said 1 year, 2 months ago:
I have a question about one of Facebook’s rules for contests, specifically this rule:
You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.
The company I work for (a company that sells telescopes to amateur astronomers) would like to run a contest in which our fans try to guess what an astronomical object is based on a very small portion of a larger astrophoto. Currently, we have something like that as the third post on our page:
(although it’s currently not a contest because we’re not picking a winner or giving out a prize).
In order to run the contest on an App page (which is another Facebook rule for contests), we plan on using the North Social Photo Showcase app to display the small portion of the astrophoto. And then have people give us their guesses in the comments.
But the North Social app uses the Facebook social plugin to allow commenting – would this be a violation of Facebook’s contest rules?
Thanks in advance for anyone who can help – I really appreciate it.