Announcing the Blue Ribbon Sweepstakes

by IG.J on August 13 2013

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Winner Announcement: We’ve randomly chosen and confirmed our three Blue Ribbon Sweepstakes Winners. Their names are “Oliver Hong”, “Michael Ramsey”, and “Cory Stoehr”. Congratulations to our three winners, and we’ll post more news once each individual has been placed into BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two!

UPDATE (08/29@ 12:30 PM ET): Official messages have been sent out to the three randomly chosen winners. Please check the “Messages” section for your particular platform, which will contain details on if you have won.

UPDATE (08/27 @ 9 AM ET): Entries for this sweepstakes are now closed. Thank you to all that entered, and we’ll update with winning names (once confirmed) in the future.

Throughout the development of BioShock Infinite, we’ve twice immortalized our fans in the game, either by having parents that gifted them with a truly magnificent name, or by turning them into citizens of Columbia. I’m still jealous of Everett Sawyer being able to deliver that telegram to millions of BioShock Infinite fans.

This time we have a new sweepstakes, with the goal of putting three more fans into BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea. If chosen, your name will be placed into the world of BioShock Infinite, viewable within the third DLC Pack of the Season Pass, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Episode Two. The actual location will be determined by Irrational Games staff at a future date. Each winner will receive a high-resolution screenshot of their location within BioShock Infinite, as well as directions on how to find their name once available.

To put your name in the running, all you need to do is download Clash in the Clouds on the platform of your choice and make your way through each level, completing all 60 Blue Ribbon Challenges. Upon completion of all 60, you’ll hear the familiar tone of an achievement/trophy unlock, and your username will be emblazoned upon the leaderboards for all to see. Many of you have already been playing for a few weeks, and all of that progress counts towards this goal.

We’ve set a deadline of August 27 at 9:00 AM EST for all our fans to complete this task, which gives you right around two weeks from today. Luckily, you don’t need to accomplish all 60 Blue Ribbon Challenges in one sitting, but as long as you’ve completed all 60 by August 27, you’ll be automatically entered to win. Three winners will be chosen randomly from all players that have completed the above task, across all platforms, and meet the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. AND D.C., AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE WITH PARENTAL CONSENT AND TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA (EXCEPT QUEBEC) AND THE UK 18 AND OVER.  CONTEST BEGINS JULY 30, 2013 AND ENDS AUGUST 27, 2013 AT 9 AM ET.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES, LOCATED AT http://irrationalgames.com/uncategorized/bioshock-infinite-blue-ribbon-challenge-sweepstakes-official-rules/.

Good luck—and in the coming days we’ll share a few tips and tricks on some of the more difficult Blue Ribbon Challenges. Full details on this sweepstakes can be found here, or at the link above.

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  • joshimarston | August 13, 2013 9:11 am

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    WOW.

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  • a1re4 | August 13, 2013 9:16 am

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    Well, time to go go play Clash in the Clouds!

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  • alexsvox | August 13, 2013 9:22 am

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    I really enjoyed the DLC, was fun to have combat focused in contrast to the much anticipated story driven DLC.

    All I can say is for once let me win something!

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  • dannysal | August 13, 2013 9:27 am

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    So little time to play games these days but I will make time for this. Who needs sleep, right?!?!

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  • notedspace | August 13, 2013 9:46 am

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    Hah, as awesome as this sounds I can’t really be asked to do that, i’ll skip this one :D

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  • mm7mcrfan | August 13, 2013 9:48 am

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    So I got all the ribbons and achievements a week ago, does that mean I am automatically entered in the contest?

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    • IG.J | August 14, 2013 10:08 am

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      Yes, as long as you meet the other eligibility requirements. This sweepstakes actually started the day Clash in the Clouds was released.

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  • happytodd | August 13, 2013 10:22 am

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    This is so cool, unfortunately my PC is currently unable to play Bioshock Infinite due to hardware requirements, but good luck to the other players who want to win! :)

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  • fearlessjew | August 13, 2013 10:33 am

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    this is just cruel

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  • mvidaure | August 13, 2013 12:00 pm

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    Man, I consider myself a pretty good gamer but some of those ribbons seemed way too intense– especially considering that if you fail, you have to restart the waves.

    I may give it a shot though!

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  • felonious | August 13, 2013 12:11 pm

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    Another great contest for Bioshock fans. I just love these contests which immortalize the fans in one way or another. Already got my 60 ribbons so keeping my finger’s crossed!

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  • epifire | August 13, 2013 2:08 pm

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    Breaks over for me, back to ribbon hunting!

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  • dumbangel | August 13, 2013 2:39 pm

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    Oh my God, I suck! I’ll nver be able to pull this off.

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  • beyondstealthy | August 13, 2013 5:05 pm

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    I’m really confused… I looked at everything and I’m confused if they pick the username and notify by email? And are they using your real name? If so do you email them it?

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    • IG.J | August 14, 2013 10:09 am

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      We’ll be choosing random fans across all eligible entry methods, and will message then on the platform they are chosen on. We will then gather their real names, and that real name will be placed in the game, with their consent.

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  • ernieandbert | August 13, 2013 7:47 pm

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    WHAT IS THIS? NO AUSTRALIA!?!

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  • campyzombie | August 13, 2013 9:13 pm

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    I have the achievement, however, I deleted my save files and reinstalled CitC due to bugs so it doesn’t show on the leader board. Am I still eligible?

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    • IG.J | August 14, 2013 10:10 am

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      You will need to be on the leaderboards to be eligible, since that is where the selection will occur.

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  • lemons | August 14, 2013 2:20 am

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    I’ve gotten all ribbons and all achievements for Bioshock Infinite and CitC.

    How does this work? If this means I’m already entered, how will they know my name? Will they contact me through Steam?

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    • IG.J | August 14, 2013 10:10 am

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      We’ll contact any winners via their various gaming platforms.

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      • lemons | August 14, 2013 11:16 am

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        How many winners will there be?

        Oh god, I’m too excited for this.

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      • japester | August 14, 2013 6:13 pm

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        First sentence, second paragraph: 3 winners.

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  • budonasty | August 14, 2013 6:28 am

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    Already got all 60 blue ribbons, as well as unlocked 100% of all the trophies for Bioshock Infninite as a whole. :) I think I speak for everyone else when I ask how will they know to automatically enter us into this contest?? I would die to win this, but please clarify for us all how this exactly works. Thank you so much Irrational

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    • IG.J | August 14, 2013 10:11 am

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      As long as you’ve completed all 60 Blue Ribbons, we’ll be choosing random eligible participants from the various entry methods. Winners will receive a message on their platform of choice.

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  • bigdaddy97 | August 14, 2013 9:05 am

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    I was on the border about getting CitC, but now this…
    BLUE RIBBONS HERE I COME !!!!!

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  • takthevoyager | August 14, 2013 10:15 am

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    Pretty excited! Here’s to being a winner!

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  • icegrove | August 14, 2013 11:24 am

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    Finally time to return and try get yourself in the game and this time all can because not only need a amerikan name as Rapture have people from all around the world!

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  • koljav | August 15, 2013 9:57 am

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    <- silently crying, because he doesn't live in the USA, the UK or Canada.

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  • legraham | August 16, 2013 1:24 am

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    Awesome contest, would absolutely love to be a winner. I was one of the first to get all on them on the PC side. Played CIC for hours straight till I got it, was a real challenge!

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  • alphacohen | August 18, 2013 12:32 am

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    Sweet :D Got this a week and a half ago, number 6 on the PS3 side. Like the rest of you are saying, how does this work? Will Irrational contact us for our names through e-mail or something? Oh well, it was fun playing CitC anyways, thanks for the cool DLC Irrational!

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  • belladewitt | August 18, 2013 11:01 am

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    Wish this was available for Brazil! I wanted to participate too… ):

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  • vrheddy | August 19, 2013 2:56 am

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    Why is this US/UK/Canada only?

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    • joshimarston | August 19, 2013 8:40 am

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      It’s easier to trace the winners i suppose!

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    • IG.J | August 19, 2013 9:37 am

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      Generally it comes down to sweepstakes rules for all the various countries around the world. Whenever possible, we try to keep all contests / giveaways open to everyone, but since this is a sweepstakes, the rules change a bit.

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      • vrheddy | August 19, 2013 3:20 pm

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        So your terms are not compliant with the laws of all countries but the US, UK and Canada? Couldn’t this just as well been a competition or something? I’m sorry, but I can’t believe there was no way to count the rest of the world in. There are fans out there too, you know…

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  • adamsmith | August 19, 2013 9:34 am

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    I have completed this challenge fingers crossed for the draw :)

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  • evanid | August 19, 2013 2:15 pm

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    I’ve done the ribbons already so.. I just wait now?

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  • enjoythedream | August 19, 2013 8:44 pm

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    So I Finally finished all 60 Achievements and all 60 Ribbons a few days ago!!
    A day later my Xbox live runs out, felt So Freakin’ Good. Also I Loved the Open variety in Combat this Dlc, and incredibly exited for everything to come in the Infinite future!

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  • captinn | August 25, 2013 10:13 pm

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    well i would like to do this and all, but my playstation 3 keeps freezing playing “clash in the clouds” dlc, which i love for the 10mins i can play, everything else still plays, my over a 100 games for ps3 both downloaded and disk based, i can even play the story of bioshock infinite for hours at a time, but still i cannot play the dlc i paid for, anything please any help in this matter, i wont have enough time to play for the ribbons and enter the contest, but i so want to play some more of the best game i ever purchased (bioshock infinite)

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  • wavesofblue | August 27, 2013 3:50 am

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    I got all 60 Ribbons and the achievement popped. All the ribbons are visible on the stands. However my highest score on the “Clash in the Clouds” global leaderboard only shows a total of 53 Ribbons.
    I believe this is because I achieved more points on some arenas when I did not complete all Blue Ribbons, and collected them all in multiple playthroughs.
    Will this render me ineligible? And do I have to recollect 15 ribbons in all arenas, in one round, so it displays?

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  • evans0305 | August 27, 2013 6:02 am

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    I just got all 60 ribbons and the achievement a half hour ago, and it was a lot of hours replaying those challenges, just to earn the ribbons. Now I can’t wait for BaS.

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  • sasza222 | August 27, 2013 9:46 am

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    I live in Poland or will be taken into consideration?

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  • bouleou | August 29, 2013 12:00 pm

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    Why only U.S, UK & Canada?

    Rapture residents:
    - Andrew Ryan (Andrei Rianofski): Russia
    - Brigid Tenenbaum: Belarus/Germany
    - Yi Suchong: Korean/Chinese(?)
    - Augustus Sinclair: Panama

    But congrats to whoever is going to wins :D .

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    • joshimarston | August 29, 2013 12:21 pm

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      Yi Suchong was korean!

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    • IG.J | August 29, 2013 12:24 pm

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      Hey bouleou – It all comes down to sweepstakes rules for each individual country. Every one is different, and these 3 were the ones that fit within the spirit of this particular sweepstakes.

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      • koljav | September 1, 2013 3:18 pm

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        There were three possibilities to get yourself in the game: Have a typical american name, go to the PAX East 2012 (in the USA) or live in the USA, Canada or the UK.

        It’s really really nice of Irrational Games to offer possibilities to get yourself in the game. But these possibilities aren’t useable for most of the people which don’t live in America.

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  • interfaceplanet | February 8, 2014 5:38 am

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    It’s probably not quite what you’re looking for but it’s the best I’ve managed to find so far.

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