The We Happy Few Wellington Wells Postcard Contest

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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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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

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bironicheroine's avatar
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.

maybe check your notes?
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
dreamarian's avatar
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.
bironicheroine's avatar
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?
dreamarian's avatar
The glitch is fixed! Thanks for replying.
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PktPictures's avatar
Semi-Finalist to be announced Tuesday, August 21. Good luck to everyone!
Mateteag's avatar
I came to ask that. Thanks.

How many have participated?
doog87's avatar
Thanks a lot for information)
ArainMorn's avatar
Thank you for noting!
SophieTopham's avatar
They've been judging for nearly a week now??
bironicheroine's avatar
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!
synovelle's avatar
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. 
LuckyEP's avatar
That's what i wanted to ask. 
Soo... we don't have a date for the results?
SophieTopham's avatar
i can’t find a date no, but i’d hope it would be soon.
PktPictures's avatar
Hi! Semi Finalist are announced tomorrow, good luck!
SophieTopham's avatar
alright, thank you!
thou-ART-avillain's avatar
Best of luck to everyone! 
PAINratio's avatar
Look back at my submission ....
Wellington wells welcoming by PAINratio
.... Dang ! I should have done more =( (Sad) 
Getanimated's avatar
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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