Does someone in your life deserve to be celebrated this year? We want to celebrate Marriott’s 30th birthday by throwing them a surprise party of a lifetime! Is your mom celebrating the big 6-0 this year? Did your son earn a PHD? Maybe a friend recently returned from a tour of duty, or beat the odds? There are a million reasons to celebrate. Marriott is looking for the most unique and original ideas you can come up with! Make us laugh, make us cry, make us feel why your loved one deserves to be celebrated, and you just might make us want to give them the best surprise party ever!
Sweeps Rating: Okay
Eligibility: US, DC, Puerto Rico, age of majority
Entry Dates: February 1, 2014 and ends on August 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET
1: 12:00 AM ET on 2/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/14
2: 12:00 AM ET on 5/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 5/31/14
3: 12:00 AM ET on 8/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 8/31/14
To enter write an essay with the name of the person you are nominating for a surprise party, as well as why this person deserves the surprise party. *See rules for essay requirements.
Entry Limit: one entry per person/email address per Nomination Period.
Eleven (11) Grand Prizes [three (3) for Nomination Period 1 and four (4) each for Nomination Period 2 & 3]: A surprise party worth up to $14,000, as outlined in the winning Nominator’s Entry, and a Sponsor-determined amount of money (up to $6,000, depending on the amount of the party), awarded in the form of a check to the winning Nominator only (to defray taxes) shall be awarded. maximum ARV: $20,000
Surprise Party Time Period:
1: 3/1/14 through 5/31/14
2: 6/1/14 through 8/31/14
3: 9/1/14 through 11/30/14
Prize Limit: one prize per person/email address.
40% – Creativity/uniqueness of Entry
40% – Overall appeal of Nomination Essay
20% – Feasibility of surprise party