Competitors must attend the award ceremony in order to receive any prize money, competitors not attending the award ceremonies will forfeit their prize money.
Riders that do not pick up their awards can have them mailed to them for a handling fee plus the cost of shipping. Awards not claimed by December 31, 2019 will be discarded.
PRIZE AND AWARD POLICY
AWARD DETAILS: The amount of cash prizes and/or any other type of awards and how it is to be divided will be specified on the event organizer’s web site, posted on the pit board, or announced at the Riders’ Meeting.
PROTEST RECTIFICATION: No prizes shall be presented for an event until all protests that might affect the prizes have been decided. In a sanctioned event, if any owner or competitor gives notice of his intention to appeal any decision of the Race Director or Race Committee, the awarding of the prizes from that event shall not be made until said appeal has been decided.
AWARD RETURN REQUEST: Any event organizer that requests the return of any trophy, prize, or prize money, shall be required to put said demand in writing and mail it to the contestants involved by registered mail, return receipt requested.
RETURN REFUSAL: Should any contestant refuse or fail to return any trophy, prize, or prize money so demanded by any event organizer, he or she shall be immediately be suspended from all racing. Should the award need to be shipped, it is the responsibility of the event organizer to bear the cost for any shipping and handling fees to ship the award back to the event organizer if it was the event organizer’s mistake.
WHO, WHEN, WHERE: All prizes, awards and paybacks shall be presented to the official winners or their appointed representatives at the close of the event day unless another time and place for awards is specifically advertised.
CEREMONY ATTENDANCE: Competitors will be required to attend award banquets or ceremonies to receive prizes and awards. Competitors that cannot attend the awards ceremony must inform the Race Director and event organizer. Competitors must make arrangements to claim their award within 30 days or forfeit the award. Should the award need to be shipped, it is the responsibility of the competitor to bear the cost for any shipping and handling fees to ship the award to the competitor.
ATTENDANCE EXPECTATION: The top 10 in Championship points will be invited to the awards banquet and are expected to attend. Unless excused, the Pro Watercross National & World Champions must attend the awards banquet ceremony. Failure to attend the awards banquet may result in a penalty.
PAYOUT DETERMINATIONS: A Competitors cash payout is up to the discretion of the event organizer. The event organizer may determine which, if any, classes will receive a cash award. If the event will have a cash payout, the cash payout, or the system in which the cash payout will be determined, should be published on the pit board, on the event organizer’s web site, or announced at the Riders’ Meeting. Payout is normally based on the number of rider entries in each paying class. Payout will generally be for Pro, Pro-Am, and Expert classes only – if offered.
TAXES: Any Competitors with over $600 in winnings from an individual event organizer or the Pro Watercross at the end of the calendar year will be issued a 1099 tax form for the following year for tax season.
CONTINGENCIES: It is the Competitor's responsibility to know what manufacturers and other sponsors contingency program requirements are and to follow up on all necessary procedures to collect on these programs.