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I am running an art competition for my new nonfiction book, Creating Cosplay. This will be a guide for new and beginner cosplayers to not only understand cosplay, but know how to make one efficiently and at a low cost. It will be published as an eBook in late May.

To make this book the best it can be, I want to include cosplay pictures from awesome anime, comic, and gaming nerds. I want to inspire beginners to shoot for the stars!

If you are interested, please read the rules, winnings, and terms and conditions below. The contest will run from today (4/12/2018) until May (5/19/2018) at 11:59pm.

I can’t wait to see your cosplay photos!

 

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter, please email chaffinpress@gmail.com with all the information below, including an attached copy or link to a high-quality version of your photo.

    1. Name and age of all photographed persons.
    2. Name of cosplay(s) and what show/game/movie/etc. it came from.
    3. Attached copy of a signed permission slip for each cosplayer under the age of 18. (If applicable.) (Get it here.)
    4. If you have a cosplay blog/deviant art/facebook page and would like it to be added in the book, send me the link.

RULES TO ENTER:

  1. You have to be at least 18 years of age OR have permission from a parent/guardian to enter. (Get permission slip here.) That goes for anyone in the photo.
  2. More than one person can be in the same photo.
  3. Cosplay can be from anime, manga, games, or anything pertaining to geek/nerd/otaku fandoms.
  4. You can enter as many photos as you like as long as they are yours or you have permission to share them.
  5. Please keep photos PG13.
  6. Do not enter your photo if any person in said photo does not agree to these rules.
  7. If your photo(s) are not received by the deadline (5/19/2018 at 11:59:59pm) then they will not be in the running for any of the prizes.
  8. If you do not follow the rules, your photos will not be considered for placement in Creating Cosplay.

 

PRIZES:

  1. Page Winners – Your photo on one of the pages of Creating Cosplay, with recognition going to you and your group and the photographer in a special Thanks to the Cosplayers section of the book.
  2. One (1) Page Winner will be drawn to receive one (1) $20 USD gift card of his/her choice to either Arda Wigs or Epic Cosplay. (Gift card will be sent via email.)
  3. Cover Winners – Four to five (4-5) winners will have their photos printed on the cover of the book in full color.
  4. One (1) Cover Winner will be drawn to receive one (1) $35 gift card of his/her choice to either Arda Wigs or Epic Cosplay. (Gift card will be sent via email. Photo will also be featured on any promotional matter that pertains to the book.)
  5. Your name and any blog or website you would like me to link to will be featured in a special “Thanks to the Artists” section in the book. (Note, the blog or website you want me to link to has to be your own artist site. I will accept links such as those to DeviantArt.)

 

 

Terms and conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Promotion Description: The ‘Cosplay Photo Contest’ (“Sweepstakes”) begins on 04/12/2018 at 12:00 AM (Central Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 05/19/2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Central Time (US & Canada)) (the “Promotion Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each artist (“entrant”) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Chaffin Press (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.
  2. Eligibility: Open to anyone around the world who are 18 years of age or older, or those 17 years of age and young who have a completed permission form from a legal parent/guardian of 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.
  3. Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected by Sponsor from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The photo selection will be conducted within two weeks of the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. The random drawing will be conducted within one week of the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information on or about one week after the artwork selection. Potential winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.
  4. Prizes:
    • One (1) grand prize winner will receive [(1) $35 gift card to either Arda Wigs or Epic Cosplay] (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $35USD)
    • One (1) winner will receive [(1) $20 gift card to either Arda Wigs or Epic Cosplay] (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $15USD)
      • Only one prize per person will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
      • Prize(s) will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the world, where not restricted by law. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
  5. Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by emailing chaffinpress@gmail.com with all the information stated in the “HOW TO ENTER” section of this contest. The entry form can be found on the following website at enchaffin.com.
    • Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
  6. Privacy: All entrants acknowledge that if they are chosen as a winner, certain of their personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy of Chaffin Press can be found at enchaffin.com
  7. Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.
    • In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
  8. Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of the Official Rules, send the applicable request to Chaffin Press at chaffinpress@gmail.com with the subject: Cosplay Photo Contest. Any request must be received no later than 48 hours + 6 MONTHS for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules.
  9. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Chaffin Press, chaffinpress@gmail.com
  10. WordPress Disclaimer: This promotion is powered by WordPress. Metric Feat LLC (“WordPress”) does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to WordPress. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with WordPress.
  11. Facebook Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  12. DeviantArt Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to DeviantArt. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with DeviantArt.
  13. Arda Wigs Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Arda Wigs. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Arda Wigs.
  14. Epic Cosplay Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the Sponsor and not to Epic Cosplay. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Epic Cosplay.

 

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