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Caveman Contest 2019



“Name the Caveman” Contest Official Rules


The Fossil Cartel Caveman naming contest Round 1 begins January 28, 2019, and ends on June 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.  Round 2 (where all employees of The Fossil Cartel vote on their top 5 favorite names will be completed by July 1, 2019 and top 5 people notified that week). Round 3 is open voting for the public to pick the #1 favorite name from the top five picks by The Fossil Cartel staff. Round 3 begins on July 8 and ends on August 8. We will pick the winners on August 24th at our anniversary party.

By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules and states that he or she is 18 years old or older.

Who May Enter:

No purchase is necessary to win. Making a purchase will not increase your chance of winning.  This contest is open only to residents of the United States. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to win a prize. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and municipal laws and regulations apply.

This contest is sponsored by The Fossil Cartel (“Sponsor”).  The employees and representatives of the Sponsor are not eligible. Void outside the United States and where prohibited by law. This contest subject to all federal, state and local laws.

How to Enter Round 1 of the contest:

You may submit your suggested name for our caveman in one of the following ways:

By entering, you grant The Fossil Cartel an exclusive license to use your suggested name in perpetuity in any medium, including to edit, publish, distribute and republish it in any form.

Entries that are late, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will not be considered. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, destroyed or misdirected entries.


3 main prizes and one giveaway to people who vote will be awarded:

  • First Prize (official winner and name of the Caveman):
  1. Large Quartz Cluster $75
  2. Large Carborundum $60
  3. Large Rough Lavender Quartz $48
  4. Ammonite Pair $36
  5. Mosasaur Tooth in Matrix $28.50
  6. Aragonite Star $18
  7. Fish Fossil with Stand $16.50
  8. Selenite Palm Stone $12
  9. Rough Emerald Calcite $9.50
  • Second Prize:
  1. 30th Anniversary T-shirt $17.50
  2. Ammonite Fossil and stand $57.50
  • Third Prize: $50 value:
  1. 30th Anniversary T-shirt $17.50
  2. Ammonite Fossil and Stand $32.50
  • One “voter” in the 3rd round will be randomly selected to win a $25 gift card.

Selection of Winners:

The winning caveman names will be selected based on originality, creativity and quality by the Sponsor’s staff.  If the same caveman name suggestion is submitted multiple times, and that name is selected as part of the top 5, a single winner will be randomly selected from all those who submitted entries with that same caveman name.  The top 5 who will move on to round 2 will be notified by the Sponsor on or about July 1, 2019.  Sponsor will make reasonable efforts to notify the winners using the contact information provided with the entry.  In the Sponsor’s sole discretion, a selected winner may be required to forfeit a prize and an alternate winner selected in accordance with these Official Rules from among the remaining eligible entries for that prize if a selected winner (i) is unreachable, (ii) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason, or (iii) is found by the Sponsor to have failed to comply with these Official Rules.

Winner List:

The official winner and runners up will be posted on our Facebook page after August 24th. We will announce the winner at our Official Anniversary Party on August 24, 2019.



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