Here are the epic prizes:
- A tour of Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters in Irvine, CA with 2 hours’ mentorship with a senior artist
- 2-hour face to face mentorship session with a Senior Blizzard Artist
- A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft
- A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist)
- A Blizzard T-shirt
It is worth noting that only US and Canadian college and university students are eligible to win. Residents of North Dakota, Vermont, Connecticut, Maryland, and Quebec are not eligible to participate.
Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a small environment diorama that would fit well in the game world. Your quest: Concept, model, and texture an environment piece that you could imagine stumbling upon during your travels across Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria or the Broken Isles.
Required elements are trees, rocks, grass, and props, plus a small structure (such as a shrine).
Your final piece should have a structure similar to the example provided below. They’re looking for lower poly-count models (e.g.: around 1,500 polys for a mature sized tree), so keep that in mind when creating your environment.
The final submission should be a high resolution JPEG file no larger than 5MB.
Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, concept, model, and texture a non-player character (NPC) or creature that you could imagine roaming the plains of Durotar, exploring the depths of Deepholm, or just sitting in the Pig and Whistle Tavern knocking back a mug o’ Thistle Tea to become the best at this category.
Required elements are the character or creature, along with some sort of clothing or armor. Feel free to go further by adding weapons or other accessories.
The final piece should have a structure similar to the example provided below. You should stay within a budget of 6,000 polys with one 1024×1024 texture for the finished character.
Please note that the final submission should be a high resolution JPEG file no larger than 5MB.