WORLD PUZZLE DAYS 2019

Rules

Thank you for your interest in participating in our 7th edition of the World Puzzle Days!
I would like to explain here everything you have to know about the event.

To WPD experts:
Changes are only in points 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9.

Just a few points to avoid chaos and annoyed participants...

1. Date: Monday, December 31, 2018 to Friday, March 1, 2019. From midday to midday, Central European local time. To see the exact start time please watch the countdown by a click on WPD 2019.
You may start also later, but you should finish your puzzle until 03-01.

2. Costs:
Like in every other event too there’s a lot of work and also costs behind the curtain during 60 long days. We try to keep the entry charges as low as possible. For more information how to transfer entry charges please look here


Note!
Please do not transfer money until December 1, because we are searching more sponsors. You should register as soon as possible to safe your free place. Sponsors like Cobble Hill from Canada invite 100 players to play for free. Finding another sponsor the next 100 registered players will get a free participation. Players without a sponsor will be contacted after December 1 to transfer their entry charges. Registration is not binding! But if you know you can't play by own charges please tell us this in the registration form at point 12 writing "no". In this case we delete your registration after December 1 and, don't worry, nobody will contact you for an outstanding payment.

3. Place: Facebook - Group World Puzzle Days 2019. Please do not only visit this group. Ask also for a request of membership, so that you’ll be able to post in the group. And VK - Group World Puzzle Days 2019.

4. Language: We write in English to avoid building groups within the group, excluding all other players. If necessary, you can use for example the google translator.

5. Allowed puzzles: All puzzle sizes from 1000 to 6000. You may choose the image and brand of your puzzles according to your personal taste. Besides this single bags of giant puzzles if they present a finished image. (For example the 42320 Disney oder 48000 Grafika. But not such puzzles like 24k Life, and so on.) You may assemble as much puzzles as you want within the 60 days.

6. Teams: Feel free to build a team with your pal, parents, children or friends. If you are a teacher and want to build a team playing with your pupils, be very welcome.

7. Secret symbol: On December 31, 2018 (12pm, Austrian local time) I’ll upload a video on the subpage WPD 2019 telling you the secret symbol. This symbol must be visible on at least three photos of each puzzle. It makes sure that you didn’t assemble your puzzle just before the event.

8. Photo of progress:
You will get a personal photo album and may upload into this every day your photos of progress. You may upload as much photos as you want, but at least three photos of each puzzle. The first photo of every puzzle shows the pieces on your table. The second one at around 50% of your progress. The last one shows the finished puzzle. (At least three photos showing the symbol!) But you may upload also 30 or more photos of progress of every puzzle, if you want. A photo of the finished puzzle (no matter with or without symbol) you should upload also to the album MINE IS DONE where all our worldwide finished puzzles will be collected and counted to a total number of worldwide assembled pieces. Please write in the MINE IS DONE album in your photo’s description the following four data: 1. Player’s name identically with your name in the registration form, 2. Title of your puzzle, 3. Brand, 4. Number of pieces.

Due to big troubles with many players who tried to upload photos by their mobile phones: Every player must do 1 Test-Upload before the start.

Note!
If you have a problem we can solve it before the event. During the event is no time to explain! There are 3 icons on the subpage WPD 2019 for you. "Test-Upload", "MINE IS DONE" and "Your Album". Many players used the facebook app on their phone and could not upload due to a missing button to add photos. 
By these 3 icons it should be possible to play the WPD also on your mobile phone. Try it before the start!

9. Photos: To send your photos to the pinboard type a comment below your own photo or personal photo album. If you don't know what to write just type a "." and delete it after this immediately. On this way your photos will be sent to the pinboard where everybody will see them. Avoid to show the box of your puzzle in the photo! Keep your secret alive about what you are assembling. Other players will guess.

10.
Raffle: For free! On the first days of March 2019 will be held a raffle of many puzzles and more. Every player becomes for his registration 1 ticket and later after each 2000 assembled pieces 1 more ticket for the raffle. Maximum 5 tickets a player. 


11.
How to find your personal album & The correct upload of photos: You can find your personal album in alphabetical order here. Your surname will contain a link that leads you to your personal album.

12. Who may participate?: Everybody around the world may participate and is very welcome!

13. Team <> Fun Group … What is the difference?
 A team is for example “a couple”, “two friends” or “mother and child” playing on one and the same puzzle together. They register as a TEAM. -- A Fun Group may be called after a puzzle group on Facebook. For example “Puzzlemanía - España” or after a forum like “Puzzler.su”. If you want to 
create a new Fun-Group please contact Günther. All your friends may choose later your fun-group and all your pieces will be added up to an account of this Fun-Group. We have “Players Rankings” but also “Fun-Groups Rankings” during the event. In these rankings Fun-Groups may play one against the other to have most pieces. Players of Fun-Groups may be single players and teams. In Fun-Groups the players do not play on one and the same puzzle. They may live thousands of kilometres away from each other and do play on different puzzles.

14. Declaration of Consent: I agree with the possible publication of photos uploaded by myself on the venue, and my name, city and the country where I'm playing, in our weekly videos of the most beautiful puzzles or on our website here on worldpuzzledays.com. For an additional publication in newspapers, I must be asked for agreement by the medium. The organizer declares hereby, that illegal publications of my photos or data by third persons can't be prevented. As well as I declare that I agree with this risk.

 

I wish you a lot of fun playing in the WPD 2019! Let’s have fun together!


Günther