It seems they have begun a new contest in the lodestone forums.
Tales From Eorzea (NA)
An eerie stillness hangs menacingly in the air and ghouls, goblins and imps are coming out in search of scared young adventurers to terrify. Instead of hiding under your bed scared out of your wits, now is the perfect time to gather your friends around a campfire and share your spookiest stories in hopes of keeping the monsters at bay!
The FINAL FANTASY XIV Tales from Eorzea contest is here to facilitate just that! Gather your friends around a campfire and take a screenshot of your character giving their best scary story performance, and post it on the forums along with a spine-chilling short story that takes place in Eorzea. The Community Team will select five of their personal favorite tales and award those adventurers with a Scarf of Wondrous Wit.
Draw inspiration from the dark sources present in Eorzea and tell a tale that is sure to strike terror into even the bravest adventurers as they slumber in their beds!
October 18, 2012 12:01AM (PDT) through October 25, 2012 11:59PM (PDT)
Take a screenshot of your character at a campfire somewhere in the wilds of Eorzea. Note that multiple screenshots may be posted in your entry to help tell your story (up to a maximum of 5).
Write a spooky short story and post it in this thread along with your screenshot. Your story must be no longer than 700 words to qualify.
How to Take and Post Screenshots
To take a screenshot, hold down the "Scroll Lock" key, and press the "Print Screen" key to take a screenshot. The image will be saved to My Documents → My Games → FINAL FANTASY XIV → screenshots
Upload your campfire screenshot to your Lodestone blog or other image hosting website
*For uploading images to Lodestone, please refer to the instructions listed here to learn about the upload process.
Copy the URL for the uploaded picture.
*This can be done by opening your image of choice in your Image List and then right-clicking and selecting "Copy Image Location." This process may differ depending on the browser you are using.
Finally, when posting on the forum, use the [IMG] tag and place the URL between them:
Five Grand Prize Winners:
One Scarf of Wondrous Wit
* Must have an active account to receive the Scarf of Wondrous Wit. This prize is an in-game item and has no monetary value
Winners will be selected by the Community Team on or about October 26th and an announcement will be made on the forums.
One entry per player. If multiple entries are posted, only the first post will be valid. (If you run into issues adding your entry to your first post, you'll be allowed to create a second post.)
Posts cannot be edited while the event is ongoing.
Do not edit the screenshots (cropping and editing out other player names is acceptable).
This contest is limited to North America Square Enix Accounts only.
We ask that you please limit posts in this thread to entries only. Off-topic posts will be removed or moved to another thread on the forum.
SQUARE ENIX OWNERSHIP OF ENTRIES
All entries and other materials (the "Entry Materials") (including all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith) submitted by you become the property of Square Enix upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any contestant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Square Enix will own all rights to use, modify, and make derivative works of the Entry Materials, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Square Enix's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Square Enix to effect, perfect, or confirm Square Enix's ownership rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Entry Materials may be used by contestants only for purposes of the Contest or for private, personal, non-public viewing. Entry materials received by Square Enix may be destroyed by Square Enix at any time following the Contest.
ORIGINAL WORK OF AUTHORSHIP
You hereby warrant and represent that (a) as between you and parties other than Square Enix, you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) other than the fact that all intellectual property embodied in and related to the FFXIV game, including all copyrighted works and trademarks and derivative works thereof, are the exclusive property of Square Enix, all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.