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The Theme:

Any Video Game that was released on the SNES, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System counts!  Be it the games from Nintendo itself but also any type of ports and multiplatform games ranging from the movie adaption of Alien 3, TV Cartoon based games like TMNT, Beavis and Butthead, The Animaniacs or ports of PC / Amiga games like Populous, Sim City or arcade ports like Street Fighter II and Parodius.


You can submit character illustrations or portraits of characters that were in Super Nintendo games or you can try to illustrate the game itself, how you do it, is your thing.


The rules:

No nudity, no fetish stuff
The fan art has to be new of course and was made for this contest
You can tribute the SNES in general, choose a specific game that was on the console or choose a specific game character from a SNES game. Something like Mario in his look from Super Mario Oddyssee is not allowed of course, Mario as example would have to be the Mario from Mario World, Kart or even Baby Mario from Yoshi's Island.
1 submission per artist
The contest ends on Monday the 30th April at 12 PM
You have to mention it in the description of the submission that it was made for the Game-Art-HQ SNES Art Contest and add a link our group
You don't have to be a group member to participate in our contests

You can submit the deviation via a comment right here, you don't have to submit it directly to the group since we will request it from you for the contest gallery folder :-)



The Prizes:

40 Dollars, paid via Paypal for the 1st Prize,
20 Dollars as the 2nd Prize

We also have a pool of games on Steam as prizes for the 3rd-7th Winners including games like Wasteland 2, Broken Sword 5 and many more.


The winners will be decided through 6 art judges and be announced at the first May weekend. One of the art judges is myself :iconreinhold-hoffmann: 4 are artists and part of GA-HQ since years and 1 is a mystery that will be lifted in the first week of may.



The art contests prizes are paid through group members that donate 1,2,3,5 dollars per month to our Patreon account (www.patreon.com/GameArtHQ) if you like the idea of supporting art contests like this one, have a look and help to make us these contests (more) attractive for the artists!



If you don't know a lot about the awesome video game console that was the SNES, well..in that case you missed really a ton of awesome games.

Let me name just a few that are among my favourites..and maybe also an inpiration for you to participate in this contest!

Actraiser, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, Contra III, Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy III (6), Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 2, Parodius, Rock N Roll Racing, Super Mario World, Secret of Mana, Super Metroid, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, Zelda: A Link to the Past..and so many more...


Much fun and good luck everyone!



Small Update:
Unlike the previous Playstation 4 Contest, the SNES one also has its own gallery now which can be seen here:
game-art-hq.deviantart.com/gal…

Small Notes:
This contest started on the 11th March
I informed a good couple of artists personally that were active here before or / and drew SNES or Nintendo related art in the past since our journals alone don't reach many group members anymore it seems.
The first submission was online on the 17th March and featured Super Metroid
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:iconunreal-forever:
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally I was able to finish my drawing:
Akuma for GA-HQ Art Contest #2: The Super Nintendo by Unreal-Forever
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Heh..1 hour and 10 minutes before the contest ends :-)
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:iconunreal-forever:
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH!!! I almost did not achieve it :icondragoncollapse:
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:iconfranjogutierrez:
FranjoGutierrez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I hope to present the drawing within the deadline. I only have a few hours. I think I've fainted. 
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:iconfranjogutierrez:
FranjoGutierrez Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Here is my entry.

I hope you like it.

Super Nova - Darius Force by FranjoGutierrez
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:iconhowling-madfoxhatter:
HOwLing-MAdFoxHatter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Took me longer then I thought to make, but I finally got my entry done: the 16 Bit King by HOwLing-MAdFoxHatter
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shinragod Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018
Xx
It is with great sorrow that I need to inform you that I have encountered too many problems with my tablet and art programs on my laptop during my deployment to finish my drawing in time.
With great regret I am dropping out of the contest ;-;
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:iconsosiick:
soSiiCK Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2018   Digital Artist
Here's my entry
Terra by soSiiCK
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:icon2dforever:
2dforever Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Just added mine!
Bin Chicken by 2dforever
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:iconayamikgarcia:
AyamiKGarcia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018
Excellent work, but please mention it in the description that you made it for the Game-Art-HQ Contest, in the best case with a link to the group and site www.game-art-hq.com
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:iconayamikgarcia:
AyamiKGarcia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry got ahead of myself lol. Its added now :D
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:iconshinragod:
shinragod Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
I've settled into my deployment and am ready to draw again!
dont think I forgot bout this awesome contest ;)
Im still sticking with Demons Crest too =^^=
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Heh, a week is still left :-)
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:iconshinragod:
shinragod Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Yep! And it will be done by then
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:iconskullkidross:
SkullKidRoss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Here's my entry:  Link Vs Lanmolas by HerbivoreRoss

Thanks for looking!
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:iconunreal-forever:
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm worried about the date this contest ends, there it says: Sunday 30th April, but.... 30th It is not Monday?.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Oops, damn right, it ends on monday of course :-)
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:iconunreal-forever:
Unreal-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :icondragonkekeplz:, ok, now I am more relaxed :icondragonteaplz:, is that on weekends I do not have internet access and those two days of each week are the ones that I can devote the most to art.
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Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, i was planning to do something for Stunt Race FX, but due to unforseen circumstances, i guess i'll be sitting this contest out. Good luck to everyone else though. Some real nice contenders out there. :' D
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Aww ^^
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:iconaltarior:
Altarior Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Got my entry ready :D Bombs Away! by Altarior
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:iconmyaco:
Myaco Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Here is my picture for the contest.
I hope I can get a scanned version. A2 doesn't fit into my scanner. xD
Well, I hat lots of fun drawing this one. Thanks for giving me the motivation to try out something bigger. :la:

Welcome to Yoshi's Island by Myaco
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Denke das wird unter die ersten 5, wenn nicht sogar den ersten Platz gewinnen. Ein echtes Meisterwerk.

Eine gescannte version wäre aber wirklich perfekt^^
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:iconben10fluid:
Ben10Fluid Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
is 3D art allowed to use for this? Or only drawn stuff?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
3d art is totally okay!
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:icondigitalninja:
digitalninja Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Here is my submission. Had a ton of fun making this, thanks for the opportunity!

Final Fight - Main Crew by digitalninja
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:icondanielaivanova:
DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
I'd like to promote this in my group devfeatures this week, if you don't mind. I wish you good luck and hope you get a lot of participants :aww: If you'd like to help me with the presentation of it and making sure it's all accurate, you can fill out this small form for me:
Host: your name/group name and whether it's required to be a watcher/group member
Theme: 1-5 words to summarize, whether the name of the contest or things such as OC fanart, character design, etc
Media: open/visual/digital/traditional/literature, etc
Deadline: a date or TBA /to be announced/
Prizes: just a very brief outline like this: :points:,$,artwork,features, no amounts will be included in the feature
Obviously whoever is interested will check out details in your journal to which I will link back, but it's much more attention-catching when it's concise.
And of course, feel welcome to join or watch the group - I'm making regular features and promotions for events around dA. You can submit both journals and art as well as suggest your friends' art to be featured.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Danke für das Angebot aber deine Gruppe ist wirklich noch verdammt klein, zudem bin ich mir nicht sicher ob die Mitglieder sich nicht die Finger verbrennen würden da hier etliche verdammt talentierte Profis dabei sind die wohl bei diesem Wettbewerb dabei sind. 

Trotzdem viel Erfolg mit deiner Gruppe, ich fing hier auch mal klein an, und es braucht ne menge Zeit, Motivation und Arbeit um sowas aufzubauen. 
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Es tut mir leid, dass ich nicht auch auf Deutsch antworte, das ist nicht meine Muttersprache und ich habe noch Schwierigkeiten, mich frei zu ausdrücken.
I know the group is small but it consists primarily of people who are very active within the community and when you reach those people you have a much higher potential to be shared around. In addition, if you were aiming only or professional artists I wouldn't think dA is the best platform to advertise it - maybe artstation or Behance would have been better choices. 
In any case, thanks for the response, it will save me a little bit of time and effort to have one fewer contests in the feature. Good luck!
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:iconedo--sama:
Edo--sama Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm definitely joining! The dilemma is, should I choose Final Fantasy VI or Earthbound?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
That is a good question, personally I would say FFVI because I bet some people have Earthbound in mind already..and I myself never played it ..but enjoyed FF6 multiple times


Something like a tribute to the Squaresoft games on snes in general could also be a cool idea maybe? Like something that combines FF 3-6 and also has something from chrono trigger, bahamut lagoon, mystic quest maybe and their excellent Mario RPG
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:iconedo--sama:
Edo--sama Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The idea of showing square's snes games in one picture is awesome, but i haven't played many of them so i doubt i could draw it.. and if you say someone may already have Earthbound in mind then I'll probably stick with FFVI~ especially since I've been enjoying it recently and would love to draw a fanart nonetheless :D should i somehow imply SNES in the picture?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018
That is totally up to you :-P
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:icon2dforever:
2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! I'd love to join in. I'm thinking something F-Zero related as I love those characters :)
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
Awesome, I have a feeling we get so many good submissions together that they can almost be seen as a tribute to the snes after all ^^ Good luck in the contest and much fun as well!


Btw, do you still play fighting games?
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:icon2dforever:
2dforever Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Basically looking for excuses to draw at the moment as work is busy. Always love being part of these :)

And yes I'm still playing fighting games. Very casually, mostly Street Fighter 5, which isn't too bad. And you?
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Yeah still playing fighting games from time to time as well..but I was super disappointed with Tekken 7..a game series I played and loved usually..but Tekken 7 ommitted many good old characters like Lei and Anna while they introduced some of the lamest character designs since Bao (KOF) with Lucky Chloe. And the guest characters like Akuma, Noctis and even the badass Geese Howard totally did not fit into the game.

Got into BlazBlue lately and am at the third game now, mostly doing the Story stuff which is crazy big for a fighting game am also playing Street Fighter V and did a big Gallery for all the ending artworks you get through playing the arcade mode. SFV started bad but right now ist damn decent. Loved to get the crossover Star Gladiator costume for Chun Li and hope to get the Captain Commando one now for Nash. But how they shrinked the FM you can get..well..thats EVIL.

Also playing Injustice 2 from time to time and a bit KOF 14 and Guilty Gear. Looking Forward a lot to SoulCalibur 6 now, ist great that Zasalamel is back, my favourite character beside Cervantes in the whole Series :-)

Hope SNK might surprise us soon with the reveal of either a new Samurai Shodown or a Metal Slug game that is not another damn mobile free2play one
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:icon2dforever:
2dforever Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Quick question on the contest... Is it ok to change my mind over what I draw? I'm on a Final Fight kick at the moment and I'd love to do something based on that classic!
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Totally okay ^^
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:iconsaskle:
Saskle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Sounds interesting! Although it won't be easy to decide on a game if you haven't played much SNES games in the first place XD
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ImmortalTanuki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Never got an SNES growing up, so I don't have any nostalgia attached to it. I'll see if there are any SNES games I've managed to play in my adulthood that inspires me. :)
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Well, I recommend you to use the time and work on that image. How about adding the whole classic SF II stage of Chun Li there as example. 
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:iconaltarior:
Altarior Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
Looks fun! Unfortunately I didn't get much SNES action growing up, but I'll see if I can find time for some Super Bomberman drawing action now! Love me some Bomberman! :eager:
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Bomberman IS love :P
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:iconhowling-madfoxhatter:
HOwLing-MAdFoxHatter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'll give this a go, we'll see if I actually get mine finished before the deadline xD
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Looking forward to it :)
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:iconazurelly:
Azurelly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh shiet. I've been grown up with the GameBoy though but not with the SNES :noes:

But ... as I read the samples on the journal, if it's about Final Fantasy then I can so something.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Final Fantasy 4,5 and Six sure count :-)
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