IDBA 2019 Official Rules & Requirements

2019 Indie Diamond Book Awards [IDBA]



IDBA does not accept any taboo erotica, books depicting graphic violence or gore, child abuse or exploitation, or actively promoting hate of any kind


All entries must have the completed registration form and applicable fees paid prior to dates posted in order to qualify for admission to IDBA best indie book awards


IDBA reserves the right to refuse any entry that violates any of the Official Contest Rules

Official Contest Rules

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  • Eligibility: This contest is open only to those who sign up at and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The IDBA contest is only open to legal residents of the United States, Canada, the UK, and other countries where permitted, and is void where prohibited by law. 
  • Employees of IDBA,, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  •  Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of INDIE DIAMOND BOOK AWARDS [IDBA] as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
  • Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on February 1, 2019, and ending October 31, 2019. All online entries must be received by October 31, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.
  •  How to Enter: The Indie Diamond Book Award contest must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided at The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of IDBA,
  • You are permitted to enter more than once, and each book will count as a separate entry for all contests and drawings. You must provide the information and registration fee for each book separately. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission(s) may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of IDBA and
  •  Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive the full value of the award listed. The actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at the discretion of IDBA/ The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for IDBA/ to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. (You may opt out of this if desired)
  • Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received based the cumulative average of several scoring factors determined by IDBA /
  • Winner Selection and Notification: Winner(s) will be selected under the supervision of the IDBA award committee and officials. Winner will be notified by email or phone within two (2) days following selection of Winner. IDBA/ shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 90 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT IDBA’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  • By entering this contest, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of IDBA. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute an infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless IDBA / from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which IDBA/ may incur, suffer or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
  • Terms & Conditions: IDBA/ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond IDBA’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, IDBA may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by IDBA. IDBA/ reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. IDBA/ has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the IDBA Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, IDBA/ reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless IDBA/ and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.
  • Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA) AND CA, NY, AZ, NC, TX, AND FL WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Ventura County, CA  having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  • Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the website, and will never be shared, sold, or distributed except to the necessary selection of judges and Contest administrators. All payments are stored securely with the Payment Processing Service (PayPal, SquareUp, Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover) with neither IDBA nor any of its employees able to access any financial information other notification of fees received 
  • Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winners names or a copy of these Official Rules, send an email to 
  • The Campaign hosted by IDBA/ is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform where the Contest may be advertised or promoted.
  • By entering the 2019 IDBA Contest, You, the Contestant, confirm to have affirmatively reviewed, accepted and agreed to all of the Official Rules.


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