Why New Jerseyans, Vermonters can’t enter NatGeo photo contest

by Walter Olson on October 31, 2012

Because, as the magazine explains, “Those states do not allow operation of a skill contest that requires an entry fee.” Which results in the following rather awesome disclaimer (via Petapixel):

CONTEST IS VOID IN CUBA, IRAN, NEW JERSEY, NORTH KOREA, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, SUDAN, SYRIA, VERMONT AND WHERE PROHIBITED.

Rubbing it in a bit about the unfreedom, no?

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1 Bill Poser 10.31.12 at 9:53 pm

As a Vermonter, I resent being included in the same category as new Jersey.

2 Frank 11.01.12 at 12:50 pm

Fees for entry into games of skill are very common in NJ, for instance at carnival games such as darts, ring toss and basketball shooting.

Are these excepted because there is no cash prize?

3 delurking 11.02.12 at 1:47 pm

I’ve paid to enter mountain bike races in NJ. Some had cash prizes. Did I or the organizers break the law?

4 Frank 11.05.12 at 11:37 am

A friend just returned from a Sherlock Holmes Mystery weekend at Cape May, NJ, a long time annual event. Guests pay to enter event and receive clues by which one may deduce the resolution of the ‘mystery’. Cash prizes are paid.

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