CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on DECEMBER 3, 2013 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) ON DECEMBER 9, 2013 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").
The Work must be in keeping with the image of deviantART ("Sponsor") and NBCUniversal Media, LLC; may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion; must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third party rights, or involve physical harm to any person or animal; may not contain verbal or visual mentions of commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those permitted by these Official Rules; may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Contest Site and/or the proper conduct of the Contest; may not use any watermarks but may contain a signature by the artist provided that the signature is capable of removal at the request of Sponsors if the entry is adapted for use by the Sponsors as a winning entry in accordance with these Rules; and, if found to be in violation of these Rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery.
Three winners will be selected on or about December 13, 2013, from all eligible and qualified entries. The three winners will be selected by full-time deviantART staff on the basis of (i) Use of the Despicable Me Minion in the Work, (ii) Overall Impact of the Work, (iii) Originality and Artistic Skill; all in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision. The judges' decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. In the event of a tie in any portion of the judging process, the judges themselves will resolve the tie. The three winners will be announced by appearing one at a time and one per day on December 15, 16 and 17, 2013 in home page billboard takeovers and thereafter in a message center announcement to all entrants.
Each of the three winners will receive:
Contest open to deviantART members who are current residents of any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, possessions and U.S. military installations, or Canada and who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of DECEMBER 3, 2013, except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, and their respective affiliates, corporate parents or subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies. There is no charge for deviantART membership.
Potential winners will, and other potential winners may, be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. Prize may be forfeited if affidavit or releases are not returned within 14 days after mailing to potential winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. Each of the three winners agree to Sponsor's and NBCUniversal Media, LLC's use of his/her user name on deviantART for promotional purposes in connection with use of the Entrant's Work as permitted in these Official Rules in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the State of California. Sponsor and judges not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, incorrect or misdirected entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Sponsor and judges not responsible for electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing, posting, uploading or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted on the Contest Site and the winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if the Entrant's fraud or misconduct adversely affects the integrity of the Contest. By participating in this Contest, each Entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges, warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Contest, and agrees for Entrant and for Entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators to release and hold harmless Sponsor and NBCUniversal Media, LLC and their respective officers, directors, and employees from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such Entrant's participation in the Contest. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, and their respective directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, their advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
To obtain winner's list, go to www.deviantart.com. Winners list will be available after selection and verification of winners as provided in these Official Rules.
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NBCUniversal Media, LLC is not a Sponsor of the Contest and is not associated with or responsible for the administration of the Contest in any way.
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