Wonkette Contest Rules


Contest Rules

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all Wonkette Media readers, the following are the official rules for all contests on Wonkette Media websites.


All winners must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted.

1. Entering Contests and Choosing and Contacting Winners

Winners of random email contests will be chosen at random from emails received.

Entrants must send entries using the correct contest entry email address, subject line, and any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement. Wonkette Media is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or emails sent but not received by Wonkette Media for any reason, as potential contest winners.

Winners of all contests will be contacted at the “sender” email address used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. Wonkette Media will mail the contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email, and in the event the prize is admission to an event, the winner may be required to appear in person at the venue in order to receive the tickets.

Only one entry per email address used to send the email will be considered for contest entry, unless multiple entries are specifically allowed in the contest posting. Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, no person may enter any contest more than once using multiple email addresses.

Claiming of prizes requires an email response to Wonkette Media from the winning sender email address within 30 days of being notified of winning at the email address used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Wonkette Media is not required to award elsewhere any prizes

forfeited by the chosen winner(s).

2. Submission of photo, text or other content for Contests

Entries selected for display and to win “best of” contests and any other contests requiring photo, text or other content from the entrants will be judged entirely at the discretion of Wonkette Media.

By submitting any photo or information to Wonkette Media, you hereby grant to Wonkette Media and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Wonkette Media includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo;

By submitting any photo or information to Wonkette Media, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Wonkette Media herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances;

You acknowledge and agree that Wonkette Media shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Wonkette Media;

You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to Wonkette Media may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to Wonkette Media. By submitting any photo or information to Wonkette Media, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you

to Wonkette Media.

You hereby agree to hold Wonkette Media and its affiliates, subsidiaries,

licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby

waive any right

to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with

the inclusion in, publication via or display on any Wonkette Media


or any other

use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted

to Wonkette Media by


Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be

the property of Wonkette Media, and Wonkette Media shall have no obligation

to preserve,


or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information

so submitted.

3. Awarding Prizes

Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and/or fees that may be incurred.

All cash winners are required to verify proper and legal picture identification

and Social Security number within 30 days of notification of winning

the cash prize. Winner may forfeit any and all cash winnings if verification


or has not been made within 30 days. Upon proper verification, cash

winnings will be awarded by check, and mailed to winner's mailing address

within seven

(7) business days.

Each prizewinner must supply Wonkette Media with his/her

legal name, mailing address, birth date, daytime and nighttime telephone

numbers. In the case of

a cash winner, winner must also supply social security number.


may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely

responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional


that may be incurred.

Neither Wonkette Media, Wonkette Media sponsors,

nor employees of Wonkette Media or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty,

costs, damage, injury, or

any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners

of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner.


Media is not liable

for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting

from any contest promoted by Wonkette Media.

If the specified prize

becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Wonkette Media may substitute

a prize

of like or equal value.

Management, employees and families of

Wonkette Media are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by Wonkette Media


Media reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at anytime. If

you have any questions or complaints about a Wonkette Media contest, please

contact editor AT Wonkette.com.


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