#BlackAdam #FanArtFriday

Create one-of-a-kind work inspired by Black Adam!

Creators Selected On
October 21, 2022
Warner Bros. Pictures and Talenthouse want to see your work inspired by Black Adam, in theaters October 21!

Fan Art, Digital Illustrations, Graphic Designs, Special Effects & AR Filters, GIFs, or Still Photographs of Physical Art (i.e. Painting, Sculptures, etc) are all
welcome in this Open Brief.

Creators are encouraged to think outside of the box to capture the action-packed, disruptive tone that makes Black Adam.

Warner Bros. Pictures is excited for artists to share their passion and creative points of view as they get inspired by the film.

Five Selected Creators will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures and each will receive $2,000 USD per work.

The Selected Creators’ work may be promoted on official marketing channels.

Black Adam's power is born from rage and he is ushering in a new era for the DC Universe. Are you ready to join him?

*Please note, this brief is open globally, with some restrictions. See the Open Brief Guidelines below for full details.
  • Create unique work inspired by Black Adam.
  • Submissions may include:
    • Digital Illustrations
    • Graphic Designs
    • Special Effects Filters & AR Filters
    • GIFs
    • Photographs of Physical Art (i.e. Painting, Sculptures, etc.)
  • Submissions should include at least one of the following characters:
    • Black Adam
    • Hawkman
    • Cyclone
    • Dr. Fate
    • Atom Smasher
    • Please note: Multiple characters are allowed within one submission, or you may feature one of the characters by themselves.
  • Your submission should capture the following themes:
    • Disruption
    • Action & Adventure
    • Power born from rage

  • Please download the Brief Materials Folder for access to the following assets, to serve as reference:
    • Official Title Treatment (Logo)
    • Key Art
    • Character Art
    • Trailer Stills
  • Draw further inspiration from:
  • Submissions may include the tagline "Power born from Rage" but it is not required.
  • Submissions may include the Official Black Adam Title Treatment (Logo), provided in Brief Materials Folder, but it is not required.
  • Submissions may include the text: "Only in theaters October 21," but it is not required.
  • Creators are encouraged to share their artwork via Twitter: @blackadammovie, Facebook: @blackadammovie, and Instagram: @blackadammovie
Warner Bros. Pictures would love to see you share your work across social media.

Please use the following hashtags:
#BlackAdam #FanArtFriday

Please tag the official account handles:
  • Twitter: @blackadammovie
  • Facebook: @blackadammovie
  • Instagram: @blackadammovie

  • Please tag Talenthouse handles:
  • Twitter: @talenthouse
  • Facebook: @talenthousefans
  • Instagram: @talenthouse
  • TikTok: @talenthouseartwork

  • Submission Formats & Specifications
    • Accepted Submission Formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, MP4
    • Please submit work according to the following SPECIFICATIONS:
      • All Files (in any format) must be under 10 MB to submit.
      • Static Images (Including: Digital Artwork, Photographs of Physical Art)
        • Aspect Ratio: 4x5 (Vertical)
        • Aspect Ratio: 9x16 (Vertical) - Preferred for Social Media
        • Format: JPEG or PNG
      • GIF
        • Aspect Ratio: 2x1 (Horizontal)
        • Aspect Ratio: 3x2 (Horizontal)
        • Format: GIF
      • Resolution: Please also retain a high-resolution version of your work at minimum 300 DPI, 27 x 40 (Vertical).

    • Effects & AR Filters
      • AR & Effects Filters may be submitted in "mock-up" form as either a static photograph (JPEG/PNG) or as a video (MP4).
      • Your AR effect should be designed for the rear (world-facing) camera. In other words, your project should not be a “selfie”
      • Aspect Ratio: 9 x 16 (Vertical)
      • Video Length: 5-15 seconds maximum
      • Formats: JPEG, PNG, MP4
      • No more than 50 objects in a scene, to avoid compromising quality.
      • Please retain your original layered or source files in the highest quality possible. Only digital work should be submitted. No physically drawn designs please.
      • No real people should be included within photographs or video.
    • You are encouraged to submit timelapse videos of your creative process as well. (Though not required).
      • Recommended Video Length: 9-15 Seconds, Maximum 60 seconds
      • Video Aspect Ratio: 9 x 16 (Vertical)
      • Format: MP4

    • Do tell us about your creative process and inspiration via the 'Description' field in your submission.
    • Do produce work that feels authentic to your medium.
    • Do keep in mind that submissions should speak to Warner Bros. Pictures, DC, Dwayne Johnson, and superhero fans around the world.
    • Do use reference imagery for inspiration. Do not use it directly in your work.
    • Do consider submitting early, as Warner Bros. Pictures will be announcing One (1) Selected Creator as the "Early Entry Selected Creator" from the Early Entry Submission Period: September 16th, 2022 -September 20th, 2022.
    • Do keep in mind your submissions should be suitable for Tiktok, Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, with the potential to also be used for print.
    • You can submit new, or existing artwork to this brief, as long as you created it! We'd love you to see never before seen artwork, but you're also able to submit work previously submitted to other Briefs on Talenthouse (so long as you own the rights, other than the IP properties/characters depicted, and your submission has not been entered into any other outside contest). Any previously submitted work should NOT include logos, text or reference to any other briefs, IP, or brands.
    • Do not include any real life people in your work or any references to any real people other than the talent within Black Adam. Any portrayals of talent shall be subject to cast approval, if selected.
    • Do not use third party fonts (other than Monotype fonts), images or other resources in your work.
    • Do not include characters other than those showcased in the Black Adam trailers or artwork provided as reference.
    • Do not include hieroglyphics to ensure we maintain a respectful tone. Any submissions including hieroglyphs will be considered "Off Brief" and will not be eligible for "Selected Creator" incentives.
    • Do not show or imply drunkenness or irresponsible drinking.
    • Do not mention, reference or include any other comics, studios, brand, IP or highly recognizable buildings in your work.
    • Do not include references to any dangerous situations, show/imply alcohol or drunkenness, or anything offensive.

    One of the world’s foremost wielders of magic, Black Adam has been both hero and villain over a life that’s spanned thousands of years. A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam believes he is the only person fit to lead humanity and any action he takes is justified for the greater good.

    Black Adam Official Website I Facebook I Instagram I Twitter
    A total of Five (5) pieces of work will be chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures as Selected Creators. Each Selected Creator will receive $2,000 USD per piece and assign a global, exclusive, royalty-free usage to Warner Bros. Pictures in perpetuity.

    Selected Creators will be identified from two (2) Selection Periods:
    • Early Entry Submission Period: September 16th, 2022 -September 20th, 2022
    • General Submission Period: September 20th, 2022 -September 30th, 2022
    • One (1) Selected Creator will be chosen from the Early Entry Submission Period.
    • Four (4) Selected Creators will be chosen from the General Submission Period.
    Additional Incentives:
    • Potential to have Dwayne Johnson and/or other talent react to creator's work.
    • Potential to have work used across social, digital and wider marketing channels.
    • Potential for work to appear in print or be shared across stunted activations.
    See additional info in "Open Brief Guidelines."
    • Brief Launch: Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 11:00 am PT
    • Early Entry Submission Period Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 at 12:00 pm PT
    • General Submission Period Deadline: Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 12:00 pm PT
    • Early Entry & General Submission Period Selected Creators Announcement: Friday, October 21st, 2022 at 12:00 pm PT
    Black Adam - Only in theaters on October 21
    How will Warner Bros. Pictures Identify Selected Creators?

    Warner Bros. Pictures will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies and Official Rules.

    The judging criteria is based on Creativity (40%), Originality (30%) and Overall Understanding of the Theme (30%).

    Open Brief Guidelines
    • Who is eligible: The Open Brief is open only 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 submission. You are not eligible to participate in this Open Brief if you are a national or legal resident of Brazil due to competition and prizing restrictions in Brazil. You are also not eligible to participate in this Open Brief if you are a national or legal resident of any country in which the United States has embargoed goods (including, without limitation, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria). Full eligibility details are included in the Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.
    • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Work must be uploaded as JPEG, PNG, GIF or MP4. (max. size 10MB) Time-lapse videos must be uploaded in MP4 format (max. size 10MB). Creators must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
    • All submissions must be original works (meaning not using third-party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials (other than public domain materials or monotype fonts or the Black Adam properties/characters depicted in provided reference materials). Any time-lapse video submitted at the time of entry will NOT be considered as part of the judging.
    • Multiple submissions (up to 10 times) are allowed per artist or creative team.
    • Submissions should not include or otherwise use any characters other than Black Adam and Justice Society characters.
    • 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.
    • The one (1) Early Entry Selected Creator will be announced alongside the four (4) General Submission Selected Creators approximately October 21st, 2022. Early Entry Submissions that are not identified as an "Early Entry Selected Creator" are still eligible to be chosen as a Selected Creator within the General Submission window. Any submissions received after September 20th, 2022 @ 12:00 PM PT will NOT be considered eligible to be chosen as the "Early Entry Selected Creator."
    • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Warner Bros. Pictures and Black Adam's social media channels and credit may be given to the creator.

    • All creators, whether Selected Creators or not, hereby acknowledge and agree that Black Adam intellectual property and intellectual property rights embodies therein, and all derivative rights thereof including the embodiment of the Black Adam images or assets (collectively, "Black Adam IP") is the sole and exclusive property of Warner Bros. Pictures.
    • All creators, whether Selected Creators or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of their Work (defined in the Official Rules) that do not contain or are not derivative of Black Adam IP excluding creators who have signed a License Agreement. However, by submitting your Work, you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Pictures, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries and each of their respective licensees and assign, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license for three (3) years from the date the Work is first displayed on Talenthouse’s website for the purpose of using your submitted Work across their various marketing platforms in association with Black Adam.
    • Selected Creators must sign a Contributor’s Agreement and submit a completed Warner Bros. Pictures Creative Asset Data Sheet (“CAD”) that is approved by Warner Bros. Pictures in order to have a chance for selection.
    • The Selected Creators will grant Warner Bros. Pictures, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, and each of their respective licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license from the date the Work is displayed on Talenthouse’s website for the purposes of entering this Open Brief to use their submitted Work across their various marketing platforms for the promotion of Black Adam, in all media now known or hereafter devised including, without limitation, internet, television, social media, printed materials, outdoor billboards, murals and merchandise, such as t-shirts and posters and stunted activations.
    • Selected Creators will be required to sign a License Agreement and an Awardee Agreement.
    • Selected Creators may be asked to modify their design up to 1 round of minor edits so their work fits production requirements.
    • If chosen as a Selected Creator, you may be asked to submit your Effect or AR Filter to Instagram for approval to be published on the specific platform. As with all other submissions, no real people can be used within Effects or AR Filter "Mock-Up" Photos or video.
    • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Warner Bros. Pictures underlying rights in the Black Adam IP and creators may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Warner Bros. Pictures; in no event, may a creator obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission, other than those Selected Creators who receive an incentive from Sponsor.
    • During the selection period, Talenthouse will contact the Identified Selected Creators. Creators must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else the creator will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, the creator will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.