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Intel Contest Terms and Conditions

Intel Contest "Creators of the Future " Terms and Conditions

india Updated: Dec 27, 2010 16:19 IST



These Terms & Conditions are the complete and exclusive statements of the understanding between HT Media Ltd., & the Participant and apply to “CREATORS OF THE FUTURE” a Contest organized by HT Media Ltd.,(HTML) in association with Intel. It supersedes all the understanding or other prior understanding, whether oral & written, and all representation or other communications between the HTML & the Participant. Participation in the contest amounts to acceptance of these terms & conditions.

Details of the Prizes & Contest:


1. From 19th September till 28th November 2009, every alternate Saturday 1 question shall appear in the newspaper “Hindustan Times”, each question will have 3 options/anwers A, B, C.
2. To participate the reader shall have to answer the questions correctly by sending SMS to shortcode 54242 by typing “INTEL” {space} “A/B/C”. Premium SMS charges shall apply and may differ for different subscribers/ service providers.
3. The contest will run/start from the 19th September 2009 and will run every alternate Saturday till 28th November 2009, between 6 AM on Saturday and close at 12 AM on Sunday that week.
4. Every week only Five winners will be chosen by a random draw from the correct entry received during the the said Contest period.


Readers will be asked to send in stories of how their favourite science fiction book or movie is coming alive in today’s technology. Only one best entry as judged by our editorial team will win a laptop. Only the winner will be informed. Readers can send in their entry to

General Terms & Conditions

1. Participation in the Contest is purely voluntary. No entry fee is payable for participation in the Contest except prevailing SMS rates.

2. Employees of HT Media Ltd. [HTML], sponsors of the prizes, associated agencies and their immediate family members and relatives are not eligible to participate in this contest.

3. Participants/Readers can send in their entries through SMS at 54242. No other means of participation will be accepted for the contest.

4. No Participation fees is payable. The respective telecom operator will charge premium charges, as applicable on SMS.

5. Only those entries, which are received by HTML between the above contest period will be considered valid. HTML shall not be responsible in any way for failure/delays of any backend technology and the resultant inability of a reader to send in his entry or register/participate in the contest.

6. HTML does not take any responsibility for any errors arising out of incorrect or incomplete entries. Only those participants who SMS the correct entry (as determined by HTML) shall be eligible to participate in the contest.

7. The participant must use the mobile number for sending contest entries for which valid ownership proof can be provided. In case multiple entries are received from the same mobile phone number, only the last entry received shall be considered as the valid entry for participation in the Contest & all previously received entries from that mobile number will be rejected. At the time of collecting prize, winners shall be required to satisfy HTML that winning entry was sent by them by producing appropriate verification of their mobile number to HTML’s satisfaction & photo ID.

8. Decision of HTML with respect to selection of winners shall be final and binding upon the participants/winners.

9. Prizes shall not be substituted for cash or for other prizes or cannot be clubbed with any other offer at any stage of the Contest.

10. Brands shown as other prizes are only indicative of the prize type, brand, color or model specification and are subject to change.

11. Participant must be at least 18 years or more of age on the date of entering / participating in the contest. Date of Birth proof to HTML’s satisfaction is mandatory to claim the prize, in case of winning the contest.

12. The winners shall be required to produce photo identity proof, proof of ownership of mobile phone number (from which the entry are sent) at the time of receiving the prize and should come in person. In case false/fake identification details are submitted, the concerned participant/winner shall be disqualified.

13. Only the winners/sort listed entries shall be informed by HTML in such manner as may be decided by HTML from time to time.

14. Though HTML shall make every effort to declare the results of the contest on the due date for the prize draws, it shall not be responsible for any delay in announcing winners/sort listed participant of the respective prize draws arising out of reasons beyond its control.

15. All entries will be treated as the property of HTML and can be used by HTML for any promotional and / or commercial activity & the participants/winners waive all rights of whatsoever nature in the said entries in favor of HTML by participating in the contest.

16. HTML in its absolute discretion may publicize, broadcast or otherwise disclose a participant’s/winner’s name, particulars, likeness, statements or any recording of their voice in advertising or promotional activities concerning this contest, or generally. HTML may promote or advertise that a winner has won the contest. HTML may also require participants/winners to participate in a photo, video and/or film session and acknowledge that HTML has the absolute and exclusive right to use such publicity photos, videos and/or films in any medium and in any reasonable manner it may deem fit without any consideration or payment of similar nature to such participants/winners.

17. The winners of the prizes shall be required to come to the offices of HTML at HT House, 18-20, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001 or such other place as HTML may notify, to collect their prizes on presentation of photo ID Card/address proof/age proof/mobile ownership proof. All costs and expenses for collection of prizes shall be borne by winners. Also HTML shall not be liable for any cost/expenses incurred by the Winner of any Prize during or after the Contest period.

18. The winner is solely responsible for any other expenses, loss or damages related to the acceptance/use of the offer or participation in the contest.

19. Any levies, duties, incidental charges and taxes wherever applicable, shall be borne by the person availing the offer/prize. The winner may submit the proof of depositing the tax due on the prize money (i.e. challan of depositing the tax) at the time of claiming the prize money. Alternatively, HTML will be deducting taxes at source on the prize money, therefore, the person claiming the prize money/winning amount must furnish his PAN number while claiming the prize money/winning amount and in absence of PAN number, HTML will not issue any TDS certificate to the winner.

20. HTML reserves the right to extend or to cancel, or change the manner in which the contest is organized or discontinue or terminate the contest at any time or to accept or reject any or all entries at their absolute discretion without giving any prior notice and without assigning any reason whatsoever.

21. HTML shall not be responsible for any defects/inadequacy/deficiency in the prizes HT Media Ltd. would not be liable to replace/exchange the prizes at any stage of the offer.

22. Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the activity is a violation of Criminal and Civil Laws and should such an attempt be made, HTML reserves the right to seek damages from any such Candidate to the fullest extent permitted by law.

23. All disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Delhi Courts only.

First Published: Dec 27, 2010 13:59 IST