Join The Nation – Contest Terms & Conditions


The “Join The Nation” contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Sapphire Technology Ltd. (“Sapphire”). The Contest starts at 6:00 PM CET Thursday, June 18, 2015 and runs until 16:59PM CET on Monday, July 6th, 2015 (“Contest Period”).  Entries received after the Contest Period will be ineligible for the prize selection.


The Contest is open worldwide to participants who have reached the age of majority in their Country, State or Province of residence. Employees and retirees of Sapphire and its affiliates, associates, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies and members of the immediate family of these employees and retirees or any person with whom they are domiciled are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.

No purchase necessary. All national and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.



To enter, contestants must:

post a photo of himself/herself holding a sheet of paper with the text “#SAPPHIRENation” on one (or many) of the following social media networks: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. The post / photo description must include a #SAPPHIRENation hashtag and the contestants nickname. Contestants must also fill and submit the form found at website. The nickname in the form must match the nickname from the photo’s description.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means are void.  The contest organizers reserve the right to reject any entry form at its sole and absolute discretion without having to assign any reasons whatsoever.

Terms and conditions for the photo entries:

  • Limit one entry per person.
  • By posting the picture, contestants certify that they have the right to distribute this picture.
  • Pictures must not contain a person’s name, other than that of your own, or reveal intimate details about their private life.
  • Pictures must not contain inappropriate content that is sexually explicit, offensive, harassing, discriminatory, defamatory, violent, malicious, hateful, or otherwise immoral or that denigrates the products and/or services provided by the contest organizers or their subsidiaries.
  • Pictures must not encourage criminal activities and may not promote goods or services other than those provided by the contest organizers.
  • Pictures containing copyrighted material or material protected by intellectual property rights or belonging to a third party may be submitted only once all rights have been acquired by the Contest entrant.
  • The Contest entrant assigns all copyright in the picture to the contest organizers and waives all moral rights in the picture.
  • All pictures that comply with terms and conditions above can be used by SAPPHIRE Technology for marketing purposes.



Winner of one (1) SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact will be selected by organizer’s choice from all photo entries.

Winner of one (1) SAPPHIRE R9 370 NITRO will be selected by SAPPHIRE’s Adrian Thompson from all photo entries and announced via Twitter @SAPPHIRE_Adrian.

All winner selections will be made no later than 11:59pm CET on Friday, July 12, 2015.



Odds of winning will be dependent on the number of qualified contest entries received during the Contest Period.



The Selected contestant will be contacted by email no later than seven (7) days after the draw.  In order to win, the selected contestant must respond to the email within three (3) days.  A standard Declaration and Release Form will then be provided to the selected contestant.  The selected contestant must sign the Declaration and Release Form confirming compliance with the Contest rules, acceptance of the prize as awarded and release of contest organizers from all liability relating to the Contest; and if the selected contestant is a resident of Canada, must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question to be administered by email. The selected contestant will have three (3) days from the date of receipt to return a signed copy of the Declaration and Release Form to the contest organizers or their representative.  The information provided in the selected contestant’s Declaration and Release Form must be correct and must mirror the information provided in the selected contestant’s entry form.   If the selected contestant does not do so within this period of time, another contestant will be randomly selected.  The initial selected contestant will be disqualified and will have no recourse towards the contest organizers or anyone involved in the Contest.

Sapphire reserves the right to use any other method or medium that deems fit at its sole and absolute discretion for the purpose of contacting and/or announcing the Contest winner.  The Contest winner will be required to give their full name, mailing address and any other details deemed necessary and relevant upon joining the Contest.  Proof of mailing, faxing, or delivering (in any manner whatsoever) any details to Sapphire does not represent proof that Sapphire has received such details.  Sapphire reserves the right to forfeit prizes for any Contest winner who does not provide the required details to Sapphire.  Sapphire reserves the right to appoint a third party to conduct the verification of Contest winners and to fulfill the delivery of prizes and contestants agree that Sapphire may provide all necessary information of Contest winners to such third party to facilitate such service.



From all eligible contestants, two (2) winners will be selected. Each winner will receive one (1) of the prizes from the list below:

Hardware Prizes:

– One (1) SAPPHIRE R9 380 ITX Compact graphics card with SPR of $214.99

– One (1) SAPPHIRE R9 370 NITRO graphics card with SPR of $174.99

Sapphire reserves the right to change the prize without any prior notification.

All taxes, insurance and other expenses as the case may be, unless specifically stated, are the sole responsibility of the Contest winner. The Contest winner shall be entitled to one (1) prize only.  Prizes not claimed from the collection center (e.g. Post Office) within one month upon mailing delivery from Sapphire shall be forfeited. Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable or redeemable in any other form for whatever reason.  Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.   Sapphire, its sponsors and representatives shall have no liability to the Contest winners in any respect whatsoever.

The prize will be shipped to the winner at the shipping address indicated on the entry form.  Sapphire reserves the right to request written proof of residency and age of the Contest winner before the prize is dispatched or collected.  Where Sapphire elects to post a prize to the Contest winner, no responsibility will be accepted by Sapphire for the safe and effective postal delivery of the prize.  Sapphire makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with respect to the prize and shall not be responsible nor liable for any problems and/or damage thereto or arising there from.

Subject to the absolute discretion of Sapphire, a Contest winner may nominate a designated representative to collect the prize.  The representative will be required to present written authorization from the Contest winner and identification which includes a photograph for both the Contest winner and their representative.

In the event that a Contest winner chooses not to accept a prize within two (2) months from the announcement date of the winner on the Contest official website, the winner shall forfeit any and all claims to that prize, which will be dealt with according to the absolute discretion of Sapphire.

The prize is supplied on an “as is” basis and is accepted entirely at the risk of the Contest winner.   Sapphire excludes all warranties in connection with the prize to the extent permitted by law.  Contest winners shall comply with the terms and conditions of the prize.



SAPPHIRE reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to use the nicknames, names, likeness, picture, photographs, hometown, biographical information, voice or video recordings and entries of the Contest winner and/or representatives without first obtaining any consent nor making any payment whatsoever to the Contest winner(s) and/or representatives for publicity, advertising, trade or promotion purposes in any media.  By entering the Contest, the contestant, except where prohibited by law, grants SAPPHIRE and its affiliated companies the right to use the winner’s nicknames, names, likeness, picture, photographs, hometown, biographical information, voice or video recordings for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation.



This contest is void where prohibited by law.



SAPPHIRE reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to these Contest Terms and Conditions without prior notice at any time and the contestants shall be bound to such changes.



SAPPHIRE shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription or registration of Contest entry information, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions, line failures of any telephone network, failure of computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online survey, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries.

SAPPHIRE will not be responsible or liable for any problem, damage or loss of whatsoever nature to any contestant, or their authorized representatives, resulting from their participation in the Contest.



SAPPHIRE reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that it determines to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in breach or potential breach of these Contest Terms and Conditions and/or the SAPPHIRE Website Use and Access Agreement. No correspondence shall be entertained. SAPPHIRE further reserves the right to cancel, modify suspend or delay the Contest in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond its reasonable control.



Personal information about entrants gathered for this contest will be used solely for the purpose of administering the contest. No form of business or other communication unrelated to this contest will be sent to entrants unless otherwise authorized by them. All information submitted to contest organizers as a part of this contest will be treated in accordance with contest organizers’ Privacy Policy and applicable law.



Sapphire Technology Ltd, Unit 1919, 19F, Tower 2, Grand Central Plaza, 138 Shatin Rural Committee Road, Shatin, New Territory, Hong Kong is the sole sponsor of the Contest.

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