The brave and majestic steed that’s always been at your side, ready to help at the blow of your whistle – of course, we speak of the mighty chocobo! These trusty companions endure quite a bit of hardships on a daily basis; riding through dangerous landscapes, dashing through hordes of monsters, avoiding treacherous falls, and all the while carrying you and your stuffed-to-bursting inventory around! It’s about time adventurers pay some homage to these friendly domesticated creatures of Eorzea. We call upon the adventurers around the world to, using the medium of your choice, create an artistic rendition of a chocobo. It can be a drawing, a delectable dessert, a hand-crafted piece of art -- the sky is the limit, so be creative and get to wark!
Friday, January 25, 2013 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, February 24, 2013 7:00 p.m.
How to Enter
Take a picture of your work (drawing, food, clothes, sewed stuffed animal, etc.) and post it as a reply to this thread.
*One entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted.
*Entries utilizing FINAL FANTASY XIV graphics or other in-game resources will be disqualified.
Picture Resolution: The height and width can be no larger than 1024 pixels each.
Picture Format: JPG or PNG
*The entry must be an original work that was created specifically for this contest.
* A picture may not be accepted if its resolution or aspect ratio deviates greatly from the above.
Please include the following in your forum post:
The FFXIV Development and Operations Team will select 10 of the best entries based on overall creativity.
- Entry title (within 25 characters)
- Comment about your entry (up to 50 characters)
*Please note that the above will be posted publicly.
- 10 winners: FFXIV A Realm Reborn postcard set
*Prizes will be sent to the address used when registering your Square Enix Account
*Winners will be selected globally, and there is a chance that entries from North America are not chosen.
- ENTRY REQUIREMENTS; ELIGIBILITY
- This is an Internet-only contest.
- Entrant (or if a Minor, entrant’s parent or legal guardian) must agree to these official rules.
- Entrant must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada (excluding Quebec) and must be 13 years old or older. Only entries from valid North American Square Enix Accounts will be accepted.
- Must possess an official FFXIV Forum Account to submit entry. (This requires entrants to have an active FFXIV account and Square Enix account)
- Go to (add link to entry thread here) for official entry.
- Post a picture of the chocobo that you created and include a short comment about it as a reply to this thread.
- Winners will be selected and announced on the official FFXIV Forum page and on the Lodestone on or about March 10, 2013.
- Limit one (1) entry (image) per contestant.
- Contest starts on January 25, 2013 (12:01am Pacific Time) and ends on February 24, 2013 (7:00pm Pacific Time); all comments/images must be posted by February 24, 2013 (7:00pm Pacific Time).
* 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. 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
- Winners will be selected by the FFXIV Development and Operations Team based on creativity.
- Winners will be announced on or about March 10, 2013 on the official FFXIV Forum page and on the Lodestone. The winners will be contacted by a support agent who will confirm their character information for prize delivery.
- A total of ten (10) winners will be selected globally.
*There is a possibility that no winners are chosen from the North America region.
- Ten winners (1 per each winner-10 total): FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn postcard set (approximate retail value $20.00)
IMPORTANT! Please read these rules before entering the FINAL FANTASY® XIV CHOCOBOS RULE THE WORLD (the "Contest"). By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.
Official Contest Rules
CONTEST OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) OVER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE AREAS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND SQUARE ENIX RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO CONTESTANTS WHO RESIDE IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS. If you are under the legal age of majority in your state 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, entries must be completed and received by Square Enix in the format designated below. Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate family members of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Offer void where prohibited.
2. CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest period is from January 25, 2013 at 12:01am to February 24, 2013 at 7:00pm. (Pacific Time) (the "Deadline"). All images must be posted by the Deadline. Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the valid and official entry time, should any discrepancies of time occur.
Eligible contestants will be eligible to win the prizes described in the summary above.
Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Winners will be announced on or about March 10, 2013. Prizes will be awarded within two weeks after winners are announced. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Square Enix reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize listed in the table above. Prizes won by a Minor (as determined by the laws of the contestant's state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. 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.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONTEST WINNERS BE ENTITLED TO ANY FEE, ROYALTY, OR OTHER COMPENSATION OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE CONTEST. BY ENTERING, EACH CONTESTANT (AND, IF A MINOR, HIS OR HER PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR SQUARE ENIX'S USE OF SUCH CONTESTANT'S ENTRY MATERIALS (AS DEFINED BELOW) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES.
4. 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 contestant. 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 may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.
5. 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) other than the fact that all intellectual property embodied in and related to the FINAL FANTASY ® XIV game, including all copyrighted works and trademarks and derivative works thereof, are the exclusive property of Square Enix, 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.
6. GENERAL RELEASE
By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a Minor, your parents or legal guardians) release Square Enix, other participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, 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, or use of 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, 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 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.
7. SELECTION OF PRIZE
Actual model, color, accessories, and features of the gaming-related merchandise awarded as prizes shall be selected by Square Enix in its sole discretion and may vary from photos or images shown in the Contest materials and advertising including the Square Enix web site.
8. USE OF WINNER'S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.
Except where prohibited by law, entry into the contest constitutes permission to use the winners' names, addresses, likenesses, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winners may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.
9. AFFIDAVIT & RELEASE
As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners (and if 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 and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and release of liability.
10. WINNER'S LIST; RULES REQUEST
For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self addressed, business size envelope after March 10, 2013 and before April 10, 2013 to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: FFXIV Chocobos Rule the World Contest Winners List). To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self addressed business size envelope to Square Enix at the address listed below (Attention: FFXIV Chocobos Rule the World Contest Rules Request).
11. COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The Contest and all accompanying Contest materials are Copyright © 2013 by Square Enix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The Contest and these Official Contest Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Contestants 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 contestant'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. Contestants who violate these Official Contest Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Square Enix, the Contest, or any other contestant, 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.
13. 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.
Square Enix, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) 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.
15. 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: FFXIV Chocobos Rule the World
999 North Sepulveda Blvd., Third Floor
El Segundo, California 90245
After you have read over and agreed to all of the above rules and regulations, please post your entries in this thread.