VotoArt, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI 49534
General Contest Rules
The VotoArt contests are open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota and Vermont. Minors over 13 years of age are eligible but must have permission from a parent or legal guardian to enter the contest.
You retain the copyright for any user content you post on the site. VotoArt does not have any ownership of your content. However, by uploading and/or posting any user content to the site, you grant VotoArt a perpetual, nonexclusive and royalty-free right to the use of user content and the name that is submitted in connection with such user content, as is reasonably necessary to display the user content, rank the content using Square Offs, provide the services and to facilitate, at content owner's direction, the license of images, or the sale of products on the site. You grant VotoArt a perpetual, nonexclusive and royalty- free right to the use of user content and the name that is submitted in connection with it in the VotoArt promotional and marketing campaigns as well as social media channels.
VotoArt provides the option of using a VotoArt watermark in order to protect your photos. This option is available during the photo submission process. no photo may enter a contest with any sort of brand, non VotoArt watermarks, email, phone number, website, etc. A small, non-distracting signature, placed in one of the corners of the photo is allowed as credit to the photographer. Disqualification based on size and obtrusiveness of signature are at the sole discretion of VotoArt.
No Duplicate or variations of the same photo may be entered into the same contest. Photos may only be entered once in the same contest. A Free contest photo may be reentered into a Cash contest. Duplicate/Re-submitted photos in the same contest will be removed at the sole discretion of the VotoArt team.
Photos are first uploaded into the WonUp Championships where they will challenge the current WonUp champion. Five random members will vote on the two photos and the photo that receives 80 or more of the 150 possible points will be the next WonUp champion. The Winning photo will remain in the WonUp Champion slot and wait for the next challenger. The photo that does not win will be given a second chance by being automatically moved into the qualifying round for the weekly contest. There are no additional entry fees for either photo. In the weekly contest, VotoArt credits will be awarded to every cash contest entry based on where they place in the weekly standings. These VotoArt credits may be used to enter photos in the WonUp contest for another chance to win up to $600.
All winners are determined through site member voting and VotoArt's sophisticated algorithm process. Members are not allowed to vote on their own photos.
Claiming a Cash Prize
Withdraw or Convert Prizes
Withdraw or Convert Cash Prizes. You may request to have funds transferred to your PayPal account or you may exchange prize money for VotoArt Credits. $10 in awards money may be exchanged for $11 in VotoArt credits. All cash prizes will be paid using PayPal. Winners are responsible for all PayPal fees and the taxes associated with cash earnings.
You must have a minimum of $25 in awards to withdraw cash to your PayPal account. There is no minimum for converting awards to VotoArt credits.
Any Cash Awards that go unclaimed for more than 6 months from the time of being credited to the photographers account will be converted to VotoArt Credits.
Taxes & Liabilities
The winners of cash prizes will be solely responsible for all taxes and liabilities that may be associated with the amount of cash won. VotoArt will provide a 1099 misc form for US citizens who withdraw over $600 in cash awards to their PayPal account.
Acquiring VotoArt Credits
Buying VotoArt Credits
You can Buy VotoArt Credits at a rate of $1 per VotoArt Credit with your PayPal account, or through PayPal's secure credit card checkout process.
Converting Prizes to VotoArt CreditsIf you have received a contest cash prize, you will also have the option of Converting Winnings to VotoArt Credits. When converting, you will receive an extra VotoArt Credit for every $10 in cash prizes you convert.
Photos must be entered into the appropriate category to be eligible. Photos determined to be in the wrong category will be moved or deleted at the sole discretion of the VotoArt team.
Categories are based on the main subject of the photo. If there are two equally weighted subjects in the photo it should go into Mixed Subjects.
Use the following guidelines to determine which category is appropriate for your photo. The category should reflect the main subject of the photo.
Criteria and Conditions
All photos must be family friendly. Photos of nudity or of a provocative nature are not allowed and will be deleted at the sole discretion of VotoArt. Reading the rules is your responsibility. When becoming a member of VotoArt you agree to follow the rules, therefor refunds will not be given for photos deleted due to rule violations.
Photographers suspected of attempting to unduly influence the contest or its results in any way will:
If a photo is determined to not comply with all the rules of this site and the specific contest, it will be disqualified from the contest, forfeit all of its winnings, and be deleted at the sole discretion of VotoArt.
The VotoArt Team has the final say in all disputed matters or conflicts arising from any of its contests.
If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation. Where feasible, entrants should obtain a personal release from all persons who appear in the photograph submitted, authorizing use of the photograph in VotoArt's promotional materials to feature the winning entry, without compensation, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law. Failure to provide such releases upon request may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. In short, it’s against the rules to use someone else's photo or likeness without their permission.
Right to Cancel or Suspend Contest
If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of VotoArt that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the contest, VotoArt reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. If VotoArt elects to cancel or terminate the contest, VotoArt will not retain any rights to the submitted photographs.
Contests & Terms
Free ContestsWonUP Free Contest - 5 Square Offs determines the winner. The winner continues to compete in the next WonUP challenge. Photos that do not win will automatically move to the weekly contest qualifying round.
Cash Prize ContestsWonUP Cash Contest - 5 Square Offs determines the winner. The winner continues to compete in the next WonUP challenge.
WonUP Contest Overview
The WonUp contest is a 1-on-1 Championship where two photos square off against each other, in a specific category. VotoArt members determine who has the best photo between the two photos. The winning photo remains in the WonUP Champion position to take on the next challenger. Results will be posted on the VotoArt site, at the closing of a contest, under the Leaders tab. Awards will also be posted on the photographers portfolio page.
Cash Contest - Win up to $600 total. Every matchup is worth $5 for the winner, with bonuses for every 25th win, up to 100.
Free Contest - Digital Awards
Cash Contest - 10 VotoArt Credits and 30 Voting Vouchers
Free Contest - 30 Voting VouchersVote Now to Earn Voting Vouchers | Buy VotoArt Credits to Enter Cash Prize Contests
How It Works
WonUP is a skill based photo contest that works like the old game of King of the Hill. Simply:
Criteria & Conditions
The following is in addition to the VotoArt contest rules and are specific to the WonUP contest.
Weekly Contest Overview
The Weekly Contest is a contest where photos in the same category are shown to the voters for 7 days. Member voters will be presented with two photos at a time and will determine which photo demonstrates the most skill in the following areas.
Weekly Cash Contest - VotoArt Credits
Weekly Free Contest - Digital Awards
How It Works
Photos entered in the WonUps will be automatically submitted to the qualifying round for the weekly contest when they leave the WonUp Championship.
A photo submitted to the Weekly Contest must first qualify before it can compete in the actual contest. To qualify it will be placed in 5 "SQUARE OFFS" with other photos. Voters will decide which of the two photos in each SQUARE OFF is the best in three areas:
Weekly Contests will start every Wednesday at noon Eastern Standard Time and end the following Wednesday at noon. If there are less than 12 qualifiers in a category for a contest, VotoArt will continue to take entrants until there are at least 12 qualifying photos at the Wednesday contest start time (noon ET).
Criteria & Conditions
The following is in addition to the VotoArt contest rules and are specific to the Weekly contest.