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It’s no secret that there’s a ton of junk and noise on the web. The goal of the Fascination Awards is to make it easier to find truly great content by compiling the utmost intriguing content into a single place.

We seek out blogs that are truly fascinating; blogs that excite, motivate, and inspire their audience. The Fascination Awards serves to recognize these blogs, reward them, and honor them on the Accelerated Degree website.

How Can I be Nominated for an Education Award?

In order to be fascinating, content can’t just be useful, valuable, entertaining, educational, or interesting. These are all great traits to have but fascinating content is a mixture of these things and much more.

Fascinating content is best quantified by the physical and emotional reaction that it instills in its audience rather than particular traits of the content. Put simply, fascinating content:

  • Inspires its audience.
  • Creates conversation around the topic.
  • Creates a strong emotional reaction (positive or negative)
  • Gets shared both online and off.

In order to be considered for a nomination, your blog must meet the above criteria. If you believe your blog meets the above criteria and you have not been nominated for a Fascination award, please send an email to matt {at} accelerated-degree.com and include the URL of your blog in the email.

Terms

Our editorial staff will select a suitable number of nominations for a particular award. The nominees selected will be posted on the website and voted on by our readers using Google Plus + based on the schedule below.

Middle School Teacher Blogs:

  • Nominations Posted & Voting Starts: August 18, 2012 (1:01 EST)
  • Voting ends, 1st place winner is chosen: August 25, 2012 (11:59 PM EST)

Student Blogs:

  • Nominations Posted & Voting Starts: August 21, 2012 (1:01 EST)
  • Voting ends, 1st place winner is chosen: August 28, 2012 (11:59 PM EST)

Voting Rules

Violating one of the rules below is grounds for disqualification from the voting process.

  • Each website owner participating in the voting process may vote for their site only once.
  • Any voting done through the use of automated software, bots, proxies, or other forms of voting manipulation is strictly forbidden.
  • If a website owner participating in the contest is found to have plagiarized content on their blog and was nominated based on the plagiarized content, the blog will be disqualified from the voting process.
  • If any website owner participating in the contest publishes or has previously published content deemed lewd, hateful, or otherwise offensive by the sole discretion of Accelerated Degree, the website is in violation of the official voting rules and may be disqualified.

Note: We present awards in various categories and each award category contains its own set of prizes but all award categories are governed by the same rules.

Eligibility

The Fascination Awards is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, and U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, organizations and individuals involved in teaching across all categories. Participation in this contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.

Individuals residing outside of the United States and Canada are eligible for nomination for Fascination Awards, but are ineligible for prizes at this time.

Judging

Public voting will determine and choose the winner based on the number of votes.

Limitations

A completed online entry form must accompany each entry. Only one user can vote for each award.

Employees of Accelerated Degree; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Awards and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of these Awards; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Awards and any members of their immediate families or households (“Award Parties”) are ineligible to participate.

Privacy Policy

The personal data we collect from registered Accelerated Degree users will not be disclosed to any third party, including advertisers. Accelerated Degree maintains the right to contact registered Accelerated Degree users regarding The Fascination Awards updates and during the course of the Fascination Awards. Your information will not be used for any other purpose than participation in the Fascination Awards. We respect your privacy and will gladly remove you from our Fascination Award database upon request.

Links to Other Sites

Accelerated Degree website may include links that enable users to access third party Web sites. Accelerated Degree is not responsible for the content that appears on those sites, and does not endorse these sites. Please consult those sites’ individual privacy policies in order to determine how they treat user information.

Caution

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a contest may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Host reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Conditions

By participating in the Accelerated Degree’s Fascination, entrants and winners agree to be bound by these Official Policies and Conditions and the decisions of Accelerated Degree, which are final in all matters relating to the Awards and acknowledge compliance with these Official Policies. By participating in this Contest, each entrant and winner hereby agrees to Accelerated Degree’s collection and usage of the entrant’s and winner’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Accelerated Degree is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of awards. Host and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Awards. Host reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Awards should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Host corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Awards process, or for any other reason at any time.

By entering the Accelerated Degree’s Fascination Awards, accepting nomination, or accepting an award, each entrant and winner hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Accelerated Degree, or any of their respective parents or affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, nomination, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Awards related activities.

Under no circumstances will any entrant or winner be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant and winner hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By participating in this Contest, entrants, nominees, and winners agree to be bound by these Official Policies and regulations and the decisions of Accelerated Degree, which are final in all matters relating to these Awards and acknowledge compliance with these Official Policies. Each entrant and winner acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the Accelerated Degree website are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Policies. By participating in the Accelerated Degree’s Fascination Awards, each entrant, nominee, and winner hereby agrees to Accelerated Degree’s collection and usage of the entrant’s and winner’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Accelerated Degree and its affiliates are in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. Host and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest or the use or misuse of a prize. Accelerated Degree reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Host corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest and award the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.