Show us your DC Fandom!

Creators Selected On
September 21, 2020

A Note From the DC:

DC FanDome, a first-of-its kind, virtual experience for DC superfans around the world, was a lot to handle in one day! It turned out to be so massive that with so many hours of programming, not even The Flash could get through it in 24 hours!

In order to super-serve the fans and provide the best possible experience, DC FanDome has been expanded into two global events — the first on August 22nd - DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, and a second on-demand experience in DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse on September 12th, where fans can create and curate their own adventure. And -- fans can now teleport their FanDome experience as both will be accessible across all mobile platforms (in addition to desktop). Please pay note, to the new Selected Creator Announcement date: Sept. 21, 2020.

Fans around the world will now be able to vote on September 12th (instead of August 22nd) for their favorite finalists in both the ‘Create static fan art for the DC FanDome event contest’ and ‘Show us your DC Fandom contest’ within DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse. Vote to help select the winning creators on 9.12.2020 by registering for the event and following the instructions at schedule.DCFanDome.com/vote.

- The DC Team

To celebrate the incredible DC Multiverse, DC invites YOU to participate in a first of its kind, 24-hour global event: DC FanDome! Show us your best DC cosplay or makeup; at home Batcave; Superman shrine; epic comic book collection; DC Comic-inspired tattoos; decorated rooms. We want to see it all – anything from heroes, villains, pets, family, makeup and mashups of imagery from two or more eligible characters. Showcase what makes you DC’s biggest fan and take part in this massive, fan first virtual event.

Create and submit a one-of-a-kind static or multimedia submission for DC that showcases your super-fandom and we will judge it based on creativity, innovation, originality and uniqueness.

The judges are looking for entries that celebrate the DC Multiverse and show off your super-fandom. Check out some of the past DC cosplay for visual inspiration and the categories they will be considered below.

Entries may also be on display digitally within the DC FanDome virtual event in August for fans from around the world to check out. 27 selected Finalists will be displayed for fans to vote on their favorite to help our judges select the winners. 7 Selected Creators will be chosen (see “Things to Consider” below), receiving USD $1,400 each, and potentially have their work featured across select DC’s FanDome marketing campaigns and exclusive fan merchandise.

things to consider
Show us your DC Fandom - whatever that means to you (as long as it complies with our rules)!
  • Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
    • 25% Creativity
    • 25% Innovation
    • 25% Originality
    • 25% Uniqueness
  • 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.
    • Cosplay (Don’t forget about your pets!)
    • Makeup Tutorials
    • Tattoos
    • Room and Home designs – have you built a Batcave in your garage? Do you have a whole room dedicated to DC? We want to see it and to showcase it to the world!
    • Kids / Family Characters and Shows
    • Mashups (mashing up imagery from two or more eligible DC characters) &Character Crossovers
    • Do not include or otherwise use any characters other than DC characters, including in any mashups. Entries may be displayed digitally in the first of its kind, 24-hour global fan event: DC FanDome.
  • 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 favorites to help our judges select the (7) Selected Creators. Our judges include DC executives and potentially filmmakers.

    • 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. DC is hosting an online DC Gallery, showcasing a selection of Fan Art to the public. From the brief launch, DC may choose to include 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. Creators may be credited where their work is shown.
    • You can submit new or existing work including make-up or Cosplay from previous events (so long as you own the rights, other than the DC properties/characters depicted, and your submission has not been entered into any other contest), but please ensure that you or your immediate family are the only person/people included in the work submitted (no one else is visible). By submitting you grant DC permission to use your artwork and all included images and likenesses on the DC Universe Gallery, and at the DC FanDome virtual event in August 2020.
    • All creators should only submit work you have created yourself, and must not include stock imagery.
    • Please do not include any music in your submissions.
    • All Finalists will be required to submit documentation proving their ownership of the content shown in the submission so please don’t submit any media which you did not create – this includes photos you may have taken of others in costume but do not have their permission to enter them into this competition.
    • Up to 10 submissions are allowed per creator (as long as each submission is distinct from your other submissions) so you don’t have to choose between showing off only your Cosplay, your Makeup Timelapse or creatively displaying your collection of DC Merch – submit them all!
    • Please do not submit fan art to this Creative Brief. See the Fan Art Creative Brief here for 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!


    The Incentives

    DC-selected judges will select seven (7) submissions as the winners, and the Selected Creators will each:

    • 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 $1,400
    creative brief guidelines
    • 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) and creator teams 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 the DC properties/characters depicted).
    • All creators, whether Selected Creators or not, hereby acknowledge and agree that DC Universe intellectual property, and all intellectual property rights embodied 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 and may only used by creators for the sole purpose of participating in this Creative Brief.
    • How to submit: Click on the “Participate” tab and follow the instructions. Creators should retain their original files but static artwork must be submitted in JPEG, PNG, max size 10MB. Creators may submit works in video, GIF, static format. Please no photography.
    • 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.
    • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by DC’s 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.
    • 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 requirement.
    • 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: creativity, innovation, originality and uniqueness. Each with equal weight.

    key dates
    • Launch: June 16, 2020 at 6:00AM
    • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    • Voting: September 12, 2020 during the DC FanDome event
    • Selected Creator Announcement: September 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    All times are in Pacific Time.
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