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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
08-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Originally Posted by pr1983 View Post
Slightly off-topic question (apologies), but: Are North American competitions generally inclusive of Canada too? Or is that considered too different to allow it?
I'm not an expert, but it depends on the contest. Canada and its provinces have different rules that the various states in the U.S.

Most contests run in the U.S. aren't applicable to all 50 states for the same reason that most contests exclude other countries. The laws relating to contests in the United States aren't solely impacted by federal law. The various states have their own laws concerning eligibility, participation, notification, distribution of prizes, determination of winners, etc. That is why you might hear something like "contest not valid in Maryland, Tennessee, and New Mexico" (to pull three random states out of thin air.