Best Health Blogs 2017: Contest Rules and Regulations

Written by The Healthline Editorial Team on October 31, 2017

Eligibility

No purchase necessary. Only one entry per person is allowed.

You must be 13 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law.

The contest is open to all blogs, with the exceptions of employees of Healthline Media, its advertising and promotional agencies and their respective affiliates and associates, and such employees’ immediate family members.

Contest period

The contest begins on November 15th, 2017 and ends on December 6th, 2017.

Entry and participation

Nominations

Any person can nominate a blog for entry, including blog owners, friends, families, and anonymous users. All nominations are anonymous. We collect your email address as a way of verifying the user. Both individual health bloggers and blogs owned and operated by more than one person can participate.

All nominations are reviewed by Healthline staff and are subject to approval. All entries must be written in English.

Voting

Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses and/or multiple identities. Any entrant who attempts to participate/vote with multiple email addresses and/or multiple identities will be disqualified. Voters will be disqualified for any suspicious voting activity. Suspicious voting activity includes, but is not limited to: automatic, programmed, robotic, paid, or similar means of voting.

Healthline reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or ban a blog from entry at any time during the contest period for suspicious activity, without explanation. In addition, Healthline reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend voting should any virus, bug, unauthorized human intervention, fraud, or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the voting process. All decisions regarding the voting process shall be final and shall not be subject to challenge or appeal.

Healthline is not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone, or other communication malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, the site, internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of voting information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one's ability to vote, including any injury or damage to participants’ or any other person's computer or mobile device relating to or resulting from participating in the voting or downloading any materials. Healthline is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, technically corrupted, or misdirected votes, which will be disqualified.

Users can vote once per every 24-hour period.

Winner selection

The blog with the most votes at 12:00 P.M. on December 6th, 2016 will be named the winner. In case of a tie, the award will be split between the winners. Winners will be notified. The names of the winners will also be posted on the Healthline.com website on the contest homepage, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Our use of content

Healthline reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Nominees and winners further grant to Healthline the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Contest.

The prize

Three (3) cash prizes will be given to first, second, and third place winners. The first place winner will receive $1000, the second place winner will receive $500, and the third place winner will receive $250.

Winners will be contacted via the email account or form on their blog on or before December 7th, 2017. In order to claim the prize, winners must respond via email to maegan [at] healthline [dot] com no later than December 9th, 2017. Responses must include full name, email address, high-quality photo and location. Prizes will be awarded by January 31st, 2018. Failure to respond according to these stipulations shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize.

Neither Healthline Media nor its employees 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 a winner. Healthline Media is not liable for any loss arising out of, in connection with, or resulting from any contest promoted by Healthline Networks.

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

Sponsored by Healthline Media, Inc. 660 Third Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

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