Create visual artwork for Disney's Mickey & Friends


"We are very thankful to this great creative community for taking part in this project. Storytelling, creativity and fun was definitely shown on all submissions. We are very excited about the selected artwork. Thank you very much to you all!”

- Mickey & Friends team

Mickey & Friends are inviting you to create modern and unique fan artwork inspired by their iconic characters and personalities. We want to see how you interpret these well-known characters, and bring them to life in your own style!

Create striking artwork for an individual character or group of characters, inspired by their personalities and friendship.

Be inspired by Disney's iconic group of friends and each of their unique personalities, bringing them to life in visual artwork - the medium is up to you! Read more in the ‘Submission Guidelines’ section below.

A minimum of 6 pieces of artwork will be selected and receive £1,000 each.

  • Your artwork should contain either:
  • Create striking static 2D artwork in square or portrait format for an individual character or group of characters, inspired by their personalities and friendship.
  • You may use the provided character imagery as it is. You may change it, use part or all of the character. Or you can completely reinterpret it in your own style. However when using character art, make sure they embrace their unique personality, look, and are always recognisable.
  • Your artwork should be inspired by each character's personality. Read more about character personality, friendship/individuality.

  • Check out this mood board for inspiration.
  • Your artwork should be really creative, unique and modern.
  • When developing your artwork, consider that the main platforms it may be used are social and digital media (e.g. Instagram, Facebook and websites). It should grab people's attention on these platforms.
  • You may use any colours you wish - make sure they complement the character(s) in your artwork.
  • Please don't include any reference to religion, politics, offensive, dangerous situations, other brands or include any reference to real people.
  • Please don't share your artwork online or on your Talenthouse profile.
About Mickey & Friends
Mickey Mouse is fun, active, optimistic and a natural leader. He sparks childhood nostalgia in adults and represents positive values to children while entertaining and delighting audiences wherever he goes. He binds generations together more than any other animated character and is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.

Mickey is a fearless and noble hero, but he doesn’t necessarily do it all on his own. As well as his loving sweetheart Minnie, who celebrates her 90th anniversary in 2018 at the same time, Mickey is also surrounded by a gang of friends including Daisy, Donald, Pluto and Goofy.


A minimum of 6 and up to 10 pieces of work will be selected by Disney. The Selected Artists will:
  • Potentially have their artwork used across Disney’s social and digital channel;
  • Potentially have their artwork seen by Disney's Creative Team and form part of a wider marketing campaign;
  • Receive £1,000 for each piece selected.
The judges are ideally looking to select 1 piece of artwork per individual character, and 1 piece of artwork that features a group of characters. We encourage you to create artwork for a range of characters.
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence at the time of submission. Employees and their immediate family and household members of Disney and Talenthouse are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Submissions will only be visible to the public for one (1) month after the Selected Artist Announcement. Following this, all submissions will become hidden. Artists should not share their submissions online including their Talenthouse profile.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, your submission may be featured on Disney's social media channels with credit given to you.
  • Limit ten (10) submissions per artist or artist team.
  • All submissions must be your own original work (meaning you are not allowed to use third party pre-existing copyright materials and/or stock imagery in your submission) except for the material provided by Disney. All rights in and to the material provided are reserved by Disney.
  • Please retain your original artwork files in the highest quality possible but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 10MB. Please no photography, moving artwork or video.
  • Please add a short description in English explaining the inspiration behind your design. Please use the 'Say something about your submission' section within your submission.
  • We advise you to carefully read the "Submission Guidelines" above.
  • Artists that are not selected retain ownership in the original portions of their work, however, Disney has the right to promote submissions on their channels in connection with this Creative Invite for three (3) months after the announcement of the Selected Artists. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • Selected Artists will have to sign an agreement assigning all rights, title and interest in and to the selected work to Disney for global usage. The selected work can still be used for an artist's own portfolio purposes (including online / website portfolios).
  • Selected Artists may be required to make up to two (2) rounds of minor amends to their work 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.
  • The 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, guidelines, Official Rules or Disney's code of conduct.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.
how Disney will choose
Disney will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The judging criteria is based on: Creativity (25%), Originality (25%) and Overall Understanding of the theme (50%).
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    May 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    June 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    June 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • Creators Selected:
    July 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM
All times are in London Local Time.