Q: WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO BE ADDED AS A CELEBRITY?
A: By our definition, celebrities are people who can be reasonably considered public figures, meaning they often appear in the media, and are widely recognized by the public and known by millions. This can include politicians, actors and actresses, athletes, as well as a some high-profile entrepreneurs and media figures, as well as some groups, such as high-profile rock bands. When evaluating a submission’s celebrity value, we consider social media influence, standalone pages in websites such as Wikipedia and IMDB, major industry awards won, charitable involvement and numerous other metrics, so no single basis for evaluation is enough on its own. Our standard is continuously evolving, with tolerences generally becoming tighter. Note that we never accept criminals, terrorists, or individuals in the media spotlight due only to unusual circumstances or events. Appearing on television or radio, even frequently, does not in and of itself automatically constitute celebrity status. The website administrator reserves the right to at its sole discretion remove any submission it considers inappropriate.
Q: CAN YOU GUARANTEE I’LL MEET MY CELEB?
A: Unfortunately, we can’t quite do that. We will absolutely do our utmost to arrange a meeting and cheque presentation, but some celebrites simply don’t do public events, and others may either be opposed to the idea for personal reasons or be just too busy. Bear this in mind when making your submissions, because we don’t want winners to be disappointed! In cases where we cannot arrange a meeting, the donation amount will be returned to the Celeb Charity Challenge Donations Pool and winners will receive a consolation prize.
Q: THE CELEB I ADDED IS NOT DISPLAYING. WHAT’S WRONG?
A: All Celebs must be approved by Admin before they are visible on the website. If your submission is not posted within 48 hours, check to see if it is a duplicate or if EITHER your Celeb or charity has already won in the past 12 months. Also read our definition of a Celebrity in the first FAQ. Contest Administration has the final say on the acceptability of all postings, so if one you’ve added does not appear, try another. Please do not re-post the same Celeb again and again. If you believe there has been an error, you may contact us to request re-consideration however we reserve the right to accept or decline any submission at our sole discretion.
Q: WHAT IF I’M UNAVAILABLE TO TRAVEL WHEN I WIN?
A: If a winning Fan or Superfan is unable to fly to the cheque presentation, we may try to reschedule, but most often it will not be possible to do so. If that’s the case, the presentation will go on regardless. If you are not able to travel, please don’t enter the contest.
Q: WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM?
A: The BiLLe has a charitable donations pool of up to 300 million Euros weekly, directed by players. Every player and team in The BiLLe plays for a charitable category, and one of these is the Celeb Charity Challenge. All funds allocated by player vote to the Celeb Charity Challenge are earmarked for the contest–a minimum of 10,000 Euros and up to 10 million Euros monthly!
Q: CAN I ADD A WINNING CELEBRITY OR CHARITY AGAIN?
A: When a celebrity or charity wins, they cannot be added again until 12 months after the win date. After that point, any Superfan other than a previous winner with the same celebrity may add the celeb again. Returning celebs start off with no votes. Winning Superfans are free to add a new celebrity, but there is a limit of only one ACTIVE celebrity per Superfan.
Q: THE CELEB I ADDED HAS DISAPPEARED. WHAT HAPPENED?
A: Please note that we have recently changed our rules to mazimize the number of benefitting charities and to make our Challenge more exciting for everyone. As a result, Celebs associated with charities that have been declared winners in the past 12 months have been removed from the contest. There are thousands of worthy causes out there and most players don’t want the contest dominated by a few big ones!
Q: IF A MEMBER OF A BAND IS IN PLAY, CAN I ADD THE BAND NAME?
A: Yes. But when one or one or more members of a band or other group of Celebs has won that same calendar year, the band itself may NOT also be added separately during that period, because our rules do not allow a Celeb to win twice within any 12 month period. If two or members of a band or group become winners, Administration may opt to combine the donation values and make a single presentation to the band or group. Duplicate entries of a celebrity added by including a middle name or alternate spelling will not be allowed and even if initially approved by Admin and will be removed from play.
Q: I’M AN AGENT. HOW DO I ADD MY CHARITY-MINDED CLIENTS?
A: Celebs are added to this website only by fans, so the very best way to be added is to have the artists you represent reach out directly to their fan base via social media, blogs, their official website and at public appearances. The fans will do the rest. Be sure to have your celebs mention their favourite charity when putting the word out!
Q: HOW DO I FIND OUT MY FAVE CELEB’S PREFERRED CHARITY?
A: There are some excellent resources online for learning about celebrities’ charitable involvement, the best of which is probably www.looktothestars.org, where you’ll see that a lot of celebrities work with multiple charities. Don’t worry–the winning celeb always has final say in any case as to what charity receives the donation. We may opt not to post submissions where the Superfan has not done sufficient research to correctly identify his or her favourite fan’s charity of choice.