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    Bright-Eyed Superstars Contest (NA)

    Have you been chasing your time in the limelight?
    Seeking to have the audience transfixed by your every move?
    Then step up and show the realm your inner superstar and showcase the essence of what makes you shine brightest!

    Take part in the Bright-Eyed Superstars contest for a chance at great prizes and fame!
    Take wonderful screenshots of your performance, whether you’re a solo act or part of an entourage, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


    Contest Entry Period
    Friday, March 03, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) to Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

    Theme
    Take a screenshot of up to eight (8) of your most cherished companions as you show off your most glamourous side to dazzle all of Eorzea!

    Prizes
    Up to 50 winners will be selected from the North America region from qualifying entries and awarded with the prizes listed below.

    One (1) in-game item of your choice from the selection below:
    • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
    • Ahriman Choker
    • Mandragora Choker
    • Bluebird Earring
    • Noble Barding
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    From these 50 winners, up to three (3) will be selected as Grand Prize winners and awarded one (1) set of three (3) TAITO figurines of the following characters:
    • Y’shtola
    • Haurchefant
    • Paissa
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    These will be included in addition to their choice of one (1) in-game item.

    *All in-game items are virtual items and have no real world monetary value.
    *All in-game prize items will be delivered to the characters listed on the entrants’ listed participants within their entry.
    *Please note that only the player who submitted the entry will be receiving the physical prize, additional players in the screenshot will not.
    *Please note that prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account of the players who enter the contest.

    How to Enter
    Submit a Little Ladies’ Day event related screenshot that contains the following:
    • One (1) to eight (8) players within a single screenshot.
    • We highly encourage the use of the new /grouppose command features to get the proper camera angles and camera effects you would like for these screenshots.
    • We would like to encourage utilizing the Little Ladies’ Day attire sets and emote.
    • We also encourage the use of Seasonal Miscellany-type items, as well as variance in camera angles, levels, distance, and terrain for originality in composition.

    You may practice submitting and formatting your post in the practice/discussion thread here.
    Once you are ready, please submit your screenshot in the OFFICIAL ENTRY THREAD.

    Be sure to include the following information:
    • Your screenshot.
    • A short caption.
    • Character names of the player(s) in the screenshot.
    • Each players’ selection from the available in-game prizes.
    • *If no in-game item is chosen, an in-game item will be selected for you.

    You must abide by the following rules and guidelines when submitting your entry:
    • The screenshots should contain a minimum of one (1) player and a maximum of eight (8) players.
    • One (1) entry per person. If multiple entries, containing the same character, are posted, only the first entry submitted will be accepted for that character.
    • Subsequent screenshots by players within an already posted screenshot will not be considered after the first.
    • Only the player who submitted the entry will be receiving the physical prize, additional players in the screenshot will not.
    • Entries cannot be edited after submission.
    • Characters listed as being present in the screenshot must be visible.
    • Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter and must be in the US or Canada (excluding Quebec). Must be 18 or older (or 13 or older with parent’s approval).
    • You may use image editing software to crop your screenshots.
    • You may not use image editing software to alter, enhance, or add more features to your screenshot.
    • Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
    • Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.
    • Square Enix reserves the right to remove or take down any content in its sole discretion.

    Forum Submission Rules
    Inappropriate submissions will be moderated. If entries fall under any of the below categories, it will result in a disqualification and the post will be deleted by a moderator:
    • Any posts containing obscenity, vulgarity, discrimination, or any other offensive subject matter
    • Infringements upon copyright/intellectual property, personal credit, privacy, etc.
    • Counter to public order and/or morals
    • Submissions with content judged to be grossly deviant from the established theme

    Selection
    The FINAL FANTASY XIV North American Community Team will select winners based on creativity, humor, originality and overall execution according to the criteria listed above. Winners will be announced on or about March 28, 2017.
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    Please see the full contest terms and conditions below.

    FINAL FANTASY® XIV Bright-Eyed Superstars Official Contest Rules
    IMPORTANT! Please read the following rules before entering the Bright-Eyed Superstars (the “Contest”). By entering the Contest, you (“Entrant”) agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements for the Contest.

    North America Official Contest Rules

    1. ELIGIBILITY

    THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) WHO HAVE AN ACTIVE FINAL FANTASY XIV ACCOUNT FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN REGION AND ARE OVER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX, INC. (“SQUARE ENIX”) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO DO NOT SATISFY THESE REQUIREMENTS. RESIDENTS OF JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THE CONTEST UNDER RULES APPLICABLE TO THOSE RESIDENTS’ JURISDICTIONS IF SQUARE ENIX OR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE POSTED SUCH RULES. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state, province, or country of residence (a “Minor”), your parents or legal guardians must read, understand, and agree to these Contest rules. To be eligible to win a prize, you must participate in the Contest in the manner described below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of its affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, vendors, professional advisors, and advertising and promotional agencies, and any of their immediate family members, are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per FINAL FANTASY XIV Account, per household, and per e-mail address; multiple entries shall be excluded and disqualified. Offer void where prohibited.

    2. CONTEST PERIOD

    The “Contest period” begins on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) and ends on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) (the "Deadline"). Entrants must submit entries must by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize. Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time should any discrepancies of time occur. Square Enix reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to extend the Contest period for whatever reason without notification.

    3. HOW TO ENTER

    During the Contest period, Entrant must take the following steps to enter:
    • Capture a Little Ladies’ Day event-related screenshot that contains a minimum of one (1) to and a maximum of eight (8) players within a single screenshot (the “Screenshot”).
    • Utilize the new /grouppose command features to get the proper camera angles and camera effects for these screenshots.
    • Entrants may use image editing software to crop screenshots, however Entrants may not use image editing software to alter, enhance, or add more features to the screenshot.
    • Characters listed as being present in the screenshot must be visible.

    Submit screenshot in the entry thread posted on the OFFICIAL ENTRY THREAD in the Final Fantasy XIV forum and include the following information in Entrant’s post (an “entry”):
    a. The Screenshot featuring with one (1) to eight (8) players.
    b. A short caption describing the Screenshot.
    c. The character names of the players in the Screenshot.
    d. Each player’s selection from the available prizes:
    i. Scarf of Wondrous Wit
    ii. Ahriman Choker
    iii. Mandragora Choker
    iv. Bluebird Earring
    v. Noble Barding
    *If no in-game item is chosen, an in-game item will be selected for you.
    Entrant must not include any additional personal information in their entry.
    Entries may not be edited after submission.

    Additional entry rules:
    • One (1) entry per person. If multiple entries containing the same character are posted, only the first entry submitted will be considered.
    • Subsequent screenshots by players within an already posted screenshot will not be considered after the first.
    • Only the player who submitted the entry will be eligible to receiving the a physical prize, additional players in the screenshot will not.

    Square Enix shall not accept entries and may delete entries that: (a) deviate from the established theme; (b) violate or infringe any laws, regulations, or rights, including any intellectual property, publicity, or privacy rights; (c) are missing required information; (d) are obscene, vulgar, discriminate, or contain any other offensive subject matter; (e) are counter to public order and/or morals; (f) Square Enix judges, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate for any reason; (g) contain false or misleading information; (h) make unauthorized or fraudulent use of a third party’s name, email address, character name, or likeness; (i) are potentially defamatory; (j) that are of low resolution or otherwise difficult to evaluate; (k) violate any other rule or condition in these terms or on this webpage; and (l) are otherwise damaging or detrimental to Square Enix or any third party. Square Enix reserves the right to reject and/or delete any submissions for any other reason. Square Enix reserves the right to judge whether or not material is appropriate for public display.

    4. PRIZES

    The FINAL FANTASY XIV development and operations teams will select up to fifty (50) winning entries based on overall execution and quality (each Entrant of such entries, a “Contest Winner” or “Winner”). Each Winner shall receive his/her choice of one (1) of the following items:
    • One (1) Ahriman choker (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
    • One (1) Mandragora choker (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
    • One (1) Bluebird earring (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
    • One (1) Scarf of Wondrous Wit (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)
    • One (1) Noble Barding (an in-game FINAL FANTASY XIV item with no monetary value)

    From these fifty (50) winners, the FINAL FANTASY XIV development and operations teams will select up to three (3) grand prize winners based on overall execution and quality (“Grand Prize Winners”). Each Grand Prize Winner shall also receive the following prize:
    • One (1) set of TAITO figurines of the following three (3) characters: Y’shotla, Haurchefaunt, and a Paissa (approximate retail value of fifty two United States dollars and fifty cents ($52.50)).
    These will be included in addition to their choice of one (1) in-game item.
    All in-game items are virtual items and have no real world monetary value.

    All in-game prizes will be delivered to the characters listed in the entry. Please note that prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account of the Winner.

    The number of Winners is subject to change at Square Enix's sole discretion.

    No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value for any prize listed above. Retail value of prizes is listed in United States dollars. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the Entrant's country, state, or province of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose

    Square Enix shall ship the prizes to Contest Winners within approximately one (1) month of the selection of winners. Prize delivery timing is subject to change.

    5. GENERAL CONTEST RULES

    Winners will be announced on or before March 28, 2017. Square Enix shall notify Contest Winners via the email account or Forum account associated with the winning entry at or about the same time (the “Notification Package”). Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected.

    To be eligible to receive a prize, each Contest Winner must follow the instructions contained in the Notification Package and respond with the information or documents requested prior to the date specified in the Notification Package. Such requested information may be necessary for purposes of filing tax forms with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”). If a Minor is selected (as determined by the state, province, or country of residence), a parent or legal guardian must sign any required or requested documents. The requested documents must be sent to Square Enix at the address specified in the Notification Package and must be received by Square Enix by the date specified. If the Contest Winner fails to provide the requested information or documents according to the instructions provided in the Notification Package, or if the requested documents are not signed by an appropriate party (e.g., by a parent or legal guardian, if a Minor is selected) or are not received by Square Enix by the specified date, the Contest Winner shall be deemed disqualified and will forfeit his or her eligibility.

    If disqualified for any reason, the Contest Winner will not receive any prize. In the event that the Contest Winner forfeits or is disqualified, Square Enix will select an alternate Entrant as a replacement for the disqualified or forfeited winner.

    Entrant must submit their own name, birth date, email address, phone number, address, place of residence, and/or other information as requested. Entrant may not impersonate any other person, or entity, or submit false or misleading information; Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that does so. If a Minor is selected (as determined by the laws of state, province, or country of residence), such Minor needs to obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the participant, entries shall be declared made by the authorized account holder of the Forum account submitted at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned a Forum account by and Forum service provider. The potential winners may be required to provide Square Enix with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the Forum account associated with the winning entry.

    6. SQUARE ENIX OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES

    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 upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any Entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix 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’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix’s ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.

    Entrant grants Square Enix an exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide, fully-paid up license to make any and all uses of the entry. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will have an exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide, fully-paid up license to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials that Entrant posts, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix’s rights as set forth above in this paragraph.

    7. ORIGINAL WORK OF AUTHORSHIP

    You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

    8. SQUARE ENIX INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

    You acknowledge that the products related to, and the trademark rights in, the SQUARE ENIX® marks are exclusive to Square Enix and include, but are not limited to, the rights to use, reproduce, sell, distribute, broadcast, display, and make derivative works of, without compensation to the Contest Winner.

    9. GENERAL RELEASE.

    By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release and indemnify Square Enix, its affiliates, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, vendors, and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession, misdelivery, use of, or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, misappropriation or infringement of intellectual property, whether intentional or unintentional) whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or other theory.

    IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS FURTHER AGREE TO RELEASE AND INDEMNIFY EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES DESCRIBED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH THAT MAY BE SUFFERED BY YOU.

    10. SELECTION OF PRIZE

    Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the items awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images, if any, shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.

    11. USE OF ENTRANT’S AND CONTEST WINNER’S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.

    Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest constitutes permission to use the Entrants’ and Contest Winners’ names, account names, avatars, profile images, likenesses, prize information, submissions, and/or other information in connection with the Contest or for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, Contest Winners may be required to execute a further consent to the use of their names, account names, addresses, likenesses, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. You hereby warrant and represent that you own all rights to your name, account name, avatar, profile image, and likeness connected with your entry and your FINAL FANTASY XIV or Square Enix account, and that all such materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

    12. AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE.

    As a condition of being awarded any prize, Contest Winners (and if Contest Winner is a Minor, winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver to Square Enix a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, an acceptance of these Official Contest Rules, a release of liability, and/or other agreements or releases. Square Enix may require, in its sole discretion, to have any requested documents notarized by the Contest Winner (or his or her parent or legal guardian, in the case of a Minor).

    13. WINNERS’ LIST; RULES REQUEST

    For a copy of the winners’ list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope within two (2) months of the Deadline to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Bright-Eyed Superstars Winners’ List). To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope within two (2) months of the Deadline to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: Bright-Eyed Superstars Rules Request).

    14. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

    The Contest and all accompanying Contest materials are Copyright © 2016 by Square Enix, Inc. unless otherwise indicated. All Rights Reserved.

    15. MISCELLANEOUS

    The Contest and these Official Contest Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States of America. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to change these Official Contest Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any Entrant’s participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond Square Enix’s control affect the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined in its sole discretion, incapable of running the Contest as planned at any time without any notice. Entrants who violate these Official Contest Rules, violate the terms of service of Square Enix or FINAL FANTASY XIV, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Square Enix, the Contest, any other Entrant, or any other person in each case as determined in Square Enix’s sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. Square Enix reserves the right to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Contest Rules or the Contest, please send written questions to Square Enix at the address set forth below.

    16. FORCE MAJEURE

    Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the Contest if, in Square Enix’s sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, strikes, labor disputes, war, insurrections, revolutions, terrorism, riots or other civil disturbances, earthquakes, fires, floods or other natural disasters, governmental restrictions, embargoes or other exercises of governmental authority, unavailability of supplies, components, or material, or any other cause beyond Square Enix’s control.

    17. DISCLAIMER

    Square Enix, its affiliates, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, agents, vendors, and agencies will not be responsible for any of the following: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) any telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses, or damages caused by events beyond the control of Square Enix or other participating sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

    18. AMENDMENT

    Square Enix reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions set forth herein without notice; however, the remaining terms in this Official Contest Rules remain in full force and effect, and all rights and obligations set forth herein and any amendments shall be binding upon Square Enix and the Contest Winner, should such change take place.

    19. TAXES, COSTS, AND FEES

    It is each Contest Winner’s sole responsibility to file winning prizes with the IRS or other governmental entities, should it be required by law to do so. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL TAXES, OR OTHER COSTS OR FEES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTEST WINNERS. Each Contest Winner shall consult with a professional, if necessary.

    20. NO ENTITLEMENT TO FEES

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST ENTRANTS OR CONTEST WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT (AND, IF A MINOR, HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR SQUARE ENIX’S USE OF SUCH ENTRANT’S ENTRY MATERIALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.

    21. LEGAL COMPLIANCE

    Each Entrant and Contest Winner shall comply with all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations at all times.

    22. SQUARE ENIX’S TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICY.

    By participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound and abide by Square Enix, Inc.’s Mobile and Online Terms of Service (available at http://na.square-enix.com/us/documents/tnc), Square Enix Inc.’s Privacy Policy (available at http://na.square-enix.com/us/documents/privacy), the FINAL FANTASY XIV user agreement (http://support.na.square-enix.com/ru...2&tag=users_en), the FINAL FANTASY XIV Material Usage License Agreement (http://support.na.square-enix.com/ru...la=1&tag=authc), and all other applicable policies and terms of use .

    To the extent Entrant uses any third party service in connection with the Content, Entrant agrees to be bound by and comply with all applicable terms of services, privacy policies, and other policies

    23. CONTEST SPONSOR.

    The sponsor of the Contest is Square Enix, Inc. Square Enix is a leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment content. Correspondence regarding the Contest or these Official Contest Rules may be directed to the following address:

    Square Enix, Inc.
    Attention: Final Fantasy XIV: Bright-Eyed Superstars
    999 North Sepulveda Blvd., Third Floor
    El Segundo, California 90245
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    Aya "Sicycre" Montoya - Community Team