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2024 Color Palette Competition Official Rules


The Playbook Color Palette Competition (“Contest”) is designed to unlock the creativity of eligible artists (”Artist”) from all around the world, inspiring the creation of an art form focused on themselves in another universe. This Contest is hosted by Playbook Digital Inc. (“Host”). By entering this Contest, you agree with our terms (”Official Rules”). Please see here for a description of the goals of the competition.

1. Important dates

  • Entries open April 10th, 2024
  • Entries close May 10th, 2024
  • Winners announce on May 20th, 2024

Dates mentioned are 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time - EST).

2. Eligibility

To submit an entry, the Artist must be over 18 years old, and who is currently being creative in any field, from anywhere in the world (except for countries which are under US embargoes or sanctions; Playbook is a US-based company so it has to follow the rules around this).

Contest winners will be required to prove their identity using a standard form of identification (e.g. passport, drivers license) to the Host before prizes are distributed.

3. How to enter

To enter the Contest, the Artist must submit their work with a brief description. The entry must be a board that consists at least 4 different colors along with images. Each entry will be reviewed by the Playbook team to make sure it follows the Content guidelines. Once approved, the entry will be posted on the Playbook Community page for public voting.

4. Submissions

Ownership and content 🗝

  • All submissions must contain high resolution images of their own work (JPG or PNG formats are encouraged).
  • The Artist retains ownership of all ideas and materials/images uploaded to Playbook.
  • The Artist can only enter work that has been created by the Artist themselves or that they have the right or authority to enter and publish.
  • The Artist can enter work inspired by concept artists, but you must credit any other artist's. work.
  • The entry must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content; which violates our Community Guidelines.
  • All entries must be in English.

AI-generated artwork

  • AI-generated artwork is allowed. Your entry must include the prompts used to generate artwork.
  • Including any initial or intermediary versions of the artwork is highly encouraged.

Deadline and rights 📌

  • Late entries will not be accepted (any submission after 11:59 pm (EST) on May 10th, 2024).
  • Playbook reserves the right to remove any entry from the Contest for any reason and without notice.
  • Entries that do not meet the Contest requirements will be deleted. The Artist must adhere to these rules and individual competition requirements.

5. Judging and selection process

During the public voting period, voters will select their favorites across all entries (email verification required).

The judging will be comprised of two components: (i) public voting via Playbook Community site; and (ii) Playbook Licensed Artists judging panel. Based on these outcomes, three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be announced.

  • First, the public will vote on their favorites across all artwork submissions (email verification required).
  • At the completion of the public voting period, a panel of Playbook Licensed Artists will carefully evaluate all submissions to select the winners.

The decisions of the judges are final and binding.

6. Notification of Winners

An Artist can only win one prize, regardless of how many entries are submitted.

The Artist is responsible for entering their correct email address at the time of submission and prizes may be forfeited if the Artist cannot be contacted or their identity cannot be verified.

All winners will be notified by May 20th, 2024 (or as soon as practical thereafter). Winners will have three weeks in which to claim their prizes. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be given to the Artist that has the next highest number of votes.

7. The Prize

  • First place (1st): $500 USD
  • Second place (2nd): $350 USD
  • Third place (3rd): $100 USD

Prizes are non-transferable and must be accepted as awarded. No substitutions may be made. The winners are fully responsible for ensuring that they comply with all the applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a winner fails to comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Playbook may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate winner.

8. License and Ownership


8.1 Ownership

At a high level, Playbook lets you upload, organize and collaborate on images, videos, audios, design files and other content (”User Content”). As between you and Playbook, you retains all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and to your work. We will not claim any ownership in your User Content - it is completely, 100%, yours.

Playbook grants you a limited, nonexclusive, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable royalty-free license to use and display our name, logo, trademarks, and other brand identifiers for the sole purpose of promoting our Showcase and Playbook. We own and retain all intellectual property rights in our services. This will in no case serve to transfer any Playbook intellectual property rights to you.

8.2 Publicity

As a condition of entering the Contest, you agrees to participate in any media or promotional activity resulting from the Contest and grant us a limited irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, nonexclusive, transferable, and royalty-free license to copy, use, modify, publish, post, and display your name and submission through any medium or channel, including Playbook digital channels, social media, or websites, solely to promote the Contest and Playbook’s products/services. You may revoke this grant at any time by sending an email to [email protected].

9. Right to Cancel, Modify and Disqualify

If for any reason the Contest does not occur as planned, including but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Playbook reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.

10. General Contest Prohibitions

The Artist agrees not to do any of the following:

  • Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
  • Use, display, mirror or frame the Playbook services or content, or any individual element within its services, Playbook’s name, any Playbook trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Playbook’s express written consent;
  • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

Playbook reserves the right, but is not obligated to remove or disable access to any entries at any time and without notice. This includes, but is not limited to, Playbook’s determination, and at their sole discretion, any content considered to be objectionable, in violation of these terms, or in violation of the law. Playbook may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.

11. Governing Law

These terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.