TBHI Telehealth Award for Excellence Contest 

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TBHI Telehealth Award for Excellence “Contest” is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. It is also open to legal residents of other countries worldwide. Staff of Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such staff members, are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

All submissions revealing protected health information (PHI) about any client/patient will be disqualified. All statements must be factual and verifiable with a written statement by the source upon written request if an outside party or parties involved. All such requests for verification must be submitted within 5 business days of the request.

All entries must:

  1. Send at least five and no more than eight photos of the technology being used
  2. Complete a release of information form found HERE granting TBHI worldwide rights to publishing your entry and all photos to its website and in social media if you are one of the contest’s winners.
  3. Criteria:
    1. Please provide your mission statement
    2. How is your program innovative?
  4. Answer the following questions in narrative form with no more than 200 words per answer to each of these questions:
    1. Describe your telehealth program in terms of population(s) served; issues addressed; your location in terms of states/provinces/countries of origin and any formal affiliations with other groups, such as hospitals, community clinics, agencies, etc.
    2. Describe your legal structure (LLC, C-Corp, Professional Corporation, etc.) and the length of time that your program has been operational in terms of collecting fees for services rendered (5 years vs. five months)
    3. Describe the software program(s) or packages you use for each aspect of your telehealth service.
    4. Describe the outcome metrics collected on your telehealth services (reduced no-shows, reduced hospitalizations,
    5. Describe one anecdotal patient situation that was optimally served by telehealth in a way or ways that otherwise would not have been possible (disguise the story so that PHI is unrecognizable.)
    6. What was your most significant barrier to implementation and how did you overcome it?
    7. What was your most significant staff training challenge and how did you overcome it?
    8. How do you see your telehealth service changing in the next 5 years?


The Contest is sponsored by Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc., located at 1876 Horse Creek Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009.

Agreement to Official Rules

Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein. Winner is responsible for income taxes.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on February 25, 2019 at 12 am Pacific and ends on August 1, 2019 at 12 am Pacific (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using the following method:

Email attachment sent to contact@telehealth.org

Large file transfer through other

How to Enter

Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (https://telehealth.org/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Full name, credential and photo of winning entrants will be required for social media purposes related to this contest. Entrants unwilling to submit this information will be disqualified from the contest.

Prize Drawing

On August 5, 2019, the Sponsor will select potential winners chosen by at least three telebehavioral health professionals affiliated with Sponsor as faculty, co-author, co-presenter, or train-the-trainer trainee.


All submissions will be posted in a TBHI blog. The TBHI Blog readership will be asked to register and vote on all submissions.

The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about July 01, 2010. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

Winner Notification

The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only one (1) alternate drawing will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.


  • Grand Prize – $1000
  • Three Runner-up Prizes – One of the following telebehavioral health professional books, signed by Dr. Marlene Maheu:
    1. Luxton, D., Nelson, E. & Maheu, M. (2016). Telemental Health Best Practices. Washington, DC: APA
    2. Maheu, M. M., Pulier, M. L., Wilhelm, F. H., McMenamin, J., & Brown-Connolly, N. (2004). The mental health professional and the new technologies: A handbook for practice today. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Three Consolation Prizes
    1. Starbucks Gift Cards for $20 each

General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Individuals submitting a story agree to have their images, names and credentials identified in social media as winners of the contest, and to have the entirety of their submitted stories published in the Telebehavioral Health Institute blog. All entries are final. Edits are not allowed after submission. Individuals indemnify and agree to accept all liability for revealing the identity of any third parties named or identified in their success stories. Protecting the confidentiality of any client/patient names, situations and any other identifiable information is the sole responsibility of the entrant.

Release and Limitations of Liability

By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Cheyenne, county of Laramie, Wyoming. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Wyoming, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Wyoming.


Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy.

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