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Create Fan Art for the DC FanDome Event

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September 4, 2020
A NOTE FROM DC:

Thank you for participating in the DC FanDome Creative Briefs! Prior to submitting, please be sure to read the Brief Guidelines carefully, this brief calls for Fan Art submissions only. Check out the Fandom Creative Brief and guidelines to submit other work there. Thank you!

- The DC Team

To celebrate the incredible DC Multiverse, DC invites you to participate in an exciting art activation that will be a part of the first of its kind, 24-hour global event, DC FanDome -- a massive virtual fan-first experience that will bring DC fans on all seven continents together.

Create one-of-a-kind artwork for DC inspired by your favorite characters and films. Celebrate the legacy of the DC Multiverse and create artwork that showcases the dynamic and powerful Super Heroes and Super-Villains.

Whether it's an illustration, digital painting, or poster mashing up imagery from two or more eligible characters, the judges are looking for art that celebrates the characters, legacy, and scope of the DC Multiverse. Check out some of the past DC Talenthouse entries for visual inspiration (artwork below).

Selected Finalists will be on display digitally within the DC FanDome virtual event in August and fans from around the world will vote on their favorite Finalists to help our judges select the winners. There will be 27 Finalists. 5 pieces of work will be chosen (see “Things to Consider”), and the Selected Creators will receive USD $2,000 each, and potentially have their work featured across select DC on- and off-line marketing campaigns and merchandise.

things to consider
  • Any DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Sandman, Swamp Thing) or MAD characters from the comic books, graphic novels and magazines across all media - film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games – are allowed.
  • DC 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 or voted on. Please do not include any music in your submission.
  • DC will select a group of 27 Finalists to be featured within the DC FanDome as a part of the Talenthouse contest. During the virtual event in August, global fans will vote on their favorite Finalists to help our judges select the (5) Selected Creators. Our judges include DC executives and potentially filmmakers. Entries may be displayed digitally in the first of its kind, 24-hour global event: DC FanDome.
  • DC is hosting an online DC Gallery, showcasing a selection of Fan Art to the public. From the brief launch, DC may choose to display any of the work submitted to this Creative Brief on the Gallery site. By participating, you grant DC permission to use your artwork in this way. We may credit creators where their work is shown.


  • Don't include anything that could be interpreted as violent, sexually explicit, racist, pornographic, sexist, political, discriminating, religious, violent or offensive. Also, all works must comply with the submission requirements detailed in the Official Rules (linked below)
  • You can submit new, or existing artwork to this brief, as long as you created it! We'd absolutely love you to see never before seen artwork, but you're also able to submit work previously submitted to other Creative Briefs on Talenthouse (so long as you own the rights (other than the DC properties/characters depicted and your submission have not been entered into any other contest)
  • 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
  • Full eligibility details are included in the Official Rules (linked below)
about DC Fandome
The first of its kind, 24-hour global event, DC FanDome celebrates the incredible DC Multiverse in a massive, fan-first experience. This virtual event will allow fans on all seven continents to interact with DC’s Superheroes and Super-Villains like never before. The unprecedented gathering will offer attendees an inside look at past, present and future DC content through panels, behind-the-scenes access, user-generated experiences, big reveals and exclusives from across the DC landscape, including the brand’s biggest films, live-action and animated TV series, games and comics!

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The Incentives

DC will select a group of 27 Finalists to be featured within the DC FanDome. During the virtual event in August 2020, global fans will vote on their favorite Finalists to help our judges select the (5) Selected Creators. The final (5) Selected Creators will be based off skill, DC executive review.

The Selected Creators will:

  • Potentially have their artwork featured in DC's FanDome marketing campaign;
  • Potentially receive exposure for their artwork across DC's FanDome digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise;
  • Receive USD $2,000

All submissions to this Creative Brief have the potential to be displayed in a Fan Art Gallery within the DC FanDome virtual event, outside of this Talenthouse competition.

creative brief guidelines
  • NO PURCHASE 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), but no team are allowed.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on DC FanDome'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.
  • 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 DC characters, including in any mashups.
  • 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 in 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, 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.
how DC will choose

DC will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which 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: substance (33%); creativity (34%); and originality (33%).

key dates
  • Launch: June 16, 2020 at 6:00AM
  • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Voting: August 22, 2020 during the DC FanDome event
  • Selected Creator Announcement: September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.
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