Contest Rules: Winning prizes for predicting events at Gold Derby

ELIGIBILITY: Gold Derby prediction contests are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry.  The contests are void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Gold Derby staff and contributors may play, but are not eligible to win.

HOW TO PLAY OUR AWARD PREDICTION CONTESTS: Create an account at and use our easy drop-and-drag menus to predict all categories in an award competition. In each category pop-up box, grab your picks from the left column and drag them to the right, arranging according to likelihood of winning. Follow instructions closely and make sure you place your Super Bets using the drop-down menu in the top left corner, then click "Save Predictions."


WINNER SELECTION IN AWARD PREDICTION CONTESTS:  There will be only one winner of our contests to predict the nominees and winners of of most awards — except for the Oscars and Primetime Emmys. In all other award cases, the contest winner shall be the player with the best percentage rate of accuracy when predicting all categories or answering all questions. If there are multiple players tied with the same result, then the winner will be the one who has both the best accuracy percentage and the top game point score. In the event of ties, all winners will split and share the prize jointly. In the cases of competitions to predict the nominees and winners of the Oscars and Primetime Emmys, three prizes shall be bestowed per prediction event to reward the three best scores, which are identified as win, place and show. Top scores are those with highest percentage of accuracy, then ranked by top point scores.

WINNER SELECTION IN REALITY TV CONTESTS: Winner shall be the contestant with the most questions answered and the highest degree of accuracy each week and at the end of the TV season. In case of ties, winner will be the one who has the best accuracy percentage and the top game point score.

SCORING PREDICTION POINTS FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS: Most categories are worth 100 points, which get distributed evenly among all of your picks. Therefore, if you choose 5 nominees in an acting race, you're waging 20 points per contender against the racetrack odds that you lock in the last time you update that category. But you get three larger bets: one Super Bet for 500 points and 2 Big Bets for 200 points. Those also get distributed among all contenders you pick in a category too. 
SCORING PREDICTION POINTS FOR AWARD WINNERS: Most categories are worth 100 points, but user gets three larger bets: 1 Super Bet for 500 points, 2 Big Bets for 200 points. Points are applied against odds that are locked in the last time a user updates a category. Users get consolation points if their predictions comes in these rankings land in second place (25), third (10), fourth (5), fifth (4), sixth (3), seventh (2) or eighth (1).
SCORING PREDICTION POINTS FOR REALITY TV: Some questions are worth 100 points, but user gets 1 Super Bet for 500 points and two Big Gets for 200 points. Points are applied against odds that are locked in the last time a user updates a category. Two hundred points are awarded for overall question ("Who will win the reality TV show competition?) at finish of game, plus user receives 100 points for each week user holds onto their prediction continuously till the end. Loyalty is rewarded. If you switch your prediction, you'll start a new count and may reduce your shot at highest score.

PRIZES FOR AWARD PREDICTION CONTESTS: Top three winners of our contest to predict the Emmy nominations in July, 2016, will split $1,000 in Amazon gift certificates. Best score: $500 gift certificate. Second-best score: $300. Third-best score: $200. There will be only one winner of our contests to predict other awards (Grammys, BAFTA, Golden Globes, etc.). Prize will be $100 gift certificates at Amazon.

Winners agree to be responsible for all taxes that may apply. Winners agree to provide Gold Derby with proof of real name, age, email address, residential address. Also, winner agrees to provide their photo and quotes that may be published along with their real name. If prizes receive total $600 or more over the course of a year, winner agrees to provide Gold Derby with information required for tax filings with IRS such as proof of social security number.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:  The potential winner will be notified via the email registered with Gold Derby after the prediction event. If a potential winner cannot be reached or does not respond within seven (7) days of initial notification attempt, they will no longer be designated as a contest winner.

GRANT OF RIGHTS:  Entry constitutes a grant of permission to Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners, agents, and those they may designate from time to time (all of the foregoing, the “Sponsor Parties”) to use the entrant’s name, likeness (including without limitation photographs and/or recordings of the entrant), voice and biographical information, for purposes of trade, publicity or promotion and any other purpose, in all media and formats whether now known or later developed, throughout the world in perpetuity, without any notice, permission or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Failure to grant these rights shall result in contest winner forfeiting the prize.

RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK:  By entering, each entrant, on behalf of the entrant and his or her heirs, executors, guardians, assigns, agents and representatives, releases Gold Derby and any other company involved in the execution of development of the Contest and each of their successors, and the directors, officers, employees and assigns of each of the foregoing (all of the foregoing, the “Released Parties”), from and agrees not to assert any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings and demands arising out of or relating to the conduct of or the entrant’s participation in the Contest, the acceptance or use of the prize, or any exercise by any of the Released Parties of the rights granted herein, and all liabilities, losses, injuries and/or damages arising out of relating to the same.  The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claims, actions, suits, proceedings or demands based upon or alleging any invasion of privacy, violation of right of publicity or infringement of any intellectual property or other personal or proprietary rights, or any personal injury or death to an entrant or any other person or any damage to or loss of personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and any activity or travel related thereto or participation in this Contest.  Entrants assume all liability for and risk of any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize.

GENERAL RULES:  The Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries or e-mails, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human or technical errors of any kind relating to the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Contest.  The Released Parties are not responsible for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this promotion. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil law. Should an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process, or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices, or (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants or any representative of Sponsor, or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest should a virus, bugs, entrant fraud or misconduct, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Contest.  In the event of termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and a winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.  Entry times will be determined using Sponsor’s computer, which will be the official clock for the Contest.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Entries will not be verified or returned. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. By entering the Contest, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification.  Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of California, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules.   Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry.

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