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Microsoft Passport Challenge

Share your expertise, learn from others, and get entered to win cool prizes by participating in the Microsoft Passport Challenge.


Build Passport Challenge 2019 Official Rules






These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Cloud Commercial Communities, Community and Operations Team Build Passport Challenge 2019 Event Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor (“Sponsor”).




In these Rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and “you” and “yourself” refers to a Sweepstakes participant. “Event” refers to the Build Passport Challenge 2019 event held in Seattle, WA as well as remotely (online). By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these Rules.




The Sweepstakes will operate during regular Event hours from 8am PST May 6, 2019 to 11:59pm PST May 8, 2019 (“Entry Period”).  The Entry Period consists of three Daily Prize Periods, one for each day of the Event. 




Open to any registered Event attendee 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, and the family members of each (dependents, immediate family members, and individuals residing in the same household) are not eligible. Void in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where prohibited.


For business/tradeshow events: If you are attending the Event in your capacity as an employee, it is your sole responsibility to comply with your employer’s gift policies. Microsoft will not be party to any disputes or actions related to this matter. GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INCLUDING EDUCATORS: Microsoft is committed to complying with government gift and ethics rules and therefore government and public sector employees are not eligible for this promotion.





To enter in-person at Microsoft Build, visit one of the Microsoft for Startups, Marketplace Center, or Customer Engineering Engagement booths to obtain a “passport” card, which will be stamped when you complete each activity. Deposit completed passport cards at any of the above Microsoft booths within the entry period to receive one Sweepstakes entry.


To enter online, please complete the following tasks within the Microsoft Partner Community:

  • Register for the Microsoft Partner Community and complete your profile
  • Check out and register for a Cloud + AI Webinar at aka.ms/MSPartnerWebinars
  • Create a post at aka.ms/BuildPC2019 and tell us:
    1. Where you’re connecting from and share a pic
    2. What you do for work and for fun
    3. What you’re most excited to learn about with Microsoft
    4. Which webinar you signed up
  • Kudo a post in the Microsoft for Startups or Azure Marketplace and AppSource boards within the Cloud _ AI Partner Community.

For more information, please visit aka.ms/BuildPC2019.


The entry limit is one per person during the Entry Period. Non-winning entries in Prize Period 1 will carry forward to Prize Period 2.


We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, damaged, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media profile, or other method used to enter.




Pending confirmation of eligibility, two Grand Prize winners, four First Prize winners, and six Second Prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent from among all eligible entries received at the end of each day during the Entry Period. Winners will be announced by 11:59pm PST the day following the drawing. .


Winners will be notified within 7 days following the Event with winner instructions, including a prize claim deadline.


Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry and may be required to complete a prize claim and tax form (“Forms”). If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.




The following prizes will be awarded:


Six (6) Grand Prizes. A Prize Package consisting of the following items:


An XBox One. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $500.00.

A Microsoft Partner Community branded T-Shirt. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00.


The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $520.


Twelve (12) First Prizes. A Prize Package consisting of the following items:


A SurfaceGo. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $400.00.

A Microsoft Partner Community branded T-Shirt. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00.


The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $420.


Eighteen (18) Second Prizes. A “Swag Bag” Prize Package consisting of the following items:


A Microsoft Partner Community branded T-Shirt. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $20.00.

Microsoft Partner Community branded Headphones. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.

A Microsoft Partner Community branded Water Bottle. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $15.00.

A Microsoft Partner Community branded Pop Socket. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $5.00.

A Microsoft Partner Community branded USB: Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $10.00

A Microsoft Partner Community branded power bank: Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $10.00


The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $120.


The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.


The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $10,320


We will only award one (1) prizes per person. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.


  1. ODDS


The odds of winning are based on the number and/or quality of eligible entries received.




To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.


All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding


We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes. 




Send email to catherine.zhu@microsoft.com with the subject line “Build Passport Challenge 2019 winners” within 30 days of May 8, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.




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