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General rules (apply for all folders)
- You may submit your piece once
- You may only submit one version of an artwork*
- We do not accept Work-in-Progress (WIP) pics
- A Watchers-only filter will likely get declined since we can't see the art
- Mature content must have the mature content filter enabled
- We do not accept 18+ content**
- We do not accept plain screenshots
- Credit Riot when using official splash arts

* Things that may count as multiple versions of the same artwork: a collage of art if the standalone pieces are also being submitted separately (or vice versa), or a recolor of the exact same picture (e.g. a K/DA champion with and without a black light). We suggest submitting the version you like best, and linking to any related ones in the description!
** Things that would be considered 18+ include implicit/explicit sexual acts.

Featured Folder
This folder is purely for artwork we select from monthly Feature blogs and contest winners. Members cannot submit artwork here.

Fan Art Submissions
All general fanart will go in this folder.
:bulletred: All artworks must contain an existing/announced character from League of Legends.
:bulletred: We do not accept other characters dressing up as LoL characters or drawings of summoners (unless it has a champion in it too).
:bulletred: We DO accept LoL related items such as, but not limited to: Poros, shop items, Urf, champion weapons.
:bulletred: Please make it of acceptable quality. Finished sketches are fine as long as it is not too blurry or smudgy.

Contest and Event Submissions
This folder is for submissions to our bi-annual art trade events (Secret Santa, in Winter, and Secret Summoner, in Summer). Submissions to this folder must include the name of the event it was submitted to, and include our group icon: :iconleagueoflegends:

Official RIOT Work
This folder is ONLY for art from Riot Game employees or artists hired to do works for Riot. Members generally will not submit artwork here, unless you are submitting it on behalf of a Riot Employee to the group.

Contributors Work
This folder will contain artwork from the administrators and contributors of this group. Members do not submit artwork here.

3D Artwork
Any artworks containing a model in 3D digitally modelling software will go here. Please make each piece distinctly unique- For example, please don't submit multiple pictures of the same model/s in slightly different poses. Collages are recommended.

All animations should go here, including animated versions of official splash art. Please make sure to credit any art involved (So if you've used a splash, credit Riot games). Animated comics do not go in this folder and will only be accepted in the 'Comics' folder. Animated pixel art DOES go into this folder.

Colored Lineart and Collaborations
This folder is for coloring of line art that comes from other artists (not yourself), or other collaborative works involving multiple artists.

Submissions to this folder MUST ensure:
:bulletred: The line art colored is used WITH PERMISSION or is free to use.
:bulletred: That there is a link to the line art used and credit is given.
:bulletred: General group rules must also be followed.

Multi-panel comics are submitted here. Single panel comics may be submitted as long as they are a part of a continuing comic. Comics may include OCs as long as it still involves an existing or announced League of Legends Champion.

There is a one submission a week limit on this folder. If you have multiple angles/shots of the same cosplay, we encourage making a collage version with all of them instead of individual photos.

You must credit both the cosplayer and the photographer, even if both of them are you. We need a clear statement of who both of them are. Proper credit is important! If you do not provide credit you will be asked to or you will be declined. The reason both need to be credited even if the shot and cosplay is completely done by you is because we as mods don't know who is who - even if we go through your gallery it still may be unclear. Adding credits before submitting will speed up processing your image into our group.

Physical arts and crafts are submitted here. Including, but not limited to, sculptures, earrings, jewelry, stickers, bookmarks, shots of cosplay equipment or handmade champion weapons/items.

One picture of your craft will be accepted. Multiple pictures of the same item will be declined. We suggest making collages of your various shots together and submitting it as one.

This folder is for artwork that features non-League of Legends characters or people in some way.

:bulletred: Artwork of League of Legends characters dressed as non-LoL characters still goes into Fan Art or Skin Ideas (if it actually is a skin idea), do not submit that stuff here. This is purely a folder for art that actually includes characters outside of League of Legends in some way.
:bulletred: It must be CLEAR that the work is League of Legends related and the League characters should be a very prominent part of your artwork. If they barely feature or are hard to notice, we may decline your work.

Customized Artwork
This folder consists mainly of modified artwork from either Riot Games or other artists, such as wallpapers, banners, signatures, or custom overlays. It also includes twitch overlays, stamps, mouse cursors, modded skins etc.
:bulletred: Credit to all artists is necessary. Please credit Riot games for any of their artworks used. If you use artwork from non-Riot Games artists, it must be "free to use" or be used with permission. Please state so in the description.
:bulletred: Saying 'artwork by someone else' or 'not by me' will get you declined.

Custom Champions
Custom (original) Champions may be submitted here. In order for your idea to be accepted, at least one or more of the following must be present:
:bulletred: a) Information about champion abilities
:bulletred: b) Some type of back story
or :bulletred: c) A link to one of the above if they're available in a different deviation, Google document,, etc.
These can be in written text or drawn. Remember, the more information, the better!
Please state that is an Original Champion idea for LoL in the description. The character must be a champion, and not simply a random character who lives in the LoL universe.

Any literature or fanfiction based around LoL content. Your work/s must be focus on an existing/announced champion or character from League of Legends. This folder follows the same mature content rules as drawn artwork.

Any League related memes can go in here. If your artwork is a personal take or an edit of an existing meme, it goes here.

Pixel Artwork
This folder is for pixel artwork only. Please note that animated pixels should be submitted into the 'Animations' folder.

Pro Player Artwork
This folder is specifically for fanart of pro-players. We will only accept artworks of pro players here at this time. We will not accept fanart of streamers, youtubers, etc, UNLESS they are also a pro player.

Group shots are allowed. For example, if you draw some of your favourite League players, five of them are Youtubers and one of them is a Pro-Player. This would still get accepted because of the pro-player.

IMPORTANT: You would also need to specify the pro player or we will ask you to in the submission process. Not all of our mods are familiar with pro-play so we may need to ask for confirmation.

Skin Ideas
This folder is for artwork that is your personal take on a new or existing skin for a champion in League of Legends. Please state in your description that this is your original skin idea - otherwise it will be declined.
:bulletred:  Simple changes such as colour and simple wardrobe will not be accepted. For example - Giving Ashe a recolour or giving Lulu different boots is not enough. Please put actual effort into your ideas for the skin.
:bulletred:  Skin ideas based upon simple themes such as Christmas or Pool Party will not be accepted unless significant work has been done to modify the visuals of the champion.
EXAMPLE: Dressing Garen in a bathing suit is not enough. Why not give him a Pool Noodle for a sword, or shoulder plates that spray water around during Judgement?
EXAMPLE: Dressing Ahri in a Santa Suit is not enough. Why not show her orb as a Christmas ornament, and make her tails made of tinsel instead?
:bulletred:  If your skin idea is inspired by an existing character (from anime, show, etc) then please credit that. If it looks exactly like the character, it will be declined. Make sure you give it a League of Legends twist to it, to make it unique.

Legends of Runeterra
This folder is for art of characters and creatures from Riot's Legends of Runeterra, but which does not feature a champion. If there's a champion in the picture, it can be submitted to Fan Art Submissions.

If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, feel free to ask our admins for help! We're here to assist you, we won't bite!

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MightyMtTD's avatar

I'm trying to submit a champion idea in Custom Champions, but don't know how. Also, is it ok to submit both art and a story of said champion? (keep in mind the art is terrible)