Student Contests

Blizzard Entertainments University Relations has different contests in an assortment of disciplines planned throughout the year. Make sure to check in occasionally to see if a contest is available in your field of study! 

Environment Contest

Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, create a small environment diorama that would fit well in the game world. Your quest: concept, model, and texture an environment piece that you could imagine stumbling upon during your travels across Kalimdor, the Eastern Kingdoms, Outland, Northrend, Pandaria or the Broken Isles.

Required elements are trees, rocks, grass, and props, plus a small structure (such as a shrine).

Your final piece should have a structure similar to the example provided below. We're looking for lower poly-count models (e.g.: around 1,500 polys for a mature sized tree), so keep that in mind when creating your environment.

Character Contest

Using your creativity and ability to work within the World of Warcraft art style, concept, model, and texture a non-player character (NPC) or creature that you could imagine roaming the plains of Durotar, exploring the depths of Deepholm, or just sitting in the Pig and Whistle Tavern knocking back a mug o' Thistle Tea.

Required elements are the character or creature, along with some sort of clothing or armor. Feel free to go further by adding weapons or other accessories.

The final piece should have a structure similar to the example provided below. Stay within a budget of 6,000 polys with one 1024x1024 texture for the finished character

Please note that only current college and university students are eligible to win.

Submissions deadline: January 22, 2017

Prizes

Grand prize winners will be chosen by the World of Warcraft art team, and will receive the following epic prizes:

A tour of Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters in Irvine, CA

2 hour face to face mentorship session with a senior Blizzard Artist

A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft

A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist)

A Blizzard T-shirt

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