LISTSERV Choice Awards: The Mailys 2013 Rules
Nomination Process and Voting
The nomination process is completely open to the public. Anyone can nominate a list for entry into the competition. To nominate a list, simply fill out the nomination form and answer a few short questions about the purpose of the list and what makes it excellent.
Like previous years, the public will be able to vote for their favorite lists and to keep tabs on how each list is doing in the polls. The voting consists of individual monthly contests, and the counters will be reset at the beginning of each month. The polls will open September 1, 2013, and close January 31, 2014.
In any given month, the nominated list that receives the highest number of votes will become that month's finalist. Once a list has become a finalist, it will no longer be eligible for voting in future months in order to give the other participating lists the ability to compete. Five different finalists will be selected, one for each month of voting: September, October, November, December and January. All five finalists will be given equal jury consideration for the grand prize award.
After the monthly voting closes for each month, L-Soft will tabulate the votes and announce the monthly winner that has advanced as a finalist. The L-Soft jury and CEO Eric Thomas will select the grand prize winner from the five finalists. The decision of the jury is final.
Awards and Prizes
Everyone who nominates a valid list will receive a classic LISTSERV t-shirt or another promotional item as a thank you. All new nominators will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a trip to Stockholm, Sweden, home of L-Soft.
All email lists that run on L-Soft's LISTSERV email list software, LISTSERV Maestro email marketing software or ListPlex and EASE email list hosting services (including email newsletters, announcement lists and discussion groups) are eligible.
The Grand Prize Winner (email list owner or administrator) will receive:
- A framed certificate, signed by Eric Thomas, L-Soft Founder and CEO
- A custom engraved glass sculpture
- An award logo that the organization or list owner can use, for example on the email list subscription page or website
- A trip with the opportunity to meet LISTSERV inventor Eric Thomas in celebration of L-Soft's 20 years in business
The winning email list will be featured in the LISTSERV at Work newsletter and in press releases and other communications, according to L-Soft's discretion.
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