Post to Instagram with hashtag #microkorg15!

Welcome to

microKORG 15th Anniversary Instagram Contest Vol.1

This year marks the 15th year since the birth of the microKORG in 2002! microKORG fans from around the world, now is your chance to express your affection with a photo!

To participate in this contest, you simply need to follow Korg's Instagram account (@korg_inc) and post with "#microkorg15." Then submit your photo to the appropriate contest category.

About the Contest

How To Apply

1. Install the app, and follow Korg official Instagram account "@korg_inc."
2. Take a photo that's appropriate for one of the contest categories.
3. Enter the hashtag "#microkorg15" in the comment field, and then post your photo to Instagram.
4. We will notify winners via Instagram direct posting. * Each person may submit as many entries as they like.

Contest duration

June 1, 2017 (Thursday) through July 31, 2017 (Monday)

Thank you for many entries! The winners will be selected by an impartial lottery in August.

Contest categories

Entry categories are themed on a campaign celebrating the 15th anniversary of the microKORG. Choose one of the following categories, and submit a suitable photo (videos are not accepted) via Instagram.

I Love microKORG

Submit one photo that shows your love for the microKORG.

Tips for winning:A photo showing your microKORG is an obvious choice, but you can also consider a microKORG-related food, handcraft, painting, carving, or Nanoblock creation.

My rare microKORG

Submit one photo of your limited-edition microKORG or customized microKORG.

Tips for winning:High scores are awarded for limited-edition models not found at second-hand shops. For a customized unit, individuality and artistic value are important.

*You're welcome to make appropriate use of the comment field in addition to the hashtag.

Winners and prizes

Fifteen winners will be selected by a Korg committee.
Prizes will be awarded in the following order to the fifteen winners.


a monologue

You can choose one from 5 colors.

an original cap or an original T-shirt

You can choose one from 2 items.

an original T-shirt designed
from the winning fifteen entries


Entry qualifications

Those who accept the contest rules

Entry procedure

  1. Install the app, and follow Korg's Instagram account "@korg_inc".
  2. Take a photo that's appropriate for one of the contest categories.
  3. Enter the hashtag "#microkorg15" in the comment field and then post your photo to Instagram.
  4. We will notify winners via Instagram direct posting.

*Each person may submit as many entries as they like.

Announcement of winners

When the deadline has passed, the winners will be selected by an impartial lottery. Each person is limited to a single win. Since the results will be announced via Instagram direct message, please follow "@korg_inc" If you are notified that you have won, you'll need to send us your contact information by the specified date. If the specified date passes before we've heard from you, your win will be cancelled.

*On your device, turn on Instagram's notification setting (push setting).
*Please note that if you've specified your photo as private, your entry is not eligible.


Contest Rules

If you want to enter the "microKORG 15th Anniversary Instagram Contest" being held by Korg Corporation (subsequently referred to as "Korg"), please read the following carefully and submit an entry only if you accept the rules. Submitting an entry within the duration of this contest with the hashtag "#microkorg15" will be taken to indicate your acceptance of these rules. If you do not accept these rules, do not submit an entry.

Please note

  • Submit a photo that you have taken, with the hashtag "#microkorg15" in the comment field.
  • Only photos are accepted for this contest. Videos will not be considered for a prize.
  • If any person other than yourself is shown in the photo, you must obtain that person's permission to use the photo before submitting it.
  • If the photo includes any intellectual property owned by a third party, you must obtain the owner's permission to use the photo before submitting it.
  • Persons younger than the age of 15 must obtain permission from their guardian before submitting an entry.
  • Persons entering this contest must declare and guarantee to Korg that they own the applicable rights to the photo and that the photo does not infringe any rights of a third party.
  • Copyright to the submitted photo is the property of the entrant, but the entrant agrees not to exercise peripheral rights such as creator's personal rights toward Korg, and consents to Korg's use of the submitted photo either in original or in altered form on the webpages of this contest, on the prizes of this contest, and in other promotions.


The following actions are prohibited in connection with entries to this contest. If Korg determines that the entrant has committed any of the following prohibited actions, we may decline to post the entry on the contest webpage, or we may remove a posted entry.

  • Actions that violate the terms of use
  • Actions that hinder the operation of this contest
  • Actions that cause annoyance, disadvantage, damage, or bad feeling to other people.
  • Actions that would slander or defame another person, or injure their reputation or trust
  • Actions that would infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property of another person
  • Actions that would infringe another person's property or privacy, or their rights to their image and likeness
  • Actions that provide information for the purpose of profit, or that would constitute advertisements, publicity, or solicitation
  • Actions that conflict with law or with community standards of decency, or that might represent such a conflict
  • Actions that violate Instagram's terms of use or the law
  • Actions that Korg determines to be inconsistent with the purpose of this contest
  • Other actions that Korg determines to be malicious or inappropriate

Exclusion of responsibility, and other points

Although every care is being taken in the administration of this contest, Korg makes no guarantee regarding the completeness, accuracy, safety, or usefulness of the information, programs, services, or other matters being provided. Korg takes no responsibility for any damages that might be incurred by any entrants or third parties, including but not limited to the following instances.

  1. The occurrence of any emergency situation such as a software or hardware accident, fire, power failure, impairment of communication systems, earthquake, or other incident relating to entries for this contest.
  2. The occurrence of scheduled or emergency system maintenance for this contest.
  3. Problems that might be experienced by the entrant or that occur between the entrant and a third party.
  4. Interruption, delay, or loss caused by a third party's obstruction to the service of this contest or modification of its information.
  5. Cases in which information cannot be completely obtained because the entry to this contest came from a system other than approved by Korg.
  6. Cases in which, without intention or gross negligence, information provided by this contest is wrongly transmitted or is defective.
  7. Cases in which an entry to this contest results in disadvantage to the entrant or to a third party.

Korg may modify or cancel this contest without advance notice to entrants. If Korg determines it to be necessary, Korg may modify these rules without notice to entrants, and may take necessary measures to ensure the appropriate operation of this contest. Any internet connection fees or communication costs incurred in conjunction with entering this contest are the responsibility of the entrant.

Handling of personal information

  • Personal information that you send to Korg by the specified date after being notified that you are a winner is used only to send the prize to you and for other communication related to this matter.
  • Korg will safeguard your personal information, and will delete it after the prizes have been sent. Under no circumstances will your personal information be revealed or provided without your consent to any third party other than the party administering this contest.
Information for US Residents

KORG microKORG 15th Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The KORG microKORG 15th Contest (“Promotion”) takes place beginning at 9:00am EST, June 1st, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM EST, July 31st, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion is sponsored by Korg USA, Inc., 316 South Service Road, Melville, NY 11747 (“Sponsor”). All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

Eligibility: The Promotion is open to all residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. who are at least 18 years old, have reached the age of majority in their state of residence, and who have internet access at the time of the Promotion Period. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor and its parents, affiliates, related parties and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.

To Enter: Enter the Promotion by submitting a photo of your choice featuring any version of the Korg Microkorg synthesizer. Participants must be following the official Korg Instagram account (@korg_inc) and include the contest hashtag #microkorg15. Entries for the drawing (“Monthly Drawing”) must be received by the Sponsor between the 1st day and 11:59PM EDT on the last day.

By entering the contest, you agree and accept these Official Rules.

Selection: Fifteen winners will be selected from all eligible entries on the last business day of the promotion. Judges are looking for high quality, unique beauty shots that display the following criteria of the microKorg product: a photo showing deep affection for the product, a photo showcasing one of the limited edition models. Use of other brands not associated with Korg in the photo will be disqualified. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Two grand prize winners will be awarded with a monologue, the remaining thirteen participants will receive Korg branded merchandise.

Entries cannot contain sexually explicit material, lewdness, obscenity, violence, inappropriate language, depictions of bodily harm, damage to public property, or damage to other people's property. Entrants whose photos violate any of these requirements, or are deemed unsuitable for public viewing for any other reason, may be deemed ineligible to receive the prize and their submission may be void at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to determine in their sole discretion which entries have satisfied the entry requirements.

Prizes: The grand prize winner will receive a brand new Korg monologue (color of their choice). Retail value of the product is $299.99. All prizes will be awarded as described. No substitution or transfer of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, if the advertised prize becomes unavailable.

Notification of Potential Winners: The winners will be contacted via email within 48 hours of the end of the contest.

General Terms and Conditions: Potential Winners may be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility, waiver of liability and, where lawful, publicity release, which must be returned to the Sponsor within 48 hours of receipt of the notification package. If the Potential Winner fails to contact the Sponsor, if a Potential Winner fails to execute and return any required document within the required time period, or if the prize is not claimed or is returned as undeliverable, that Potential Winner’s right to the prize shall be forfeited and the prize award will be void and an alternate Potential Winner will be selected from remaining eligible entrants. Entrants consent to the use of name, address and likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without additional compensation, in any and all media, except where prohibited by law. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, incorrect, damaged, misdirected entries or prize claims. The Sponsor is also not responsible for incomplete, interrupted, or scrambled transmissions, unavailable web sites, networks, servers, or systems, or other connection or transmission problems, technical malfunctions of the computer, software, web site, or any combination thereof, problems associated with any virus or other damage caused to any participant’s system or other problems of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic, or human. The Sponsor reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel the Promotion or change any element hereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to printing, computer or network errors, or other mistakes in the production or operation of the Promotion. No correspondence regarding the Promotion will be entered into except with the Potential Winners and in response to requests for Winner’s Lists. All decisions of the judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. By entering, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules, and release the Sponsor and its agents and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, or damage arising out of their participation in the Promotion or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize. Winner is responsible for any applicable tax on awarded prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify in its sole discretion any person tampering with the entry process or who violates these Official Rules in any way. For a winners list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope by August 21st, 2017 to: List of Winners for KORG USA Microkorg 15th Contest, 316 S. Service Road, Melville, NY 11747. Vermont residents need not include return postage. Entry serves as authorization to receive future Korg Newsletters and other promotional material from the Sponsor. Except as otherwise contemplated in these rules or in any publicity release, information collected by the Sponsor in connection with this Promotion will be used by the Sponsor in accordance with the Sponsor’s online privacy policy posted at

Questions regarding the contest

Send questions by posting directly to Korg's Instagram account "@korg_inc."

Questions are accepted during the following dates: June 1, 2017 (Thursday) through July 31, 2017 (Monday)