'The Hobbit' Launches a Treasures of Middle-Earth Design Contest
by Alex Billington
September 4, 2012
Following in the footsteps of the multiple design contests for The Dark Knight Rises, a new design contest has launched for The Hobbit. This one, being run entirely by Warner Bros, is called the "Treasures of Middle-Earth Design Contest" and is open to all kinds of different artwork, from sketches to weapons to location and landscapes. Judging the contest are legendary concept artists from LOTR/The Hobbit, John Howe and Alan Lee, and Weta founder Richard Taylor. If you're a die-hard Tolkien/Hobbit geek and have been sketching photos of Bilbo and Gollum in your notebook all day, this is the perfect contest for you!
This Hobbit design contest launched with a preview video, enticing fans to submit and/or even just view the artwork in the contest. Here's that intro, which should give everyone a better idea of what this is all about:
The Treasures of Middle-Earth Design Contest is your chance to reimagine the world of The Hobbit. For more info, to submit, or to view the current entries, visit: TheHobbitDesignContest.com. Rate your favorite fan-created imagery inspired by Bilbo Baggins' adventure, or enter your own original artwork for a chance to win yourself. Four grand-prize entries will be chosen by legendary artists John Howe, Alan Lee, and Richard Taylor to win amazing collectibles and memorabilia from The Lord of the Rings and the upcoming film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This looks like a fun, exciting and prize-filled contest for fans to engage in, so pull out your pencils and paper (or Wacom tablet) and get to designing. Who's in?