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SIERRA DIVISION - HIMALAYAN TREASURES: 3D PROP CHALLENGE - OFFICIAL TERMS

By entering this challenge, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS CHALLENGE. THIS CHALLENGE IS VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, CROATIA, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, HUNGARY, INDIA, ITALY, JAPAN, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, PERU, PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SINGAPORE, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THE NETHERLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS).

1. Sponsor

This challenge is sponsored by Sierra Division LLC, on behalf of itself and its affiliates, with an address at Sierra Division LLC, 4023 Kennett Pike Suite 50598 Wilmington, DE 19807, U.S.A. (hereinafter “Sierra Division” or “Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility

You must be a resident of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, The United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), and eighteen (18) years of age or older to be eligible to participate in this challenge. This challenge is open to individuals only. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in this challenge. Employees of Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective contractors, service providers and professional advisors connected with this challenge, as well as members of their immediate families and/or households, are NOT eligible to enter.

3. The Challenge

To take part in the Challenge, you will need to join our Discord server as well as our community forum. A discord account is required to sign into our community forum. Once you are signed-in, create a new discussion where you will post the deliverables listed below:

Work-in-Progress: Share your creative process, including reference gathering, sculpting, texturing, and more.

Final Submissions: Your final entry must include:

  • Beauty Render: A high-quality render that showcases your prop in all its glory.

  • Wireframe View: A detailed wireframe to highlight your modeling skills.

  • Breakdown View: An insightful look into the textures and materials used, providing a comprehensive understanding of your work.

  • Specifications: Minimum resolution of 1920x1080px in JPEG format. All submissions must include your legal name, the title of your work, and Sierra Division Challenge logo.

Rules
  • Challengers must submit their best Himalayan inspired artifact by July 10th at 23:30 UTC.

  • Challengers must be 18 years of age or older and have less than 5 years work experience as a 3D artist.

  • Registration is free but required to enter. All challengers need to have a Discord account to register for our challenge, join the Sierra Division Discord Server, and join our Community Forum. Registration begins on May 22nd, 2024.

  • Challengers may sign up for the Challenge all the way up to its conclusion, but the rest of the rules must be adhered to.

  • Artwork submitted must be original work created by the artist for this specific challenge. No existing or previous project can be submitted.

  • Work-in-progress images must be shared in your own forum thread throughout the creation process such as, reference gathering, high poly, sculpting, low poly, texturing, etc. Submissions without WIP images will not be accepted.

  • Final submissions must include: 1 Beauty Render, 1 Wireframe, 1 Breakdown view of textures materials of the asset. No more than 3 Beauty renders in total can be submitted. Minimum image resolution 1920x1080 .jpg format.

  • All submissions must include your legal name, the title of your work, and challenge logo: DOWNLOAD HERE

  • Challengers can work in any stylistic format: realistic, stylized, low-poly, etc.

  • All artwork created for the challenge remains the property of the artist. Sierra Division reserves the right to use and share artwork images, with artist credit, for promotional purposes.

  • No NSFW. Adult, violent and political artworks are not allowed.

  • You cannot use third-party assets, marketplace assets, Megascans or AI.

  • One entry permitted per challenger.

  • Challengers from North Korea, China, Syria, Iran, Cuba, Russia, Crimea, and Brazil, as well as where prohibited by law, will not be considered.

  • Winners are responsible for any applicable taxes, excise duties, or fees.

  • Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or substituted with alternate prizes.

JUDGING

There will be a total of three (3) winners. Sierra Division judges will have the sole authority and discretion to select all the winners, and all decisions of Sierra Division judges will be FINAL. By entering this challenge, you agree to be bound by the decision of the Sierra Division judges.

4. Prizes; Odds of Winning

The prizes of this challenge are as follows:

1st Place

  • 1:1 - 8 sessions - Environment Art Mentorship with Jon Arellano

  • 1 NVIDIA RTX 4080 SUPER GPU OR an NVIDIA Studio branded laptop

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag

  • 1-year Individual subscription to Dash

  • 1-year Individual License to Rizom UV Virtual Spaces

  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account

  • $200(USD) Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store


2nd Place

  • 1:1 Career Guidance Mentorship session with Jacob Norris

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag

  • 1-year Individual subscription to Dash

  • 1-year Individual License to Rizom UV Virtual Spaces.

  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account

  • $100(USD) Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store


3rd Place

  • 1-year subscription to Adobe Substance 3D

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Adobe Substance 3D

  • 1-year Individual subscription for Marmoset Toolbag

  • 1-year Individual subscription to Dash

  • 1-year Individual License to Rizom UV Virtual Spaces.

  • 1-year ArtStation Pro account

  • $50(USD) Gift Card to the Sierra Division Store

The prizes are not assignable or transferable. Brand and model of prizes are subject to change by Sierra Division at any time for any reason and substitutions will be of equal or greater value. Sierra Division is not responsible or liable for the distribution of any prizes once they are shipped to the winner. The prizes offered, and the entrants that are successful, are not distinguishable by country and do not hold any bias and are equally attainable for all participating countries and their entrants. THIS CHALLENGE HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN OFFERED. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Entry Period

The entry period for this challenge begins at 12AM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on June 1st, 2024 and ends 11:45PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on July 10th, 2024 (hereinafter the “Entry Period”). Following the entry period, a Sierra Division judge will select and announce the winners of the challenge on or around July 18th, 2024. This challenge has the ability to register prior to the first question generated, however points are not accrued, nor is the challenge live, until the above stated time and date.

6. Winner Announcement; Claiming and Awarding of Prize

The winners of the challenge will be announced on the challenge Winners page on or about July 18th, 2024. Within 7 days following such announcement, the winners will be notified by Sierra Division via email or direct message. To claim the prize, the winner must do the following within 7 days from the date of Sierra Division’s notification:

a. confirm receipt of the notice by email/direct message (which confirmation must be sent from the same email address/account to which the notice was sent); and

Within 21 days following its receipt of confirmation from the winner, Sierra Division will ship the prize via FedEx or similar courier service, at Sierra Division’s expense, to the winner’s mailing address specified in his/her winning entry. Digital prizes will be electronically emailed to the email address supplied as part of their challenge submission.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL ENTRANTS: If a winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize within the specified time period, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner fails to comply with any of the provisions of these Official Rules, such winner will be considered to have forfeited the prize. In such case, the prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted the next best entry as previously determined by Sierra Division.

7. Privacy

By entering this promotion you expressly consent to Sierra Division's collection, processing and use of your personal information that you provide in connection with this promotion (including, but not limited to, disclosure of your name and state of residence on a winners list and making such list available to the public) and under the terms of Sierra Division’s privacy policy, which can be accessed at https://www.sierradivision.com/privacy-policy

8. Taxes

The winner of this challenge is solely responsible for any and all applicable taxes and government charges that result from his/her receipt and/or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and deduct such taxes and charges from the prize if and to the extent required by law.

9. AGREEMENTS by Entrant

a. By entering this challenge, each entrant agrees and acknowledges that Sponsor and Sponsor Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for: (i) any late, lost, stolen, forged, mutilated, corrupted, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries; (ii) any errors, omissions, misinformation, or misidentification in an entry; (iii) any dispute or claim arising from an entrant’s participation in this challenge or his/her entry, or his/her receipt, ownership or use of the prize; (iv) any computer hardware, software, Internet, network, cable, phone, or other communication or technical errors, failures, malfunctions, interruptions, or delays; or (v) any damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer hardware, software or data that results from participation in this challenge or accessing, downloading or using any tools, files, data, software, or other articles or materials in connection with this challenge.

b. By entering this challenge, each entrant agrees and consents to Sponsor’s collection, use and retention of his/her personal information for all purposes related to this challenge (including, without limitation, processing and administering entries, sharing an entrant’s personal information with Sponsor Related Parties as necessary to conduct and operate this challenge, communicating with and awarding the prize to the winner, making public announcements about the winner, and advertising, promoting and publicizing this challenge).

c. ANY ENTRY THAT IS IN BREACH OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OR IS OTHERWISE IN VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WILL BE DEEMED VOID AND AUTOMATICALLY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS CHALLENGE.

10. Reservation of Rights by SPONSOR

Sponsor reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this challenge, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this challenge as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If this challenge or any web site associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or otherwise does not permit entry, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of this challenge, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and to the extent permitted by applicable law, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this challenge, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this challenge is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to take down and remove any entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.

11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction

These Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Each entrant hereby submits himself or herself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.

12. Challenge Information

The Sponsor of this promotion is Sierra Division. The winners will be posted on Sierra Division’s social accounts after July 18th, 2024.

  • Twitter link
  • Instagram link
  • YouTube link
  • LinkedIn link
  • ArtStation link
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