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Global Social Awards: Voting Terms & Conditions

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Global Social Awards celebrate talent, creativity and originality of influencers who entertain and inspire fans, and have a positive impact on social media.

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Global Social Awards are given in 4 categories in total. Each influencer can be nominated in one category only.

Categories

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Global Social Awards are awarded in 4 categories in total. Each influencer can be nominated in one category only.

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Fun & Entertainment: Influencers who put a smile on people’s faces, who entertain or spread joy and good feelings.

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Social Impact & Change: Influencers who are positively improving the world, have the courage to lead by example and prove it in their actions.

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Inspiration & Influence: Influencers who inspire us in everyday life and stimulate creativity, originality and trends.

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Rising star: Newcomers in social media who seek new topics, original methods and their own space.

Schedule

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  • Nominations December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019
  • Semi-final voting March 4 – 24, 2019
  • Final voting April 4 – 30, 2019
  • FINAL VOTING PROLONGED UNTIL May 10, 2019
  • Awards ceremony May 29, 2019

Who can be nominated?

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  • An active profile in social media (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Pinterest, Twitch, Tumblr and more ...), which has more than 100,000 followers, subscribers or fans. For the Rising Star category, limit is reduced to 50,000 followers, subscribers or fans.
  • A profile that is not purely commercial
  • A profile that does not violate legislation
  • Excluded are profiles that are in conflict with good morals, that are too vulgar, or are sexually or erotically explicit
  • Excluded are profiles that incite intolerance (racial, religious, political, etc.)

Nominations and votes

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  • Nominations and voting can be done via the www.SocialAwards.Global web portal or the Global Social Awards application.
  • The continuous list of nominated profiles is not public.

Semi-final voting

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  • A nominated profile must confirm interest in being nominated and participating in Global Social Awards; nomination confirmations are done via email or direct communication via social networks
  • All verified nominated profiles that confirmed participation in Global Social Awards will progress to the semi-finals; the number of nominated profiles in the semi-finals is not limited
  • In the semi-finals, it is possible to allocate a maximum of 2 votes to nominees in each category; voters do not need to allocate all votes and do not have to vote in more than one category

Final voting

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  • Profiles that have received the most votes in the semi-final vote within each of the macro-regions (i.e. 6 profiles in total, winners of each macro-region) advance to the final along with profiles that received the most votes in a given category, so that each of the categories Fun & Entertainment, Social Impact & Change and Inspiration & Influence in the finals is represented by a total of 10 personalities and the Rising Star category by 5 finalists. Therefore, a total of 35 finalists out of fans and jury votes will get through to the final. The organizer has the right to include in the final vote also a competitor who did not fulfill the above condition for the progress to the final vote, based upon the ‘Go Global Wild Card’.
  • In the final, it is possible to vote and give a maximum of 2 votes to different finalists in each category; voters do not need to allocate all votes and do not have to vote in more than one category
  • All contestants and voters by their participation in the poll commit to respecting the voting rules. The organizer shall ensure by technical means that every voter in the poll shall vote according to the voting rules. Repeated attempts to vote against voting rules will be secured and reported by the system. The organizer does not include votes that have been sent to a competitor in contradiction to the voting rules or by other unfair conduct (e.g. software robots, etc.).
  • The organizer reserves the right to take all measures to protect the impartiality, objectivity and proper conduct of the poll and, if necessary, to change or modify the rules of the poll or to cancel it. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at global@socialawards.global.
  • All finalists receive a personal invitation for the finalists + 1 person to the gala night + 2 nights accommodation in a double room + return flight ticket to Prague.

Macro-regions

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Global Social Awards are organized globally. In order to maintain a balanced participation, at least one nominee from each macro-region will participate in the semi-finals. Macro-regions are divided as follows:
  • Macro-region of Europe
  • Macro-region of North and Central America
  • Macro-region of South America
  • Macro-region of Africa
  • Macro-region of Central and South Asia and the Middle East
  • Macro-region of the Far East and Southeast Asia and Australia

Go Global

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  • Go Global works as a ‘wild card’ and allows direct progress to the final
  • Go Global is awarded as part of the Go Global license provided in a particular country, where for each country there may be a maximum of 1 direct nomination for the final. Are you interested in a license in your country? Please contact us.

Awards Ceremony

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  • The Awards Ceremonywill be held on May 29, 2019 at Fórum Karlín in Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
  • The winners will be announced in a live broadcast during the final evening
  • A profile with the highest number of votes becomes the winner of each category

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I vote?

You can vote either via the Global Social Awards app (iOS and Android) or directly on the Socialawards.global website.

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How many votes can I send?

You can vote 2x in each category. You can thus vote a total of 8 times both in the semi-final and final voting rounds.

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Voting is not working. How can I vote/log in?

You can log in via the application in your telephone, which you can download here (iOS and Android), or by using the LOGIN button in the upper right corner of the Socialawards.global website. Verification of your login is carried out via your Facebook account or telephone number. If your problem persists, please contact us at global@socialawards.global and we’ll have a look at it. Alternately, you can write us directly on Instagram or Facebook.

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Why do I have to log in via FB or a telephone number in order to vote?

This login is necessary in order to uphold the rules of voting and for us to make sure that voting takes place fairly.

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What should I do if I’d like to change the category in which I’ve been nominated?

If you’d like to change the category you’re nominated in, contact us at global@socialawards.global.

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How and when does voting take place?

Voting takes place in two rounds. First, we’ll publish a list of the nominees on 4th March 2019 on the Socialawards.global website, thus launching the semi-final round of voting. The semi-final voting will take place until 24th March 2019. Ten finalists will be chosen from each category; in the Rising Star category, there will only by 5 finalists who receive the most votes. The list of finalists will be announced on 1st April 2019, thus launching the final round of voting. Final voting will end on 30th April 2019.

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I’ve found a blog/video channel/profile among the nominees that doesn’t meet the rules. It is possible to report it?

If you happen to see such a profile, send us a link to its nomination and the reason you think it does not fulfill the conditions to global@socialawards.global.

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Where can I find the rules for the Awards?

The Rules for the Awards can be found on our website under the link Rules and Conditions.

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I didn’t find my favorite in the list of nominees.

One reason for this may be that the nomination has not been approved due to the large number of nominees, which can cause approval to take longer than usual. It is also possible that the nominee does not meet the rules for approval: The blog/video channel/profile of the creator must be active; they must have more than 100,000 followers on a social network; for nomination to the Rising Star category, the limit is reduced to 50,000 followers. Profiles may not be commercial; they must not publish content that is in contradiction to valid laws or good ethics. Profiles that are overly vulgar, contain erotic content, or incite religious, racial, or other intolerance are disqualified from the nominations.

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Is it possible to nominate a creator even after the end date of the nominations?

You can send your proposal for nomination even after 4th March 2019 to global@socialawards.global.

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Can I vote for my own blog/video channel/profile?

Yes

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How are votes counted in the final round of voting? Are the votes from the semi-final also counted?

No. In the final voting round, voting starts anew. Votes from the semi-final round are not carried over – all finalists once again have an equal chance.

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Can I send my vote later to the semi-final/final round of voting after voting has finished?

No, after voting ends, it is not possible to vote in any way.

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I accidentally cast my vote for someone else. Is it possible to cancel my vote and cast a new one?

Unfortunately no. The voting system does not allow voters to take back their votes and cast a new vote for another nominee.

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When will the finalists be announced?

Global Social Awards finalists will be announced on 1st April 2019 on the Socialawards.global website.

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When will the winners be announced?

The winners of the competition will be announced over the course of the Global Social Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 29th May 2019.

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Who chooses the nominees?

The nominees are chosen by the organizers of Global Social Awards based on fan nominations in accordance to the rules of the Awards.

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Who chooses the finalists/winners?

Finalists and winners are chosen by fans based on the votes they cast. The organizers of Global Social Awards can grant a wild card in each category for advancement to the final.

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Where does the finale take place?

The finale, or the Global Social Awards Ceremony, will take place in the Czech Republic in Prague on 29th May 2019.

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Can I also take part in the Global Social Awards Ceremony?

Yes, you can also be a part of the Global Social Awards Ceremony on 29th May in Prague. You can buy tickets on the Ticketportal website HERE. If you are interested in billing and purchasing a larger number of tickets or bargain packages, contact us at global@socialawards.global.

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I want to be a partner of the competition – how can I get in touch with you?

We’re glad to know you’re interested. If you’d like to become a partner of Global Social Awards, write us at global@socialawards.global.

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I am a journalist / photographer and I would like to be accredited for the Global Social Awards Ceremony. What should I do?

All information for journalists can be found on the Press page, or write to global@socialawards.global.

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Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Czech Republic and the parties to any dispute shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Czech courts.
Updated on January 31, 2019