Want to be a SUSE-star? Enter our SUSECON 2019 parody contest!


Are you quite the wordsmith?  Love everything music?  Fan of the SUSE band?  Here’s your chance to make all of those things work in your favor.  Starting today through January 4, 2019 SUSE will be running a parody contest for the SUSECON 2019 feature song and video.  Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick a song (any genre)
  2. Rewrite the lyrics to capture the fun, collaboration and innovation that is Open Source
  3. Submit the lyrics and a link to the music to SUSEContests@suse.com
  4. Kick back, relax and wait on the email confirming your prize


Of course— we have a few stipulations…


  1. No explicit language
  2. Must contain SUSE
  3. Feature SUSE products
  4. No bashing competitors; keep it clean!
  5. Entries must be submitted through the inbox referenced above


And lastly….



1st prize: An all-expenses paid trip to SUSECON for the unveiling of video

2nd prize: The SUSE band will record song in studio and release to the SUSE YouTube channel

3rd prize: a $400 voucher to the SUSE merchandise store


Winners will be announced January 14, 2019 and notified via email.

And to get the creative juices flowing, check out our latest project with Joshy Soul and Amy Lynn Whitcomb.


Official Rules
  1. Sponsor: SUSE LLC, 1800 S. Novell Place, Provo, Utah 84606 (“Sponsor”).
  2. Term: The SUSECON 2019 Song Parody Contest (the “Contest”) begins on Thursday, September 14, 2018 at 12:00pm CST and ends January 4, 2019, at 11:59PM CST. All entries must be received by 11:59PM CST on January 4, 2019.
  3. Agreement to Rules: By participating in the Contest, the entrant (“You”) agrees to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules (“Rules”), and You warrant that Your entry (“Entry”) complies with all requirements set out in these Rules.
  4. Eligibility: Contest is open to individuals 13 years of age or older. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Contest void where prohibited. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
  5. How to Enter: Select a song in any genre and rewrite the lyrics to be about SUSE and open source. Entries must be about SUSE and feature SUSE products. Entries must not contain explicit language and must not denigrate or disparage any competitors of SUSE. Submit Your rewritten lyrics and a link to the music via email to SUSEContests@suse.com. By submitting an Entry, You warrant that Your entry is Your original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, illegible, late, misdirected, incomplete, mutilated, or non-delivered Entries or emails; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider, Website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, garbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software or telephone malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry, or other information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.
  6. Judging: All Entries will be reviewed by a member or members of Sponsor’s marketing team. Entries will be judged on creativity, catchiness, and adherence to Contest theme.
  7. Winner Notification: Winners will be notified via email on January 14th, 2019. Sponsor shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within 5 days from the time of notification, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
  8. Prizes: The First Place winner will receive round-trip coach class airfare between a major airport near the First Place winner’s home to Nashville, TN and 3 nights’ hotel accommodations in Nashville, TN. Approximate retail value: $2000. The Second Place winner will have their entry recorded in studio by the SUSE band and released on the SUSE YouTube channel. Approximate retail value: $1500. The Third Place winner will receive a $400 voucher to the SUSE merchandise store. Approximate retail value: $400. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with price receipt and/or use. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. Prizes are nontransferable. No substitution of prizes or requests for cash equivalent by winners are permitted. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  9. Content: By submitting an Entry to this Contest, You grant to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, royalty free license, sublicensable through multiple tiers, to:
    1. Use, distribute, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, adapt, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your Entry (or any modifications thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed;
    2. Use, sell, offer to sell, make, have made, and import your Entry in any manner for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that Sponsor deems appropriate in its sole discretion;
    3. Display advertisements in connection with your Entry and to use your Entry for advertising and promotional purposes.
    4. Additionally, by entering, You grant to Sponsor the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest and Your picture, likeness, voice, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
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