11 O'Clock Stock Contest Rules

JUDGING CRITERIA: Being a Motley bunch, there’s no preset criteria for what defines the "best" comment. We’re looking for insightful that starts a conversation, something funny, or even a reader taking that first step toward their financial freedom and putting their neck out to ask a series of really basic questions. In the end, the most beneficial comment is the one that brings the most joy or knowledge to our community.

1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. To enter, you must post a comment in the Comments area of the article. This contest runs from August 23, 2010 to August 27, 2010. You may enter as many times as you would like.

2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents over the age of 18. Employees and their families of The Motley Fool, LLC (along with its contractors, affiliates, and subsidiaries) are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest but may not win any prizes.

3. WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be chosen daily. Employees of The Motley Fool will judge this contest. All decisions of the judges are final.

4. PRIZES: Each winner will receive a free one-year subscription to Motley Fool Stock Advisor (approximate retail value: $199).

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winners will be notified within 14 days after the determination date. Inability to contact a winner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The winners will be required to execute and return a Certificate of Eligibility, Consent, and General Release form within 14 days of notification. The winners may also be required to complete and return a W-9 for tax purposes. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winners. By accepting of the prize, the winners consent to the use of their names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising or trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

7. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION: All entries become the property of The Motley Fool. The Motley Fool reserves the right to use any and all information related to the contest, including submissions provided by the contestants, for editorial, marketing, and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

8. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Motley Fool in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of this website, or is otherwise in violation of these rules.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Motley Fool is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected email or for any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, The Motley Fool may cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. Entrants further agree to release The Motley Fool from any liability resulting from, or related to, participation in the contest.

10. WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the 11:00 Stock Contest, The Motley Fool, 2000 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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  • Report this Comment On August 23, 2010, at 12:20 PM, pondee619 wrote:

    Are "winners" chosen at random, order of comment posting ( be the 11th caller and win...), lenght of comment...?

  • Report this Comment On August 23, 2010, at 12:32 PM, EnigmaDude wrote:

    I'm guessing that winners will be selected based on the intelligence, entertainment value, and degree of difficulty in the comments provided. Or maybe whoever divulges that one little nugget of importance that the Fool writers missed. Like in this case, what is the basis for selecting a winner?!

  • Report this Comment On August 23, 2010, at 1:54 PM, pondee619 wrote:

    Should you really have to guess? Shouldn't this be spelled out in the "rules"? Just more of the lack of attention to detail that we have all come to expect from these fools.

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