Wonkette Contest Rules
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.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.
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.
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
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,
prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of
the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether
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,
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
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
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
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
or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information
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
(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
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.