CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT – Los Angeles Time) ON May 19, 2015 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT – Los Angeles Time) ON June 23, 2015 (THE “PROMOTION PERIOD”).
Membership to www.DeviantArt.com (the “Contest Site”) is required to enter the “Heroes of the Storm®” Contest (the “Contest”). Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Only entries from valid DeviantArt accounts will be accepted. If Entrant is already a registered member, Entrant is not automatically entered into the Contest.
Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 19, 2015 to be eligible to enter the Contest.
Contest is void where prohibited by law. Entrant may reside in any country of the world.
Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and create an original artwork depicting at least two characters (“Heroes”) from two or more different Blizzard universes engaged in battle. Entrant may choose Heroes currently featured in the Blizzard’s interactive games, or Heroes who have been in any game released by Blizzard with the exception of Blizzard’s “Overwatch,” “StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void,” or games previously produced by Blizzard for other publishers, such as “The Death and Return of Superman,” or “Justice League Task Force.” Consult the Contest Site for a further description of Blizzard games and some of their Heroes.
The completed entry (“Work”) may originate in any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.
must be at least 2000 pixels in the shortest length;
must be the Entrant’s original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant’s own work;
may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided or referenced in the Asset Pack;
The Work must be in keeping with the image of DeviantArt (“Sponsor”) and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.; may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsor and/or Blizzard Entertainment in their 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 Blizzard Entertainment in their 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 as contained in the assets provided to Entrants at the Contest Site; 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.
If entrant uses a model for the entry who is recognizable in the final Work, Entrant will be required to provide a signed release to qualify as a winning entry.
Only online entries will be accepted. No hard copies of the entry will be accepted for judging. Do not submit original files or Works.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (PT) June 23, 2015 No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. Works will not be returned.
Entrants may enter as many Works as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.
All Works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the Entrant, provided that:
Entrant will not acquire any ownership or other interest in any and all trademarks, logos and other intellectual property of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and/or any of the Heroes chosen by Entrant for his or her Work (the “Marks”);
except as expressly required in these Official Rules, entrant may not use the Marks in any manner whatsoever in connection with the Work or otherwise without Sponsor’s express prior written approval;
during the Promotion Period, and for a period of one year thereafter, eligible Works submitted to the Contest may be posted at the Contest Site or otherwise displayed in selections made by Sponsor or Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.,, and in any form and media on or off the DeviantArt site, but only in connection with promotion of the Contest and/or with reference to the Contest;
during the ten (10) year period immediately following the Promotion Period (the “Display Period”), the Sponsor and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.,may (but will not be obligated to) display the first, second and third place prize winning Works in any form and media in connection with the promotion of their respective businesses;
Sponsors may otherwise use the first, second and third place prize winning Works in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the relevant Entrant may approve in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned);
Entrant may not authorize or permit any Work to be used to promote any product or service of any party other than Entrant and/or Sponsors, may not sell the Work or receive any payment for the use of the Work and may only use the Work for the purposes of display in social networks such as DeviantArt or in a personal portfolio all to the extent the Work incorporates the Marks; and
Entrant warrants and represents that his or her contributions to the Work are completely original to the Entrant and will not infringe upon any third party intellectual property rights of any kind in any manner.
Potential winners will be selected on or about July 7, 2015, from all eligible and qualified entries. A panel of DeviantArt full-time staff will select fifty (50) entries, which will then be judged by a panel of Blizzard’s full-time art team to produce twenty-five (25) semi-finalists. Both panels will select their respective group of entries on the basis of (i) Depiction of the Heroes in battle (ii) Overall Impact of the Work, (iii) Technical Skill, and (iv) Originality all in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision. The 25 semi-finalists will be posted in advance of final judging. Only one entry per Entrant may be chosen as a semi-finalist entry. The prize winning Works using the same criteria and methodology will be selected from the semi-finalists by Sam Didier, Blizzard’s Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm. 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 to the appropriate number of semi-finalists or ranked winners as applicable. In the event Sam Dider becomes unavailable, a substitute Judge of similar stature and relationship to Heroes of the Storm will be used.
There will be one 1st Place Prize Package, one 2nd Place Prize Package, one 3rd Place Prize Package and twenty-two (22) Semi-Finalists Packages awarded consisting of the following:
A framed sketch by Sam Didier, Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm inspired by the winning entry
A framed print of the 1st place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
$250 in Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm.
8,000 DeviantArt Points
1-year Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com
A framed print of the 2nd place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
$150 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm.
4,000 DeviantArt Points
6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com
A framed print of the 3rd place entry signed to the artist by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
$100 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm.
4,000 DeviantArt Points
6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com
A signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm.
$50 Battle.net Balance (USD)
1,000 DeviantArt Points
Total ARV of all prizes: $ 13,109.75 USD. All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). Sponsor reserves right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. 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. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or damaged prizes.
Contest open to DeviantArt members residing anywhere in the world who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of May 19, 2015, except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and their respective affiliates, agents, judges and 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. First, second and third place winners agree to Sponsors use of his/her name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes 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. Sponsors 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. Sponsors 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 Sponsors’ 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. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsors or any of their 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 Sponsors 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.
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