Are you a college or university art student with a passion for World of Warcraft
? Good news -- the Blizzard Student Art Contest
is about to make a return. Blizzard Entertainment's university relations team, along with the World of Warcraft
development team, are looking for original artwork or animations that would work within the World of Warcraft
universe. The contest itself doesn't officially begin until December, but hopeful artists may want to begin work on their projects now, just to make sure you've got plenty of time to submit your absolute best work.
This year, Blizzard has upped the ante and added new categories to the contest. Artists can create Environment Art, Character Art, Weapon Art, or Animation -- either a battle scene or flavor animation. Check out the winners from the previous two years
if you'd like -- and take a look at our interview
with one of the previoius winners, Peter K. Lee, whose Darkmoon Carousel design actually made it into the game! Winners of the contest will get some amazing prizes, including a three-month mentorship by a member of the World of Warcraft art team, a one year game subscription, and more. Check out the official announcement
page for more information, and for updates on the contest as it becomes available, join the official Blizzard Careers group
on LinkedIn. Good luck to all who enter!