Invent Your Store’s Tomorrow Contest Official Rules

Invent Your Store’s Tomorrow Contest Official Rules

September 6, 2016 | 7 min to read

Invent Your Tomorrow Contest Official Rules

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and any other requirements designated by Sponsor.  The Contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


The Invent Your Tomorrow Contest (the “Contest”) begins on September 6, 2016 at 9:01 am Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on October 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST (“Contest Period”).  The sponsor of the Contest is Wizards of the Coast LLC, 1600 Lind Ave SW Suite 400, Renton, Washington 98057 (the “Sponsor” or “Wizards”).  This Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Facebook.  By entering the Contest, you (“Entrant” or “you”) accept and agree to follow these Official Rules.

  1. Who is EligibleThe Contest is open only to retail stores who are active members of the Wizards Play Network (“WPN”) and located in United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) at the time of entry.  All Entrants must have reached the age of majority at the time of entry in the U.S. State or Canadian Province or Territory in which they reside.

Employees, officers and directors of Wizards, its parent companies, affiliated companies, advertising agencies, promotion agencies, production agencies, and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and members of their same households (related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Contest. IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

  1. How to Enter: You may enter the Contest by accessing the Invent Your Tomorrow Application (“Contest App”) via a link on the articles page of the WPN website (

Through the Contest App entry form, you must provide the following information:

  1. Up to three (3) photos or one (1) video three (3) minutes or less of your retail store, and a short essay (one hundred (100) words or less) describing how you have improved your retail store in a significant way (e.g. changes made to your store design, event experiences, services, or other aspects of your business) (the “Entry”). The essay should include some description of what your store was like before the improvement was made.
  2. Your full name.
  3. Your store’s name.
  4. Your date of birth.
  5. Your state or province/territory of residence.
  6. Your telephone number.
  7. Your email address.

Your Entry must also conform to the following (collectively the “Guidelines”):

  1. The Entry must contain no more than one hundred (100) words.
  2. The Entry must not contain any sexually explicit, defamatory, obscene, threatening or harassing material; messaging promoting hatred toward groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity; material that infringes any other person’s intellectual property rights; or description of dangerous or illegal activities. 




  1. Who Will Win: All decisions made by Sponsor or its nominated agents on all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding.  There will be four (4) winners (each, a “Winner” and collectively, “Winners”). The Winners will be selected as follows:

A committee comprised of selected Wizards employees will serve as judges for the Contest (“Wizards Judging Panel”).  The Wizards Judging Panel will review all eligible Entries and select four (4) Winners based on the following criteria: originality/creativity (50%), improvements made to your retail store (25%), and positive impact of your improvements to your Magic community (25%). All Entries are eligible to be selected as a Winner unless (i) the Entry violates any of these Official Rules; (ii) the Entrant is disqualified; or (iii) the Entrant is ineligible.

  1. Winner Notification: All Winners will be notified by Sponsor on or around October 28, 2016 via the email address provided by Entrant at the time of entry. If a Winner does not respond within three (3) days to the notification sent to his/her email account after two (2) notifications have been sent by Sponsor, such Winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. In such event, the Sponsor reserves the right to withhold the prize or the prize will be awarded to another eligible entrant chosen from the remaining pool of entries in accordance with the terms set forth herein.  All verified and eligible Winners will be announced on the official Wizards Play Network Facebook page and the Wizards Play Network website on or around October 31, 2016.
  1. Prize Information and Approximate Retail Value:  Each Winner will receive a sculpture of a Kaladeshi invention from Wizards’ PAX display with an estimated retail value of $500.00 USD and a featured story on the Wizards Play Network website.

Each Winner must provide his or her full name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, and country of residence to Sponsor and must execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release/publicity release (except where prohibited) and any other legal documents that Sponsor may require, within five (5) business days from notification in order to receive the prize.  Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a prize of equal or greater value than the prize identified herein.  If a Winner either fails to timely provide his or her mailing address or declines a prize or fails to comply with any of the Official Rules, or if any prize is returned as undeliverable, such Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be chosen from the remaining pool of entries in accordance with the terms of the Official Rules at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  All FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE responsibility OF THE WINNER. Where applicable, the prizes shall be delivered by Sponsor or Sponsor’s designated agent to the Winners within the jurisdiction of the domicile provided by each Winner.  The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

  1. Disqualification: Failure to comply with these Official Rules will result in disqualification.  Further, an Entrant’s entry will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if Entrant:
    1. enters the Contest through any means other than described in these Official Rules;
    2. attempts to disrupt the Contest, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, or in any way tampers with any component of the Contest;
    3. submits multiple entries or submits entries generated or caused by script, macro or other automated means; or
    4. submits his or her entry after the expiration of the Contest Period.

If any of the above occurs, Sponsor has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention, and to seek damages from Entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  1. Liability Release:  To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Contest, Entrant agrees to forever and irrevocably release, discharge, indemnify, and hold Twitter, Facebook, and Sponsor and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agencies and all prize suppliers, harmless from any and all liability, losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including any activity related thereto, including without limitation to the fullest extent permitted by law personal injuries, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by Entrant or a third party. By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to abide by and accept as final the Sponsor’s decisions and waives any right to appeal.
  1. Publicity Release:  To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Contest, Entrant grants Sponsor permission to use, except where prohibited by law, Winner’s name, image, likeness, associated retail store and country of residence, for Sponsor’s advertising and promotional purposes in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world and on the Internet in perpetuity, without compensation or additional consents from Entrant and prior notice, approval or inspection.

Use and disclosure of personal data under this license must be consistent with the terms of Section 10 of the Official Rules.

Further, by entering the Contest, Entrant agrees that Sponsor may use Entrant’s Entry:

  • Without the essay;
  • With other photographs, images, words and graphics; and/or
  • In the context of anything else relating to the Contest and the promotion of Sponsor’s business.

To the extent permitted by law, Entrant will be deemed to have waived his or her moral rights in the Entry. For example, Sponsor does not have to credit Entrant as the photographer.

  1. PERSONAL DATA: BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, ENTRANT GRANTS TO SPONSOR PERMISSION TO COLLECT and process PERSONAL DATA provided by Entrant (name, date of birth, email address, MAILING ADDRESS, NAME OF RETAIL STORE, country of residence, AND PHOTO(S) AND/OR VIDEO AS THEY APPEAR IN ENTRANT’S ENTRY) AND TO TRANSFER SUCH PERSONAL DATA OUTSIDE OF HIS/HER COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE TO Wizards of the Coast LLC, Hasbro, Inc., in the United States, which may have different personal data protection laws than Entrant’s country of residence. 

Entrant may request access to and/or correction or deletion of Entrant’s personal data at any time by submitting such request to Sponsor’s Customer Service as set forth at  Any inquiries or complaints with respect to Entrant’s personal data should also be channeled to Sponsor in this manner.  Entrant further acknowledges that it will be necessary for Sponsor to store and process Entrant’s personal data for the purpose of administering the Contest, without which Entrant will not be able to participate in the Contest.

  1. Information Disclosure:  The information you submit in the Contest is disclosed to Wizards of the Coast LLC, 1600 Lind Avenue, Suite 400, Renton, WA 98057; and Hasbro, Inc., 1027 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02861 (collectively, “Contest Entities”).  The information will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy located at The information submitted is not disclosed by Contest Entities to Twitter or Facebook.
  1. Governing Law:  By entering the Contest, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that these Official Rules, the Contest, and all disputes related thereto are governed by the laws of the State of Washington in United States, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. 
  1. Requesting Copies: These Official Rules can be sent free of charge to anyone who requests them.  To receive a copy of these Official Rules or the names of the prize Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Invent Your Tomorrow Contest c/o Wizards of the Coast LLC, P.O. Box 707, Renton, WA 98057-0707.  All requests must be received by October 31, 2016.  Residents of the State of Vermont may omit return postage. 

© 2016 Wizards of the Coast LLC.


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