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  1. #1
    Community Rep Kumatis's Avatar
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    We are pleased to announce that the FINAL FANTASY® XI SCREENSHOT CAPTION CONTEST has finally come for our European players to enter! The premise is fairly simple; we create a thread on the forum that features a Christmas-themed FFXI screenshot and all you need to do is post your wittiest, craziest and most hilarious comment that matches the screenshot! Other community members can then - if they so choose - click on the “Like!” button to vote for your entry. The comment with the most “Likes!” at the end of the contest wins! But don’t fret, because the comments with the 2nd and 3rd most “Likes!” will also win the 2nd and 3rd place prizes, too! Don’t be shy, give it a shot!

    Speaking of prizes, here is our
    line-up of goodies:
    • Tarutaru Figurines + FINAL FANTASY XI Original Soundtrack -PLUS- (grand prize winner)
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    • FINAL FANTASY XI Original Soundtrack -PLUS- (second place winner)
    • FINAL FANTASY Series Mascot Straps Chocobo, Moogle, Tonberry (third place winner. Winners will receive one of these three models, subject to availability. Prizes cannot be exchanged)
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    We are looking forward to all of your hilarious entries!

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    Community Rep Kumatis's Avatar
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    Contest Overview:

    • Requirements to enter:
    • Must possess an official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum Account to submit entry (This requires entrants to have an active FINAL FANTASY XI account and Square Enix account)
    • Entry is limited to residents of the UK, Germany, France and Italy only. Any entry from residents of other countries may appear on the official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum thread for the contest but will NOT be eligible to win any prize.
    • Must agree to all the official rules and regulations.
    *If entrant is a minor, the entrant’s parent or legal guardian must agree to the official rules and regulations.

    • Entry method: Download the below screenshot and using an image editing program of your choice, add a humorous caption to the image, and reply to the contest thread with the image attached.

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    • Entry period: Friday, December 9, 2011 11:00 GMT to Friday, December 23, 2011 11:00 GMT
    *Once the entry period is over, the thread will be locked making it not possible to post.
    • Image attachment method:
    1. At the bottom of the page, using the “Quick Reply” feature, click on the “Go Advanced” button.
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    2. On the following screen, click on the paperclip icon (“Attachments”) which will take you to the “Manage Attachments” screen.
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    3. On the “Manage Attachments” screen, click on the “Add Files” button located in the top right of the window.
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    4. Clicking on the “Select Files” button will allow you to locate an image on your computer to upload.
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    5. Once you’ve selected the file you wish to upload from your computer, click on the “Upload Files” button.
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    6. Once the file upload is complete, you’ll be taken back to the “Manage Attachments” window.
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    7. At the bottom of the “Manage Attachments” window, with the uploaded screenshot selected, click the “Insert Inline (1)” button. This will automatically insert the selected screenshot’s BB code into your post.
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    8. Click the “Done” button to close the “Manage Attachments” window and return to your post.
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    9. Insert a comment related to your entry into the text box and press “Submit Reply” to post.
    * This is a region specific contest and users are only allowed to make entry posts in the forum that coincides with their registered user name.

    *Limit one (1) comment (caption) per contestant.
    *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

    • Voting method: Look at the posted entries and push the “Like!” button for the ones that you think are funny.
    *It is possible to vote for multiple entries, so if you think there are more than one entry that is funny, you can vote for them all.
    *It will only be possible to vote once for a single entry.

    • Voting period: Until Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:00 GMT.
    *Once the voting period is over, the contest thread will become hidden in order to tally the votes. Once the votes are tallied, and winners announced, the contest thread will be made visible again.
    Winner announcement

    Winners will be announced on the official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012. In order to distribute prizes, once the winners are announced, the Operations Team will make contact with the winners and ask for their mail address and/or shipping information.

  3. #3
    Community Rep Kumatis's Avatar
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    Official Contest Rules


    COMPETITION IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UK, GERMANY, FRANCE AND ITALY WHO ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE ON THE DATE OF ENTRY. PROOF OF AGE AND/OR RESIDENCY MAY BE REQUIRED. WHERE YOU UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE THE NAME AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. WE MAY SEND AN E-MAIL TO YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN REQUESTING CONFIRMATION THAT THEY CONSENT TO YOUR ENTRY AND, IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE SUCH CONFIRMATION WE MAY CHOOSE NOT TO INCLUDE YOUR ENTRY IN THE CONTEST. SQUARE ENIX WILL NOT AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO RESIDE OUTSIDE OF THE UK, GERMANY, FRANCE OR ITALY. If any winner is not eligible to receive a prize the prize will be awarded to the next most popular entry. You must possess an official FFXI Forum Account to submit entry. (This requires entrants to have an active FFXI account and Square Enix account) Directors, officers, and employees of Square Enix and any of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising/promotional agencies and/or immediate family members of each are not eligible to enter. Offer void where prohibited.

    Maximum of 1 entry (image with caption) per contestant All Entrants must agree to these official rules in order to submit and receive any prize.


    The Competition period is Friday, December 9, 2011 11:00 GMT to Wednesday, January 4, 2012 11:00 GMT. The entry period ends on Friday, 23 December 2011 11:00 GMT. All entries must be received by the Closing Date to be eligible to win a prize. Square Enix will, in its sole discretion, determine the entry time, should any discrepancies of time occur.


    Eligible entrants will be eligible to win Tarutaru Figurines + FINAL FANTASY XI Original Soundtrack -PLUS- as the grand prize, FINAL FANTASY XI Original Soundtrack -PLUS- as the second prize and FINAL FANTASY Series Mascot Straps Chocobo, Moogle and Tonberry as the third prize. Winners will receive one of these three models, subject to availability. Prizes cannot be exchanged.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.

    Winner(s) will be announced on the official FINAL FANTASY XI Forum and contacted via email on January 10th 2012. Prizes will be awarded after the winner(s) has been 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 above. 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.

    As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, winner(s) may be required to provide written confirmation of their consent to the use of their name, location, likeness, and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. The use of an entry, commentary regarding an entry, timing and location of any announcement regarding the Competition or any entry, and all other matters concerning the Competition will be decided upon by Square Enix in its sole discretion. Please refer to Square Enix’s Privacy Policy at for more information.


    The Competition and all accompanying Competition materials are Copyright © 2011 by Square Enix Limited All Rights Reserved.

    All entrants, including any entrant not eligible to be awarded a prize for any reason, agree that their entry may be used by Square Enix in connection with the Contest and after the conclusion of the Contest in its sole discretion and without further obligation to give any credit or make any payment to the entrant.


    The Competition and these Competition Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of England and Wales. Entrants agree to be bound by these Competition Rules and by the decisions of Square Enix, which are final and binding in all respects. Square Enix reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Competition or any Entrant’s participation in the Competition should viruses, bugs, unauthorised human intervention, or other causes beyond Square Enix’s control affect the administration, security, or proper running of the Competition or Square Enix otherwise becomes, as determined in its sole discretion, incapable of running the Competition as planned. Entrants who violate these Competition Rules, tamper with the operation of the Competition, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental to Square Enix, the Competition, or any other Entrant, in each case as determined in Square Enix’s sole discretion, are subject to disqualification from entry into the Competition.


    Square Enix reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the competition if, in Square Enix’s sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, strikes, labour 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 of entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Competition disruptions 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 Competition.

    After you have read over and agreed to all of the above rules and regulations, please post your entries in this thread.

  4. #4
    Community Rep Sasunaich's Avatar
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    Dear players,

    the deadline of the entry period for our FINAL FANTASY XI Screenshot Caption Contest (EU) is approaching fast so don't wait too long if you want to have one of the smilebringer's shiny prizes.
    Speaking about prizes...It came to our attention that some of you are worried about the number of prizes available for each language forum. Rest assured that we have 3 prizes for each language category, so feel free to post in your own language's thread.

    Also don't forget to vote for your favourite entries while you are at it and help the smilebringers to bring happiness to our participants.