When does the contest begin?
5/11/2016 at 6:00am ET

When does the contest end?
7/3/2016 at 11:59pm ET

How many times a day can I vote?
Each iHeartRadio account and Twitter account can vote up to 50 times per day.

What is the timeline for voting?
5/11/2016 at 6:00am ET - Voting on Top 25 Begins
6/5/2016 at 11:59pm ET - Voting on Top 25 Ends
6/13/2016 at 6:00am ET - Voting on Final 5 Begins
7/3/2016 at 11:59pm ET - Voting on Final 5 Ends
7/6/2016 - Final Winner Revealed!

Can I enter to win a trip to the iHeartRadio Music Festival without voting?
Not at this time but visit iHeartRadio.com/Macys in August for another chance to win a trip to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival. You can also listen to the Top 5 Rising Star artists on iHeartRadio.

When voting on Twitter, what is needed in the tweet for my vote to be counted?
The tweet needs to include #RisingStar in conjunction with either the artist name, Twitter handle or hashtag. You must include #Sweepstakes in the tweet for the chance to win a trip to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Are retweets valid?
Retweets are valid. As long as the Twitter account is public, a retweet including both components needed will be counted.

What if my tweet includes other content?
Tweets may contain other content as long as they are within the 140 character limit and include #RisingStar with the artist name, Twitter handle or hashtag.

Do the votes from Phase 1 (Top 25) carry over to Phase 2 (Top 5)?
Votes will not carry over. The counters will be reset at the start of Phase 2.

When will a winner be picked for the sweepstakes?
Winner will be randomly selected from all entries and notified using the contest entry data received on or about 7/6/2016.

How were the 25 artists selected?
Artists were found by a combination of music industry insiders from across the country at over 800 iHeartRadio local radio stations and Macy's national entertainment scouts. From that group, a panel of music fans was constructed to rate the artists based on who they were excited to hear more of and see in concert. Those scores were added to the artists' social media standings, and points were awarded for regional diversity to come up with this top 25.

What is the iHeartRadio Music Festival?
Now in its sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival is biggest music festival in radio. The two-day event features a multi-genre mix of superstar performers and again in 2016, the winner of the Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star contest.


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