Create GIF stickers for SHAZAM!

Creators Selected On
January 31, 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out!

In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero SHAZAM!, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, SHAZAM! revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his Social Studies test? SHAZAM! sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

To amplify the launch of SHAZAM!, animators from around the world are invited to create an animated GIF sticker pack to be used to promote the film's release!

Artists should create a minimum of two animated stickers of SHAZAM! Artists should show their unique style and how they can bring these characters to life as cool, shareable animated GIF stickers! Based on the submitted stickers, Warner Bros. Pictures will select one overall artist to create the final GIF sticker pack. For more details on the exact requirements, check out the 'The GIF Sticker Pack' section below. Also, feel free to check out the submissions from GIF Sticker campaign for inspiration.

One overall Selected Artist will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures and receive $7,500 to complete the full ten sticker pack which will be used on the film's social channels. Five additional Finalists will also be selected and potentially have their work featured across the film's marketing campaign and awarded with $500 each.

the GIF sticker pack
For this Creative Invite, a minimum of two animated stickers should be submitted. Your stickers should include any two of the scenarios listed below:
  1. SHAZAM! Flying in Costume
  2. Closeup (torso upwards) of SHAZAM! in costume - showing Zach’s likeness
  3. Billy Batson transforming into SHAZAM! - which will show both Asher and Zach’s likeness
  • Stickers should be created in the following dimensions: 500-600px with a 1x1 ratio.
  • Please set to loop forever upon exporting.
  • Stickers should be exported with at least 20% transparent pixels, no white or opaque color backgrounds.
  • Stickers should be submitted in RGB color mode.
  • Download the Asset Pack for visual reference of the characters above.

The overall Selected Artist will be required to complete the full 10-sticker pack between January 18-30, 2019 with potential edits through February 8, 2019.

The final sticker pack should include GIFs of SHAZAM! using his powers. You can find inspiration for SHAZAM!'s powers below:
  • S: for the wisdom of Solomon
  • H: for the strength of Hercules
  • A: for the stamina of Atlas
  • Z: for the power of Zeus
  • A: for the courage of Achilles
  • M: for the speed of Mercury
about shazam!
David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) directs New Line Cinema’s SHAZAM!, the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (Chuck) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (Kingsman movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old who can magically transform into the adult superhero SHAZAM! simply by shouting out one word. His newfound powers soon get put to the test when he squares off against the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. In US theaters April 2019.

the career opportunity
One (1) overall Selected Artist will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures The Selected Artist will receive:
  • $7,500 for the completion of the sticker pack consisting of 10 animated GIFs according to the specifications of Warner Bros. Pictures
Five (5) Finalists will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Finalists will:
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across SHAZAM!’s digital and marketing channels
  • Receive $500 each
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally (except for Brazil and countries in which the United States has embargoed goods, including without limitation, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria) to those who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed. Please submit at least 2 GIFs. Stickers should depict scenarios listed in the "THE GIF STICKER PACK" section above.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on SHAZAM's social media channels with credit given to the artist where possible.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in GIF, max size 10MB. Artwork should be submitted in RGB color mode.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials). Please, no photography.
  • Artists may depict the likenesses of the characters in SHAZAM! and may include the SHAZAM! title treatment logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters, Asset Pack and title treatment logo are reserved by Warner Bros. Pictures.
  • Please read "THE GIF STICKER PACK" section carefully. Before creating your artwork, please download this Asset Pack.
  • Stickers should be exported with at least 20% transparent pixels, no white or opaque color backgrounds.
  • Stickers should be created in the following dimension size: 500-600px with a 1x1 ratio. Please set to loop Forever upon exporting.
  • All entrants, whether Selected Artists or not, hereby acknowledge and agree that SHAZAM! intellectual property, and all intellectual property rights embodied therein, and all derivative rights thereof including the embodiment of that SHAZAM! (collectively, “Shazam IP”) is the sole and exclusive property of Warner Bros. Pictures and/or their licensors, as applicable, and all entrants, whether Selected Artists, or not shall not obtain any right or interest of any kind whatsoever in Shazam IP.
  • Selected Artists (defined in Official Rules) grant Warner Bros. Pictures and its licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their submitted work in connection with the promotion and distribution of SHAZAM! in all media, now known or hereafter devised. Selected Artists will be required to sign a license agreement.
  • All artists, whether Selected Artists or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of in their work that do not contain or are not derivative of SHAZAM! IP excluding artists who have signed a license agreement. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Pictures a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three years to use your submitted work across their various online and social marketing platforms in association with the film SHAZAM!. All artists will be credited accordingly as determined by Warner Bros. Pictures in its sole discretion.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Warner Bros. Pictures’ underlying rights in the SHAZAM! IP and entrants may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Warner Bros. Pictures; in no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission, other than those Selected Artists who receive an incentive from Sponsor.
  • The Selected Artist may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • Selected Artist and Finalists must respond to Talenthouse within two days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • 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.
  • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.
how warner bros. pictures will choose
Warner Bros. Pictures will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

Artists will be selected from among all eligible submissions received on the basis of: substance; creativity; and originality, each of which will be given equal weight.
Submit By: January 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: January 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Selected Artist Notified:
January 14, 2019
Selected Artist Final Sticker Pack Due: January 30, 2019
Any Edits Finished by: February 8, 2019

Selected Artist/Finalist Announcement:
January 31, 2019

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