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Fans of Bing find it easy to say and often speak the name like a sound effect, especially when you find what you’re looking for online. Bing!
Since everyone is having fun with the name, we thought it would be interesting to see what you can do with it, put to a little music! Got a fun jingle, or as we like to say in the halls around here “Bingle” you want to share?
Warm up those vocal cords, bust out your flip, video mobile phone or camcorder and start getting creative because today we are launching the “Bing Jingle Contest” on the Bing YouTube site.
What will the reward be for embarrassing yourself online to potentially millions of people? How does a $500 American Express gift cheque sound? Music to your ears we hope! The contest winner will be picked based on number of views and quality of ratings they get on their video submission.
You have until July 31,2009 to submit your video entry and the winner will be announced on August 5. Full contest details and rules can be found Below.
Happy jingle making and good luck!
The Bing Intern
Microsoft “Bing Jingle” Contest
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft “Bing Jingle” contest promotion will operate (“Contest”).
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Contest. “You” refers to an eligible Contest entrant.
This is a skill-based Contest. The object of this Contest is to videotape yourself performing an original “jingle” that you’ve written, describing the attributes of the Microsoft search engine, Bing. For purposes of this Contest, each video you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “entry.” All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria described below to determine the winners of the prizes described below.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
This Contest consists of two periods, and Entry Period and a Voting Period. The Entry Period starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 20, 2009, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 31, 2009. The Voting Period starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 20, 2009, and ends at 11:59 a.m. PT on August 5, 2009. Entries must be received during the Entry Period to be considered eligible.
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time entry:
This Contest is void within the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ELIGIBLE ENTRY?
To be eligible for judging an entry must meet the following content / technical requirements:
Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:
We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria.
HOW WILL MY ENTRY BE POTENTIALLY USED?
Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you:
Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.
If you do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.
HOW DO I ENTER?
To enter, go to the Contest web site at http://www.youtube.com/bing, sign into your YouTube account, and upload your entry as instructed.
We will only accept ten (10) entries per person; however, each entry must be substantially unique to be eligible.
We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
We will automatically disqualify:
WINNER DETERMINATION AND PRIZES
During the Voting Period, visitors will be invited to view and rate entries. On or around afternoon of August 5 the winner will be determined based on the following criteria:
The decisions of the judges are final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than described above.
In the event of a tie, a Microsoft representative will break the tie based on creativity (50%) and originality (50%). The decision of the judge is final and binding. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we may, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described below.
One (1) Grand Prize. A US $500 American Express gift cheque.
If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to your YouTube user account provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following completion of judging. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award to a runner-up.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest. If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select a runner-up.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Contest:
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS AM I AGREEING TO BY ENTERING?
By entering this Contest you agree:
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS CONTEST IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?
This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Contest.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE CONTEST CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?
If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest.
If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?
We will post the name of the winner online at www.youtube.com/bing. This list will remain posted until August 29, 2009.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS CONTEST?
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
A gift cheque?! THat's way better than a gift check.
Finder's fee forthcoming. Forwarded this link to my brother...
its a great talent hunt to find the talentpool person its not easy way to perform the jingle its a contest to perform their on video.b audience voting is also an essentional part .god gave success to the winner.
I am eligible for this contest and hope i will be a winner!
An interesting competition, though rather strange that Bing is using Google's You Tube to promote their site. A viral campaign a wrong twist!?
Seriously? a $500 American Express gift cheque? That's just insulting. Specially from an up and coming search engine -- and one operated by Microsoft no less.
Here's a suggestion. Why not acknowledge the endeavors of creatives by at least offering a prize amount that a professional would be paid for creative a jingle for you.
$500? You should be ashamed.
Is there a blog in spanish for the latinamerican community?
I wanna send this link but most of the people i know dont quite understand english and all the rules are in englis.
Plus, the contest is worldwide (except the countries you mention) so its fair to have it in other languages... dont you thing?...
This was my opinion :)
Great idea, but it would seem to me that Microsoft’s bing search engine team doesn’t like French Canadians or maybe they only fear Celine Dion will enter the contest?
Here you go Lorena
Make all your spanish friends happy
this sounds like a fun competition although my singing is awlful
VOTE 4 ME!!! www.youtube.com/watch
bing is the most favorite search engine
I used to have a good voice, but I'm not too proud of it these days.
i cant sing but will have a try
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