Hard Boiled Brood: “Dragon” Egg Decoration Contest!

Posted by on 17 April 2012

Greetings, Ascended!

From the fires of Mount Carcera Maelforge and Laethys’ minions work tirelessly to hatch their plan, through their union they will raise a mighty brood  and their young shall consume all the world in flame. Our situation, however, is much less dire – instead of burning and pillaging Telara we’re challenging you to use your “dragon” eggs in a more constructive way – decorate them!

With the imminent arrival of Infernal Dawn and spring-time  upon us (in the Northern Hemisphere anyhow) we thought what better way to celebrate than with some seasonal egg decoration!

Now what’s this all about?

Show us your egg-cellent skills when it comes to egg decoration! Post a picture of an egg-straordinary egg, lovingly decorated in the only way a true RIFT player knows – egg-streme! Ok, we’ll leave the egg puns aside now, promise.

What’s in it for you?

Finalists will all be rewarded with Cookie, the bogling chef – a rare pet only obtainable through community events! But in addition to that, the top three world-wide will receive a signed and matted print of concept art from Infernal Dawn – how cool is that?!

So what do you have to do?

It’s easy:

  • Paint an egg of your choice with anything RIFT related
  • Snap a photo of it and post it in the official contest thread on our official forums (linked below).

Of course, there’s a hitch – it has to be a real egg, which means that at some point an animal must have laid it. This could have been a chicken, duck, ostrich or even a dinosaur if you so fancy it, but it must be a real egg. And this egg also has to be painted for real – no laser etching, no printed adhesives, no photoshopping or other digital means. Only good old dye baths, paint and/or ink. Are you up to the challenge?

Submit Your Egg-cellent Creation Here By April 23rd, 2012!

Is fairness guaranteed?

Of course it is! Right after the entry period ended, a committee of able art critics will get together in a conference call to critically acclaim your works in terms of creativity, passion/energy, presentation and RIFT look and feel. This committee will consist of:

  • James “Elrar” Nichols, English CM
  • Michael “Yakkah” Servotte, French CM
  • Hergen “Kahuna” Thaens, German CM
  • Amanda “Amary” Fry, Corgy Afficionado
  • Various members of the development team

So, what are you waiting for? You only have one week to get crackin! And lastly, below you’ll the boring but necessary legal brouhahaha.

Grand Prize – Signed & Matted Prints of Art from Infernal Dawn

Images used for example only, actual prints will be based on their original file. The third print (not shown) includes Laethys in her transformed stage.

RIFT Egg Decoration

Official Rules and Conditions

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 

The RIFT Egg Decoration Contest (the “Contest”) is organized by Trion Worlds, Inc., who is identified in more detail in Provision 11 herein (the “Sponsor” or “Trion”).

1. DURATION. The Contest begins at 8:00am PDT April 17, 2012 (the “Start Date”) and ends at 5:00pm local time PDT April 23, 2012 (the “Deadline”).

2. ENTRY.  Participants in the Contest will decorate an egg and submit a photograph of the egg to Sponsor for judging.  To participate in the Contest, entrants must:

  • Decorate a real egg (i.e. chicken, duck, ostrich) by hand using food coloring/water bath, paint, or ink. Use of digital means to decorate the egg, i.e. printable adhesives and Photoshop® is prohibited.
  • Take a photo of the egg.  ONLY PHOTOGRAPH THE EGG.  DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH ANYONE OR ANYTHING ELSE.
  • Post the image on the official RIFT Polls & Contests Forum (http://forums.riftgame.com/official-rift-news/polls-contests/). A new thread will be created for this Contest.
  • No more than one (1) entry per person, e-mail address, or physical address.

 

All submitted photographs must adhere to the following guidelines:

 

Technical: 

 

  • The photograph must be consistent with the ESRB’s “T” rating issued to Trion for RIFT.
  • The photograph be submitted in a digital format (JPG, JPEG, PNG, or GIF) and may not exceed 5MB in size.
  • The photograph cannot have been altered in any way, including, without limitation, through Photoshop®.
  • The photograph cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.

 

Content:

 

  • The photograph must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The photograph must not disparage Sponsor, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;
  • The photograph must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those of the RIFT universe;
  • The photograph must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The photograph must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • The photograph must not make any political statements or any statement in opposition to any government or regime; and
  • The photograph must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where photograph is created.

 

Photographs that comply with the above guidelines will be referred to as “Entries.”  You may only submit one (1) Entry.   Entries that do not conform to these Official Rules and Conditions will not be accepted.

 

Entries generated by any means that violate Trion’s Terms of Use, Privacy Policy or RIFT End User License Agreement are void.  Uploading an Entry constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Submission in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes, except where prohibited by law.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Entries; all of which will be void.

 

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant associated with an Entry, and in the absence of convincing evidence to the contrary, as determined by Sponsor, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the email address used to register for the RIFT account by an Internet Service Provider.  Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

 

By submitting an Entry, You accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Conditions, and consent to Trion’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Official RIFT Community Code of Conduct as posted on http://www.trionworlds.com/en/legal/terms-of-use, http://www.trionworlds.com/en/legal/privacy-policy, and http://forums.riftgame.com/faq.php?faq=vb3_board_faq#faq_code_of_conduct.

 

3. ELIGIBILITY.

 

A. To be eligible to enter the Contest, as of the time you submit your Entry, you must:

 

 

1. Be at least 18 years of age. If you are a minor in your jurisdiction, you must provide the Entry as set forth under Provision 1 with your legal guardian’s approval and you must provide written approval of your entry to the Contest, and consent to these Official Rules and Conditions by your legal guardian (This written approval shall be provided within 14 days after the receipt of request by the Sponsor);

 

2. Have an active Trion Worlds Account, an active RIFT Subscription (RIFT Lite, Monthly or Pre-Paid), Internet access, an email account and access to a personal computer;

 

3. Not have won a prize from Trion within the last twelve (12) months; and

 

4. Be a legal resident of: (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia); or (ii) Canada (excluding Quebec); (iii) the member countries of the European Union (excluding the Netherlands); (iv) Switzerland; (v) Australia; or (vi) New Zealand.

 

Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prizes),

B. Employees of the Sponsor and/or its subsidiaries, agents, or affiliates, and any family members and/or household members of these employees, are not eligible to enter the Contest.

4. SELECTION OF WINNING ENTRIES.

 

  1. Determination of Winners. The winners will be determined as follows:

 

  • Eligible Entries will be judged by Trion’s Community Managers according to the criteria set forth below, and whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.
  • The Community Managers for the English, French and German RIFT Communities shall each award Entries from their respective communities a number of points based upon the following 100 point scale: 0-25 points for creativity; 0-25 points for passion and energy displayed; 0-25 points for presentation and visual portrayal; and 0-25 points for overall RIFT look and feel.
  • The three Entries from each Community receiving the highest number of points shall be a Finalist (a total of nine (9) Finalists, each a “Finalist,” and collectively, the “Finalists”).
  • The Finalist Entries shall be judged by a panel of Trion’s Community Managers, based upon the same 100 point scale outlined above.
  • The Finalist whose Entry receives the highest number of points shall be the First Place Winner, the Finalist whose Entry receives the second highest number of points shall be the Second Place Winner, and the Finalist whose Entry receives  the third highest number of points shall be the Third Place Winner (each a “Winner,” and collectively, the “Winners”).
  • In the unlikely event of a tie, the entrant whose Entry received the highest score in the Creativity category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable winner.

 

B. Odds of Winning. ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.

 

C. Notification to Winners. The Winners will be notified by email (email address attached to their Trion Worlds account) by no later than 5:00pm (PDT or GMT, depending on your location) April 27, 2012. The Winners may also be announced on the RIFT Community Blog (http://community.riftgame.com), RIFT Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/RIFTgame), RIFT Twitter Page (http://twitter.com/riftgame) and on the Official RIFT Community Forums (http://forums.riftgame.com).

 

D. Any and all decisions of the Sponsor’s representatives, including those of the judges, shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

5. PRIZES.

 

A. Description of Prizes.

 

First Place Winner – The First Place Winner shall receive the following:

 

  • His or her choice of one (1) of the three (3) available pieces of RIFT concept art – valued at US$75.00;
  • Spaulders of Earthen Might (in-game item) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Cookie, the Bogling Chef (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Hooty the Owl (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00; and
  • A RIFT in-game Title – valued at US$0.00.

 

Second Place Winner – The Second Place Winner shall receive the following:

 

  • His or her choice of one (1) of the two (2) remaining pieces of RIFT concept art – valued at US$75.00;
  • Spaulders of Earthen Might (in-game item) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Cookie, the Bogling Chef (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Hooty the Owl (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00; and
  • A RIFT in-game Title – valued at US$0.00.

 

Third Place Winner – The Third Place Winner shall receive the following:

 

  • The last remaining piece of RIFT concept art – valued at US$75.00;
  • Spaulders of Earthen Might (in-game item) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Cookie, the Bogling Chef (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Hooty the Owl (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00; and
  • A RIFT in-game Title – valued at US$0.00.

 

Finalists – Each of the nine (9) Finalists shall receive the following:

 

  • Spaulders of Earthen Might (in-game item) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Cookie, the Bogling Chef (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00;
  • Hooty the Owl (in-game pet) – valued at US$0.00; and
  • A RIFT in-game Title – valued at US$0.00.

 

All Participants – All Participants shall receive the following:

 

  • A RIFT in-game Title – valued at US$0.00.

 

B. Estimated Total Prize package value: US$225.00

C. Winners will be contacted via email (email address attached to their Trion Worlds account). If a Winner cannot be contacted, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize or is ineligible to accept the prize, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. All prizes claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded. All in-game prizes will be applied to the Winners’, Finalists’, and Participants’ respective RIFT Accounts within a commercially reasonable time frame.

D. No substitutions of the prizes for cash or other goods and services is permitted by the Winners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal value for any reason.

 

E. All federal, state, local and or other applicable taxes, licenses, title and/or registration fees or others costs, associated with winning a prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners. The Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, shall not be responsible for any such taxes, fees and costs.

 

F. Winners may have their Entries and usernames posted on the Official RIFT Forums.  Except where legally prohibited, by participating in the Contest, the Winners hereby give Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies full permission, right and authority to use their likeness, photograph, name, hometown, and Entries, or any other information that they provide about themselves, the prize, the Contest, or  RIFT, for the purposes of advertising and promotion (in any media, including but not limited to in print media, television, film, video, radio, internet or otherwise) related to the Contest, RIFT or the Sponsor, without any further notification or compensation to you other than that set out herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Winners will be given an opportunity to decline inclusion in such advertising and promotions without affecting their eligibility to the prizes.

 

G. Winners may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where prohibited, Liability/Publicity Release, in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim prizes. If a minor wins a prize, it will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who will also be responsible for signing any necessary releases, consents and affidavits.

 

H. Any prize details not specified herein shall be determined solely by the Sponsor.

 

I.  No more than one (1) prize per person, e-mail address, or physical address.

 

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS.

 

A. You represent and warrant that your Entry is:

 

1. Your own original work and that it does not violate any intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party (including, without limitation, any privacy, publicity or publishing rights); and

 

2. Not libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law. Use of obscenities, racist, sexist, hateful or other material or depictions that, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, are inappropriate or offensive will disqualify an Entry.

 

B. You agree to:

 

1. Be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by email; and

 

2. Sign any requested documentation set forth in Provision 5 herein (and have your parent or guardian sign such documentation where applicable or requested by Sponsor), including, without limitation an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, in the event that your Entry is a winning Entry.

 

C. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

 

D. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of California.

 

E. Neither Sponsor nor any of its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, are responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions, or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software program malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or for ISP/network/Web site accessibility or unavailability, any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; typographical, printing or other errors.

 

F. Illegible, incomplete, duplicate and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified.

 

G. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Participants ineligible.

 

H. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.

 

I. If disqualified for any tampering or abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate Participant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest or any other Contest run by Sponsor.

 

J. In the event any portion of this Contest is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Contest, and select Winners from Entries received prior to the action taken.

 

K. All of Sponsor’s decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

 

7. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

 

A. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible Entries or Entries that are lost due to computer, Internet, or electronic malfunction.

 

B. By entering this contest, you agree that Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Contest or acceptance of or use or inability to use a prize or parts thereof including, without limitation, claims, suits, 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.

 

C. Winners release the Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and its directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to a prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death).

 

D. For residents of the EU: The provisions of B and C of this Section do not apply to claims against Sponsor, its representatives and its vicarious agents for damages because of personal injury or death, and to claims for damages in case of intent or gross negligence by Sponsor, its representatives or vicarious agents.  In such circumstances, the release will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

E. Winners acknowledge that Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to a prize.

 

8. PRIVACY.

 

A. Information submitted in connection with the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules and Conditions and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at http://www.trionworlds.com/en/legal/privacy-policy.

 

B. Any personal data you submit in association with this Contest will be stored on a server in the United States of America. Entry into the Contest constitutes your acknowledgement to the storage of your personal data in the United States of America and its use there for the purposes of administering this Contest and associated processing (e.g., but not limited to back-up, archiving).  This server is controlled by the Sponsor who is not a participant in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Framework. Your personal data will be stored on these servers and used for the purposes of administering this Contest and associated processing of Entries.

 

C. By entering this Contest, you (or, on behalf of a minor entrant, your parent or guardian) agree that your personal information may be collected, used, by Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, for the sole purpose of conducting, administering, and fulfilling the Contest, including, without limitation notifying you if you are chosen as the potential Winner and for prize delivery.

 

D. For Residents of France Only: Pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you have a right of access to, modification and withdrawal of your personal data. You also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write an e-mail to: privacy@trionworlds.com.  The data controller is Sponsor.  The recipient of your personal data is the Sponsor.  Your data will be transferred outside the European Union.

 

E. For Residents of Germany Only: Pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to information about the personal data stored about you, including its origin, recipient or categories of recipients of the data and the purpose of the storage. In addition, you have the right of correction and, in certain circumstances, to disabling and deletion of your data and, in certain circumstances, the right to object to the collection, processing and use of your personal data.  To exercise such right, you may write to: privacy@trionworlds.com.

 

F. For Residents of United Kingdom Only: Entrants have the right to access, withdraw, and correct their personal data.  Entrants may request such action by sending a message to privacy@trionworlds.com.

 

G. If allowed under applicable law, you may exercise your right to access and modify the personal information about you stored by Sponsor by writing to privacy@trionworlds.com, and detailing your request.

 

9. WINNERS LIST. A list of Winners will be posted on the Official RIFT Forums no later than 10:00am PDT on April 30, 2012. A list of Winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Trion Worlds, Inc., ATTN: Community, 1200 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA. Do not send Entries or other correspondence to this address.

 

10. SEVERABILITY. In the event any Provision of these Official Rules and Conditions prove unenforceable, void or incomplete, the validity of the other conditions will remain unaffected.

 

11. SPONSOR. This contest is sponsored by Trion Worlds, Inc., 1200 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA.

 

©2012 Trion Worlds, Inc. Trion, Trion Worlds, RIFT, Telara, and their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trion Worlds, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and logos belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved.