Official Rules of the 2009 Summer Scripting Games



Eligibility/Entry Period

This trade promotion is open only to those who are employed in the field of technology system administration. However, residents of the following countries are ineligible to participate:


The Canadian Province of Quebec as well as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan. and Syria. Employees of Microsoft, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and anyone working on this product, project, or promotion, and the advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of each are not eligible. The sweepstakes opens on June 15, 2009, and ends on June 26, 2009 (“Entry Period”). Void where prohibited by law.


How To Enter

No purchase necessary. To be eligible for the grand-prize drawing, all you have to do is enter a single event in the 2009 Summer Scripting Games. Note that you do not have to successfully complete the event; merely submitting an entry makes you eligible for the sweepstakes. Entries must be received by 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time on June 26, 2009, to be eligible. To be eligible for a daily drawing, you must enter a daily event on any or all weekdays in the period June 15–19 and June 22–26.


Limit one (1) daily prize entry per person or e-mail address, and one (1) grand-prize entry per person or e-mail address. Subsequent entries from the same individual or e-mail address will be automatically disqualified. No responsibility is assumed by Microsoft for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage due or mutilated entries or any computer, online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries become the property of Microsoft and will not be returned.


Winner Selection/Deadline Dates

Each weekday (Monday through Friday) during the period June 15–19 and June 22–26, prize winners will be selected from those who submitted a contest entry that day. On or around June 30, 2009, grand-prize winners will be chosen in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Prizes to be awarded include:


·         14 books from SAPIEN Press

·         5 SAPIEN Press branded prize packages

·         10 $25-dollar Amazon e-certificates provided by Quest Software

·         18 individual software licenses from /n software

·         30 Script Center bobble heads

·         49 signed copies of Microsoft Press books authored by Ed Wilson

·         20 Windows PowerShell T-shirts (size small)

Random drawings will be conducted under the supervision of Microsoft, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes are solely the responsibility of the winner.

Canadian entrants selected in any drawing will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by mail or by telephone.


General Conditions

Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of Microsoft which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winner will be notified within ten (10) days after the drawing date. Winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to Microsoft the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Microsoft to use winner's names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Microsoft, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.



If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Microsoft which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Microsoft reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Microsoft assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Microsoft is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Microsoft on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


Winners List

The names of the winners will be posted online after June 30, 2009, at



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



Comments (1)

  1. Anonymous says:

    All the Scripting Games links in one location! Let the learning begin. (We will update this page every

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