Best of Columbus official contest rules:

Cast your votes for our annual Best of Columbus reader poll, and look for the results in the March 27 edition of Alive!

1. This contest is free and open to persons 18 and older. No purchase necessary.

2. One (1) prize package of a $100.00 VISA gift card will be awarded.

3. All entries must be made by registering for the alive! e-newsletter between January 29, 2014 and February 28, 2014 at 12 p.m.

4. The Dispatch Printing Company and affiliated companies and/or sponsors, are not responsible for a person's inability to complete the required entry whether due to equipment malfunction or other difficulties and are not responsible for lost entries. All entries submitted become the property of The Dispatch Printing Company.

5. Prize winner will be determined by a random drawing of all entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

6. Employees of The Dispatch Printing Company, their advertising agencies, affiliated companies, sponsors and the immediate families of the aforementioned groups are not eligible.

7. By submitting an entry, contestants agree to be bound by the rules of the contest and agree that the sponsoring companies shall have the rights, free of charge, to publish and broadcast by any means the names and photographs of the winner.

8. Winner is solely responsible for applicable taxes necessary.

9. All decisions of contest judges are final. Sponsors reserve the final judgment on all matters pertaining to this contest including the right to change or modify the rules, discontinue or extend the contest without prior notice.