These are the rules for participation in Weta Workshop’s Valentine’s Day Competition (referred to below as the “Competition”). These Rules make a contract between you (the person signing up for the Competition), and us (Weta Workshop Limited, incorporated in New Zealand, the promoter of the Competition).

When you sign up for the Competition, you promise us that all information you provide is complete and accurate.

If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian must provide their consent, and must agree to these Rules and ensure you follow them. Otherwise we may disqualify you from the Competition and/or collecting the prize.


The winner, as announced by Weta Workshop, will receive a custom recreation of the ‘One Ring’ from The Lord of the Rings film, laser-engraved with a personalised message that is translated into Elvish. The 10 carat gold ring and inscription will be created by the team at Jens Hansen The Ringmaker in Nelson, New Zealand.


To enter the competition, leave the message you would like engraved on the ring as a comment on the official Weta Workshop Facebook post or write it in an email.  Your message must contain 200 characters or less. Entries close at Noon, Tues Feb 12, 2019 (PST).


To be eligible, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Winners aged under 18 years must have consent from a parent or guardian.
  • Employees and contractors of Weta Workshop and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.


Weta Workshop’s favourite five entries will be put to a public vote at Noon, Wed Feb 13, 2019 (PST).

The polling period will be open until Noon, Thurs 14 Feb, 2019 (PST). At this time, the entry with the most public votes wins.

The winner will be contacted on Facebook or email before 7pm, Thurs 14 Feb (PST). If by Noon, Thurs 21 Feb, 2019 (PST), the chosen winner has not claimed their prize, the prize will be forfeited and we may award the prize to another eligible entrant. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize will be shipped (at promoter’s cost) as soon as possible, once the ring has been created. Estimated delivery is 4 – 6 weeks after the prize has been claimed.

Prize rules

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

Except as specified in these Rules, the winner is responsible for all costs that he or she might need to incur in order to accept or use  the prize, or as a result of accepting or using the prize (including, for example, taxes, insurance, travel, accommodation, and/or other incidental expenses).

We will not be required to replace or repair the prize if that is lost, stolen or damaged in transit after it has been dispatched to the delivery address provided by the winner. The actual message laser-engraved on the ring will be at the discretion of the Ringmaker


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


By accepting the prize, each winner agrees that we may use his / her name and photo for publicity, promotional and media purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to them.


We will collect and use the information that you provide us when you sign up for the Competition, for the purposes of operating the Competition, and managing our relationship with you in connection with the Competition. We may also use this information for internal market research, and providing you with information about our products and services, although you can opt-out of receiving marketing messages at any time. We may also provide your information to our service providers for these purposes. If you do not provide us with the information required by the Competition you may not be able to participate in the Competition.

We may also use web analytics tools (including ‘cookies’) to track your usage of any apps or 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, the personal information we hold about you.

Exclusion of liability

As far as allowed 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 prize draw, the prize or these terms, and in particular, any loss, damage or injury that the winner (or his or her guest, if applicable) might suffer in receiving or using the prize.


You acknowledge that the Competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and that Facebook does not have any liability to you in relation to the Competition. You agree to fully release Facebook from any and all liability in relation to your participation in the Competition and use of any app or website through which you participate in the Competition.

Other terms

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