The Difference Between Sweepstakes and Contests

Posted by Jennifer Hibbs on April 16, 2014 in Articles, Consultation, Contests, Legal, Promotion Planning, Sweepstakes | 3 Comments

3 Responses to The Difference Between Sweepstakes and Contests

  1. Sidney Sipes says:

    I recently entered a Talent Search Contest where the ad stated the entrant with the most votes would receive a certain opportunity. I admit I ignorantly took it at face value and proceeded to encourage my friends and family to go to the site and place their votes for my song. I won hands down by the vote count and they even announced me the winner a day early then recanted. They inserted a set of rules that I apparently hadn’t read over completely that stated the winner would be randomly selected in a drawing from all the entrants. The rules also Stated that it was a Talent Search (Sweepstakes). The group that was selected was a professional group that had associations with some of the other groups in the event. They entered the contest near the end. This was supposed to be for unsigned groups and individuals. Does this seem right??

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