Time to get the creative juices flowing once again! While busy at work it can be disheartening to look at a bland wallpaper and we were wondering which one of you can come up with the most creative, most original wallpaper for a PC to save us from our predicament? To be creative you need a creative work environment, help us achieve it!
Here are the event details:
Start: March 29th
End: April 22nd
Prizes: We will give away 5 Uncharted 3 Dynamic Themes
Size Restrictions: We will only accept images embedded onto the forum as such they need to be 1MB or less, and a .gif or .jpg format
-The Community Team
UNCHARTED™ 3 WALLPAPER CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
By participating in UNCHARTED™ 3 Wallpaper Contest (the “Promotion”), each entrant (or his or her parent or legal guardian if the entrant is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection and scoring of entries and the overall administration of the Promotion. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Promotion.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 13 or older at time of entry with a valid PlayStation®Network ID (individually “Entrant”, collectively “Entrants”). Entrant must have access to a PS3™ system and have a valid PlayStation Network ID. Employees of Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, agencies, and the judging panel and immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter, win or vote. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law. SPONSOR: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404 (“Sponsor”).
TIMING: The Promotion begins March 29th, 2012 at 5:00PM, Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:00PM PST (the “Promotion Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: Internet access and a valid PlayStation®Network ID (“PSN ID”) are required to enter this Promotion. a) To enter, during the Promotion Period go to http://community.us.playstation.com/message/ use correct link b) Log into the forum with your Sign-In ID and password. c) Navigate to “UNCHARTED™ 3 Wallpaper Contest” (“Thread”) under “Featured Threads”. d) Create an original image to be used as UNCHARTED 3 Wallpaper and give your image a title e) The image must in jpg, png or pdf format and the file size must not be larger than 1 MB. f) Upload the image with a title to the Thread (“Entry”) g) Your Entry must be received by Sponsor by April 22nd, 2012 at 5:00PM PST.
JUDGING: There are two phases of Judging.
Phase 1: The first phase is the Public Poll where PSN members go to the Thread and cast a vote for their favorite entry. The Public Poll begins on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:01PM PST and ends on April 29th, 2012 at 5:01PM PST.
Phase 2: The second phase is the Judging Phase where the Sponsor’s representatives in the PlayStation Blog forums will score each Entry based upon the following criteria: 10% Public Poll, 20% Originality, 30% Brand Awareness and 40% Creativity (“Judging Criteria”).
The Judging Phase will begin on April 29th, 2012 around 5:01PM PST. The Entrants whose Entry receives the top 5 highest combined scores from the Judging Phase will win one of the First Prizes. Entrants are subject to verification that they are qualified participants as defined by these rules.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Each Entrant competing may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Affidavit”) in accordance with the instructions listed in the notification correspondence. If an Entrant is considered a minor in the legal jurisdiction in which the Entrant resides, then that Entrant’s parent or legal guardian will be required to execute and return an Affidavit. Non-compliance with these Official Rules, failure to return all required documentation by the stated deadline or Sponsor’s inability to contact an Entrant (using the contact information provided in his or her Entry) within a reasonable time period, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion, may result in disqualification.
GRANT OF RIGHTS: Each Entrant is responsible for his or her Entry and the consequences of posting or publishing it. In connection with the Entry, each Entrant affirms, represents, and warrants that: Entrant owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to use the Entry in the manner contemplated by Sponsor; and (ii) Entrant has obtained the written consent, release and permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Entry to use that person’s name or likeness in the Entry and in the manner contemplated by Sponsor. By submitting an Entry to Sponsor, Entrant waives any and all rights in and to any material submitted by Entrant in connection with this Promotion (including all moral and other rights of authorship); (ii) hereby acknowledges and agrees that Entries (including material submitted by Entrant in connection with the Promotion) become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned; and (iii) grants Sponsor the absolute right to edit, modify, publish, exploit and use an Entry, voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, biographical material, and information or materials that Entrant has provided or may provide in connection with this Promotion in any media, now known or hereafter devised, and in any manner, without further approval, permission or consideration, throughout the universe in perpetuity. Sponsor is under no obligation to use an Entry. The sole authorized use of this material is for personal, noncommercial use as a screensaver, or desktop wallpaper for UNCHARTED 3. Distribution, copying, resale, or any other use is prohibited. These materials are provided “as is” without warranties of any kind. SCEA, its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, disclaim any warranties, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, and of fitness for a particular purpose. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable laws, SCEA, its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates shall not be liable for any damages including special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages or fees or loss arising out of the use or the inability to use these materials. By participating in the Promotion, you accept this limited license.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A PlayStation®Network account is required. Entrant may enter as many times as they like but may only win once.
PRIZES: There will be five (5) First Prizes awarded. Each First Prize winner will receive one promotion code good for a downloadable UNCHARTED 3 Dynamic Theme with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $2.99. Prize fulfillment is based on availability. Please allow 6 - 8 weeks for prize delivery. Taxes on prize, if any, are solely the responsibility of the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a prize is unavailable. Sponsor may disqualify a winner and select an alternate winner if any prize is returned undeliverable. Prizes are non-transferable. Sponsor need not substitute a prize based on the winner’s request.
WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected based on the Judging Criteria from valid Entries received during the Promotion Period. Sponsor’s decisions will be final and binding. Each winning Entrant will be notified via the forum’s private messaging on or about May 6th, 2012. The potential winning Entrant must respond to Sponsor’s prize notification message within 5 business days from that date and time of the Sponsor’s prize notification message. In the event that the potential winning Entrant does not respond to Sponsor’s prize notification message within the specified time or the prize notification message is returned as undeliverable, a new winner will be chosen based on the Judging Criteria. Alternate winners will be contacted via message and must respond to the Sponsor’s prize notification email within 5 business days from that date and time of the Sponsor’s prize notification email.
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software, including any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer relating to participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; inability to access the Site or upload information or data; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer, or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or the Internet or any website (including the Site) or for any other reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; or any combination thereof. Proof of uploading information or data or entering information at the Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, duplicate and incomplete Entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent, or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible and all associated Entries or Votes will be void.
INDEMNITY: Entrant shall indemnify and defend Sponsor its parent companies, each of Sponsor’s advertising agencies, and the officers, directors, employees, and agents of all of the foregoing and the successors and assigns of each of them, from and against actions, claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable counsel fees related to Entrant’s use of any prize, (ii) the Sponsor’s use of any of the materials submitted by Entrant in connection with this Promotion or (iii) any intentional misconduct or negligence by Entrant in connection with this Promotion. RELEASES: As a condition of participating in the Promotion, Entrants release Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, agencies, divisions and affiliates from liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including property damage, personal injury and death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or possession, acceptance or use of prize or participation in any Promotion-related activities and claims based on publicity rights, copyright or trademark infringement, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Potential winning Entrants are subject to Sponsor’s verification. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Potential winners must comply with the Official Rules, and receipt of prizes is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or unforeseen schedule changes that may limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in the Promotion, even if caused by Sponsor’s negligence. Sponsor has the sole discretion to modify, cancel or suspend this Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion or Sponsor otherwise becomes incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to Entrant’s contact information. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered Entries will be accepted. Sponsor has the sole discretion to disqualify Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other Entrant.
WINNER LIST: To obtain a winner list by mail, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to UNCHARTED™ 3 Wallpaper Contest, Attn: Brand Marketing, 919 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404. Sponsor will send requested winner lists within 4-6 weeks after all prizes are awarded. Requests for the winner list must be received by April 22nd, 2012.
Let's see your wallpapers!
Just for fun? It's not like I'm eligible to participate in this contest...
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Very cool! Looking forward to seeing everyone's entry. If you're not in US you're not eligible to win but we will get cool wallpapers up on our blog in some way at some time. Sorry to be vauge but we don't know quite when.