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Hearthstone Art Challenge 2020

The time is nigh! The Hearthstone Art Challenge 2020 is now live! Brought to you by IX Arts and Blizzard Entertainment, here’s your chance to show off your artistic chops with an original illustration inspired by a Hearthstone or World of Warcraft character in a minion frame. Final pieces should be in full color – no photographs, pencil drawings or cosplay, please. You can upload your submissions at the bottom of this very page, as well as download an oval Hearthstone template for your use! Please ensure your image uploads are in JPG or PNG format and 3000 x 4000 pixels in size.

PRIZES

First Place
Digital 1-year World of Warcraft subscription
Digital Hearthstone card pack bundle
Art of Hearthstone book
Two 5-day tickets to IX 2021

Second Place
Digital 1-year World of Warcraft subscription
Digital Hearthstone card pack bundle
Art of Hearthstone book
Two 5-day tickets to IX 2021

Third Place
Digital Hearthstone card pack bundle
Art of Hearthstone book
Two 5-day tickets to IX 2021

Honorable Mention
Two 5-day tickets to IX 2021

Winners will be announced live during an IX Online webinar on December 12th!

 

HEARTHSTONE WEBINARS

As part of the Art Contest festivities, IX Online will be hosting a series of webinars to help you with your contest entry! (Note: Webinar access requires a VIP ticket to IX Online ($40).)

Hearthstone Art Challenge 2020
10/16/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Join us on Oct. 16th to hear the Hearthstone art manger, Jeremy Cranford, along with Hearthstone artist Ursula Dorada and Patrik Björkström discuss what it takes to create illustration for the Hearthstone card game. The art challenge jury will be announced, Hearthstone illustration process demos, as well as review of the rules and rewards of the 2020 Challenge!

Hearthstone Artist Series: Arthur Bozonnet
10/28/2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Join Hearthstone artist Arthur Bozonnet for a live demo of his rendering techniques used when illustrating a Hearthstone card.

Hearthstone Artist Series: Matt Dixon
11/01/2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Join Hearthstone artist Matt Dixon for a live demo session focusing on sketch composition when developing Hearthstone card illustration thumbnails.

Hearthstone Artist Series: Luke Mancini
Date/Time TBD
Join Hearthstone artist Luke Mancini for a live demo discussing the importance of thinking of shape design when sketching a Hearthstone card illustration.

Hearthstone Art Challenge 2020 Award Ceremony
12/19/2020 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Join Blizzard's Jeremy Cranford and the Art Challenge jury for a live reveal of the winners of the Hearthstone Art Challenge 2020!

 

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE HEARTHSTONE OVAL TEMPLATE

 

First Name:
Last Name:
Email:
Age:
Medium:

Upload your Artwork using the form below.
Please use JPG or PNG image formats, 3000 x 4000 pixels in size.

Primary Image:
Agreement: By submitting an entry, you agree to the Hearthstone Art Challenge Official Rules and that you meet the eligibility requirements contained therein.    Official Rules Here
 





Hearthstone Art Challenge
Official Rules

  1. 1. Eligibility. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation ( "Blizzard") is the sponsor of the Hearthstone Art Challenge (the "Contest"). ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS CONTEST IS LIMITED TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CHILE, CANADA, CROATIA, DENMARK, ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, FRANCE, FINLAND, GERMANY, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, KAZAKHSTAN, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACAU, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, NORWAY, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, PUERTO RICO, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SERBIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, STATE OF QATAR, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE NETHERLANDS, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE UKRAINE, THE UNITED KINGDOM, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TUNISIA, TURKEY, URUGUAY AND VENEZUELA WHO ARE: (I) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE, OR IF THEY ARE UNDER THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON OCTOBER 5, 2020, ARE ABLE TO SUBMIT A SIGNED, WRITTEN STATEMENT THAT A PARENT OR GUARDIAN HAS READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREES TO THESE CONTEST RULES WITH THEIR ENTRY, AND THAT SUCH AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES ON BEHALF OF THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND THEMSELVES, AND THEY ARE (a) OVER 13 YEARS OF AGE AND A RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OR A MEMBER COUNTRY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (OTHER THAN SPAIN, AND/OR THE UNITED KINGDOM); (b) OVER 14 YEARS OF AGE AND A RESIDENT OF SPAIN, THE UNITED KINGDOM, OR RUSSIA, OR (c) OVER 15 YEARS OF AGE AND A RESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA, AND (II) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT, OR MARYLAND IN THE UNITED STATES, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA, OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ( "ENTRANTS"). IF YOU ARE NOT A RESIDENT OF THESE AREAS AND/OR OTHERWISE DO NOT MEET THE ABOVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST OR WIN A PRIZE. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Blizzard in the format designated below. Limit one entry to the Contest per Entrant. Directors, officers and employees of Blizzard, its parent, and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest or win any prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer is void where prohibited.

  2. 2. Disclaimer. Blizzard, all participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Blizzard; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

  3. 3. Contest Period. The Contest shall commence upon its announcement on October 5, 2020 (the "Start Date") and shall continue in duration until 11:59 PM PDT on December 1, 2020 (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.

  4. 4. How to Enter. To enter the Contest, Entrants must upload one (1) piece of original artwork which is based on Blizzard's Hearthstone interactive game to the Hearthstone Art Challenge entry page on www.ix-online.com prior to the Deadline. Each submission must be a high-resolution JPEG file. All submissions must be an original work, and cannot include, in whole or part, any previously created work (such as a photoshop manipulation of an existing image), or depictions of any characters outside of Blizzard's "Warcraft" universe. Limit one entry per Entrant.

  5. 5. How to Win. Blizzard shall choose the winners from all Entrants who have submitted an entry prior to the Deadline. Winners shall be chosen by Blizzard in its sole discretion based on which entries display the best composition, artistic ability, lighting, color, and storytelling in an artistic expression based on Hearthstone. All of Blizzard's winner decisions shall be final. Prize winners will be notified by e-mail on or about December 12, 2020. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification from Blizzard. In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail address listed in the entry.

  6. 6. Prizes.
     a. First Place Winner. One (1) qualified Entrant will be chosen by Blizzard as the "First Place Winner," and will receive a prize package consisting of:
      One (1) digital 1-year World of Warcraft subscription (with an approximate retail value of USD $180)
      One (1) digital Hearthstone card pack bundle (with an approximate retail value of USD $80)
      One (1) Art of Hearthstone book (with an approximate retail value of USD $30)
      Two (2) 5-day tickets to IX 2021 (with an approximate retail value of USD $380)
     b. Second Place Winner. One (1) qualified Entrant will be chosen by Blizzard as the "Second Place Winner," and will receive a prize package consisting of:
      One (1) digital 1-year World of Warcraft subscription (with an approximate retail value of USD $180)
      One (1) digital Hearthstone card pack bundle (with an approximate retail value of USD $80)
      One (1) Art of Hearthstone book (with an approximate retail value of USD $30)
      Two (2) 5-day tickets to IX 2021 (with an approximate retail value of USD $380)
     c. Third Place Winner. One (1) qualified Entrant will be chosen by Blizzard as the "Third Place Winner," and will receive a prize package consisting of:
      One (1) digital Hearthstone card pack bundle (with an approximate retail value of USD $80)
      One (1) Art of Hearthstone book (with an approximate retail value of USD $30)
      Two (2) 5-day tickets to IX 2021 (with an approximate retail value of USD $380)
     c. Honorable Mention. One (1) qualified Entrant will be chosen by Blizzard as "Honorable Mention," and will receive a prize package consisting of:
      Two (2) 5-day tickets to IX 2021 (with an approximate retail value of USD $380)

    ALL FEDERAL, STATE, VAT, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes will be awarded. Prize winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility before they can receive their prize. Prize returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within fifteen (15) days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Blizzard reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Limit one prize per household or address. All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

  7. 7. Sponsor Use of Entries. You hereby agree that in consideration of your being allowed the chance to enter the Contest, you hereby grant Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license and right to utilize the entry materials that you submit to Blizzard in connection with the Contest (collectively, "Entry Materials"). The Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Blizzard shall have the right to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise commercially and noncommercially exploit the Entry Materials in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity. You agree to take, at Blizzard's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Blizzard to effect, perfect or confirm Blizzard's rights as set forth in this paragraph.

  8. 8. Original Work of Authorship. You hereby warrant and represent that (a) you own all rights to all Entry Materials submitted by you; and (b) all such Entry Materials are original works of authorship on your part and have not been copied, in whole or in part, from any other work and do not violate, misappropriate, or infringe any copyright, trademark, likeness rights, or other proprietary right of any other person or entity.

  9. 9. Collection of Information. The Entry Materials include a survey that requires you to enter your name, e-mail address, and country of residence. By entering the Contest, you consent to Blizzard's use of this information to associate your name with your submission in promotional materials for the Contest in the event that you are chosen to be a winner. As stated above, the Contest is not open to anyone under the age of majority in your country of citizenship. In the event that Blizzard becomes aware that you are under the age of majority in your country of citizenship Blizzard will delete, erase or destroy any and all personally identifiable information that is obtained from the Entry Materials. In the event that you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. You also have a right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to "Hearthstone Art Challenge – Personal Data," c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. You may also withdraw your personal data upon request, however you will be disqualified as an entrant in the Contest if you withdraw your personal data prior to the determination and fulfillment of the prizes listed above.

  10. 10. General Release. By entering the Contest, you release Blizzard, participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

  11. 11. Winners List; Rules Request. For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after December 12, 2020 and before June 12, 2020 to Blizzard at the following address: "Hearthstone Art Challenge - Winners List," c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Blizzard at the following address: "Hearthstone Art Challenge" - Rules Request, c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612. Residents of the State of Washington and the State of Vermont may omit return postage.

  12. 12. Copyright Notice. The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2020 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. 13. Miscellaneous. The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Delaware, USA. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Blizzard, which are final and binding in all respects. Blizzard reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any Entrant's participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or any causes beyond Blizzard's control affect the administration, security, or proper operation of the Contest or Blizzard otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Blizzard, the Contest, or any other Entrant (in each case as determined in Blizzard's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from the Contest. Blizzard reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please e-mail them to [email protected], or send written questions to "Hearthstone Art Challenge", c/o Blizzard Entertainment, P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92612.