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Rules and Terms & Conditions of the Competition

The following are the terms and conditions of entry to the 2021 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers.  By submitting entries to the competition you assent that you have read and agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

Entry Fees

Entry Fees differ per category and are listed on the awards web site. Entry fees must be paid before entries will be submitted to judges for review.

You may withdraw one or more entries from the competition and receive a refund of entries fees paid for those entries through June 2, 2021.  After that date entries may still be withdrawn, but no refunds will be issued.  If for extraordinary circumstances after June 2 we must submit your entries for judging before entry fees are paid, your entries will be nonrevokable and entry fees will be payable.

Acceptance of Stevie Awards Correspondence

Every entrant has a designated point of contact: a person with whom we communicate about the disposition of entries submitted.  We will send regular email correspondence to your organization’s point of contact, especially after Stevie Award finalists are announced in August 2020.  Your organization’s point of contact agrees to:

  • Whitelist the email address help@stevieawards.com, from which most of our email correspondence will come
  • Read all email correspondence from us promptly and respond as requested or required

Maintenance of Your Entry Account Information

Your organization’s entry-submission account on the Stevie Awards for Great Employers website, through which your entries are submitted, will contain the contact information for your point of contact, including that person’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and telephone number.  Your organization’s point of contact agrees to maintain the information in this entry-submission account and update it if and when necessary. 

Final Decision

In the event of a dispute as to the category in which an entry(s) will be judged, the decision of the Stevie Awards staff will prevail.   Judges may recommend that an entry be switched to a different category, and at their discretion Stevie Awards staff may change an entry’s category.

Disposition of Submitted Materials

Any offline materials submitted as part of your entries will not be returned.

Payment of Shipping Fees

If we are able to stage the planned October 1 awards banquet in Las Vegas
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award winners who are not represented at the October 1 awards banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada USA to accept their award(s) will be offered the opportunity to opt-in to pay shipping fees to receive their physical awards.  Those who do not opt-in will still be winners in good standing, but will not be shipped their awards.
   Shipping fees payable will be as follows:

Shipments within the U.S.A.
•   U.S. $35 per Gold Stevie Award trophy
•   U.S. $15 per Silver or Bronze Medal

Shipments to Canada
Trophies will be shipped by FedEx International Economy, DHL Express, or UPS and fees include all customs fees and taxes
•   U.S. $55 per Gold Stevie Award trophy
•  U.S. $27 per Silver or Bronze Medal

Shipments to All Other Nations
Trophies will be shipped by FedEx International Economy, DHL Express, or UPS and fees include all customs fees and taxes
•   U.S. $300 per Gold Stevie Award trophy
•   U.S. $35 per Silver or Bronze Medal

Shipping fee invoices would be issued or charges placed during the third week of October, and awards shipped to those who opted-in in late October. 

If we are NOT able to stage the October 1 awards banquet in Las Vegas
If we are unable to stage an awards banquet this year, and must stage a virtual awards ceremony instead, all 2021 Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be offered the opportunity to opt-in to pay shipping fees (as listed above) to be shipped their physical awards.  Those who do not opt-in will still be winners in good standing, but will not be shipped their awards. 
   If we should determine that we will stage a virtual awards ceremony this year, we will then announce a revised schedule leading up to that virtual event.

Publication of Stevie-winning Entries 

The full-text of Gold Stevie Award-winning entries will be published on Stevie Awards for Great Employers web site approximately 90 days after the awards dinner.  Gold Stevie Award winners will be given the opportunity to redact any confidential or non-public information from their entries before publication.  If you should have one or more Gold Stevie Award-winning entries in the 2021 Stevie Awards for Great Employers, you agree to respond promptly to our request for edits or redactions to those entries before publication.

Failure to comply with these Terms & Conditions will render your entries ineligible.  Entry fees will not be refunded.

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