Want to design a Lost Planet 2 Energy Canister?

by: Sean Colleli -
Well now you can. If you are artistically inclined, fire up your favorite image editing software and whip up a personal energy canister design. Then submit a jpeg of it to the people at Capcom running the contest, and your design just might make it into the final version of Lost Planet 2. You'll also get a free copy of the game and a plush Salamander. Check the press release for the official rules and details.

We have a really easy and fun contest for you! We're looking to make some aluminum bottles that look like T-ENG (Thermal Energy) canisters from Lost Planet 2. With all the customization, there's tons of different canisters you can customize your character with.

Here's where you come in: We want you to come up with your own design for a T-ENG canister. As you can see in the image above, it's basically little rectangles and such, with a simple layout. Anyone can do this. Use Paint, PhotoShop, whatever you have to make a JPG.

Make your design 9 inches wide by 5.5 inches high. Besure that the left and right sides match up exactly in order to create a seamless loop when the wrap is put around the bottle.

Submit your design via a Private Message to THIS GUY, with the subject line as "T-ENG Canister." Include your design (jpg, png, gif, etc.) in that message.

Submit your entry by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 16th.

If you win, we'll use your design on the bottles we make! Not only that, but we'll also send you a copy of Lost Planet 2 when it releases, plus a Salamander Plushie!

Click the more button for the official rules.

THE DESIGN A LOST PLANET® 2 T-ENG CANISTER CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES

These are the official rules that govern how the “DESIGN A LOST PLANET 2 T-ENG CANISTER” contest will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the “Contest” throughout the rest of these rules.

In these rules, “Sponsor,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Capcom Entertainment, Inc., the sponsor of the Contest. “You,” “yourself,” “I,” “me,” and “my” refers to an eligible Contest entrant.

1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION:

This is a skill-based Contest. The object of this Contest is to create an aluminum bottle design that illustrates a T-ENG (Thermal Energy) canister from Lost Planet® 2. For purpose of this Contest, each unique bottle design you create and submit in the Contest will be called an “entry.” Entry eligibility will be determined using the criteria in Section 4 below. All eligible entries received will be judged using the criteria in Section 7 below, and the judges will select one (1) winner from all of the entries to be used as inspiration for the bottle’s final design. The grand prize winning entry will be transformed into an aluminum bottle for use as prizing in the Lost Planet 2 community, Lost Planet 2 social media networks, and Capcom Unity. The grand prize winner will also receive a copy of Lost Planet® 2 upon release (on the winner’s platform of choice), and a Lost Planet 2 Salamander plushie.

2. What are the start and end dates?
This Contest starts at 12:01 AM Pacific Time on March 9, 2010 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on March 16, 2010. This will be referred to as the Entry Period throughout the rest of these rules. Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible. Any received outside of those dates will be disqualified.

3. Can You enter?
You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements:

You are a legal resident of the 50 Unites States (including the District of Columbia), and you are least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry; and
You are NOT an employee of Capcom Entertainment, Inc. or its affiliates; and
You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Capcom Entertainment, Inc. employee, an employee of a Capcom Entertainment, Inc., affiliates, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.

This Contest is void outside the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.

4. What constitutes an eligible entry?

To be eligible for judging an entry must meet the following content / technical requirements:

Entry must be submitted as a .jpg, .png, or other readily accessible flat image file.
Entry cannot contain any personally identifying attributes such as names, nicknames, gamer handles, etc.

In addition:
your entry must be your own original work; and
your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
you must have obtained any and all consents, approvals or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
your entry must not otherwise violate the rights of any other person or company by using their trademarks, copyrights, logos, names or images without their express written consent.

5. How will my entry be potentially used?

Other than what is set forth below, we are not claiming any ownership rights to your entry. However, by submitting your entry, you (or, if you are a minor, your parent or legal guardian):

are granting us an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to: (i) use, review, assess, test and otherwise analyze your entry and all its content in connection with this Contest; (ii) transform your entry into a physical aluminum bottle for distribution as prizing (in our sole discretion) in the Lost Planet 2 community, Lost Planet 2 social media networks, and Capcom Unity; (iii) use the image as inspiration for the creation of a derivative work to possibly be included in the Lost Planet 2 game (including all associated marketing, distribution and merchandizing) and (iv) feature your entry and all its content in connection with the promotion of this Contest in all media (now known or later developed);
agree to sign any necessary documentation that may be required for us and our designees to make use of the rights you granted above;
understand and acknowledge that we may have developed or commissioned materials similar or identical to your submission and you waive any claims you may have resulting from any similarities to your entry;
understand that we cannot control the incoming information you will disclose to our representatives in the course of entering, or what our representatives will remember about your entry. You also understand that we will not restrict work assignments of representatives who have had access to your entry. By entering this Contest, you agree that use of information in our representatives’ unaided memories in the development or deployment of our products or services does not create liability for us under this agreement or copyright or trade secret law; and
understand that you will not receive any compensation or credit for use of your entry, other than what is described in these Official Rules.

Please note that following the end of this Contest your entry may be posted on a website selected by us for viewing by visitors to that website. We are not responsible for any unauthorized use of your entry by visitors to this website. While we reserve these rights, we are not obligated to use your entry for any purpose, even if it has been selected as a winning entry.

If you (or, if you are a minor, your parent or legal guardian) do not want to grant us these rights to your entry, please do not enter this Contest.

6. How do you submit your entry?

To submit your entry please send a Private Message to the CapcomContest Profile on Capcom-unity.com (URL: www.capcom-unity.com/capcomcontest).

We will only accept one (1) entry per person and e-mail address during the duration of the Contest. In other words, two people may not enter using the same email address – you each must enter using a unique email address. We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:
(1) Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
(2) Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

7. How will entries be judged?
A panel of internal Capcom employees will review all eligible entries received and select one winner based upon the following criteria: (i) Creativity and originality; (ii) application of the Lost Planet 2 brand ideals; and (iii) applicability to water bottle design.

The decisions of these judges are final and binding. In the event of a tie between any eligible entries, the tie will be broken by an additional judge who will judge the tied entries based on the criteria listed above.

8. What is/are the prize(s)?

The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

The winning entry may be used as inspiration for an exclusive Lost Planet 2 aluminum bottle to be created in limited edition.
The winning entrant will receive a copy of Lost Planet® 2 (on the winner’s platform of choice) (ERV: $59.99) and a Salamander plushie, approximately 16-inches in length (ERV: $30.00).

The total Estimated Retail Value (ERV) of all the prizes: $89.99.

If for any reason the advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. We will only award one (1) prize per person. If you are selected as a potential winner of this Contest:

(1) You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services;
(2) You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner.
(3) If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize.

9. How will you know if you’re a winner?

On or around March 17, 2010 we will complete judging and one (1) winner will be determined based on the criteria stated above.

If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) listed on your entry within seven (7) days following the selection. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate selected winner.

If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Contest, or the person residing at the mailing address listed on your mail-in entry.

If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and W-9 form. If you do not sign and return these required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate randomly selected winner.

10. What other conditions are you are agreeing to by entering this Contest?

By entering this Contest you (your parent or legal guardian if you are a minor) agree and/or understand that:

(1.) To abide by these Official Rules;
(2.) To the extent allowed by law, to release and hold harmless Capcom Entertainment, Inc., their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won;
(3.) That Capcom’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Contest; and
(4.) That Capcom may use your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
(5.) This Contest will be governed by the laws of the State of California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of Santa Clara, California courts (state and federal) for any disputes arising out of this Contest.

11. What if something unexpected happens and the Contest can’t run as planned?

If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Contest, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Contest. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Contest, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Contest.
Computer “hacking” is a crime. If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Contest, so please play fairly.

12. How can you find out who won?
We will post the name of confirmed winner online on or after May 15, 2010 at HYPERLINK "http://www.capcom-unity.com" www.capcom-unity.com. It will be available in the archives of capcom-unity.com indefinitely.

13. Who is sponsoring this Contest?
Capcom Entertainment, Inc., 800 Concar Drive, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402-2649 is the sponsor of this Contest.

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