Uncharted Fan Design Contest

About The Contest

In celebration of the upcoming release of "Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection", WeLoveFine is proud to launch our first ever Uncharted Design Contest. Are you ready to set out on an epic adventure? Your mission is to show us your most unique and creative tee-shirt designs featuring the characters and the world of Uncharted. The grand prize winner will receive $1000 cash plus a treasure trove of Uncharted goodies!

Submissions accepted until 11:59pm PST on 07/09/2015

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GUEST JUDGES

Nolan North: Nolan North is an accomplished actor best known for his work in animation and video games with an extensive body of work including roles such as: Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series; The Kraang in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Stoick in Dragons; Penguin in Batman: Arkham City & Batman: Arkham Origins; Chicken Chuck in Sanjay and Craig; Blaze in Blaze and the Monster Machines; Deadpool in several Marvel video games.  Additionally, he can currently be seen on-camera as he recurs in his role of Spencer’s father, Peter Hastings on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.  Mr. North originally began his career as a reporter before he moved to New York to pursue comedy and acting.  After eventually relocating to Hollywood, he enjoyed continued success acting in television, films, and in voiceover and he works regularly in many mediums today.  

Erick Pangilinan: Erick Pangilinan began working at Naughty Dog in 1997. He was hired to develop the environments of Crash Bandicoot 2. He was worked as an environment artist for three Crash titles then became Lead Environment Artist during the onset of Jak & Daxter series. He served as co-Art Director for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and most recently shipped The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind as the Art Director. He’s currently working on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

Robh Ruppel: Robh has designed for video games, feature films and animation, publishing and theme parks including Naughty Dog, Dreamworks, Blue Sky, Disney Studios Animation, Disney TV Animation and Paramount. He has taught at Art Center College of Design, Gnomon and Concept Design Academy. He has received Gold and Silver awards from the Spectrum Fantasy Art Annual and has been published in several other annuals and collections. When not painting he paints.

Chris Voellmann: Chris graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in 1989, and spent the first 10 years of his career as a Computer Graphic Artist working in Orlando, Florida. Here he created graphics for commercials, television shows, and theme park attractions and worked for such companies as Universal Studios, Disney, and the Pixel Factory. In 1999 Chris moved to Austin, Texas where he spent the next 14 years of his career working for Retro Studios, a division of Nintendo. At Retro, he was part of the development team which worked on the Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns games and held roles as Cinematic Artist, Lead Artist, and Senior Technical Artist. In 2013, he took his talents as a Senior Technical Artist to Bluepoint Games where he worked on such titles as Titanfall for the XBox 360. In his second year at Bluepoint, he holds the position as the studio’s Art Director.

 HOT TOPIC: It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores filled the malls, but there wasn't a cool music-inspiredaccessory store for both guys and girls. Then came Hot Topic. We brought the world of pop icons into our Hot Topic stores.


How To Enter

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 Uncharted!

3. Do: Use logos or icons that can be found in the world of the game.  Please, however, do note that if it's a fairly simple or generic logo, make sure that we do not already have it on the website.

4. Do: Have fun and be creative!

5. Don't: Use the "Uncharted" logos.  When creating your design imagine it’s a part of or within the game's Universe.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Don't: Use any original artwork from the Uncharted games as a part of your design.

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FAQ

To see our full set of Contest FAQ, please click here.

 

Q: The submission kit is not downloading.  I need help!

A: Click HERE to download our submission kit directly or email us [email protected]to send you one directly.

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.

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Prize Info

Grand Prize Winner: One (1) Winner will win one thousand dollars         
         ($1000.00) in the form of cash.  The winner will also receive the following:
-Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 game signed by Naughty Dog
-The art of Uncharted trilogy art book (Limited Edition)
-Drake's Journal Inside the Making of Uncharted 3 by Nolan North (Signed by Nolan)
-Drake’s Ring – high quality prop replica

Second Place Winner: One (1) second place winners will be chosen and will receive three hundred dollars ($300.00) in the form of cash. The winner will also receive the following:
-Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 game signed by Naughty Dog
-The art of Uncharted trilogy art book (Limited Edition)
-Drake's Journal Inside the Making of Uncharted 3 by Nolan North

Third Place Winner: One (1) third place winners will be chosen and will receive three hundred dollars ($300.00) in the form of cash. The winner will also receive the following:
-Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 game signed by Naughty Dog
-The art of Uncharted trilogy art book (Limited Edition)
-Drake's Journal Inside the Making of Uncharted 3 by Nolan North

Guest Judges Pick Winner: Four (4) Guest Judges Picks will be chosen and will receive two hundred dollars ($200.00) in the form of cash.

Hot Topic’s Pick Winner: One (1) Hot Topic Pick will be chosen and will receive two hundred dollars ($200) in the form of cash. Their design will be sold exclusively at Hot Topic Stores.