Submissions accepted until 11:59pm PST on October 13th, 2015
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR DICE BAGS, BACKPACKS and APPAREL ITEMS (MENS AND WOMENS)
About the Judges:
Matthew Mercer: is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known primarily for his roles in animation and video games. His extensive training in theater, improv, and being a life-long hardcore gamer helped prepare him for such projects and characters as Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Damnation, Gangplank in League of Legends, Abe the Trapper in Evolve, Tim Drake/Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight, Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man: Rise of Technovore and Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, and many other projects you are welcome to look up online. Matthew is also known as the Dungeon Master for the hit Twitch show Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, where he runs a group of other accomplished voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons live every week on Thursdays at 7pm PST.
SCOTT KURTZ: Scott Kurtz is an Eisner and Harvey award-winning cartoonist living in Seattle, Washington. He helped pioneer webcomics with his daily feature, PvP which debuted in May of 1998. Since then Scott has co-authored a book on making webcomics, co-created and produced several animated web-series and launched a second ongoing webcomic, Table Titans.
James Parker From ThinkGeek.com: James Parker is the Buyer Monkey for Mens Apparel, Books and Games at ThinkGeek.com. A Geek of all trades, he keeps entertained...er...informed of current trends with Comics,Video Games, Table Top Games, Books, Movies, Music and more.
DOs & DON'Ts
1. Do: Make something original. Research to make sure your idea isn't already out there.
2. Do: Make stylized art! Get inspiration from Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter!
4. Do: Have fun and be creative!
5. Don't: Submit similar versions of the same design. Sometimes people submit the same design, but with small changes. This will only divide your votes and hurt your chances of winning rather than help it.
6. Don't: Use any copyrighted, 3rd party or inappropriate materials. This contest is to submit art designs to be officially licensed. If it is too obscene or mixes 3rd party, or copyrighted materials, it will NOT be approved.
7. Don't: Use the D&D logo. Keep your design within the world of Dungeons & Dragons
FAQ - To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.
Q: What are the three "Additional Design Images" for?
A: One upload should be JUST the design itself so we can see it clearly. The other images, if you choose to upload them, can be other images of your design. Please remember that each design should be its OWN submission so don't use them to upload multiple designs.
Q: I'm having trouble uploading my images for my submission. What's going on?
A: Please make sure that each image is exactly 1000x1000px JPG, GIF or PNG and each image MUST be under 2MB.
Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: For most contests you can submit up to 10 designs unless otherwise stated.
Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG
Q: If I am a finalist, how large does my high-res art need to be?
A: We recommend that your file is done 15in by 19in at 300 dpi or as close to it as your art program can handle. If your artwork is too small, it won't work on a tee-shirt and it can hurt your chances of winning.
Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: YES!! We encourage every artist submitting to the contest to promote themselves and their designs to friends, family and followers. Through our experience we have found that more ratings help us determine what the fans really want as winners! So please feel free to promote yourselves!
Q: It’s been more than 2 business days and I don't see my design on the site. What’s going on with my design?
A: We review every submission we get before they are made live for viewing and rating. We will make every attempt to review submissions within 2 business days. Please know, if you’ve done any of the following we will not accept the design into the contest and you may not be notified.
- Your design has inappropriate materials or elements.
- Your design uses other copy righted material. This means you are using other people’s intellectual property in your design you do not have the right to. No mash ups!
-You've used a design created by someone else as your own.
- It’s not a design. A direct photograph or a scribble you just drew on a piece of paper is not considered a shirt design.
Q: I see people cheating. What should I do?
A: Please email [email protected] detailing what you are suspecting. More details you can give the better we can make our decision.
Grand Prize Winner (1): One (1) Winner will win One Thousand Dollars cash ($1000.00)!
Other Design Winners (2): Two (2) winners will be selected for non-tee shirt related designs (Dice Bags, backpacks and/or Men's and Women's apparel) and each winner will receive Three hundred Dollars Cash ($300.00)!
Judge Picks (2): Two (2) Judge Pick Winners will be chosen and each winner will receive Three Hundred Dollars Cash ($300.00)!
Think Geek’s Pick (1): One (1) Think Geek’s Pick Winner will be chosen and will receive Three Hundred Dollars Cash ($300.00) and the possibility to be sold exclusively at ThinkGeek.com
Runners Up (2): Two (2) Runners up will be chosen and will receive Two Hundred Dollars Cash ($200.00)!