Spring is a time for growth and renewal, much like the rebirth of Eorzea. However, we must still be mindful of past traditions, and now comes the season of Hatching-tide—a festive celebration in which people paint beautifully colored eggs to pay homage to the Twelve.
And so, in the spirit of the season, we beseech adventurers to participate. Using an egg as your canvas, create a piece of FINAL FANTASY XIV art for a chance to win an exclusive FFXIV: A Realm Reborn postcard set!
Wednesday, March 15, 2013 3:30 a.m. to Monday, April 1, 2013 1:01 a.m.
How to Enter
Take a picture of your decorated egg and post it as a reply to the entry thread.
*One entry per person. If multiple entries are posted, only the first one submitted will be accepted.
Picture Resolution: No larger than 1024x1024 pixels.
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 note that some image hosting websites such as Flickr will delete images when an account is inactive for a certain amount of time, so make sure to verify this when choosing a site to host your entry image.
Please include the following in your forum post:
The FFXIV Development and Operations Team will select 3 of the best entries based on overall creativity on or around Friday, April 12, 2013 and announce the winners on the forums.
- Entry title (within 25 characters)
- Comment about your entry (up to 50 characters)
*Please note that the above will be posted publicly.
How to empty an egg:
- Put cellophane tape on the top and bottom of the egg.
- With a drill or other tool, poke a hole in the top portion where tape has been placed for both ends, and drain out the liquid.
- By blowing air through one of the holes, the rest of the liquid will come out of the other end.
- Make sure to have a plate available as the liquid might come out quickly.
- Rinse out the egg with water and let it dry.
- Start to decorate your egg!
- 3 winners will each receive a 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.
1. 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 http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/61276 for official entry.
- Post a picture of the egg that you decorated and include a short comment about it as a reply to the entry thread.
- Winners will be selected and announced on the official FFXIV Forum page and on the Lodestone on or about April 12, 2013.
- 8. Limit one (1) entry (image) per contestant.
- 9. Contest starts on March 15, 2013 (1:01am Pacific Time) and ends on April 1, 2013 (1:01am Pacific Time); all comments/images must be posted by April 1, 2013 (1:01am 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 April 12, 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 three (3) winners will be selected globally.
*There is a possibility that no winners are chosen from the North America region.
- Three winners will each receive a FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn postcard set (approximate retail value $20.00)