PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door 2013 contest will be broken down into three rounds: entry, finalist voting, and winners voting. You can enter the contest during the entry round only.
PETA will give equal consideration to three factors in choosing finalists and the winners:
- The total number of votes that you receive
- The enthusiasm that you demonstrate in promoting your entry and veganism
- PETA's assessment of your physical attractiveness
All entries must be submitted by 12 noon ET on March 8, 2013. At 12 noon ET on March 11, 2013, voting will open to the public to help PETA determine the finalists. Voting in the entry round closes at 12 noon ET on March 29, 2013 and we'll announce the top 20 finalists—the top 10 vote-getters (five male and five female) as well as the top 10 "judges' picks" (five male and five female), which will be determined by a PETA panel—by 12 noon ET on April 15, 2013. At that time, a new round of voting will begin, in which people will vote on the finalists to help PETA decide on the winners. The final voting round will end at 12 noon ET on May 3, 2013.
On May 9, 2013, the winners (one male and one female) will be announced!
The winners (one male and one female) will each receive a free Maui vacation, including eight days and seven nights of accommodations for up to four (maximum size of one-bedroom condominium) at a beautiful resort in Maui, Hawaii, and airfare for two from anywhere in the U.S. The trip is brought to you by HumaneTrip.com, the source for all your compassionate travel needs. HumaneTrip.com offers virtually limitless compassionate travel options, bookable online or over the phone with a personal concierge who understands your lifestyle needs and the importance of meeting them. Be sure to read the full prize voucher for complete details.
Other contest guidelines include the following:
- Only residents of the United States are eligible.
- All entrants must be at least 22 years old. (If you are between 13 and 21, thank you for your interest, but please do not submit an entry. Instead, please visit peta2.com, where we'll be launching our annual Cutest Vegan Alive contest very soon!)
- The contest is not open to finalists or winners of previous Sexiest Vegetarian Next Door or Cutest Vegetarian Alive contests run by PETA.
- Pictures must be tasteful, and the entrant must be vegan.
- High-resolution photos are required. The image must be sharp (not blurry or fuzzy) and well lit, and only the entrant should be appear in the photograph.
- Entrants should not be celebrities. If you've won your hometown's beauty pageant or have appeared in your local firefighters' calendar, you still qualify. But if you regularly appear in People magazine, we respectfully ask that you step out of the spotlight for this contest.
- No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.