These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Build Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor (“Sponsor”).
    In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant. “Event” refers to the Microsoft Build 2018 event, taking place in Seattle, Washington. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these Rules.
    The Sweepstakes will operate during regular Event hours from 0900 May 7, 2017 to 1700 May 9, 2017 PDT (“Entry Period”).
    Open to any registered Event attendee 18 years of age or older . Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, and the family members of each (dependents, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria and where prohibited.

    For business/tradeshow events: If you are attending the Event in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING EDUCATORS: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible for this promotion.

    Entries should be pictures of examples of Microsoft’s Fluent Design System submitted to Twitter and be tagged with the hashtag #FluentDesign. Pictures can be of merchandise, screenshots, stage shots, marketing or promotional material taken from the Build Conference.

    Participants can only submit an example of Fluent Design once. Multiple Twitter posts containing the same fluent design reference will only count as one entry.

    We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, damaged, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media profile, or other method used to enter.

    Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent from among all eligible entries received at the end of each day during the Entry Period.

    Winners will be notified within 7 days of the end of the event.

    Winners will be notified via the Tweet and Direct Message and may be required to complete a prize claim and tax form (“Forms”). If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.

    The following prize will be awarded:

    A(n) Surface Pro 4. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $2,199.00.
    A(n) Surface Type Cover. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $159.00.

    The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $2,358.

    The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

    The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $2,358

  8. ODDS
    The odds of winning are based on the number and/or quality of eligible entries received.
    To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.

    All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding.

    We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.

    Send email to with the subject line “Build Winner” within 30 days of May 9, 2017 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.
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