Contests of Skill: The Basics
You'll find us talking about sweepstakes and other games of chance quite often, as they are the most popular type of promotion run by our clients. But, contests of skill are not far behind where popularity is concerned, so we thought we'd dedicate a post to highlight a contest's key components:
- Skill. The first component is skill or effort put forth by the entrant. The skill or effort can be as complex as submitting a manuscript, or as simple as submitting a photo depicting something requested by the Sponsor. Be sure to let us know what skill you wish to incorporate! We'll help ensure that the skill passes the compliance test!
- Judging. The second component is the method in which the winners will be selected. For a contest, all entries must be judged equally based upon a pre-set judging criteria. We'll help you determine the criteria and ensure there are no chance elements to avoid violating gambling laws.
- Prize. Like all promotions, there will need to be a prize or prizes. Many contests include first, second and third place winners (or runners up) in addition to a grand prize winner who takes the cake. We'll help you concept your prizing, procure your prizing and fulfill it to the winners!
Most importantly - All entries must be judged in accordance with your Official Rules, whether you have 10 entries or 10 million entries.