2018 MVMA Rules & Regulations

Voting for the 2018 MVMAs ( Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards ) is open through midnight on Friday April 20, 2018.

Limit one ballot per person. Each ballot must come from a valid email and IP address, which will be verified. Multiple or duplicate ballots will be disqualified.

Privacy Notice: By submitting a ballot you are consenting that your data will be collected and stored for the purpose of tallying and determining winners for the 2018 Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards ( MVMAs ). Information gathered from ballots will be kept private and never shared with another company.

No ballot-box stuffing: We encourage you to use social media and point-of-sale to promote your nomination, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with your customers. (Click here for promotional materials). However, in the past, some establishments have taken their in-house mailing lists, sent in entries for their customers, and attempted to ‘stuff’ the ballot box. Large quantities of entries coming from the same IP address within the same time period will be called into question and may be subject to disqualification.

No buying votes: Trading votes for services or discounts is also not allowed. If we see a marketing mailer, website ad, social media post, etc., that offers a discount or free service with proof of a vote, your organization will be removed from the nomination forms.

Nominations and write-ins: Only local organizations and locally owned franchises will be qualified nominees – no national chains or franchises, please.

Winners will be announced in the July / August issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine and online at MVMag.net, on or around July 2, 2018.

All decisions of 512 Media Inc. and Merrimack Valley Magazine are final.

 

The 2018 MVMAs are sponsored by: Pentucket Bank

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