If You Win A Cash Prize
Please note that all prizes will be paid via check which will be remitted in US funds ($ dollars) through regular mail after the competition.
- If you are a US Citizen, or have a valid US Social Security Number: You will be required to fill out the IRS W-9 form Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
- If you are a non-US citizen: You will be required to fill out the IRS W-8BEN form Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding, as well as a Foreign National Information Form. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States requires that income paid to non-US citizens be taxed prior to disbursement. If you fall into this category, prize checks will be remitted in the amount less the tax determined by US Tax laws.