Google has just made the full details known for this year’s Galaxy Nexus Challenge. Google will be giving away 1 Galaxy Nexus per day for 10 days (that’s 10 of ‘em). The best part? It’s not just limited to the US! We’ve got North America, Europe and even some of Asia covered as well. First challenge starts tomorrow at 9AM PT which means I’m going to have to set my alarm. Here are the details via GoogleNexus’s tweets:
Announcing the Galaxy Nexus Challenge: 10 chances in 10 days for @googlenexus followers to win a tasty Galaxy Nexus w/ Android 4.0
Galaxy Nexus Challenge open to residents of Australia,Canada, France,Germany, Hong Kong,Japan, Netherlands,Singapore, Spain,South Korea, United Kingdom or 50 United States and District of Columbia. Void in certain areas as described in full rules: http://goo.gl/5dpAK
Contests are always fun way to get people hyped and I just want to wish all of our readers the best of luck! Make sure you read up on the full list of rules via Google’s as they reveal the exact times and dates of the contest. UPDATE: I’ve gone ahead and included the full rules for you guys below. If you look closely, you’ll notice the date the contest ends is on November 21st and ARV pricing is set at $500. Interesting indeed..
Galaxy Nexus Challenge Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
The Galaxy Nexus Challenge (the "Contest") is a skill contest where participants must submit via Twitter solutions to puzzles, photo challenges and essay questions ("Solutions") to win prizes. The Solutions will be evaluated by judges, who will choose the daily winning entries in accordance with these Official Rules. The prize(s) will be awarded to participant(s) whose solution is evaluated as having the highest score in the judging criteria. See below for the complete details.
BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules ("Rules"). Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Google with respect to the Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be: (1) a legal resident of and physically located in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, the United Kingdom or the 50 United States and the District of Columbia; (2) above the age of majority in the state or jurisdiction where you reside at the time of entry; (3) have access to the Internet as of November 12, 2011; and (4) a registered member of Twitter who is an active follower of the GoogleNexus Twitter feed. To register for Twitter, visit twitter.com and follow the steps included on the site. Membership to Twitter is free. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possession identified in requirements above, and where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Google and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents ("Contest Entities"), and members of the Contest Entities and their
immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employers or companys policies and procedures.
SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Google Inc. ("Google" or "Sponsor"), a
Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain
View, CA, 94043, USA.4.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) Zone in the United States on November 12, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. PT on November 21, 2011, ("Contest Period").
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Google Nexus Twitter page, twitter.com/googlenexus ("Contest Site") during the Contest Period and review the essay question or puzzle of the day. To submit to a Solution, you should reply to the Google Nexus puzzle, photo or essay question tweet, and you must include the #googlenexus reference. Where applicable, the Solution must meet the "Solution Requirements," described below.
Because this contest spans many countries with different time zones, we will post new photo challenges, puzzles, and essay questions the questions at different times to ensure each region receives a question during their normal day hours as follows, unless an announcement on the @googlenexus Twitter account states otherwise 24 hours in advance:
DATE AND TIME in PST
November 12, 2011 – 9:00 AM
November 13, 2011 – 3:00 AM
November 14, 2011 – 3:00 PM
November 15, 2011 – 12:01 AM
November 16, 2011 – 9:00 PM
November 17, 2011 – 12:01 PM
November 18, 2011 – 6:00 AM
November 19, 2011 – 9:00 AM
November 20, 2011 – 6:00 PM
November 21, 2011 – 3:00 PM
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY. Only your first entry will be considered. Subsequent entries will be disqualified, and at Sponsors discretion, entrants who submit multiple, duplicate entries may be disqualified from the Contest entirely. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on November 21, 2011. Entries for Puzzle Challenges should be submitted as quickly as possible as their timeliness effects their ability to win, see Judging for more details. Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. All entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of entry, and the potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for that email address. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to Twitter account by Twitter.
SOLUTION REQUIREMENTS. Daily questions will consist of puzzles, photo challenges
or short essay questions. The Solution must not be longer than 140 characters, including the
@googlenexus reference, and must meet the following criteria:
(a) It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or
contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous,
slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or
person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.
(b) It must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in
violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations the laws
or regulations in any state where Solution is created.
(c) It must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party
advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement
by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as
determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
(d) It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise
use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
(e) It cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third partys publicity,
privacy or intellectual property rights.
(f) It must be in English.
During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be
evaluating each applicable Solution to ensure that it meets the Solution Requirements. The
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who submits a
Solution that does not meet the Solution Requirements.
JUDGING: Each entry will be judged by a panel of experts who are employees of
Sponsor ("Judges"). Depending on the type of daily question, either a puzzle or a short essay
question, judging process will differ as follows:
Puzzle questions: Solutions submitted for puzzle questions will be evaluated and scored against
the following two criteria:
Accuracy of the answer
Timeliness of the response
The first entrant to submit an accurate puzzle question Solution will be considered the potential
winner. In very unlikely event of a tie, the entrants will be asked to answer an additional puzzle
question to determine the winner.
For short essay questions and photo challenges, solutions will be evaluated and scored against
the following criteria:
Best use of limited characters in Twitter response to compose Solution
Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each Solution made up of scores based upon the
above-listed criteria. The entry for each question that receives the highest overall scores will be
selected as the potential winner(s). In the event of a tie, the Solution that received the higher
score from the Judges in the category of "Creativity" will be selected as one of the potential
In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Solution that received the next
highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner.
Depending on the type of question, the potential winner(s) will be selected and notified via
Twitter in the following manner:
Puzzle question - from November 12, 2011 to November 21, 2011, the potential winner
will be contacted within one week from when their Solution is submitted.
Short essay questions and photo challenges - the potential winners will be contacted by
two weeks after the end of the Contest Period, by December 5, 2011.
If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within one day from the first
notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential
winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria
described herein. Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner may be required to sign
and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any
additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners must
return all such required documents within five days following attempted notification or such
potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be
selected based on the judging criteria described herein. In the event that no Solutions are
received, no prize will be awarded. Determinations of judges are final and binding.
PRIZES: Seven winning entries will receive a Galaxy Nexus phone as described at
www.google.com/nexus. (ARV of each individual prize: $500.00 USD). Prize may be subject to
terms, restrictions and conditions imposed by Google. The Prize does not include activation or
usage fees required to activate and operate the device. All such fees are the responsibility of
Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the
Contest Period and the skill of the entrants. The prizes will be awarded within approximately
twelve weeks of receipt by Sponsor of final prize acceptance documents. No transfer,
substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed, except at Sponsors sole discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary
value if a prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason. Value is
subject to market conditions, which can fluctuate and any difference between actual market
value and ARV will not be awarded. The prize(s) may be subject to restrictions and/or licenses
and may require additional hardware, software, service, or maintenance to use. The winner
shall bear all responsibility for use of the prize(s) in compliance with any conditions imposed by
such manufacturer(s), and any additional costs associated with its use, service, or maintenance.
Contest Entities have not made and Contest Entities are not responsible in any manner for any
warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the
prize(s), regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize(s), including, without limitation, its
quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, with the
exception of any standard manufacturer’s warranty that may apply to the prize or any
TAXES: PAYMENTS TO POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO THE EXPRESS
REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SUBMIT TO GOOGLE ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUESTED
BY GOOGLE TO PERMIT IT TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE STATE, FEDERAL AND
LOCAL TAX REPORTING AND WITHHOLDING REQUIREMENTS. ALL PRIZES WILL BE
NET OF ANY TAXES GOOGLE IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO WITHHOLD. ALL TAXES
IMPOSED ON PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. In order to
receive a prize, potential winners must submit the tax documentation requested by Google or
otherwise required by applicable law, to Google or the relevant tax authority, all as determined
by applicable law, including, where relevant, the law of the potential winners country of
residence. The potential winner is responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the
applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such
documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Google may, in its sole
discretion, select an alternative potential winner.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Google reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Contest if, in Googles sole
discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys,
abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, Google, or the Judges.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: As between Google and the entrant, the entrant
retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and
to the Solution. As a condition of entry, entrant grants Google, its subsidiaries, agents and
partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license
to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work
from, and publicly display the Solution (1) for the purposes of allowing Google and the Judges to
evaluate the Solution for purposes of the Contest, and (2) in connection with advertising and
promotion via communication to the public or other groups, including, but not limited to, the right
to make screenshots, animations and Solution clips available for promotional purposes.
PRIVACY: Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name,
mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and
otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. This data may
also be used by Google to verify an entrants identity, postal address and telephone number in
the event a entrant qualifies for any applicable prize as well as to deliver the applicable prize(s).
Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Google in
connection with the Contest by writing to Google (Attention: Google Galaxy Nexus Challenge)
at the address listed below. Otherwise, all personal information that is collected from the entrant
PUBLICITY: By accepting a prize, entrant agrees to Sponsor and its agencies use of his
or her name and/or likeness and Solution for advertising and promotional purposes without
additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Participants warrant that their Solutions are their own
original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the
submitted Solution and that they have the right to submit the Solution in the Contest and grant
all required licenses. Each entrant agrees not to submit any Solution that (1) infringes any third
party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral
rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret,
privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (2) otherwise violates the applicable state or
To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep
indemnified Contest Entities at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses,
damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the entrant and/or a
breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant
agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any and
all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs
and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) any
Solution or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by the entrant that infringes any
copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any
person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any
misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Contest; (c) any non-compliance
by the entrant with these Rules; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties
to these Rules arising from or related to the entrants involvement with the Contest; (e)
acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related
activity or participation in this Contest; (f) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest
Site; (g) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or (h) any
typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners.
ELIMINATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by any
entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of
right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of
the entrant from the Contest.
INTERNET: Contest Entities are not responsible for any malfunction of the entire
Contest Web Site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or
destroyed Solutions due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other
telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or
unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical
malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions,
servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest
Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite
malfunctions which may limit an entrants ability to participate.
RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY: If for any reason the Contest is not
capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect
the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Google
reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Google further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission
process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an entrant to
deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be
made, Google reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of
the applicable law.
NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Under no circumstances shall
the submission of a Solution into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these
Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either Google, or the Contest
Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your Solution voluntarily and not in
confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other
relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Google or the Contest
Entities and that no such relationship is established by your submission of a Solution under
FORUM AND RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL PROCEDURES: These Rules shall be
governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California,
United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules
are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force
and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make
any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from
or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any
and all such rights.
ARBITRATION: By entering the Contest, you agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any
dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to the Contest will be decided by binding
arbitration. All disputes between you and Google of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of
these Rules, shall be submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") for
binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the San Jose, California, USA area, before
one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. The parties agree to share equally in
the arbitration costs incurred.
WINNERS LIST: The winners list will be posted online after December 5, 2011 on