10. Ranking and Awards
10.1. Three Honors will be awarded in each modality and category for each literary expression, practitioner, and personality.
10.2. In each category, the Panel of Judges will be able to attribute the Honor mentions according to the individual merits of each finalist.
10.3. The awards for the 3 (three) best classified in each category will be designated by 1st Classified, 2nd Classified, and 3rd Classified and will have a symbolic character, constituted by a certificate and a privileged page on the Hall of Fame.
10.4. Candidates awarded with Honored Mention as Nominees may receive an official Ommie Awards Seal and a certificate of participation upon request.
11. The Awards Ceremony
There will be a Grand Award Ceremony for the Ommiewood Hall of Fame, mainly realized and virtually broadcasted simultaneously through the OMTimes Media Livestreaming TV Network and Radio Networks and the social media of OMTimes Media plus its Media Partners. Its date will be announced after the Judge's final decision is announced.
12. General Disposition
The personal data of the contestants will remain in possession of the Ommie Awards organizing commission for the sole purpose of registering the participants. For more information on the use of personal data, you can consult the comprehensive privacy notice on the website: Ommies.com.
Participation in this process implies acceptance of the rules and regulations. The contestants express their agreement with the requirements, terms, and conditions established therein, which are not appealable and are not subject to negotiation or modification of any kind.
Published works and Professional Individuals and Service Providers participating in other awarding contests may participate in the Ommie Awards. In addition, the Ommie Awards will allow the participation of work, or a Practitioner, awarded in another meritorious contest.
The acceptance and award in another honor-awarding contest do not prevent your participation in the Ommie Awards categories, provided that the Participant follows and abides by the guidelines specified hereof.
Unpublished works participating in other national or international competitions, awaiting a ruling, or in judgment as well as in contracting or editorial production may not be submitted.
Cases not provided for in this call will be resolved by the qualifying jury and the organizing institutions.
13. Final Provisions
13.1. All participants of the Ommie Awards Conscious Living contest are permanently assured that they are the rightful holders of the copyrights pertaining to their respective work. Therefore, the Participant must consciously permit the use in perpetuity of the title of their published work and/or their services along with all publicity materials for the Contest. These materials will be engaged for the dissemination of the event in the electronic and printed media, as well as in any publication carried out, supported, or promoted by OMTimes Media and Broadcast and its affiliated Media partners in all and any existing means of communication. Furthermore, the materials will visibly indicate the name of the copyright holder responsible for the respective work, i.e., the author and their publishing house.
The personal data of the contestants will be held by the Ommie Awards Organizing Commission for the sole purpose of keeping the register of the participants. For more information on the use of personal data, you can consult the comprehensive privacy notice on the website: Ommies.com.
13.2. The Organizing Committee and the Panel of Judges are sovereign, and it is up to them to assess and resolve the cases omitted in this regulation.
13.3. Failure to comply with the rules of these Ommie Awards Rules and Regulations may cause, at the discretion of the Organizing Committee, the disqualification of the Book(s) and, or Nominee's category, consequently, of the respective Participant.
13.4. The act of registration in this Contest implies the acceptance and agreement with all the items of this regulation.
Participation in this call of submission indicates acceptance of contest bases. The contestants express their agreement with the requirements, terms, and conditions established therein, which are not appealable and are not subject to negotiation or modification of any kind.
13.5. Using names, symbols, or images that characterize political promotion or messages that incite violence, gaslighting discrimination, or divisive speech is strictly forbidden.
13.6. No attestations, certificates, diplomas, or certifications related to classification or notes of candidates will be provided, except for those following criteria:
13.6.1. Hence the Ommie Awards Conscious Living & Professional and Literary Contest do not limit the number of participants in each category. All participants will receive a badge (The Ommie Awards Participant) identifying them as participating in the annual Awards contest. Each Participant must promote and engage the support of their public communities and social following to bring them to vote on their behalf.
13.6.2. All contenders will be grouped by their own chosen categories. The Ommie Awards allows only one nomination by category. A candidate may participate in more than one category as a practitioner or service provider besides contributing to the Literary Modalities and categories.
13.6.3. The first ten (10) most voted candidates will receive the second badge, identifying them as an Ommie Awards Nominee. In addition, each Nominee will receive a spotlighted page and media kit on the official and prestigious Ommie Awards website.
13.6.4. Of the ten selected applicants, only the three (3) most voted candidates will be reviewed by the Panel of Judges.
The Panel of Judges then will bestow the Awards based on their meritorious assessments of contestants.
The Assessment tiers are:
Ommie Award Winner – 1st Place - The Thought Leader
Ommie Award Honor – 2nd Place - The Changemaker
Ommie Award Honor – 3rd Place - The Influencer
13.6.5. Participants who commit any kind of intentional misrepresentation or proven fraud will be removed from the rolling Contest. In addition, they will be summarily excluded from the website and prevented from future submissions.
13.6.6. The Ommie Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, the outcome of the Contest, or the operation of the Contest or any of the OMTimes sites, affiliates, and Partners' sites; to act in violation of these rules or to act in an unsportsmanlike or unfair manner, disruptive or with intent to offend, abuse, threaten or harass another person or Participant.
13.6.7. Cases not provided for in this call will be resolved by the qualifying jury and the calling institutions.
13.6.8. Literary contests such as the Ommie Awards are a closed package: you either accept everything associated with it or do not participate in the Contest.
13.6.9. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Ommie Awards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these rules and cancel the Contest at any time or to modify, terminate, or suspend the Contest in the event of a virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the Ommie Awards' control that corrupt or damage the administration, security, transparency, or proper conduct of the Contest or Entries, or in the event that the Ommie Awards does not receive a minimum of Entries that meet the requirements of the Contest.