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GEARS OF WAR 3 - Gears United / Artists United Contest

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THE MISSION:

Capture the soul-shattering spirit of Gears of War in your own original fan art wallpaper.

THE OBJECTIVE:

Seizure and occupation of a GEARS OF WAR 3 artwork. Epic artists who made Gears of War will be judging you.

Be the one to seize and secure the spoils of victory with your vision of HELL UNLEASHED:$1,000

  • Lancer Assault Rifle
    Lancer Assault Rifle
  • Butcher Cleaver
    Butcher Cleaver
  • Gnasher Shotgun
    Gnasher Shotgun
  • Retro Lancer
    Retro Lancer
COLLABORATIONS:

For the first time ever, deviantART is allowing co-op (a.k.a. collaborative) entries! You can go rogue and attack this mission entirely by yourself, creating your own one shot-one kill entry for all the prize booty – or join forces with another artist to create a single mega-weaponized entry and split the prizes.

THE PLAN:

The winner may be adapted into a wallpaper for a Windows Theme Pack and Microsoft may find other great things to do with the winning entry. You can create your Gears of War-inspired killer artwork using the asset pack and any flat form of visual art, be it illustration, painting, photography, and the like. All entries must be submitted in landscape format as a JPG or PNG file in a minimum file size of 2560×1440 pixels at 72 dpi. See the Official Rules for additional requirements.

Official Rules
BACK & BETTER THAN EVER: SHARE YOUR WEAPONS, SHARE YOUR ART

Gears of War 3 reactivates Marcus Fenix and team for the final VICTORY OR DEATH assault against the Locust Horde and ULTIMATE DOMINATION of the entire gaming landscape itself with the conclusion to this storied saga. On September 20th, Cogs around the world will unite with all new upgraded weaponry — including the brutal One Shot, the sawed off shotgun, incendiary grenades, and the Retro Lancer to name a few — and fight to defeat the Locust Horde once and for all. In the eloquent words of Marcus himself, "LET'S DO THIS!"

Artwork by $reiiz (2560 x 1440)

HOW TO ENTER

The Battle is on. The mobilization has already begun. Only those on the ready to heed the call will have what it takes to win. Take your Best Shot.

  1. Use the assets. Get inspired. Die?! Hell no! Today is a good day to draw!

  2. Create your Gears of War inspired killer artwork using any medium of visual art. Be sure to follow the file size requirements.

  3. Submit your entry for locking, loading & unleashing.

  1. Assemble a partner for mission collaboration.

  2. Use the assets. Get inspired. Cry "REVIVE ME!" and unleash the war dogs of your creativity!

  3. Work together to create a mind-blowing Gears of War inspired artwork using any medium of visual art. Be sure to follow the file size requirements.

  4. Both team members must submit the same entry from his or her deviantART account and list the other collaborator in each description.


The Destruction Has Begun

Download Asset Pack Submit Your Work

  • $10,000 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Xbox 360 Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Console Bundle
  • 8,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
  • $1,000 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Gears of War 3 Game
  • Xbox 360 4GB Console
  • 5,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 6-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
  • $750 Cash Prize (USD)
  • Gears of War 3 Game
  • Xbox 360 4GB Console
  • 3,000 deviantART Points
  • dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
  • deviantWEAR T-Shirt of the Winner's Choice*
  • 3-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
*Depending on availability
Semi-Finalist Prizes:

The remaining 97 Semi-Finalists will receive $200 cash, a copy of Gears of War 3, and a 1-Month Premium Membership to deviantART!

Collaborators:

Collaborators will receive the same prize package, except that the cash prize and the deviantART Points will be split equally.

  • Entry must be received by 11:59:59PM (PT) on September 28, 2011 and be submitted through the contest gallery on deviantART.
  • Entrant must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the United States;
  • Entries must feature at least one Gears of War character;
  • Entries must be submitted as a JPG or PNG file in landscape format with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and with a minimum pixel size of (2560 x 1440) pixels at 72 dpi;
  • Entries may not include the name or logo of Gears of War (for purposes of clarification, the "RIFT_OMEN in the asset pack is a graphic element of the game and not a logo for the purposes of this contest);
  • Entries may use as a basis for the entry tracings or other imagery from the Gears of War asset pack;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as any signatures or symbols representing the artist);
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter. Membership is free; and
  • Other requirements and restrictions apply, please read the Official Rules carefully.
Official Rules

100 Semi-Finalists will be selected by full-time deviantART Staff.

From the Semi-Finalists, the final three winners will be selected by a member(s) of Epic Game's creative team!

All entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Visual Impact and Clarity
  • Success in Communicating the Subject Matter of the Challenge
  • Ability to be Adapted for use as a Wallpaper
  • Technical Skill

Microsoft will own the first place winning entry.


COMING 9.20.2011 - Gears of War 3

©2011 Microsoft. ©2011 Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved. Epic, Epic Games, the Epic Games logo, Gears of War, Gears of War 3, Marcus Fenix and the Crimson Omen logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. Microsoft, the Microsoft Studios logo, Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

US ONLY, 18+
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:icontrugamer97:
TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Contest winners [link]
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:icontrugamer97:
TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Still no winners I wanna see who wins
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:iconrobjelinski:
robjelinski Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Anyone know if they announced winners yet?
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:iconmarioluevanos:
marioluevanos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Hopefully tomorrow. :thumbsup:
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:iconbksarts:
BKSARTS Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Just a Muro Painting.
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:iconbksarts:
BKSARTS Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Second after party entry
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:iconbksarts:
BKSARTS Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Here is my after party entry!!!
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:icondarkendskyz:
DaRkEnDsKyZ Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
HOW DO U KNOW IF U WON?
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:iconludic-sama:
Ludic-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Entrant must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the United States;

FFFFFFFFF-
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:iconvanimacion:
vanimacion Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the suspense is killing me!!! who are the semifinalists?
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:iconthedrowningearth:
TheDrowningEarth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Semifinalists have been announced here [link]
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:iconeyes-of-inferno:
Eyes-of-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist

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:iconlionessgirl2007:
lionessgirl2007 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
waiting for the semi-finalist names sucks :( but there's nothing else to do about it :P
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:icondisturbedsamurai:
disturbedsamurai Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I know I may sound bitter, BUT, none of these were based off the "Asset Pack". This was an Art Contest not a Wallpaper contest. Very disappointed in DA.
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:icontrugamer97:
TruGamer97 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
"You can create your Gears of War-inspired killer artwork using the asset pack and any flat form of visual art, be it illustration, painting, photography, and the like." Never said you had to use the asset pack
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:iconchemicalalia:
ChemicalAlia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THE MISSION:

Capture the soul-shattering spirit of Gears of War in your own original fan art wallpaper.

Just saying. The final result is all that matters, not the medium or how you arrived at it, within contest regulations.
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:iconlaprimeralive:
laprimeralive Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
-M- dang it... not even in the 97! oh well this sucks
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:iconcornett2:
Cornett2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm kinda sad my submission did not even make it to the top 97. This is the way I paint, and if its not good enough, then those submissions I last made will be the last I ever submit. Peace out DeviantArt!
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:iconsdl:
sdl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
For those waiting, the semifinalists have been announced. Go to any entry (yours even) and click the "Judging in Progress" button, and it will take you to that page.
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:iconnarusukeuchiha:
NarusukeUchiha Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   General Artist
did you make it in the semi finls?
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:iconsdl:
sdl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nope, didn't make it. I don't think my style appealed to the judges. But...it was good practice for me, so I'm content. And I'll be back, I LOVE contests! =D
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:iconnarusukeuchiha:
NarusukeUchiha Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011   General Artist
well at least your calm about it of not getting in semi and still not giving up.
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:icongabby700:
gabby700 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist

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:iconflashback33:
Flashback33 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
patiently waiting... (and wasting my time with muro ;) )
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:icongabby700:
gabby700 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ARRRRRRGGGGG !!!! I've been checking this site more often than facebook for the past 48 hours!!!
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:iconwags9452:
wags9452 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I made it through! Supper excited. Now the dreaded wait till the end. Congratulations to everyone else who placed.

Check out my entry here: [link]
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:iconrenaldomoon:
RenaldoMoon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Aww, looks like my entries didn't win. Congrats to everyone who did place!
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:iconthefr33kshow:
TheFr33KShoW Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
y u no hurry up?!?
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:iconastropeak:
Astropeak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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:iconwaffenz:
waffenz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ffff announce it nao
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:iconskydew:
skydew Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
they seem to have posted the finalists here [link]
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:iconwaffenz:
waffenz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my face right now
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:iconrustyredux:
RustyRedux Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
While we wait I was just looking for some feedback on my entry. This was my first time doing a digital painting so let me know what you think. Thanks. [link]
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So finalists have been announced huh?
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:icontwisted-xp:
Twisted-XP Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
dont think so
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:iconlegendarysuperman:
LegendarySuperman Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Go to your entry and it should say 'Judging' or something like that. Click on it, they have what appears to be the finalists up.
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:icontwisted-xp:
Twisted-XP Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah okay
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:iconnarusukeuchiha:
NarusukeUchiha Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   General Artist
AAARGHHH OMG
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:iconjadedrose3:
jadedrose3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Drawings of an exhausted mind
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:iconjadedrose3:
jadedrose3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Wait nevermind I figured it out, duh.
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:iconlinedetail:
LineDetail Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Mrah!
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:iconjadedrose3:
jadedrose3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
How are you posting the muro drawings?
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:iconjarofcomics:
JarOfComics Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
when you type a comment, hit the "add a drawing" button on the lower left.
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:iconlinedetail:
LineDetail Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just below adding your comment, click the button that says add a drawing.
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:iconariadneaimee:
AriadneAimee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconariadneaimee:
AriadneAimee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist

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:icontwisted-xp:
Twisted-XP Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
creepy
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:iconariadneaimee:
AriadneAimee Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student General Artist
xD
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:iconredd2902:
Redd2902 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
When is this contest being judged? I am interested to see the winners. It would be nice to be one of them.
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:iconshendijiro:
Shendijiro Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Everyone is posting DA Muro lol!!! This is fun XD
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