NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO WIN OR ENTER THE CONTEST
CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT – Los Angeles Time) on November 20, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT – Los Angeles Time) on December 14, 2014 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").
The Work must be in keeping with the image of deviantART (“Sponsor”) and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (“Blizzard”); may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsor and/or Blizzard 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 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.
Potential winners will be selected on or about December 20, 2014, from all eligible and qualified entries. Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff on the basis of (i) Successful depiction of Gnome or Goblin character(s), (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 twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be posted on the Contest Site in advance of final judging. Only one entry per Entrant may be chosen as a semi-finalist entry. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winning Works will be selected from the set of semi-finalists by members of Blizzard’s Hearthstone Creative Team using the same criteria and methodology. 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.
There will be one (1) 1st Place Prize Package, one (1) 2nd Place Prize Package, one (1) 3rd Place Prize Package and twenty-two (22) Semi-Finalists Packages awarded consisting of the following:
Total ARV of all prizes: $10,342 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 is 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 November 20, 2014, except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor, Blizzard, 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.
To obtain winner's list, go to www.deviantart.com. Winners list will be available after selection and verification of winners.
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