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A contest by IBM Bluemix &

This event has ended. Thanks to all who participated!

How to Play

  • Sign up and try out IBM Bluemix for free
  • Ask and answer questions with ibm-bluemix, ibm-watson-cognitive and blockchain tags
  • Non-closed, non-deleted, positive score posts with any of these tags will earn one point each
  • The participants with the most points will win prizes (Indian residence only)
[+] Expand Rules, Terms & Conditions

IBM Q&A Contest Official Rules


  1. Eligibility: IBM Q&A Contest (the "Promotion") is open only individuals who (i) are residents of the India, (ii) are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, (iii) did not purchase any products, services or equipment for the purposes of entering this Promotion, and (iv) are a Stack Overflow member. Stack Overflow membership is free of charge. Employees of IBM and Stack Exchange, Inc., and any of their respective related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and any agencies or other companies involved in the development or execution of the Promotion or production or distribution of Promotion materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Promotion Overview: The purpose of this Promotion is for entrants to submit approved technical questions and answers related to IBM's product experience in accordance to the normal submission rules of Stack Exchange, Inc.
  3. Sponsor: IBM, 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022. Administrator: Stack Exchange, Inc., 110 Williams Street New York, NY 10038, U.S.A.
  4. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  5. Timing: The Promotion starts June 17th, 2016 and ends September 16th, 2016. (the "Promotion Period"). The Contest consists of two (2) phases as set forth in the chart below.
  6. Phase Starts at 00:00:00 IST Ends at 23:59:59 IST
    Q&A Submission June 17th 2016 September 16th 2016
    Contest Winner Selection October 1st 2016 October 31st 2016
  7. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
  8. How to Enter: In order to qualify for participation in the Promotion, your Stack Overflow profile must identify you as a resident of India.
  9. Winner Determination: Winners will be determined via the processes set forth below.
    1. Q&A Submission Phase: Submissions will be posted at stackoverflow.com and individuals who meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Section 1 will be given the opportunity to gain points for approved technical questions and answers related to IBM's product, specifically questions using the tags “ibm-bluemix”, “ibm-watson-cognitive”, and/or “blockchain”, and answers to such questions
    2. Contest Winner Selection: The top three eligible entrants who have the most points will be chosen to receive one of three prizes at random. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  10. Winner Requirements: Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. Except where prohibited, each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her place of residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration"). Declarations for potential Contest winners must be returned and received by Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize, and all other Declarations must be returned and received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential Contest winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner may be determined by additional drawings from other high scoring participants. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner's name, city, state, likeness, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion, worldwide, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 11, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms. Prizes will be fulfilled 8 - 10 weeks after end of Promotion.
  11. Only residents of India are eligible to win one of three (3) prizes below. Winning a prize depend on how many non-closed, non-deleted, positive scored posts a user makes during the Promotion Period.
    • - 1 XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D printer (or if unavailable, another roughly equivalent 3D printer)
    • - 1 Arduino Starter Kit (or if unavailable, another roughly equivalent electronics kit)
    • - 1 Oculus Rift (or if unavailable, another roughly equivalent VR headset)
  12. Release: By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
  13. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  14. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Promotion. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, if it is possible. If the Promotion, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
  15. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgements and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
  16. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Statement (www.ibm.com/privacy), and Stack Exchange's Privacy Policy (stackexchange.com/legal/privacy-policy).
  17. Winner List: A winner list maybe posted on stackpromos.com/bluemix after winner confirmation is complete.