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Holiday Contest

posted Dec 15, 2011, 9:43 AM by Rosanna Himmel   [ updated Dec 16, 2011, 9:09 PM ]

Update 16 December

The news is out. The next VKC Dog will be the Great Dane. In fact there are two! There is a fawn and a harlequin Great Dane which will be released in the VKC Dog Parks on Saturday at noon.

Congratulations to the winners of the VKC Holiday Contest!

  • Garlande Greene
  • Marzipan Zanzibar
  • Elmer Greene

Marzipan will receive the notice that she has won the contest when next she logs in. Garlande and Elmer have already chosen and received their Great Danes. Their family now includes Queeny, a fawn Great Dane, and King, a harlequin. They could hardly have been more pleased with the dogs. "They are adorable!!!" Garlande exclaimed. 

Original post

On Tuesday, the 347th day of the year and the anniversary of the day Sir Francis Drake set out from Plymouth, England on his famous round-the-world voyage, Enrico Genosse launched a new contest. For three successive days he sent out cryptic hints to the patrons of the Virtual Kennel Club.

Day 1

"There is something special happening this weekend at the Virtual Kennel Club. Attached is a clue for a competition we're having later this week. Keep it somewhere safe and stay tuned for more information," announced Enrico. The photograph on the left was attached as a hint.

Day 2

"A little more revealing than last night's clue, or is it still a VKC Cow," Enrico teased. "I'll be back with more tomorrow." The photograph at left was attached as the hint.

Day 3

"This is the final clue. Can you guess the next breed from the 3 clues and win a new dog?" You could imagine him smiling as he released the third clue, pictured at left.


How to Enter

When you think you have worked out the clues, make a notecard. Name the notecard with your avatar name — not your screen name, your login name. We want to be sure we know who you are so we can get your prize to you if you are a winner. 

Inside the notecard, write the name of the breed you think the next VKC Dog will be. To avoid any confusion, be sure to spell the name of the breed correctly with proper capitalization.

When the notecard is complete, drop it on the Suggestion Puppy (pictured at right) who sits patiently near the landing point at Turing Isle. Only one entry per person will be accepted. All entries must be received by 5 o'clock in the afternoon on 16 December 2011 (SLT).

  • Notecard with your avatar login name as the title, not your screen name
  • Name of breed written inside the notecard, spelled correctly
  • Drop the notecard on the Suggestion Puppy at Turing Isle by 5:00 pm (17:00) on 16 December, 2011

If your notecard has a correct guess and the breed name is spelled correctly, your name will be entered into the drawing. Three winners will be chosen at random from among the entries and will receive the newest VKC Dog before it is released in the parks for adoption.

The drawing will take place and the winners announced soon after the VKC Christmas Formal, at about 6:30 pm (18:30) SLT on Friday 16 December, 2011.

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  1. No purchase necessary to enter or win
  2. Eligibility The contest is open to any avatar in good standing with Linden Labs and the Virtual Kennel Club. Only one entry per avatar will be accepted. Multiple entries from the same avatar will results in the disqualification of all the entries from this avatar.
  3. Contest Timing/Description The contest runs from Tuesday 13 December 2011 to Friday, 16 December 2011 at 5:00 pm (17:00) SLT. There will be three prizes awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.
  4. How to Enter You may enter the contest through a notecard that you place in the Suggestion Puppy located near the landing Point at Turing Isle in Second Life. Place your login name as the title of a notecard with the name of the breed you think the next VKC Dog will be. You must use your Second Life login name, not your screen name to be considered eligible. Correct spelling is important. Incorrect spelling or capitalization of your name or the breed will result in the disqualification of the entry.
    Limit one entry per avatar. Multiple entries submitted by the same avatar will be void.
    The Virtual Kennel Club, as the sole sponsor of this event, reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove any entry that the sponsor believes is inappropriate, objectionable, and/or inconsistent with the positive image or good will it wishes to promote in this contest.
    All eligible participants acknowledge and agree that all entries submitted in connection with this contest are submitted on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis and may be used by the sponsor and its agents for any and all advertising and promotional purposes including (but not limited to) in connection with the contest, in perpetuity, worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter developed.
  5. Determination of Winners Three (3) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the deadline on 16 December 2011 at 5:00 pm (17:00) Second Life Time (Pacific Standard Time). The random drawing will be conducted using an Linden Scripting Language (LSL) script created by VKC Assistant Parks Director Sandry Logan.
    Potential winners will be notified by Instant Message (IM) in Second Life on or about 6:30 pm (18:30) Second Life Time (Pacific Standard Time) on 16 December 2011.
  6. Odds The odds of winning one of the three (3) prizes depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the contest.
  7. Prizes The winners will receive their choice of the VKC Dog that will be released for adoption in the VKC Dog Parks on Saturday, 17 December 2011. The value of this prize is L$4800.
    No substitutions, cash equivalents (Linden currency or any other currency), or transfer of prizes are permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who may allow transfer of the prize if the winner requests such. Limit one (1) prize per avatar during the contest period.
    Winners will be announced in world via the Virtual Kennel Club group as well as in any or all VKC media outlets, including but not limited to this website, Facebook, Twitter, and various SL-related discussion boards and blogs.