CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on FEBRUARY 11, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) ON FEBRUARY 20, 2014 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").
The Work must be in keeping with the image of deviantART ("Sponsor") or Square Enix, Inc. ("Square Enix"); may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsor and/or Square Enix's 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 and/or Square Enix's 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 Sponsor or Square Enix if the entry is adapted for use by the Sponsor or Square Enix 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 March 7, 2014, from all eligible and qualified entries. DeviantART staff will judge and select, from all of the entries, 50 entries which will then be judged by Tetsuya Nomura, the main character designer for Final Fantasy, to decide the three winners. The three winners will be selected by on the basis of (i) Originality of the "customization" of Lightning (ii) Overall Impact of the Work, (iii) Technical 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.
In the event Mr. Nomura becomes unavailable, his judging will be performed by senior creative staff at Square Enix.
The three winners will appear one at a time and one per day over a three day period in home page billboard takeovers.
Each Grand Prize Winner will receive the following package:
* If the FFXIII edition Xbox360 console is not available in a configuration suitable to the Entrant's country of residence, Sponsor or Square Enix may replace it with a substitute Xbox 360 console or cash equivalent upon is sole discretion.
Total ARV of each Grand Prize package: $1,455.00 USD. Total ARV for all prizes; $4,365.00 USD All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Sponsor responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners.
Contest open to deviantART members residing anywhere in the world who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of February 11, 2014, except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor and Square Enix. 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 and Square Enix'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. Sponsors 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 and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Contest. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor 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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