Wonkette Contest Rules

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To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all Gawker Media readers, the following are the official rules for all

contests on Gawker Media websites.


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


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. Gawker Media is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete

or incorrect entries, or emails sent but not received by Gawker 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


another person within the reply email as the winner. Gawker Media will mail

the contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner

announcement email.

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.


of prizes requires an email response to Gawker 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


the prize. Gawker 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


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 Gawker Media.

By submitting any photo or information to Gawker Media, you hereby grant

to Gawker 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


to other things, the rights granted to Gawker 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 Gawker 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 Gawker 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 Gawker 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 Gawker


You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted

by you to Gawker Media may be available for viewing, rating, review


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


with any photo or information you submit to Gawker Media. By submitting

any photo or

information to Gawker Media, you hereby waive any privacy expectations

that you may have with respect to any such photo or information

submitted by you

to Gawker Media.

You hereby agree to hold Gawker 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 Gawker Media


or any other

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

to Gawker Media by


Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be

the property of Gawker Media, and Gawker 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 Gawker 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 Gawker Media, Gawker Media sponsors,

nor employees of Gawker 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 Gawker Media.

If the specified prize

becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Gawker Media may substitute

a prize

of like or equal value.

Management, employees and families of

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


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

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

contact questions AT gawker.com.

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