Contest Rules

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UO Stratics, along with several other UO fansites, is welcoming in the release of “UO: Age of Shadows” with a fun contest for the Ultima Online community. Do you see yourself as the ultimate UO Architect? Find yourself spending hours upon hours working on the perfect house design rather than fighting monsters? Then this is one you’ll definitely want to check out! So what is our House Design Contest all about? Basically, we are looking for elegant, unique, awe-inspiring house designs created by the new AoS House Design Tool. We have no set theme other than Originality and Creativity. Themes can range from the abstract Gardening Workshop to the dark & evil Fortress of an evil necromancer.

1. Guidelines:

  • House Design submissions need to be cropped in size so that the image submitted only shows the house (up to 4 pictures, one of each level). DO NOT submit Full-Screen Screenshots.
  • It is IMPORTANT that entries be created in only GIF, PNG or JPG format, then e-mailed toJoshua Rowan in a WinZip condensed file. If you do not have WinZip already, then please visit their site HERE for a free evaluation version. NOTE that any submissions not in this format will not be accepted.
  • No advertising (such as website links) or Guild Promotions in the image, please.
  • All entries will be judged on a) Originality, b) Creativity, and c) Faithfulness to the atmosphere of Ultima.

2. Entry: No purchase necessary. Limit one entry per person. The contest begins March 14, 2003 and ends March 23, 2003. All entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on March 23, 2003.3. Winner Selection: Winners will be selected by the UO Stratics staff. Each entry will be evaluated by the staff and after careful review, the top selections will be awarded. Award winners will be announced on April 4, 2003. Winners will be notified via email and an announcement will also be made on the UO Stratics web site.

4. Prizes: The Grand Prize winner will receive a personalized sketch of their UO Character, drawn by the excellent fantasy artist D.M. Foster (visit his website for a sampling of his work). 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners will receive an Age of Shadows Poster personally signed by several members of the Dev Team, while the 4th Place Winner will receive a very nice XL Ultima Online T-Shirt. In addition, the Top 10 Entries will all be submitted to OSI for further participation in the official OSI-sponsored House Design Contest. All other entries, as long as they meet requirements, will be displayed in our Homes Sections along with the name and shard of the designer.

5. Eligibility: This contest is open to all worldwide 18 and older. All Stratics Team Members and OSI employees not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.

6. Conduct: By entering this Contest, you agree to be bound by these rules.

7. Winners List: The name of the prize winners will be posted on the UO Stratics site.

8. Disclaimer Legal Stuff: By placing material on or communicating with the Stratics bulletin boards, forums or submitting material for publication you hereby grant to Stratics and their affiliates and related entities the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute and reproduce all such materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold Stratics harmless against any claims or costs, including attorneys’ fees, arising from the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant Stratics the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of such material.

Have fun! I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Joshua Rowan
UO Stratics Project Manager


Last modified: March 28, 2011

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