The Complete Contests & Sweepstakes

Legal Guide

A Free PDF from Strutta on sweepstakes and contest law containing all you need to know to run a completely legal Social Promotion!

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Get the guide to understand:

  • What’s the legal difference between a “contest” and a “sweepstakes";
  • Specific Legal requirements for running a contest in the United States, Canada and Quebec.
  • Required disclosures about your contest or sweepstakes;
  • Best practices advice from practicing lawyers from the United States and Canada;
  • State-by-state as well as province-by-province guide to contest legal requirements


The Authors of the Legal Guide

Robert Lawton

Mr. Lawton is a senior associate at K&L Gates LLP and regularly counsels clients regarding sweepstakes and contest promotions conducted online and through traditional methods, including drafting official rules and disclosures and analyzing legal implications of marketing and promotional campaigns to ensure compliance with federal and state law. 

Shahrooz Nabavi

Mr. Nabavi is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, has been practicing law for 10 years and practices primarily in the technology, corporate and commercial areas working with early- stage and growth-stage companies. He routinely advises clients on matters related to contest law and social media.

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About our Platform

Strutta’s Social Promotions Platform is a pay-per-use SaaS solution for launching contests and sweepstakes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Microsites, IFrames, and Multiple Channels.

Brands that use Strutta include Starbucks, Hilton, Crate&Barrel, Toyota, Adidas, GNC, Comcast, AirBnB, Shutterfly, and Coca Cola.

Strutta is a Facebook Preferred Apps Developer

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