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Treasures of Middle Earth 'Hobbit' Design Contest Winners Revealed

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December 4, 2012
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Treasures of Middle Earth Design Contest

A king he was on carven throne In many-pillared halls of stone With golden roof and silver floor, And runes of power upon the door. That poem inspired one of the winners of the Treasures of Middle-Earth Design Contest presented by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We first wrote about this contest back in September, which was asking for submissions of all types, to design weapons and landscapes as well as creatures and characters. The complete selection of winners has been unveiled and includes an outstanding Hall of Durin piece, and the trolls painting seen above (and below). All the winners received exciting prizes.

Four incredible entries were named the best of the best by the judges: legendary artists John Howe, Alan Lee, and Richard Taylor. The winners include Best Character: An Unexpected Party by dstoreystudio; Best Creature: The Great Debate by Glaib; Best Weapon: From the Dragon's Hoard by Shaylynn; and Best Location: The Hall of Durin by GabeY. All of the winners & runners up can be seen on their website:

The Hobbit Design Contest Winners

The Hobbit Design Contest WinnersThe Hobbit Design Contest Winners

Those two seen above, the trolls and the Hall of Durin, are my favorites as well. From the contest: We were blown away by the quality and creativity of the submissions we received. We hope you'll find them just as impressive, and share them with your fellow Hobbit fans. All of the runners up took home exciting prizes from Sideshow Collectibles, Weta Workshop, United Cutlery, and Vanderstelt Studio, but the grand prize winners took home "epic loot." You can see what they won on the prizes page. Now it's time for The Hobbit.

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit... J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, being directed by Peter Jackson as three separate movies, is set in Middle-Earth 60 years before Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in a trilogy ten years ago. The films, with screenplays by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson, were shot consecutively in digital 3D using the latest cameras. The Hobbit follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, played by Martin Freeman, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey arrives in theaters in 3D & 48FPS on December 14th.

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