I just got permission from our legal department to make some changes to the rules. The affected sections are Eligibility & Prizing. We have opened Eligibility up to all regions, but because of this and we will not be able to ship out physical merchandise. Winners will only get MaplePoints.
I will continue to work with our legal department moving forward to make more sets of rules to accommodate all the wonderful new people we have taken up.
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Winner Selection: After the Promotion Period has ended, Sponsor will select a qualified judge or panel of qualified judges to judge all eligible artwork according to the following criteria:
Originality and creativity – 50%
Fit of the item in the MapleStory Universe –30%
Anticipated entertainment value – 20%
The judge(s) will select ten (10) potential prize winners from among all eligible entrants using the judging criteria noted above. The potential winners will be notified after the date of selection at his/her email address listed in the entrant’s Steam account (or other means of communication as Sponsor may select). The potential prize winners may be asked to submit additional personal information in order to confirm eligibility and award the prize. Potential prize winners may also be asked to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility or Declaration of Compliance (as may be applicable given the location of the potential prize winner) unless this is prohibited by law. If the potential winners cannot be contacted, fails to respond to the notification within the required time period (if applicable), or fails to sign and return the Affidavit or Declaration within the required time period (if applicable), he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate potential winner to be chosen based upon the winner selection criteria described in this Section.
Prizes: Once confirmed, the prize winners will receive the following, depending on which prize they win:
Grand Prize Winner – the Grand Prize Winner will receive 200,000 MaplePoints.
Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Prize Winner – the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Prize Winner will receive 100,000 MaplePoints
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Prize Winner – the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Prize Winner will receive 50,000 MaplePoints
Limit one (1) prize per person or Steam account. Credits, skins or other prizes are in-game items and have no cash value. No cash or other substitution is allowed except by the Sponsor who may substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. A prize (or part thereof) is not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. The winners are responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Winners will be responsible for payment and reporting of all applicable taxes associated with the receipt and usage of a prize. Sponsor may report the receipt of any prize to the appropriate federal, state, or local taxing agency(ies). Please allow at least thirty (30) days from completion of the judging process for the in-game prizes to be reflected in the winners’ accounts.
Warranties and Representations: By submitting artwork, each entrant warrants and represents that:
the artwork is original to the entrant;
the artwork does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity, or any other rights of any third party;
the artwork does not violate any law, regulation, or any provision of these Official Rules;
the artwork has not previously been entered in any other contest or promotion;
the artwork has not been previously published in any medium;
the entrant has read and understands these Official Rules;
at all times the entrant have complied fully with these Official Rules; and
the entrant will continue to comply in full with these Official Rules until the Promotion has been completed
Indemnification: By entering, entrants agree to defend, indemnify and otherwise hold Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, and the agents, officers, directors, and employees of each (collectively the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability of any nature whatsoever arising out of or relating to:
any technical errors that may prevent entrants from participating in any way;
unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion;
errors in the administration of the Promotion; and
injury, death or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize, including any such claim by the Released Parties’ employees or any third parties.
Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, all entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Los Angeles County, California, United States of America. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.
General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) award the prizes from among the submissions received up to the time of the impairment. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Promotion is void where prohibited.
Winners List: The winners will be announced by Sponsor on the Thread page no later than thirty (30) days after all winners have been confirmed.