Create artwork for Tomb Raider

Creators Selected On
February 20, 2018
Get ready to welcome Lara Croft to the big screen! Based on the wildly successful video game, the upcoming Tomb Raider film brings us Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander in the starring role of Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, who must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

To celebrate the worldwide release of the film this March, artists, designers and illustrators from around the world are invited to create one-of-a-kind artwork inspired by Tomb Raider.

Artists may submit a variety of artwork inspired by the film. Artists should watch the trailer below and check out the film’s Facebook page for additional inspiration.

Five (5) pieces of art will be selected by Warner Bros. The Selected Artists will each receive $2,000 and the opportunity to be featured in the marketing campaign leading up to the theatrical release of Tomb Raider and across the digital and marketing channels for the film, including printed materials and merchandise. The top two (2) selected pieces of art may also be depicted in a mural installation.
about tomb raider
The fate of humanity rests in her hands. Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft. #TombRaider

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar-winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner. The film¹s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

the career opportunity
Five artworks, as chosen by Warner Bros., will be selected. The Selected Artists will each:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in Tomb Raider's marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across Tomb Raider's digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece selected

Two of the top five Selected Artists may also have their selected art piece depicted in a mural installation.

Update: Up to 20 pieces by Mexican artists will be featured and credited in a Tomb Raider fan art exhibit around the red carpet of the Mexican premiere.

creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally (except 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 note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Tomb Raider'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). Please no photography or video.
  • Artists may depict the likenesses of the characters in Tomb Raider and may include the Tomb Raider title treatment logo in their artwork which can be downloaded here. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc. and Square Enix, Ltd.
  • Submissions may not include any references to the Square Enix, Ltd. ‘Tomb Raider’ games.
  • Selected Artists (defined in Official Rules) grant Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc., Square Enix, Ltd., and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their submitted work in connection with the promotion and distribution of Tomb Raider in all media, now known or hereafter devised. Selected Artists will be required to sign a license agreement.
  • All artists retain ownership in their work excluding artists who have signed a license agreement. However, by submitting you hereby grant Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Inc., Square Enix, Ltd. 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 Tomb Raider. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Warner Bros. underlying rights in the Warner IP and entrants may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Warner Bros.; in no event, may an entrant 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 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.
  • Please note: In case of any inconsistencies between the English and translated versions of the Creative Invite page and the Official Rules the English version will take priority.
  • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.
how warner bros. will choose
Warner Bros. will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, the above Guidelines and Official Rules.

Artists will be selected by Warner Bros.’ designated judges from among all eligible submissions received on the basis of: substance, creativity, and originality.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    January 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    February 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    February 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    February 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.