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    Ogre Pumpkin Carve Off Contest (NA)

    We're challenging adventurers around the realm to carve or decorate an Ogre Pumpkin in the theme of FINAL FANTASY XIV to join us in celebration of All Saints' Wake! During an event filled to the brim with mischief, mystery, witches, and wailing spirits—will you offer us a treat, or a terrible trick?

    Heroes who display their artistic prowess will be rewarded with some sweet treats as well. So sharpen your daggers, swords, and greatswords because it’s time to get carving! (Sorry botanists!) Can’t carve to save your life? Don’t worry, we have a separate category for our artists out there!

    Contest Entry Period
    Monday, October 23, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

    Theme
    Carve a FINAL FANTASY XIV-themed design on a pumpkin or draw one on our ogre pumpkin template!

    Prizes
    Square Enix will select six grand prize winners (three from each category) from the North America region from qualifying entries. Each grand prize winner shall receive each of the following prizes:

    One (1) in-game item of the winner’s choice from the selection below:
    • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
    • Ahriman Choker
    • Mandragora Choker
    • Bluebird Earring
    • Noble Barding


    One (1) set of three (3) TAITO figurines of the following characters:
    • Thancred
    • Haurchefant
    • Tataru
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    Square Enix will select 44 runner-up prize winners (22 from each category) from the North America region from qualifying entries. Each runner-up prize winner shall receive the following prize:

    One (1) in-game item of the winner’s choice from the selection below:
    • Scarf of Wondrous Wit
    • Ahriman Choker
    • Mandragora Choker
    • Bluebird Earring
    • Noble Barding
    *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 an image in one of the following categories:

    2A. Carving Category
    The digital image must clearly depict a pumpkin with your carving design.
    Please feel free to take a picture of your pumpkin as is or when it's lit up!

    2B. Drawing Category
    The digital image must clearly depict your hand-drawn artwork on the template provided here.
    Any method of capturing the image (scan of an ink drawing, tablet drawn, photograph, etc.) is acceptable as long as the image is clear and non-blurry.

    3. Entries must include the entrant’s character name, World name, date (month, day, and year), and title of the creation somewhere within the image.

    4. We highly recommend uploading your images using the "File Management" feature on the Lodestone. Instructions to do so can be found here.

    You may practice submitting and formatting your post in the practice/discussion thread here.

    Once you are ready, please submit your screenshot in the appropriate entry thread:
    Carving Category | Drawing Category

    Be sure to include the following information in your forum post:
    1. Your image.
    2. A short caption.
    3. Your character's name and World name.
    4. 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:
    • One (1) entry per person. Subsequent entries by players who have already posted an entry will not be considered after the first.
    • Entries must have been created for this contest. Previously created items cannot be used to enter.
    • 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).
    • Normal forum rules apply to all posts within the contest thread.
    • 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 November 10, 2017.


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

    OGRE PUMPKIN CARVE OFF CONTEST (THE "PROMOTION") OFFICIAL RULES

    KEY RULES


    A. Official Rules: The Official Rules for this Promotion consist of both (i) these key rules summarizing the important rules for participating in the Promotion (the “Key Rules”) 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, 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 October 23, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. (Pacific Time) and November 3, 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:
    Create a piece of FINAL FANTASY XIV-themed artwork in either the carving category (i.e., carve an image into a pumpkin) or the drawing category (i.e., hand draw artwork on the template provided here).

    Step Two:
    Create a digital image of your artwork (the “Image”). The Image must include the entrant’s character name, World name, date (month, day, and year), and title of the creation somewhere within the image.

    Step Three:
    Submit the Image in the appropriate entry post in the Final Fantasy XIV forum and include the following information in your Forum post:
    1. The Image
    2. A short caption for the Image
    3. The character name and world of the player in the Image
    4. 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 their entry.

    Additional Rules:
    • Entries may not be edited after submission.
    • Entries must have been created for this contest.
    • Prospective contestants must have a North America Square Enix Account to enter.
    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 North American Community Team will select winners based on creativity, humor, originality, and overall execution according to the criteria listed above.
    G. Prize(s): Square Enix will select six (6) grand prize winners (three (3) from the Drawing Category and three (3) from the Carving Category from the North America region from qualifying entries.
    Each grand prize winner shall receive each of the following prizes:
    • One (1) set of three (3) TAITO figurines of the following characters: Thancred, Haurchefant, and Tataru (approximate retail value of $52.50 USD)
    • One (1) Spriggan Coin Bank (approximate retail value of $24.99 USD)
    • One (1) in-game item of the winner’s choice from the selection below:
    • 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)
    Square Enix will select forty four (44) runner-up prize winners. Twenty two (22) from the Drawing Category and twenty two (22) from the Carving Category from the North America region from qualifying entries. Each runner-up prize winner shall receive the following prize:
    • One (1) in-game item of the winner’s choice from the selection below:
    • 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, the Sponsor shall choose an in-game item for him/her.

    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: Sponsor, or Sponsor’s designee, will notify Winner(s) by or about November 10, 2017 by a forum post of the list of winners and in-game mail.

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

    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. TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST HAVE LEGALLY ACQUIRED ACCESS TO FINAL FANTASY XIV PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH OF THE PROMOTION.

    KEY RULES POSTED ON OCTOBER 23, 2017.
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