Who is eligible?
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BELARUS, BELGIUM, BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BULGARIA, CHILE, CANADA, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, DENMARK, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, ESTONIA, FRANCE, FINLAND, GERMANY, GREECE, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACAU, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAUGA, NORWAY, PARAGUAY, PERU, POLAND, PORTUGAL, PUERTO RICO, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, SERBIA, SINGAPORE, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, THAILAND, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, THE NETHERLANDS, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE UKRAINE, THE UNITED KINGDOM, TURKEY, URUGUAY AND VENEZUELA, WHICH ARE: OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATES OF NORTH DAKOTA, VERMONT, CONNECTICUT, OR MARYLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS").
If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence on February 26, 2017, but are over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of the United States of America, or a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia; or who is at least 15 years of age and is a resident of the Republic of Korea; and one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves.
If you reside in the States of North Dakota, Vermont, Connecticut or Maryland in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia, you are not eligible to participate in this Contest.
We are well aware these restrictions are a huge bummer for you guys who are not eligible but strict laws on contests and various international shipping limitations mean we simply can't comply with everything unless we dedicate a big team to handle it, which we unfortunately do not have.
Note that while you might not be eligible, there are always ways to have a friend or family member in an eligible region enter for you.
Questions & Answers
Q: How do I apply?
A: Go to the Forums, find the WORLDS Challenge in the Art challenge category and them choose either the 2D or 3D subcategory. Create a new topic to post your art there with the right naming format. Take a look at how other participants did it. All of your progress pictures should be in that same topic. All final work in one post if you can.
No need to submit your entry to Cubebrush via e-mail.
Q: I'm posting an image in a correct (or even bigger) size but it gets resized down once uploaded. What should I do?
A: You need to make the file size smaller - either make the image a bit smaller, or compress it a bit. When all else fails, simply attach it as a file.
Q: Is there a limit on age / residence?
A: there are unfortunately some restrictions - see above
Q: What’s the deadline?
A: The deadline for the WORLDS Challenge is on September 17th 2017 @ 11h59PM PST. Late entries will NOT be considered.
For the exact time remaining check the Main WORLDS Challenge page.
Q: Is "Fanart" permitted and can we use another artist’s concept for 3D submissions?
A: Original art only!
Q: Can I use another artists complete concept?
A: Original art only, and the art must be your own - all of it.
Q: What's the maximum canvas size?
A: For now there’s no limit on maximum canvas size but don’t go crazy with the size. Keep in mind that it has to be uploaded on the forums.
Q: Will traditional entries be accepted as well?
Q: Is Collaboration with 2 or 3 people okay?
A: Yes BUT ONLY for the 3D category. 2D artists must enter solo.
Q: Is it okay to have a mix of sci-fi and fantasy?
A: No, you’ll have to choose one genre.
Q: If i want to participate in both 2D and 3D challenges, do I have to make two separate concepts ?
A: you can enter once in 2D and once in 3D. You can enter both but the entries can't share anything. They both have to be unique.
Q: Can I use 3D models / textures and photos and paint over them?
A: As far as 3D and photo textures go in the 2D category, it needs to be hardly noticeable that you used them in your final submission. For example, you can't have the textures do most of the work in 'rendering' your final illustration. Essentially, 3D can be used as a base to get the sense for lighting / forms / perspective, but not visible in the final (you can paint over it, though).
Q: Do the 3D models have to be game models with UV's and normals, etc?
A: It's not required for submission! If you're able to showcase the model with textures and everything to present it as you'd like, you're set!