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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Contest Rules and Guidelines Reply with quote

IMVU User and Creator Contest Rules (Effective as of 3/22/2010)

Following rules apply to ALL contests held in the Contest Forum

--To create a contest, you must own your own IMVU avatar name or have VIP(i.e no Guest_ tag)

--All contests in the Contest forum must be GA (general audience).

--All Creator contests must include a label designating them as creator contests. Examples: Creator - Contest Name or CC - Contest Name

--AP Contests must be placed in the Access Pass forum.

--No AP products/pictures/poses are allowed in the Contest Forum. Refer to IMVU's VGP to obtain details about product rating.

--All contests must state their rules in the opening post.

--All contests must list the actual prizes or credit amount, judges and any other details as they pertain in the opening post

--All prizes must be awarded within 7 days after the end of the contest.

--All contests must have a CLEARLY defined END date in the opening post. An end date is the date when the names of the winners will be posted.

--The contest holder(s) must end the contest on the date stated in the original post. If a change in the end date is needed, only one change may occur without moderator notification.

--Contests may run no longer than two months from start to end unless approved by a moderator.

--Running a false contest or keeping credits supplied by a sponsor for your contest is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

--Requesting personally identifying information including name, address, age, email. real-life pictures or other such information to enter the contest is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

--The contest cannot redirect anyone to any email address, group, homepage or off-site location.

--The contest must not redirect or request that anyone join a chat session, group or visit a public room.

--You cannot ask a user or developer to pay, buy a catalog item, pay to submit to the catalog, or send a gift to enter a contest.

--A contest may be locked, in absence of the Contest Host or Original Posters (OP) request with due cause, at any time. In this case, a forum private message will be sent to the Contest Host or Original Poster regarding the lock.

--If someone is found to violate the Terms of Service (ToS) or the forum/contest guidelines, staff may be asked to review the account to see if any further action is needed.

--Contests that do not adhere to these guidelines and rules are subject to being closed without warning.

-Keep comments on topic, friendly and polite when replying in the forums and threads.

--Do not spam or flame the contest thread with off-topic posts.

--If you have questions, ask politely.

--Be a good sport if you do not win. If you think someone cheated, please contact a moderator.

--Bribing judges is not allowed.

--Contests are subjective.

--All contests are ‘at risk’.


Guidelines for Sponsoring a Contest:

--A sponsor and a host must be in agreement about what both parties are to provide for the contest.

--The sponsor and host should work out who will pay the contest winner.

--All rules stated above apply to sponsored contests.


Guidelines for Judging a Contest:

--Be fair.

--Be polite.

--Provide your results to the host in a timely manner. If you cannot provide them by the end of the contest as originally outlined then you need to let the host know as soon as possible.

--Judges cannot be paid or ask to be paid.

--Judges cannot accept bribes from anyone.

--Not every sponsor is asked to be a judge.

--Judges, sponsors, or any of their alternate accounts may not enter into the contest.

--Judges and sponsors that fail to follow the guidelines will be subject to a warning, leading up to and including a ban from the forums.

--If someone is found to violate the Terms of Service (ToS) or the forum/contest guidelines, staff may be asked to review the account to see if any further action is needed.

--If you have any issues or concerns, please contact a Contest Mod via PM.


Guidelines for Participating in a Contest:

--You cannot be asked to supply any personal information. This includes name, age, address, email, or any other information which can identify who you are. If you are asked to provide this information, contact a moderator immediately.

--You cannot be asked to pay, buy a catalog item, pay to submit to the catalogue, or send a gift to enter a contest. If you are, contact a mod immediately.

--You cannot be asked to join a group or room in order to participate in the contest.

--The contest holder(s) must end the contest on the date stated in the original post. If a change is made it will be listed in the original post. If multiple changes are made, please contact a moderator.
All prizes will be awarded within 7 days after the end of the contest.

--All contests in this forum are creator or user created and sponsored.


Developer/Creator Contests versus User Contests:

--Developer contests are contests that involve challenges made to the developing community to test their skills at product creation. They can include any developing skill or combination of skills: stickers, re-texturing, meshing, or animating. These contests are first and foremost to help inspire and support Content Creators.

--A User Contest involves requests to make signatures, avatar pictures (not stickers), promotional graphics, or any other non-product.

Both contests are allowed in this forum.


Access Pass Only Contests:

Access Pass (AP) contests are restricted to the Access Pass forum. Contests in this forum may be developer or user created contests.

No contest in the Contests forum may contain any Access Pass (AP) content (clothes, poses, or furniture) - any contests violating this rule will either be moved to the proper forum or removed entirely.

AP clothing, furniture, skins, and poses are allowed to be created for contests in the AP forum only.

No AP contest may contain graphic or extremely sexual/violent imagery.

No AP contest may contain RL images.

No AP contest may contain erotic stories, prose or poetry.

Any Unfit for IMVU (UFI) clothing, furniture, skins, or poses are strictly prohibited and will be removed from the contest forum and can lead to a permanent ban on the creator/contest entry submitter account.

[Edited 02/02/2013 to clarify the rules on submitting to the catalogue - Auntiepjl]
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