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Where will your imagination take you?

Weta Workshop calls for New Zealand tertiary students to turn their imaginations into stellar pieces of art for the inaugural Incheon City Concept Design Competition (ICDC). In store for the winner: a creatively inspiring trip to South Korea to attend the ICDC awards event with Weta Workshop CEO and co-founder, Richard Taylor.

Winners announced

1st PLACE

Ziyi Zheng
University: The University of Auckland
Degree: Master of Architecture (Professional)

2nd PLACE

Andrew Noble
Ara Institute of Canterbury
Bachelor of Design (Motion Design)

3rd PLACE

Michael Vaughan
YooBee School of Design | Christchurch
Diploma in Animation and Film Production

Brief

In the future, a massive spacecraft takes humans in search of a new life. Imagine these humans cohabiting with the benign, sentient native lifeforms on a new alien world. How might this frontier community look?

Prize

Win the trip of a lifetime to Seoul to attend the ICDC awards event with Weta Workshop Creative Director Richard Taylor

1st PLACE Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance + a $300USD voucher to spend on collectibles at wetanz.com

2nd PLACE Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance

3rd PLACE A $200USD voucher to spend on collectibles at wetanz.com

Dates

June 3 Entries open
August 4 Entries close
August 7 Winners announced
August 25 Travel to Seoul
August 29 Award ceremony in Seoul
August 31 Return to New Zealand

T&C

These are the rules for participation in the New Zealand division of the Incheon Concept Design Competition (referred to below as the “Competition”).

These rules make a contract between you (the person entering the Competition) and us (Weta Workshop Limited, the promoter of the Competition).

When you enter the Competition, you must use your real name. You guarantee us that all information you provide when you sign up is complete and accurate, and that your submission for the Competition will consist of wholly original work produced by you, and will not infringe the copyright, or any intellectual property of any third party.

Eligibility

The Competition is open to all students aged 18 years or older, enrolled in a tertiary course in New Zealand. Employees and contractors of Weta Workshop, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.

Prize

1st PLACE will receive a trip with Richard Taylor to the Incheon Concept Design Competition in South Korea. Travel dates for the trip will be between 25-31 August 2019. Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance for the trip will be provided by us. Plus, a USD$300 voucher (in the form of Weta dollars) to spend on collectables at wetanz.com

2nd PLACE will receive a trip with Richard Taylor to the Incheon Concept Design Competition in South Korea. Travel dates for the trip will be between 25-31 August 2019. Flights, transfers, accommodation and travel insurance for the trip will be provided by us.

3rd PLACE a USD$200 voucher (in the form of Weta dollars) to spend on collectables at wetanz.com

Judging

The judging panel (comprised of Richard Taylor and senior members of Weta Workshop’s design studio) will select the New Zealand winner and runners-up by 4 August, 2019. The winner and runner-up will be announced by 7 August 2019. The judges’ decision cannot be questioned or challenged, and no correspondence will be entered into.

We may disqualify you from participating in the Competition and/or collecting any prize if there are reasonable grounds to believe that you have violated any of these rules or acted in a fraudulent or deceptive manner.

Use of logos and brands

Competition entrants are not to use or incorporate any existing brands or logos in their submissions. If you are in doubt as to whether your submission complies with this rule, you may request clarification from Weta Workshop by emailing icdc@wetaworkshop.co.nz. Weta Workshop reserves the right to alter any submissions prior to exhibition to prevent infringement of intellectual property rights, if known to Weta.

Use of your submissions

All concept designs submitted will be exhibited in Incheon, alongside submissions from other participating countries, although we may exclude submissions if in our view they are manifestly inconsistent with the brief for the Competition, or where necessary to comply with any restrictions imposed by the organisers of the Incheon exhibition on obscene or offensive content.

By entering the Competition, you give Weta Workshop (and others authorised by Weta Workshop) permission to include your submission and name in the exhibition in Incheon, on the Competition’s website, and/or in any promotional videos or other media published to promote the Competition or for future competitions. These permissions cannot be withdrawn, and do not require any payment or royalty.

Except as set out above, Weta Workshop claims no rights to the works submitted in the Competition. Each entrant retains ownership of all intellectual property in his or her submission.

Publicity

By accepting the prize, the winner and runners-up agree that Weta Workshop (and others authorised by Weta Workshop) may use their name, submission and photo for publicity, promotional, marketing and/or media purposes related to the Competition. The winner and runners-up agree to be photographed at the Incheon Concept Design Competition ceremony in South Korea.

Prize rules

The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. We may substitute the prize, or any part of the prize, for alternative items of greater or equal cash value.

Travel must take place between 25-31 August 2019. The exact dates and times that the winner and runners-up will travel are dependent upon flight schedules, availability and capacity. Our travel agent will endeavour to accommodate the winner’s preferred travel times and option, and will advise which airline the winner will fly.

To claim the prize, you must have a passport which, as at the date of your departure, will have at least 6 months remaining before its expiry date.

Except as specified in these rules, you are responsible for all costs that you might need to incur in order to accept or use any prize, or as a result of accepting or using any prize (including, for example, taxes and/or other incidental expenses).

Winning or coming second or third in the Competition does not guarantee you an internship with Weta Workshop. However, we always have our eyes peeled for great new talent.

In the event that the winner and runners-up are unable to accept the prize or are subsequently disqualified from the Competition, Weta Workshop may (at its own discretion) select another representative from the New Zealand Competition entries to attend in their place.

Privacy

We will collect and use the information that you provide us when you enter the Competition, for the purposes of running the Competition. We may publish your name and submission as outlined above in these rules. We may also use your information to contact you about future work opportunities. If you do not provide us with the information required by the Competition, you will not be eligible to enter.

We may also use web analytics tools (including ‘cookies’) to track your usage of websites through which you participate in the Competition (including your mouse click activity and your IP address).

You have a right to request access to, and correction of, and deletion of the personal information we hold about you.

Exclusion of liability

As far as permitted by law, Weta Workshop will not be liable for any loss, damage or injury of any kind as a result of or in connection with the Competition, the prizes or these rules, and in particular, any loss, damage or injury that the winner or runners-up might suffer in receiving or using any prize.

Other terms

These terms will be governed by New Zealand law. Any dispute relating to the Competition, any prize or these terms will be a matter for the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.