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• All entries must be self-certified through ERA’s Self-Certification Program. This program certifies that your submission complies with the Marketing Guidelines for Electronic Retailers (updated Feb 24, 2014). To speak with a representative about the program, please contact Bill McClellan at 703-908-1032.

• Entries that have been the subject of an Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) referral to the Federal Trade Commission will not be eligible.

• All ERA-certified long- and short-form direct response television, Internet retailing, radio and live shopping channel programs, and the companies and individuals involved in their production, are eligible for nomination in the awards contest if those programs were aired or launched between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.

• If submitting a DRTV entry, the show must have aired at least once on one or more national cable network or broadcast stations located in the top 20 U.S. metropolitan area markets and/or on one or more international broadcast networks.

• Participants may submit an unlimited number of entries for nomination in each category.

• ERA will not be responsible for incorrect entrant and ballot listings that result from incorrect information given on the entry forms.

• When submitting an entry, you hereby release the footage used at the awards show and the winner’s acceptance speech to be broadcasted without remuneration.