Design Notes

May 04, 2018

2018 Surfboard Design Contest

Ready to paddle out and make some radical art?

Summer is coming, and that means two things - one, SURF'S UP! And two, Surfboard weapons return to Artix Entertainment's games! This year, we're holding an all-game surfboard design. We'll take your ideas and turn them into works of KILLER (wave) art, dude! So hang onto your helms as you hang ten, and read on for the contest guidelines!

All our regularly-updated games are participating in the contest. That means your entry has a chance to appear in AQWorlds, AQ3D, AdventureQuest, or DragonFable.

Each of the game teams will choose their own Grand Prize Winners. Those Grand Prize winners will be created and added into the respective games over the next few months.

Prize Details

  1. Grand Prize winner(s) will be chosen by the game teams. GP Winners will get their design in game and 2000 Artix Points!

  2. Winners Circle entries will get 1000 Artix Points!

  3. If you go Above and Beyond, we shall award you accordingly ;)

Contest Timeframe

The contest will range from today, May 4th until 10 AM EST on Friday, May 11th. The winners will be announced the following week on the AE Contests Twitter account.

Contest Rules

The rules and guidelines are pretty radical, but MUST be followed accordingly for your edible entry to be eligible. I repeat, in boldface and in red font, ‘cuz a lot of people miss this: YOU must follow EACH rule if you want your entry to be considered eligible.   

The easiest way to make sure your hard work gets judged: Read all of the rules before submitting your entry! 

  • Your entry must be made by you.
    Do not copy someone else’s hard work. That my friend is called cheating, and you will be disqualified for it.
  • Include your game character name on the piece of artwork itself.
    This way we really know it’s made by you! And NO, photoshopping your name onto your picture DOES NOT COUNT, and you will be disqualified if you do. 
  • If you want your entry to be considered for a specific game, write that game's URL on the image below your game name.
    If you do not include a specific game, your entry will be considered for all games.
  • Your entry MUST be created in some sort of Artix Entertainment theme. 
    Create anything you want from AQW, EpicDuel, BladeHaven, DragonFable, MechQuest, AdventureQuest, and WarpForce!  If we cannot tell what it is from our games, you will not be qualified. 
  • The screenshot of your entry should be of the Highest Quality, and as large as possible. 
    The more clear the picture, the better it will look, upping your chance at the Grand Prize! 
  • Be posted to the AE_Contests Twitter account
    Uploading your photo to your Facebook and sending us a link does not allow us to see the photos. Also, if you upload your photo to your LOCKED image-sharing account, we cannot see it either. So make sure you send the image itself to the Twitter account linked above.
  • One entry per person
    One entry = one surfboard design... so make sure you are happy with your submission!

Design Templates

Follow these links for surfboards template used in AdventureQuest Worlds and AdventureQuest. You do not need to use them, but you may find them helpful.

Using Pre-Made/Existing Game Art

We received a question from fellow AQW Hero, Catpyre. They ask: "would using pre made AQW art count as cheating?"

Answer: Pre-made as in... existing in-game art? No, that would not count as cheating. If you want to pose, say, Gravelyn and Drakath walking along Coral Beach at sunset, and you use their NPC art, that's fine. Or if you have a favorite cutscene moment and want to see that on a surfboard, you can fit that into the template to see if it fits.

It is a design contest, not necessarily an *art* contest.

Good Luck!

On behalf of the entire AE team, we are really looking forward to seeing your creativity!

Tags: Alina,
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