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Contests Supported Worldwide? Answered

Are these contest are limited to specific countries or for whole world? Is seventeen years old is eligible to participate?

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Daniel Domingos (author)2013-01-16

Though I see now after I enroll in a contest that Brazil is not in the list of eligible countries, believe that there is no problems.
I live in Brazil and have won tender in England (London) and received awards normally.
The awards were sent to me without charges or taxes, because it is a cultural competition and seeks growth in the use of awarded prizes.

Daniel Domingos

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mostertbj (author)2013-01-03

Why aren't other countries allowed to participate, for example South Africa?

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Kiteman (author)mostertbj2013-01-03

Legal complications.

The laws regarding contests are different in different countries (for instance, in some countries, the contests here count as gambling, and you are only allowed to run a contest in Quebec if you are based in Quebec), and it takes a lot of lawyer-time to make sure the terms and conditions of the contests make the contests legal in each country.

See also this link.

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Kiteman (author)2013-01-02

If you read the rules of the contests, the number of eligible countries is usually limited to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark.

For most contests, being 17 is fine - you will just need to get parental permission to receive a prize, should you win.

If you are not in an eligible country, you can get around that by finding a collaborator* who does live in an eligible country. If you win, the collaborator can give their details to HQ for prize delivery, and then pass your share on to you.

*To prevent possible arguments over who gets what, collaborators should be people you actually know, maybe even family or a friend. To enable collaboration on a project, go to the Edit page, and select "Collaborate" from the "More" drop-down menu. You will then be able to add user-names to the list of collaborators. Collaborators can edit text and add photos, but only the main author can hit the "publish" button.

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