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Last year around this time, we asked, "How would you like to make a little Guild Wars® history?" We ask it again, with the start of our second Guild Emblem Contest. Guild emblems are those distinctive icons that adorn a character's cape and show his or her allegiance to a particular guild. With the release of Guild Wars FactionsTM, we'll be offering you even more guild emblem choices.

And to boost those number even further, and give you a chance to play a role in emblem creation, the Guild Wars team wants to invite all fans to design a new and attractive guild graphic and submit it to us for judging. The prize? Up to 12 of the best symbols will be placed permanently into the Guild Wars Factions emblem catalogue and will appear in the game in an update soon after release. When added to the game, the emblems will be available for use by players around the world.

In addition to inclusion in the game, and website recognition, winners will also receive a Guild Wars t-shirt.

Official Rules and Conditions:

  • Print your design on a sheet of paper no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches or 210x297 mm, and submit to one of the following addresses:

    Guild Emblem Contest
    ArenaNet Inc.
    10020 Main Street, #164
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    USA

    or

    Guild Emblem Contest
    NCsoft Europe Ltd.
    Mocatta House, Trafalgar Place
    BN14DU, Brighton
    United Kingdom

    or

    Guild Emblem Contest
    NCsoft Corporation
    Ok-san Bldg 15th Floor
    157-433, Samsung,dong,
    Kangnam-gu, Seoul, 135-900
    Korea

    or

    Guild Emblem Contest
    NC Taiwan Co., Ltd.
    6F-1 No.738 Chung-Cheng Rd
    Chung-Ho City, Taipei 235
    Taiwan

    or

    Guild Emblem Contest
    NCJapan K.K.
    Ebisu Business Tower 16F, 1-19-19, Ebisu
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0013
    Japan

  • Clearly mark the back of the guild emblem print with your first and last name, your age, your email address, and your full mailing address. Indicate if you wish to be recognized by your real name or your in-game "handle" if you are listed as a winner. In any regard, we must have your full name and mailing address in order to send your prize.
     
  • The use of color in your submitted image is entirely your choice. Because Guild Wars capes are customizable, color is less significant than design, so a black and white image is as likely to win as a color image.
     
  • The native resolution of these images will be 128 x 128 pixels. It is helpful to keep this in mind while you are designing your emblem, as fine details may not be reproducible. It's also important to note that images based on a square visual area are better than those that are extremely wide or very narrow.
     
  • Submit the guild emblem art only; do not include a cape, character drawing or any other background image.
     
  • Each final guild emblem will be produced by the Guild Wars Art Team using a winning contest entry as a starting concept. The art included in the game may not be an exact duplicate of the winning entry.
     
  • Any form of entry other than those described herein is void.
     

General Conditions:

  • One entry per person.
     
  • Originality: Entries must be the creation of the contestant and cannot be taken from any other source. Your submission must not infringe on any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, or any privacy, publicity or publishing rights of any third party, or is libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law. Please, no clip art, tracings, or art from other sources such as games, movies, or books.
     
  • Eligibility (age): As of February 28, 2006, North American contestants must be 13 years of age or older. Due to legal requirements, European contestants must be 18 year of age or older, or have a parent or guardian enter in the minor's name.
     
  • Eligibility (exclusions): Employees of ArenaNet Inc., NCsoft Europe Ltd. and NCsoft Corporation (collectively, "Sponsor"), and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies and members of the immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside) or households of such employees are not eligible.
     
  • Eligibility (location): Entries will be accepted from residents of North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
     
  • Prize: There are up to twelve (12) prizes available. Each winner will have his/her guild emblem design posted on the official websites soon after judging takes place, and the emblems will be streamed to the game in a Guild Wars Factions update soon after release (no retail value). In addition, each winner will receive a Guild Wars t-shirt (retail value: $20.00 USD).
     
  • Judging: Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, style, originality, and presentation.
     
  • Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Friday, April 7th, 2006, and must be received by April 21, 2006.
     
  • Announcement: Winners will be announced the week of May 15, 2006. If a winner cannot be contacted at the email address they submitted, or is contacted and does not respond by signing and returning to us for our receipt within the time indicated on the documents, an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, in Canada, a Declaration of Compliance with Contest Rules) and Liability/Publicity Release, or refuses or is ineligible to accept a prize, the prize may be awarded to the next highest ranking entrant on or about May 31, 2006. Any prize not claimed by one alternately chosen winner will not be awarded. Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of prize for cash or other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal value. Taxes on prizes (including, without limitation, income or withholding taxes or duties), if any, are the sole responsibility of the individual winners.
     
  • By entering the Guild Wars Factions Guild Emblem Contest, (a) you agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and Conditions, (b) you warrant that your entry is your own original work and that it does not violate any rights of any third party, (c) you assign and agree to assign to ArenaNet all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright, in or to your entry, and (d) if required in your country of residence, you will sign a release giving rights for the work to ArenaNet. Entries become the property of ArenaNet and will not be returned.
     
  • ArenaNet cannot be held responsible for any lost, late, or misdirected mail. Use of obscenities, racist, sexist, hateful or other material or depictions that, in Sponsor's judgment, are inappropriate or offensive, will disqualify an entry. Sponsor has the right to terminate, suspend or modify this contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without prior notice, if, in Sponsor's judgment, the contest is altered, corrupted or cannot be completed as planned due to any conditions beyond Sponsor's control, or at Sponsor's reasonable discretion. Incomplete entries are invalid, and entrants with incomplete entries will be disqualified.
     
  • Judges will be comprised of members of the ArenaNet staff. The decisions of the judges will be final.
     
  • This contest is void where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law.
     
  • Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may edit and modify any submission before posting. Each Sponsor and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns are not in any way responsible or liable for damages, loss or injury resulting from participation in this contest or acceptance, loss or use of any prizes awarded in this contest. You further agree that in any cause of action, Sponsor's liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the contest, and in no event shall Sponsor be liable for attorney's fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and entrant agrees that such shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. You assume sole liability for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property or prize, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this contest or the acceptance, loss, shipment, or use of any prize awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the rules are final.
     

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