Riot Music: Creator-Safe Guidelines
Riot Music is committed to supporting streamers and contenting creators. We have outlined some guidelines and FAQs for those who often use our music when making content.
With the spring split coming to a close, and the winners of the LCS being crowned this weekend, it's natural to start looking ahead. So we are happy to announce for the 2nd year in a row, the StateFarm Cosplay Contest! This event is slated during the LCS Summer finals, and submissions open on Monday, 4/20.
Just like last year, Riot is partnering with State Farm to host the LCS Summer Finals Cosplay Contest, where several talented cosplayers will be selected as finalists, and flown out to experience the LCS Summer Finals. They will also be featured as Cosplay Guests onsite, with tickets provided for them and one handler. All of this will be fully integrated as a part of our LCS Fan Event, so keep your eyes peeled for our finalists onsite and on broadcast.
But that’s not all! While at the LCS Finals, cosplayers will compete for the grand prize: a round trip ticket to one international esports event for them and one friend, and a cash prize of $5,000! Due to Worlds 2020 possibly not having guests, we will allow the winner to choose another international event of their choice as the grand prize.
Runners up will receive prizes as well! 2nd place will receive $2,000, with 3rd place being awarded $1,000. For those of you not at LCS Finals, you’ll also be able to vote on social for your favorite finalist. The fan favorite award will win an extra $500.
We’re sure you have a ton of questions on how to submit your cosplays to the State Farm Cosplay Contest! So let’s get into the nitty gritty...
As part of the process, we’ll be asking cosplayers to submit photos and/or videos online prior to LCS Summer Finals via our link at the bottom of this article. This is to allow for the selection of our finalists before the event. As such, we will be opening online submissions on Monday, April 20 2020 at 2:00 PM PT and closing submissions on Friday, August 7 2020 at 11:59 PM PT. Submissions outside of this time period will not be considered in the judging.
From all that enter (and qualify), our judges will select the finalists.
There are tons of amazing ways for people to express themselves in cosplay! However, for this contest, the judges will be issuing scores (between 1 and 10) in the following categories. The top submissions who earn the most points will head to the LCS Finals, and be considered as cosplay finalists!
At the time you enter, please provide photos and/or videos of your cosplay that are unedited, and show the costume on a person. Costumes should be at least 80% completed at the time of submission to allow for judges to get an accurate depiction of your cosplay for pre-judging.
As with all contests, there are a ton of legal things we need to cover. Read all the official legal rules here: LINK TO LEGAL DISCLAIMER
To make Submissions easier this year, we have created a template to help you get started. Please download the template to use during your submission: LINK TO TEMPLATE
The period to submit your cosplay for the contest is Monday, April 20 2020 at 2:00 PM PT and closing submissions on Friday, August 7 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Submissions outside of that time frame will not be considered.
Finalists will be contacted and announced on Monday, August 17 at 2 PM PT. We will be contacting all finalists via the email they submit with, so keep an eye on your inbox!
Of course you can dress up! We are still working on the exact rules for cosplayers at Summer Finals with the venue, so keep your eyes peeled for more info about that as we get closer to the event.
In the event COVID-19 (or other events) causes changes to Summer Finals, we will host the finals judging online via a questionnaire and long form interview with our cosplay judges. Dates for submission will not change and if judging moves online then interviews will take place around the same time as Summer Finals.
No worries! We’ve created a Discord to answer those questions, and allow you to connect with your fellow cosplayers and share progress. Please join us here: https://discord.gg/ZKACt7H
We cannot wait to see what you create!