UPDATE: Winners have been announced!
*Art Contest Winners have all officially been contacted via forum pm for prize distribution. Art Contest winners should check their forum inbox and contact Zero_MnotW via PM for further assistance.
The 2nd Annual HoN-iversary is almost upon us and we want your help in commemorating it with an art contest to rule all art contests. Its a 4 week long user-generated content contest powered by the HoN community and we're calling it the Newerth HoN-iversary Art Contest. We want to see our beloved community create some of the best HoN art we've ever seen across five distinct categories -- Video, Art, Short Fiction, Music, and Cosplay.
Five Category Breakdown:
Keep in mind that we're trying to focus on these five categories of HoN-based art and there will be some carry-over between each category. Use these guidelines to help spark your imaginations and get your creative juices flowing.
Including, but not limited to gameplay, machinima, live action short films, music videos, etc. (Users must own the rights to all included content). Please keep this under 10 minutes in length.
Video Submissions Here
Including concept art, graphic design, sculpture, desktop wallpapers, etc.
Your submissions should be in some way related to the 2nd HoN-iversary Celebration!
Attach in .jpg / .png
Art Submissions Here
A short story and/or comic using Heroes of Newerth characters and/or gameplay as the focus. Keep short stories under 2,000 words and comics under 10 pages in length.
Short Fiction Submissions Here
Including , but not limited to any form of soundtrack or user-created HoN-themed audio. All submissions should be under 5 minutes in length.
Music Submissions Here
Any costume or live action representation of specific HoN characters. Individual submissions are encouraged -- only one prize will be given to a winning account. Pictures or Videos are preferred. Cosplay Videos should be under 5 minutes in length.
Cosplay Submissions Here
How To Enter:
To enter, simply post a thread showing us your work in one of the corresponding threads above. Each thread counts as a single entry into the contest and will be hidden from the public similarly to XanderK's Ask S2Games section.
You can still view and edit you submissions as many times as you want until the submission deadline, so feel free to fine tune your submissions.
The contest ends on April 27, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT. Any submission made outside the deadline will not be accepted or judged as a part of the contest.
Once the winners have been announced, our video production team will create a Newerth Art Contest Wrap-up video featuring our favorite highlights from the contest.
One Grand Prize winner and four runners-up will be selected from each category
Grand Prize Winners Receive:
Runner-Up Prize Winners Receive:
- A Limited Edition 2nd HoN-iversary Collector's box containing unlock codes for all 6 Gold Collection Alt Avatars,
- 10,000 Gold Goblin Coins
- A HoN swag bag containing t-shirts, posters, a water bottle, and stickers
- A feature in our 2nd HoN-iversary Newerth Art Contest Video posted on the official S2 Games Youtube Channel
- A Limited Edition 2nd HoN-iversary Collector's box containing unlock codes for all 6 Gold Collection Alt Avatars
- A feature in our 2nd HoN-iversary Promotional Video posted on the official S2 Games YouTube Channel
Here's some teaser photos of the Collector's boxes! Check out more teasers on the HoN Facebook, HoN Twitter and xanderK's Twitter!
- Each user may only submit one entry of their own work to the contest per category for a maximum of five entries into the contest.
- Winners of this contest will be contacted via the email attached to their HoN account and announced publically on May 11, 2012.
- You only qualify to win by posting a thread of your work in the corresponding threads above.
- Given the media-centric nature of the contest, submissions may contain elements of each of the five categories, but all submissions must be related to Heroes of Newerth.
- Users who make multiple submissions to the same category of the contest will be disqualified.
- Users who submit the same work to multiple categories will be disqualified.
- Users who submit any work other than their own will be disqualified.
- Users who submit their work from an account other than their own will be disqualified.
- Any known breach of copyright made without the copyright holder's permission outside of Heroes of Newerth will automatically result in disqualification.
- Submissions must be made in full accordance with the forum rules and links to malicious content will result in a permanent ban of the connected HoN account and could result in an IP-ban.
- Users who choose to participate in the contest do so willingly and understand that once their work has been submitted, he or she has agreed to give S2 Games the right to display that work publically, on e.g. our newsletters, website, or promotional video.