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Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 1:13 PM
To celebrate the release of the newest and darkest chapter in the Insidious story, DeviantArt and Insidious: Chapter 3 have teamed up to give you a unique challenge—create a new emoticon inspired by the Insidious series.Header-bg2 by TharBeVikings

DeviantArt presents Insidious Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest

To celebrate the release of the newest and darkest chapter in the Insidious story, DeviantArt and Insidious: Chapter 3 have teamed up to give you a unique challenge — help us create a new set of emoticons inspired by the Insidious series. Reach into the deepest recesses of your mind and submit a single digital drawing of a character from the Insidious movies, a creepy or spooky thing, or a completely original image. Whether you feature a Medium with a surprised face or a crying Lipstick-face Demon, we want to see what you can do!

One grand-prize winner will win two tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3, $5,000 USD, and will have the opportunity to have their emoticon turned into a full set of emoticons that will be usable in the Kik Messenger App, used by 120+ million users!

Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2 showed us that our nightmares are more than just bad dreams. Now, in the third and darkest chapter of the series, you'll be taken back to the beginning—before the haunting of the Lambert family. You’ll be able to see Elise Rainer’s ghastly confrontations with the spectres as she helps the Brenner family through their paranormal encounters.

Familiarize yourself with the Insidious series, and watch the Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer above. Also, consult the asset page for more information on the challenge.

Choose a character from the movies, a creepy or spooky thing, or a completely original image that can be converted to an emoticon. Submit your drawing in the form of a JPG or PNG that is approximately 96x96 pixels.

Submit your drawing to the contest category by using the Enter Now button below.


  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of March 18, 2015.
  • Entrant must reside in any of the 50 United States, its territories, or its military installations to be eligible.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on April 12, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt.
  • Membership to is required to enter the Contest. Membership to is free.
  • The Work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single .PNG or .JPG file suitable to be adapted into an emoticon for mobile platform use.
  • Entries must be approximately 96 pixels in width by 96 pixels in height.
  • Entires must be original Works and may not use stock materials from others, although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply so please read the Official Rules carefully.

The three winners will be selected by Leigh Whannell, the Director of Insidious: Chapter 3. Judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Originality of the Work;
  • Overall Impact of the Work;
  • Technical and Artistic Skill.

Please read the Official Rules for additional judging information

The winners are in! See the three original Neo-Victorian designs inspired by PlayStation's The Order: 1886. 1886 by TharBeVikings
The Order 1886 Winners

We asked you to create a new gadget, weapon, or outfit for the Knights of The Order in "The Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gear Contest," and the winners are in!

Hundreds of deviants submitted their unique creations, and after careful consideration, those entries were narrowed down to thirteen semi-finalists. We sent the semi-finalists to the Playstation Creative team for the difficult task of picking three finalists to be taken to Sydney for The Order: 1886 launch event, and the results are in!

In addition to their trip to Sydney, these three finalists will each receive a brand-new PS4 console, a copy of The Order: 1886, and a 6-month Premium Membership. The Grand-Prize Winner will also receive a check for $3,000 AUD. Congratulations, winners!

The Order: 1886 Contest Entry

by: :icongreyradian: GreyRadian

You can read more about GreyRadian's experience at the launch event in his journal here.

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