There has been some confusion surrounding the rules and voting for our American Made Audience Choice Award winner, and we want to take a moment to clear it up.
Over the last few weeks, we noticed many voting discrepancies from several accounts on our website. Since then, our team has been working overtime to remove the fraudulent votes and ensure that the results are fair and accurate.
Please be assured that all of our category winners have been selected by the American Made community and have complied with the rules and regulations as outlined on our site. Get the rules below.
In addition, we've heard that technical glitches have prevented some people from being able to vote.
Make sure you can vote in the second round by taking these steps:
1. Update your browser. 2. Try using a different browser. 3. Check your email's spam folder for updates from our site. 4. Verify your email address. To prevent fraudulent votes, we now request that all email addresses be confirmed. Note: You will need to do this even if you've voted in the past. There's also a chance that this verification email could be in your spam folder. 5. Add @marthastewart.com to your Internet service provider's approved senders list. 6. Double-check that your email and password are correct.
Since the contest has opened, we have received more than 3 million votes across our six categories. We are so thrilled by your enthusiasm and are doing our very best to keep this contest fair and fun.
Please accept our apology for any frustrations you may have experienced.