the virtual reality challenge above all others the virtual reality challenge above all others
get paid $1500 to play games in VR

Rapid advances in technology have turned virtual reality from an idea only possible in science fiction to one that is now based in, well, reality. VR has entered the realm of consumer electronics, with the Metaverse being used for business, shopping, surfing the web, and—most importantly for us—gaming.

That’s where the GetWindstream Virtual Reality Challenge comes in. Whether you’re a VR newbie or an augmented reality expert, you could make $1,500 to play VR games across five different genres—all you have to do is tell us why we should choose you to make this virtual challenge your reality.

Why a Virtual Reality Challenge?

We’re glad you asked. Simply: VR is the future. Along with new titles developed strictly for the Metaverse, video games you already love like Among Us are getting VR releases soon. Companies like Microsoft, Meta (hmm, wonder where they came up with that name), and Apple are building virtual reality environments ranging from workspaces to shopping malls, schools to all forms of entertainment venues.

We at GetWindstream want to give one person an opportunity to explore some of these new worlds—on us. On top of that, once you’ve explored five aspects of virtual reality—horror, music, sports, social/Metaverse, and adventure—through VR gaming, and vlogged about your experience, you walk away with $1,500 in very-not-virtual cash.

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What Do I Have to Do?

It’s simple. All you have to do is play five hours each of the five games we’ve chosen for you across the five different genres we’ve picked out:

  • Horror: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  • Music: Beat Saber
  • Sports GOLF+
  • Social: Horizon Worlds
  • Party: Among Us VR

That’s only 25 hours of gaming over two weeks. When you’re done, you’ll create a vlog describing your Metaversal experiences, including:

  • Which genre/game was most enjoyable
  • Which genre/game was most realistic/immersive
  • How the Challenge made you feel about VR and the Metaverse
  • Whether or not VR gaming could replace console or PC gaming for you

Oh, and one more thing: we’re gonna need you to take a video of yourself playing The Walking Dead so we can see if those jumpscares translate from the virtual world to the real one.

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What Do I Get?

In addition to the $1,500 reward for completing all the tasks, we’ll supply you with everything you need to go virtual:

The Meta Quest 2 VR package (128GB edition), a $399.99 value, which includes:

  • 2 touch controllers
  • AA batteries
  • VR headset
  • Charging cable
  • Power adapter
  • Glasses spacer

Those VR games:

  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (normally $39.99)
  • Beat Saber (comes with your Meta Quest 2)
  • GOLF+ (normally $22.99)
  • Horizon Worlds
  • Among Us VR (normally $9.99)
how do i apply?

It’s easy. Simply fill out the form below. Only certain fields are required, but the more information you provide, the more you can persuade us to pick you. In the application, tell us why you’re the perfect candidate for our Challenge. Bonus points if you include a video to help make your case.

To include a video, please upload it to a video-sharing site and paste the link in the appropriate form field. We are not able to accept video or any other file attachments.

APPLY HERE

Are you over the age of 18?*
Are you either a US citizen, permanent resident, or in possession of a green card?*
Have you ever played a VR game?*
Do you own a VR console?*
FAQ VR goggles

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How do I know if my application was received?

Please check your email for your submission confirmation. Be sure to check your spam or junk mail folder if you don’t see it!

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How do I submit/attach additional info?

We do not accept additional attachments outside of the submission form. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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How will I know if I got the job?

You will receive an email from the GetWindstream team that will share whether or not you were selected.

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Help! The submission form isn’t working.

  • Fill in all of the required fields.
  • Ensure that you’re using a valid US zip code. Only US residents aged 18 and older can enter.
  • Write at least 100 characters (approximately 12 words) on why you’re the perfect fit for this job. Emojis are acceptable, but please omit emojis from your answer if you continue to face technical issues.
  • Please only enter numbers into the phone number field; e.g. 8010001919 instead of 801-000-1919.
  • Try refreshing your screen if the application form doesn’t load. If you are on a mobile device, consider using a laptop or desktop computer to access the application form.
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Where is the form, and how do I apply?

To apply, please fill out the submission form here: getwindstream.com/kinetic-internet/get-paid-to-play-vr-games.

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When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, December 16, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. MST.

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I live outside of the US. Can I still apply?

Unfortunately, this opportunity is open to US residents only..

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Do I need to be a Windstream customer to apply?

No. You do not need to be a Windstream customer to apply for this job.

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Can I submit on behalf of a minor?

Unfortunately, no. All applicants must be at least 18 years old. A parent or guardian cannot submit an application for a minor.

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I am a member of the media and have a question.

If you’re a journalist looking for more information, please email media@getwindstream.com, and we will reply as soon as we can.

terms
  1. The promoter of the Virtual Reality Challenge (the “Challenge”) contest is Clear Link Technologies, LLC d/b/a GetWindstream (“Promoter”), whose principal office is located at 5202 West Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116.
  2. Employees of Promoter, those involved in the production, development, implementation, or handling of the Challenge contest, and any agents acting for the above providers, prize suppliers, or any other person associated with the Challenge contest, and family members and persons living in the same household as any of the foregoing persons, are not eligible to enter.
  3. The Challenge contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who on the date of entry are 18 years old or older, or have otherwise reached the age of majority under the state’s laws where they reside.
  4. Challenge VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. All applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations apply.
  5. There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR THE Challenge. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by applicants will not improve one’s chances of being selected for the Challenge.
  6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering the Challenge contest, all applicants agree to release and hold harmless Promoter (and any parent, subsidiary, or otherwise related entities of Promoter) from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Challenge contest, to release all rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against them, and hereby acknowledge that they have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize. Promoter (and any parent, subsidiary, or otherwise related entity of Promoter) shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to by (1) any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees, representatives, or independent contractors, (2) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Promoter, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Promoter or its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies. The failure of Promoter to comply with any provision of these Terms and Conditions due to an act of God, natural disaster, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, action of governmental authorities, or any other cause outside of the control of Promoter (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Terms and Conditions. Applicants waive all right to and hold the Promoter harmless from any claim, liability, loss, injury, damage (including punitive, exemplary, incidental, and consequential damages), and expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with their participation in this Challenge contest or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Challenge. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Promoter will not be responsible for: late, incomplete, or incorrect applications; an applicant’s failure to receive prize notices due to applicant’s spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for applicants’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information; technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled, or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this Challenge contest; by any human error which may occur in the processing of the applications in this Challenge contest; or any typographical, technological, or other error in the publishing of the offer, administration of the Challenge contest, or announcement of the recipient of the Challenge (“Recipient”).
  7. In no event shall the Promoter’s aggregate liability arising out of or relating to this Challenge contest, whether arising out of or related to breach of contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, exceed three (3) times the amounts to be paid to Recipient pursuant to the Challenge.
  8. The route to enter the Challenge and details on how to apply are available at getwindstream.com/kinetic-internet/get-paid-to-play-vr-games. Individuals may apply for the Challenge by filling out the application form found at getwindstream.com/kinetic-internet/get-paid-to-play-vr-games. Each applicant may submit only one (1) application for the Challenge. Any attempt to submit more than one application will void that applicant’s applications and that applicant may be disqualified.
  9. Promoter will start accepting applications on November 11 at 12PM (noon) MT. The closing date for entry will be Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12PM (noon) MT. After this date and time, no further applications for the Challenge will be permitted. Promoter’s database tracking system is the official time-keeping device for the Challenge contest.
  10. Applicants will be evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other protected federal, state/province or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
  11. Promoter shall select one (1) Recipient from the entire pool of eligible applicants. Recipient will be selected based on the quality of the application as judged by Promoter. Recipient must comply with all of these Terms and Conditions, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
  12. Recipient will be notified by email, through their email submitted with their application, within 14 business days of the closing date for the contest. Except where prohibited, each potential Recipient must complete and return to Promoter, within seven (7) days of being notified, an electronic Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) via postal mail or email to media@getwindstream.com or other email address designated by Promoter, or other digital transmission method acceptable to Promoter, in order to claim the Challenge. If Recipient cannot be contacted, is not eligible, or does not claim the opportunity to participate in the Challenge within seven (7) days of notification, Promoter reserves the right to withdraw the offer from Recipient and pick a replacement Recipient. Recipient may be required to show identification in order to receive the Challenge.
  13. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Recipient acknowledges that participation in the Challenge will be as an independent contractor. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by acceptance of the Challenge. Recipient has no authority to bind Promoter to contracts, or make any agreement or representations without Promoter’s written consent. Recipient shall not be eligible to participate in any vacation, group medical or life insurance, disability, profit sharing, or retirement benefits, or any other fringe benefits or benefit plans offered by Promoter to its employees. Promoter is not responsible for withholding or paying any income, payroll, Social Security, or other federal, state, or local taxes, making any insurance contributions, including unemployment or disability, or obtaining worker’s compensation insurance on Recipient’s behalf. Recipient acknowledges that the sums received pursuant to this Challenge are subject to all applicable taxes. Recipient is solely responsible for all such taxes or contributions, including penalties and interest.
  14. Challenge consists of playing 25 hours of virtual reality games within two weeks and creating a video blog answering certain prompts and detailing their experience. Qualifying virtual reality games are listed above.
  15. This Challenge is conducted by Promoter and is in no way endorsed, administered by, or associated with any third parties or third party products mentioned or their affiliates.
  16. Upon completion of the Challenge, Recipient will receive a one-time payment of $1,500.00 USD. Promoter shall distribute funds no later than ninety (90) days following Recipient's completion of the Challenge requirements.
  17. No cash alternative to the Challenge will be offered. Recipient’s opportunity to participate in the Challenge is not transferable.
  18. By accepting the opportunity to participate in the Challenge, Recipient agrees to the use of their name, likeness, voice, image, and biographical information in any of Promoter’s publicity material without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Any personal data relating to Recipient or any other applicants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation. For more information see Promoter’s Privacy Policy located at https://www.getwindstream.com/privacy-policy.
  19. Where legally required, Recipient’s name will be available upon request twenty-eight (28) days after the closing date for the contest, but no later than one (1) year after the closing date for the contest. To request Recipient’s name, please send the request in a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:
    GetWindstream 5202 W Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84116.
  20. Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the Challenge will be final.
  21. The Challenge and these Terms and Conditions will be governed by Utah law.
  22. By submitting an application for the Challenge, applicants unconditionally accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all discretionary decisions of Promoter, which are final and binding in all respects. Should an applicant win the Challenge, they must be available at the email address in the enrollment to receive their win notification and instructions on how to claim their Challenge. Promoter is not responsible for changes to applicants’ email addresses.
  23. Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Challenge contest and Challenge should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, technical failures, or any factor beyond Promoter’s reasonable control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Challenge contest. In such event, Promoter reserves the right to award the Challenge from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage Promoter’s website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Challenge contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Promoter reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Promoter’s failure to enforce any term of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of any right or remedy.
  24. Applicants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge contest and any Challenge shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by JAMS for final and binding arbitration under its Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge. The arbitration shall be a confidential proceeding, closed to the general public. The arbitrator shall issue a written opinion stating the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator’s award is based. The parties will share equally in payment of the arbitrator’s fees and arbitration expenses and any other costs unique to the arbitration hearing (recognizing that each side bears its own deposition, witness, expert and attorneys’ fees and other expenses to the same extent as if the matter were being heard in court). Neither party shall be entitled or permitted to commence or maintain any action in a court of law with respect to any matter in dispute until such matter shall have been submitted to arbitration as herein provided and then only for the enforcement of the arbitrator’s award. Nothing in this paragraph shall affect either party’s ability to seek from a court injunctive or equitable relief at any time; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Challenge contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any applicant be permitted to obtain awards for, and applicants hereby waive, 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
  25. Promoter and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Challenge contest; (b) in any related advertising or promotions of the Challenge contest; and/or (c) in these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Terms and Conditions, Promoter reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions for clarification purposes or to correct any such error(s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Challenge contest.
  26. This Challenge contest is administered by GetWindstream and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by any of the parties mentioned above.