Create artwork for The Mummy

Creators Selected On
June 2, 2017
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

To amplify the launch of the film in June 2017, Universal Pictures is creating an art activation campaign leading up to this film’s debut, and they want to collaborate with you!

Visual artists from around the world are invited to create artwork that creatively captures the intensity, wonder, and imaginative new world of The Mummy.

Whether it's a painting, an animated GIF or even an alternative poster design, the judging panel is looking for captivating and imaginative artwork to help drive promotion and excitement socially across the film's marketing and digital channels.

Four selected pieces of artwork may be featured in The Mummy's marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film. The Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.
submission guidelines
Before starting on your submission, please consider the following:
  • Submissions should focus on the female Mummy character (images to use for inspiration). The judging panel are looking for submissions that artistically bring to life the Mummy's terrifying beauty, malevolence and otherworldly strength.
  • No likenesses other than the Mummy character should be used.
  • Artists may include The Mummy's title treatment logo within their artwork.
  • Artists are encouraged to check out the film's Facebook page and trailer (see below) for additional inspiration.
  • Artist should take inspiration from the following quotes:
    • "Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters."
    • "She is real."
    • "The ultimate evil."
    • "An evil unlike anything we’ve ever faced."
about the mummy
Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

the career opportunity
Four artworks will be selected (of the four, at least 1 animated GIF will be chosen). The Selected Artists will each:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in The Mummy's marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across The Mummy'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 at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files but designs must be submitted in JPEG, PNG or GIF, max size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials). Please no photography or video.
  • Please read the "SUBMISSION GUIDELINES" section above carefully.
  • Artists may depict the likeness of the Mummy character and may include The Mummy title treatment logo in their artwork. No other characters should be depicted or otherwise included in the work. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Universal Pictures.
  • The Selected Artists may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • The Selected Artists will be required to assign the copyright to their work to Universal Pictures in exchange for the incentives set forth above. The Selected Artists will have to sign a Copyright Assignment Form.
  • Artists not selected retain ownership in their work. There is no assignment of any intellectual property rights in your work to Universal Pictures. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Universal Pictures a worldwide, royalty-free license for one year to use your submitted work across their various marketing platforms in association with the film The Mummy. If used, all non-selected artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Please note that submissions can be used by the artist for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • 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 universal pictures will choose
Universal Pictures will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    April 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    May 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    May 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.