Hi I want to build a Facebook
promotional/competition page and just want to make 100% sure that I am within the laws governed by the Facebook Promotional Guidelines.
Here is a link to the guidelines
I want to build a video voting page on Facebook. Facebook users cannot enter the competition. They can however vote for their favourite video and on voting post a message to their wall.
The video with the most votes will be declared the wining video.
A random voter could also stand a chance on winning a prize.
here is an extract from the guidelines that i am unclear about.
3. You must not use Facebook features or functionality as a promotion’s registration or entry mechanism. For example, the act of liking a Page or checking in to a Place cannot automatically register or enter a promotion participant.
This is pretty self explanatory. Thus we cannot ask someone to “like” or vote for their favourite video in order to enter or a stand a chance to win. We can ask them to do these things, but not as a condition to be part of the competition.