#MetaverseMeChallenge Contest Rules

*We have extended the contest dates from July 13th to July 21st*

No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Eligibility: Participant must be at least 16 years of age to enter.
  2. No purchase necessary to enter the #MetaverseMeChallenge
  1. The contest begins on June 22nd, 9:00 AM PST and ends on July 21st, 9:00 PM PST.
  2. How to enter: Register for the contest here.
  • Submit a link to your files for the Entry following the specified DeepMotion submission form post registration sent to your registered email address.
  • One video = one entry. If the entry has two individuals, only the submitter will count as the participant. Ā In the event the group wins it is up to the artists to divide the prizes among themselves. Entries must be unique in motion to be considered a separate entry and must match all other contest criteria to be considered.
  • Your entry has to be made with DeepMotion Animate 3D as part of the workflow.
  • Your contest submission must follow these 3 parts:
  • Part 1 : Entry file should include your final work (the render.)
  • Part 2 : 2nd file should be the reference video you used with DeepMotionLink to your social media challenge post.
  • Part 3 : The entry has to be published on any social media platform with the hashtag #DeepMotion and #MetaverseMeChallenege in connection with a social media post including the Dance Entry on one of three social media platforms (Tik TokĀ®, InstagramĀ®,Twitter, FacebookĀ®, YoutubeĀ®);
  • The entry should have the following format:
  1. ā€Video Length: The submission must be a 10-30 second character animation
  2. ā€Character: Your character can be any 3D character you wish to use, we have a Ready Player Me and Avaturn avatar creator built-in to our service, or you can upload your own.
  3. Ratio: 4:5 Minimum
  4. Horizontal/Vertical Resolution: 1536x1920
  5. File Format: Preferably MOV/MP4, H264/H265
  6. File naming: ArtistName.mov
  7. Clean version: No burn-ins, subtitles, text, or graphic overlays
  8. Sound: feel free to add sounds but no music/ or submit at least one version without music so we can use it in the final montage. Please note we will add our own track to the final edit to avoid copyright issues.
    Picking the winners: On or after July 14th, DeepMotion will choose 2 valid winners and submitted during the challenge period, to showcase on the DeepMotion website, based on the following criteria:
  • 45% Creativity
  • 45% Adherence to chosen theme
  • 10% Clear video quality + adherence to the Capture Guidelines
  1. The winners will be notified on DeepMotion Blog and/or via email. Winners must respond within 10 days, emailing Animate 3D at contest@deepmotion.com with confirmation of receipt.
  2. If a winner does not respond within the 10 day period, the next highest-performing entrant will be selected to take the participantā€™s place as winner.

  3. Prizes:

Creator Category Prizes

1st Place

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)
  • Neumann Pro Audio Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($799)
  • GVM RGB LED Video Light ($269)

2nd & 3rd Places

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)

Animator Category Prizes

1st Place

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)
  • Your choice of Autodesk Maya or 3DS Max Annual License ($1,875)

2nd & 3rd Places

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)

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Disclaimer Verbiage

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

THE PROMOTION (defined below) IS SUBJECT TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

1. Eligibility

BY ENTERING, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST SIXTEEN (16) Ā YEARS OLD AT TIME OF ENTRY AND HAVE YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIANā€™S CONSENT TO ENTER. By entering into the Promotion, you represent and warrant that you either (i) are age 16 or over or (ii) are the parent or legal guardian of a minor at least sixteen (16) years old and have the legal right to consent to and do hereby consent to these Official Rules on behalf of that minor (each such individual an ā€œParticipantā€; if the parent or legal guardian of the minor, the parent and/or legal guardian and the minor are collectively the ā€œParticipantā€).

The Animate 3D #MetaverMeChallenge (the ā€œPromotionā€) is open to Participants who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry except that the Promotion is void and not available to U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited by law. Employees of DeepMotion, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year whether related or not) of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Entrantā€™s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsorā€™s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT SUBMIT IN ANY FORM OR MANNER ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF A MINOR CHILD YOUNGER THAN 16 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY (ā€œProhibited Personally Identifying Informationā€). SPONSOR DOES NOT SEEK TO USE, DISSEMINATE OR COLLECT PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION THROUGH THE PROMOTION, AND ANY ENTRY THAT INCLUDES PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION AND DESTRUCTION SHOULD SPONSOR OBTAIN ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT SAID ENTRY INCLUDES PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

Prohibited Personally Identifying Information includes the following information of an individual under 16 years of age: first and last names; home or physical addresses, including street name and city or town name; online contact information, such as email address or anything that permits direct contact with a person online; screen or user names; telephone numbers; social security numbers; photograph, video, or audio file that contains childā€™s image or voice; or geolocation information able to identify street name or city or town name.

2. Sponsorship

Sponsors and Administrators: companies Animate 3D, DeepMotion (ā€œSponsorsā€)

3. Agreement to Rules

By entering the Promotion, Participants agree to abide by the Sponsorsā€™ Official Rules and decisions. Sponsors maintain the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at their sole discretion. Participants agree to accept the decision of the Sponsor as final and binding.

4. Entry Period

The contest begins on 06/22/23, 9 AM PST and ends on 07/21/23, 9 PM PST. The judging period will take place from 07/22/23, 9 AM PST until a winner is chosen. Winners will be announced no later than Ā 07/30/23, 9 PM PST

5. How to Enter

During the contest period, participants must visit bit.ly/MetaverseMe and register for the contest. You will then be sent a link to submit your entry and must then submit your content based on the challenge themes (ā€œChallengeā€):

  • Submit a link to your Challenge Entry via the DeepMotion submission form sent to your registered email address after initial registration.
  • One video = one entry. If the entry has two individuals, only the submitter will count as the participant. Ā In the event the group wins it is up to the artists to divide the prizes among themselves. Entries must be unique in motion to be considered a separate entry and must match all other contest criteria to be considered.
  • Your entry has to be made with DeepMotion Animate 3D as part of the workflow.
  • Your contest submission must follow these 3/4 parts:
  • Part 1 : Final entry file should include your final work (the render.)
  • Part 2 : Supporting file should be the reference video you used with DeepMotion.
  • Part 3 : The entry has to be published on any social media platform with the hashtag #DeepMotion and #MetaverseMeChallenege in connection with a social media post including the Dance Entry on one of these social media platforms (TikTokĀ®, InstagramĀ®,Twitter, FacebookĀ®, YoutubeĀ®);
  • Part 4: If you are submitting for the 'Animators' category, you must also submit your scene file so we can confirm it is your final work.
  • The entry should have the following format:
  1. ā€Video Length: The submission must be a 10-30 second character animation
  2. ā€Character: Your character can be any 3D character you wish to use, we have a Ready Player Me and Avaturn avatar creator built-in to our service, or you can upload your own.
  3. Ratio: 4:5 Minimum
  4. Horizontal/Vertical Resolution: 1536x1920
  5. File Format: Preferably MOV/MP4, H264/H265
  6. File naming: ArtistName.mov
  7. Clean version: No burn-ins, subtitles, text, or graphic overlays
  8. Sound: feel free to add sounds but no music/ or submit at least one version without music so we can use it in the final montage. Please note we will add our own track to the final edit to avoid copyright issues.

6. Prizes

Creator Category Prizes

1st Place

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)
  • Neumann Pro Audio Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($799)
  • GVM RGB LED Video Light ($269)

2nd & 3rd Places

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)

Animator Category Prizes

1st Place

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)
  • Your choice of Autodesk Maya or 3DS Max Annual License ($1,875)

2nd & 3rd Places

  • DeepMotion Studio Annual Subscription, Unlimited Animation ($996)
  • Pivo Auto-Tracking Tripod ($120)

7. Odds

ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED

8. Selection and Notification of the Winner

On or after 07/14/23, Animate 3D or DeepMotion will choose 6 valid entries submitted during the challenge period, based on the following criteria:

  • 45% Creativity
  • 45% Adherence to chosen theme
  • 10% Clear video quality + adherence to the Capture Guidelines

The top 6 winners will be notified via email. Winners must respond within 10 days, emailing Animate 3D at contest@deepmotion.com with confirmation of receipt.

If a winner does not respond within the 10 day period, the next highest-performing entrant will be selected to take the participantā€™s place as winner.

Sponsors are not liable for Participantā€™s failure to receive notification of winning if he or she provided a wrong email address or incorrect social media handle, or if email security settings caused the prize notification to go into the spam or junk folder.

Receipt of the prize is upon the condition of compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

9. Rights Granted by the Entrant

By entering, each participant, Entrant and Prize Winner agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsors and each of its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion, or the websites and online forms used in connection with the Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the ā€œReleased Partiesā€) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participantā€™s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of a Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneysā€™ fees) arising out of or relating to an Entrantā€™s participation in the Promotion and/or Entrantā€™s acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize.

Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a Prize constitutes a Prize Winnerā€™s consent to Sponsorā€™s and its agentsā€™ use of Prize Winnerā€™s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. IF ENTRANT IS CHOSEN AS A PRIZE WINNER, ENTRANTā€™S PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PLACING ENTRANTā€™S NAME ON A PRIZE WINNERS LIST AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW.

10. Terms & Conditions

Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsorā€™s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Sponsors reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or if the Entrantā€™s entry is deemed to be obscene, unlawful, vulgar, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, or otherwise not in good taste, as determined in Sponsorsā€™ sole discretion.

Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsorsā€™ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Limitation of Liability

Every Entrant, Prize Winner and Prize Winnerā€™s guests (if any) participate in the Promotion and use and/or accept Prizes at their own risk. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, Prize Winner, Prize Winnerā€™s guests (if any), printing errors or by any of the programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; and/or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrantā€™s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. If for any reason an Entrantā€™s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrantā€™s sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein. Ā 

Entrants, Prize Winners and any other individual or entity participating in the Promotion agree that any and all claims, judgments and awards resulting and/or arising from the any Prize, the Promotion, or entry therein shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs directly related to entry into the Promotion, and in no event shall include attorneysā€™ fees, and under no circumstances will any Entrant, Prize Winner, individual or entity be permitted to obtain awards for damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses directly related to entry into the Promotion and each such Entrant, individual and/or entity hereby waives all rights to claim any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses directly related to entry into the Promotion, including, without limitation, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Ā No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible Prize claims.

12. Disputes

Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any Prizes awarded shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any Prizes awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the federal or state courts sitting in San Mateo, CA. Ā All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

13. Privacy Policy

Information collected from Entrants is subject to the Sponsorā€™s Privacy Policy which is available at [URL].

14. Social Media Platform Rules

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Tik Tok.

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Snapchat.

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, YouTube

The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

15. Affirmation of Acceptance of and Agreement to All of the Official Rules

By entering the contest, the Participant has affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

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