Create Fan Art for the DC FanDome Event 2021

Creators Selected On
October 16, 2021

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."

Please do not submit any DC cosplay submissions to this Creative Brief. Instead please submit via the DC Super-Fandom Creative Brief! - Talenthouse, Last updated as of September 9, 2021.

To celebrate the incredible DC Multiverse, DC is back to invite you to participate in the ultimate global fan experience, DC FANDOME, - a massive virtual fan-first experience that brings together DC fans from all over the world with an all-new epic streaming event.

Celebrate the future of the DC Multiverse by creating a one-of-a-kind poster artwork that shows us what upcoming DC projects you are most excited about. You may be excited by a comic book, movie, series, or video game, or perhaps you can’t choose and create a mashup of several things! Your work can be inspired by comic books to all aspects of pop culture including movies, television, video games, animation, and more.

Your work can be illustration or digital painting. Check out some of the DC Talenthouse entries from last year for visual inspiration.

A total of 5 pieces of artwork will be chosen as Selected Creators - including up to 2 x Early Entry Awards (Submissions by September 10th) and up to 3 x Finalists (Submissions by October 16th). Artwork submitted before September 10, 2021, may have the potential to be featured in the DC FanDome virtual event on October 16th. 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.

“There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.” —Superman
  • 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.

  • Your work should include the provided DC FanDome Logo as an overlay or illustrated to match your artwork style.

  • If you include text in your artwork, please use fonts from the monotype catalog
  • 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)

  • Please do not submit super-fandom submissions to this Creative Brief. See the Super-Fandom Creative Brief here for your artwork!

Looking for inspiration? DC FanDome will give you an early look at what’s next for the DC Multiverse and its Super Heroes and Super-Villains including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Black Adam, Aquaman, and many more! What might your version of a movie poster for Black Adam look like? Or box art for Gotham Knights? The purpose here is to look forward in anticipation of what is coming next. What are you most excited to learn about at DC FanDome? Show us through your art!

The Epic Global Event is Back! Return to #DCFanDome 10.16.21!

Get ready to suit up! DC FanDome, the ultimate global fan experience, returns! The free virtual event will once again welcome fans from around the world to immerse themselves in the DC Multiverse at DCFanDome.com and celebrate the stars and creators of their favorite feature films, live-action, and animated television series, games, comics, home entertainment releases, and more with an unrivaled gathering of cast and creators. Expect breaking news, exclusive trailers, and announcements, never-before-seen footage, revealing conversations, and more! Additionally, DC FanDome 2021 will be available on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, giving fans more ways to watch the events unfolding in the all-new streaming event.


A minimum of five (5) pieces of artwork will be chosen by DC as Selected Creators based on skill and 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


  • 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 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.

  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on 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 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 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.


DC 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.

  • Launch: August 31, 2021 at 12:00 PM
  • Early Entry Submission: September 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline: September 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM
  • Selected Creator Announcement: October 16, 2021
All times are in Pacific Time.