Blizzard's 20th Anniversary Video Contest

  1. Eligibility.

    BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT SAS (referred to herein as "SPONSOR") IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST ("ENTRANTS"). If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but are (i) over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; or(ii) who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia and one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor, its parent, and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited. In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail address from which the e-mail was sent.
  2. Disclaimer.

    Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
  3. Contest Period.

    The Contest shall commence on 12:00 AM PST March 15, 2011 (the “Start Date”), and shall continue in duration until 12:00 PM PST April 19, 2011 (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.
  4. How to Enter.

    To enter, a qualified entrant will complete the entry checklist and thereafter submit an original, unreleased, digital “movie” describing or depicting a favorite moment from a Blizzard game that qualified entrant has experienced over the past 20 years. (the “Movie”) , to: http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/. Each submission shall be submitted subject to the following requirements:

    (i) The Movie should be submitted in either the “.wmv,” “.avi” or “.mov” formats;
    (ii) The Movie shall not exceed 100 megabytes in size;
    (iii) The Movie shall be three (3) minutes running time or less;
    (iv) The Movie can be live action, machinima, web-cast video, etc.
    (v) all lyrics or voice over tracks that may be incorporated into the Movie shall be in the English language or shall have English language subtitles, and shall not feature explicit or obscene language;
    (vi) All music featured in the Movie must either be the entrant’s original musical composition and performance, or music from a Blizzard product;
    (vii) The Movie shall be qualified entrant's original work, and shall not feature any trademarks, logos, pictures, paintings, writings, or any other intellectual property belonging to any third party other than as set forth in these rules; and
    (vii) The terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement and Terms of Use Agreements that govern the use of Blizzard's games, as well as Blizzard’s Video Policy located at http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company/legal/videopolicy.html, if you are using a Blizzard game as part of, or to create, the Movie that you intend to submit to this Contest. In the event that Sponsor feels that a Movie was created in violation of thereof, such as through the use of a “Private Server,” that Movie will be disqualified from the Contest.
  5. Contest Rules.

    Sponsor shall choose a maximum of ten (10) winners from all entrants who have submitted an entry prior to the Deadline that shall be chosen by Sponsor at its sole discretion based upon which Movie best describes or depicts a favorite moment from a Blizzard game that the qualified entrant has experienced over the past 20 years. Sponsor shall display the movies chosen by Sponsor for winning consideration on Sponsor's website located at http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/ where viewers can vote on their favourite Movie beginning on or about Tuesday 14th of June until Tuesday 28th of June at 2 pm (the "Voting Period"). Winners will then be determined by the number of votes that are registered for a Movie that Sponsor has posted for voting received during the Voting Period. . The submissions to the Contest will each be judged by Sponsor, and Sponsor shall choose the winners. The decision of Sponsor is final. Prizewinners will be notified by e-mail within fourteen (14) days thereafter. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification.
  6. Prizes.

    a. Grand Prize Winner. One (1) qualified entrant will be chosen by Sponsor as the “Grand Prize Winner,” and will receive a prize package consisting of the following: (i) round trip coach air fare from the regional airport nearest Grand Prize Winner’s residence to Orange County, California, to attend "BlizzCon 2011", that includes two (2) nights lodging (double occupancy) at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice, and ground transportation, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion worth approximately 1570,00 €; (ii) four (4) different Taverncraft mugs, each with an approximate retail value of 15,00 €; (iii) one (1) Creative Labs World of Warcraft Headset with an approximate retail value of 70,00 €; (iv) one (1) Creative Lab's "Foot Tap" with an approximate retail value of 30,00 €; (v) one (1) PrintWarcraft Gift certificate that the Grand Prize Winner can redeem to get a poster of one of the Grand Prize Winner's World of Warcraft characters with an approximate retail value of 20,00 €; (vi) one (1) SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse with an approximate retail value of 65,00 €; (vii) one (1) SteelSeries Goblin Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (viii) one (1) SteelSeries Worgen Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €;; (xi) one (1) SteelSeries Deathwing Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €;; (x) one (1) Razer Spectre Gaming Mouse with an approximate retail value of 60,00 €, (xi) one (1) Razer Marauder Gaming Keyboard with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €, (xii) one (1) Razer Banshee Gaming Headset with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €; and (xiii) one (1) DCDirect: Deluxe Arthas Action Figure with an approximate retail value of 35,00 €. The total approximate retail value of this prize is 2110,00 €. b. First Runner Up Winner. One (1) qualified entrant will be chosen by Sponsor as the First Runner Up Winner,” and will receive a prize package consisting of the following: (i) Four (4) different Taverncraft mugs, each with an approximate retail value of 15,00 €; (ii) one (1) Creative Labs World of Warcraft Headset with an approximate retail value of 70,00 €; (iii) one (1) Creative Lab's "Foot Tap" with an approximate retail value of 30,00 €; (iv) one (1) PrintWarcraft Gift certificate that the First Runner Up Winner can redeem to get a poster of one of the First Runner Up Winner's World of Warcraft characters with an approximate retail value of 20,00 €; (v) one (1) SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse with an approximate retail value of 65,00 €; (vi) one (1) SteelSeries Goblin Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (vii) one (1) SteelSeries Worgen Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (viii) one (1) SteelSeries Deathwing Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (ix) one (1) Razer Spectre Gaming Mouse with an approximate retail value of 60,00 €, (x) one (1) Razer Marauder Gaming Keyboard with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €, (xi) one (1) Razer Banshee Gaming Headset with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €; and (xii) one (1) DCDirect: Deluxe Arthas Action Figure with an approximate retail value of 35,00 €. The total approximate retail value of this prize is 540,00 €. c. Second Runner Up Winner. One (1) qualified entrant will be chosen by Sponsor as the Second Runner Up Winner,” and will receive a prize package consisting of the following: (i) one (1) Creative Labs World of Warcraft Headset with an approximate retail value of 70,00 €; (ii) one (1) Creative Lab's "Foot Tap" with an approximate retail value of 30,00 €; (iii) one (1) PrintWarcraft Gift certificate that the Second Runner Up Winner can redeem to get a poster of one of the Second Runner Up Winner's World of Warcraft characters with an approximate retail value of 20,00 €; (iv) one (1) SteelSeries World of Warcraft Mouse with an approximate retail value of 65,00 €; (v) one (1) SteelSeries Goblin Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (vi) one (1) SteelSeries Worgen Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (vii) one (1) SteelSeries Deathwing Mousepad with an approximate retail value of 10,00 €; (viii) one (1) Razer Spectre Gaming Mouse with an approximate retail value of 60,00 €, (ix) one (1) Razer Marauder Gaming Keyboard with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €, and (x) one (1) Razer Banshee Gaming Headset with an approximate retail value of 85,00 €. The total approximate retail value of this prize is 450,00 €. d. Third Runner Up Winners. Two (2) qualified entrants will be chosen by Sponsor as the "Third Runner Up Winners," and will receive a prize package consisting of the following: (i) one (1) PrintWarcraft Gift certificate that the Third Runner Up Winner can redeem to get a poster of one of the Third Runner Up Winner's World of Warcraft characters with an approximate retail value of 20,00 €; and one (1) DCDirect: Deluxe Arthas Action Figure with an approximate retail value of 35,00 €. The total approximate retail value of this prize is 55,00 €.

    ALL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

    All prizes will be awarded. Prize Winners must execute an affidavit of eligibility before they can receive their Prize. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per household or address. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).
  7. Sponsor Use of Entries.

    You hereby agree that in consideration of your being allowed the chance to enter the Contest, you hereby grant Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license and right to utilize the entry materials that you submit to Sponsor in connection with the Contest (collectively, "Entry Materials"). The Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Sponsor shall have the right to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display on all forms of media, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and noncommercially exploit the Entry Materials in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Sponsor's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor's rights as set forth above in this paragraph 7.
  8. Original Work of Authorship.

    You hereby warrant and represent that (a) you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate or infringe any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.
  9. Collection of Information.

    The Entry Materials include a survey that requires you to enter your name, e-mail address, and state of residence. By entering the Contest, you consent to Sponsor's use of this information to associate your name with your submission for the Contest. As stated above, the contest is not open to anyone under the age of majority in your country of citizenship. In the event that Sponsor becomes aware that you are under the age of majority in your country of citizenship Sponsor will delete, erase or destroy any and all personally identifiable information that is obtained from the Entry Materials. The details of each entrant (name and e-mail address) will be transmitted by the Sponsor server, which will process the data. The data will be collected during the online subscription of each user on the http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/ according to the « Informatique et Libertés » law, of the 6th of January 1978 and its later amendments, and according to the European directive number 95/46/CE. Each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use the information he is providing within the framework set by the« Informatique et Libertés » law of the 6th of January 1978. Each entrant benefits from the right to access and modify his personal data. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. You also have a right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to "20th Anniversary Video Contest – Personal Data,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, TSA 60 001, 78143 Velizy Villacoublay Cedex, France.. You may also withdraw your personal data upon request, however you will be disqualified as a entrant in the Contest if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination and fulfillment of the prizes listed in Section 6 herein.
  10. General Release.

    By entering the Contest, you release Sponsor, participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
  11. Affidavit & Release.

    As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners will be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability.
  12. Winners List; Rules Request.

    For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after June 19, 2011 and before December 31, 2011 to Sponsor at the following address: “Blizzard Entertainment's 20th Anniversary Video Contest - Winners List,” c/o Blizzard Entertainment, TSA 60 001, 78143 Velizy Villacoublay Cedex, France. The full terms have been deposited at the office of Maître Venezia, huissier de justice (court officer) in Neuilly-sur-Seine. They are available on simple written request sent to the Sponsor. The stamp will be refunded on simple request sent to the Consumer Service of the Sponsor, legibly bearing mention of the competition, first name, last name and details of the addressee by joining his bank account details.
  13. Copyright Notice.

    The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2011 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. Miscellaneous.

    The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please e-mail them to blizzardcontest@blizzard.com or send written questions to Blizzard Entertainment, “Blizzard Entertainment's 20th Anniversary Video Contest,” P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612.
  15. Contest Sponsor.

    The sponsor of the Contest is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.