Marketplace/2012 Category Contest Rules

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Second Life Marketplace Category Contest

Take a survey and tell us what you think of the proposed Marketplace categories, providing suggested sub-categories for Female Skins.

The Challenge: Tell us what you think the new sub-categories for Female Skins should be on the Second Life Marketplace for a chance to win L$2,899 (cost of a month long, frontpage Marketplace Product Listing Enhancement)!

There will be five winners (L$2,899 each). Winners will be notified on or before December 3, 2012 via inworld chat or notecard.

How to enter: Entries can be submitted from November 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific and November 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Take the survey and answer questions 3 and 4. For more information, see the rules below.

Official Rules

Submission Rules

Submissions must be received between November 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific and November 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Submissions are made by responding to the Second Life Marketplace Category Survey, and answering both questions #3 (suggested sub-categories for Female Skins) and #4 (Resident name). There is no limit to the number of entries per participant, but each Resident may only win once. In order to win, you must have been the first to submit the suggested sub-category that ends up being used in the final category tree. The first five submissions to meet these requirements will win. Each winner will receive L$2,899 (the cost of a month long, front page featured Product Listing Enhancement on the Marketplace). The winners will be notified on or before December 3, 2012 via inworld chat or notecard. The L$ prize will be deposited into each winner’s account by the end of day December 3, 2012. Entries that violate any of these guidelines will be disqualified. Linden Lab reserves the right to disqualify any entries that violate the guidelines.

Legal Fine Print

Eligibility: Contest is open to all Second Life® Residents ("Residents") with an account in good standing, 16 and older as of the start of the Contest. Residents of embargoed countries, countries where such contests are not legal, or where access to the Second Life world has been blocked or disabled, as well as Employees and affiliates of Linden Research, Inc. ("Linden Lab"), and their families are not eligible to participate. Contest void where prohibited. Subject to all international, federal, state, and local laws. No purchase is necessary to enter and win.

How to Enter

Between November 12, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific and November 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific, complete questions 3 and 4 on the Second Life Marketplace Category Survey.


Total Linden Dollars (L$) awarded as prizes: L$2,899 to be awarded to five (5) Resident as top winners. There is no promise or guarantee of redemption of any or all L$ awarded. Only one prize per Resident is allowed.

Prize distribution

Gifts will be awarded by Linden Lab via email, inworld or by mail. Linden Lab will notify winners by mail, inworld or e-mail of procedures for redeeming prize. The prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Winners who do not wish to accept the prize as offered may opt to forfeit the prize. There will be no substitutions. Linden Lab reserves that right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that does not comply with the Second Life Community Standards or Community Participation Guidelines.

All applicable federal, state, and local tax laws apply, and winners are responsible for paying their own taxes. For winners who are legal residents of the United States, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed with the IRS for each recipient of a prize who is a resident of the United States if the value of that prize is at least $600. Reporting and payment of any applicable federal, state, and local taxes is the sole responsibility of prize winner. By submitting an entry, entrant grants Linden Lab a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use his/her name, avatar, voice, and likeness, and any materials submitted by entrant to Linden Lab, in connection with this contest, and entrants waive any and all claims and/or rights to receive any royalties or other compensation for the Linden Lab's use thereof, unless prohibited by law. Winners may be required to complete, sign, notarize and return an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and a publicity release, which must be returned, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. All prizes are subject to the Second Life Terms of Service and Second Life Community Standards. Any violation of the Second Life Terms of Service or Second Life Community Standards may result in the forfeiture of the prize, at any time.