Design a Pet Contest




: Nexon America Inc., ( "Sponsor ") who is solely responsible for all aspects of this contest ( "Contest ").


This Contest may only be entered by Internet, during the period commencing at 12:01 A.M., October 16, 2009, and ending at 11:59 P.M., November 10, 2009 (the "Contest Period "), as a registered member ( "Member ") of the ( "Web Site "), which said Web site includes Sponsor's online game, MapleStory ( "MapleStory "). For purposes of these Official Rules ( "Rules "), all times and days are Pacific Time. If you are not a Member, you may easily become a Member by filling out the simple Registration Form through the link on the site: There is no purchase necessary to become a Member or to enter this contest; however, normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.


During the Contest Period, you may enter the Contest and become an Entrant ( "Entrant ") by designing and drawing a pet and submitting it through the special submission link on the Web Site during the Contest Period. There is no limit on how many times you may enter. At the close of the Contest Period, Sponsor shall choose one (1) Winner based on creativity and on Sponsor's sole judgment, subject to the conditions set forth herein. After the Winner is chosen, Sponsor shall send notification to the Winner via e-mail which shall also include a request for Winner's login ID. Winner shall have 48 hours to respond to Sponsor's message and supply their login information to be eligible to receive the Prize. Upon response, Sponsor shall then verify whether the Winner is in good standing with Sponsor's Web Site. Disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: [1] In the event Sponsor identifies the Winner who has been banned the Website, [2] the return of any notice as undeliverable; [3] potential winner's failure to respond to Sponsor's notification within 48 hours of receipt and [4] any other non-compliance of the Rules. In the event of disqualification, a new winner will be chosen subject to the same procedure set forth above. A list of the Winners may be provided, by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to Nexon America Inc. at 137 N. Larchmont Blvd., #619 Los Angeles, CA 90004-3704. Allow 8-10 weeks for reply.


The Winner shall be entitled to receive the following prize (the "Prize "):

25,000 Maple Points

The Prize will be sent to the Winner within 30 days of verification. The Prize has no cash value and is neither transferable nor redeemable for cash. No substitution allowed, unless elected by Sponsor at its own discretion.



In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person entered into the Contest, the Entry will be deemed to be the person whose name the membership is registered. Entries by any method other than set forth above are void. Open only to persons 13 or older upon entering who are legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 states, Washington D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec) ( "Territory ") and not employees of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies; the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them (individually and collectively, "Entities "); nor members of their households or immediate families. In addition, persons entering the Contest must be in good standing with Sponsor's Web site and have not been banned from MapleStory. Neither the Entities, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, "Releasees ") are responsible for Entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside the Territory, or Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, failed, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized or unintelligible; or any printing, production, technical, electronic or other errors; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; miscommunications; failed phone, computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering; insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, mechanical or human error or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified. Void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, local and municipal laws and regulations.


Each Entrant by entering the Contest agrees that:
[1] he/she will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Sponsor's decisions;
[2] The Contest Submission must not include any matter or material that (a) is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; (b) is obscene or offensive, or may create public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule; (c) defames or invades publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third partymatter or material that (a) is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory ofabout other people or companies; (d) are inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which the Sponsor wishes to associate (which may be determined by the Sponsor, at its sole and absolute discretion); and/or (e) otherwise violates these Official Rules.
[3] the Entry becomes solely the Sponsor's property and will not be acknowledged;
[4] the Releasees are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in the Contest or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Contest information;
[5] Winner's acceptance of the prize constitutes the grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional right to use winner's name and prize information and/or statements about the promotion for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; in addition each Winner grants and assigns to Sponsor the exclusive and unconditional right to use Winner's winning design and implement it in-game as a cash item.
[6] in the event of viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond the Sponsor's reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, the Sponsor has the right to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Contest; and in such event, to select a winner by random drawing from among all eligible Entries received up to such time of cancellation, modification, termination or suspension;
[7] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Rules and selection and announcement of the winner;
[8] any portion of the Prize not accepted or used by the Winner will be forfeited and
[9] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of each Winner to accept or use the Prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason.

© 2009, Nexon America Inc.
These Official Rules and the Contest may include trademarks and service marks of the Sponsor and/or third parties. References to trademarks and/or names of parties producing prizes or related products or services are not an endorsement and are not intended to designate an association with Sponsor. All rights reserved.