Ye i sent mine to them and then found out that UK isnt allowed to be involved......which SUCKS. They should have European/UK/Aussy contest just to make it even.......stop all the americans havin all the fun :p
and i thought my application was rather cool aswell lol
about the contest....WHY THE F*** DO I NEED TO HAVE 18? The prize ins't money? so why? link
2. Acceptance of Terms
2.(a). This Official Rules and the Submission Agreement located in Exhibit A (collectively the “Official Rules and Submission Agreement”) is made between you and Sponsor.
2.(b). YOU SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS OFFICIAL RULES AND SUBMISSION AGREEMENT BEFORE SUBMITTING A CONTEST ENTRY (AS DEFINED BELOW) TO THE CONTEST. BY SUBMITTING A CONTEST ENTRY YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN (18) AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS OFFICIAL RULES AND SUBMISSION AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS OFFICIAL RULES AND SUBMISSION AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT PROVIDE A CONTEST ENTRY TO THE SPONSOR AND DO NOT OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST.
I do agree with you however, it is strange since there's no cash prize. I guess it's because entering is like a binding contract? And you can't sign a binding contract unless you've divorced your parents or if they sign it.
I believe it has to do with the possibility of winning an entry to the closed beta, which needs a NDA. People under 18 are not allowed in closed beta because if they break the Non-disclosure Agreement, they can't be held responsible. I still think we should be able to enter for the special forum titles, though.