Microsoft MVA Hero Competition Terms & Conditions (2)

1. ELIGIBILITY.  This promotion is open to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).  

2. ENTRY.  Visit and submit your MVA Hero Story, which may be a blog article, email, video or any other form of story and send to (each an “MVA Hero Story”) following any instructions detailed on the website. To be eligible for this competition, the entrant must register on the MVA Hero website, and can do this by visiting before 30th June, 2014.
To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated content such as photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity.
Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they:

  • are incomplete; 
  • exceed the maximum number of entries allowed per person;
  • violate the rights of any other person or entity; or 
  • are received outside of the Promotion Period set out below. 

Multiple MVA Hero Stories per person will be accepted – all of which must be submitted under one registration per individual.  No purchase necessary to enter the promotion. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries.  Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions. 

3. TIMING. This promotion runs from 12.01:00 am GMT on 24th February 2014 until 11.59:59 p.m. GMT on 30th June 2014 (inclusive) (the “Promotion Period”). 

4. USE OF YOUR ENTRY.  Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Microsoft marketing activity if you indicate your consent on the entry form (if applicable).  Otherwise your personal data will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the operation of this promotion. 

5. SELECTION OF WINNERS.  All valid MVA Hero Stories submitted will be judged as a finalist. 
Winning entries will be determined by a panel of judges with at least one independent judge on 7th July 2014.  Judging will be based on:

  • Originality of entry
  • Technical skill demonstrated
  • Workplace achievement 

A maximum of one prize per eligible entry is allowed.  Winners will be notified by email to the address provided by the potential winner by 8th July 2014.  If a potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification within TEN (10) days after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above (either at random for prize draws or according to the same judging criteria for competitions). Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize.  Winners may be asked to participate in further publicity or advertising. 

6. PRIZE(S).  There will be 9 prize(s) in total.  The prize(s) will be as follows: 

  • 1x Dell XPS All-in-one laptop. Approximate value £879 
  • 8x HTC 8X Mobile Handsets. Approximate value £349 

Prizes are as stated and are not transferable.  No cash alternatives available.  Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value.  All prizes will be sent by Microsoft or its agent no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft.  Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions. 
Prizes may be considered as a taxable benefit to the winners. Winners will be directly responsible for accounting for and paying to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority, any tax liability arising on their prize.  Please contact for any query related to the taxable amount for reporting to HMRC, or other relevant tax authority.   

7. WINNERS LIST.  Each winner consents to his/her surname being made publicly available upon request.  Winners’ names will be available for a period of 28 days after the selection of winners by written request to

8. OTHER.  No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final.  Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this promotion at any time but only before the delivery of prizes, without notice. 

Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, costs, damage, disappointment or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion.  Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of Microsoft’s fraud. 

Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party.    

9. SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION. If an entrant attempts to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this promotion by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from that entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we will disqualify that entrant’s entry to this promotion and may ban the entrant from participating in any of our future promotions, so please play fairly. 
Promoter: Microsoft Limited (“Microsoft”), Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England

Comments (0)

Skip to main content