Art and Writing Contest – Rules & Regulations
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The two contests to celebrate the International release of Drag-on Dragoon 3 aka Drakengard 3 are now in full swing! So get your artistic and creative mojo going and GET INVOLVED!! <3

Here are the rules and regulations specific to each contest.


 

NEW DEADLINES!!

Submit your entries by:

  • Japan Standard Time: Saturday, May 171:00AM JST
  • Eastern Standard Time: Friday, May 1612:00PM EST

Entries will be posted the afternoon on Saturday and voting will conclude on:

  • Japan Standard Time: Wednesday, May 211:00AM JST
  • Eastern Standard Time: Tuesday, May 2012:00 EST 

 

ART CONTEST:

Participants:
Anyone can participate either through the Drakengard 3 / DOD3 fan page on Facebook or drakengard-3.com.

Goal:
The aim of this contest is to offer a fun and creative contest to celebrate the International release of the game, Drakengard 3.

Entries:
Art entries may be made by various mediums, whether they be drawn, painted, CG’d works of art, photographs, photo editing and splicing of existing DOD3 artwork, or even sculpted. Your theme and artistic medium of choice is entirely up to you! The key is to have fun and show your genuine love and appreciation for the series as well as the creators, developers, producers, and everyone else who made this game a reality!

* Regarding spoilers:  No entries with drastically huge spoilers will be accepted.  Please understand that not everyone has been able to play the original Japanese version of the game.  It is still possible to create artwork given little information on the characters.  Use your imagination.  Be creative and create!

Deadline:
Entries must be received no later than 1:00am Wednesday, May 14th Japan time / 12:00pm Tuesday, May 13th to submit your entries. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Procedure:
Entrants must include their Full Name, User Handle/Nickname, and E-mail address. Names will be added to a list of participants. Once an entry has been completed, you may submit your entry via one of the following methods:

>> Facebook Private Message
>> E-mail your entry as an attachment to: contest.drakengard3 AT gmail DOT com
     *  Please replace the AT and DOT with the proper punctuation and no spaces!!

Please do not post a link to your entry publicly.  All entries will be uploaded to the DOD3 International Release – Art Contest folder on the Facebook page simultaneously on Friday, May 16th.  No personal information will be displayed during the voting process.

Participants may submit only one piece of art.  The style and theme is entirely up to you.  Draw what you like!  I don’t think it will be an issue, but please avoid explicitly sexual themes and depictions.  DOD3 is quite an adult series to begin with, which I totally understand, but I don’t believe this is the place for porn and other graphic material.  Please refer to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for further information on this.

Entries must deal with DOD3 characters.  You may write in other characters from the previous games such as DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier, but DOD3 must be the focus.  Artwork with guest characters from other franchises and/or original characters will not be accepted.

Images must be received via E-mail in JPG format, no larger than 1024×786, with a file size no larger than 900KB. The artist reserves complete copyright of their original works, however; final images may be resized and/or cropped to better display on Facebook or the DOD3 Web site.

Winners and Prizes:
Winning entries will be determined by the number of LIKES a piece of art receives by other members.  The top three items with the most LIKES will be awarded prizes as the following:

1st Place: DOD3 Advertisement Poster (Pink/White)
2nd Place: DOD3 First Guide Book
3rd Place: DOD3 Double-sided Poster (Zero/Mikhail and 6 Utahime Sisters)


TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO BOTH THE ART AND WRITING CONTESTS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

**Winning participants pay for shipment of their prize from Japan**

Please understand that winners must pay for EMS shipping of their item from Japan as well as a slight Paypal usage fee. If they are unwilling or unable to pay for these fees, they will forfeit their winnings to the next eligible participant. Like wise, if a participant does not respond within 7 days after the winning notice, it will forfeit their winnings.

The manager of this contest reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel an entry—winning or not—from any participant at any time for any reason.

Should a tie occur, a tie breaker round of extended voting period of the tied entries will commence to determine the winner.

Participants are welcome to submit items for both contests, however, only one item will be awarded. A single person is not eligible to win prizes for both contests.

The purpose of this event is to spread the Drakengard / Drag-on Dragoon / DOD love around the world! Also, congratulations to all the DOD3 staff for the International release!! We hope to see more DOD, Nier, and other new projects from you in the future!!

Should anything in these Rules and Conditions be unclear, please let me know and I will try to fix it!  Thanks much and enjoy!!


WRITING CONTEST

Participants:
Anyone can participate either through the Drakengard 3 / DOD3 fan page on Facebook or drakengard-3.com.

Goal:
The aim of this contest is to offer a fun and creative contest to celebrate the International release of the game, Drakengard 3.

Entries:
The theme, style, and type of written work is entirely up to you.  The key is to have fun and show your genuine love and appreciation for the series as well as the creators, developers, producers, and everyone else who made this game a reality!  Please do not use an unrelated character from another franchise or use your own original characters.  You must include characters from DOD3, but you are more than welcome to include those from the previous games: DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier.

* Regarding spoilers:  No entries with drastically huge spoilers will be accepted.  Please understand that not everyone has been able to play the original Japanese version of the game.  It is still possible to write something given little information on the characters.  Use your imagination.  Be creative and create!

Deadline:
Entries must be received no later than 1:00am Wednesday, May 14th Japan time / 12:00pm Tuesday, May 13th to submit your entries. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted.

Procedure:
Entrants must include their Full Name, User Handle/Nickname, and E-mail address along with their entry. Names will be added to a list of participants and not shared with the public. Once an entry has been completed, you may submit your entry via one of the following methods:

>> Facebook Private Message
>> E-mail your entry as an attachment to: contest.drakengard3 AT gmail DOT com
*  Please replace the AT and DOT with the proper punctuation and no spaces.

Please do not post a link to your entry publicly.  All entries will be uploaded to the DOD3 International Release – Writing Contest folder on the Facebook page simultaneously on Friday, May 16th.  No personal information will be displayed at any time before, during, or after the contest.  At the close of the contest, entries may remain on the site with only your handle/nickname.

Participants may submit only one written work.  The style and theme is entirely up to you.  Write whatever you like!  I don’t think it will be an issue, but please avoid explicitly sexual themes and depictions.  DOD3 is quite an adult series to begin with, which I totally understand, but I don’t believe this is the place for porn and other graphic material.  Please refer to the TERMS AND CONDITIONS for further information on this.

Entries must deal with DOD3 characters.  You may write in other characters from the previous games such as DOD1, DOD2, and/or Nier, but DOD3 must be the focus.  Written works with guest characters from other franchises and/or original characters will not be accepted.

Written works must be within 15 pages or less.

Winners and Prizes:
Winning entries will be determined by the number of LIKES it receives by other members.  The top three items with the most LIKES will be awarded prizes as the following:

1st Place: DOD3 Advertisement Poster (Zero/Mikhail)
2nd Place: DOD3 First Guide Book
3rd Place: DOD3 Double-sided Poster (Zero/Mikhail and 6 Utahime Sisters)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT APPLY TO BOTH THE ART AND WRITING CONTESTS:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

**Winning participants pay for shipment of their prize from Japan**

Please understand that winners must pay for EMS shipping of their item from Japan as well as a slight Paypal usage fee. If they are unwilling or unable to pay for these fees, they will forfeit their winnings to the next eligible participant. Like wise, if a participant does not respond within 7 days after the winning notice, it will forfeit their winnings.

The manager of this contest reserves the right to refuse and/or cancel an entry—winning or not—from any participant at any time for any reason.

Should a tie occur, a tie breaker round of extended voting period of the tied entries will commence to determine the winner.

Participants are welcome to submit items for both contests, however, only one item will be awarded. A single person is not eligible to win prizes for both contests.

The purpose of this event is to spread the Drakengard / Drag-on Dragoon / DOD love around the world! Also, congratulations to all the DOD3 staff for the International release!! We hope to see more DOD, Nier, and other new projects from you in the future!!

Should anything in these Rules and Conditions be unclear, please let me know and I will try to fix it!  Thanks much and enjoy!!

 

 

Zero EyeFlower Contest…and YouTube video!?
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Yeah, I was bored tonight and just wanted to do something to possibly get more fans interested in the contest that I’m putting together for the Japanese release of Drag-on Dragoon 3, otherwise known as Drakengard 3.

Here are some examples of the EyeFlower that I have in mind, demonstrated by the wonderful Drakengard development team and others!! <3

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Here’s a sample of the Tweet you can post, too!
Zero’s Eye Flower from around the World! Drakengard 3 Dec.19! #DOD3 #Drakengard #DOD3EyeFlower drakengard-3.com

** How to Enter **

Be creative and post your Zeroesque EyeFlower to earn the most points for the give away!*

Other ways to enter include retweeting about this contest on Twitter, liking this Facebook page, and following the Western Drakengard Twitter Account!

Let’s get everybody pumped for the release and win awesome DOD3 prizes in the process!

* Your photo may be a creative rendition of Zero’s iconic EyeFlower.  This photo may be of yourself–in other words, a self-portrait.  For those who are a little camera shy, why not try a super closeup?  There are many creative things you can try! Finally, please include your COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE in the photo to share your International love of Drakengard!!

If you have any questions at any time, please feel free to get in contact with me on Facebook, Twitter, or through this Web site.  I have contact information all over the place, so you shouldn’t have any problem with that.  If a problem should arise and you cannot reach me, please try to leave a reply to this post and I will get back with you as soon as I can!


Pertinent Links:

DOD3 Sanctuary – Main Fan Site
http://drakengard-3.com

DOD3 Facebook Page
http://facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3

Direct Link to the Application on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3/app_228910107186452

My Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/RekkaAlexiel


As for the extra Drag-on Dragoon / Drakengard merchandise I have available for fans.  I have little interest in making any profit here, I just need to earn a little extra so I *can* continue to help people get what they want.  Here’s a list of what I’ve currently got available:

Drag-on Dragoon Official Guide Book, First Edition (191 pages)
* In Stock: 5
* $7 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon The Masters Guide (223 pages)
* In Stock: 2
* $10 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon Official Guide Book, Complete Edition (399 pages)
* In Stock: 1
* $15 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 Official Guide Book, First Edition
* In Stock: 3
* $7 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 Perfect Guide (367 pages)
* In Stock: 2
* $15 +shipping

Drag-on Dragoon 2 PS2 Video Game, Japanese Region 2
* In Stock: 1
* $20 +shipping

*** Please note that all items are used but are in otherwise decent condition. ***

About Shipping
Due to less than favorable experiences in the past, I will only ship via EMS, Japan Post. The flat rate for shipping is $15.  EMS is the safest and fastest form of shipping, which will also give you a tracking number to follow your shipment while in transit.

Combined Shipping
I can combine multiple items in one, single shipment at an additional $2.

Items in Stock / Out of Stock
I haven’t had time to make a proper for sale page to make finding what’s in stock or not easier…but I hope to do that sometime soon.  If an item you’re interested in is currently out of stock, let me know, and I’ll try to get some more!

Requests
I may be able to take requests, but at an additional finder’s fee.  This will be a flat rate of $10.  I may also require a deposit to be made prior to purchasing your requested item.

Payments
Payments can only be accepted through Paypal.

Drakengard 3 Release Party!
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I’ve just started a new contest for DOD3 fans to get involved with!  This time you must take a photo of yourself with a rendition of Zero’s EyeFlower and tweet it as instructed via the Rafflecopter giveaway below states!!

If anyone comes into any problems while attempting to do this, please feel free to get in contact with me here.

1st Prize:  DOD3 Poster with Zero & Mikhail
2nd Prize: DOD3 Poster, White & Pink style
3rd Prize:  DOD3 PS3 Themes through Japanese PSN

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TGS Giveaway Contest!
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Thanks to everyone who entered in the first Giveaway Contest for the DOD3 community. Anyone could enter once a day via this site, the Facebook community, or on Twitter.  All entries are put into the same “hat” from which a random winner is drawn!

So without further delay, the winner of the TGS Pamphlets is Roxanne!  Congratulations!  :D

Now I would like to hear from the participants and fans:  How was this experience for you? Is there anything that could be changed or could work better for future events?  Please let me know and I will do my best to make a better event for the future!  From the moderators perspective, I think this contest went pretty well!  Thanks everyone!  :D

DOD3 Facebook & Giveaway Contest
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I’ve found a new and easy way to redirect traffic from the main domain to load this blog for news updates right off the bat, rather than having to click on a NEWS & UPDATES sort of link.  The way I’ve fixed this problem is probably pretty primitive, but whatever, it works.

On to the DOD3 news!!

The DOD3 Giveaway I’m hosting is just about up!  If your interested this giveaway, all you have to do is enter to be included in the final raffle drawing.  The prize a couple pamphlets from this year’s TGS!  For more information on this, check out the Facebook page here:

http://facebook.com/DragOnDragoon3

In other news, the Facebook DOD3 community has broken through the 900 Likes ceiling a couple days ago, so all my thanks to fellow fans and causal passersby!  Spread the word about this awesome game series!!

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