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Would you know why Quebec isn’t allowed to enter?

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I think it was something about the Quebec contest laws being different or something or another.

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Hi,

Sorry, this is actually incorrect. The guidelines we have posted state that anyone living in Quebec is unable to enter the Wattys, and that’s due to local laws. Sorry for any confusion there.

Regards, Gavin

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That was an error as I’ve noted. Our guidelines note the same as you posted in your original comment.

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Things do change from year to year I’m afraid.

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It might have to do with some of the prizes being inclusion into the Paid Stories program and a publishing contract from WattpadBooks? It’s the first time winners can actually make money (in a way) by winning so I’m thinking that might be the reason why the rules are different this year. Just my guess though, I’m not familiar with the laws of Quebec or the reasoning of HQ.

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This might help: https://www.thebalanceeveryday.com/why-are-so-many-competitions-void-in-quebec-896835

In general Quebec has a lot of laws that make it very hard to run large scale contests in the state so most contests exclude them.

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I was going to ask the same… currently in Quebec— mood!

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Yeah that really sucks.

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Why don’t they do something similar then for just Quebecois? It sucks!

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