Create static artwork for SHAZAM!

Creators Selected On
March 27, 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out!

In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero SHAZAM!, courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart, SHAZAM! revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his Social Studies test? SHAZAM! sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

To amplify the launch of the film, Illustrators, graphic designers, and painters from around the world are invited to create one-of-a-kind static artwork for SHAZAM! inspired by the latest imagery and trailer from the film.

Whether it's an illustration, a digital painting, or even an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating and imaginative artwork to help drive promotion and excitement socially across the film's marketing and digital channels. Artists may download the Asset Pack for inspiration and visual reference of the characters featured in the film.

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 Warner Bros. Pictures and the Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.

things to consider

You can find inspiration for SHAZAM!'s powers below:

  • S: for the wisdom of Solomon
  • H: for the strength of Hercules
  • A: for the stamina of Atlas
  • Z: for the power of Zeus
  • A: for the courage of Achilles
  • M: for the speed of Mercury
Download the Asset Pack for visual reference of the characters above.
about shazam!
David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) directs New Line Cinema’s SHAZAM!, the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (Chuck) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Asher Angel (Andi Mack) as Billy Batson, and Mark Strong (Kingsman movies) in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

Billy Batson is a streetwise 14-year-old who can magically transform into the adult superhero SHAZAM! simply by shouting out one word. His newfound powers soon get put to the test when he squares off against the evil Dr. Thaddeus Sivana. In US theaters April 2019.

the career opportunity
Five (5) pieces of static artwork, as chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures, will be selected. The Selected Artists will each:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in SHAZAM!’s marketing campaign leading up to the release of the film
  • Potentially receive exposure for their work across SHAZAM!’s digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece selected
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally (except for Brazil and for 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 SHAZAM!’s social media channels with credit given to the artist.
  • Artists should retain their original files but artwork 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 SHAZAM! and may include the SHAZAM! title treatment logo in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Warner Bros. Pictures and their licensors.
  • The Selected Artists may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • All entrants, whether Selected Artists or not, hereby acknowledge and agree that SHAZAM! intellectual property, and all intellectual property rights embodied therein, and all derivative rights thereof including the embodiment of that SHAZAM! (collectively, “SHAZAM! IP”) is the sole and exclusive property of Warner Bros. Pictures, and/or their licensors, as applicable, and all entrants, whether Selected Artists, or not shall not obtain any right or interest of any kind whatsoever in SHAZAM! IP.
  • Selected Artists (defined in Official Rules) grant Warner Bros. Pictures and their licensees and assigns, a worldwide, exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use their submitted work in connection with the promotion and distribution of SHAZAM! in all media, now known or hereafter devised. Selected Artists will be required to sign a license agreement.
  • All artists, whether Selected Artists or not, retain ownership only in the original portions of in their work that do not contain or are not derivative of SHAZAM! IP excluding artists who have signed a license agreement. However, by submitting you hereby grant to Warner Bros. Pictures 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 SHAZAM!. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Any ownership in the work is subject to and restricted by Warner Bros. Pictures’ underlying rights in the SHAZAM! IP and entrants may make only personal use (e.g. portfolio purposes) of the submissions without express written consent from Warner Bros. Pictures; in no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment in exchange for the submission, other than those Selected Artists who receive an incentive from Sponsor.
  • 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.
  • Sponsor: Talenthouse, Inc.
how warner bros. pictures will choose
Warner Bros. Pictures will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

Artists will be selected from among all eligible submissions received on the basis of: substance; creativity; and originality, each of which will be given equal weight.
Submit By: March 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Selection Period Starts: March 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Selected Artist Announcement: March 27, 2019

All times are in Pacific Time.