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Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 Contest

What says holiday like a new hat? Wintersday may feature the Snowball Arena, special item drops, new NPCs, a peppy holiday score, and a dozen other seasonal elements, but at the end of the day, the party lasts for but a few days, and the hat is forever.

We're thrilled to let you know that this year, the Guild Wars Art Team is going to use a fan-created concept as a basis for their design of the Grenth Wintersday helm. This means that when the yearly Wintersday battles take place between Dwayna and Grenth, the hat that Grenth gifts to players may be based on your design!

To enter the contest, simply send us a drawing, sketch, or printed image of an original new hat design that has both a Grenth and a Wintersday theme. Consider the hats of yesteryear: the Great Horns of Grenth, the Jester's Cap, and the first Wintersday helm—the classic Horns of Grenth—for inspiration. Then, come up with your own unique design and send it in! The prize? A wonderful gift package from our partners at Ideazon, makers of the new Guild Wars ZBoard. In addition, five other contestants will receive Ideazon prizes, and fifteen others will receive an in-game miniature!

Great Horns of Grenth  Jester's Cap  Horns of Grenth

Guild Wars Contest FAQ:

Please visit our Guild Wars Contest FAQ for answers to your questions about contest rules or eligibility for this or any future contests.

Official Rules and Conditions:

  • For your 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.)
  • Include your first and last name, age, full mailing address (including country), and a valid, preferred email address with your entry.
  • Please indicate how you wish to be named on the contest results page, in the event you are a winner or honorable mention. If you choose to be identified by an in-game handle, provide the preferred handle in your entry email and specify that this is the name by which you wish to be identified.
  • Submit your entry to: Use "Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 Art Contest" as the subject line. If you would prefer to send your entry via postal mail, you may send it to the following address:

    Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 Art Contest
    227 Bellevue Way NE #75
    Bellevue, WA 98004 USA

  • No other methods of entry will be accepted.
  • ArenaNet and/or NCsoft and/or Ideazon 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: Six (6) contestants will have their creation presented on the Guild Wars website and will receive one of the prizes below. (The total estimated retail value of all prizes will not exceed $700.) The prizes are as follows:

    Grand Prize:

    • Antec Nine Hundred - Ultimate Gamer Case
    • Zboard Gaming Keyboard by Ideazon
    • Ideazon Guild Wars Keyset
    • Ideazon FragMat Mouse Pad
    • Ideazon Reaper Gaming Mouse
    • Ideazon GH-100 Gaming Headset
    • Access code for a Miniature Kanaxai
    Total Prize Value: $295 USD

    2nd Place Prize:

    • Zboard Gaming Keyboard by Ideazon
    • Ideazon Guild Wars Keyset
    • Ideazon Reaper Gaming Mouse
    • Ideazon FragMat Mouse Pad
    • Ideazon GH-100 Gaming Headset
    • Access code for a Miniature Vizu
    Total Prize Value: $145 USD

    Long-Haired Yeti

    3rd Place Prize:

    • Zboard Gaming Keyboard by Ideazon
    • Ideazon Guild Wars Keyset
    • Ideazon FragMat Mouse Pad
    • Access Code for a Miniature Island Guardian
    Total Prize Value: $85

    Honorable Mention (3):

    • Ideazon Reaper Gaming Mouse
    • Access Code for a Miniature Long-Haired Yeti
    Prize Value $40 each; $120 USD total value

    Finalists (up to 15):

    • Finalist's choice of a Miniature Destroyer, Miniature Asura, or Miniature Grawl. (No retail value.)

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. Clip art, tracings, or art from other sources such as games, movies, or books are not eligible.
  • Eligibility (age): As of November 1, 2007, contestants must be 13 years of age or older. Due to legal requirements, European contestants must 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., NCsoft Europe Ltd., NCsoft Corporation, and/or Ideazon (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), Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. (Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prize.)
  • Prize: There are twenty-one (21) prizes available. Those who place at Grand Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize, and Honorable Mention levels will each have an image of their projects posted on the official website when the winners announcement is made. In addition, those winners and the fifteen Finalists will receive a prize or prizes as outlined in the Prizes section above.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged equally on the basis of creativity, style, and the melding of Wintersday and the character Grenth into a Guild Wars theme.
  • Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by 10:00 AM Pacific time on Monday, November 19, 2007, and must be received by Noon Pacific time on Monday, November 19, 2007.
  • Announcement: Winners will be announced on or before December 21, 2007. If a winner cannot be contacted at the email address he or she 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 January 31, 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.
  • By entering the Guild Wars Wintersday 2007 Art 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 Sponsor 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 Sponsor's website 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 email, 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 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 email 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 website, 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 Guild Wars Team. 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. 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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