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Hero-bg by dtab428Dive into the world of Compulsion Games' We Happy Few and enter the Wellington Wells Postcard Contest for your chance to win $3,000 and more!
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Behold the happy town of Wellington Wells! It's bright, shiny, and the people are so friendly! Everything is wonderful in Wellington Wells...right?

But what's lurking behind its bubbly exterior? What darkness is revealed when it cracks? To celebrate the release of  Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing's We Happy Few, we want to invite as many people as possible to visit and find out!

To achieve that, we want you to create a postcard featuring the idealized Psycho-Delic version of Wellington Wells or the dark reality underneath or a mix of both. Your design may feature a happy, welcoming slogan like "Wish You Were Here" or "Visit Wellington Wells" but is not required.

First, Second, and Third Place winners will be picked by We Happy Few's Whitney Clayton (Art Director), Sarah Hamilton (Concept Artist), and Carylitz Tamez (Environmental Artist).

Download and review the assets from We Happy Few to get a feel for the town of Wellington Wells.

Decide which version of the town you'll be drawing and whether or not you'll be using a slogan or including any characters.

Submit your artwork to the contest category using the button below!

  • $3,000 USD
  • 6-Month Core Membership
  • We Happy Few Time Capsule
  • We Happy Few Game
  • We Happy Few T-Shirt
  • $2,000 USD
  • 6-Month Core Membership
  • We Happy Few Time Capsule
  • We Happy Few Game
  • We Happy Few T-Shirt
  • $1,000 USD
  • 6-Month Core Membership
  • We Happy Few Time Capsule
  • We Happy Few Game
  • We Happy Few T-Shirt
  • 3-Month Core Membership
  • 2,000 DeviantArt Points
  • We Happy Few Game

The We Happy Few Contest Begins At 12:00:00 p.m. (PT - Los Angeles Time) On July 24, 2018 And Ends At 11:59:59 p.m. (PT - Los Angeles Time) On August 14, 2018 (The "Promotion Period").

  • Entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years old as of July 24, 2018 to be eligible to enter the Contest;
  • In order to enter the Contest, Entrant must follow the instructions on the Contest Site and submit a completed entry of an original artwork illustrating the town of Wellington Wells from the We Happy Few game in the size of a postcard;
  • Must be the Entrant's original work made originally and solely for the Contest and may not use stock materials, trademarks, or characters other than those from the We Happy Few game;
  • May include licensed brushes and textures, original imagery and text created by the Entrant and visual elements from We Happy Few and Wellington Wells but the Entrant may not directly copy and paste images from We Happy Few as part of an entry and the entry may not infringe the copyright, trademark, or other rights of any third party;
  • May include the word/mark "We Happy Few" and "Wellington Wells" in the title, description and tags for the Work. May not include "Compulsion Games and/or Gearbox Publishing" text, logo or title treatment anywhere within the Work itself;
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply and please read the Official Rules carefully;
  • ARV of all prizing is $8,814.73

Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected from all eligible and qualified entries by a panel of full-time DeviantArt staff, along with an independent judge not affiliated with DeviantArt, on or about August 14, 2018. The semi-finalists will be selected on the basis of:

  • Choice of setting and emotion used in the Work;
  • Use of the town of Wellington Wells and optional use of We Happy Few characters and/or travel/tourism slogans in the Work
  • Originality and Artistic Skill; and
  • Success in Portraying the Contest Theme.
  • The First, Second and Third Place Works, using the same criteria and methodology, will be selected from the semi-finalists by Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing Staff, along with the same independent judge who helped to select the semi-finalists.
  • Please read the official rules for more details about judging




Wish you were here...forever! Dive into the world of Compulsion Games’ We Happy Few and enter the Wellington Wells Postcard Contest for your chance to win $3,000 and more.


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:iconjanerunsfast:
JaneRunsFast Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I've been trying to find out when the semi finalists will get the 2000 da points and game but haven't gotten a response from anyone I've sent notes to. I've gotten the 3 month core membership but nothing else, am I supposed to contact someone specific? I ended up buying the game on my own but the da points would be nice to have.
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:iconbironicheroine:
bironicheroine Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Artist
Hi there! My records show that I sent you the points on September 5th-- would you mind double-checking? Also, I've sent you a couple of emails and notes, but it's possible my emails have gone to spam. I just reached out again, so go ahead and check now and see if it worked.

Best,
Supriya
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:iconmebeyoung:
mebeyoung Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2018
maybe check your notes?
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:iconkofihesslup:
KofiHesslup Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Can I get some critiques on my piece? was looking to at least crack into the semi finalist with the time I had, but I guess I fell short. 

We Happy Few Contest by KofiHesslup
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi,
has the contest been cancelled?
When you click on the link below any of the entries it says the page you're looking for does not exist and it doesn't go to this journal anymore.
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:iconbironicheroine:
bironicheroine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Professional Artist
As others have said, yes, the contest entry period has ended, and the finalists are being chosen as we speak. The link below the entries shouldn't be broken-- is that still happening to you?
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
The glitch is fixed! Thanks for replying.
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
Ah, thanks!
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Semi-Finalist to be announced Tuesday, August 21. Good luck to everyone!
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:iconmateteag:
Mateteag Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018
I came to ask that. Thanks.

How many have participated?
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:icondoog87:
doog87 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for information)
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:iconarainmorn:
ArainMorn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for noting!
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:iconsophietopham:
SophieTopham Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student Artist
They've been judging for nearly a week now??
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:iconbironicheroine:
bironicheroine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Professional Artist
It takes a while to consider all the entries carefully! We have to be sure that all three judges have time to make their selections and meet to agree on the semi-finalists!
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:iconsynovelle:
synovelle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Contests like these take a while! There’s a LOT of entries, and they have to sort through which ones qualify and which ones don’t. 
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:iconluckyep:
LuckyEP Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That's what i wanted to ask. 
Soo... we don't have a date for the results?
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:iconsophietopham:
SophieTopham Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student Artist
i can’t find a date no, but i’d hope it would be soon.
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Semi Finalist are announced tomorrow, good luck!
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:iconsophietopham:
SophieTopham Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Student Artist
alright, thank you!
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:iconryu-gachaslushie:
ryu-gachaslushie Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck to everyone! 
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:iconpainratio:
PAINratio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional Artist
Look back at my submission ....
Wellington wells welcoming by PAINratio
.... Dang ! I should have done more =( (Sad) 
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:iconminipanzer2011:
Minipanzer2011 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wastrels by Minipanzer2011  
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:icongetanimated:
Getanimated Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Student Filmographer
Do judges know or consider that
if they like a work, but maybe not the text or something
that, it can be edited haha
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:iconbironicheroine:
bironicheroine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Professional Artist
Hi there! In order to be fair, the judges can only judge on the submission itself, not potential it has to be changed. :)
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:icongetanimated:
Getanimated Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018  Student Filmographer
hi!
good to know though
judging is over ^^
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:iconsynovelle:
synovelle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Student General Artist
Well, of course it could be edited- but it’s past time for any admissions to be edited. The text is part of the piece regardless of if it can be changed, and if a judge doesn’t like it it’s still grounds for not winning. 
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:icongetanimated:
Getanimated Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Student Filmographer
Thank you for answering my Q!

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:iconfantasycatart:
fantasycatart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Student Digital Artist
We Happy Few contest entry by fantasycatart  
here is mine hope I stand a chance there are some amazing entry's 
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:iconsmudgeandfrank:
Smudgeandfrank Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
Come and Visit Wellington Wells! by Smudgeandfrank
So many amazing entries!! Good luck to everyone!
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:icondarkmanacloud:
darkmanacloud Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Please can any admin help me? My submission went into the wrong category due to extreme traffic before the deadline. I worked super hard on it just want a chance to compete.
A Joyous Reflection Of Perfection by darkmanacloud
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:icongetanimated:
Getanimated Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Filmographer
WELLINGTON WELLS POSTCARD-  please zoom in by Getanimated  
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:iconheart-und-seoul:
Heart-und-Seoul Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooo I thought the deadline was today!


We Happy Few Contest Entry by Heart-und-Seoul
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
The entries all look amazing! Best of luck to all and thanks for participating. :-)
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:iconluanbragaz1:
LuanBragaZ1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Artist
We Happy Few by LuanBragaZ1  
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:iconmystreet-art:
Mystreet-Art Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is my entry...check my 'Mad Bobby'!! :D (Big Grin)
  Mad Bobby by Mystreet-Art
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:iconpillowbuddy:
PillowBuddy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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:iconvanbueno:
vanbueno Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Yay! I am a dummy! Good luck guys La la la la 
Welcome To Wellington Wells! by vanbueno  
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:iconanzennaartz:
AnzennaArtz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
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:iconpaula712:
Paula712 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student
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:iconnurrayart:
NurRayArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Greetings from Wellington Wells! - WIP by NurRayArt  Deadline :/
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:iconitsumi1:
Itsumi1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student General Artist
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:icondarkmanacloud:
darkmanacloud Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can any admin help me? I submitted my entry on time but the upload page was stuck. 
A Joyous Reflection Of Perfection by darkmanacloud
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in-famous-architect Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Good luck to everyone! There is some great postcards out there

We Happy Few Postcard Entry - Join The Fun by in-famous-architect  
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:iconmetalhato:
metalhato Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel very dissapointed that I couldn’t see this on time ( summer courses and stuff). Is there a chance that the contest would be extended 2-3 more days? I really want to participate because I already started working on my piece, and I want it to see the light. 
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:iconpktpictures:
PktPictures Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
So sorry, I wish we could extend it but it's officially closed. There are more contests up ahead. Good luck with your summer courses.
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:iconmetalhato:
metalhato Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's alright, thank you for replying! Smile :D 
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:iconularka:
ULarka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Luck to all participants!

You can't run from your Joy by ULarka
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:iconpurplewurks:
purplewurks Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
My entry~
Are YOU Happy? by purplewurks
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:icontwistedviolinist:
TwistedViolinist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope that my art is good in a different kind of style! Good luck to all the other entrees!

We happy few are unhappy with joy by TwistedViolinist
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