Sketchfab 3D Robot Modeling Challenge Contest Official Rules

Sketchfab 3D Robot Modeling Challenge Contest
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MUST BE AT LEAST 18 (AL and NE, 19+) YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF ENTRY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND DC (EXCLUDING TERRITORIES) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC) ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY APPLICABLE U.S. AND CANADIAN LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY AND/OR DO NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. THE CONTEST: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry. Sketchfab 3D Robot Modeling Challenge Contest (“Contest”) consists of three (3) prizes for the most innovative, futuristic, and unique Submission (defined below). The Contest starts February 2, 2021 at 11:00:01 A.M., Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends March 1, 2021 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET (“Contest Period”). Promoter’s computer is the official clock for the Contest. Void in Puerto Rico, the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law.

2. HOW TO ENTER – INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED:
To enter the Contest the Entrant must complete the following steps:
STEP 1: Entrant must have or open an account at Sketchfab located at https://sketchfab.com/blogs/sony-challenge/ (“Contest Site”) to submit entry.
STEP 2: Entrant must submit the following information on the Contest Site where indicated:

  • Create a 3D model of an innovative, futuristic robot.
  • If you base your entry on existing concept art, be sure to ask permission from the concept artist, credit them, and link back to their work.
  • Submit only new work, but feel free to submit multiple scenes.
  • Once you have created your scene, upload it to Sketchfab, tag it #SonyRobotChallenge.

Entrant should retain and store the original versions or formats of the Submissions. Entries submitted consistent with these Contest Rules will be displayed and promoted on the Contest Site, Sketchfab Forum, Discord and/or on other Sketchfab or Prize Provider’s websites.

3. SUBMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS: Submissions: (i) may not have been commercially available; (ii) may not have won or have been previously submitted to Sketchfab contest, including third party contests; (iii) must be the exclusive original work of the Entrant and made for the Contest; (iv) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Promoter in its sole discretion; (v) 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 Promoter in its sole discretion; (vi) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (vii) 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; (viii) may not contain commercial or corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names and slogans, other than those relating to Promoter or Prize Provider; (ix) may not include any website URLs, viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the proper conduct of the Contest; (x) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures); (xi) must be in the English language or accompanied with an English translation of the audio or visual text; and (xii) if found to be in violation of these Contest Rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site.
By submitting an entry, entrant represents that (i) entrant has the unrestricted right to submit the entry; (ii) all persons whose name, or likeness appears in the Submission (“Entry Participants”) have unconditionally consented, in writing, the right to their name or likeness in the entry and unconditionally granted entrant, in writing, the right to submit the entry subject to these Contest Rules, a copy of such writing will be furnished to Promoter upon request; and (iii) the entry does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary or other rights. No damaged, incomplete, forged or appropriated entries will be accepted.

4. SELECTION OF WINNERS: All eligible entries will be judged and notified on or about March 12, 2021 by a panel of judges, in its sole discretion, based on the following criteria:

Quality – 20%
Creativity – 20%
Presentation – 20%
Adherence to Contest theme – 20%
Effective Use of Sketchfab viewer setting – 20%

5. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): THREE (3) PRIZES:
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER shall receive:

  • Sony Spatial Reality Display (model ELF-SR1) (ARV $4999.99)
  • Framed art print of the winning 3D model
  • $100 Amazon gift card
  • 12 months of Sketchfab Plus

TWO RUNNERS UP WINNERS shall receive:

  • Sony Headphones (model WH-1000XM4) (ARV $299.99)
  • $50 Amazon gift card
  • 6 months of Sketchfab Plus

Total ARV Contest prize package $5998 USD. ARV represents Promoter’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed.
All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not described herein as being provided and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize are the sole responsibility of each winner.

All federal, state, provincial and local taxes and fees associated with the prize receipt and/or use, if any, are solely the responsibility of winner. Canadian residents may also be subject to withholding taxes and are responsible for the reporting and payment of any income tax. The winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned herein.
IMPORTANT: Promoter has no responsibility for a winner’s inability or failure to accept or utilize a prize as described herein. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. All prizes in this Contest are nontransferable, non-assignable and non-substitutable except that Promoter may, at its sole discretion, substitute a prize or any component thereof with one of equal or greater value. Additionally, the winners may each receive a Form 1099 or other document in the amount of the actual value of the prize, as required by law. Persons under the age of 18 years (as of the date of entry) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.
If a potential winner is found to be ineligible, is not in compliance with these Contest Rules, does not respond to the phone call or e-mail in a timely manner, is disqualified or forfeits prize for any reason, declines to accept the prize, or if the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, Promoter reserves the right to award the prize to an alternate entrant who will also be selected per the judging criteria from all remaining non-winning entries received during the Contest Period. If after a good-faith attempt Promoter is unable to award or deliver a prize, the prize will not be awarded.
The dates and terms and conditions of the gift cards are determined in the sole discretion of the third party(ies) that are the producer of the gift cards, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the gift cards awarded as the prize shall govern the gift card, including in the event that a gift card is lost or stolen.

6. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to persons who are legal residents of, and living within, the 50 contiguous United States and District of Columbia (excluding territories) and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), at least 18 (AL and NE, 19+) years of age, as of the date of entry except officers, directors, and employees (and members of their household and of their immediate families, i.e., parents, children, stepchildren, spouse, siblings, “step” of each and persons residing in the same household of such immediate family members) of Promoter, its subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, Prize Provider, advertising/Contest/web design agencies and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives; (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Promoter & Others”), and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, Contest, execution of, or supply to this Contest.

7. RELEASE: By acceptance of a prize, the winner releases Promoter & Others, from and against any and all liability and claims or causes of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property with respect to all aspects of this Contest, including those arising out of participation in this Contest, any prize related activity whether promoted by Promoter & Others or third parties, or the acceptance or possession or use/misuse of the prize or any component of the prize.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/INTERNET: Promoter & Others are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions or jumbled, scrambled or misdirected entries or transmissions, or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties or for other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind whether human, typographical, mechanical or electronic or for any damage to any person’s computer related to participating in the Contest. Promoter & Others are not responsible for illegible, unintelligible, late, lost or stolen entries or incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical, typographical or human errors which may occur in the processing of any entries in this Contest. Any entrant who attempts to interfere with the proper play of this Contest will be disqualified from participation in the Contest. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, as solely determined by Promoter, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. If in the judgment of Promoter, the Contest is compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Promoter, which corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, Promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, modify, suspend or terminate the Contest and proceed in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of winners from among eligible entries received prior to such discontinuation, modification, suspension or termination. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in this Contest will be collected by Promoter and used by Promoter and its agents solely for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these Official Contest Rules or as stated in Promoter’s Privacy Policy at https://sketchfab.com/privacy (for residents of US) and https://sketchfab.com/privacy (for residents of Canada).
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, PROMOTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed to have been made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. PROMOTER MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

9. DISPUTES: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Contest Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, United States. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Delaware and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Delaware. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

10. GENERAL: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to these Contest Rules and the decisions of Promoter, which are final and binding in all matters and all respects relating to this Contest. This Contest is void in Puerto Rico and Quebec and wherever else prohibited by law.

Residents of Canada, please note: By entering the Contest, entrant grants entrant’s consent to transfer their personal data to the United States for purposes of administration of the Contest and consent for their personal information to be transmitted, stored and processed in jurisdictions outside of Canada that may not have the same protections as Canada. By entering the Contest, entrant agrees that their personal information may be used for the following purposes and have the following consequences: (A) to contact entrants regarding the Contest; (B) to publish an entrant’s name in a Winners List, if they should win; and (C) if an entrant elects to receive additional information, to send additional information to that entrant. Entrants have the right to access, withdraw and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message to Sketchfab 3D Robot Modeling Challenge Contest Rules, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, U.S.A. For further information see Promoter Privacy Policy available online at https://sketchfab.com/privacy for residents of the US and https://sketchfab.com/privacy for residents of Canada.

By participating in the Contest and providing the Submissions to the Promoter in connection with the Contest, each entrant shall retain all right, title and interest (including copyright) in and to the Submission, and shall grant to the Promoter and their respective successors, assigns and licensees a worldwide, gratuitous, irrevocable, exclusive and fully paid up license to copy, use, modify, reproduce, display, adapt, amend and transmit the Submissions for commercial purposes including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Submissions, the Contest or other promotions in all media now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity beginning on the date of entry, and hereby releases the Promoter & Others, and their respective successors, assigns and licensees from any liability with respect thereto. Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of their name, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes as determined by Promoter or its designees without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Promoter & Others are not responsible for any entries and/or entries that are lost, late, undelivered, misdelivered or postage due mail.

11. WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winners, no later than May 30, 2021, go to https://sketchfab.com/blogs/sony-challenge/.
Prize Provider: Sony Electronics Inc.
Promoter: Sketchfab Inc, 1123 Broadway, Suite 501, New York, NY 10010, USA.

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