BENDY AND THE INK MACHINE CHAPTER FOUR
FAN ART CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES 

 

THE COMPETITION

By participating in the Chapter Four Fan Art Contest (the “Contest”), each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and by the interpretation of these Rules by TheMeatly Games Ltd. (“Sponsor”). In order to enter the Contest, you must follow all of the official Rules and your fan art submission (“Submission”) must meet the eligibility criteria below.

PRIZES

There will be at least three (3) prizes awarded, each consisting of a copy of the Bendy and the Ink Machine Chapter 4 game (“BATIM Chapter 4”) and the opportunity to have the winning Submission featured in BATIM Chapter 4. SPONSOR WILL DECIDE, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, WHETHER OR NOT TO INCLUDE ANY WINNING SUBMISSION IN BATIM CHAPTER 4. IF SPONSOR DECIDES TO INCLUDE THE SUBMISSION IN BATIM CHAPTER 4, IT WILL HAVE THE FULL AND FINAL SAY OVER ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SUBMISSION AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE SUBMISSION ANY WAY TO ENSURE SUITABILITY FOR USE IN BATIM CHAPTER 4.

The BATIM Chapter 4 game and any feature in the game shall constitute the “Prizes”.

ELIBILITY

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

This Contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the United States and the European Union who are the age of 16 in their jurisdiction of residence, except employees, representatives and agents (including any persons with whom they are domiciled, whether related or not) of Sponsor. Any Entrant who is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence must have parental consent.

Sponsor will have the right to request from any individual who has submitted an entry (each an “Entrant”) to provide proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate. Failure to provide proof within a reasonable time or the provision of false or misleading information could result in the Entrant’s disqualification.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrants who, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, do not comply with these Rules or who otherwise tamper with the entry process.

Eligible individuals may submit multiple Submission entries.

SUBMISSIONS

In order to be eligible for the Prizes, Submissions must:

  • Have been created by the Entrant;
  • Be submitted using the official form on the official www.bendyandtheinkmachine.com website;
  • Be at least 1000px by 1000px in size;
  • Consist of a traditional drawing or digital drawing (excluding any manipulated photos, screenshots, or image edits);
  • NOT have been previously submitted to any BATIM contest or third-party contest;
  • NOT contain any nudity or other offensive content; and
  • NOT contain any copyrighted characters of any other franchise or series besides Bendy and the Ink Machine or violate the intellectual property rights of others.

ENTRY

The Contest begins at 9:30 a.m. EST on October 14, 2017. To enter, an eligible individual must submit his or her Submission using the form available at: https://www.bendyandtheinkmachine.com/fanartcontest

All Submissions must include the Entrant’s full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address for the purpose of contacting potential winners.

Entrants must submit their Submission before 11:59 P.M. EST on December 20, 2017 (“Deadline”).

PRIZE SELECTION

The Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges (“Jury”), consisting of representatives of the Sponsor. The Jury will award the Prizes based on the quality and originality of the Submission. The criteria to be used for judging and their relative weight will be as follows:

  • Originality: 50%
  • Relevance to BATIM themes and storylines: 50%

Any submission that does not comply with the Submission requirements above will receive a score of zero.

The Prize winners will be determined by January 30, 2018.

The odds of winning this Contest depend on the number of eligible Submissions received.

Any potential winner will be notified by email to the address provided on the contact form.  If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within seven days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) fails to return the Release; (iv) refuses the Prize; and/or (v) the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Contest or receive the Prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in an Entrant's email address or for any failure whatsoever of Entrant to receive Sponsor’s notification or for Sponsor to receive a selected Entrant’s response.  Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Contest, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, such individual will be declared a “Winner” of the Contest. 

RELEASE

Before being declared the winner of a Prize, the selected Entrant will be required to sign a declaration of eligibility and release form (the “Release”) indicating that the selected Entrant: (a) has complied and agrees to comply with these Rules; (b) accepts the Prize as offered; (c) will keep his/her winning notification confidential until notified by Sponsor; (d) releases Sponsor, its agents, employees, contractors and any other parties to be added to the Release in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability arising from his/her participation in the Contest or his/her acceptance, use, misuse or awarding of the Prize; (e) indemnifies the Released Parties from any and all losses that Sponsor may incur arising out of any act or omission by him/her in connection with the Contest or the Prize; and (f) except where prohibited by law, acknowledges Sponsor’s and its authorized representatives’ right to publish and/or broadcast the Winner's name and/or statements without further compensation other than the Prize offered.  The selected Entrant must return the Release by the date indicated on the document.  If the Release is not returned on time or is returned as non-deliverable, or if the selected Entrant is Canadian and fails to answer the skill-testing question correctly or is disqualified for any other reason, the Prize will be forfeited and another Entrant will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries until the Prize is successfully awarded.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ENTRANT

Each Entrant warrants and represents that his or her Submission:

  • Is original to him or her and that the Entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Submission submitted for the Contest;
  • Does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
  • Does not contain any reference to an identifiable individuals;
  • Will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and
  • Is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, or involve, without limitation:
    • Nudity, explicit or graphic sexual activity;
    • Crude, vulgar, or offensive language and/or symbols;
    • Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, or religious groups;
    • Content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal or inappropriate behavior or conduct;
    • Conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules;
    • Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than those of sponsor;
    • Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks or brands;

Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or modify any Submission, or to request an Entrant to modify or edit his or her Submission, in order to ensure that the Submission complies with these Rules or for any other reason.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND RELEASE

By entering the Contest and submitting a Submission, each Entrant:

(a)  Grants to the Sponsor a worldwide, non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Submission, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest, the Sponsor, or for any other reason;

(b)  Hereby waives all moral rights in and to his or her Tin Submission in favour of Sponsor (and anyone authorized by the Sponsor to use the Submission); and

(c)  Agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. For greater certainty, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, edit, or remove, any Submission, or to request Entrant to modify or edit his or her Submission, if a complaint is received with respect to the Submission or for any other reason.

GENERAL

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, participants agree to be bound by these official Rules and by the decisions of the contest jury and/or Sponsor, which shall be final on all matters relating to this Contest. These Rules shall be governed and interpreted by the laws in effect in Ontario, Canada.

All materials become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. The personal information provided by Entrants will only be used for the purpose of administration of the Contest.

If for any reason the online portion of this Contest is not capable of being completed as planned because of, but not limited to, computer virus, bugs, tampering, technical failures, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest.