Tomb Raider is getting the reboot treatment when it hits store shelves in March, but until then Square Enix is pairing with DeviantART for a contest to generate buzz. According to the contest page, the event runs from now until March 14
Here are the rules:
The completed entry (“Work”) may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted at the Contest Site as a single JPG or PNG file;
- must be at least 3000 pixels in the shortest length;
- should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print;
- may NOT be recognizable as the actor Angelina Jolie or any other recognizable actor;
- must be the Entrant’s original work made for the Contest and may not use stock materials from others although licensed brushes and textures are acceptable as well as original assets from the Entrant’s own work;
- may reference but not actually duplicate visual materials provided in the Asset Pack.
- Membership to www.deviantart.com (the “Contest Site”) is required to enter the contest. Membership to www.deviantart.com is free
The full breakdown can be read on the Official Rules page.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff, the prizes:
1st Place Prize Package: $6,000 USD; 8,000 deviantART Points; a Tomb Raider Xbox 360* console; a deviantWEAR hoodie of winner’s choice (based on availability); a dA Pro Digital Artist Backpack; and a one year Premium Membership to deviantART (Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of 1st Place Prize: $6480.00 USD).
2nd Place Prize Package: $3,000 USD; 4,000 deviantART Points; a Tomb Raider Xbox 360* console; a deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner’s choice (based on availability); and a six-month Premium Membership to deviantART (ARV of 2nd Place Prize Package: $3,286.00 USD).
3rd Place Prize Package: $1,000 USD; 4,000 deviantART Points; a Tomb Raider Xbox 360* console; a deviantWEAR T-shirt of winner’s choice (based on availability); and a six-month Premium Membership to deviantART (ARV of 3rd Place Prize Package: $1,286.00 USD).
Semi-Finalists Package: a Tomb Raider Xbox 360 Wireless Controller; 2,000 deviantART Points; and a three-month Premium Membership to deviantART. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners do not receive this package. (ARV of each Semi-Finalists Prize Package $93.00 USD).
That’s a pretty amazing grand prize. I sure wouldn’t mind having an official Tomb Raider console, especially if it had my own artwork professionally plastered all over it. Alas, I possess little artistic talent, so one of you faithful readers will have to win the grand prize in my stead. Who’s up for the challenge? Should you actually create something for the contest, be sure to come back and send us a link. I’m sure the community would love to see what gets submitted.
Tomb Raider will be available on March 5 for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.