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Unleash Your Creativity In The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Fan Art Contest!

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

Congratulations to the following winners of the fan art contest, you will be contacted via email this week with prize collection details.

1st Place: Sandara Tang

2nd Place: Jason Wang

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3rd Place: Susan Leigh

Consolation Prizes:

World of Warcraft (WoW) has established itself as a beloved MMORPG title along the years – and rightly so, given the team’s constant dedication to releasing new content as part of its ongoing 14-year journey in the gaming community.

Following in the footsteps of its last live expansion in 2016, Legion, the upcoming Battle for Azeroth pack is set immediately after the events of its predecessor, and delves back to the heart of the never-ending conflict between the Alliance and Horde. With its official launch on August 14, 2018, fans have got some waiting to do, but that’s not stopping the more enthusiastic individuals from trying their hands at obtaining the beta keys issued by both the team themselves, and other partners.

That’s definitely one course of action to declare your love for the game – technical-wise, at least. On the artistic side of things, it’d be another form of expression, and what better way to have the best of both worlds (art and WoW than a fanart contest?

A joint collaboration between Blizzard SEA and Geek Culture, the Battle for Azeroth Fan Art Contest invites passionate individuals to unleash their creativity, with the following theme in mind – Battle for Azeroth: Horde vs Alliance.

There’s no limitation set upon the number of entries, though participation is only open to residents of Singapore. The submission guidelines are as follows:

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  • Any style can be used to produce your fanart, and both hand- and digitally-drawn methods are accepted.
  • Artwork is to be submitted in either JPG or PNG format, with the file size to be below 3MB.
  • The size of artwork should not be smaller than 600px on the shorter end, with quality being 72dpi and above.
  • Artwork is to be created in RGB mode, after which the original AI/PSD files should be retained.
  • Prize winners will be asked to provide the working files after the winner announcement has been made.

The submission period will span from 5 to 26 July 2018, and close at 23:59hrs on the last day. Winners are to be announced on 29 July 2018, with the following prizes up for grabs:

  • 1st Place (1 winner):
    WOW: Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition + Swag Bag + Invite to Battle for Azeroth Community Launch Event
  • 2nd Place (1 winner):
    WOW: Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition + 1 random loot from the Swag Bag + Invite to Battle for Azeroth Community Launch Event
  • 3rd Place (1 winner):
    WOW: Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition + 1 random loot from the Swag Bag + Invite to Battle for Azeroth Community Launch Event
  • Consolation Prizes (7 winners): Invite to Battle for Azeroth Community Launch Event

To participate, do take note to submit your artwork to the form below, alongside your personal details and the concept of your creation. It’s also recommended to send in fan work during the earlier days of the contest, so that it stands a higher chance of being featured on the World of Warcraft Facebook page. Of course, all submissions must be original, and not contain any illegal, defamatory, exaggerated, obscene, pornographic and other inappropriate content.

PLEASE READ RULES AND REGULATIONS BEFORE PARTICIPATING.

GLHF, and go wild with your imagination, troopers; we wish you all the best!


Your Personal Particulars


Your Submission

File to be in JPG/PNG format, and file size to be below 3MB

File to be in JPG/PNG format, and file size to be below 3MB.


1. Contest Eligibility

- We welcome all passionate artists.
- No limitation in the number of entries.
- The entries must be original and the participants must own the copyright.
- This contest is open only to residents of Singapore , and if you are under the age of a legal adult in your country of residence, one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these contest rules on behalf of you and your parent(s). Directors, officers and employees of Organiser and/or Co-Organiser, its parent, and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited. In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail address from which the e-mail was sent.

2. Disclaimer

Organiser, all participating sponsors/Co-Organisers 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 Organiser; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest.

3. Contest Time and Dates

- Submission period: 5 to 26 July 2018
- Winner announcement: 29 July 2018

4. Contest Theme and Rules

- Theme: Battle for Azeroth: Horde vs Alliance
- Battle for Azeroth Trailer
- Battle for Azeroth Website

5. Submission Guidelines

- You are free to use any style to produce your fanart. Both hand drawn or digitally drawn methods are accepted
- Please submit your artwork in either JPG or PNG format, file size to be below 3MB
- Size of artwork: Your artwork should not be smaller than 600px on the shorter end and quality must be 72dpi and above
- Please create artwork in RGB mode and retain the original AI / PSD files
- Prize winners will be asked to provide the working files after the winner announcement has been made

6. How to Participate

- Submit your artwork to our contest website and fill in your personal details and the concept of creation along with your submission
- All submissions will be vetted. Entrants will not be informed if their artwork fails the vetting process
- Submissions must not violate the rules of this contest or related laws, and should not contain any illegal, defamatory, exaggerated, obscene, pornographic and other inappropriate content.

7. Judging Criteria

Winners shall be chosen by Organiser at its sole discretion based on:
- Visual presentation – 40%
- Adhering to theme – 30%
- Ability to express the special characteristics of World of Warcraft characters – 30%

8. Judging Process

- Eligibility checking and initial judging phase: 26-27 July 2018
- Consolidation of scores will take place on 28 July 2018 and the winners will be announced on 29 July 2018

9. Prizes

- 1st place (1 winner): Collector’s Edition + Swag bag + Invite to Battle For Azeroth Community Launch Event
- 2nd place (1 winner): Collector’s Edition + 1 Swag + Invite to Battle For Azeroth Community Launch Event
- 3rd place (1 winner): Collector’s Edition + 1 Swag + Invite to Battle For Azeroth Community Launch Event
- Consolation prizes (7 winners): Invite to Battle For Azeroth Community Launch Event

ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL TAXES AND CUSTOMS DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER Prizes will be awarded. Winners must execute an affidavit of eligibility before they can receive their Prize(s). Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Organiser reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per household or address. The winner shall provide an identity document for the Organiser to file taxes. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

10. Judgement Announcement

Organisers will announce the winners of the Fanart contest on the contest website by 29 July 2018.

11. Things to Note

a. To ensure your eligibility, please submit your entry one day before the deadline. The Organiser will refer to the e-mail receipt time in the back-end of the system and send an e-mail to confirm successful submission of the entry. If there are any submission problems, please send a screenshot to the customer service mailbox before the deadline ([email protected]; the e-mail receipt time shall prevail). To guarantee the justice and fairness of the contest, if the submission fails due to the deadline passing and the customer service mailbox has not received e-mail before 16:00 on July 22, 2018, the Organiser will not accept the entry and the entrant will take full risks and responsibility.
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b. Every entrant is limited to one prize. The actual number of prize winners depends on the quality of the entries reviewed by the judges, and any absence, reduction, or addition of prize winners is acceptable if necessary.

c. All entries shall be new artwork not previously displayed or released to the public media. Plagiarism and counterfeiting are prohibited. If the Organiser discovers any violation against the rules listed, the entry will be disqualified and the prizes that have been granted will be recovered and announced to be disqualified. The entrant will take full responsibility for the loss of the third party’s rights, if any, and shall not make any objections.

d. You hereby agree that in consideration of your being allowed the chance to enter the contest and for Organiser to consider you as a possible winner of this contest, you hereby agree that all materials that you submit to Organiser, including, but not limited to, any artwork, computer code, graphic designs, design concepts, as well as any form of ‘original work of authorship’ which you create and submit to Organiser to enter this contest (collectively the “Entry Materials”), shall become the sole and exclusive property of Organiser. Note that this assignment of your ownership rights includes any “moral rights” that you may have otherwise had in the submission. If you are reported for violating other’s copyright, patent, or other rights, you shall take full responsibility.

e. You hereby warrant and represent that (a) you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) 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.

f. The Entry Materials include a survey that requires you to enter your name, e-mail address, cell phone number. If any of the above-mentioned information is missing, the entry is deemed disqualified without prior notification. Whether accepted or not, the entry will not be returned. By entering the contest, you consent to Organiser and/or Co-Organiser's use of this information to associate your name with your submission in promotional materials for the contest in the event that you are chosen to be a winner. Organiser and/ or Co-Organiser will collect, store and use information collected in connection with this Contest in accordance with Blizzard’s online privacy policy (the “Blizzard Online Privacy Policy”) for the applicable region below. By accepting these contest rules, each entrant also agrees to the terms of the Blizzard Online Privacy Policy.

g. By entering the contest, you release Organiser, participating sponsors/Co-Organisers 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, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use 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.

h. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners will be required to execute and deliver to Organiser a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these official rules and a release of liability.

i. Entries involving, depicting or promoting pornography, unacceptable violence, or violation of public order, or resulting in harm to the Organiser’s image or reputation, will be removed and disqualified by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to refer any such illegal activities to the proer authorities and the perpetrator may be subject to criminal or civil fines, including any actionable damages to the Organiser.

j. The entrant will be disqualified and prizes will be recovered if any violation against the requirements hereunder. Where money is granted as an award, it will be recovered in accordance with applicable law.

k. The entrant shall preserve retain a copy of the entry and may be required to provide the Organiser with an electronic file as a requirement of receiving the application for further operations after the winning of the prize.

l. If, and only if, any rights to the entries are unable to be assigned or transferred to Organiser as provided hereunder whether as a result of applicable law or legal interpretation by an adjudicative body of competent jurisdiction or otherwise. The Organiser shall be granted a royalty free, perpetual, worldwide license to the copyrights of all entries that win prizes and has the right to display, modify, reproduce, print, develop, and sell them and to sublicense such rights to third parties. The prize winners shall not transfer the copyright of the entry to a third party without permission from Organiser. Otherwise, the Organiser may rescind the award and recover all prizes, awards, statuette awards, and certificates. The entrant shall also be liable for any damages suffered by Organiser for loss of business and reputation.

m. Prize-winner shall inform the Organiser his/her personal information before 2300hrs on Aug 3 2018. If the prize-winner fails to response, it will be deemed that he/she waives the right to the prize.

n. An entrant who finishes registration is considered to fully understand the provisions of the contest rules and will follow the rules described above.

o. The actual number of selected artworks will be adjusted by the actual on-line submissions.

p. The Organiser reserves all rights to modify or supplement any unmentioned matters regarding this rule. If there is any modification or update, it shall be governed by the announcement of this Website, the Organiser will not inform separately.

q. The contest and these official rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of Taiwan. Entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and by the decisions of Organiser, which are final and binding in all respects. Organiser reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, if circumstances beyond its control (which could not be reasonably foreseeable at the time of this contest and which could not be avoided by appropriate means) make this unavoidable and to suspend or cancel the contest or any entrant's participation in the contest. Should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Organiser 's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the contest or Organiser otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the contest as planned. Entrants who violate these official rules, tamper with the operation of the contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Organiser, the contest or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Organiser's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the contest. Organiser reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the contest. The Organiser reserves the right to modify, change, or suspend the contest. Any other information will be based on the Organiser’s regulations or explanations. The Organiser will announce supplements, if any, at any time if necessary. The entrant agrees to be bound by the contest official rules, Blizzard Online Privacy Policy, and fan art submissions policies at the time when participating in the contest.


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