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10 Grand Prizes: Graduation Bundle, which consists of: (1) laptop; (1) copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 software ; (1) laptop bag; (1) $250 Microsoft Store gift card; (1) 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect; (3) Xbox 360 video games; and $1,287.88, awarded in the form of a corporate check intended to assist with taxes associated with acceptance of the prize. The ARV of each Grand Prize is $3,787.88.
ARV of all prizes combined: $37,878.80.
This Contest is only open to legal residents of the (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry.
Limit (1) entry per person/authorized e-mail account holder.
Review and Additional Information
Entrants must submit an essay of 250 words or fewer answering the following questions: In 250 words or less, tell us how the Microsoft Store can help you better your future and take your education or career path to the next level. Tell us what the next level means to you and how the Microsoft Store can help you get there. In addition, each entrant has the opportunity to earn up to (15) bonus points by submitting a photograph that supports the entrant’s essay.
This is not a game of chance. Odds of winning depend on the quality of entries received. The Judging Panel will select up to (15) entrants as finalists on or about May 21, 2012, based on the judging criteria below. All Submissions will be evaluated on a 100-point scale, with maximum points in each category as follows: a maximum of (20) points for clearly identifying and defining the next level in your education or career path; a maximum of (20) points for creating and clearly defining a plan to get to that next level with Microsoft Store and explaining how the plan would take your education or career path to the next level; a maximum of (40) points for originality, effectiveness and creativity of the plan; a maximum of (10) points for including Microsoft Store as part of the plan; a maximum of (10) points for spelling, grammar and organization of the essay. In addition, entrants may also earn a maximum of (15) bonus points by submitting an eligible photograph that supports the entrant’s essay in a creative and engaging fashion.
The (10) Finalists with the most votes during the Contest Voting Period will be determined as the potential Grand Prize winners.
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