The Art Institute Online & Alienware challenges you to bring forth your single most striking, awe inspiring and breathtaking original game art. We want you to blow our minds and show us why a picture is worth a thousand words in our Concept Art Competition.

Official Rules


Voting Rules

At the end of the voting period (midnight December 7th 2007 GMT) all votes will be collated and audited. Any attempt to cheat will result in immediate disqualification, so let’s all play fair. The rules are as follows:

  • Guests and members can vote
  • You can vote for your own piece
  • You have 1 vote to use per day
  • The system will allow you to vote for the same piece each day, however only one unique vote will be counted for each artwork
  • If we suspect you are cheating, we will notify you to discuss the situation

Participant Rules

All entrants agree to abide by the following rules:

  • Submissions will be accepted beginning on 11th October 2007
  • Submission window will close midnight 20th November 2007 GMT
  • Only one entry will be accepted per person. Once your entry is received it cannot be changed, edited or withdrawn
  • Character art, landscapes, weapons and most other game art will be accepted provided it fits one of the 7 themes listed above. 3D concept art will be accepted provided all assets, models, landscapes used are original and created for this competition (as emphasized by the rule below)
  • The work submitted must be original (never before seen) and not a forgery. Forgery will result in immediate disqualification
  • In any and all cases of dispute the Judges' decision is final
  • No pornography, political or questionable content will be accepted
  • Any tampering or attempted tampering with voting mechanisms for the "People's Choice" award will lead to immediate disqualification of the offending party
  • By entering the contest each entrant releases Mod DB, GMS, AiO and Alienware (Sponsors), their subsidiaries, affiliates and business partners, and the employees, directors, officers, agents, attorneys, successors and assigns of any of the foregoing, from any and all claims or liability, including but not limited to damages, losses or injuries, suffered by the entrant or any third parties in connection with participation in this sweepstakes or acceptance or use, misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants acknowledge compliance with these sweepstakes rules (including without limitation all eligibility requirements). All matters relating to the interpretation and application of these rules shall be decided by Sponsors in their sole discretion. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants and prize winners grant Sponsors permission to use his or her name, address, email address, photograph and likeness, voice and entry for advertising, publicity or other purposes without additional consent or compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants consent to receive notification of future promotions, advertisements or solicitations by or from Sponsors or Sponsors's business partners, via email, direct mail, or other means of communication. For names of prize winners after 12.31.07 send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to GMS, 77 River Street, Suite 22, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030.
  • In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that the potential winner is the author of the entry and the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potentially winning entry. If for any reason (including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this sweepstakes) the sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsors shall have the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes. Sponsors assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsors is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading any materials in this sweepstakes.


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