Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards Official Rules & FAQ

What’s Red Tricycle?

At Red Tricycle, our mission is simple: to help busy parent have more fun with their kids.  We offer cool ideas for things to see, eat and do with kids. Red Tricycle features both local city guides and a National edition that brings inspiring family adventures to your inbox. Red Tricycle is currently in eight U.S. markets; Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Socal and soon will be in Boston, Dallas, Denver and Washington DC.

What is Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards?

Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards lets parents nominate and vote for the best family-friendly products, parenting tips and resources in their community. The Totally Awesome Awards is the most fun Kid/Baby Awards program that makes Moms (and Dads) the judges!

How It Works

Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is a 100% reader-driven recognition program for the baby, kid and parenting industry that makes moms the decision maker. Moms nominate their picks and favorites during the nomination period, after the verification of each nominee, the nominees in each category become finalists. During the voting process moms vote for the nominated products, services and resources. All winners will be selected by the number of total votes. The voting and nomination process will be open to the public, with one vote per email, per award.

Is there a fee to participate in the Totally Awesome Awards?

Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards is a FREE online recognition program and open for any qualified family-friendly business to participate.

Terms and Timeline for Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards 2013

Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards 2013 is scheduled as follows: Nominations will take place June 1, 2013 to June 22, 2013 (11.59pm PST). Finalists will be announced on July 1, 2013. Public voting will occur from July 1 to August 15, 2013 (11:59 PST). All winners will be announced on September 1, 2013.

How can I participate?

As a user/nominator, you can participate in the Totally Awesome Awards simply by nominating your favorite local businesses and products at the awards.redtri.com nomination page or voting for t he finalists during the voting period by selecting a category you want to vote for on awards.redtri.com and choosing the business you like on the voting page.

As a business you can participate in the Totally Awesome Awards by nominating your business in the most relevant category under the local or essentials categories.  If you miss the nomination period, do not worry — you can still run as a “write-in” nominee and if you receive the most votes, you can win the award in your category.

Can I nominate a business in more than one category?

You can nominate a business in any relevant category. A single business can be nominated in multiple categories.

How can I get my business listed for the Totally Awesome Awards?

You can simply nominate your business on awards.redtri.com during the nomination process. The verified businesses in each category will then advance to the voting period.  If you miss the nomination period, do not worry — you can still run as a “write-in” nominee and if you receive the most votes, you can win the award in your category.

During the voting period, Red Tricycle users and the fans of the nominated businesses will vote for their favorites. The winner and top 10 finalists in each category will be listed on awards.redtri.com for a one year period.

What’s the difference between “local” and essentials”?

Local categories are for the family friendly businesses in the 12 U.S. cities Red Tricycle is currently serving or soon to be serving: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, SoCal, Seattle, Washington D.C.

If you offer a “local” family friendly service and/or if you would like to nominate your favorite local family-friendly business in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, SoCal, Seattle, Washington D.C. you should make sure to nominate the business under the local category and fill out the form under “Most Awesome Local Businesses.”

Essentials categories are for products, brands and websites that are nationwide and serve  families across the country. To nominate for Essentials, please fill out the form under “Most Awesome Baby & Kids Essentials.”

How can I nominate a business?

Nominate a business by simply going to awards.redtri.com and filling out the nomination form.

Step1: Choose the business type. Are you nominating a  “Local” or “Essentials” category?

Step2: Fill out the entry form. Simply enter “Business Name,” choose the best “Category” from the drop-down menu, enter the website URL and finally, if you are nominating a “Local” business, please choose the city where the business is located from the drop-down menu.

Step3: Correctly fill out your contact information. Enter your “Email” and your “City.” This information also serve as identification.

Step4: Once you completely fill out the form click on the “Nominate” button and you’re set!

How can I vote for a business?

On awards.redtri.com choose the category you would like to vote for. Once you are on the category voting page, you will see the list of the finalists. Choose the finalist you’d like to vote for and enter your contact information by filling out your “Email” and your “City” at the bottom of the page. Once the form is complete, click the “Vote” button and you’re all set.

If you do not see the business/brand you’d like to vote for on the voting page, you can nominate them as a “write-in” nominee. To vote for a write-in nominee, click on the “Other” button at the bottom of the finalist list and a field where you can write-in the business/brand name will appear. Enter the business name in this field and simply fill out your contact information at the bottom of the page and then click “vote” button to complete voting.

I don’t see the business I’d like to vote for on the voting page. What do I do?

If you do not see the business/brand you’d like to vote for on the voting page, you can nominate them as a “write-in” nominee. To vote for a write-in nominee, click on the “Other” button at the bottom of the finalist list and a field where you can enter the business/brand name will appear. Enter the business name in this field and simply fill out your contact information at the bottom of the page and click “vote” button to complete voting.

While the write-in nominees will not be listed as a finalist during the voting period, depending on the number of votes they get they can win or be listed as a Top finalist at the end of the program.

How many times can I vote or nominate?

Only one user can vote for each award. The voting and nominating process is limited to one vote/nomination per email per category. If the user tries to vote more than once in the same category using the same email, they will get an error and will not be able to complete the voting and/or nomination.

How will the winners be announced?

The winners and the top finalists in each category is determined by the number of the votes. The Red Tricycle team will contact each winner and top finalists and then the winners will be publicly announced five ways:

  1. With a dedicated email to the entire Red Tricycle mailing list.
  2. On awards.redtri.com on winners announcement pages and on redtri.com with a post.
  3. Red Tricycle will send a press release to announce the winners.
  4. Media Partners and the sponsor of the program will announce the winners on their blog.
  5. Throughout Red Tricycle’s blogger and partner network.

What do winners get?

  1. Winners will be announced to Red Tricycle’s mailing list through a dedicated email.
  2. Winners will be listed on awards.redtri.com and redtri.com for a year.
  3. Each Winner will get a Q&A profile that highlights their business and what makes them totally awesome.
  4. Each winner will get one free Hot List listing. Red Tricycle’s hot list is distributed once per month and details how sales and deals in the local markets.
  5. Winners will receive exposure through Red Tricycle’s blogger and partner network during the winner announcements.

Eligibility

The Totally Awesome Awards Competition is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, and U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, organizations and individuals involved in the baby/kid industry across all categories. For businesses, entries must have been in the market for at least part of 2012 and fit into category specifications. Entries do not, however, need to have been created in 2012. Participation in this contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. By participating in this contest the participant agrees to opt-in to receive email communications from Red Tricycle.

Judging

Public voting will determine the finalists based on the number of the nominations and votes.

Rights

All nominees, finalists and winners acknowledge and agree that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in or arising out of such submission, and all right, title and interests in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Red Tricycle. Without limiting the foregoing, Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed. Entrant hereby gives Red Tricycle and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.

Limitations

A completed online entry form must accompany each entry. Only one user can vote for each award. Only subscribers of Red Tricycle are eligible to vote. By participating in our awards program, you are automatically signed up for our free e-mail newsletter and promotions. Employees of the Red Tricycle; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Awards and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of these Awards; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Awards and any members of their immediate families or households (“Award Parties”) are ineligible to participate.

Newsletter:

Agreeing to the Contest Terms and Conditions participants will automatically subscribe the entrant to the Red Tricycle’s free newsletter. The newsletter will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the participant. Participants will be provided with an unsubscribe link in each newsletter they receive. Participants are free to unsubscribe at their own will, any time after receiving their first newsletter. Red Tricycle will not share or re-distribute the participant’s e-mail address to any third party unless the participant check in the co-registration box to subscribe for the sponsor’s newsletters on nomination and voting pages.

Unacceptable Material

Entries that contain pornographic material, propagate “hate” messages, make defamatory statements, or which are otherwise extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.

Disqualification

Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. Entries must comply with file specifications on entry page and must be in English. Entries must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Red Tricycle. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Red Tricycle and each of its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive may be disqualified, in Red Tricycle’s sole discretion. Entries that comply with format specifications may be acknowledged by e-mail, but remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Red Tricycle.

Terms and Conditions of Entry/Usage

Red Tricycle assumes all nominations are original and the entrant/nominator is either a consumer or business owner/representative. Red Tricycle is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant. Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of the Red Tricycle to use it for exhibition, promotion and publication purposes in any medium. Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements as stated herein ensures that an entrant’s work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by Red Tricycle concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed. If an entry receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of Red Tricycle. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner.

Privacy Policy

The personal data we collect from registered Red Tricycle users will not be disclosed to any third party, including advertisers. Red Tricycle will utilize this information to determine who users are, and where their interests lie. Red Tricycle may, at times, provide advertisers with demographical statistics of Red Tricycle users base as a whole (i.e., ; 70 percent of users have one children under the age of 5), but your personal information is stored on a restricted database server that can only be accessed by Red Tricycle. Red Tricycle maintains the right to contact registered Red Tricycle users regarding Totally Awesome Awards updates and, during the course of the Totally Awesome Awards, to invite registered users to join the Red Tricycle community or by sending email newsletter.

Links to Other Sites

The Red Tricycle website may include links that enable users to access third party Web sites. Red Tricycle is not responsible for the content that appears on those sites, and does not endorse these sites. Please consult those sites’ individual privacy policies in order to determine how they treat user information.

Caution

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Host reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Conditions

By participating in the Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards, entrants and winners agree to be bound by these Official Policies and Conditions and the decisions of Red Tricycle, which are final in all matters relating to the Awards and acknowledge compliance with these Official Policies. By participating in this Contest, each entrant and winner hereby agrees to Red Tricycle’s collection and usage of the entrant’s and winner’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Red Tricycle is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of awards. Host and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Awards. Host reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Awards should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Host corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Awards process.

By entering to the Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards or accepting an award, each entrant and winner hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Red Tricycle,  or any of their respective parents or affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Awards related activities. Under no circumstances will any entrant or winner be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant and winner hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By entering the Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards and accepting an award or otherwise submitting information in connection with this Awards, entrants and winners shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Red Tricycle. By participating in this Contest, entrants and winners agree to be bound by these Official Policies and regulations and the decisions of Red Tricycle, which are final in all matters relating to these Awards and acknowledge compliance with these Offical Policies. Each entrant and winner acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the Red Tricycle website are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Policies.

By participating in the Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards, each entrant and winner hereby agrees to Red Tricycle’s collection and usage of the entrant’s and winner’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Red Tricycle and its affiliates are in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. Host and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of a prize. Red Tricycle reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Host corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.