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NicolasVerge
5th Aug 2015, 15:57
Lara Croft GO Art Contest Announced to Benefit Child’s Play Charity

Square Enix Montreal challenges you to submit your unique interpretation of Lara Croft GO in a contest to benefit Child’s Play Charity, and for the chance to win exclusive prizes. The GO series is about distilling the brand to its core and tapping into the essence of a franchise.

Enter the contest by submitting your original artwork and our panel of judges will choose their ten favorite pieces to be showcased in a gallery during a special event during PAX. The prints of the top 3 finalists will then be sold at auction, with all funds benefiting Child’s Play Charity, helping improve the lives of children in hospitals around the globe.

Lara Croft GO expands the turn-based puzzle gameplay and takes you on an adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover hidden secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. Artistically, the GO series is about simplifying a very dense and complex universe into simple shapes and colors. We want you to do the same: reinvent what Lara Croft GO means for you visually.

Need some inspiration? You could give the GO treatment to your favorite classic Tomb Raider moment, such as Lara’s first encounter with the T-Rex, navigating the canals in Venice via speedboat, or turning to gold in a king’s disembodied hand. You can also create something strictly from your imagination, using the concept art below and our reveal trailer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM0XMTqDY4Q) as a guide. We are looking for simple, minimalistic, poetic pieces that represent the great sense of adventure iconic to the Tomb Raider franchise.

Contest is open to residents in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico) and concludes on August 21, 2015. Brush up on the submission guidelines and official rules below!

Tag your works of art with #LaraCroftGO and we’ll share them leading to launch.

Best of luck!

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CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 PM (PT – Los Angeles Time) ON AUGUST 5, 2015 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT – Los Angeles Time) ON AUGUST 21, 2015 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").


1. HOW TO ENTER:
• No purchase necessary to enter or win.
• Submit your artwork for the contest by sending them to info [at] square-enix-montreal.com “Contest Email” with the subject line “Lara Croft GO Art Contest Submission.” If the file is too large to send via email attachment (i.e., larger than 20MB), entrants are encouraged to send a preview of the artwork and a full version via hosting application (E.g., WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc.)
• Also provide your name (to be used publicly), the city you’re from, and a link to your online art portfolio, if applicable.
• Contest is void where prohibited by law. Only residents of the United States and Canada may enter. Residents of Quebec and Puerto Rico are not eligible.
• Entrant must follow the instructions on the http://forums.eu.square-enix.com/forumdisplay.php?f=113 (“Contest Site”) and submit the completed entry of an original artwork that depicts their version of “Lara Croft GO”.
• The completed entry/ies ("Work" or “Works”) may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted to the Contest Email as a single JPG or PNG file.
• The Work:
o Must be at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch);
o Shall be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
o Shall NOT be recognizable as any recognizable actor;
o Shall be the Entrant's original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others, although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant's own work;
o Shall not only duplicate visual materials provided for this contest.
o Shall be posted on official Lara Croft and Square Enix Montreal social media channels.

The Work must be in keeping with the image of Eidos Interactive Corporation (a/k/a Square Enix Montreal) (“Sponsor”); may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion; must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or property rights or any other third party rights, or involve physical harm to any person or animal; may not contain verbal or visual mentions of commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than as contained in the assets provided to Entrants at the Contest Site; may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Contest Site and/or the proper conduct of the Contest; may not use any watermarks but may contain a signature by the artist provided that the signature is capable of removal at the request of Sponsor if the entry is adapted for use by the Sponsor as a winning entry in accordance with these Rules; and, if found to be in violation of these Rules shall be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery.
• Only online entries shall be accepted. No hard copies of the entry shall be accepted for judging. Do not submit original files or Works.
• Note: Finalists’ winning entries will be adapted for use by Sponsor into printed art for sale to the public, without monetary compensation to entrant. However, all proceeds (100%) from the sale will go to a charitable organization (i.e., Child’s Play) in entrant’s name. Any effect on entrant’s taxes, if applicable, resulting from the sale of the Work for charity is responsibility of the entrant. Sponsor shall neither provide tax advice to entrant nor a tax-deductible receipt to entrant for any Work selected as a winning entry.
• ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (PT) AUGUST 21, 2015. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries shall be accepted. Works shall not be returned.
• Entrants may enter as many Works as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.

2. ENTRANT'S RIGHTS:
• All Works submitted shall remain the exclusive property of the Entrant, provided that:
o Entrant shall not acquire any ownership or other interest in any and all trademarks, logos and other intellectual property of Tomb Raider, Square Enix, Inc., and/or Square Enix, Ltd including the character Lara Croft (collectively the "Marks") as contained in the Work;
o Except as expressly required in these Official Rules, entrant shall not use the Marks in any manner whatsoever in connection with the Work or otherwise without Sponsor’s express prior written approval;
o Eligible Works submitted to the Contest may be posted at the Contest Site or otherwise displayed in selections made by Sponsor in perpetuity, but only in connection with promotion of the Contest and/or with reference to the Contest;
o The Sponsor may (but shall not be obligated to) in perpetuity display finalists’ prize-winning Works in any form and media in connection with the promotion of the Contest;
o Finalists’ winning entries will be adapted for use as printed artwork for sale to the public for charitable purposes, without monetary compensation to entrant. However, all proceeds (100%) from the sale will go to a charitable organization (i.e., Child’s Play).
o Winning entries will be displayed on a website (with credit to the artist) to facilitate sale. For this purpose, all entrants consent to any changes made to the Work and agree to waive all moral rights and royalties for the use of the Work for this purpose. As a condition of receiving a prize, winning Entrants (or their agents) agree to execute any additional documentation needed to transfer necessary rights to facilitate the printing and distribution of the print or poster;
o Any effect on entrant’s taxes, if applicable, resulting from the sale of the Work for charity is responsibility of the entrant. Sponsor shall neither provide tax advice to entrant nor a tax-deductible receipt to entrant for any Work selected as a winning entry.
o Sponsor may otherwise use the prize-winning Works in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the relevant Entrant may approve in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld, delayed or conditioned); and
o Entrant may not authorize or permit any Work to be used to promote any product or service of any party other than Entrant and/or Sponsor, may not sell the Work or receive any payment for the use of the Work and may only use the Work for the purposes of display in social networks or in a personal portfolio all to the extent the Work incorporates the Marks.

3. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
Potential winners will be selected on or about August 28, 2015, from all eligible and qualified entries. Ten (10) semi-finalists and three (3) finalists will be selected by a panel of three judges on the basis of (i) Creative treatment of the new Lara Croft character, (ii) Overall Impact of the Work, (iii) Technical Skill, and (iv) Appropriateness for use on in a limited edition print; all in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision. The 10 finalists will be posted in advance of final judging. Only one entry per Entrant may be chosen as a finalist entry. Semi-finalists and finalists will be chosen by a panel of Crystal Dynamics (Brenoch Adams, Senior Art Director) and Square Enix Montreal (Thierry Doizon, Studio Art Director; Daniel Lutz, Creative Director on Lara Craft GO) judges. The judges' decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. In the event of a tie in any portion of the judging process, the judges themselves will resolve the tie to the appropriate number of semi-finalists or ranked winners as applicable. In the event Brenoch Adams, Thierry Doizon, or Daniel Lutz, becomes unavailable, a substitute judge of similar stature and relationship to Tomb Raider will be used.

4. PRIZES:
Semi-Finalist Prize Package (10 finalist prize packages in total): 1)A full size print of your art piece signed by the three judges; 2) an exclusive Lara Croft GO Viewmaster; 3) a copy of Lara Croft GO; and display of winning entries (with artist credit) in a special gallery at PAX Prime (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $150.00 USD).

Finalist Prize Package (3 best art pieces): 1) All semi-finalist prizes and 2) a donation to Child’s Play will be made in your name.

Total ARV of all prizes: $1,500.00 USD. All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). Sponsor reserves right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Actual retail value of prizes may vary due to market conditions at the time prizes are awarded. Sponsor responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Winning entrants will be required to provide a shipping address to receive prizes. Prize delivery may take several weeks. Finalist Prize Packages may require additional time to allow for printing of the Work, displaying of the Work for sale, sale of the Work, and delivery of the Work to Child’s Play (with full naming credit to artist). Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners. 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. Sponsor shall not replace any lost, mutilated or damaged prizes.
5. ELIGIBILITY
Contest open to those residing in the United States and Canada (except Quebec and Puerto Rico), except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor and its respective affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies.

6. VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES:
Potential winners shall be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release. Prize may be forfeited if affidavit or releases are not returned within 14 days after mailing to potential winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. All ten (10) finalists agree to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.

7. GENERAL:
This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California, USA. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the State of California. Sponsor and judges not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, incorrect or misdirected entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Sponsor and judges not responsible for electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing, posting, uploading or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted on the Contest Site and the winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if the entrant's fraud or misconduct adversely affects the integrity of the Contest. By participating in this Contest, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Contest. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor and its affiliates, and their respective directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, their advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities.

8. CAUTION:
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

9. WINNERS LIST:
To obtain winner's list, go to Contest Site or http://tombraider.tumblr.com/. Winners list will be available after selection and verification of winners.

10. SPONSOR:
Eidos Interactive Corporation (a/k/a Square Enix Montreal).

11. QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS CONTEST:

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

PLEASE NOTE: THESE OFFICIAL RULES TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER ANY TERMS OR RIGHTS TO THE CONTRARY SET OUT IN TERMS OF SERVICE, SUBMISSION POLICY OR ETIQUETTE POLICIES AND ANY SELECTION OF A CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE WITH RESPECT TO YOUR ENTRY SHALL BE TREATED AS NULL AND VOID TO THE EXTENT NOT CONSISTENT WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

By submitting your Work to the Contest Email, you agree that you have read and understand, and agree to be bound by, the above Official Rules.