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Hot Wheels Livery Contest Rules

FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 “HOT WHEELS CAR PACK” LIVERY CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:

These are the official rules that govern how the Forza Motorsport 5 “ Hot Wheels Car Pack” Livery Contest promotion will operate (“Contest”).

 

In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Contest. “You” refers to an eligible Contest entrant.

 

CONTEST DESCRIPTION:

This is a skill-based Contest. The object of this Contest is to create the best Hot Wheels-themed livery using the Forza Motorsport 5 livery editor. For purposes of this Contest, each livery that you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “Entry.” All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described below to determine the winners of the prizes described below.

 

WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?

This Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on September 18, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 2, 2014 (“Entry Period”).

 

CAN I ENTER?

You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time entry:

 

· You are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older.

o If you are 18 of age or older, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, you should ask your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission prior to submitting an entry into this Contest; and

· You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and

· You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and

· You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.

 

This Contest is void outside the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.

 

HOW TO ENTER / SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

To enter the Contest you must be an Xbox Live free or Gold member in good standing and have access to an Xbox 360 or Xbox One console, access to the Xbox 360 or Xbox One game title “Forza Motorsport 5” and have the Hot Wheels car downloadable content available through Xbox Marketplace.

 

Once you meet these system requirements, you must design a Hot Wheels-themed livery for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL car available in the Forza Motorsport 5 using the in-game livery editor (“Entry”) and upload your Entry the in-game livery editor during the Entry Period.

 

To be eligible, your Entry must be tagged with the descriptor "Hot Wheels Livery Contest" and it must include one or both of the Hot Wheels logos featured in the "Manufacturer Decal" section of Forza Motorsport 5.

Limit five unique (as determined by the judging panel) entries per person.

 

We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

 

We will automatically disqualify:

· Any incomplete or illegible entry; and

· Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

 

WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELIGIBLE ENTRY?

To be eligible for judging an Entry must meet the following content / technical requirements:

· Entry must be created in Forza Motorsport 5 via the in-game livery editor

· Entry must use at least one of the Hot Wheels logos featured in the “Manufacturer Decal” section of the Forza 5 livery editor

· Livery must be placed on eligible car: the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL 1[BE1]

· Entry must be submitted and tagged with the description “Hot Wheels Livery Contest” before submitting in Forza Motorsport 5.

 

In addition:

· your Entry must be your own original work; and

· your Entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and

· Your Entry may include Microsoft and Mattel Hot Wheel trademarks, logos, and designs for which Sponsor grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an Entry into this Contest.

 

Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:

· is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic;

· promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda;

· is obscene or offensive;

· defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;

· communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law;

· is not included in the Forza Motorsport 5 game title

 

We reserve the right to reject any Entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria.

 

HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your Entry, you:

· are granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your Entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; and (ii) feature your Entry and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Contest Entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed)

· understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your Entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules

 

Please note that following the end of this Contest your Entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your Entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your Entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning Entry.

 

If you do not want to grant us these rights to your Entry, please do not enter this Contest.

 

WINNER DETERMINATION AND PRIZES

On or around the close of the Entry Period, a panel of judges will review all eligible entries received and select one potential (pending confirmation of eligibility) Grand Prize winner and nine potential First Prize winners based upon the following judging criteria:

 

· 25.00% - Originality

· 50.00% - Use of Hot Wheels Logo

· 25.00% – Beauty

 

The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than described above.

 

In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, an additional judge will break the tie based on the judging criteria described above. The decisions of the judges are final and binding.

 

Contest Prizes

One (1) Grand Prize. A Prize Package consisting of the following items:

· Special recognition on Forza/Hot Wheels social channels. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $0.00.

· The game title Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox 360 or for Xbox One, based on winners preference. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.

· A Download code for Hot Wheels Car Pack in Forza 5. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $10.00.

· An assortment of Hot Wheels diecast cars[MKA2] [BE3] . Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $5.00.

· A Limited-Edition Hot Wheels T-shirt. Sponsor will make every attempt to provide the winners size but offers no guarantee that their preferred size is available. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $25.00.

 

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $100

(9) First Prize. A Prize Package consisting of the following items:

· The game title Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox 360 or for Xbox One, based on winners preference. . Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.

· A Download code for Hot Wheels Car Pack in Forza 5. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $10.00.

· An assortment of Hot Wheels diecast cars[MKA4] . Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $5.00.

· A Limited-Edition Hot Wheels T-shirt. Sponsor will make every attempt to provide the winners size but offers no guarantee that their preferred size is available. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $25.00.

 

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $100

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $1,000

If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address provided in your Xbox Live profile within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up.

 

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the Xbox Live account used to enter the Contest. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.

 

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Contest:

 

Limit one prize package per person.

 

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?

By entering this Contest you agree:

· To abide by these Official Rules; and

· To release and hold harmless Microsoft , Mattel, Inc., and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest, or any prize won; and

· That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and

· That, by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?

This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

 

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest.

 

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.

 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?

We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more online at www.forzamotorsport.net. This list will remain posted one month after October 2, 2014.

 

WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CONTEST?

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052