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Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:23 PM

SFX Star Trek: TNG Contest
 
Enter the SFX Star Trek The Next Generation Contest for a chance to win a free copy of Star Trek Online! Contest is open to UK residents only. Details can be found here. Good luck!

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:27 PM

thumbs up for a non US contest. :eek:

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:28 PM

Nice prize.

Shame Ireland never gets anything like this [/grumble]

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:33 PM

Man, I *sooo* want to enter, just so I can choose 'Captain Crunch' as the answer to the question. :D

Oh, and (jokingly) rabble rabble rabble! Why is this contest open only to UK residents only? rabble rabble rabble! :)

(Seriously, though, good luck to all who enter. Even though I don't drink anymore, I might go and try to find one of those Klingon Korkscrews for sale someplace else; it looks pretty sweet, heh.)

edit: Naturally, they're for sale at ThinkGeek. Hmm, I could use the Enterprise pizza cutter more, but I like the look of the Klingon item more. :) )

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:40 PM

I have one question to Cryptic. Why are these contest restricted to X country only? Is the problem somekind of legal hassle or what?

If that is the problem then I'm afraid that these contest will happen in "big" countries only and I don't happen to live in such.

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Timoteus (Post 3679019)
I have one question to Cryptic. Why are these contest restricted to X country only? Is the problem somekind of legal hassle or what?

If that is the problem then I'm afraid that these contest will happen in "big" countries only and I don't happen to live in such.

Legal reasons are almost always the reason that contests are limited to certain geographic areas. Different countries have vastly different rules concerning contests ranging from eligibiilty, tax reporting, notification, participation, etc. That is why most companies won't sponsor international contests. It is too expensive to guarantee compliance everywhere and often impossible.

Archived Post 08-02-2011 01:45 PM

Slightly off-topic question (apologies), but: Are North American competitions generally inclusive of Canada too? Or is that considered too different to allow it?

Archived Post 08-02-2011 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pr1983 (Post 3679034)
Slightly off-topic question (apologies), but: Are North American competitions generally inclusive of Canada too? Or is that considered too different to allow it?

I'm not an expert, but it depends on the contest. Canada and its provinces have different rules that the various states in the U.S.

Most contests run in the U.S. aren't applicable to all 50 states for the same reason that most contests exclude other countries. The laws relating to contests in the United States aren't solely impacted by federal law. The various states have their own laws concerning eligibility, participation, notification, distribution of prizes, determination of winners, etc. That is why you might hear something like "contest not valid in Maryland, Tennessee, and New Mexico" (to pull three random states out of thin air.

Archived Post 08-02-2011 02:13 PM

Ah ok, thanks.

Archived Post 08-02-2011 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Timoteus (Post 3679019)
If that is the problem then I'm afraid that these contest will happen in "big" countries only and I don't happen to live in such.

You can always petition your congress/ruler/law making body to change the laws so that you can have contests... or petition Cryptic to have a contest for your country only.


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