TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Best of Southwest Iowa – Terms and Conditions

Introduction:
The “Best of Southwest Iowa” competition, herein referred to as the “Competition,” is organized and operated by BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC. The Competition is designed to recognize and celebrate businesses and individuals local to Southwest Iowa based on the votes of the community.

Competition Details:
– The Competition will be conducted digitally through the website bestofsouthwestiowa.com.
– Nominations for the Competition will be accepted from October 1, 2023 to October 15, 2023.
– Advertising by way of paid sponsorships, will not be displayed during Nominations.
– Paid sponsorships will be offered on the platform during Announcements, Voting and with Winners Announcements.
– Participants will have the opportunity to review available advertising placements for voting during the Nomination process.

Voting Period:
Voting will open on November 1, 2023, and close on December 8, 2023. Winners will be notified on January 8, 2024, and are requested to keep their status confidential until January 15, 2024. Winners will be notified that they have won in a category but will not be informed of the specific sub-category.

Public Announcement:
A complete list of categories and sub-category winners will be publicly posted on January 15, 2024. Winners will receive digital assets to promote their victory, upon request.

Competition Ownership:
This Competition is not affiliated with any other business and is solely operated by BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC. BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC reserves ownership rights to all intellectual property created or distributed from September 2023 forward, including creative and intellectual ownership of all assets.

Advertising:
Advertising opportunities for the Competition can be purchased online through bestofsouthwestiowa.com/advertising. Terms and conditions apply and are subject to change. Paid advertising opportunities are available for the “Best of Southwest Iowa” competition; however, it is important to note that purchasing advertising space in no way impacts or influences the voting process or the determination of competition results. Votes are solely based on the preferences and choices of the community, ensuring a fair and impartial outcome.

Contact Information:
For questions or comments related to the Competition, please direct inquiries to votes@bestofsouthwestiowa.com. Media inquiries may be directed to BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC at (712) 581-9100, or bethann@bamarketingpub.com.

Voter Information:
Voters are required to submit a valid email address for each category to cast their vote. Duplicate votes within sub-categories will not be allowed. Email addresses collected will be used exclusively for Best of Southwest Iowa correspondence and will not be sold or shared with third parties. By submitting an email address to vote, voters consent to receive updates and notifications related to the “Best of Southwest Iowa” competition. They can opt-out of these updates at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the emails.

Nominations:
Nominations for the “Best of Southwest Iowa” competition are open to businesses and individuals local to/operating primarily from Southwest Iowa. Nominations received from outside of Southwest Iowa will be subject to the discretion of BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC. BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC reserves the right to accept or reject such nominations based on the criteria and guidelines set forth in these Terms and Conditions. This restriction is intended to protect the accuracy and integrity of the term “Southwest Iowa” and prevent non-local competitors from attempting to manipulate the competition.

Intent and Purpose:
The Competition is intended to represent businesses and individuals who operate primarily in Southwest Iowa. It is designed to engage voters who patronize these businesses or support individuals from the same geographical area.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction:
This Terms and Conditions agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Iowa, and any disputes arising from the Competition will be subject to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the state of Iowa.

Competition Ownership and Fairness:
This Competition is solely operated by BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC, and any profits generated from the Competition will be retained by BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC. Participants, nominees, and winners do not receive preferential treatment based on any existing or future business relationships with BA Marketing & Publicity, LLC or its clients. The “Best of Southwest Iowa” competition is designed to be a free and fair platform for all participants, where success is determined solely by the votes and support of the Southwest Iowa community.

Acceptance of Terms:
Participants, voters, and nominees acknowledge that by participating in the Competition, they accept and agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions.