We Are #Venom

Create artwork inspired by Venom

Creators Selected On
September 19, 2018


Venom called and you all answered! When we started this art activation, we knew that there were those out there who loved our complex and badass character as much as we do, but we never could have anticipated the number of fantastic pieces of creative that would be submitted. As the weeks went on, not only did we find ourselves with too many amazing submissions to choose from, but our very own Eddie Brock/Venom, played by Tom Hardy, fell in love with the submissions and started to promote them himself. As we came to the final days of the submission window, Tom wanted to express his love and appreciation for the fans of Venom by choosing 5 of the selected works. We look forward to announcing those to the world!

As you all know, the world has enough superheroes…now it’s time for some Venom!

Thank you again!
The #Venom Team
One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom which releases globally October 5, 2018!

To amplify the launch of the film, Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. is creating an art activation campaign leading up to this film’s release, and they want to collaborate with you!

Artists, designers and illustrators from around the world are invited to create one-of-a-kind static artwork for Venom inspired by the latest trailer. Venom faces off against Riot and we’d like you to summon your inner anti-hero and unleash your imagination to show us the best battle scene you can capture.

Whether it's an illustration, a digital painting or an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating and imaginative static artwork to help drive promotion and excitement socially across the film's marketing and digital channels. Artists are encouraged to check out the trailer and Venom's social channels. Artists may also use the approved imagery assets and motion posters (horizontal / vertical) for inspiration.

Artwork will potentially be featured across the film's marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials and merchandise. Five (5) pieces of art will be selected by Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. The Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.
about venom
We Are #Venom. October 5, 2018.

One of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

the career opportunity*
Five pieces of work, as chosen by Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc., will be selected. The Selected Artists will each:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in Venom's marketing campaign
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across Venom’s digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece of artwork selected
*Please note that there is no employment opportunity granted herein.
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally 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.
  • Each artist may submit up to 10 submissions. No artist teams allowed.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 10MB.
  • All submissions must be original artwork which is not inspired by or based on third party artwork (and may not contain third party materials or intellectual property and/or stock materials, and must be free-and-clear of any and all third-party rights). Please no photography or video.
  • Artists may depict the likenesses of the characters in Venom, to the extent such depiction does not contain the likeness of the actors, and may include the Venom title treatment logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. (“CTMG”).
  • Selected Artists may be asked to modify their work to fit production requirements.
  • Selected Artists (defined in Official Rules) shall assign to CTMG and their licensees and assigns, all rights, title and interest in and to the Selected Artists’ submitted artwork. Selected Artists will be required to sign an Assignment and Release Form.
  • The Non-Selected artists retain the copyright as to the original elements only in their work, subject to CTMG’s intellectual property rights to the motion picture elements. By entering the Creative Invite, each artist grants to CTMG a worldwide, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for one (1) year to use the submitted work across CTMG’s various marketing platforms in association with the movie Venom. CTMG will use its best efforts to provide all artists with credit for their work.
  • Artist’s copyright in the work is subject to and restricted by CTMG's underlying rights in the Venom IP defined in the Official Rules, and entrants may make only personal non-commercial use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from CTMG. In no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment for the art created pursuant to this Creative Invite.
  • 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 and must timely complete all requested paperwork 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 Submission Guidelines as specified herein and in the Official Rules.
  • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.
how Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. will choose
Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

All eligible submissions received will be judged according to the following equally weighted judging criteria: substance; creativity; originality, and adherence to the Venom theme.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    August 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    September 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    September 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    September 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM
All times are in Pacific Time.