PLEASE NOTE:  It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions.  If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes.  Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter, and prizes will only be awarded in compliance with the employer’s policies.


GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government employees are not eligible. 



This Sweepstakes starts at 8:00 a.m., local time, on September 23, 2013, and ends at 3:00 p.m., local time, on September 25, 2013 (“Entry Period”) and will consist of three (3) daily prize periods as follows:. 


Monday, September 23, 2013:                8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013:                8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013:          8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Entries must be received during the Entry Period.  Entries will be eligible for the daily drawing in which they are received. Entries submitted after the end of a daily prize period will carryover to the next daily drawing.



You are eligible to enter if you meet the following requirements at time entry:

  • You are a registered attendee of Advertising Week and you are 18 years of age or older; and


  • You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.


    1. PLEASE NOTE: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions are not eligible to participate.


  • You are NOT event exhibitor support personnel; and


  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation, or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and


  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, any person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.

This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.



To enter, you must take the photo of yourself from the photo booth in the Microsoft Advertising Experience Center located in Times Center during the Entry Period.  You may include others in the photo.  Then tweet the photo from your own Twitter account with a fun, interesting caption.

To complete your entry, you must do all of the following:


Step 1: Sign into your Twitter account and become a follower of @MSAdvertising at, if you are not already a follower.


Step 2: During the entry period, sign into your Twitter account and tweet the photo of yourself with fun, interesting caption.  You must include the hashtags, #msftaw, and #awx and include @MSAdvertising in the tweet so that we know you are entering.

You may tweet 1 photo of yourself each day during the Entry Period, for a total of three (3) entries per entrant and Twitter handle. If you tweet an entry after 3:00 pm any day, your tweet will roll over to the next day and count as your next day’s entry.  We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:

  • Any incomplete or illegible entry;
  • Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above;
  • Any entry that does not comply with the terms of use.


By posting your tweet, you are granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Sweepstakes; and (ii) feature your entry in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Sweepstakes (including but not limited to retweeting your tweet and picture on, internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Sweepstakes entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed).



At 3 p.m. each day during the Entry Period, we will randomly select winners of the prizes designated below. 


Two (2) Grand Prizes.  Two VIP (2) Tickets to the Avicii Concert at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY on Wednesday, September 25.  The concert will be held at 9 p.m.


VIP experience includes access to the terrace at the ballroom.  Winner and guest are solely responsible for arranging and paying for all travel costs to go to the concert. 


We will only award one (1) prize per person during the Entry Period.



If you are a potential winner, we will notify you via Direct Message on Twitter to the account provided at time of entry within one (1) hour following the random drawing.  If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner.  Once confirmed as winners, Sponsor will email each winner 2 digital tickets for the event.



If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes.  This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.


If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Sweepstakes, so please play fairly.



Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and W-9 tax  form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release or W-8 BEN form, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Your odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries we receive. In the event of a dispute all decisions of Microsoft are final. 


By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:


  • To abide by these Official Rules; and


  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and


  • That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.



We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth $25.00 or more online at This list will remain posted one month after September 25, 2013.


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



At Microsoft, we are committed to protecting your privacy.  Microsoft uses the information you provide to notify prize winners, and to send you information about other Microsoft products and services, if requested by you.  Microsoft will not share the information you provide with third parties without your permission except where necessary to complete the services or transactions you have requested, or as required by law.  Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information.  We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above.


If you believe that Microsoft has not adhered to this statement, please notify us  by sending email to or postal mail to Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the situation.