will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner.

This sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited. Entrants hereby agree that Sponsor, its consultants, agencies and employees shall not be liable for any injury, loss or damage of any kind (including but not limited to damage to computer equipment) resulting from participation in this sweepstakes, downloading, or the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner of any prize or the distribution of any prize. If for any reason this sweepstakes is incapable of running as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, strike, act of God, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without obligation or prior notice, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may conduct a drawing to award the prize using all eligible entries received as of the time of cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or any other aspect of the sweepstakes.

8. Winner’s Name:

You may obtain the winners’ names by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage) to: Winners’ List, The Webby Awards Sweepstakes, 22 West 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Requests received more than 60 days after the end of the sweepstakes will not be honored.

9. Copy of Official Rules:

For a copy of these Official Rules, visit Entrants are encouraged to print a copy of these Official Rules for future reference. Alternatively, a copy of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope (residents of VT and WA may omit return postage) to: Sweepstakes Rules, The Webby Awards Sweepstakes, 22 West 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010.

SPONSOR: This sweepstakes is sponsored by Recognition Media, LLC d/b/a The Webby Awards, 22 W. 21st Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010.