Create artwork for Lore

Creators Selected On
October 15, 2018

“We couldn’t have been more impressed, blown away, and terrified by everyone’s ability to capture our horror in such disturbing and beautiful images. To the hundreds of you that submitted, I wish we could have picked all of you. To the winners, it was an honor to be a part of the selection process and thank you for putting even more color and terror to our words. We can only hope our actual episodes meet the standard that these incredible posters have set.

Enjoy the Lore Season 2 premiere on 10/19!”

Aaron Mahnke (Co-executive producer and podcast creator) & Carlos Foglia (S2 Writer)
The scariest stories are true. Launching only on Prime Video globally on October 19, 2018, Season 2 of Lore explores the real-life frightening tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. This season has six new tales that prove the scariest stories are true.

Prime Video invites illustrators, designers, and visual artists* to create original poster artwork celebrating the upcoming release of Lore Season 2! Artists can draw inspiration from the six upcoming episodes of Lore below.

Before starting on your artwork, please read the ‘Season 2 Episodes’ section carefully for plot synopses and watch the trailer below for inspiration. Artists are encouraged to design the title treatment themselves in horrific and unique ways. Artists should also include the Prime logo** in their artwork.

Six pieces of art will be selected by Prime Video. Selected Artworks will potentially be featured across Lore key social channels and on the Prime Video website. The Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.

*Only legal residents of specific countries are eligible to participate. Find more information in the first Creative Invite Guideline.

**Update as of September 18, 2018 - The provided logo in the brief has been updated from the "Prime" to the “Prime Video” logo. Please use the updated “Prime Video” logo whenever possible in your work. Use of the previous “Prime” logo will NOT negatively impact judging, but Selected Artists will likely be asked to swap out the logo once selected.
Season 2 Episodes
1. Burke and Hare: In the Name of Science

Synopsis: Two shunned Irish immigrants in Scotland start off as grave robbers to sell the dead to doctors, but decide that creating their own inventory is much easier, and become the most prolific mass-murdering duo in history.

2. Elizabeth Bathory: Mirror, Mirror

Synopsis: The aging Countess of Blood, running out of virginal peasants to drain of their youthful essence, brings in a bright-eyed noble to start a new cycle of torture and murder.

3. Hinterkaifeck: Ghosts in the Attic

Synopsis: In the German hinterlands, between World Wars, a family goes to bed, not knowing that their killer has been living in the walls and attics of their home like a ghost, watching, waiting for his chance to strike, in one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of all time.

4. Prague Clock: The Curse of the Orloj

Synopsis: As two clockmakers race against the curse of the Orloj, a curse that has already driven the city of Prague to madness and death with the Black Plague, these brothers will discover the price of trying to change history.

5. Mary Webster: The Witch of Hadley

Synopsis: A young woman, raised in a town controlled by a religious zealot, must rectify a fatal mistake before a ravenous mob hangs the Old Witch, Mary Webster, in this story set just 11 years before and 100 miles from Salem, Massachusetts.

6. Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

Synopsis: In 1922 only one person, Jack Parsons, believed that we could send a rocket into space and conjure a demon. By 1952 he had done both. But all he cared about was the Scarlet Woman he had both summoned, and lost, Marjorie Cameron.
about lore
From an executive producer of The Walking Dead and an executive producer of The Exorcist, this season of the critically acclaimed anthology series will explore real-life frightening and disturbing tales that give rise to modern-day myths and legends. Season 2 will feature new tales based on the award-winning podcast as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form.

about prime video

Prime Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch - all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. You can watch thousands of popular movies and TV shows in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free delivery options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited access to a rotating selection of thousands of books and magazines with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, and more.

the career opportunity
Six (6) artworks, as chosen by Prime Video, will be selected. The Selected Artists will:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in Lore's marketing campaign leading up to the release of Season 2
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across Lore's digital and marketing channels
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece selected
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally 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 entry except for residents in Brazil and Quebec. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed. Please, no photography.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Prime Videos' and Lore's social media channels with credit given to the artist.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials).
  • Artists are encouraged to read the section "SEASON 2 EPISODES" carefully and to watch the trailer for inspiration.
  • Artists may depict the likenesses of the characters in Lore and should include the Prime logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters and logo are reserved by Prime Video.
  • Selected Artists will have to sign a Copyright Assignment form which assigns all rights, title and interest in and to their work to Prime Video for global usage. Selected work can still be used for artist's own portfolio purposes.
  • Artists that are not selected will not give up any rights in the original portions of their work, however, Prime Video has the right to promote the work on their channels in connection with this Creative Invite for three (3) months after the Selected Artists are announced. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Prime Video's underlying rights in the Lore IP defined in the Official Rules and artists may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Prime Video; in no event, may an artist obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission.
  • The Selected Artists 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 Artists must respond to Talenthouse within two (2) 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.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
how prime video will choose
Prime Video will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    August 30, 2018 at 3:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    September 27, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    October 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.
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