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From the Staff: Monte of the Month Rules and Requirements

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Default Monte of the Month Rules and Requirements

The current MOTM rules and requirements can be found in the FAQ section.

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Monte of the Month Rules and Requirements

The Monte of the Month competition is intended to be a fun and friendly competition. This competition is about more then just a nice looking Monte Carlo. It is about both showing pride in each other's Monte Carlos, as well as a way of appreciating the contributions other members on have made.

  1. - Must be an active Member - Should be at least 12 posts a month. If a member does not meet this requirement, the staff will determine if the member is considered to be active enough for eligibility.
    * Some members on over lap on other Monte related forums. The member's activity on other forums do not count as eligibility for this competition.
  2. - Member's Monte Carlo must be posted in the Photo Gallery, have an MCF "Garage" or a link to Member's photo site - Please don't use another forum to host your pictures. Some forums will ban you for doing this. There's lots of FREE hosting space here and on the web.
  3. - Member's Monte Carlo photos should include pictures of Front/Side/Rear (Interior/Engine is also encouraged, but not a requirement)
  4. - Nominated members must currently own the Monte Carlo being nominated - If your car has been sold/you no longer own it, it's sitting in an impound or a junk yard, you're not eligible. In addition, if the Monte becomes for sale at any point during nominations or during the MOTM voting competition it is a part of, it is then automatically disqualified.
  5. - A Nominated Monte Carlo must be road worthy - This means it is currently in a condition that you can get in it, safely and legally drive it on the street. It is strongly encouraged to be free of CEL conditions, but not a requirement. If the car is a track-only car, it must meet track safety standards. If there is an unusual circumstance, then the staff will make a final decision.
  6. - MOTM winners are ineligible for the MOTM contest the following calendar year.
  7. - Only Monte Carlos are eligible - We welcome members even if they don't currently own a Monte Carlo, but since this is Monte of the Monte, only members with an eligible Monte can compete in this competition.

  1. - Every MCF Member can nominate one member's Monte and support the nomination of one other Member's Monte - You can not nominate and support the same member. Only your first supporting nomination ("support") will count.
    * All member's are eligible for MOTM (including Admins and Moderators)
  2. - You cannot nominate your own car.
  3. - The Top three Member's, with the most nominations will be entered into the MOTM Contest - In the event there is a tie prompting for more then a top three nominees, it will be up to the staff to address this unique situation.
  4. - The MCF Monte of the Month Nominations will begin, ten days before the end of each Month or determined by the MCF Staff.
  5. - Voting will begin five days before the end of the Month or determined by the MCF Staff.
  6. - Contest Ends, five days after voting begins - The closing date and time is posted with the voting results.
  7. - Winner will be confirmed by the MCF Staff & posted. - The voting doesn't necessarily end at midnight. The voting poll will display the exact day and time the voting ends.
  8. - Each Monte Of The Month winner for that calendar year, will be entered in the Monte Of The Year contest held at the end of the year (or early the following year).
  9. - Votes will remain anonymous - However, in the unlikely event of a dispute over the voting results, an Administrator may need to reveal the results to the forum staff. Decision of the forum administrators is final.
  10. - In the event of a tie for MOTM, there will be a one day "sudden death" tie breaker poll between the two who tied.
  11. - Once a win has been confirmed, an admin (or person currently incharge of the MOTM calendar) will contact the winner for a current pic to be used in the calendar - Please do not make multiple submissions. It takes a lot of work to assemble the calendar, we prefer one pic per winner. Also, please do not submit a photo with a "For Sale" sign in it, if this is the only photo you can provide, the staff will decide how to address this (the pic may be Photoshopped or replaced with a different pic at the staff's discretion).

These rules can be amended at the staff's discretion.

Decisions made by the staff are final!

These rules are intended to prevent previous problems or people looking for loopholes. We can't anticipate everything, so if a problem comes up, the staff will do our best to come to an acceptable solution.

If you don't win right away, don't take it personally. It can sometimes take multiple times to get nominated and make it to the poll and sometimes multiple times to the poll before a win is achieved. If you are seriously interested in winning MOTM, post good information/updates frequently so other members learn who you are and something about you. If you can assist other members looking for help with a problem and/or post pics of your own Monte, both are good ways to help your chances to get nominated, supported and voted for MOTM.

If you don't get nominated for MOTM or don't win MOTM, please do not post messages about why you should have been nominated or won. This typically comes across as angry, selfish, looking for a pity nomination/vote and ends up being disrespectful to those who did get nominated or won MOTM. This is not good character of someone deserving of MOTM. Some members have made postings like that in the past and they did not make friends after that and it did yield any favorable results.
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