Goblins vs. Gnomes Challenge
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Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!

The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins or the clever and wacky Gnomes. Create your own Goblin or Gnome inspired by Hearthstone's new expansion pack, Goblins vs Gnomes, and include the invention they would use to confuse, confound, or explode their opponents.

It's up to you: pick as your inspiration the measured ingenuity of the Gnomes or the trademarked fearlessness of Goblins. Make a new invention or reinterpret an old one.

Step 1

Learn more about the characters and inventions used in the game, Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes. View the cards provided above and consult the additional resources link. You may use as reference but not actually duplicate Gnomes, Goblins, inventions, and other visual materials currently used in the game.

Step 2

Create an original artwork inspired by the Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes game in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry made in another medium are acceptable.

Step 3

Submit your entry using the button below. Your entry must be at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and must be submitted as a single .JPG or a single .PNG file.

First Place

  • $4,000 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
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Second Place

  • $2,500 USD
  • Signed Framed Print of Your Work
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Third Place

  • $2,000 USD
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  • 4,000 deviantART Points
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22 Semi-Finalists

  • 1,000 deviantART Points
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Rules

The Hearthstone Goblins vs Gnomes Challenge begins at 12:00AM (PT) on November 20, 2014 and ends at 11:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014.

  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of November 20, 2014.
  • Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on December 14, 2014 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.
  • Your submitted entry is to be an original artwork inspired by Hearthstone in the form of a portrait or an illustration of a single Goblin or Gnome character with one of their mischievous inventions.
  • You may use 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.
  • You may use as reference but not actually duplicate visual materials currently used in the Game.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single .JPG or a single .PNG file at least 2,000 pixels in its shortest length and at a minimum of 72 dpi.
  • Please read Official Rules carefully for more details.

Judging

Twenty-five semi-finalists will be chosen by deviantART staff. The three winners will be selected by a Senior Member of the Hearthstone Creative Team from the semi-finalists. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Successful depiction of a Gnome or Goblin character
  • Overall impact of the work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.



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EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwax|Hobbyist Writer
Sorry !
Looks awfully complicated and I also have a real life to live.

I gave up on Grepolis and my decision was justified: too many commands, game was not responding... And finally a few players took over & monopolized everything.

Also I read of WarCraft and decided that IT was not my cup of tea.
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RuneTheRalts| Traditional Artist
Where can i see the winners?
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RuneTheRalts| Traditional Artist
oh my! thank you~~
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lalc's avatar
lalc|Student Digital Artist
Ur welcome >w<
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JustArt27's avatar
JustArt27|Professional Digital Artist
yeah! not sure how they are going to judge this one. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many good entries on this one. I mean I know there wolf be a lot but more then 1/2 of the 2000 entries are "capable artist" wake me when the dust settles. :sleep:
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This is my entry.

This was fun! Good luck everyone, such amazing work!
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NikA212's avatar
NikA212|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nika212.deviantart.com/art/Gra… `

Good luck people! Loved all your works!
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Narxan's avatar
Narxan|Hobbyist General Artist
narxan.deviantart.com/art/Azza…

Azzaria, the Reactor Goblin!

Good luck everyone!
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YanasPrecursor's avatar
YanasPrecursor|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck everyone! I'm excited this contest was so much fun. ^_^
Here's mine! :heart:
yanasprecursor.deviantart.com/…
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zwillhyper's avatar
zwillhyper|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my entry!
Hope you like it! :) (Smile)
zwillhyper.deviantart.com/art/…
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kiwimasterlein|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here is my work, not a winer but even more i learned for the working process in the next time. gl
fav.me/d89k68r
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CarlosDattoliArt|Professional Digital Artist
here is my entry!


good luck every one!



carlosdattoliart.deviantart.co…
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The-Curvy-Geek's avatar
The-Curvy-Geek|Hobbyist General Artist
Do we have any idea when the winners will be announced?
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  1. SELECTION OF WINNERS:

    Potential winners will be selected on or about December 20, 2014, from all eligible and qualified entries. Twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART staff on the basis of (i) Successful depiction of Gnome or Goblin character(s), (ii) Overall Impact of the Work, (iii) Technical Skill, and (iv) Originality all in whatever degree the judges believe to be appropriate in reaching a decision. The twenty-five (25) semi-finalists will be posted on the Contest Site in advance of final judging. Only one entry per Entrant may be chosen as a semi-finalist entry. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winning Works will be selected from the set of semi-finalists by members of Blizzard’s Hearthstone Creative Team using the same criteria and methodology. The judges' decisions are final on all matters relating to the Contest. In the event of a tie in any portion of the judging process, the judges themselves will resolve the tie to the appropriate number of semi-finalists or ranked winners as applicable.

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The-Curvy-Geek|Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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morganschouler|Professional General Artist
Just by curiosity, does anyone else have created the stats their card would have if it was in the game, like me? I think I have seen few others people do it.

fav.me/d89vo9w
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AntonioBalicevic's avatar
AntonioBalicevic|Professional Artisan Crafter
Well,i made sculpture with stats on it :)antoniobalicevic.deviantart.co…

Nice artwork guys, some really interesting stats. I would love to play them in my decks. 
Good luck!
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ChilloHaus's avatar
ChilloHaus| Traditional Artist
I did :D but I do remember browsing some really good submissions who didn't follow the rules. would suck for them to be disqualified just for this...
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DennisDarmody|Professional Digital Artist
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morganschouler|Professional General Artist
Thx for the answers, nice stuff guys!
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RobertCrescenzio's avatar
Yes i did mate.

Mechanical Cauldron by Bertross
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NobleValerian's avatar
NobleValerian|Professional Digital Artist
Now that the contest is closed and I was too chicken to compete, I've taken the time to browse all the entries and put up a post about the ones I like the most and the ones I think have the best chance as semi-finalists.  Hopefully this is fun and interesting for people to check out  :P  Comments welcome  :)

www.noblevalerian.com/blog/gob…
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MolecularCloud's avatar
MolecularCloud|Professional Digital Artist
My propane tank/torch Goblin: molecularcloud.deviantart.com/…
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