Californians excluded from Jack Daniel's contest

I noticed that residents of California are excluded from the Jack Daniels contest - bummer! Does anyone know why? Thanks :)

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blkhawk5 years ago
I heard the reason for excluding California is that anything west of the St. Andreas fault will sink in the sea at anytime! :-)
ooo mmm ggg. wow.
caitlinsdad5 years ago
LanceMakes (author)  caitlinsdad5 years ago
Thanks for finding that article. I can understand why CA banned alcohol-related contests - it's just unfortunate that that law should apply to this contest which doesn't appear to promote excessive drinking, just a brand image :(
Moem LanceMakes5 years ago
If it helps, you're not alone... the rest of the world is excluded, too.
canida Moem5 years ago
Well, hopefully this should clarify that we're not singling out other countries - the US has some weird laws we have to follow as well. Crazy, isn't it?

And Lance, you could probably find a collaborator in another state, similar to what those in currently-excluded countries do.
Ironic that having an illegitimate child with the housekeeper is okay in California, but awarding a prize from a company which sells alcoholic beverages to adults is a no-no in California.

Moem canida5 years ago
Yeah, laws can be a pain... doesn't mean that Instructables can ignore them. That's just how it is.

The idea of getting a collaborator in another state is great.
eclipsed5 years ago
But this isn't a sweepstakes, it's a skill-based contest isn't it? Winners aren't drawn at random.
LanceMakes (author)  eclipsed5 years ago
It applies to contests as well - darn!