Conditions of entry of the SPIEL Essen competition

1. The organiser of the prize draw is Spielwarenmesse eG, 
Herderstrasse 7, 90427 Nürnberg, Germany

2. The prize draw runs for the period of 6 to 9 October 2022 during SPIEL Essen.

3. Only persons who at the time of their participation are 18 years of age or over and are identified as trade visitors to the Spielwarenmesse® are entitled to take part in the draw. Spielwarenmesse eG reserves the right to determine who is a trade visitor.

4. It is a condition of participation in the draw during the SPIEL event in Essen that the participant’s prize draw form has been properly completed with forename and surname, address, email address and telephone number. 

5. The organiser is organising a prize draw. Four prizes will be awarded, each of one game inventor table at the International Game Inventors Convention in Nuremberg. The Spielwarenmesse® is the venue for national and international professionals and the next generation of creatives in the field of roleplaying games. For this gathering, the Spielwarenmesse® and the Bavarian Games Archive are jointly organising the International Game Inventors Convention at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre on 3 February 2023, the Friday of the fair. As an author, this gives you a compact and exclusive meeting point in Hall 11.1 where you can discuss your games ideas. Here you can present your games prototypes to specialist editors and publishers and set your game on track for publication.
Winners of the draw will be provided with:

•    Entry to the fair for one person
•    Presentation table with chairs
•    WiFi
•    Locker
•    An entry on the website and in the Game Inventor Guide for the Spielwarenmesse
•    Entry to the GamingHour – the networking party.

Costs associated with making use of the prize, including in particular travel and accommodation costs, will not be covered by Spielwarenmesse eG.

6. Participation in the prize draw is free of charge. No chargeable services need to be used to take part in the draw. 

7. The participant consents to the storing, processing and use of his/her data by Spielwarenmesse eG for the purposes of the prize draw.

8. All participants must be game inventors who are natural persons. Legal persons are also permitted where evidence is produced that they are game inventors; item 3 of the conditions of entry remains otherwise unaffected. Participation multiple times, for example using pseudonyms, is prohibited and will result in exclusion from the prize draw. Each participant may enter only for himself/herself. Participation on behalf of a third party is prohibited. Employees of Spielwarenmesse eG may not take part. This also applies to family members of employees.

9. Spielwarenmesse eG is entitled to exclude participants from the prize draw for good cause, including in particular for contravening these conditions of entry. Anyone using impermissible means or seeking advantage by manipulating the draw will also be excluded. Anyone who provides false personal details or enters on behalf of a third party may also be excluded from the draw. If necessary, in such cases prizes already awarded may subsequently be withdrawn and claimed back.

10. It is a condition of participation that the properly completed prize draw form is placed into the prize draw box provided at SPIEL Essen during the period of the draw. Participation by any method other than that offered is prohibited and will not be accepted. Prize draw forms submitted before or after the event will not be accepted.

11. Every evening at SPIEL in Essen, a winner will be selected at 5 pm at the Spielwarenmesse® trade fair stand, Hall 3, stand number 3H101, by an employee of Spielwarenmesse eG drawing one entry from the prize draw box. The winner will be personally informed and will receive further information. The winner must inform the organiser by 15 December 2022 whether he/she intends to accept the prize, so that all the necessary preparations can be made. After 15 December 2022 the prize may no longer be claimed.

12. Spielwarenmesse eG gives no warranty or assurance regarding the prizes awarded. This applies both to the description of the prizes and to any other details provided. The prizes awarded may differ in appearance from prizes illustrated in promotional material for the draw. Spielwarenmesse eG reserves the right to substitute the prizes awarded with other prizes of similar value. Insofar as permitted under law, Spielwarenmesse eG accepts no responsibility for incorrect details or printing errors in the description and promotion of the prize draw. Moreover, Spielwarenmesse eG accepts no liability for any losses that might possibly arise in connection with the provision of prizes unless such losses are the result of malice or gross negligence.

13. The prize may be redeemed only as described. The prize is not transferable. The prize may be used only once. 

14. The processing of the prize will be handled solely by means of direct contact between the winner and Spielwarenmesse eG.

15. The winner agrees to the publication of his/her name, company and country, and to the preparation of images and their publication on the website and social media accounts of Spielwarenmesse® and in similar press releases.

16. The Data Protection Statement of Spielwarenmesse eG applies. This can be retrieved here

17. There is no right of legal recourse. German law is applicable. 

18. This English translation of the conditions is for information only. The German text is definitive.

Date: 21 September 2022