Microsoft Streaming Media West 2011 Event Sweepstakes Official Rules




PLEASE NOTE:   It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions.  If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes.  Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible.


This Sweepstakes starts at 4:10 PM, local time, on November 8, 2011, and ends at 5:00 PM, local time, on November 8, 2011 (“Entry Period”).


Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.


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

  • You are a registered attendee of Streaming Media West 2011; and


  • You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.


PLEASE NOTE: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to participate.

  • You are NOT event exhibitor support personnel; and


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


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

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.



During the Entry Period you may enter by picking up an entry tickets from the demo area on the show floor.

We will only accept five (5) entry(ies) per entrant. 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.




Between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM on November 8, 2011, we will randomly select winners of the prizes designated below.

One (1) First Prize(s).   A(n) Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect.  Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $300.00.


Five (5) Second Prize(s). Computer Software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, etc… Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $300.00.


Two (2) Third Prize(s). Computer Accessories including but not limited to webcam, etc… Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $100.00.

Two (2) Fourth Prize(s).  ComputerAccessories including but not limited to mouse, etc… Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.


Five (5) Fifth Prize(s).   A(n)Xbox 360 Game.  Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.


The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $2,420.

We will only award one (1) prize(s) per person during the Entry Period.


Winners will be selected instantly and must be present at time of drawing to win.


Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and W-9 tax  form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Your odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries we receive. In the event of a dispute all decisions of Microsoft are final. 


By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:


  • To abide by these Official Rules; and


  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its 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 Sweepstakes or any prize won; 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 Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.




We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more online at This list will remain posted one month after November 8, 2011.

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.




At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy.  Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you.  Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law.  Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.  We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.


If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please notify us  by sending email to or postal mail to Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation.