Contest Policy Violations :(


While undergoing this lengthy change currently happening to our business and to our page, I was looking over some Facebook policies.

I found something that I was not aware of; it is against Facebook policy for a Business Page to conduct a contest using the condition of “share this to enter”. Only liking the page’s post, posting on the page’s wall, or sending a message to the page can be used as entries.

Because of this, we will no longer be conducting such contests on our page. We will be looking for other ways to hold a contest. We ask for your forgiveness for this mistake as we were not aware of this policy before now and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for the future.

We ask that you also practice extreme caution when entering said contests on other pages- being this action is against policy, Facebook may take action and may harm your profile’s reputation and could you could either be blocked or on probation (Facebook Jail) or deactivated against your permission.
(you agree to these terms when creating a Facebook profile)

For more information:

The exact wording from the policy is:

“3. Promotions may be administered on Pages or within apps on Facebook. Personal Timelines and friend connections must not be used to administer promotions (ex: “share on your Timeline to enter” or “share on your friend’s Timeline to get additional entries”, and “tag your friends in this post to enter” are not permitted).”
Full policy can be found at:

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