Stormblood added some great new features to everyone’s favorite screenshot companion: Group Pose! In celebration of these new features, we’d like to issue our Warriors of Light a bit of a challenge.

Use the Group Pose feature to capture your favorite battle action or ability in a stunning screenshot! 50 winners will receive an in-game item prize, and from those, three Grand Prize winners will be selected to win a prize package including three FINAL FANTASY XIV Taito figurines! Your skills in battle are tried and true, heroes. But can you capture the heat of the moment? It’s time for lights… camera… and… action!


Contest Entry Period
Monday, July 03, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) to Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Theme
Take a screenshot of yourself showing off your favorite action or ability utilizing the new features to the group pose function!

Prizes
Square Enix will select 50 winners from the North America region from qualifying entries and award winners 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, Square Enix will select three (3) Grand Prize winners and shall award each one a set of three TAITO figurines of the following characters:
  • Y’shtola
  • Thancred
  • Nutkin

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These will be included in addition to their choice of one (1) in-game item.

*Please note that prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account of the players who enter the contest.

How to Enter
  1. Submit a screenshot that contains the following: One (1) player within a single screenshot.
  2. The screenshot must depict a character making use of actions and abilities.
  3. 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.
  4. We also encourage you to vary 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.
  • Your character’s name.
  • Your 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 maximum of one (1) player only.
  • 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.
  • Entries cannot be edited after submission.
  • 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.

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 July 26, 2017.



For full terms and conditions, please see the Official Rules below.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: AND… ACTION CONTEST (THE “PROMOTION”) OFFICIAL RULES

KEY RULES

A. Official Rules: The Official Rules for this Promotion consist of both (i) this document (the “Key Rules”), which contains the key rules governing the Promotion, and (ii) the Additional Promotion Official Rules (“Additional Rules”) applicable to your place of legal residence. Please review the Additional Rules at the following URL:
B. Territories: This Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in one (1) of the following countries/territories at the date and time of entry (the “Promotion Jurisdiction”):
  • The fifty (50) states of the United States of America (excluding Arizona), the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
  • Canada, excluding Quebec.

C. Age Limit: This Promotion is open only to individuals 13 years of age or older at the date and time of entry.

D. Entry Period: You may enter the Promotion only between July 03, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) and July 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) (the “Entry Period”).

E. Entry Procedure and Limitations: In order to enter the Promotion, you must complete the following steps during the Entry Period:
Step One:
  1. Create a screenshot (“Screenshot”) of one (1) player making use of actions and/or abilities.
  2. You are encouraged to use the new /grouppose command features to get the proper camera angles and camera effects for the Screenshots.
  3. You are encouraged to vary camera angles, levels, distance, and terrain for originality in composition.
Step Two:

Submit the Screenshot in the entry thread posted on the OFFICIAL ENTRY THREAD in the Final Fantasy XIV forum and include the following information in your Forum post:
  • The Screenshot.
  • A short caption describing the Screenshot.
  • The character name of the player in the Screenshot.
  • Your selection from the available prizes:
  • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
  • Ahriman Choker
  • Mandragora Choker
  • Bluebird Earring
  • Noble Barding
  • You must not include any additional personal information in your 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.
F. Winner Selection: The Sponsor, or Sponsor’s designee, shall select fifty (50) winners from among all entries using the following methodology:
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 “Winner”).

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”).
G. Prize(s): 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)
If the Winner does not choose an in-game item, Sponsor shall choose an in-game item for him/her.
Each Grand Prize Winner shall also receive the following prize:
  • One (1) set of TAITO figurines of the following characters: Y’shotla, Thancred, and a Nutkin (approximate retail value of $52.50 USD)

All in-game prizes will be delivered to the characters listed in the entry. Prizes are transferable only to characters under the same service account as the Winner.
H. Winner Notification and Prize Deliver: Winner(s) will be notified by or about July 26, 2017. Sponsor shall ship the prizes to Winners within approximately one (1) month of the Deadline.

I. Sponsor: The sponsor of this Promotion is Square Enix, Inc.

J. Other Details: You must have an active Final Fantasy XIV account for the North American region to enter.

By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound and abide by these Key Rules and the Additional Rules applicable to your place of legal residence, and you represent that you satisfy all eligibility requirements to enter the Promotion.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST HAVE LEGALLY ACQUIRED ACCESS TO FINAL FANTASY XIV PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH OF THE PROMOTION.

RULES POSTED ON JULY 3, 2017.