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FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS FAN FESTA 2018 COSPLAY SHOWCASE CONTEST (THE “PROMOTION”)
Official Rules

KEY RULES

official rules

The Official Rules for this Promotion consist of both (i) these key rules summarizing the important rules for participating in the Promotion (the “Key Rules”) and (ii) the Additional Promotion Official Rules (“Additional Rules”) applicable to your place of legal residence. Please review the Additional Rules at the following URL:

Territories

This Promotion is open only to individuals who are ticketed attendees present at Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Fan Festa 2018 in Long Beach, California (“Fan Festa 2018”) and who are legal residents of one of the following countries/territories at the date and time of entry (the “Promotion Jurisdiction”):

  • The fifty (50) states of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (excluding Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Iowa, Montana, and New Jersey)
  • Canada (excluding Quebec)

Age Limit

This Promotion is open only to individuals 13 years of age or older, and who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, at the date and time of entry.

Entry Period

You may enter the Promotion only between October 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM PT and Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM PT (the “Entry Period”).

Entry Procedure and Limitations:

In order to enter the Promotion, you must complete the following steps during the Entry Period:

  • Step One:
    Create a FINAL FANTASY-related costume to wear to FFBE Fan Festa 2018 (an “Entry”).

    1. Entrant must attend FFBE Fan Festa 2018.
    2. Entrant must create most of the costume. Entrants may use minor items that they did not create themselves, such as accessories or props.
    3. All costumes and clothing must be sensible and appropriate for public attire. If your costume is not deemed appropriate, you will be asked to change by the staff at their sole discretion.
    4. Costumes and props must not exceed 4 feet wide, 6 feet long, or a height of 8 feet.
    5. Due to heightened security, there will be no realistic guns and swords in any form permitted on the convention center premises. Actual projectiles or any type of ammunition are forbidden.
    6. Any other weapons must EASILY be distinguishable from real weapons and must be constructed from safe, lightweight material. Approved materials for weapons are wood, plastic, foam, rubber, cardboard, paper, and thermoplastics (worbla, sintra, etc.). Metal fashioning may be used to accent costume items, but must not be used as the primary construction material.
    7. Incendiary, spark-creating or other flammable weapons are prohibited. Likewise, any items classified as an ECD (taser, stun-guns, etc.) are prohibited.
    8. Masks are permitted on the event’s show floor, but must be removed prior to reaching the convention center. If you leave the premises or go out into public for any reason, please put away any and all prop weaponry immediately.
    9. Costumes cannot be dangerous to the wearer or others. We may refuse to permit anyone possessing potentially dangerous objects to enter Fan Festa at Square Enix’s sole discretion. Such dangerous objects include, but are not limited to, the following:
      • Sharpened, pointed, or dangerous objects
      • Majority of the outfit and prop(s) made out of metal
      • Large heavy blunt objects
      • Corrosive, hazardous, flammable, or explosive materials, including liquids and gasses
      • Loud objects such as emergency horns or alarms
      • Any other objects that are, or that appear to be, dangerous to the wearer, to any other Fan Festa attendee, to Fan Festa staff, or to any other person or object.
    10. Due to strict security measures at Fan Festa, please be prepared to remove elements of your costume for further inspection if requested. Bags and backpacks are subject to search prior to admission.
    11. Fan Festa attendees must be able to maneuver on their own, unassisted.
    12. Entrants may not enter a costume that was used at one or more previous Fan Festa events.

  • Step Two:
    Submit the following information via email to the email address below during the Contest period and before the Deadline:

    FFBEFanFesta2018Cosplay@gmail.com

    1. FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS User ID
    2. Full Name
    3. Nickname (if any)
    4. Name of the costumed character
    5. Short description of the costume
    6. Costume progress along with a photo (0%-100%)


    Sponsor will accept no more than twenty (20) Entrants for the contest (“Finalists”). Sponsor will accept Entrants for the contest based on the selection criteria outlined in the Winner Selection section below. After Sponsor accepts twenty Entries, Sponsor will place ten (10) additional Entrants on a waiting list.

    Once the contest Entry Period closes, Sponsor will notify the twenty chosen Finalists via the email used to enter the contest that they have been selected to participate in the contest. Additionally, Sponsor will notify the ten additional Entrants that they have been placed on the waiting list. Notifications will be sent out on or around December 3, 2018.

  • Step Three:
    Check-in at the Fan Festa 2018 costume check-in area at Fan Festa 2018 on Saturday, December 8, 2018 before 1:00 PM PT. Sponsor will provide the Entrant with an appointment time during which Sponsor may evaluate the Entrant’s costume.

  • Step Four:
    Entrant must attend the scheduled evaluation appointment.

    1. Entrant must wear their costume to the evaluation appointment.
    2. Entrants must bring proof of costume creation (in the form of photos taken throughout the process) to the evaluation.
    3. If Sponsor instructs Entrant to appear on stage, the Entrant shall follow Sponsor’s instruction concerning location, timing, and procedures.

Winner Selection:

The Sponsor (listed below), or Sponsor’s designee, shall select twenty (20) winners from among all Entries using the following methodology:

  • Communicating your admiration of the Final Fantasy franchise
  • Technical quality of the costume
  • Originality of the costume
  • Creativity of the costume
  • Artistic elements of the costume

Prize(s):

Sponsor approved Finalists shall receive one (1) FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS Acrylic Stand (approximate retail value: $30.75)

From the twenty (20) Finalists, Sponsor will select five (5) grand prize winners, and five (5) runnerup winners (collectively “Top Winners”, collectively with the Finalists, “Winners” or “Contest Winners”).

Sponsor may display the Finalists’ entries on stage at Sponsor’s Fan Festa 2018. Sponsor may also display the Finalists’ entries on a live or archived Internet stream of the event.

In addition to the prize identified above, the Top Winners shall also receive the following prizes:

Runner-Up and Grand Prize Winners (10 Winners)

Each Runner-Up and Grand Prize Winner shall receive both of the following two (2) prizes:

  • One (1) signed copy of the FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS The Art Works 2 art book (approximate retail value: $26.50)
  • One (1) FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS PVC keychain (approximate retail value: $7.00) Grand Prize Winners (5 Winners)

Grand Prize Winners (5 Winners)

Fifth Grand Prize Winner: The Fifth Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS interchangeable tumbler (approximate retail value: $39.99)

Fourth Grand Prize Winner: The Fourth Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS towel and cap (approximate retail value: $39.99)

Third Grand Prize Winner: The Third Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) pixel art book (approximate retail value: $39.99)

Second Grand Prize Winner: The Second Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) smartphone case (approximate retail value: $39.99)

First Grand Prize Winner: The First Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) rainbow hoodie (approximate retail value: $39.99)

Winner Notification:

Sponsor, or Sponsor’s designee, will notify winner(s) by or about December 8, 2018. Winners will be announced at Fan Festa 2018 in Long Beach, California.

Sponsor:

The sponsor of this Promotion is Square Enix, Inc.

By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound and abide by these Key Rules and the Additional Rules applicable to your place of legal residence, and you represent that you satisfy all eligibility requirements to enter the Promotion.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST HAVE LEGALLY ACQUIRED ACCESS TO FAN FESTA 2018 PRIOR TO THE LAUNCH OF THE PROMOTION.

KEY RULES POSTED ON OCTOBER 5, 2018