Tess wrote:For contests offering a prize/prizes to the winners:
If you tell contestants that they are able to win a specific CS pet or something similar in one of your competitions, you must come up with the goods at the conclusion of the contest.
So, for example, if you offer a zebra as 1st prize for a character design contest, you MUST award a zebra to the contest winner at the end. You can NOT swap the prize for something different partway through a competition. The only chance of swapping prize in this case is if the prize winner IS HAPPY to take a different prize and both parties agree on the change.
IF you feel that it is likely that you will change prize partway through the competition, you must state VERY CLEARLY, at the BEGINNING of the contest, 'THE PRIZE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.'
Why is this rule necessary? Because some people may enter your contest based soley on what they can win, and if you change the prize when they've already begun drawing their entry, you may be making them work for something they no longer want.
So please play fair, and only offer what you are truely willing to give to the winners!
Please change the prizes back to the original ones offered. You cannot change them partway through.