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Old 01-13-2009, 04:32 PM
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Default NEW Contest Rules - Read both posts completely

Please review the Contest Hosting Guidelines carefully. There are a few things you must do before you may host

Please make sure you read ALL of both posts:

1. There will only be five contests per week. A separate sticky will be created so that members can see what date slots are available. The sticky will also announce upcoming contests.


2. Each contest will run for one week and one day.
All contests will be begin on Sunday and will end the following Sunday at 10:00 pm (EST).
Contest host must post the winner on Monday after the contest has closed.

3. All members must be approved before hosting a contest.
Please send a contest request via PM to JessBearHug
The contest requests must include the following:

a. Type of contest
b. The date slot you would like to reserve for your contest
c. The prizes you will be offering - they must be specific prizes and must be sent before your contest is posted, so don't write "your choice" or "boutique credit"

4. New Policy on sending your prizes: Going forward, we are going to require that the prizes be sent to the BI Contests account (TeriTeamBear2). We have decided that since some membears are not sending the prizes, this will now be a requirement. If the prizes are not sent, the contest will be deleted.


We are also going to require members to post definite prizes to BI contests prior to the date of your contest so that it is marked and can be easily moderated. Once the contest is posted, those prizes can't be changed.

Contest hosting is a responsibility that comes with the same level of honesty and respect that we expect in our Trading Den. Please do not abuse it.

All hosts must create a winners thread no later than the Monday following their contests. Winners must post on the thread when they receive their prizes. This is important so that the host and BI contests can see that everyone got their prizes. Do NOT leave feedback through the feedback system as that is reserved for the Trading Den.

5. Hosts will post their own contest thread. The type of the contest and the end date must be announced in the thread title. All necessary information must be included in the original post - Type of Contest, Rules, Prizes, Dates. Hosts will also post a separate thread announcing the winners.

6. Contests cannot be a question. Question contests such as "When did I get my 3rd Build-A-Bear?" are not allowed. They open the possibility of no one guessing correctly and no one winning. There must be a winner for every contest.

7. A member may only host one contest at a time. You may sign up for additional contests but they cannot overlap. There must be at least 1 week in between your last contest. So a member may host a contest every 2 weeks. Please note: The time span between contests may change to be longer in the future. This depends on how many members are requesting to host and we reserve the right to change the time span between contests in order to give all members a fair chance at hosting. For now we will keep it at 2 weeks.

8. New threads in the contest section can only be started by approved members. The host cannot create their contest thread until the Sunday their contest begins. All other members may only post in existing threads.

9. Contests Hosts are responsible for maintaining their own threads. This includes any/all rules or guidelines for their own contests. Host is also responsible to keep track of the posts/entries in their thread and to make sure their rules have been followed. For example: If you create a rule that only Living rooms are allowed then you must make sure that no-one has used a different room. Also hosts must stick to their original rules, you may not change rules half way through the contest, since it’s not fair to members who already entered. So think carefully about what is or is not allowed before you create your thread.

10. Organizing the Contest Section. Once the Winners' threads are created, all 5 of that week's will be kept open until Wednesday night, 10:PM. This is so that other members can view the winners and make comments on each individual contest. At that time on Wed. the 5 Individual threads will be merged to 1 thread and labeled winners thread week of (date). This is in order to keep the section organized and limited to a certain # of threads. The winners thread will stay up for 1 week and be deleted the following Wed.

Also the original contest threads with all of the entries will stay up for viewing until the Wednesday after the contest ends so if anyone wants to view or save images you can do so until then. Then they will be deleted to make room for other threads. Our goal is to keep the section up to date by keeping the current contests clearly visible and rotating the winner threads in order to give everyone a chance to view and comment.

11. Contest/Winners Thread Etiquette. Any posts on contest threads OR winners' threads that are deemed rude or inappropriate will be immediately deleted. If we see a particular member repeatedly posting these kind of comments, we will send you a pm. It is simply not fair to the contest hosts who have a hard enough time already, choosing a winner or 3 or 4 out of SO many awesome choices. It basically comes down to a personal choice for the host and should not be questioned by others. It is after all their contest, their prizes...

12. If you lose your pm ability before your contest date, you will be removed from the list. This means that if you do not have pm ability on the day your contest is scheduled to start, you will not be allowed to host. You must have pm ability in order to host a contest.
Contests are meant to be fun and exciting. Please respect and follow these guidelines so that all members can enjoy the contest section


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Old 01-20-2009, 10:33 PM
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Default Contest Rules continued

Important to Remember
1.Contests must be OPEN to ALL MEMBERS of BI.

2.Prizes must be virtual items or Bear Bills inside Bearville only.
You may not give accounts/passwords as a contest prize.
You may not give codes away as a prize.

3.All contest entries must be made in the contest thread itself and NOT through VMs or PMs.

4.All contests must be conducted inside the contest thread and not inside BABV. Contests can not be monitored unless the entries are posted on BI.
"The first person to find me" contests are NOT permitted.
BABV Fashion Show contests and like contests are NOT permitted.

5. NO Voting contest or Polls. These are considered Popularity contests and are not allowed.

6. Magazine contests or any contest where you request entries to later be submitted elsewhere will NOT be permitted.
Contests are for fun and the work submitted is not to be used anywhere else.
The only exception is if you request and avatar or signature that you will use or a name for your animal.
You will NOT be permitted to run a contest for ideas to later share with Maxine.


7.Contest threads are NOT to be used to up post counts.
Do not bump contest threads to get attention.

Do NOT post to acknowledge each entry. This will be considered to be bumping your thread.

8.Contest threads are not chat threads.
Posts contest entries only.
Conversation will be deleted.


9.Do not copy others member's entries.

10.Do not post any pictures that contain obscene materials (or links to obscene materials).
Do not post pictures of yourself or any other person.

11.YouTube links are not permitted.

12.Do not ask for or share any personal information including information about accounts/passwords or email addresses.

13.Contests are open to Bearville Insider members only.
Please do not enter for friends or relatives who are not BI members.

14. You may not pick your sibling or any relative to win.



Breaking ANY of the rules will result in



having contest deleted, posts/entries changed or deleted or privileges suspended or revoked.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:53 PM
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ALL prizes must be sent to the BI Contest BABV account BEFORE a contest is open. If the prizes are not given to the BI Contest account, your contest will be deleted.

When you send your PM to request a contest, we will make arrangements to meet in BABV to transfer the prizes.

After the contest ends, winners will meet with Teri to get the prizes.

Our BI Contest account is : TeriTeamBear2

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