This Contest is being operated and promoted by:

Square Enix Limited registered in England and Wales with company number 01840186 (“Square Enix Europe”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) with registered address at:
Wimbledon Bridge House
1 Hartfield Road
London SW19 3RU
United Kingdom

The Contest is only open to existing holders of an active FINAL FANTASY XI service account (“Service Account”) on 16 May, 2013 (GMT) who are resident in a PAL Territory Country*. Contestants who are residents of France or Spain should refer to the Additional Specific Provisions under these Rules relevant to their country of residence.

* PAL Territory Country means any of the following countries; ÅLAND ISLANDS, ALBANIA, ALGERIA, ANDORRA, ANGOLA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BANGLADESH, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BHUTAN, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, BOTSWANA, BOUVET ISLAND, BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (nr. Sri Lanka), BULGARIA, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CHRISTMAS ISLAND, COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS, COMOROS, CONGO, CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE COOK ISLANDS, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DJIBOUTI, EGYPT, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ESTONIA, ETHIOPIA, FAROE ISLANDS, FIJI, FINLAND, FRANCE, FRENCH GUIANA, FRENCH POLYNESIA, FRENCH SOUTHERN TERRITORIES (South Pacific), GABON, GEORGIA, GERMANY, GIBRALTAR, GREECE, GREENLAND, GUERNSEY, HOLY SEE (VATICAN CITY STATE), HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, IRELAND, ISLE OF MAN, ISRAEL, ITALY, JERSEY, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KUWAIT, KYRGYZSTAN, LATVIA, LESOTHO, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALDIVES (Sri Lanka), MALTA, MAURITANIA (West Africa), MAURITIUS, MAYOTTE, MONACO, MONGOLIA, MONTSERRAT, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NEPAL, NETHERLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA (Australasia), NEW ZEALAND, NORFOLK ISLAND, NORWAY, OMAN, PAKISTAN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, RÉUNION (S. Africa), ROMANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SAINT HELENA, SAMOA, SAN MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SERBIA, SEYCHELLES, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWAZILAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF, TIMOR-LESTE, TOKELAU, TONGA, TUNISIA, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, VATICAN CITY STATE, YEMEN, ZAMBIA

PLEASE READ THESE RULES (“Rules”) CAREFULLY. By submitting an entry to the Contest you agree to accept and be bound by these Rules and the terms of any policies referred to in these Rules. We reserve the right to cancel or amend the Contest at any stage if deemed necessary in our opinion and/or if circumstances arise which are outside of our control.


To celebrate FINAL FANTASY XI reaching its momentous 11th anniversary, we are happy to announce the Shield Design contest! This is no ordinary contest, as the winning entry’s design will be implemented into the game during the next version update! Summon your creativity, break out a grimoire to start sketching, and create a shield so ornate and elegant that it captures the eye of all the adventurers in Vana’diel!
 
Entry Requirements

Contestants must possess an active Service Account and have access to a working internet connection and web browser in order to be able to enter. Contestants are responsible for all connection charges associated with the internet connection and subscription fees associated with the registration for a FINAL FANTASY XI service account. Contestants must ensure that their contact information is correct at the time of registration for a Service Account, during and after submission of their Entry.

Contestants must accept our privacy policy and cookies policy located here. Contestants must have a permanent residence in a PAL Territory Country. Contestants under the age of 18 must obtain the permission of a legal guardian before submitting entries. The Contest is not open to employees, directors or other officers of Square Enix Europe or its respective affiliates, agents, media partners and suppliers. 

 
Entry Period
Thursday, May 16, 2013 to Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 14:59 p.m. (GMT)
 
Theme
Design a shield related to FINAL FANTASY XI
  • Shield design example:
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Prizes
  • Grand Prize Winner (1)
    • The shield you designed
    • Moogle Rod
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    • Moogle Masque & Moogle Suit
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    • One of the following:
      Town Mog. Shield/Nomad Mog. Shield
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    • One of the following:
      Ark Tachi / Ark Tabar / Ark Scythe / Ark Saber / Ark Sword
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    • Atomos Statue
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  • Runners-up (2)
    • Moogle Rod
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    • Moogle Masque & Moogle Suit
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    • One of the following:
      Ark Tachi / Ark Tabar / Ark Scythe / Ark Saber / Ark Sword
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    • Atomos Statue
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  • Participation Prize
    • Levigated Rock × 11
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* Please note that the number of winners for each category is subject to change.
* The grand prize will be available after the next version update.


How to Enter
  1. Download the template file by clicking here.
  2. Using the template and image editing software, design your own shield related to FINAL FANTASY XI.
  3. Submit the entry via email with all of the required information and the design attached.
* Photos and hand-drawn images will not be accepted.
* If an entry is selected to be implemented, the design will be be subject to alteration by the development team and there is no guarantee that it will be implemented as-is.
*Entries are limited to one per person.
 
Design Creation
There are multiple file types within the template file. Please select one of the formats and use it to create your shield. The resolution and shape of the shield are the same for each file.
Included file types:
JPEG/BMP/PNG
Template:
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*Designs that have different proportions or resolutions from the template will be disqualified. Please make sure that there have been no changes made when submitting your entry.
 
Entry Method
Submissions may only be sent via email to the below address. No other method of entry will be accepted. The body of the email should contain all of the required information listed below, with the illustration attached (see below for file format/size information). Emails should be sent to the following address:
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Email subject:
  • Shield Design Contest (EU)
Required information:
  • Square Enix ID
  • Character Name
  • World Name
  • Nickname (max. 40 characters)
  • Entry title (max. 50 characters)
  • Personal comment or caption for your entry (max. 100 characters)
  • Prizes you wish to receive
    One of the following:
    Town Mog. Shield/Nomad Mog. Shield

    One of the following:
    Ark Tachi / Ark Tabar / Ark Scythe / Ark Saber / Ark Sword
* Should your entry be chosen, the above nickname (or your real name if submitted), entry title, and personal comment will appear along with your artwork.
* Along with the above information, submitting an item name and stats are permitted; however, they are subject to adjustments by the development team and may not be reflected in-game.
Entry format:
  • Image resolution: 98x128 pixels
  • Image format: BMP/JPEG/PNG
  • File size: Up to 750KB
*Please note that in the event the resolution or size is different than the above, your entry will be disqualified.
 
Winner Selection
The development and operation teams will select the winners and they will be announced on the forums at or around the beginning of July (“Announcement Date”). Once the Winners are announced, Prizes will be distributed via the Mog House Management Union (MHMU) and sent directly to the Winner’s delivery box. The Winners of the Exclusive in-game items will receive their prizes at the time of the announcement. The Grand Prize Winner of a Self-designed in-game item will receive their prize in the next version update of FINAL FANTASY XI after the date of the announcement.

We reserve the right to re-distribute any unclaimed Prizes. No cash alternative shall be provided in place of the Prize.
 
Inappropriate Submissions
Entries containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter and/or containing any plagiarized or copyrighted material will not be considered by the judges. Entries which infringe upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, are counter to public order and/or morals, are judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme, do not contain all of the required information or contain erroneous information may face disqualification. Square Enix Europe reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW SQUARE ENIX EUROPE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ENTRY THAT IS SUBMITTED TO THE CONTEST THAT INFRINGES THE COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF A THIRD PARTY. YOU WARRANT AND AGREE THAT YOUR ENTRY WILL CONTAIN WORK THAT IS ENTIRELY ORIGINAL TO YOU AND DOES NOT INFRINGE OR INTERFERE WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER RIGHTS AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY SQUARE ENIX EUROPE AGAINST ANY LOSS ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF YOUR WARRANTY.

In the event that an entry violates a third-party’s copyright, the user’s Service Account may be suspended or cancelled. All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix Europe upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. In consideration of our acceptance and review of your Entry Materials into the Contest, you hereby assign to Square Enix Europe absolutely all right, title and interest for the full duration of copyright in and to the Entry Materials throughout the world. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix Europe will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix Europe's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix Europe to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix Europe's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix Europe may be destroyed by Square Enix Europe at any time following the Contest.

Governing Law
These Rules and all or any dispute arising from them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.