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Design Contest: Treasures of Middle-earth

Gandalf the Grey from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Attention artists! Here’s your chance to show the world YOUR vision of The Hobbit: the Treasures of Middle-earth Design Contest.

Entries will be accepted until October 15, during which time visitors to the site can rate submissions and share them on social media platforms. Each entry must fit into one of the four categories: Characters, Creatures, Weapons, and Locations. (Questions concerning this and other guidelines are thoroughly outlined in the FAQ.)

After the contest is closed to entries, the panel of judges (none other than John Howe, Alan Lee, and Richard Taylor!) will select twenty finalists whose art will be posted and again rated by visitors until the end of October. They will then pick one grand prize winner from each category and announce the final results before the U.S. release of The Hobbit on December 14th.

Each category’s prize is sponsored by either Weta or another equally incredible company. What you win will depend on which categories you enter, so it’s of course best to enter each category in hopes of winning the entire hoard of fabulous prizes.

Well, what are you waiting for? Submit your entries at The Hobbit Design Contest website so we can admire your talent (and your grand prizes).

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  1. Sounds like fun. Might to try to enter some. I get to draw more hobbits. lol

    However is seems that they don’t mod what gets submitted.

    Can I enter the Treasures of Middle-earth Design Contest multiple times?

    You may have up to four unique entries accepted into the Treasures of Middle-earth Design Contest – one in each of the four contest categories. You may not enter the same category more than once.

    Yet I saw some people listed in the gallery that has more than one piece in the same category and exceeded the limit of the number of entries as well. :/

  2. Where’s the stick man division?! I might have had a shot at that ;p Good luck to all artists out there! 🙂

    • Post post post your stick man vision of The Hobbit (please :)). I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to see it.

    • Haha, I was saying the same thing on Twitter! I think Lily and I are going to collaborate on a “Legolas by Laura” diptych, since Thranduil is in it. I agree with Laura, post your stick man!

  3. They’ve got the winners posted now. It’s really neat to see everything up there.
    And a cool write-up about it by one of the artists