Are you a Spring Champion?

(If you are a Groovy and Grails Champion, click here)
(If you are a Cloud Foundry Champion, click here)

Enter to win a free
SpringOne 2GX 2013 Pass!

Congratulations First 5 Winners! (Still two more chance to win!):

@jiwhiz @stephenhanson @EugBell @gkamal @BobinFedor

What you could win:

A Full Pass to SpringOne 2GX 2013
(Santa Clara, CA - Sep 9-12, 2013)!

How to qualify:
- Have you done any of the following to help champion the Spring framework?

How to enter:
- If you qualify based on the above criteria, complete these three steps and you will be entered into the SpringOne 2GX 2013 Pass giveaway!


  • 1. Time frame to post your forum entry and tweet: May 30, 2013 - July 8, 2013 (was June 21, 2013), 4:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • 2. We will randomly select 5 (five) winners of full passes to SpringOne 2GX 2013 on June 21, 2013 after 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time and 2 (two) more on July 8, 2013 after 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.
  • 3. First 5 winners will be contacted by June 22, 2013 5:00 PM PST. Two more winners will be contacted by July 10, 2013.

Keep in mind:

  • 1. You must qualify as a champion based on the criteria listed above.
  • 2. You must successfully complete both steps.
  • 3. If you purchase a full pass to SpringOne 2GX 2013 and then win a pass from this contest, we will refund your original purchase.
  • 4. Make sure the read the Terms & Conditions at the end of this page.
  • 5. Good luck!

Some examples of awesome Spring Champions!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. All federal and state regulations apply. Promotion commences on May 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on July 8, 2013 (was June 21, 2013) at 4:59 PM PST. To enter, post a valid entry on, tweet "@mewzherder #springframework #java" with a valid link to the forum post, and follow @mewzherder on Twitter by July 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM PST. Or, you may enter without completing the registration by sending an self-addressed stamped envelope to: SpringSource Champions, c/o Pivotal - San Francisco, 875 Howard St, Fifth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. The envelope must arrive at the designated address by July 8, 2013 (was June 21, 2013) at 4:59 PM PST. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. One entry per email address is permitted. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, and Pivotal's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Pivotal's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. Pivotal, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Pivotal. Pivotal further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion for any reason, including inability to complete as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.
Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority. Employees, officers, and directors of Pivotal its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, officer and director and government employees are not eligible. The drawing and the rights and obligations of Pivotal and participants will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the promotion. Persons or entities directly associated with the Prizes will not be awarded to residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.
Five (5) prize winners will be selected on or about June 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST. Two (2) prize winners will be selected on or about July 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST. The winners will each receive one (1) pass to SpringOne 2GX 2013 with an approximate retail value ("ARV") of US $1,500.00.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a promotion prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the promotion.
Winners will be notified by Twitter and e-mail within two (2) business days of the drawing, at which time a full shipping address and phone number will be required for fulfillment of award. Winners will have ten (10) business days from notification to accept the prize by email to: tnakahara [at] gopivotal [dot] com. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Potential winners may also be required to sign and return to Pivotal, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if a non-US resident) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if non-US resident) within the required time period (if applicable), or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled one (1) week after the conclusion of the promotion.
By entering the promotion or receipt of any prize, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Pivotal and its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Pivotal, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
The Sponsor of this promotion is Pivotal, 1900 South Norfolk Street, Suite 125, San Mateo, CA 94403, United States U.S.A.

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