The Experimental Marketer of the Year

Additional Entry Requirements

By entering, you represent (a) that your entry and Sponsor’s use of the same as authorized by these Official Rules will not infringe on any rights of any third party and (b) you have obtained all permissions necessary to submit your entry materials for use in the Contest, including without limitation, for purposes of presenting the details of your project or experiment to a public audience at the Event if you are chosen as a finalist.  

Each entry:

  • Must be in English;
  • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including copyright infringement, or legal or moral rights of any third party, living or deceased);
  • Must not have been submitted previously in any contest or promotion of any kind;
  • Must have approval from any persons whose names or likenesses appear in the entry and the entrant must be able to provide express written consent of every such person mentioned in the entry (or if such person is a under eighteen (18) years old, then express written consent of the minor’s parent/guardian) to Sponsor if requested;
  • Must not disparage Sponsor, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that is dangerous, fraudulent, inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; 
  • Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way;
  • Must not contain, facilitate, reference, or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, or age; and 
  • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where entry is created or otherwise promotes any unlawful, illegal, unsafe, dangerous or reckless behavior.

How winners will be chosen:

  • Up to five (5) finalists will be selected from all eligible submissions based on the judging criteria noted above.  These finalists will be invited to present their innovation project or experiment at the Event.
  • During the Event, the five finalists will each have 20 minutes to present their innovation / experiment.
  • Each innovation project or experiment will be scored by a panel of three (3) experienced B2B marketing professionals, based on the same criteria used to select finalists, as well as audience voting. Audience voting will count for 40% of the score.

The finalist who achieves the highest score at the final Event stage of the Contest will receive a $10,000 cash prize, payable as a check.  In the event of a tied score, the tied finalist who achieved the highest score for creativity from the judging panel will be selected as the Winner.  If the tie cannot be resolved on that basis, the finalist who received the highest score for design will be selected as the winner.   

Additional Terms:

  • All of the submissions will be kept confidential during the finalist selection process. If you’re selected based on performance, but don’t want your data revealed during the Event, that is ok. We can keep the specific performance metrics confidential and only share them with judges.
  • Prize.  The cash prize of $10,000 USD will be awarded to the individual who submitted the form for the winning project or experiment. The value of the prize will be taxable as income to the winner and may be subject to tax withholding requirements depending on the winner’s residency.  As a condition of winning the prize, any U.S. winner must provide to Sponsor a completed IRS FORM W-9 including a valid social security number or tax identification number for tax recording purposes.  
  • Privacy Policy.  Information submitted in connection with the Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy available at [insert link]
  • Publicity Rights. By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to allow the Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use his/her name, address (city and state), biographical information, likeness, picture and other information and content provided in connection with the Contest for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes in all media worldwide including, but not limited to, on the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
  • LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  By participating in this Contest, entrants agree that the Contest Entities, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, Webmasters and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, designers and agents (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, or undeliverable email notifications or postal mail; or for any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections or availability; or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility, availability or traffic congestion; or any technical, mechanical, printing, or typographical or other error; or unauthorized human intervention; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information; or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. The Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by any website’s users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Released Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage, whether personal or property, to participants or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize. The Released Parties shall not be responsible or liable for entries that are entered by any automated computer, program, mechanism or device, for any entries in excess of the stated limit or for entries that are late, forged, lost, misplaced, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules, and all such Entries may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified.
  • If, for any reason, an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted, or for any other reason not accepted as an entry in the Contest, the entrant’s sole remedy is to enter the Contest again to receive another entry. 
  • Further, entrants hereby waive all rights, to: (i) claim punitive, exemplary, special, incidental, indirect, and consequential damages and any other damages (whether due to negligence or otherwise), other than for actual out-of-pocket costs; and (ii) have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 
  • If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or proceed with the Contest, including the selection of the winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable including the selection of the winner from among eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. 
  • Winner List. To obtain a list of the finalists, email

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