1. HOW TO ENTER: Membership to (the "Contest Site") is required to enter the Contest. Membership to is free. If Entrant is already a registered member, Entrant is not automatically entered into the Contest. Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of January 21, 2011. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

    Entrant must follow the instructions on Contest Site and submit the completed entry of a visual depiction of a custom level for the PlayStation® video game Little Big Planet 2 ("Work"), inspired by or incorporating the graphic elements from Little Big Planet 2 made available to members of deviantART at the Contest Site ("Contest Marks"). The Work must be submitted in jpg or png file format but may originate in any visual medium. ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON February 18, 2011. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. Entrants may enter as many Works as they like however duplicate entries are not allowed.

    1. Do not submit original file of the Work. Entries will not be returned. You should retain and store the original file on your own.

    2. The Work (i) may not have been made commercially available, won any other prize/award, been featured as a "Daily Deviation" nor been previously submitted to any other contest, (ii) must be the exclusive original work of the entrant and made for the Contest (other than Contest Marks), (iii) must be in keeping with the image of the Little Big Planet franchise, (iv) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by deviantART 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 deviantART 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, or involve physical harm to any person or animal, (viii) may not contain commercial/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to the Contest Marks, (ix) 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, (x) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as prominent signatures), and (xi) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery.

    3. By submitting entry, entrant represents that (i) (s)he has the unrestricted right to submit the Work; (ii) all persons whose name or likeness appears in the Work have unconditionally consented in writing to their appearance in the Work and unconditionally granted entrant in writing the right to submit the Work subject to these Official Rules, a copy of which consent and grant will be furnished to deviantART upon request; and (iii) the Work does not infringe upon any third party's proprietary or other rights.

    4. All Works submitted will remain the exclusive property of the entrant, provided that:

      1. entrant will not acquire any ownership or other interest in any and all trademarks, logos and other intellectual property contained in the Little Big Planet franchise and/or the graphic elements provided at the Contest Site (collectively "Contest Marks") contained in the Work; all such intellectual properties incorporated in the Contest Marks remain the sole and exclusive property of Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC which retains all of its rights to use, protect and control the Contest Marks.

      2. except as expressly required in these Official Rules, entrant may not use the Contest Marks in any other manner whatsoever in connection with the Work or otherwise without express prior written approval;

      3. during the Promotion Period, and for a period of one year thereafter, eligible Works submitted to the Contest may be posted at the Contest Site or otherwise displayed in selections made by Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and/or deviantART and in any form and media on or off the deviantART site in connection with promotion of the Contest and/or Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC's products featured in the Promotion;

      4. during the ten (10) year period immediately following the Promotion Period (the "Display Period"), Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and/or deviantART may (but will not be obligated to) display prize winning Works in any form and media in connection with the promotion of their respective businesses;

      5. the Sponsor may otherwise use 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

      6. entrant may not authorize or permit any prize winning Work to be used to promote any product or service of any party other than entrant and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC and/or deviantART during the Display Period.

  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Potential winners will be selected on or about March 1, 2011 from all eligible entries. Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff on the basis of Creative Use of the Assets Provided, Sense of Fun, and Technical Skill.The semi-finalists will be posted in advance of final judging. Only one entry per entrant may be chosen as a semi-finalist entry. The winners will be selected by Sony Playstation staff. 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. Judging of the winners will be based on Creative Use of the Assets Provided, Sense of Fun, and Technical Skill in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision.

  2. PRIZES: There will be one (1) 1st Place Prize Package, one (1) 2nd Place Prize Package, and one (1) 3rd Place Prize Package awarded, each consisting of the following:

    1st Place Prize Package: One (1) Playstation 3 (320GB) system; a copy of Little Big Planet 2 Collector's Edition; $600 USD; 12,000 deviantART Points; a deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability); and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART. (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of 1st Place Prize Package: $1,230 USD.)

    2nd Place Prize Package: One (1) Playstation 3 (120GB) system; a copy of Little Big Planet 2; $400 USD; 8,000 deviantART Points; a deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability); and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART. (ARV of 2nd Place Prize: Package $910 USD.)

    3rd Place Prize Package: One (1) Playstation 3 (120GB) system; a copy of Little Big Planet 2; $200 USD; 4,000 deviantART Points; a deviantART shirt of winner's choice (depending on availability); and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART (ARV of 3rd Place Prize Package: $660 USD.)

    Total ARV of all prizes: $2,800 USD. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received and nature of Work. 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. Sponsor responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Taxes and fees, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners.

  3. ELIGIBILITY: Contest open to deviantART members who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of January 21, 2011 except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsor, Sony, Deutsch, the developers of Little Big Planet 2, their affiliates, agents, judges and advertising and promotion agencies. There is no charge for deviantART membership.

  4. VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES: Potential winners who are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence and their parent or legal guardian will, and other potential winners may, 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. Winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.

  5. 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, excluding any conflict of law provisions. 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, its 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.


  7. WINNERS LIST: To obtain winner's list, go to Winners list will be available after selection and verification of winners.

  8. SPONSOR: deviantART, Inc., 7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788, Hollywood, CA 90028


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