75th Anniversary Trivia Contest
To celebrate 75 years of computing research, innovation, and community, the Computer Society is launching a trivia game. Members and non-members are encouraged to enter. Prizes will be given away each month and, at the end of 2021, a grand prize winner will receive a brand new Apple iPad Air!
How to play:
While browsing our website and reading our blog – Tech News – keep an eye out for the 75th anniversary logo. These icons will take you to a trivia question where you can enter for a chance to win prizes. New trivia questions will be added to our website every month – so keep an eye out!
Hint: Be sure to check our newest Tech News articles regularly.
We will give away a prize every month of 2021! Every trivia question you submit with the correct answer will be an additional entry to the monthly drawing. Monthly prizes will include a Computer Society branded giveaway!
To qualify for the grand prize drawing, you must be among the top trivia experts. This drawing will be held in December 2021, and will include only those who have answered at least five (5) trivia questions correctly throughout the year.
Bonus: Win an additional entry on any trivia question by sharing your thoughts.
- Only 1 entry per person, per trivia question.
- The answer submitted must be correct to qualify for the monthly and grand prize raffle.
- You must submit your answers with the same email address each time to help us properly track your entries.
- Monthly winners will be announced on social media no later than the first business day of the following month.
General Terms and Conditions
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.
Contest: IEEE Computer Society 75th Anniversary Trivia Contest
Sponsor: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, 08854 (“Sponsor”)
Eligibility: Contest is open to residents of the United States of America and other countries, where permitted by local law, who are the age of eighteen (18) and older. Employees of the IEEE Computer Society, its agents, affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the Contest. Entrants may be subject to rules imposed by their institution or employer relative to their participation in contests and should check with their institution or employer for any relevant policies. Void where prohibited by law.
Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions thereof as established by the IEEE Computer Society. The IEEE Computer Society reserves the right to alter any of these Official Rules at any time and for any reason. All decisions made by the IEEE Computer Society concerning the Contest including, but not limited to the cancellation of the Contest, shall be final and at its sole discretion.
Entry Period: This Contest commences on January 1, 2021 and ends December 31, 2021 (“Entry Period”). The IEEE Computer Society’s server is the official clock for the Contest. Entries received before or after the entry period are void.
How To Enter: Complete all required fields within the trivia form. You must submit your answers with the same email address each time to help us properly track your entries.
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER TRIVIA QUESTION PERSON.
Only entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules will be eligible for consideration. No alternate means of entry permitted. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Selection of Winner: For the monthly prize, a staff member of the IEEE Computer Society will select one winner from the pool of correct entries. For the grand prize, any participant who submitted five correct trivia questions will be entered into a drawing. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected by an IEEE Computer Society staff person. (who will be choosing the winner, are their specific criteria, what happens if there is a tie, etc.)
Prize: The prize(s) for the Contest are being sponsored by IEEE. The monthly prize winner(s) (the “Prize Winner(s)”) shall receive an IEEE Computer Society Branded item (mug, shirt, etc.) valued at approximately $15 (the “Prize”). The grand prize winner shall receive an Apple iPad Air. No cash in lieu of prize or substitution of prize permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value in its sole discretion for any reason at time of award. The IEEE Computer Society shall not be responsible for service obligations or warranty (if any) in relation to the prize(s). Prize may not be transferred prior to award. All other expenses associated with use of the prize, including, but not limited to local, state, or federal taxes on the Prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner(s) understand that delivery of a prize may be void where prohibited by law and agrees that the IEEE Computer Society shall have no obligation to substitute an alternate prize when so prohibited. Apple is not a sponsor or affiliated with this Contest.
Notification of Potential Prize Winners: The Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail within 14 days of the selection date. If a Prize Winner does not acknowledge acceptance of the Prize within 14 business days after being notified that he or she is a Prize Winner, or if a potential Prize Winner does not return the signed claim forms within the required time, or is otherwise found to be ineligible or not in full compliance with these Official Rules, another Prize Winner will be chosen using the same procedure specified above. Potential Prize Winner may be asked to execute and return to the IEEE Computer Society a declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release, where lawful, within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification. Winner may waive the right to receive the prize. The decisions of the IEEE Computer Society are final and binding in all respects.
Release, Publicity, and Privacy: By receipt of the Prize and/or, if requested, by signing an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, the Prize Winner consents to the use of his or her name, likeness, business name and address by the IEEE Computer Society for advertising and promotional purposes, including but not limited to on the IEEE Computer Society’s social media pages, without any additional compensation, except where prohibited. No entries will be returned. All entries become the property of the IEEE Computer Society. The Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the IEEE Computer Society and its officers, directors, employees, affiliated companies, agents, successors and assigns from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest.
The IEEE Computer Society assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by the IEEE Computer Society, the users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
The IEEE Computer Society reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this contest and award a prize from entries received up to the time of termination or suspension should virus, bugs or other causes beyond the IEEE Computer Society’s control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of the IEEE Computer Society, corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the contest or proper submission of entries. The IEEE Computer Society is not liable for any loss, injury or damage caused, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading data or otherwise participating in this Contest. Right to Use Entries: By entering the Contest, entrants grant the IEEE Computer Society a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to reproduce, publish, display, edit and otherwise use the submitted Entries, and entrant’s full name and city and state/province/country of residence, photograph, likeness, voice and institutional affiliation, in print or any offline or online and other media for purposes of editorials, exhibition, advertising, publicity and promotion without additional compensation or permission, unless prohibited by law.
Representations and Warranties Regarding Entries: By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that your Entry does not and shall not comprise, contain, or describe, as determined in the IEEE Computer Society’s sole discretion: (A) false statements or any misrepresentations of your affiliation with a person or entity; (B) personally identifying information about you or any other person; (C) statements or other content that is false, deceptive, misleading, scandalous, indecent, obscene, unlawful, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, tortious, threatening, harassing, hateful, degrading, intimidating, or racially or ethnically offensive; (D) conduct that could be considered a criminal offense, could give rise to criminal or civil liability, or could violate any law; (E) any advertising, promotion or other solicitation, or any third party brand name or trademark; or (F) any virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other harmful code or component. By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant that you own the full rights to the Entry and have obtained any and all necessary consents, permissions, approvals and licenses to submit the Entry and comply with all of these Official Rules, and that the submitted Entry is your sole original work, has not been previously published, released or distributed, and does not infringe any third-party rights or violate any laws or regulations.
Limitations of Liability/Reserved Rights: Neither the IEEE Computer Society, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, nor its advertising or promotional agencies shall have any obligation, liability or responsibility with regard to (i) entries that contain incorrect or inaccurate information or do not comply with these Official Rules, (ii) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, technical or other error of any kind, (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind, (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the IEEE Computer Society that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or delayed, (v) any printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or any other materials associated with the Contest, or (vi) any damages or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from participation in the Contest, accessing, uploading or downloading data in connection with the Contest, or acceptance, possession or use of any prize. The IEEE Computer Society, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any entrant tampering with or abusing the entry process or the operation of the Contest or otherwise violating these Official Rules. The IEEE Computer Society, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend or modify the Contest if the Contest cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort and to select a winner from among eligible entries unaffected by such event, if any.
Disputes: EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORTING TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, PURSUANT TO ARBITRATION CONDUCTED UNDER THE COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION THEN IN EFFECT, (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANT AND SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW, RULES OR PROVISIONS (WHETHER OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION) THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THE PRINTING OF THE OFFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST OR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZES.
Contest Results and Official Rules: To obtain the identity of the Prize Winner and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Michelle Tubb, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated (“IEEE”), 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, 08854.