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Game-header by marioluevanosSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!



















Official Rules


Enter Now







Engage Blizzard’s
Mightiest Heroes in Battle:


Assemble the mightiest heroes from across Warcraft™, Diablo™, Starcraft™, and more! Illustrate characters from two or more different Blizzard universes engaged in battle for the chance to win $6,000 USD, a framed print of your entry, and an original sketch by Sam Didier, Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm, and more. With powerful heroes including all of your favorites awaiting your call, who will you choose?


Sharpen your favorite weapons and prepare to fight, because now you and all of your friends can join the fight for the Nexus! Blizzard’s newest game, Heroes of the Storm, allows you to build and customize heroes from your favorite Blizzard games and face-off in fast-paced mayhem.



















About The Game






Heroes of the Storm is a new free-to-play team brawler of heroic proportions. Mobilize teams featuring your favorite heroes from more than 20 years of Blizzard games and face-off against opponents in one of seven dynamic Battlegrounds for your chance at glory!


Use the links below to learn more about Heroes of the Storm and to see a list of some of the many heroes you can choose to feature in your artwork. You can also dive into the fray and experience the game firsthand by logging in and playing the game for free!















How To Enter










STEP 1: VISUALIZE


Review the asset page to learn more about Heroes of the Storm. Select at least two characters from different Blizzard universes to feature in your artwork. You may use materials provided on the Asset Page and related pages as reference but you may not actually duplicate them as part of your submission. For more information on permitted characters, please see the Official Rules.









STEP 2: CREATE


Illustrate your chosen characters engaging in battle. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry in another medium is acceptable.









STEP 3: ENTER


Your entry must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length and be either a single JPG or PNG file.









SHARE


Share your artwork on your social channels using the hashtag #PlayHeroes. Explore the hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and DeviantArt to see other artists’ amazing works! This is not a required step to win or place in the contest.


















Prizing













The 1st Prize Winner Will Receive:


  • A framed sketch by Sam Didier, Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm, inspired by the winning entry
  • A framed print of the 1st place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $6,000 USD
  • $250 in Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 8,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 1-year Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com





The 2nd Prize Winner Will Receive:


  • A framed print of the 2nd place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $3,000 USD
  • $150 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com





The 3rd Prize Winner Will Receive:


  • A framed print of the 3rd place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $1,000 USD
  • $100 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com






22 Semi-Finalist Prize Winners Will Receive:




  • A signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • $50 Battle.net Balance (USD)
  • 1,000 DeviantArt Points










Rules





The Blizzard Contest Begins at 12:00 am time (PDT) on May 19, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on June 23, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 19, 2015.  Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on June 23, 2015 and must be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt.
  • Membership to www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free.
  • The work may originate in any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted. Read the Official Rules for more details.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single JPG or PNG file at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.
  • Your entry must include at least two Blizzard Heroes currently featured in the Blizzard’s interactive games, or Heroes who have been in any game released by Blizzard engaged in battle. Please consult the Official Rules for Blizzard games that are excluded.
  • You may reference but not copy the images provided on the Asset Page and in the games.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, so please read the Official Rules carefully.








Judging





The three winners will be selected by Sam Didier, Blizzard’s Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm. The 25 semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of Blizzard’s full-time art team and by the DeviantArt Staff. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:


  • Depiction of the Heroes in battle
  • Overall impact of the Work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.































In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create a spooky Insidious-inspired emoticon, and the winners are in! The finalists will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the winning entry will be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners!I3-social 2a by TharBeVikings
















DeviantArt presents Insidious Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest Winners









These winning emoticons will scare and delight!


In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we challenged you to create an original emoticon based on the terrifying Insidious series, and the winners are in! Twenty-five spooky and amusing semi-finalists were sent to Leigh Whannell, director and writer of Insidious: Chapter 3, who chose three winners from the impressive selection. The first, second, and third place winners will all receive cash prizes and tickets to see Insidious: Chapter 3 in theaters, and the first place winning entry will also be turned into a full set of emoticons available on the Kik Messenger app. Congratulations, winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!



































In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we asked you to create a spooky or creepy emoticon inspired by the Insidious movie series.  Our judges reviewed the ghoulish and scary entries, picking 25 emoticons that will now be sent to Leigh Whannell, director of Insidious: Chapter 3. Congratulations, semi-finalists!Header-bg2 by TharBeVikings















DeviantArt presents Insidious Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest












In the Insidious: Chapter 3 Emoticon Contest, we asked you to create a spooky or creepy emoticon inspired by the Insidious series. The contest gallery quickly filled up with ghoulish and scary faces created with the intent to terrify and amuse. Our judges went through every single entry and picked the creepiest and most artistic emoticons from the group! These semi-finalists will be sent to Leigh Whannell, director of Insidious: Chapter 3, who will pick the emoticon that will be turned into a full set, available on the Kik Messenger App!


Congratulations, semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who entered!























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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 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.





















































THE INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 EMOTICON CONTEST BEGINS AT 12:00 AM (PDT) ON MARCH 18, 2015 AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM (PDT) ON APRIL 12, 2015.


  • 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 www.deviantart.com is required to enter the Contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com 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.




The semi-finalists are in! See the 13 innovative Neo-Victorian designs inspired by Playstation's The Order: 1886.tesla by SpicyGingerr





















The Order 1886 Semi-finalists

















In the Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gears Contest, we challenged you to create a new weapon, gadget, or outfit that would belong in the Neo-Victorian world of The Order: 1886.


Ingenious deviants created various useful, dangerous, and stylish pieces for the Knights of The Order to use along their journey, and the semi-finalists are in!


The judges were blown away by all of the innovative devices. It was a difficult task, but our judges were able to narrow their picks down to these thirteen entries. Congratulations, semi-finalists, and thank you to everyone who participated!























thumb by SpicyGingerr

























Outcast Odyssey





In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to design a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampunk Warrior for use in the new Outcast Odyssey game, and the winners are in!


We were honored with judges of the highest possible calibre: contracted Outcast Odyssey artist and DeviantArt member Warren Louw, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games Jonathan Durr, and Mobile Games Producer at Namco Bandai Games America Joe Riego. Our esteemed judging team pored over every semi-finalist’s entry in great detail.


Only a handful of illustrations would best translate into a card to be featured in the game, and after much thoughtful consideration, our judges agreed on the following three pieces. View the alluring Witch, monstrous Dragon, and formidable Sorceress picked as finalists, and read the judges’ comments below. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!








GRAND PRIZE WINNER















"The design of this dragon was so unique. The artist did a great job with the composition and the sense of scale on the creature."


- Jon Durr




"There were a lot of great dragons in the contest but this particular piece stood out as having a real surreal feel to it and it just fits in the world of Outcast Odyssey."


- Joe Riego




"Excellent use of colour with a solid painterly technique bringing through a wonderful design with epic scale. A worthy OO dragon!"


- Warren Louw










GRAND PRIZE WINNER















"Pirate King! Robots, Guns!, aaand Pirates? What’s not  to love. "


- Joe Riego




"Pirate King: Awesome concept and very well executed! Loving the character design, colours, composition and overall mood created in this scene."


- Warren Louw




"Pirate King: This piece was wonderfully rendered, and conveyed a lot of personality.  Plus robots are sweet!"


- Jonathan Durr










GRAND PRIZE WINNER















"We've played a lot with different perspective on the cards, and know how tricky it is.  This image nailed that perspective.  The detail in the snake was incredible while not stealing the scene away from the central character."


- Jon Durr




"This piece elevates the standard fantasy trope of the wicked witch. The use of perspective, the dynamic lighting and vibrant use of color creates a stunning visual."


- Joe Riego




"Skilfull execution of composition, values, colour and detailing doing great justice to the character. An epic pleasure to look at!"


- Warren Louw



























In the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to show us one of Vlad the Impaler's transformations—either into a flock of bats or the fearsome vampire Dracula. After much deliberation by the judges, the winners are in. Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!Dracula Fb Meta by SpicyGingerr
Winners

In the Dracula Untold Billboard Contest, we challenged you to illustrate one of Vlad the Impalers monumental changes—either into a flock of bats or into the fearsome vampire Dracula. There were hundreds of beautiful pieces, all of which showed Vlad's incredible strength of body and character. After much debate, our judges agreed on these three amazing entries. Congratulations winners, and thank you to everyone who participated!

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The semi-finalists are in! See which 25 pieces are in the running to be featured in the adventurous world of Outcast Odyssey.lady snake by Igor-Grechany-Ostrov




















Outcast Odyssey












In the Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge, we asked you to illustrate a new Witch/Warlock, Dragon/Monster, or Steampunk Warrior that belongs in the adventurous world of Outcast Odyssey for the chance to have your art featured within the game!


There were amazing entries, featuring everything from dangerous magical beings to brave and gallant heroes. Our judges looked at every single entry and picked 25 amazing pieces which will now be sent to the team at Outcast Odyssey. Congratulations, Semi-Finalists!



















Dracula Untold Billboard Contest

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 4:38 PM
We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.Dracula Fb Meta by SpicyGingerr

Transform Vlad the Impaler!

Dracula Untold paints a new picture of the Dracula we know and fear, providing an original twist on the emotional story of transformation and immeasurable power.

Throughout the movie, the Transylvanian prince and soon-to-be vampire Vlad the Impaler goes through various changes on his quest to protect his family, his home, and himself from the cruel Turkish Empire.

We're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula. Breathe new life into a depiction of these startling changes as Vlad the Impaler uses the strength of mind and body to meet the challenges of his journey.

Official RulesSubmit
Learn More
1

Watch the Dracula Untold trailer for inspiration in your artwork.

2

Illustrate one of Vlad's main changes from the story—either his transformation into a flock of bats or his ultimate transition into the vampire Dracula.

3

Enter your artwork into the contest by using the SUBMIT button below. Your entry must be a single .JPG or .PNG file and must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height.

Official RulesSubmitView Entries
Your Billboard Here!

Three Grand Prize Finalists

3 Grand Prize Finalists will get $1,000 USD and their work featured as a Billboard Takeover on DeviantArt's Today Page.

The Dracula Untold Billboard Contest begins at 12:00 AM (PT - Los Angeles Time) on January 28, 2015 and ends at 11:59pm (PT - Los Angeles Time) on February 4, 2015.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of January 28, 2015;
  • Entrant must reside in any of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, possessions and the U.S. military installations to be eligible;
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on February 4, 2015 and be submitted through the contest gallery on DeviantArt;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is required to enter the Contest;
  • Membership to www.DeviantArt.com is free;
  • Entrant must submit an original artwork illustrating one of Vlad the Impaler's monumental changes—either into a flock of bats or his transformation into the vampire Dracula;
  • The Work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single .JPG or .PNG file;
  • Entry must be approximately 2,000 pixels in width by 550 pixels in height;
  • Entry must not include any third party stock images for the Work nor any other third party content, however, licensed brushes and textures are acceptable;
  • Entrant may reference elements from the motion picture Dracula Untold but may not directly copy them or make faithful renders of the actor's likenesses;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply. Please read the Official Rules carefully;

Three grand prize winners will be selected by full-time DeviantArt Staff on or about February 7, 2015, from all eligible and qualified entries. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Success in showing Vlad the Impaler's transformation
  • Technical skill
  • Artistic impact
Official RulesSubmitView Entries
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