Gaming Tourism | September (Mountains) Twitter Promotion – US Version

Terms and Conditions

September 2018



The Promoter of this Promotion is Microsoft Limited - Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1WG, England. The Promoter shall not be liable for any interruption to this Promotion whether due to force majeure or other factors beyond the Promoter’s control.



This Promotion is open to any person resident in the 50 United States, including Washington, D.C. (U.S.), who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of Entry.

To be eligible to win you must:

  • Have a valid Twitter account and follow the @Xbox Twitter page
  • Own an Xbox One X console prior to September 12th (the start date of the promotion)


Employees of the Promoter 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).



The Promotion opens on the fifth of each month and runs until further notice. On the fifth of the month a launch video explaining how to enter will be published on the @Xbox Twitter page. Participants are required to take a screenshot of an amazing mountain found when playing an Xbox One X enhanced game on an Xbox One X console.

The winner will be the person who has submitted the most visually arresting and aesthetically pleasing entry (see judging criteria below in Section 8). There will be one winner per month. The competition will close on the 27th of the month and the winner will be announced on the 3rd of the following month.

For the September Mountains competition – the promotion will open on September 12th and close on September 27th. The one winner will be announced on October 3rd.



To be entered into the Promotion you must:

  • Follow @Xbox on Twitter
  • Take a screenshot of an amazing mountain when playing an Xbox One X enhanced game on an Xbox One X console
  • Post the screenshot to your Twitter page – you must include the hashtags #XboxShot and #Contest and tag @Xbox in the post copy
  • Enter before the “Promotion Period” end date
  • Meet the eligibility criteria



Entries will be ineligible for the prize draw if they:

  • violate the rights of any other person or entity
  • are received outside of the Promotion Period set out below or
  • are reported to violate the terms and conditions of the Promotion
  • Your entry may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft.


No purchase necessary to enter the Promotion. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. The Promoter is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.



This Promotion runs from 11:00:00 AM (Pacific Time - California: UTC-7) on Wednesday 12th September 2018 untill 11:00:00 (Pacific Time - California: UTC-7) on Thursday 27th September 2018 (the “Promotional Period”).



The Promoter will use any personal data submitted by the participant solely for the purpose of operating this Promotion and for no other purpose. To that extent, the Promoter may share such personal data with third parties involved with this Promotion. The Promoter will delete any personal data submitted by the participant after the end of the Promotion, save where the Promoter is permitted to retain it in order to comply with applicable law. A participant may exercise any of their rights under data protection law, such as requesting access to or the correction or deletion of his/her personal data, by contacting the Promoter.



By submitting his/her Entry, the participant assigns to the Promoter (and McCann Erickson Advertising Ltd) with full title guarantee all intellectual property rights in the screenshot and Entry.

The Promoter shall have the right to use the winner’s name, image, voice and likeness for any purpose in relation to the Promotion in any territory, in any media and in perpetuity.

The winner forever waives any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude the Promoter’s use of the winner’s Entry, or require the winner’s permission for the Promoter to use them for any purpose, and the winner agrees to never sue or assert any claim against the Promoter’s use of those materials.

As conditions of Entry, each participant warrants and represents that:

  • he/she owns all rights to the Entry he/she is entering; and
  • his/her Entry (i) is original, (ii) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws, regulations, or network standards, (iii) has not been entered in or won previous Promotions or awards and (iv) has not been published previously in any medium.




There will be one prize per month consisting of:

  • One (1) Samsung 32" 4K UHD Professional Monitor (ARV $399.99)


Prize value is ARV: $399.99. No cash alternatives available. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. All prizes will be sent by the Promoter or its agent no later than 28 days after the date the winner claimed their prize. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions.

The prize(s) may be considered a taxable benefit to the winner(s). The winner(s) 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.



1)   Framing, choice of viewpoint, and composition

2)   Artistic and visual impact

3)   Originality

4)   Relevance to the competition theme (Mountains)


The one winner will be selected by the Promoter on Wednesday October 3rd, 2018. Selection will be at the Promoter’s sole discretion. Multiple entries allowed.

The winner will be notified through Twitter within 5 working days of selection. The winner will have 14 days from the date the notification was sent to claim their prize. Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize.

In the event that a winner is unreachable, ineligible, or fails to claim the prize in the time required the winner shall forfeit their prize and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to any other participant of the Promotion.




Each winner consents to his/her name and town of residence being made publicly available (for 30 days after the promotion) upon email request to:



By entering the Promotion, participants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in disqualification from the Promotion and forfeiture of the prize(s)..

No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this Promotion or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, the Promoter’s decision shall be final. The Promoter (and agents, including McCann Erickson Advertising Ltd) 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 the Promoter (and agents, including McCann Erickson Advertising Ltd) 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 the Promoter’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or liability arising out of the Promoter’s fraud.

The Promoter (and agents, including McCann Erickson Advertising Ltd) cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. 

The Promoter (and agents, including McCann Erickson Advertising Ltd) acknowledges that this Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter and releases Twitter of any and all liability in relation to this Promotion. Any information provided by a participant under this Promotion is provided to the Promoter and not to Twitter. In accepting these terms and conditions participants release Twitter from liability to the fullest extent possible in law.



This Promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. By participating the participants agree that any and all disputes regarding this Promotion will be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.