#MortalKombatMovie #MKKollective

Create artwork for the upcoming film, Mortal Kombat

Submission Open
18 Days
7 Hrs
31 Mins

To amplify the launch of the new film, Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc wants to collaborate with you for an exciting art activation!

Create one-of-a-kind static artwork for the new Mortal Kombat movie inspired by the latest imagery and trailer from the film. Celebrate the high stakes fighting, fatalities, and fun of the Mortal Kombat legacy.

Whether it's an illustration, digital painting, or an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for art that embraces the disruptive, visceral, and high-octane action of the film. Check out the film's trailer and one-sheet for more visual inspiration (links below).

5 pieces of work will be chosen, and the Selected Creators (as defined in the Official Rules for this Creative Brief - linked below) will receive $2,000 each, and potentially have their work featured across the film's on- and off-line marketing campaign and merchandise.

Things to Consider
  • All submissions should be inspired by the new trailer and one-sheet for the new film Mortal Kombat and should only reference and depict the characters shown in the materials folder and only in the same manner as depicted (e.g., not a different outfit or character look). Do not reference franchise characters that are not depicted in the new Mortal Kombat movie materials provided above. Do not reference Mortal Kombat franchise characters that are not depicted in the official trailer for the Film or official one-sheet for the Film. Creators may not use images from any of the Mortal Kombat video games.

  • Your work should highlight the high stakes fighting, fatalities, and fun from Mortal Kombat’s legacy

  • Creators may include the Mortal Kombat title treatment logo in their artwork

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc would love to see a time-lapse video of you creating your artwork! This video can be submitted as part of the submission of the static artwork, but will not be judged. Please do not include any music in any part of your submission.

  • You should only submit work you have created yourself and must not include stock imagery

  • You can submit up to 10 times (as long as each submission is distinct from your other submission), so feel free to show us a range of your artwork

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc would love to see you share your work on social media. If you do please use the hashtags #MortalKombatMovie #MKKollective

  • Full eligibility details are included in the Official Rules

About Mortal Kombat

In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?


5 pieces of work will be chosen by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc/Mortal Kombat as Selected Creators. Each will receive:

  • Potential to receive exposure in an official marketing asset for the Film, possibly promoted across social accounts and/or used in print materials outdoor advertising (e.g. billboards, murals), and merchandise (e.g. t-shirts).

  • $2,000 USD for each piece selected

Creative brief Guidelines
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials). Any time-lapse video submitted at the time of entry will not be considered as part of the judging.

  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) are allowed. Creator teams are not allowed.

  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Static imagery must be uploaded as JPEG or PNG and time-lapse videos must be uploaded in MP4 format (max. size 10MB). No photography please.

  • Creators should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPEG, PNG, MP4 max. size 10MB.

  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc, and Warner Media social media and other channels and credit may be given to the creator. Submissions may need to be cropped or edited for such purposes.

  • Selected Creators must sign a Contributor’s Agreement and submit a completed Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc Creative Asset Data Sheet (“CAD”) that is approved by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. in order to have a chance for selection.

  • All creators, whether Selected Creators or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of their Work (defined in the Official Rules) that do not contain or are not derivative of Mortal Kombat IP. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. However, by submitting your work, you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and each of their respectives licensees and assigns, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three (3) years from the date the Work is submitted in response to this Creative Brief for the purpose of using your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc and Mortal Kombat generally.
  • In exchange for the incentives set forth above, the Selected Creators grant Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license from the date the Work is submitted in response to this Creative Brief to use the submitted Work across their various marketing and distribution platforms, including without limitation, printed materials, outdoor billboards, murals and merchandise, such as t-shirts, in all media now known or hereafter devised.
  • Selected Creators will be required to sign releases, a license agreement, and an awardee agreement and provide a creative asset datasheet.

  • Don't include anything that could be interpreted as sexually explicit, racist, pornographic, sexist, political, discriminating, religious, or offensive. Also, all works must comply with the submission requirements detailed in the Official Rules (linked below)

  • During the selection period, Talenthouse may reach out to those being shortlisted. Creators must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else the creator may forfeit all incentives (in Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc’ sole discretion). For the verification, the creator will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.

  • Talenthouse reserves the right to disqualify inappropriate, offensive, and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines or Official Rules.

  • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.

  • Please note: In case of any inconsistencies between the English and translated versions of the Creative Brief and Official Rules, the English version will take priority.

  • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected. A purchase will not increase your chances of being selected.


Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc will select from among all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines, and Official Rules.

Designated judges will judge submitted Work based on the following criteria: (i) substance (33%); (ii) creativity (34%); and (iii) originality (33%).

Key Dates
  • Launch: February 18, 2021 approximately at 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline: March 22, 2021 at 9:59 AM
  • Selection Period Starts: March 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected: Approximately April 5, 2021
All times are in Pacific Time.
To participate, review the guidelines and submit your work.