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by Lisa Berberette, The Pumpkin Lady

Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest 2008
Official Rules and Conditions

We invite you to put your imagination and creative talents to work by crafting Halloween art with a Guild Wars® theme. This is our fourth annual opportunity to celebrate the autumn season with the entire Guild Wars community. Dream up your own way to bring a Halloween twist to Guild Wars, and enter the contest before 12:00 Noon PDT, October 27, 2008!


How to Enter:


Create a concept and bring it to life.

Some suggestions:

  • Carve a pumpkin or create a template for other pumpkin carvers.
  • Sketch a costume by hand or on the computer. If you're extra creative, make that costume and model it in a photograph.
  • Design a desktop image or wallpaper.
  • Decorate a cake, bake some cookies, compose a menu, build an edible haunted house—put your culinary skills to the task.
  • Decorate your home in a Guild Wars theme.
  • Find your own way to bring a Halloween twist to Guild Wars, or a Guild Wars twist to Halloween.

Contest Winners from 2007


   
   

See even more winners from 2007!


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.

Include your first and last name, age, full mailing address (including country), and a valid, preferred email address with your entry.

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: contests@arena.net. Please be sure to use "Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest 2008" as the subject line. If you would prefer to send your entry via postal mail, use the following address:

Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest
ArenaNet, Inc.
227 Bellevue Way NE #75
Bellevue, WA 98004 USA

No other methods of entry will be accepted.

ArenaNet, Inc. collects personal information from you when you enter this contest. This information is subject to the Privacy Policy of the site through which you entered this contest.


Prizes


Prizes: 40 winners (1 one Grand Prize Winner, 1 Second Place Winner, 8 Winners, 10 Honorable Mentions, 20 Finalists) will receive one of the prizes below. The Grand Prize Winner, Second Place Winner, and 8 Winners will also have their creations displayed on the Guild Wars website. (The total estimated retail value of all prizes exceeds $2,600 US. Cash alternatives are not available.) The prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize Winner (1 awarded): One Razor Guild Wars Death Adder Mouse; one VisionTek Radeon HD3650 graphics card, one signed copy of Guild Wars Nightfall Collector’s Edition; one complete set of Guild Wars Series 2 Skill Pins; one Guild Wars Skill Unlock Key
    (Approximate total retail value of package: $390.00 US.)

  • Second Place Winner (1 Awarded): One Razor Guild Wars Death Adder Mouse; one Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card; one signed copy of Guild Wars Nightfall Collector’s Edition; one complete set of Guild Wars Series 2 Skill pins; one Guild Wars Skill Unlock Key; one Guild Wars Character Slot Key
    (Approximate total retail value of package: $310.00 US.)

  • Winners (8 awarded): One Razor Guild Wars Death Adder Mouse; one signed copy of Guild Wars Nightfall; one complete set of Guild Wars Series 2 Skill Pins; one Guild Wars Skill Unlock Key; one Guild Wars Character Slot Key
    (Approximate total retail value of package: $150.00 US.)

  • Honorable Mentions (10 awarded): One complete set of Guild Wars Series 2 Skill Pins; one Guild Wars Skill Unlock Key
    (Approximate total retail value of package: $30 US.)

  • Finalists (20 Awarded): One complete set of Guild Wars Series 2 Skill Pins
    (Approximate total retail value of package: $20 US.)

Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, style, and the melding of Halloween into a Guild Wars theme.

Deadline for entries to be received is 12:00 Noon PDT on Monday, October 27, 2008.

Winners will be announced on or before November 3, 2008 and will be posted on www.guildwars.com.


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 be 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 October 6, 2008, all contestants must be 13 years of age or older. Due to legal requirements, European contestants must also be 18 years of age or older as of that date, or must have a parent or guardian enter in the minor's name.

  • Eligibility (exclusions): Employees of ArenaNet, Inc., NC Interactive, 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 legal residents of the United States (excluding the State of Rhode Island, Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, military installations and commonwealths), Canada (excluding Quebec), and Europe. (Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prize.)

  • Prize: There are forty (40) prizes available. The Grand Prize Winner, Second Place Winner, and eight Winners will have an image of each of their projects posted on the official website when the winners’ announcement is made. In addition, winners will receive prizes as outlined in the Prizes section above.

  • Judging: Entries will be judged equally on the basis of creativity, style, and the melding of Halloween into a Guild Wars theme.

  • Deadline: Entries must be received by 12:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 27, 2008.

  • Announcement: Winners will be announced on or before November 3, 2008 and will be posted on www.guildwars.com. 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 November 18, 2008. 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. If a winner is under 18 or a minor in his or her state/province/country of residence, his or her parent or guardian must also sign the applicable release and documentation.

The winners of this contest will be posted on www.guildwars.com no later than November 3, 2008. A list of winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest 2008
ArenaNet, Inc.
227 Bellevue Way NE #75
Bellevue, WA 98004 USA


By entering the Guild Wars Halloween 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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