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Specific Rules for “4ThePlayers △◯✕▢” Competition

Terms and Conditions

1.             The "4ThePlayers △◯✕▢” competition (“Competition”) is open to persons aged 18 years or over who are residents of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany , the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom  (“Entrant Countries”) except employees, agents, contractors or consultants of the Promoter (as defined below) and their immediate families, the Promoter's associated companies and anyone else professionally connected with the Competition (“Entrants).

2.             The Competition is open for entries on 11 November 2013 at 11:00 (GMT) ("Opening Date") and closes on 20 November 2013 at 23.59 (GMT) ("Closing Date").  The period from the Opening Date to and including the Closing Date shall be referred to as the “Competition Period.

3.             The Competition is free to enter and no purchase of any kind is necessary.  By entering the Competition, Entrants accept and will be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”).

4.             To enter the Competition, Entrants must complete the following steps during the Competition Period:

a)       if they do not already have a Sony Entertainment Network (“SEN”) account (previously known as PlayStation®Network), create one using their PlayStation® system or by visiting http://eu.playstation.com/registration/;

b)      visit the [insert relevant language] PlayStation Forum at http://community.eu.playstation.com/playstationeu (“Forum”);

c)       click on the “4ThePlayers △◯✕▢”” thread [insert link]; (“Thread”);

d)      sign into their SEN account;

e)       take one (1) original photo including the four (4) following shapes: a triangle, circle, cross, or square, each a PlayStation symbol, created from everyday life objects or graphic representations, which illustrates their PlayStation pledge ‘#4ThePlayers’;

f)       upload their image (“Image”) to the Thread;

g)      the Image submitted must be in.jpeg format, it must not be greater than 600 pixels wide and the file must not exceed 1000 kilobytes. Entrants must ensure that their PSN Online ID and the hash tag (#) ‘4ThePlayers’ is clearly readable in the image submitted;

h)       Entrants must ensure their post complies with the Community Guidelines (in particular please avoid double-posting and creating duplicate threads) and the eu.playstation.com Terms of Use.

5.            Registration for Sony Entertainment Network is subject to acceptance of the SEN Terms of Service and User Agreement and SEN Privacy Policy.

6.            Each Entrant may only submit one (1) entry and will only be eligible to win one (1) Prize (as defined below).

7.             Each Entrant must adhere to the General Rules and in particular, to sections 7 and 8.  In addition, entries must not contain any:

a)     pornography, nudity, or sexually explicit imagery;

b)    abusive, offensive or hateful imagery or language;

c)     harassing or defamatory content;

d)    content that compromises the privacy or safety of yourself or others;

e)     content that demeans a particular gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ethnicity or nationality;

f)     violent or dangerous behaviour; and/or

g)    spam, advertising or other commercial activities.

8.             Each Entrant grants to the Promoter a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use entries for promotional purposes and for all the purposes related to the Competition, across all media including any online platforms under their control.

9.             All entries must be completely original so as not to breach any third party copyright.  The Promoter accepts no liability if Entrants ignore these Terms and each Entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Promoter against any claims by any third party arising from any breach of these Terms.

10.          There will be one (1) winner (“Winner”) and four (4) runner-up’s (each a “Runner-Up”). The Winner will be selected by a Most Valued PlayStationer “MVP” (as defined at http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Website-and-Forum-Help-Feedback/What-is-an-MVP/td-p/17989396  and one (1) or more employees of the Promoter based upon the originality and creativity of the reply.  Each MVP is an independent judge and is not permitted to enter the Competition themselves.  The decision of the judge is final.

11.          The Winner will win:

a)     one (1) PlayStation®4 (“PS4”) system;

b)    a set of ten (10) PS4 games from the PS4 launch line up;

c)     one (1) PS4 umbrella

d)    one (1) PS4 8GB stick lanyard; and

e)     one (1) PlayStation® messenger bag,

      with an approximate total value of EUR 1,132.92 / DKK 8,450.63 / NOK 9,218.72/

      PLN/ 4,741.74/ RUB 4, 9602.35 / SEK 9,935.74 / TRY 3,094.14 /CHF 1395.45 / GBP

      868.74.

12.          Each Runner-Up will win:

a)     one (1) PS4 umbrella

b)    one (1) PS4 8GB GB stick lanyard; and

c)     one (1) PlayStation® messenger bag,

      with an approximate total value of EUR 34.92 / DKK 260.47 / NOK 284.15 / PLN

     146.16 / RUB 1528.77 / SEK 306.32 / TRY 95.34 / CHF 43.00 / GBP 26.74.

13.          The Promoter shall notify the Winner and each Runner-Up, by private message (“PM”) on the Forum of their selection within one (1) week of the Closing Date.

14.          In order to claim their Prize the Winner and each Runner-Up must respond to the Promoter’s PM on the Forum notifying them of their selection, specifying their name, date of birth and postal address and the email address linked to their SEN account,  within thirty (30) days of receiving it.

15.          Prizes must be taken as stated and may not be deferred.  There will be no cash alternatives; however the Promoter reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of a similar value.

16.          The Promoter cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any problem which may result in any Competition entry or other correspondence being lost or not being properly registered.

17.          In the event of a dispute, the Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

18.          The Promoter reserves the right to cancel the Competition or amend these Terms at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion or if circumstances arise outside its control.

19.          The Promoter will use reasonable endeavours to send, by registered post, the Prize to the Winner and each Runner-Up within thirty (30) days of receiving the Winner and  each Runner-Up within thirty (30) days of receiving the Winner and/or each Runner-Up’s details.

20.          If the Prize is found to be ineffective, faulty or damaged upon receipt, the Promoter must be notified in writing within seven (7) days of receipt, otherwise the Prize will be deemed to be accepted as received.  This does not affect a Winner’s and /or each Runner-Up’s statutory rights (if any).

21.          The Promoter may, at its sole discretion publish the Winner’s and each Runner-Up’s name on the Promoter’s website (s). The Winner’s and each Runner-Up name will be made available on reasonable request to those enclosing a self- addressed envelope marked ‘4ThePlayers△◯✕▢’ to the following address: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom within six (6) weeks of the Closing Date.

22.          If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these Terms or incorrect, illegible, fraudulent or other invalid or improper information has been provided, the Promoter may in its sole discretion refuse to process an entry or fulfill any Prize awarded.

23.          Each Winner and/or Runner-Up may be required to pay tax on any Prize won in accordance with their jurisdiction’s tax legislation and will be responsible for any related tax liability.

24.          General Rules apply to the Competition.  Please click here to view the General Rules.

25.          The “Promoter” is: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Limited, 10 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7LP United Kingdom.

26.          To the extent permitted by applicable law, these Terms shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and the contract between each Entrant and the Promoter shall be deemed to have been formed and performed in England.