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Assassin's Creed Origins Community Creation Contest

07/17/2017 09:00 AM

To celebrate the upcoming release of Assassin’s Creed® Origins, we want to celebrate our fantastic community of talented creators! Of course, this means that along with some amazing prizes for our winners, all valid entries will get a thank you from the Assassin’s Creed team for all the passion and hard work you put into making this community one of the best!

We’re kicking off a contest that will give you the chance to show off your skills in the following areas:

  • Fan Art
  • Fan Videos
  • Cosplay

ACO Contest Prizes


CONTEST PHASES AND TIMELINE

Our Community Creation Contest will run in two waves: July to August, and September to October.

Wave One [Fan Art, Fan Video]

  • Entry period: July 17–31 at 11:59 pm PDT
  • Public voting period: August 1–7 at 11:59 pm PDT
  • Panel of judges final selection: August 7–9
  • Wave One winners announced: August 10 at 3 pm PDT

Wave Two [Cosplay, Fan Art, Fan Video]*

  • Entry period: September 4–18 at 11:59 pm PDT
  • Public voting period: September 19–25 at 11:59 pm PDT
  • Panel of judges final selection: September 25–27
  • Wave Two winners announced: September 28 at 3 pm PDT

*We know that cosplay can take months to put together, so the cosplay entries will not be judged until the Wave Two voting begins.

CONTEST ENTRY SUMMARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE OFFICIAL RULES, HERE: http://bit.ly/ACOContestOfficialRules

For each wave of the contest, you will be able to enter once per submission type (e.g., art, video, cosplay). Your entry must relate to Assassin’s Creed Origins in order to be qualified to win.

You can submit during both contest waves as long as the entries are separate, unique pieces.

Along with the image or video link of your entry, in order to qualify, your submission must contain the following:

  • All entries must include a short explanation as to how it ties into Assassin’s Creed Origins.
  • Contact information
  • Uplay ID
  • LIVE ACTION VIDEO ONLY: Must contain a video release form and no persons under 13

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES SUMMARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE OFFICIAL RULES, HERE: http://bit.ly/ACOContestOfficialRules

In order to be qualified to enter the contest, your submission must meet the following criteria. If it does not, your entry will not be considered eligible.

Art Guidelines

  • Must be an original piece (any medium can be used; one medium will not be given preference over any others).
  • Must pertain to Assassin’s Creed Origins. The explanation in the description box must be sufficiently clear to the contest judges.
  • Cannot contain nudity.

Video Guidelines

  • Must be an original work/compilation.
  • Music must be limited to the songs provided below. It cannot contain third-party copyrighted material not owned by Ubisoft. Music Download.
  • Pre-made video must be limited to Assassin’s Creed gameplay and trailers. It cannot contain third-party copyrighted material not owned by Ubisoft.
  • Must pertain to Assassin’s Creed Origins. The explanation in the description box must be sufficiently clear to the contest judges.
  • No person under 13 may appear in the video.
  • Any person appearing in the video must sign this release form.

You are free to use any of the following trailers as part of your video:

Cosplay Guidelines

  • Must be an original work.
  • Must be either a cosplay of, or inspired by, Assassin’s Creed Origins characters.
  • Photo of cosplay cannot contain nudity.
  • Must pertain to Assassin’s Creed Origins. The explanation in the description box must be sufficiently clear to the contest judges.

WINNER CRITERIA SUMMARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE OFFICIAL RULES, HERE: http://bit.ly/ACOContestOfficialRules

Winners will be chosen by the following process:

  1. Popular vote via voting function where the users decide the top 10 entries per submission type (art, video, or cosplay).
  2. Top 10 entries voted by the users will be put forward to a panel of judges who will then pick the winners.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality: Most original of all qualified entries.
  2. Art: Most artistic of all qualified entries.
  3. Technique:  Most technical of all qualified entries.

In order to be qualified for submission, submitters must certify that (A) they own all rights to all entry materials submitted; and (B) all such entry materials are original works of authorship on the submitters’ part; have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work; and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

PRIZE SUMMARY. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE OFFICIAL RULES, HERE: http://bit.ly/ACOContestOfficialRules

The submitters of all valid entries will be given an exclusive weapons pack that can be redeemed in game. There will be two weapon packs total, one for participants in each wave. In order to receive this prize at launch, you must have provided the Uplay ID associated with an account that has/will have Assassin’s Creed Origins purchased on it.


ACO Contest Weapon Pack


If you provide a Uplay ID that is not associated with an account that has/will have Assassin’s Creed Origins purchased for it, you will not be able to redeem the weapon packs.

WAVE ONE WINNERS

Fan Art Winners

Three Runner-Up Winners:

  • Digital game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition

One Grand Prize Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition
  • Xbox One X

Fan Video Winners

Three Runner-Up Winners:

  • Digital game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition

One Grand Prize Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition
  • Xbox One X

WAVE TWO WINNERS

Fan Art Winners

Three Runner-Up Winners:

  • Digital game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition

One Grand Prize Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition
  • Xbox One X

Fan Video Winners

Three Runner-Up Winners:

  • Digital game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition

One Grand Prize Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition
  • Xbox One X

Cosplay Winners

Three Runner-Up Winners:

  • Digital game code for Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition

Second-Place Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition

One Grand Prize Winner:

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Dawn of the Creed Standard Edition
  • Xbox One X

Best of luck, Assassins! We can’t wait to see all of your entries! If you have further questions, please refer to the Contest FAQ below.



CONTEST FAQ

ENTRY

Q: If I enter the first wave of the competition, can I still enter into the second?
A: As long as the entries are unique, meet the eligibility guidelines, and follow the official rules, you can enter both.

Q: Can I enter a separate submission for art, video, and cosplay?
A: As long as the entries are unique, you can enter different categories.

Q: I entered and didn’t get my weapon reward right away. What do I do?
A: The weapons will be rewarded to your Uplay account after each contest wave is over. They will not be accessible until the game is launched on October 27th.

Q: If I enter more than once, can I give my extra weapon to a friend?
A: The weapons will be tied to the Uplay account associated with your entry and cannot be given away.

Q: Why do the cosplay entries get more time than the others?
A: Designing and building cosplay takes a lot of time and investment. We want to make sure our cosplayers have enough time to create something they’re happy with.

Q: Can I submit something that is from Assassin’s Creed but isn’t related to Assassin’s Creed Origins?
A: Each entry must be related to Assassin’s Creed Origins. Entries that do not fulfill these requirements will not be qualified to win.

Q: Which countries will be eligible to enter this contest?
A: USA, Canada (except Quebec), Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden.

WINNERS

Q: When will I find out if I won?
A: Winners will be announced at the end of each phase referenced in the timeline above. Cosplayer winners will be announced at the end of the second wave in September.

Q: What prizes am I eligible to win?
A: Winners may receive one of the following prizes: A digital copy of the game, a Dawn of the Creed Collector’s Edition, or an Xbox One X. See above how the prizes are split. 

Q: How will I be notified if I won?
A: Winners will be contacted via the email associated with the entry form.

Q: How and when do I get my prize?
A: Prizes will be shipped to your home address with the launch of the game on October 27.
The Xbox One X will be shipped to your home address after its launch on November 7.

Q: Which version of the Dawn of the Creed will be given to the winners?
A: The Dawn of the Creed Collector’s Edition is the one found here.
The Assassin's Creed Origins Dawn of The Creed Edition includes the Gold Steelbook Editon of the game, Season Pass, 15.4" Bayek Figurine, World Map, Soundtrack, Art Book, two Art Cards, and Bayek's Eagle Amulet.

FAN VIDEO

Q: Can I use materials for my fan videos that are not copyrighted by Ubisoft?
A: We ask to only use official Assassin’s Creed material for your videos if you choose to include already existing content. Please also limit the music chosen to those provided here.

Q: Do I have to do video using gameplay and trailers or can I do live action?
A: You can do either kind, so long as you abide by the eligibility guidelines referenced above in the video section.

Q: Can I use music that from another Ubisoft game?
A: We ask that you limit the music to that provided here.

COSPLAY

Q: Can I use a cosplay of an older Assassin for the competition?
A: To be eligible to win the cosplay contest, you must cosplay a character from, or inspired by, Assassin’s Creed Origins. Make sure you check out our cosplay guide if you’re looking for help or inspiration!

Q: Can I do a cosplay inspired by a character in Origins that isn’t the exact design?
A: Yes, you can! We know our fans like to do different takes on AC characters (gender-bend, Steampunk, etc.) – so long as the inspiration is clearly from Assassin’s Creed Origins, your entry is still eligible.

Q: Can I commission a specialist (leatherworker, weapon-maker) to create a part of the costume and still be eligible to win?
A: Yes, as long as the majority of the costume is made by you, your entry is still eligible.

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