CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00:00 AM (PT) ON November 13, 2009
AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM (PT) ON December 15, 2009 (THE "PROMOTION PERIOD").

  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 November 13, 2009. Contest is void where prohibited by law.

    Entrant must follow the instructions on Contest Site and submit the completed entry of a piece of artwork that is a "remixed" or re-imagined version of Shepard Fairey's "Love Unites" print made available to members of deviantART at the Contest Site ("Sponsor's Marks"). The Work must be submitted in jpg, gif, or png file format but may originate in any visual medium. In order for any winning entry to be made available as a sticker ("Sticker Version"), Entrant must have available a copy of the Work in the following format: The dimensions of the Work must be at a 2:3 ratio (being able to be resized to 4"x6") and be available in CMYK format at 300 dpi minimum. A Sticker Version of the Work is not a requirement for entry. ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (PT) December 15, 2009. 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.

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

  3. The Work (i) may not have been made commercially available, won any other prize/award, featured as a "Daily Deviation" nor previously submitted to any other contest, (ii) must be the exclusive original work of the entrant and made for the Contest, (iii) must be in keeping with the Sponsors' image, (iv) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by the Sponsors in their 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 Sponsors in their 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/corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to the Sponsors, (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 and (xi) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Contest Site Gallery.

  4. By submitting entry, entrant represents that (i) (s)he has the unrestricted right to submit the Work; (ii) all persons whose name, voice or likeness appears in the Work ("Work Participants") 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 the Sponsors upon request; and (iii) the Work does not infringe upon any third party's proprietary or other rights.

  5. Except with respect to all elements of Shepard Fairey's "Love Unites" graphic, 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 of the Sponsors, including the work "Love Unites" by Shepard Fairey (collectively "Sponsor's Marks") as contained in the Work;

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

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

    4. all eligible Works may be used in a book about the "Love Unites" campaign. Any Entrant whose Work is used in the book will receive credit and a copy of the book. Selection of Works for this purpose will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsors without regard to whether the Works are ultimately winning entries in this Contest;

    5. during the ten (10) year period immediately following the Promotion Period (the "Display Period"), the Sponsors 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;

    6. the Sponsors 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

    7. entrant may not authorize or permit any prize winning Work to be sold or used to promote any product or service of any party other than entrant and the Sponsors during the Display Period.

  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Potential winners will be selected on or about December 21, 2009 from all eligible entries. Twenty (20) semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff on the basis of Creative Interpretation of the Original "Love Unites" Design 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. From the 20 semi-finalists selected by full-time deviantART staff, 6 entries will be chosen by F.A.I.R. staff. The 6 entries chosen by F.A.I.R staff will be ranked in order by Shepard Fairey. 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 Interpretation of the Original "Love Unites" Design and Technical Skill in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision.

  2. PRIZES: The Work ranked in first position will receive: (1) Signed and uncut artist's proof "Love Unites" sticker poster (edition of 15), (1) Print of "Love Unites", signed by artist Shepard Fairey, $300 Sticker Robot gift certificate, (1000) 4"x6" stickers of Entrant's winning design*, (10) packs of 4"x6" stickers of the 3 winning contest entry designs and Shepard Fairey's original "Love Unites" design*, a 24x36 deviantART fine art print of choice with art block frame, $100 in deviantDOLLARS, and a one year premium membership to deviantART. (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $3,172).

    The Work ranked in second position will recieve: (1) "Love Unites" sticker poster signed by artist Shepard Fairey (edition of 200), (1) Print of "Love Unites" (unsigned), (750) 4"x6" stickers of Entrant's winning design*, (5) packs of 4"x6" stickers of the 3 winning contest entry designs and Shepard Fairey's original "Love Unites" design*, a 20x30 deviantART fine art print of choice with art block frame, $50 in deviantDOLLARS, and a one year premium membership to deviantART (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $1,796).

    The Work ranked in third position will recieve: (1) Print of "Love Unites" (unsigned), (500) 4"x6" stickers of Entrant's winning design*, (3) packs of 4"x6" stickers with the 3 winning contest entry designs and Shepard Fairey's original "Love Unites" design*, a 12x18 deviantART fine art print of choice with art block frame, $25 in deviantDOLLARS, and a six month premium membership to deviantART (Total Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $906).

    *Sticker Versions of winning entries are subject to the winner providing a file of his or her entry in an appropriate Sticker Version format. In the event a Sticker Version format is not provided to Sponsor, no stickers of that entry will be awarded as prizes and no substitution will be made.

    Total ARV of all prizes: $5,874. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received and nature of Work. All prizes will be awarded (assuming sufficient number of entries). Sponsors reserve right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Sponsors 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 November 13, 2009 except employees and volunteers (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of Sponsors, 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 Sponsors' 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. 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. Sponsors 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. Sponsors 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. Sponsors disclaim 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 Sponsors' 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. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsors or any of their 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 Sponsors, their 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. SPONSORS: deviantART, Inc., 7095 Hollywood Blvd., #788, Hollywood, CA 90028; F.A.I.R. 1625 Schrader Boulevard, Hollywood, California.


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