These are terms as *I* define them on my site. They may differ elsewhere. This is a work in progress. If there are any terms or acronyms you think should be added, please contact me!
AOM: Age of Majority
Contest: Any event where you may win a prize, without any purchase required.
Creative (as in "Entry Method"): Submission of a creative entry (writing, video, recipe, photo, art, etc.) where the final prize winner(s) will win by judging of any sort (peer voting, or sponsor judgement), and not by random draw.