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Win a Windows Phone 7 device in our photo caption competition, live on the blog for one day only!
So here it is, our second Windows Phone 7 caption competition. You have until 10pm tonight (Friday 29th) to harness all your creative powers and send us your caption for this photo of Chief Evangelist, Marc Holmes, enjoying a retro moment (and let’s not even mention that shirt).
Post your hilarious efforts to the blog along with your Twitter ID or email address, and if your caption makes us laugh the hardest, you’ll bag yourself a much coveted Windows Phone 7 device. As usual, don’t even think about cracking a smile until you’ve read the terms and conditions below. We’ll contact the winner on Monday.
Windows Phone 7 Caption Competition Terms and Conditions
1. ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to UK residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).
2. TO ENTER: To enter post your photo caption for the featured photo in the UK MSDN Blog comments box. The person submitting the funniest caption, as selected by three judges, will win a Windows Phone 7 device. Only one entry per person will be accepted. Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
3. TIMING: This competition runs from 7am GMT 29 October The closing date of this competition is 10pm GMT 29 October 2010. Completed entries must reach Microsoft no later than the closing date.
4. USE OF DATA: Personal data which you provide when you enter this competition will not be used for future Microsoft UK marketing activity.
5. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three judges will select their favourite single caption from all the entries and the winner will be notified by email on 1 November 2010 by 5pm. The winners may be required to become involved in further publicity or advertising.
6. PRIZE: The prize is one Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7 device with an estimated retail price of £400.00. Prize as stated and non-transferable. No cash or other alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. The prize will be dispatched within two months of the competition’s closing date. Prize may be considered a taxable benefit and the winner will be directly responsible for accounting for any tax liability arising on their prize.
7. WINNERS LIST: The winner consents to their surname being made publicly available. The winner’s surname will be available for a period of 3 weeks after the closing date by emailing email@example.com
8. OTHER: No correspondence will be entered into regarding either this competition or these Terms and Conditions. In the unlikely event of a dispute, Microsoft’s decision shall be final. Microsoft reserves the right to amend, modify, cancel or withdraw this competition at any time without notice.
9. Microsoft cannot guarantee the performance of any third party and shall not be liable for any act or default by a third party. Participants in this promotion agree that Microsoft will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, costs, damage or disappointment of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from acceptance, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in this promotion. Nothing in this clause shall limit Microsoft’s liability in respect of death or personal injury arising out of its own negligence or arising out of fraud.
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A Colleague commented.
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The drinking had started in the shadier corner of DisneyLand (TM) where the denizens get their kicks, he knew Minne had shown him great favour and introduced him to all her pals. Then the argument had started. Pluto was adamant that touch was a ludicrous idea and styluses were the future. Donald had walked in with Mickie at this point looking for Minnie and heard Pluto's statement and started arguing against. The drinking and arguing had continued into the small hours, then there was a scuffle and darkness took Marc. He woke sober, wearing Minnie's ears (don't ask), suspended upside down from the DisneyLand (TM) Castle (TM) with Plutos pride and joy gadgets (circa 2000) trying to figure out where it had all gone wrong.
Marc Holmes "Very Funny Rafal, Yeah I got the Minnie Computer, have you returned the Microsoft sign yet?"
I said demo something without a stylus not style-less!
"Laptop. Check. Stylus. Check. 3D glasses. Check. Mini Mouse Ears. Check."
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Although he wasn't sure what for..
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Never mind "Yoo Hoo", how am I supposed to get Yahoo! on these things?!
I knew filing my tongue down to stylus proportions would come in handy one day!! Now all I need is an extra hand....
Twitter : @NettMore
You mean I have to remote desktop from my phone to my laptop just to wiggle my ears? Surely there's an app for that?
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