At least one member of the tailgate must be a current student at or alumnus of each respective university participating in the Tailgate of the Year competition.
All tailgates entering the competition must also be prepared to hold a tailgate the date the videographer and judges would visit their tailgate (see Timeline for exact dates).
In accordance with the law, any submissions showing fans under the legal drinking age consuming alcohol or any fans using illegal substances are strictly prohibited. We will attempt to remove all such submissions as quickly as possible.
Note: All Campus Champions will be announced on 11/1 on tailgateoftheyear.com
Voters should use the following criteria to judge tailgates when casting their vote(s): Creativity, Participation, Amenities, and School Spirit.
Creativity: Regardless of the opponent, weather, or any other factor, the best tailgates find ways to distinguish themselves with originality at each and every tailgate.
Participation: It isn’t simply the number of attendees at a tailgate, but the way they interact and come together as a group that brings the tailgate to life.
Amenities: Great tailgates integrate food, drinks, games, and other elements to ensure that attendees enjoy themselves and leave happy to have had the experience.
School Spirit: When it comes down to it, tailgating is about supporting your team. School spirit at a tailgates comes from passionate, enthusiastic fans that love their school.
Each Campus Champion will be selected from their university based on fan voting. Fans can vote once per day for as many tailgates as they wish to, and the tailgate whose video has the highest number of votes at the end of the voting period becomes that campus’ Campus Champion.
Voting will determine the 2014 TOTY. Professional videos, as well as written answers to questions about each Campus Champion’s tailgate, will be displayed on tailgateoftheyear.com. Fans can vote once per day for the tailgate they believe is the 2014 Tailgate of the Year based on the four criteria. The tailgate whose video has the highest number of votes at the end of the final voting period becomes the 2014 Tailgate of the Year.
In addition to great glory, each Campus Champion receives a $500 donation to a charity of their choice. The 2014 Tailgate of the year receives an additional $1500 donation, making the grand prize a $2000 donation to a charity of the 2014 TOTY’s choice!
All submissions and votes are subject to qualification and review to ensure legitimacy. We reserve the right to disqualify any tailgate and remove any votes where, in our sole discretion, we believe cheating is involved.
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