Process for Holding Random Drawings

SweepJudge.com provides the most randomized service for selecting winners of all types of contests. Since many promotional entry forms require unique identifiers, such as email addresses, Twitter IDs, Facebook ID’s and login names, this third party drawing service displays contest information in a highly confidential manner.

Two of the most popular types of contests submitted through this service by bloggers and marketing companies are drawings and lotteries. Using SweepJudge.com, drawing and lottery winner(s) selections can be held in an impartial and unbiased manner that precludes entrants from believing that you or your business had any influence over the winner(s) selection process. Below is an explanation on how this service can be best utilized by different business entities.

Promotional Giveaways

If you operate a blog or a run a business that uses randomized drawings for promotional giveaways, then you most likely will have the entrants' email addresses or other unique identifier. In this instance, the best way to use the third-party drawing service is as follows:

  1. Register for a SweepJudge.com account, check your email for your automated password and login
  2. Go to the Third-Party Draw Service, enter in a unique title and begin an entrant-accessible drawing.
  3. Upload your entrant list, which may include email addresses or other unique identifiers for your entrants. SweepJudge.com will never publically display these identifiers and will never send emails to these entrants.
  4. Verify your entrant list, select the number of winners and enter in your billing information and then your drawing will be complete.
  5. An email will be sent to you containing a link to a record of your drawing, which you can display on your blog or business Web site. Also, your ‘My Account’ section will contain a full list of the entrants and winners that you can reference at any time.

For those entrants that want to view the record of the drawing, they can click on the link from your blog or Web site and enter their unique identifier to confirm that they were entered into the drawing and see if they were a winner.

Lotteries and Sweepstakes

If you coordinate online or offline sweepstakes for your marketing firm, media firm, PR company, non-profit institution or a professional lottery company, you may not want your drawings to be publically visible, but you do want to make them accessible to your auditors. In this instance, the best way to use the third-party drawing service is as follows:

  1. Register for a SweepJudge.com account, check your email for your automated password and login
  2. Go to the Third-Party Draw Service, enter in a unique title and begin a private drawing.
    1. Note: you can use the pricing tool to determine the exact cost for choosing the winner(s) of your lotteries or sweepstakes.
  3. Upload your entrant list, which may include email addresses or other unique identifying numbers, letters or symbols for your entrants. SweepJudge.com will never publically display these identifiers and will never send emails to these entrants.
  4. Verify your private drawing entrant list, select the number of winners and enter in your billing information and then your drawing will be complete.
  5. Since this is a private drawing, you will receive an email containing a link to login to your ‘My Account’ section to view the record. This record will only be visible upon logging into your account and will not be shared with any of your entrants.
  6. Should your business get audited, you can simply provide the auditors with a login and password to your account, so they can view the respective record(s).
    1. Note: in your ‘My Account” section, you can change your password at any time

For additional information on the Third-Party Drawing Service, you can view the description page or check out the FAQ’s section.