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#spottheBuzz competition kicks off

This is the GermanBuzz, currently in Namibia!

This is the GermanBuzz, currently in Namibia!, © German Embassy Windhoek; photo: Shawn van Eeden

23.10.2018 - Article

The competition

The German Embassy launches the #spottheBuzz online competition. The GermanBuzz, a 1971 VW Kombi designed in the German colours, will be out and about in Windhoek during the next weeks. If you see our bus, take a picture, send it to our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter account, together with location, date and time of your spotting and stand a chance to win one out of three German language courses at the Goethe-Institut Windhoek or in Swakopmund and other awesome merchandise and prizes.

How to take part

Instagram

  • Follow @GermanyinNAM on Instagram
  • Upload your pic to Instagram and tag @GermanyinNAM, use #GermanBuzz and/or
    #spottheBuzz with the location you spotted the bus - so that we can make sure that your entry is legit. The participant agrees that his picture might be featured on the Foreign Office's social media channels.

Facebook

  • Take a photograph of the bus when you see it
  • Post on our page, using #GermanBuzz with the date and the location you spotted the bus (street name or whereabouts), - so that we can make sure that your entry is legit
  • Like our Facebook page @GermanEmbassyWindhoek
  • The best pics will be shared as an album on our social media pages. The participant agrees that his picture might be featured on the Foreign Office's social media channels.

Terms and conditions

The lucky draw as part of the #spottheBuzz is open to the general public. Employees of the German Embassy Windhoek as well as their immediate families, are welcome to take part, but are not eligible for any of the prizes.

  1. Administrator

    The Administrator of this competition is the German Embassy Windhoek (called “The Adminstrator” in the following), 154 Independence Ave, Sanlam Building, 6th floor, Windhoek, Namibia
  2. How To Enter

    Any individual who enters the competition needs to follow/like the respective social media channel and post the picture of the GermanBuzz with the following information:

    Instagram: Follow @germanyinnam on Instagram, upload your pic to Instagram and tag @germanyinnam – use #GermanBuzz with the location you spotted the bus - so that we can make sure that your entry is legit. The best pictures will be featured every month.

    Facebook: Take a photograph of the bus when you see it, post on our page @GermanEmbassyWindhoek using #GermanBuzz and #germanyinnam with the date and the location you spotted the bus (street name or whereabouts), - so that we can make sure that your entry is legit. Like our Facebook page GermanEmbassyWindhoek, the best pics will be shared as an album on our social media pages

    One entry per person. If multiple pictures are posted only one will be considered for the lucky draw.

    Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest; violates the official rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges.
  3. Prizes

    Language course prizes: Cost of the course is covered, however transport costs to and from the Goethe-Institut Windhoek or the course venue in Swakopmund are for the winner’s own account. Course type: extensive course. Course duration: 13 weeks. Course date: subject to available terms in 2019. See www.goethe.de/namibia for more information. All courses are subject to availability. Winners of the competition need to claim their prize in 2019.
    Win awesome prizes!
    Win awesome prizes! © German Embassy Windhoek


    There will be further surprise packages in every draw, including 5 bluetooth-headphones and 10 powerbanks with speakers.

    Administrator reserves the right to any final decision with regard to contest rules and rule changes, and to the prizes awarded to the winners. Prizes may not be endorsed, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the Administrator’s sole discretion. Specifics of the prizes are subject to change in Administrator’s sole discretion. Administrator reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize is unavailable for any reason.

    Please be aware that the prizes can only be claimed at the German Embassy Windhoek and cannot be sent via mail.
  4. Winner Selection

    Each entrant must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. A winner will be selected from all eligible entries received. Decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the selection.

    Administrator assumes no responsibility/liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the prize.

    In the event that the winner is unable to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, the German Embassy Windhoek reserves the right to deem such individual ineligible and to select a new winner from among the remaining entries.
  5. Notification

    Winners will be notified through the respective social media account they used to post the pictures, however if there is no response within a week of notification, the entry will be considered invalid and another participant's name will be drawn.
  6. General Rules

    Administrator is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this vote which may limit the ability to participate or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this contest. Administrator reserves the right to cancel the promotion if it becomes technically corrupted, and award prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation. By entering, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Administrator in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Namibia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Administrator does not submit to the jurisdiction of a Namibian court, and does not waive its sovereign immunity by entering into this Agreement or submitting to a dispute resolution mechanism.

    CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A CONTESTANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE/SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADMINSTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH CONTESTANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  7. Privacy Notice

    Administrator reserves the right to remove any entrant from the competition not complying with these terms without prior notice. Administrator values the privacy of entrants and will use entrant data only for the purposes described above. In particular, Administrator will not pass on the data to third parties.
  8. Winners

    The names of the prize winners will be published on the German Embassy Windhoek's website and Social Media Accounts.
  9. Any recourse to courts of law excluded.

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