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How to Train Your Dragons Design Contest

About The Contest


It's time to take flight, artists and designers - WeLoveFine's first ever How To Train Your Dragon Design Contest has arrived! With its high-flying adventure and spirited sense of fantasy, DreamWorks Animation's adaptation of the popular book about a Viking lad and his unlikely friendship with a rare and friendly dragon quickly became a favorite of fans of all ages.  It is in the excitement, humor and delight of the world of Hiccup and Toothless the Dragon that you can take your inspiration for this latest design contest, showing us your interpretation of these heart-warming and lovable characters - be funny, be adventurous, but most of all be amazing! And there's a big, brilliant prize in it for one lucky designer: Our Grand Prize winner will receive a tour of DreamWorks Animation Studios, where all of the magic and wonder of How to Train Your Dragon is created!  Plus, there are our special guest judges' picks and much more... grab your pens and go, the sky's the limit!



Brian Robinson recently joined DreamWorks Animation, overseeing consumer products marketing, creative strategy new business development. Prior to this, Brian served as VP of New Brands and Designer Partnerships at J.C. Penney.  Prior to J.C. Penney, Brian spent more than six years at Target, holding an expanding series of roles spanning marketing planning, consumer insights and as Director of Design Partnerships leading Missoni for Target, Jason Wu for Target,  and The Shops at Target).  Brian also worked for 3M in their integrated marketing consulting program after earning his BA at University of Alabama and MS at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. If Brian ever starred in his own animated movie, his sidekick would be King Julien and his Dragon would be the Hideous Zippleback.



Meredith Woerner is the Senior Reporter for This means she spends hours a day interviewing creators, dissecting trailers, and chucking objects at the TV while screaming for True Blood to just KILL VAMPIRE BILL ALREADY! When she's not furiously fighting about pop culture, she's debating torching her set of dragon egg props Game of Thrones style (just to see what happens). Needless to say, she's pretty excited about the How To Train Your Dragon sequel. Follow Meredith on Twitter at @MdellW.


Toothless the Dragon is a Night Fury, a rare and intelligent dragon and the best friend of Hiccup, who rescued him and made him the first dragon ever to be trained, naming him for his trademark retractable teeth. He is unrivaled in speed and flying, including vertical take-offs, and has many extraordinary skills including keen senses of hearing and scent, night camouflage and several forms of fire blasts. He has never judged a design contest before, but his unique level of intelligence makes him possibly the best choice for a guest judge of all dragons. ;)



How To Enter


-Submissions must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PST) on July 16, 2013.

-You may submit up to 5 entries per person

-All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG.

-By entering the contest (”Promotion”), you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) the Official Rules and (b) Mighty Fine’s (”Sponsor”) decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


FAQ - Full set of Rules > CLICK HERE

Q: The submission kit is not downloading.  I need help!
A: The submission kit might be just taking a bit to download.  The files in there are .PSD and a .PDF file.  In order to view the submission kit, you must have programs able to open / view these files. If you're still having troubles downloading it, please click here for a direct link to download!


Q: How many designs can I submit?
A: You may submit up to 5 entries per person


Q: What file format do you accept?
A: All entries must be in one of the following file formats: GIF/PNG/JPG


Q: Is it ok for me to promote my designs to people I know to come and help rate my designs?
A: 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 determine what the fans really want as your winners!  So please 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 sometimes reject designs for obvious reasons.  If you’ve done any of the following don’t even bother asking why your design was rejected.

- Your design has inappropriate materials.
- 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!!!
- 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.


Q: I don't see my entry, but I got an approval.  Help!
A: Please email [email protected] with the Name of the Contest you're referring to / Design Name / Email and Name it was submitted under.  Doing this GREATLY helps as we have multiple contests going on at the same time.


Prize Info