Create exciting artwork for Bill & Ted Face the Music

Creators Selected On
August 6, 2020
A Note from Orion Pictures:

Your creativity inspires us and the talent of Bill and Ted Face the Music through the insightful artwork submitted! The incredible works warrant more time than anticipated, to fully ensure that we are able to view all the awesome submissions in the most productive way! Please note the extension of the Selected Creator Announcement to the new date: August 6, 2020!

The Orion Pictures Team

Since 1989, fans around the world have been celebrating the ideas “be excellent to each other” and “party on, dudes” from two dudes from San Dimas, California. Now, in 2020, everyone’s favorite time-traveling duo return, just when we needed them the most. Bill & Ted are BACK, and are ready to save the world in a most excellent way. Now, the Bill & Ted Face the Music team is inviting you, the awesomest fans in the universe, to submit your artwork inspired by this triumphant new film.

Create one-of-a-kind artwork for the iconic franchise's next film, Bill & Ted Face the Music inspired by the latest imagery and trailer from the upcoming adventure!

Whether it's an illustration, a digital painting, or even an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating, original, and imaginative artwork. Artwork will potentially be featured in the film's marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials, murals, and merchandise.

5 selected pieces of artwork will be chosen and receive $2,000 each.
things to consider
  • Create unique artwork inspired by the latest imagery and trailer for the upcoming release, Bill & Ted Face the Music.
  • Use the imagery and trailer provided in this brief for inspiration. Please don't use it directly in your artwork.
  • You should include the 'Face the Music' title somewhere in your work. You can either use this title treatment, or interpret it in your own creative style. Please do not directly lift the style of the Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure or Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey title treatments-this should be originally created by you (do not copy other fan artwork posted online).
  • If you want to feature the characters Bill and Ted in your artwork, that’s most excellent! Please show them at their current age (as shown in the imagery provided), not their triumphant, younger selves.
  • You are welcome to include the WYLD STALLYNS logo if you wish. You can either use this logo, or interpret it in your own creative style. Please don't use the WYLD STALLYNS logo from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure or Bogus Journey.

  • Please do not include anything from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure or Bogus Journey, including the cast, branding or set pieces (sorry, this includes Rufus and Circle K).
  • All artwork you submit must be fully original and created by you. Your submission must not infringe on any third party rights and must not have been published, licensed or distributed in the past.
  • Your artwork should not include and reference any names, products or services of any business, company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or service.
  • The Artwork should not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or any work that is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable.
  • Please find the full set of requirements in the Official Rules (linked below).

about bill & ted face the music
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.

The incentives
5 pieces of artwork, as chosen by Orion Pictures and the guest judges, will be selected. The Selected Creators will:
  • Potentially have their artwork featured in Bill & Ted Face the Music's marketing campaign
  • Potentially receive exposure for their artwork across Bill & Ted Face the Music's digital and marketing channels including print materials and merchandise
  • Receive $2,000 for each piece of artwork selected

Guest Judges: Alex Winter & Keanu Reeves
These judges need no introduction, as they ARE Bill & Ted! Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will be your most excellent judges, and can’t thank you enough for supporting this franchise for all of these years. They only ask that you please remember to be excellent to each other, and to party on, dudes!
Creative Brief Guidelines
  • Who is eligible: This opportunity is open only to individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of primary residence and who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of submission. The age of majority is 19 in Alabama and Nebraska; 21 in Mississippi. Employees and their immediate family and household members of TLNT (Talenthouse, Ello and Zooppa) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Creator teams are allowed.
  • Creators should retain their original artwork files in the highest quality possible but designs must be submitted in JPG, PNG, GIF, or MP4 formats, max size 10 MB.
  • 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.
  • Creators may depict the likenesses of the characters in Bill and Ted Face the Music and may include the Bill and Ted Face the Music title treatment in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters, title treatment and material provided are reserved by Orion Pictures.
  • How to submit: Click on the ‘Participate’ tab and follow the instructions. Artwork must be uploaded as JPEG, PNG, GIF or MP4 format (max. size 10MB). No photography please.
  • The Non-Selected Creators retain the copyright as to the original elements only in their artwork, subject to Orion's intellectual property rights to the motion picture elements. Orion will make good faith efforts to credit Creators whose Submissions are used by Orion. Please revert to the attached Official Rules for more information regarding rights and accreditation to artwork submitted.
  • Selected Creators may be asked to modify their artwork to fit production requirements.
  • Selected Creators (defined in Official Rules found below) shall assign to Orion and their licensees and assigns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Selected Creators’ submitted artwork. Selected Creators will be required to sign an Assignment and Release Form and an Awardee Agreement.
  • Creator's copyright in the artwork is subject to and restricted by Orion's underlying rights in the Bill & Ted Face the Music IP defined in the Official Rules, and entrants may make only personal non-commercial use (e.g. portfolio purposes, social channels) of the submissions without express written consent from Orion. In no event, may an entrant obtain a fee, royalty, advertising revenue, or any other payment for the art created pursuant to this Creative Brief.
  • Please provide an active email address when registering with Talenthouse to ensure you can be contacted should you be selected.
  • During the selection period, Talenthouse will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Talenthouse within forty-eight (48) hours or else you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide the original files of your artwork and a scan of your ID.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, these guidelines or Official Rules.
  • Sponsor: TLNT Group LLC.
  • Bill & Ted Face the Music © 2020 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights reserved.

how orion and the judges will choose
Orion Pictures and the guest judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines, and Official Rules.

All eligible submissions received will be judged on the basis of: (i) substance; (ii) creativity; and (iii) originality to the Bill & Ted Face the Music theme.

Key Dates
  • Launch:
    June 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline:
    July 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    August 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.
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