Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest
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Published: May 19, 2015
Game-header by marioluevanosSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!

Official Rules Enter Now

Engage Blizzard’s
Mightiest Heroes in Battle:

Assemble the mightiest heroes from across Warcraft™, Diablo™, Starcraft™, and more! Illustrate characters from two or more different Blizzard universes engaged in battle for the chance to win $6,000 USD, a framed print of your entry, and an original sketch by Sam Didier, Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm, and more. With powerful heroes including all of your favorites awaiting your call, who will you choose?

Sharpen your favorite weapons and prepare to fight, because now you and all of your friends can join the fight for the Nexus! Blizzard’s newest game, Heroes of the Storm, allows you to build and customize heroes from your favorite Blizzard games and face-off in fast-paced mayhem.


About The Game

Heroes of the Storm is a new free-to-play team brawler of heroic proportions. Mobilize teams featuring your favorite heroes from more than 20 years of Blizzard games and face-off against opponents in one of seven dynamic Battlegrounds for your chance at glory!

Use the links below to learn more about Heroes of the Storm and to see a list of some of the many heroes you can choose to feature in your artwork. You can also dive into the fray and experience the game firsthand by logging in and playing the game for free!


How To Enter


STEP 1: VISUALIZE

Review the asset page to learn more about Heroes of the Storm. Select at least two characters from different Blizzard universes to feature in your artwork. You may use materials provided on the Asset Page and related pages as reference but you may not actually duplicate them as part of your submission. For more information on permitted characters, please see the Official Rules.



STEP 2: CREATE

Illustrate your chosen characters engaging in battle. You may use any visual medium excluding cosplay, photographs, or moving images. Photographs of an entry in another medium is acceptable.



STEP 3: ENTER

Your entry must be at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length and be either a single JPG or PNG file.



SHARE

Share your artwork on your social channels using the hashtag #PlayHeroes. Explore the hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and DeviantArt to see other artists’ amazing works! This is not a required step to win or place in the contest.


Prizing


The 1st Prize Winner Will Receive:

  • A framed sketch by Sam Didier, Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm, inspired by the winning entry
  • A framed print of the 1st place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $6,000 USD
  • $250 in Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 8,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 1-year Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com

The 2nd Prize Winner Will Receive:

  • A framed print of the 2nd place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $3,000 USD
  • $150 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com

The 3rd Prize Winner Will Receive:

  • A framed print of the 3rd place entry signed by the Heroes of the Storm Creative Team
  • $1,000 USD
  • $100 Battle.net Balance (USD) and a signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • 4,000 DeviantArt Points
  • 6-month Premium Membership to DeviantArt.com

22 Semi-Finalist Prize Winners Will Receive:

  • A signed boxed copy of Heroes of the Storm
  • $50 Battle.net Balance (USD)
  • 1,000 DeviantArt Points

Rules

The Blizzard Contest Begins at 12:00 am time (PDT) on May 19, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on June 23, 2015.
  • Entrant must be at least 13 years old as of May 19, 2015.  Entrant may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on June 23, 2015 and must 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.
  • The work may originate in 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. Read the Official Rules for more details.
  • Your entry must be in the form of a single JPG or PNG file at least 2000 pixels in its shortest length.
  • Your entry must include at least two Blizzard Heroes currently featured in the Blizzard’s interactive games, or Heroes who have been in any game released by Blizzard engaged in battle. Please consult the Official Rules for Blizzard games that are excluded.
  • You may reference but not copy the images provided on the Asset Page and in the games.
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, so please read the Official Rules carefully.

Judging

The three winners will be selected by Sam Didier, Blizzard’s Senior Art Director for Heroes of the Storm. The 25 semi-finalists will be chosen by a panel of Blizzard’s full-time art team and by the DeviantArt Staff. The judges will use the following criteria in whatever degree the judges believe appropriate:

  • Depiction of the Heroes in battle
  • Overall impact of the Work
  • Technical Skill
  • Originality

Please read the Official Rules for more details about judging.





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Prulap's avatar
Sorry, but your entrances is very poor!!!
Anfini00's avatar
Hardly seems like a fair assessment of the judging process.  Do you know where everyone of the entries came from?  Do you assume that the person(s) judging are deliberately excluding people based on country, or are they just going by what they think is the best in their opinion.  Yes, your art work is good, but from what I see of the semi-finalists chosen, all theirs is quite good too and looks like they've put more thought into the scenes - there is a lot of empty space in the two art works you have listed here.

Art is subjective, and it is rare that two people would judge a series of entries in the same order.  There are a lot of people wishing luck to the finalists, and better luck next time to the other entries.  It's a much better method of appreciating their work than accusing the the judge of poor decision.
Anfini00's avatar
Your work is good, but it looks like there is something not quite right with the faces and proportions of the female characters you have drawn for the contest.  The clothing texture is good, and I wasn't saying that an artist has to fill up their piece with a lot of unnecessary stuff, just that it looks like your pieces are a little bare.

Saying that you're better than the other artists is just poor sportsmanship and trying to contact Blizzard because you think that you're better than the wonderful entries that were lucky enough to make it in is something that I hope that fails quickly for you, as I said, it's just poor sportsmanship in your opinion of the semi-finalists.
Heroescontestant's avatar
I was reading through the contest today, and came across the posts between you and the Anfini guy, and just have to say that you're totally coming off as a douch bag, and I'm glad your crappy work didn't make it into the finals, it looks like shit, you peice of crap artist.  Your faces look stupid, and the way you critisize work that is clearly better then yours is pathetic.

Way better artists than you got into the contest, and you should be congradulating them instead of thinking your shit work is better.  I hope you stupidly do try and contact blizzard and they laugh in your dumb face, serves you right you sore losing jackass.
Anfini00's avatar
Don't bring me into your hate-filled debates,  I thought I was being fairly civil, and whoever posted there is not me, but it looks like it's someone that is not pleased with your view on the other contestants.  I would appreciate you removing my name from your comments if you would.
minhGL's avatar
minhGLProfessional Digital Artist
Here my art work for contest, good luck for us:

minhgl.deviantart.com/art/Read…
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Serj-LicanHobbyist Traditional Artist
semifinalists   madizzlee.deviantart.com/journ…   :)
OlgaWilson's avatar
OlgaWilsonProfessional Digital Artist
First time at Blizzard`s contest ^^ : olgawilson.deviantart.com/art/…
ammerseearts's avatar
ammerseeartsProfessional Digital Artist
Would love if some more people would check out mine: fav.me/d8yhdwn - i´m not hoping to win anything with it...but come on people...a little bit more favs :D :D :D
Nicolas-Gekko's avatar
My entry nicolas-gekko.deviantart.com/a…   Nexus is waiting for you :) (Smile) 
CreativeTouchArt's avatar
CreativeTouchArtProfessional Digital Artist
When will they announce the winners? I had thought that it was supposed to be July 7th but there's been no update as far as I can tell.
Shockowaffel's avatar
ShockowaffelProfessional General Artist
It says on or around the 7th.
CreativeTouchArt's avatar
CreativeTouchArtProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a separate place that they were posting that and I had missed it or something along those lines....
rafikemil's avatar
rafikemilProfessional General Artist
My Entry     " The Barbarian Meets The Zerg "     rafikemil.deviantart.com/art/T…
ichuly's avatar
ichulyHobbyist Digital Artist
alrighty then.. here's my work: ichuly.deviantart.com/art/Les-…

:D i'm pationately waiting for the results cuz I've made a great deal of bets and wanna know whether my favourites will win :3
dnavenom's avatar
dnavenomProfessional Digital Artist
dnavenom.deviantart.com/art/He…

Good Luck boys and girls!
designer356's avatar
Let me guess- we won't see results any time soon?
:C
PurrfessionalCat's avatar
PurrfessionalCatHobbyist Traditional Artist
It is true, they said that they will announce the results on July 7th and they havent already announced anything :( 
designer356's avatar
We'll have to wait forever. :C
PurrfessionalCat's avatar
PurrfessionalCatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahha yeah it seems like we have to wait forever :'(
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