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Autodesk Panorama – iiko Experience 2011

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Terms and Conditions


1. Contest Description

The Autodesk iiko Experience ("Contest") is a creativity and skill-based contest allowing eligible entrants to compete for the opportunity to have their design selected as the following winners in the categories listed in Paragraph 5 below, and profiled on the Autodesk Website. Entrants will submit their original designs for judging according to the criteria listed in Paragraph 5 below for each of the specific Categories.

Competition Phases

  • For Modelers from 9 May 2011 to 17 July 2011.
  • For Animators from 18 July 2011 to 30 September 2011.

2. General Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Contest is sponsored by Autodesk, Inc., a Delaware corporation ("Sponsor") and co-organized by Animation Game Developer Association ("AGDA"). The Contest is governed by the laws of United States and applicable federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. The courts of the United States (state and federal) shall have sole jurisdiction of any dispute regarding the Contest, and by entering the Contest you waive any objection to jurisdiction and venue in those courts and submit to the jurisdiction of those courts. If you enter the Contest, you agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules (the "Rules") and by the decisions of Sponsor and the Judges (as defined below), which shall be made in all cases in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor or the Judges, and are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest. The Contest is also governed by Sponsor's Privacy Policy at ("Privacy Policy"), although the Rules will govern any conflict between the Privacy Policy and the Rules.

3. Eligibility

This Contest is open to individuals 18 and over or over the age of majority in their jurisdiction or residence, whichever is older in the year 2011, in the Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Entrants who are residents of a country, state, province or jurisdiction that

  • prohibits any aspect of this Contest or
  • prohibits unregistered contests or
  • requires the contest sponsor to post a bond, are ineligible.

Autodesk expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any entrant who enters when it is illegal for them to do so. Autodesk reserves the right to disqualify any participant if Autodesk suspects, in its sole discretion, that participant did not follow these official rules, or if participant's participation in the Contest or receipt of prize would violate applicable laws of the jurisdiction in which the participant resides. Employees of Autodesk, Inc. ("Sponsor"), their partners, their suppliers and respective advertising and promotional agencies, members of their household, and their immediate family members are not eligible for this Contest. Family members of Judges and those living in the same household are not eligible to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of winner. Sponsor will only accept entries that have been completed and submitted as described below. Participants may be required to submit proof of their eligibility. Autodesk reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether eligibility requirements have been met.

4. Entry

The Contest will start on May 9, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (the "Start Date"), and will end on September 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST (the "End Date"). Only 2 entries per Entrant is permitted in each category. In order to enter the Contest, Entrants shall create a design that fits within the category requirements, and abides by the product usage and file submission requirements. Student category entrants must be a registered member of the Autodesk Education Community (registration is free for current students) – by doing so, students are given access to free software downloads for all the products required to enter this contest. Entries must include the name and phone number of the Entrant. Entries must be submitted electronically at http://www.autodeskiiko.com and must include ALL OF THE REQUESTED FILES LISTED FOR THE SPECIFIC CATEGORY OF ENTRY (details listed below). Entries must be received by the End Date. Upon submission, all entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor will have no responsibility for, and will have the right to refuse in its sole and absolute discretion, any entries that have been tampered with, or entries that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible, whether due to Internet or e-mail server failure or otherwise. Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

5. Competition Categories

There are 2 competition categories for each phase of the contest.

  • Open Category : This category is open to all individuals age 18 and over, residing in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
  • Student Category: This category is open to all students age 18 and over, who are currently enrolled in an education institution and residing in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan.

For Modelers:

  • Description: Create your own iiko with the iiko base model provided. Sculpt, design, and detail characters with easy-to-learn, high-quality sculpting toolsets in Autodesk Mudbox.
  • Software Requirement:
    • Autodesk Mudbox
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Overall Design
    • Creative Ability
    • Innovation
    • Design Methods
  • Files Requirements:
    • All entrants must zip the following elements into a single ZIP file.
    • Full Autodesk Mudbox model (.mud files) in a zip folder.
    • Six (6) .jpegs of diffferent views of the final design. Top, bottom, front, back, right side and left side view. Image size myst be less than 300KB per image.

For Animators:

  • Description: Make your iiko come to live with animation. Animate faster in real-time 3D character animation environment with Autodesk MotionBuilder.
  • Software Requirement:
    • Autodesk MotionBuilder, Autodesk 3ds Max or Maya, or any combination thereof.
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Overall Design
    • Creative Ability
    • Innovation
    • Technical Excellence
  • File Requirements:
    • Full Autodesk MotionBuilder file (.fbx file in a zip folder)
    • Windows Media or Quicktime video file

6. Qualification for Entry Submission

  • Only projects completed on or after January 1, 2011 will be accepted.
  • Only projects completed by using Autodesk software will be accepted.
  • All items under the Submission Checklist must be fulfilled in full, or else entry will be disqualified.

Submission Closing Dates

  • For Modelers – 17 July 2011
  • For Animators – 30 September 2011

Return of Submission

The submitted animation and all the submitted materials will not be returned.

Promotional Use of Submitted Works

Upon submission of the animated work and entry form, entrants grant organizing committee the right to use all or part of the entry or related materials for publicity purposes of Autodesk.

Submission Checklist

  • The completed design model or animation fulfilling all of the technical requirements outlined above
  • A completed online entry form must accompany each individual submission

7. Judging

A qualified panel of judges, consisting of sponsor's representatives, industry representatives and educators will select winners from among all eligible entries received by the End Date. All entries will be judged according to the following Judging Criteria. *Note: K-12 students are not eligible for the contest In the event of a tie, the Judges will determine the highest score in the first judging criteria, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in order, as needed, to break the tie. At the Judges' discretion, entries including unsuitable content or that are in violation of third party rights (including, but not limited to, copyright or trademark rights) will be immediately disqualified. The Judges have the right to disqualify any entry that is not in compliance with these Rules, in the Judges' sole and absolute discretion. All designs submitted by an Entrant must be the original work of that Entrant. If an Entrant submits a design that is not his or her original work, it is a violation of these Rules and may result in disqualification.

8. Prizes

The following prizes are awarded for each phase of the contest.

For Modelers:

  • 10 student finalists will be chosen and awarded:
    • Participation in the Autodesk Panorama Students Bootcamp 2011
    • A return economy air-ticket to Hong Kong
    • Hotel accommodation & meals
    • 2 way airport transfer
    • Visit to SIGGRAPH Asia 2011
    • Certificate of Achievement

For Animators:

  • 10 student finalists will be chosen and awarded:
    • Participation in the Autodesk Panorama Students Bootcamp 2011
    • A return economy air-ticket to Hong Kong
    • Hotel accommodation & meals
    • 2 way airport transfer
    • Visit to SIGGRAPH Asia 2011
    • Certificate of Achievement

Autodesk Panorama is a specially designed exclusive bootcamp for students in the Asia Pacific regions, providing rare and invaluable opportunity to meet top design enthusiasts across other regions and get valuable teachings and advices from industry experts who will share their knowledge and skills with you using Autodesk software. Students get to learn from the industry experts from the various leading industry organizations.

If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in its sole and absolute discretion. No prize is exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash.

9. Announcement; Award of Prizes

The Autodesk iiko Experience Prize winners ("Winners") will be announced on July 25, 2011 for Modelers phase and 7 October 2011 for Animators phase on www.autodeskiiko.com. Additionally, as a condition to receiving a prize, Winner shall be required to execute an assignment transferring and assigning all of his or her rights, title and interest, including but not limited to any copyrights or trademarks, in the design(s) submitted as an entry to Sponsor. Sponsor is under no obligation to use the winning designs in any media. Winners may be required to sign a Declaration of Eligibility and Release/Indemnity form, to the extent not prohibited by law. If they are required, each Winner must complete those forms and return them to Sponsor prior to receipt of a prize. Prize will be delivered to Winner by mail within 2 weeks of submission of the required forms. Winner must take possession of the prize as directed by Sponsor. Failure to comply with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the selection of alternate Winner. Winner will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, local, or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and for bearing any personal income or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize. Winner may be required to provide Sponsor with the Winner's social security or tax payer identification number for tax purposes.

10. Representations

By entering the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the Entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (b) in entering and participating in the Contest, the Entrant has complied and will comply in all respects with these Rules and all applicable statutes, regulations, and other laws; and (c) the entry consists entirely of the Entrant's own original work.

11. Release

To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Contest, each Entrant releases and holds harmless Sponsor, the prize manufacturers, and any of their related companies and representatives from any and all responsibility or liability (including, without limitation, for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, such as compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential, punitive, or other damages) arising out of or relating to: (a) the Contest; (b) claims based on copyright or trademark infringement, or infringement of other intellectual property rights; (c) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize; (d) any entries that have been tampered with or that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible; (e) computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, hardware, or software malfunctions or failures; garbled or jumbled transmissions; or Internet or website accessibility or delays; (f) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; or (g) any other technical or human errors occurring in connection with the Contest (the "Causes"). Entrants understand and agree that if anyone makes any claim against Sponsor arising out of or relating to any of the Causes, Entrants will pay for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, and expenses, including without limitation attorneys' and experts' fees and costs, incurred in connection with such claim.

THE PRIZE WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR "AS IS." SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

12. Termination

Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time prior to the End Date for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion, including without limitation in the event of fraud, abuse, or technical or other difficulties. In such cases, Sponsor will send an e-mail notification to the Autodesk e-mail address associated with each entry. If Sponsor ends the Contest prior to the End Date and Winner has not yet been identified, Sponsor will award the prize to eligible Entrant(s) according to the judging and tie-breaking criteria set forth in Paragraph 5.

13. Advertising

To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Contest, each Entrant consents to the use by Sponsor, or any third party chosen by Sponsor, of any and all information related to the Contest, including any personal information obtained through the Contest, for advertising, marketing or other purposes. All such information becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by accepting a prize, Winner consents to the print and online publication of Winner's name and address as part of a Winners' List and to the use of Winner's name, voice, photograph, biographical material, and likeness by Sponsor or any third party chosen by Sponsor, for advertising, marketing, and other purposes without additional compensation. Other than as set forth herein, Sponsor will treat any personal information supplied by Entrants in connection with the Contest in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy.

14. No Endorsement

Nothing contained herein or in any of the Contest related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsor of the prize manufacturers, or any third party, product, or service.

15. Winner's List; Mailing List

A list of Winner's name may be obtained by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to APAC Marketing Manager, Autodesk Asia Pte Ltd, 3 Fusionopolis Way, #10-21, Symbiosis, Singapore 138366. Requests for removal from Sponsor's mailing list may be made by sending a written request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Mailing List" at the above address.