Eligibility :
The Angels & Demons Path of Illumination Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including D.C.), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, who have reached the age of majority in their state, country, province, region or other area of residence and did not purchase any products, software, services or equipment for the purposes of entering this Contest.

Timing :
The Angels & Demons Path of Illumination Contest begins on January 30, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”), ends on March 27, 2009 at 9:59 a.m. PT (the “Contest Period”)

How to enter:
To enter the Contest, visit angelsanddemons.msn.com (the “Contest Site”) and follow the links and instructions to get a free Windows Live ID password (if you don’t already have one) and register for the Contest. Complete the registration, including your first and last name; a valid email address; your home mailing address, including your street number (P.O. Boxes are not permitted), city, state/province, zip/postal code and country; a phone number where you can be reached on or around March 28, 2009; your gender, date of birth, and Windows Live ID password.

(a) Round 1: After submitting the registration, you will be directed to an online, flash-based puzzle. One (1) new, unique puzzle will be made available each week; an earth puzzle (“Puzzle 1”), an air puzzle (“Puzzle 2”), a fire puzzle (“Puzzle 3”) and a water puzzle (“Puzzle 4”). In this Round, each puzzle will consist of three (3) levels of play and one (1) Photosynth clue. Follow the instructions to complete all levels of play for each puzzle, using the fewest number of moves possible, and finally unlock the Photosynth clue. You will receive a score after completing each level of play. For both Round 1 and Round 2 (described below) and the Tie-Breaker Round (described below), the scores for each level of play will be computed according to the following formulas (the “Scoring Criteria”):

Puzzle 1 score = (number of rotations) + (number of jumps) + (distance (per grid unit) the sphere traveled) + (number of deaths x 10)
Puzzle 2 score = (distance (per pixel) the sphere traveled) + (number of ‘air’ tiles used x100);
Puzzle 3 score = (total number of pegs placed) + (number of rounds needed to complete x10); and
Puzzle 4 score = (total number of moves) + (number of deaths x10).

You may play each level as many times as you like until you believe that you have achieved your best score. Once achieved, follow the instructions to submit your score. You may only submit your most recent score. In other words, if you do not improve your score with subsequent plays, then you cannot submit scores from earlier plays. The last score you achieve is your final score and will be used to determine whether you are a potential prize winner. You must complete all levels of all four (4) puzzles and unlock all four (4) Photosynth clues by the required deadline in order to advance to Round 2.

(b) Round 2: Round 2 will also consist of Puzzle 1, Puzzle 2, Puzzle 3 and Puzzle 4. However in this Round, all four puzzles will be available at the start of the Round. Each puzzle will have only one (1) level of play and you will have only one (1) chance to complete each puzzle. The first score you receive on each puzzle will be your final score and it will be automatically submitted. Follow the instructions to solve all four (4) puzzles using the fewest number of moves as possible. Your score will be determined based on the Scoring Criteria described in Section 5(a) above. You must complete all four (4) puzzles in Round 2 by the required deadline to record a score.

Limit one entry per person for the entire Sweepstakes.

Prize (s):

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: A 2009 Lancia Delta automobile (if winner is from France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the United Kingdom) or two (2) Aprillia RSV 1000 R Motorbikes (if winner is from Canada or the United States); a Sony electronics prize package consisting of a 55” Class Bravia XBR LCD Flat Panel HDTV, a 5.1 Channel Blu-ray Disc Player Home Entertainment Theater System, a S-Air Wireless Surround Sound Speaker Kit, a Bravia Wireless Link Module, a Blu-ray Disc Recordable/Rewritable Drive, a Vaio TP Home Theater PC, a Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera Body and an SAL-2470Z 24-70mm f2.8 Zoom Lens; and a piece of gold jewelry (a rosary cross and matching necklace) designed by Damiani (size, karat and design to be determined by prize provider in its sole discretion). ARV: $54,438 USD (approximately 43,252.68 Euros; live rates at 2008.12.01 20:16:44 UTC).

SEVEN (7) COUNTRY WINNER PRIZES (ONE (1) WINNER PER COUNTRY): A trip for the each country winner and one (1) travel companion per winner to Rome, Italy for the premiere of the Angels & Demons movie; a Vespa S 125 or Vespa S 150 (“Vespa”) (model provided will be associated with winners country); and a piece of jewelry (a camerlengo cross and matching chain necklace) designed by Damiani (size, karat and design to be determined by prize provider in its sole discretion). For Trip Package: Trip package includes roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major gateway airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Rome, Italy; five (5) nights (if winner is from Canada or the United States) or three (3) nights (if winner is from France, Germany, Italy, Spain or the United Kingdom) standard accommodations at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice (single room, double occupancy); two (2) tickets for the Path of Illumination tour in Rome, Italy (length and content of tour selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion); and two (2) tickets to the Angels & Demons premiere and after party. ARV: $16,287 USD (approximately 12,2630.87 Euros; live rates at 2008.12.08 15:09:12 UTC).


  1. JoAnn,

    Earth clue. Hint: click on the 3 dot leaf icon when photosynth opens. See the chair? Finding that chair is the tough part.

    Air clue. Hint: Doors. Good Luck!

    BTW – I’m not that impressed with photosynth, it is not user friendly.

  2. I don’t know. The earth puzzles were a great challenge, but I wasnt as impressed with the rest, just felt kinda…easy. Maybe its just me.

    The photosynths…now that was hard lol. Finding those clues was a defenite challenge, and you find them in the most interesting of places…so good luck.


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