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2010 Global Writing Contest Winners!

Though the loss of life and limb was great, the ocular fortitude of Blizzard’s judges allowed them to see the job through: the winners of the 2010 Global Writing Contest have been chosen. Many judges were felled by the 18 million words that made up this year’s competition, but whilst their souls are now forfeit to the contest’s patron deity, C’Thun, their sacrifices were not in vain. Behold, the victors!

Winner:

“Silver Hand, Ebon Blade” by Raphael Ahad

Finalists (In Alphabetical Order):

“Defiant” by Corwin D. Riddle
“Entombed” by Saif Ansari
“Fresh” by Meghan O’Hara
“In the Blood” by Celine Taillefer
“Loose Ends” by Pedram Javidpour
“Memories of the Future” by Michael D. O’Reilly
“The Wicked and the Righteous” by Marika Kermode

Honorable Mentions:

“ATLAS Rising: Shootout on the Supercarriers” by David Tsai
“Jackson’s Farewell” by Roderick Leeuwenhart
“The Maker’s Burden” by Walter Handloser
“Returning Gnome” by Richard Powell
“Spectre of the Past” by Craig E. Stalbaum
“The Case of the Scrivener’s Seal” by Michelle Millar

The winner of the 2010 Global Writing Contest will be invited to visit Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters to meet and eat with Chris Metzen and the rest of the creative development team. He will also receive his choice of a Frostmourne sword or Diablo III barbarian statue. The seven finalists will each receive signed copies of the Diablo Archive, StarCraft Archive, Warcraft Archive, and Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archivebooks.

There were a couple of complaints that most of the stories were in fact set in the WarCraft universes, but I guess that’s just the way of things. With all that said, the winning entry, along with excerpts from the finalists, can now be found on the contest website. Check them out and enjoy the abundance of textual pleasure!

2010 Global Writing Contest Winners! – Official

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Contest Winner: Guardian of Accounts – February 2011

Another contest winner has been announced! The first winner in Blizzard’s recurring contest, “The Guardian of Accounts Art Contest”, has been picked. Featuring quite the clever blueprints of a StarCraft II inspired anti account-theft trap, the submission by Markus from Germany managed to impress many and you can see it on your screens right now, quite intricate!

Congratulations, Markus, and good work!

As a reminder, Blizzard just let us know that they will continue picking one winner in “The Guardian of Accounts Art Contest” each month until January 2012. Each winner will receive a nifty iPad along with the fame, fortune and pleasure that comes from having others appreciate their work! I would love to enter something like this, I do however believe that nothing I enter would ever be as good as something like this, oh well…

See the full size image and all the details you’d need to enter below!

Contest Winner: Guardian of Accounts – February 2011 – Official

Memories of Blizzard Video Contest

The official contest rules, details and prizes for the Blizzard Entertainment 20th Anniversary Video Contest have been revealed! The prizes include an all expenses-paid trip to BlizzCon, keyboards, mice and headsets from Razer, Steelseries and Creative Labs, drinking vessels from TavernCraft, action figures from DC Direct and even custom posters featuring your very own character from PrintWarCraft. That is quite a load of cool stuff and I really can’t wait to see what the fans come up with for this competition.

Ready to take on this journey through time and space? Check out the official rules page for details and eligibility and if any of you watching this enter, be sure to let me know! 😀

Memories of Blizzard Video Contest – Official

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Comic Contest Winners

Blizzard Comic Contest Winners

Blizzard challenged us to submit our comic creations to the Blizzard Comic Contest, and, as expected, the entries never fail to amuse and amaze. Blizzard have been picking deserving winners every two months and now they’re ready to reveal the most recent winning comics. Enjoy the comics and Blizzard ask that we all join them in congratulating the winners! The creator of each winning entry has received a same-as-cash gift card for their artistic efforts, and you can too! Yes indeed, the Blizzard Comic Contest is an ongoing event, so if you fancy yourself a master of mirth, well, get to it! Below you can find the latest batch of winners along with details about how you, or anyone else out there can enter. I won’t be posting the full winning entries here due to their crazy sizes, but, I will recommend one for all you Starcraft II fans out there, check it out below!

“Marine Blues”Genjihl, Deviant Art User

Blizzard Comic Contest Winners – Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Art Gallery Update

The World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Art Gallery has been updated with four pieces representing the Warcraft universe. Make your way through the gallery to take a glimpse into the process behind bringing Blizzard games to life, and the artistry those games have inspired. These latest entries are pretty cool and I, for one, have never seen a Draenei female looking as awesome as that. (See below)

 Blizzard Art Gallery Update – Blizzard Entertainment

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Fortune

I nearly forgot about this, but hey, here it is. You did it! The combined efforts of the Alliance and the Horde have paid off, the final reward on the Your Fortune Awaits page has been unlocked, and the Cataclysm Print Ad and YouTube Commercial Contests have both come to a glorious end!

Blizzard have sent their thanks out to all the talented artists and members of the community for seizing the opportunity and making these contests such a shattering success! They also say that it was, obviously, pretty tough to choose winners from such an amazing batch of entries. Nevertheless, the following Cataclysm-inspired ads, commercials, and PSAs proved to be the most creative and persuasive. You can find the winning entries and all the runners-up below.

Your Contest Winners Await… – World of Warcraft Community Site

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Diaorama Contest Winners

Rejoice, citizens, for the hour of victory has drawn nigh! Your tireless efforts have helped us to snatch victory from the very jaws of defeat. Visit the winner’s page to see the scale models submitted to our StarCraft II Alienware Diorama contest which have brought their creators glory – not to mention credit chips redeemable at our ally’s store.

Lastly, citizens everywhere can visit Alienware’s Contest page to vote for their favorite entry.

Yes, Indeed. The StarCraft 2 Alienware Diorama contest that was announced back in October has come to an end. The 5 winners have been announced and well, of course their work is amazing. The other 15 honourable mentions can also be viewed, if you so wish, below. The winners will be receiving a voucher for $3000 worth of Alienware products to be spent whenever they feel the need. You can see all those entries and any other information you desire, below.

Starcraft II Diorama Contest Winners and Honorable Mentions – Blizzard Entertainment

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2010 Pumpkin Contest

Slowly but surely Blizzard is letting the masses know who actually won their various competitions, this time around we have the 2010 Pumpkin Contest winners! There were some absolutely amazing entries this year and I am also pretty convinced that the best entry won. I guess you can be the judge of that, find the winners entry below along with a link to the Contest Winners page with all the runners-up and honorable mentions!

2010 Halloween Pumpkin Contest – Blizzard Entertainment

“Zerg Overlord”
“Overlord and creep tumors helping to make a creep filled Halloween!”
Ian Fisher, San Rafael, CA

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Writing Contest

The Blizzard Global Writing Contest 2010 winners have been announced! Sadly, I didn’t get any of the top spots or in on any of the prize-winning action. I guess there’s always next year. I will comfort myself by telling myself that they did either not receive my story, as I did send it at the last possible moment, or it was just too good and would most probably have been unfair to include it along with the other contestants. They could also just have realized that I live in South Africa, there’s always that!c What can I say, I had to try.

But, without further delay, I give you the winners! Their stories will be uploaded for viewing soon and you can stay tuned here for more on that. I might even upload mine sometime for everyone to read, if that is even allowed…

Though the loss of life and limb was great, the ocular fortitude of our judges allowed them to see the job through: the winners of the 2010 Global Writing Contest have been chosen. Many judges were felled by the 18 million words that made up this year’s competition, but whilst their souls are now forfeit to the contest’s patron deity, C’Thun, their sacrifices were not in vain. Behold, the victors!
Winner:
  • “Silver Hand, Ebon Blade” by Raphael Ahad

Finalists (In Alphabetical Order):

  • “Defiant” by Corwin D. Riddle
  • “Entombed” by Saif Ansari
  • “Fresh” by Meghan O’Hara
  • “In the Blood” by Celine Taillefer
  • “Loose Ends” by Pedram Javidpour
  • “Memories of the Future” by Michael D. O’Reilly
  • “The Wicked and the Righteous” by Marika Kermode

Honorable Mentions:

  • “ATLAS Rising: Shootout on the Supercarriers” by David Tsai
  • “Jackson’s Farewell” by Roderick Leeuwenhart
  • “The Maker’s Burden” by Walter Handloser
  • “Returning Gnome” by Richard Powell
  • “Spectre of the Past” by Craig E. Stalbaum
  • “The Case of the Scrivener’s Seal” by Michelle Millar

The winner of the 2010 Global Writing Contest will be invited to visit Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters to meet and eat with Chris Metzen and the rest of the creative development team. He will also receive his choice of a Frostmourne sword or Diablo III barbarian statue. The seven finalists will each receive signed copies of the Diablo Archive, StarCraft Archive, Warcraft Archive, and Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive books.

The winning entry, along with excerpts from the finalists, will be posted Soon™!

See you next year, fellow vision enthusiasts! Keep those quills a-penning!
Zarhym, Blizzard Entertainment (Source)

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During today’s daily feeding/washing ritual, the handlers for the 2010 Global Writing Contest judges were able to coax them into revealing – between the constant wailing and gnashing of eyelids – that the list of winners for the 2010 Global Writing Contest will be finished on Monday, October 18th. Until then, you are allowed to slow down your hammering the Refresh button to once every other second.
Nethaera, Blizzard Entertainment (Source)

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