How to Enter
Create an original piece of art with a traditional winter holiday theme and a Guild Wars flavor. You may draw your own art using any media at your disposal. You may also use or incorporate screenshots, renders, concept art, icons, photographs, or any other Guild Wars images to create your entry.
For each entry, submit a JPEG image of your original work (scanned or photographed) or a saved file of your computer-generated art and attach it to an email. (Please use compression to reduce the file size, when possible.) We strongly encourage you to submit your work electronically rather than via postal mail.
In the body of the email, provide us the following information (in English): valid preferred email address, your first and last name, your age, and your full address, including street number and name, city, state or province, zip/postal code (if any), and country.
If you wish to be mentioned by "handle" or in-game name rather than your first and last name, please indicate your preference in your entry and provide your handle or in-game name in addition to the information listed above.
Submit your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to use "Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest 2008" as the subject line. If you would prefer to send your entry via postal mail, use the following address:
Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest
No other methods of entry will be accepted.
Prizes: 20 winners (1 one Grand Prize Winner, 1 Second Place Winner, 1 Third Place Winner, 7 Winners) will receive one of the prizes below. The Grand Prize Winner, Second Place Winner, Third Place Winner, 7 Winners, and 10 Honorable Mentions will also have their creations displayed on the Guild Wars website. (The total estimated retail value of all prizes exceeds $1,400 US. Cash alternatives are not available.) The prizes are as follows:
Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, style, and the melding of Wintersday into a Guild Wars theme.
Deadline for entries to be received is 12:00 Noon PST on Monday, January 5, 2009.
Winners will be announced on or around January 23, 2009 and will be posted on www.guildwars.com.
The winners of this contest will be posted on www.guildwars.com no later than January 31, 2009. A list of winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest
By entering the Guild Wars Wintersday Art Contest 2008, (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, Inc. all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, copyright, in or to your entry, (d) you agree that Sponsor may post your user or forum name (or real name) and hometown on any or all of Sponsor's websites and in any and all publicity and advertising for Sponsor, this Contest or other promotions by Sponsor without any further attribution, notification or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law, (e) you agree to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by telephone, mail or e-mail, and (f) you agree to sign the documentation set forth in the announcement section immediately above (and have your parent or guardian sign such documentation where applicable or requested by Sponsor). Entries become the property of ArenaNet, Inc. and will not be returned.
Sponsor cannot be held responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, unintelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected entries, which will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections. Use of a false name, username, mailing address or e-mail account will disqualify an entry and the individual who submitted the entry. 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, in its sole discretion, can disqualify from this contest and any other contest conducted by Sponsor, any person who, in Sponsor's reasonable suspicion, tampers with the entry process or the operation of the web site, or who otherwise violates these rules or any part of the Guild Wars User Agreement. 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 Sponsor's staff. The decisions of the judges will be final.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, RESTRICTED OR TAXED BY LAW.
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may edit and modify any submission before posting. Sponsor and its parent company, 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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