Dear Baby Gizmo Friends,
I wanted to address something that you may or may not realize is going on. As many of you know we hold photo contests periodically to have a little fun, get all our readers involved, and give away really great prizes. The current Baby on Location Photo Contest has recently had a bit of controversy surrounding it and we wanted to clear the air.
It was brought to our attention that one of the finalists in this current photo contest was purchasing votes (“likes”) in an attempt to win. We investigated this claim and found it to be true. We also approached the contestant privately and she indeed admitted to purchasing some of her votes. This type of action compromises the integrity of our contest. Since our main goal is to make the contest fun and fair for everyone involved, we have made the decision to subtract all the purchased votes from her final vote count.
This is not the first time that contestants have found a way to work around the rules and it won’t be the last. We are continuously updating our contest rules to ensure that any kind of behavior that can be perceived as cheating is avoided.
Again, the purpose of the contest is to have fun and to get everyone involved and this poor sportsmanship has turned this experience sour for us. While we realize that emotions are running high with this issue, we hope that everyone can understand the position we are taking with this and that we won’t tolerate anything that can be perceived as cheating.
I personally strive to maintain integrity within The Baby Gizmo Company, a company I started from the ground up. I want to thank all the Baby Gizmo friends and fans, as your support means everything to me.
Thanks for all your support,