As we have noted in previous posts, you will not need a permit if you are running a skill based competition. For a competition to be based on skill there must be no element of chance involved in the determination of winners. The winners of a skill based competition should be judged by qualified judges.
Different states have different laws when it comes to the need for permits for a chance based competition.
Hover over your state to see if you need a competition permit. Note that if you are running a competition that is open to multiple states, you may require a permit from each.
If you have any questions on the need for permits for a chance based competition please get in touch.