Year of Surprises

Nomination Form

Does someone in your life deserve to be celebrated this year? We want to celebrate our 30th birthday by throwing them a surprise party of a lifetime! Is your mom celebrating the big 6-0 this year? Did your son earn a PHD? Maybe a friend recently returned from a tour of duty, or beat the odds? There are a million reasons to celebrate.

We’re looking for the most unique and original ideas you can come up with! Make us laugh, make us cry, make us feel why your loved one deserves to be celebrated, and you just might make us want to give them the best surprise party ever!

Need help? View our Form Submission Requirements

When can I submit a nomination?
Nomination Period 3: 12:00 AM ET on 8/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 8/31/14

Where can the Surprise Party (“Party”) take place?
The Party must take place in the Nominee’s community, i.e., within 50 miles of Nominee’s place of permanent legal residence.

When can the Party take place?
If submitting a nomination during Nomination Period 3 (12:00 AM ET on 8/1/14 through 11:59 PM ET on 8/31/14), the Party must take place between 9/1/14 through 12/31/14.

Who can I nominate for a Party?
The Nominee must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) or Puerto Rico and you must know the Nominee. If Nominee is a minor in his/her state/jurisdiction of primary residence, you must obtain written permission from Nominee’s parent or legal guardian and provide such permission to Sponsor upon request. Limit: one (1) entry per person/email address per Nomination Period.

What are restrictions for the Party?
If selected as a winning Nominator, you and the Nominee (and Nominee’s parent or legal guardian if Nominee is a minor in his/her state/jurisdiction of primacy residence) must be present at the Party. Party location must be mutually agreed upon between winning Nominator and Sponsor and may only be changed in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Exact Party details and any related travel are in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Awarded Parties must match the surprise party outlined in winning Nominator’s entry or must be mutually agreed upon by Sponsor.

What if I don’t live near my Nominee?
Inclusion of any travel for a winning Nominator and/or any guest is in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Travel expenses will be included as part of the up to $14,000 for the Party.

P.S. You don’t have to be a Marriott Rewards member to nominate someone, but if you’re chosen for the Year of Surprises, we’ll need you to sign up then. But why wait? Join the Marriott Rewards family today!