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A IELLO Inspired World: Photo Calendar Contest

IELLO USA is excited to present our

2018-2019 Calendar Contest:

A IELLO Inspired World

Help bring our characters to life by submerging them into real-world scenarios! From getting coffee, to taking the subway, and anything in between, show us how you will feature your favorite IELLO character(s) as they explore our world.

Show off your creativity and photography skills for a chance to be featured in the 2018/19 calendar or one of the monthly spreads.  

Calendar Theme: A IELLO Inspired World

From Kong taking over the Empire State building, bunnies (from Bunny Kingdom) at the petting zoo, or a majestic landscape with Unicorn ready to run through it, the world is your playground and we want to see our characters in it! Take a photo of our character(s) in your surrounding world to make the world a little more IELLO. Remember, the more creative the scenario the better!

Good luck! We look forward to seeing all of your submissions.

Enter Here: https://goo.gl/forms/SDco1laABuMaOtwi1 

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

Winners announced: May 14, 2018

Submission Address: marketingninja@iellogames.com

Prizes:

Grand Prize: Calendar cover feature, $150 gift card to iellogames.com, a special promo item, and 2 exclusive game releases

Runner-Up (11): Monthly Feature and a $35 gift card to iellogames.com and a newly released IELLO game

How Winners are Decided:

Winners will be selected by the IELLO USA team.

How to Enter:

Enter by visiting here: https://goo.gl/forms/SDco1laABuMaOtwi1 you may also email marketingninja@iellogames.com with the information listed below.

Requirements:

Pictures must be submitted in high resolution. No videos allowed. Must be 18 or older to participate. See full contest rules.

Caption information should include:

Location:

Name of location: (ex: Glacier, National Park)

City:

State/Province:

Country:

One sentence description of the photograph (will be featured in the calendar)

Rules/Regulations:

ELIGIBILITY

The A IELLO Inspired World (“Photo Contest”) is open to all professional and amateur photographers who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. Trustees, Board Members, Employees, interns, or partners of IELLO, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of employees, are not eligible to enter.

By submitting an entry to the Photo Contest, entrants certify that their participation in this Photo Contest is not illegal or in violation of any law, regulation, treaty or administrative act, and that the laws of their governing jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry do not prohibit or restrict the receipt of any Prize under this Photo Contest.

IELLO USA reserves the right to reject any entry if, in IELLO USA’s sole discretion, the laws of an applicable jurisdiction, including but not limited to the entrant’s jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry, would prohibit or limit IELLO USA from proceeding with the Contest as intended or the consideration or awarding of any Prize would impose additional administrative, tax, operational, or legal burdens on IELLO USA.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Photo Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. on  March 28, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2018 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible.

WHAT TO ENTER

IELLO USA is committed to bringing people together through board games. For our 2018/19 Photo Contest, we’d like to see how our characters are featured in the real world.

To ensure eligibility for the contest, please submit files no larger than 20MB at the time of entry. Higher resolution files of at least 240 dpi/ppi will be requested should an entry be preselected to be awarded a prize or an honorable mention. All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

Entries may originate in any format — including, but not limited to digital files, digital prints, color transparencies, color prints, or black and white prints — so long as they are submitted electronically in a .JPEG .jpg, or.png form. Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable.

Entries should include metadata if at all possible. Caption information should include:

Location

Name of location (ex: Glacier, National Park)

City

State/Province

Country

One sentence description of the photograph.

Previously published material for which non-exclusive rights were granted may be entered as long as you still maintain the right to grant us a license (see “Your Rights” below). You must be able to disclose when and where the photo appeared previously IELLO USA upon request.

If you choose to include people in your submission, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary releases from the individuals depicted, and must be able to provide copies of those releases to IELLO USA upon request.

The following submissions are ineligible:

Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to copyright and photographs of persons without the necessary consent required by law in your jurisdiction. IELLO USA reserves the right to require entrants to submit evidence of the subject’s legal consent to be photographed for the submitted photograph, which may include a signed waiver from the subject. NOTE: Waiver requirements vary by jurisdiction, and the entrant is responsible for obtaining a legally enforceable waiver from any photographed subject.

Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.

Images that involve the willful harassment of wildlife or people, or damage to the environment by the photographer.

Images that involve putting any individual or animal in danger.

IELLO USA shall determine entry eligibility in its sole and absolute discretion.

Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should be inconspicuous enough to not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition (at the judges’ sole discretion) if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you submit a photograph to enter the Photo Contest, you grant IELLO USA a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to:

  • Display the photograph on the IELLO website
  • Allow third-parties to share the photograph on social media.
  • Use the photograph on the Internet and in Social Media in support of our mission.
  • Use the photograph in IELLO’s  internal and external communications materials including but not limited to web sites and web publications, fact sheets, fundraising publications, advertising, multimedia, presentation and membership services, annual report, etc.
  • Provide your photograph to other individuals and organizations for IELLO related use in news stories, newsletters, reports, slide shows, displays, web pages, videos, and the like
  • Use, in connection with the Photo Contest, your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications
  • Retain a digital copy of your photograph that will be archived in the IELLO photo library
  • IELLO will endeavor to credit all photographs with the caption “Person’s Name” when the full name is available

 

HOW TO ENTER

All images must be submitted via email to marketingninja@iellogames.com including name, email and other information about your photo submission.

You can select an image directly from your computer desktop, or submit images from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for consideration in the contest.

You may enter up to 2 images.

By entering, you indicate your unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules, which are final and binding. You cannot win a prize unless you comply with all requirements in these Official Rules.

JUDGING

Photos will be judged on originality, composition, overall impact, artistic merit and subject matter relevance to humans and nature. Judging will be conducted by a panel of IELLO employees.

All judging decisions are final. Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.

IELLO USA will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Photo Contest is impaired in any way, IELLO may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Photo Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Photo Contest; or (b) award the prize(s) from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Photo Contest, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Photo Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Photo Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Photo Contest; (b) technical errors; (c) printing errors; (d) late or undelivered mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Photo Contest; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property (including, without limitation, yourself or your own. You waive the right to claim any attorneys’ fees and any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

By entering the Photo Contest you certify that you are at least eighteen years old

and, in consideration for the opportunity to enter and participate in the A IELLO Inspired World (“Contest”), you hereby grant IELLO and its subsidiaries the irrevocable and perpetual right to use any photograph that you submit for the Contest (“Photo”).

By entering you acknowledge that you are the sole and exclusive rights holder of the Photo and that you have the right to submit the Photo and grant the permissions provided hereunder. As such, you represent and warrant that the Photo does not infringe upon any intellectual property, proprietary, personal, privacy, or any other right of a third party.

You hereby release, indemnify, and hold harmless IELLO and its trustees, officers, e

Tuxedo eSports & IELLO

We’re all dressed up for this announcement…

From analog to digital, we love games! That’s why we’ve recently sponsored one of the fanciest looking eSports organization to date: Tuxedo eSports.

At IELLO, we’re gaming fans too and now we have added a small piece of IELLO to their recognizable black-tie attire.

As a premier sponsor of the Tuxedo eSports competitive gaming industry, we join in their mission of fostering the transition between hobby and lifestyle for their competitors through hard work and a positive attitude.

About Tuxedo eSports

Launching during Genesis 5, Tuxedo became the first player built organization born entirely out of Rivals of Aether.

Tuxedo eSports goal is to grow into an industry leader that transcends the games we play and move into other titles both within and without the FGC.

Be sure to connect with Tuxedo eSports for giveaways, news, and so much more:

Follow Tuxedo eSports on Twitter

Follow Tuxedo eSports on Facebook

A IELLO Valentine’s Day

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by giving that special someone a meaningful card?

At IELLO, we’re here to help! We have put together downloadable Valentine’s Day cards inspired by the games you love.

The process is simple. Just pick your favorite card below, download it to your computer and then print.

2018 IELLO Valentine’s Day Cards

Promos a’plenty with preorders

We have a lot of games releasing before the end of the year (at least a dozen!), most of which already have a running list of preorders. So to thank those of you who chose to preorder these games, and entice the rest to jump on the bandwagon, we’ve created a preorder promotion on our online store for Shadows over Normandie and Sapiens. With purchase of these games, you will also receive the promos that go along with them at no extra cost!

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For Shadows over Normandie, this means that you will get the base game, a double-sided poster featuring a Deep Ones pin-up, the Axel – Fearless Beer Drinker promo punchboard, and the Game Store promo punchboard.

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For Sapiens, you will receive a punchboard with 8 additional tiles, each featuring double-wide scenes. For more info and discussion, you can visit the BoardGameGeek page.

Since our online store sends out orders to nearby FLGS, your games may be shipped by a store in your region, but your promos will be shipped directly from IELLO’s office when you place your order.

If you’re a FLGS that would like to sign up as a fulfillment partner through our store, sign up for a free account here! Use the pre-authorization code “IELLO” to get faster approval. Have more questions? Email us for all the answers through our contacts page!

Draccus promo available for purchase!

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If you weren’t able to snag a Draccus at Gen Con 2015, you are now able to make an online donation to the Worldbuilders charity to claim one as your own!

100% of the sales of the new Draccus card will go to support Rothfuss’s charity Worldbuilders, which has to date raised over $3.5 million for Heifer International to help end hunger and bring families and communities out of poverty. So you’ll be able to destroy Tokyo with a clear conscience! The Worldbuilders staff are also a bit crazy for tabletop and role-playing games, and one of their favorites is King of Tokyo (not even kidding: visit www.worldbuilders.org/news/jeff-is-king-of-tokyo for the latest saga). There may be fights over who gets to be the Draccus.

For information on King of Tokyo and the other awesome games IELLO makes, visit www.iellogames.com. For information on Pat’s charity Worldbuilders, visit www.worldbuilders.org. To see what sort of geeky goodness The Tinker’s Packs carries, head over to www.thetinkerspacks.com. And finally, if you’d like to see how Heifer International helps impoverished families and communities, visit www.heifer.org.

For more info on the Draccus and its inspiration, check out the previous blog post we wrote about it.

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