Rules

Contest Name: The Tally Awards (the “Contest”)

The Tally Awards Event Partners (hereinafter the “Committee”), will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating in the Contest, each person or entity so participating (hereinafter “Participant”) agrees to be bound by the following rules, terms, and conditions:

1. DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST/PARTICIPATION

a. How to Enter: NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Odds of winning vary greatly depending on number of entrants. Void where prohibited. Deadline for registration is when the contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on the last day of voting. One entry per business per category, with a maximum of 2 categories per business.
b. How To Play: Winner(s) will be the Participant that receives the highest number of votes by registered users for a particular category. The winner(s) will be announced at the Tally Awards Gala.

2. PRIZE(S)/TROPHY

A Tally Award trophy may be awarded to the winners from the top vote getting categories. For a list of categories, please see the voting section at www.TallyAwards.com.
If a category winner is disqualified, the Committee in its sole discretion reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or to choose not to award a winner in that category.

3. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS

Participant nominees must have a business located in Tallahassee or its surrounding areas.
The Committee will not be responsible for entries, which may be damaged, lost or mislaid, or which are not received when transmitted.
The Committee’s determination as to the final vote tally is final as to all awards. The Committee will not be obliged to justify their decisions, their vote tallies or to respond to any inquiries. In addition, the Committee may disqualify a Participant for violation of the rules, standards and limitations.
A company or user may request a particular person or entity be entered as a Participant at any time. Participants will be entered at the sole discretion of the Committee.
Participants may be nominated in no more than two categories, subject to eligibility criteria.
Participants may nominate themselves.
A Participant is eligible to win the same award category more than once in successive years.
Requesting, encouraging and asking for votes is quite acceptable. However, Participants are prohibited from using any incentive to secure or obtain votes other than normal services provided by their business. Specifically, Participants may not offer cash, coupons, discounts or any other incentives to obtain votes.
Any votes that originate from a user that has registered on TallyAwards.com with a “temporary” email account (i.e. Mailinator, GuerrillaMail, etc.) will be deleted and not counted in the final vote tallies.
A Participant may request removal from The Tally Awards at any point in time. The request must be mailed on company letterhead to The Tally Awards via our mailing address on the Contact Us page of this website.

4. TELEPHONE AND DELIVERY DISCLAIMER

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment and Internet access. The Committee disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Committee’s control, or otherwise. The Committee disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Committee disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item, correspondence or communication sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Committee is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.

5. PUBLICITY

By participating, where allowed by law, all Participants and winner(s) grant the Committee permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this Contest and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.

6. RELEASE

By participating in this Contest, each Participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Committee, its officers, directors, members, managers, employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, attorneys and insurers, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employee agents, attorneys and insurers for any and all damages, injury or loss of any kind, including without limitation, damage, injury or loss to reputation and profits as well as any consequential damages, which may arise or occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any trophy or certificate.

7. CONDUCT AND DECISIONS

By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Committee personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Committee will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Committee’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Committee, the Committee reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Committee deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Committee and are final. The Committee may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. MISCELLANEOUS

The Committee may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time as posted on the website. The Committee disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest. For a copy of the rules, or where required by law, a list of winners, please send your request by mail with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with contest name and addressed to The Tally Awards via our mailing address on the Contact Us page of this website.
All entries become the property of the Committee and will not be returned. To be removed from our direct mail, email or fax lists send your request to The Tally Awards via our mailing address on the Contact Us page of this website.

9. COMPLIANCE WITH LAW

The conduct of the Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, notwithstanding the location of any Participant’s main office or headquarters.