Selection of winners
Are there any requirements for the selection of winners and award of prizes?
For Skills Competitions and Prize Draws, the winner must be selected either in the presence of an Italian Notary or an Officer of the Chamber of Commerce. In the case where the selection of winners is undertaken electronically, the results generated shall also be certified by an expert.
The Italian Notary or the Officer of the Chamber of Commerce present to the Skill Competition and Prize Draws shall draft the official minutes of assignment of the prizes and of closure of the promotion once the prizes are delivered to the winners. Prize winners should receive their prizes within 180 days of the closure of the promotion.
Nevertheless, the presence of a Notary / Officer shall not be required where the prizes are awarded shortly after the consumers enter the promotion, by way of automated or electronic systems (such as "Instant Win" or "Scratch and Win" etc.) which, by their very nature and with regard to the timing and methods of the execution, entail the exclusion of the Notary / Officer.
In any case, in multiphase prize promotions, the presence of the Notary / Officer can be restricted to the semi-final and final phases.