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Season 2: Competition Rules

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Creator Competition Season 2 Rules 


The Contest is announced and organized by BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE a.s., with its registered office at Stříbrná Lhota 747, 252 10 Mníšek pod Brdy, Czech Republic, registered in the Commercial Register kept by the Municipal Court in Prague, section B, insert 9791 (Id. No.: 272 18 864, Tax Id. No.: CZ 272 18 864).

Objective of the Contest

The objective of this Contest is to create original Mystery Ylands for the video game YLANDS which will be available in the YLANDS game, all that in compliance with these Contest Rules.

The Contest is announced as public and will be publicly announced at the official website of the Organizer (www.bohemia.net) and on the website of the video game YLANDS (www.ylands.com). After the final decision of the Jury, the results of the Contest will be announced on the above listed websites in the same manner as the launch of this Contest.


Terms of the Contest

The Contest is announced on September 1st at 09:00 CEST (GMT+1).

Entries must be submitted no later than on October 17th at 23:59 CEST (GMT+1).

The Winners of the Contest will be announced in November 2021.

The Contest is open in the following categories with following prizes:


Main Category (for the best Entry):

1st place

3,000 USD


2nd place

2,000 USD


3rd place

1,000 USD


4th place

700 USD


5th place

500 USD



Participants and Rules of Entry

 The Contest can be entered by individuals provided that they comply with the following rules:

  • they are 12 years of age or over,
  • they are not employees or contractors of the Organizer,
  • they duly meet all the Contest Rules.



  • All Entries have to be submitted by uploading them to the OwnCloud service on this link: https://cloud.bistudio.com/index.php/s/vkb9RwJWDGIyNCl and by creating a forum thread on the official YLANDS forum, within the Contest's subsection in which the Participant confirms the upload of all the required documents, as stated in the submission guide. 
  • The Entries must be in form of Mystery Ylands, which comply with the requirements stated in the Creator Guidelines. 
  • By submitting an Entry, the Participants:
    • declare that they fully understood and agreed with these Contest Rules and that they are fully capable in participating in the Contest,
    • represent and warrant, with respect to each Entry by the Participant in this Contest, that the Entry is the result of their own independent creation and does not contain any third-party works of authorship that have been used or copied without authorization or permission of their respective authors,
    • declare that they fully understood how their personal data is processed,
    • any Entry that is in breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties or is otherwise in violation of these Contest Rules will be deemed void and automatically be disqualified from this Contest,
    • agree to indemnify, defend, and hold blameless the Organizer and its affiliates from and against any third-party claims arising from or as a result of (i) a breach of any of the foregoing representations and warranties by such Participant, or (ii) a breach or violation of any of the other provisions of these Contest Rules by such Participant.
  • Entries cannot be uploaded after 17th October 2021 at 23:59 CEST (GMT+1) unless the Organizer decides to extend this period. 
  • Participants can submit any number of Entries.
  • All Entries must be original and previously unpublished. Organizer does not accept Entries that have been shared publicly prior to the announcement of this Contest. Once the Entry is submitted the Participant undertakes not to publish the Entry till the winning Entries are announced. Winning Entries then shall not be published unless approved in advance by the Organizer.


General Content Requirements

  • The content of the Entries must not infract anyone's rights, including any intellectual property rights or licenses.
  • Entries must not contain any advertisement.
  • Entries must not contain any obscene, offensive, or derogatory elements, imagery, or texts.
  • For copyright reasons, no game asset should be created after or closely resemble an existing object protected by copyright law.
  • Entries must be in compliance with YLANDS EULA.
  • Although not mandatory, Organizer strongly recommends that Participants keep a personal record of their progress on the forum post, with drafts, photographs, renders, and / or sketches. Not only can this be exciting to share it in retrospect, but it can also provide extra security in the unlikely event of contested intellectual property. If a dispute occurs and there is no clear indication of original work, it may result in the disqualification of two or more Participants.


Evaluation of Entries and Selection of the Winners

  • The selection of winners will be handled by the Organizer.
  • The selection of Winners and distribution of the Prizes among the respective Winners will be held by the Jury consisting of YLANDS development team members.
  • The awarding and placement of the Contest Entries will be determined at the sole discretion of the Jury and Organizer based on free evaluation of the extent to which the individual Entries meet the Contest criteria.
  • The decision of the Organizer and the Jury is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to not award all places.
  • Once the Winners are chosen, they will be contacted by the Organizer to provide the Organizer with necessary details for delivery of the prizes. If the Winners do not provide the Organizer with requested the details, they lose their entitlement to the prize they won.  
  • The Winners will be awarded 50% of the prize money when their Mystery Yland is published and 50% of the prize money 3 months from the date of publishing the Mystery Yland, provided they keep editing the game as requested by the Organizer for 3 months from the date of publishing the Mystery Yland. 
  • The Organizer will publish the eligible Mystery Ylands within 3 months of announcing the Winners, provided the Winners will keep editing the game as requested by the Organizer prior to publishing the Mystery Yland in the live game. By submitting the Entry the Participant grants the Organizer a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide, unlimited license to use the Entry in the original, modified or adjusted form in any manner possible which the nature of Entry allows. The license is granted for the duration of economic rights to the Entry. The Organizer may demand the Participant to conclude a written agreement with the Organizer covering granting of the mentioned license.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to request additional information and/or documentation from the Winners and ask them to adjust parts of the Mystery Yland prior to publishing the game in the live version of the game. 


Final Provisions

Reimbursement of the expenses related to the participation in the Contest:

  • All Participants enter and participate in the Contest at their own expenses; the Organizer will not provide any reimbursements besides the prizes.

Applicable law:

  • The Contest is announced and governed by the laws of the Czech Republic, namely but not limited to respective provisions of the Act N° 89/2012 Coll., Civil Code as well as by other provisions of relevant legislation.

Conflict resolution:

  • There may be no appeal against the decision of the Jury.
  • The Prizes are not judicially enforceable.

Withdrawal from the Contest:

  • The Contest can be withdrawn from only for substantial reasons.
  • Withdrawal from the Contest will be realized and announced in the same manner as the announcement of these Contest Rules.
  • The Organizer reserves the right, to the extent permitted by applicable law, to terminate, cancel, modify or suspend this Contest, in whole or in part, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond the Organizer’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest as determined by the Organizer at its sole discretion. In addition, the Organizer reserves the right to take down and remove any Entry that becomes subject to a third-party claim for copyright infringement or for violation of any other right.
  • If the Participant breaches any of his/her obligations contained in these Contest Rules the Organizer can decide that such Participant loses his/her right to receive the prize he/she won.


The Organizer reserves the right to modify the Contest Rules. In such event, the Organizer will announce the modification of the Contest Rules by means of notification on the Bohemia Interactive and YLANDS websites and on the official YLANDS forum.

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