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Create digitally illustrated artwork inspired by the game, Gotham Knights!

Submission Open
9 Days
16 Hrs
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Brief Reminder
September 16, 2022: Hey Knighthood! We're loving all of the submissions flying through so far. A quick reminder that the tagline for the game is, Step Into The Knight. Not, Step into The Night. Even though Gotham seems to be in a perpetual state of darkness, we want to focus on our Gotham Knights :)

September 28, 2022: Hey Knighthood! You are encouraged to share your work across social media for this Open Brief! Please use the following hashtags: #GothamKnights #GothamKnightsFanart and tag the official account handles on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram: @GothamKnights

Batman is gone. Gotham needs new heroes. Creative heroes. Think you have what it takes?

With the much-anticipated video game release of Gotham Knights set for October, Warner Brothers has partnered with Talenthouse for a special “heroes only” brief! All participants to this brief will be tasked with a critical mission:

Create digitally illustrated poster artwork inspired by Gotham Knights!

Your artwork should elevate Gotham’s New Guard: Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood to status greater than Batman.


Five Selected Creators will be chosen by Warner Brothers, and each will receive $2,000 USD per work.

The Selected Creators’ artwork may be promoted on official marketing channels.

Ready to Step Into The Knight? We can’t wait to see what you create!


*Please note, this brief is open globally, with some restrictions. See the Creative Brief Guidelines below for full details.


THINGS TO CONSIDER
  • Create digitally illustrated poster artwork inspired by Gotham Knights, the video game.

  • In this latest installment of the Batman story, there are a variety of themes, characters, and tones to inspire your artwork. Please consider the following themes:

    • Celebrate the pursuit of Knighthood by creating one-of-a-kind artwork that draws inspiration from Gotham’s NEW heroes: Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood.

    • Your work should bring these heroes out of the shadow of Batman to become their own version of the Dark Knight.

    • Dive deeper into the story and lore of Gotham Knights by highlighting the Court of Owls, a secret society made up of Gotham’s oldest and richest families.

    • Finally, take inspiration from Gotham City itself. Gotham Knights provides its own spin on the classic Gotham City with a neon noir look and feel.

  • We’re looking to elevate the status of our heroes and integrate them into pop-culture by treating them with the same level of celebrity and status as Batman.

  • Differentiate Gotham Knights from previous Arkham games with a new cast of heroes, villains, story, and visually distinctive Gotham City.

  • Additional thought-starters to inspire your work and creative direction:

    • Tagline | Step Into The Knight

    • Character posters | The New Guard: Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood

    • Villains | The Court of Owls

    • Gotham City | “Neon Noir” aesthetic

  • Your overall artwork and character representation should reflect the following tone:

    • Overall Tone: bold, inspiring, progressive, resilient, dynamic, prominent, mysterious, moody

    • Robin: innovative, passionate, calculating

    • Nightwing: charismatic, protective, inspiring

    • Batgirl: strategic, balanced, intelligent

    • Red Hood: determined, ruthless, impulsive

  • Your work should reflect the following aesthetics:

    • The world of Gotham Knights has a neon noir look, each character has their own color schemes - all colors are slightly muted and not bright:

      • Robin: Green

      • Nightwing: Blue

      • Batgirl: Yellow

      • Red Hood: Red




  • Your submission must be digitally illustrated.

  • Please submit artwork according to the following specifications:

    • Static digital illustration, digital painting, or alternative poster design

    • Aspect Ratio: 4 x 5 Vertical or 9 x 16 Vertical for submission

    • Landscape options welcome! (16:9 Recommended)

  • Resolution: Please retain a high-resolution version of your artwork at minimum 300 DPI, 27 x 40 vertical version for standard poster

  • Files must be under 10 MB to submit.

  • You are encouraged to submit timelapse videos of your creative process as well!

    • Recommended video length: 9-15 seconds (maximum 60 seconds)

    • Video Aspect Ratio: 9 x 16 Vertical

  • Please download the Brief Materials Folder for access to the following assets:

    • Official Title Treatment

    • Approved Font

    • Character Art

    • Game Snapshots & Character Renders

  • Your work should appeal to global audiences, with a focus on the following target markets:

    • US, UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Brazil and China

  • You may submit up to 10 times

  • Reference imagery should only be used for inspiration, and not used directly in your work

  • Do draw inspiration from the Official Trailer Playlist and official social media channels of Gotham Knights

  • Do tell us about your creative process and inspiration via the 'Description' field in your submission

  • Do not depict Batman or any other Arkham Knights characters

    • Please focus solely on the heroes and villains of the upcoming Gotham Knights game

  • Do not show or imply drunkenness or irresponsible drinking

  • Do not reference any other IP in your artwork

  • Do not include references to any real people, dangerous situations, other brands, show/imply alcohol or drunkenness, or anything offensive

  • Do not use third party fonts, images, or other resources in your work

HOW TO SHARE

Warner Brothers would love to see you share your work across social media!


Please use the following hashtags:
#GothamKnights #GothamKnightsFanart


Please tag the official account handles:

  • Twitter: @GothamKnights

  • Facebook: @gothamknights

  • Instagram: @gothamknights


Please tag Talenthouse handles:

  • Twitter: @talenthouse

  • Facebook: @talenthousefans

  • Instagram: @talenthouse

  • TikTok: @talenthouseartwork

ABOUT GOTHAM KNIGHTS
Batman is dead. A new expansive, criminal underworld has swept the streets of Gotham City. It is now up to the Batman Family; Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, and Robin; to protect Gotham, bring hope to its citizens, discipline to its cops, and fear to its criminals. From solving mysteries that connect the darkest chapters in the city’s history to defeating notorious villains in epic confrontations, you must evolve into the new Dark Knight and save the streets from descent into chaos.

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER


Gotham Knights is an open-world, action RPG set in the most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet. In either solo-play or with one other hero, patrol Gotham’s five distinct boroughs and drop in on criminal activity wherever you find it.

Release Date: October 21, 2022

Want first dibs on the action? Pre-order here!
INCENTIVES

Five [5] Selected Creators will be chosen by Warner Brothers.

Each Selected Creator will:

  • Potentially have their work used across Gotham Knights official marketing channels.

  • Receive $2,000 USD for each selected work


CREATIVE BRIEF GUIDELINES
  • NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

  • Who is eligible: The Creative Brief is open only to those who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. You are not eligible to participate in this Creative Brief if you are a national or legal resident of Brazil due to competition and prizing restrictions in Brazil. You are also not eligible to participate in this Creative Brief if you are a national or legal resident of any country in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria). Full eligibility details are included in the Official Rules (linked below). Void where prohibited by law.

  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) are allowed.

  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Warner Brothers’ and DC's social media channels and credit may be given to the creator.

  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials (other than public domain materials or the DC properties/characters depicted)). Any time-lapse video submitted at the time of entry will not be considered as part of the judging.

  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Warner Brothers and DC’s 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, hereby acknowledge and agree that DC Universe intellectual property, and intellectual property rights embodies therein, and all derivative rights thereof including the embodiment of the DC Universe (collectively, "DC Universe IP") is the sole and exclusive property of DC.

  • Submissions should not include or otherwise use any characters other than Gotham Knights characters.

  • 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.

  • 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 DC Universe IP excluding creators who have signed a license agreement. However, by submitting your Work, you hereby grant to DC, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three (3) years from the date the Work is first displayed on Talenthouse’s website for the purpose of using your submitted Work across their various marketing platforms in association with the DC Universe.

  • The Selected Creators will grant DC, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license from the date the Work is displayed on Talenthouse’s website for the purposes of entering this Creative Brief to use their submitted Work across their various marketing platforms for the promotion of DC Universe, in all media now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, internet, television, social media, printed materials, outdoor billboards, murals and merchandise, such as t-shirts and posters. Selected Creators will be required to sign a License Agreement and an Awardee Agreement.

  • The Selected Creators may be asked to modify their design up to 1 round of minor edits so their work fits production requirements.

  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by DC underlying rights in the DC Universe IP and creators may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from DC; in no event, may a creator obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission, other than those Selected Creators who receive an incentive from Sponsor.

  • Creators must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.

  • During the selection period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. Creators must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else the creator will forfeit all incentives. 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 remove inappropriate, offensive, and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow the guidelines or Official Rules (see below).

  • Sponsor: Talenthouse IP, LLC.


HOW WARNER BROTHERS WILL CHOOSE

Warner Brothers will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies, Guidelines, and Official Rules.

Creators and Artists will be selected from among all eligible submissions received on the basis of creativity, innovation, originality, and uniqueness.


KEY DATES
  • Brief Launch: September 8th, 2022 at 12:00 PM

  • Submissions Deadline: October 14th, 2022 at 12:00 PM

  • Selected Creators Announcement: Approximately November 4th at 12:00 PM

All times are in Pacific Time.


NEXT STEPS
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