CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on JULY 24, 2018 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles Time) ON AUGUST 14, 2018 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").
THIS IS A SKILL-BASED CONTEST. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.
THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM.
Important: Please read these Official Rules before entering this Contest. By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
All Works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the Entrant, provided that:
Final Winners will be announced on or about August 30, 2018.
Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected from all eligible and qualified entries by a panel of full-time DeviantArt staff, along with an independent judge not affiliated with DeviantArt, on or about August 14, 2018. The odds of winning depend on the number and quality of Entries received. The semi-finalists will be selected on the basis of:
The twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be posted in advance of final judging. Only one (1) entry per Entrant may be chosen as a semi-finalist entry. The First, Second and Third Place Works, using the same criteria and methodology, will be selected from the semi-finalists by Whitney Clayton (Art Director), Sarah Hamilton (Concept Artist) and Carylitz Tame (Environment Artist) along with the same independent judge who helped to select the semi-finalists. 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. The judges' decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to refrain from issuing the Prize, if there are insufficient valid Entries that meet the criteria or comply with these Rules or otherwise at Sponsor's sole discretion.
Total ARV of all prizes: eight thousand eight hundred and fourteen dollars and seventy three cents (USD $8,814.73). All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. DeviantArt is responsible only for prize delivery; DeviantArt is not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Prizes are non-transferable, with no additional cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. All Prize details not specified in these Official Rules, will be determined in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Despite Sponsor's good faith efforts, the Prizes as contemplated herein may be canceled due to circumstances beyond Sponsor's control or due to budgetary or other restraints which will cause the Prizes to be unreasonably costly or difficult to execute. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prizes (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value in its sole and absolute discretion.
The Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes according to the laws and regulations applicable in such Winner's residence, and for any other fees, costs and other arrangements associated with the Prize which are not explicitly provided by Sponsor as set forth herein. Before the prizes will be awarded, the Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number, tax identification number or any other identification details, for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 or equivalent may be issued in the name of Winners for the actual value of the Prize received.
At the request of the Sponsor, Entrants must provide a copy of a driver's license or passport for identification, age confirmation and the reliability of the information provided with the Entry, and any other documentation required by Sponsor to verify compliance. In case Entrant fails to provide the Sponsor with such documentation within three (3) days from the date of the request, or in case false or incomplete information is provided with the Entry or other violation of the Official Rules or law, the Sponsor has the right to disqualify the Entry, prohibit such Entrant from further participation in the Contest in any way and in any other promotion held by the Sponsor.
Sponsor and each of its respective third party vendors and advertising or promotion agencies may use your personal information (including email address) for administration of the Contest, the fulfillment of Prizes and for marketing purposes. You expressly consent to the use of your information by Sponsor and its advertising or promotion agencies for such purposes, and to the use of your Entry by the judges for judging and fulfillment of Prize purposes.
Potential winners will, and other potential winners may, be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and, where permitted, a liability and publicity release. A prize may be forfeited if affidavit or releases are not returned within twenty-one (21) days after mailing to potential winner or if prize notification letter or prize itself is returned as undeliverable. Each of the three (3) winners agree to Sponsor's and Compulsion Game Inc. and/or Gearbox Publishing's use of his/her user name on DeviantArt, name, voice, likeness, and statements for promotional purposes in connection with use of the Entrant's Work as permitted in these Official Rules in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without additional compensation, notification, permission or limitation (to the extent permitted by law).
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, U.S.A. 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 reserves the right, in its 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 he/she 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 Compulsion Games Inc. and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, agents, any relevant social media sites, 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 and/or arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities, including without limitation with respect to claims of copyright or trademark infringement, false endorsement, libel, slander, defamation or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy and any deletion or failure to store any Entries and other communications related to the Contest. Sponsor has complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules and administration of the Contest.
DeviantArt reserves the right to amend these Official Rules from time to time if it considers it reasonable or necessary to do so. Updated versions of the Official Rules will be posted here and will bind all Entrants.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, YOU AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY CLAIMS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (2) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (3) YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO SEEK EQUITABLE RELIEF.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE. SPONSOR AND RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE BROADCAST OF THE PRIZE WILL RESULT IN ANY PARTICULAR AMOUNT OR LEVEL OF REVENUE OR INCOME.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST (AND, IN CASE YOU ARE A WINNER, YOUR PARTICIPATION AND EXECUTION OF THE PRIZE) IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SPONSOR AND RELEASED PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY AND/OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY ELEMENT OF THIS CONTEST OR THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND RELEASED PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, with the exception of disputes pertaining to Sponsor's intellectual property rights, ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND SPONSOR RELATING TO THE CONTEST SHALL BE REFERRED TO AND FINALLY RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JAMS UNDER THE JAMS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS WITH NO CLASS RELIEF. This clause shall be construed as a "written agreement to arbitrate" pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act.
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, THE ENTRANT AND HIS OR HER WORK WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE CONTEST, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
To obtain a list of winners, go to www.deviantart.com. The list will be available after selection and verification of winners as provided in these Official Rules.
DeviantArt, Inc., 7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788, Hollywood, CA 90028
Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed to DeviantArt by placing a comment under the contest article at the Contest Site.
Compulsion Games Inc. and/or Gearbox Publishing 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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PLEASE NOTE: THESE OFFICIAL RULES TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY TERMS OR RIGHTS TO THE CONTRARY SET OUT IN DEVIANTART'S TERMS OF SERVICE, SUBMISSION POLICY OR ETIQUETTE POLICIES, AND ANY SELECTION OF A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE WITH RESPECT TO YOUR ENTRY WILL BE TREATED AS NULL AND VOID TO THE EXTENT NOT CONSISTENT WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
By clicking on the "Submit Entry" button below, you (or for those under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction, your legal guardian who agreed to your participation in the Contest) agree that you have read and understand, and agree to be bound by, the above Official Rules.Submit