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Hi Gaians!


Are you an artist? Have you ever wanted your artwork featured on Gaia? If so, this is the contest for you!


----------What we're looking for---


We're looking for a bunch of new splash screens to mix them up with the already existing ones! What's a splash screen? It's the background displayed when transitioning areas in zOMG! There are generally 2 kinds of splash screens: one for new areas and one for mini boss lairs. Both are acceptable (examples below), but any zOMG related picture works. (Also, please don't add the area name, we'll do that).


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----------A few Rules and Guidelines---


  1. You have until May 31st to enter submissions.

  2. Your submission has to be .png format and 2136x1110 pixels in size. The resolution should be 72 dpi. If scanning traditional art please be sure your submission is at 72 dpi, as most scanners default to to higher dpi. Here's a template.

  3. Please e-mail your submissions as an attachment to zomg_contest@gaiaonline.com along with your Gaia username.

  4. Also post your submission as a response to this thread! (please reduce the size to 534x278 pixels before you post)

  5. The artwork you submit must be your own original artwork. Collaborations are acceptable, but we will award only one prize and it is up to you how you split that prize. (We will reward the prize to the username first mentioned in the e-mail and let you figure the rest out yourself).

  6. You can submit a picture of a mini-boss or just any picture related to zOMG (a group of Gaians fighting zOMG-monsters, or a picture with NPCs in their area for example).

  7. Submissions must be under 10 MB in size. Our mail server won't let them through if they are any larger. So if your submission exceeds 10 MB make sure it is the correct resolution, that it is flattened, and that it is png format!

  8. You can enter as many submissions if you like, but please remember: Quality > Quantity.

  9. Make sure to read the legal disclaimer in the second post.

  10. Submissions must not violate Gaia's Terms of Service or Rules & Guidelines.





----------Judges and Prizes---



The zOMG dev-team will be selecting three winners who will be awarded one of the following, fabulous prizes. In addition to that, their artwork will be featured in the game (we reserve the right of adding a few staff-pics as well):

  • First Prize
    An Epic (ultra-rare) and, as of yet, unreleased zOMG! item.*

  • Second Prize
    500,000 gold and a Sweetheart Ring (the limited edition cash-shop ring from last Valentine's day)

  • Third Prize
    250,000 gold and a Fitness Ring.



* ----------- The item will be part of the upcoming new series of ultra-rare zOMG-items. They will be so rare that it'll take months to gather the needed ingredients, and the recipe-drop will be super low. In addition to that it will also require a large sum of gold to craft them. The winner will recieve a finished item (not just the recipe) before the new recipes become accessible in the game. Of course you're free to sell the item, but it'll be so fabulous that you'll want to keep it!



Have fun and good luck!


-bron and the zOMG-team


Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I draw for this contest?
Anything zOMG! related. Areas, monsters, NPCs, Avatars, or other characters. As long as your submission has some zOMG! themed elements it's acceptable.

Where can I find references for zOMG! monsters, NPCs, and areas?
You can learn about zOMG! here. Of course, the best way is to play zOMG!

Can we combine elements from different parts of the game?
Yes.

Can I draw something not in the game yet, but related to it?
Absolutely.

Do I need to follow the art style found in zOMG?
You don't need to follow the art-style found in the game. We're looking forward to seeing a variety of styles.

Can the splash pages involve Gaian avatars?
Yes, as long as the users shown have given their consent and no usernames are displayed.

Can we redo a current splash screen?
Yes, as long as your work is original.

What is digital art?
Art in a digital image format (ex: JPEG, PNG, PSD) that can be viewed on a computer and transmitted via e-mail.

Can the art be scanned traditional art?
Yes, you could scan traditional artwork and touch it up.

Can it be pencil or black and white art?
It sure can.

Can we display our art on deviant art as well?
Sure, as long as you don't offer it for sale.

Can we make a flash screen for the login page of zOMG?
No. The login screen is a movie clip, we're only looking for static art.

Can I sign my art?
You may sign your art, but please keep it discrete.

What is considered the age of majority?
In most of the US, 18.

Can I enter if I am under 18?
No, but if your parent or guardian is willing to submit your art for you we will credit you. Alternatively, you could work with someone who is over 18 and submit a collaborative piece.

What proof do we have to show that we are the age of majority?
If your art is selected to be shown in the game, we will contact you via email to confirm your age.

Will the artists be editing our submissions?
Some formatting changes may be required to prepare the image for use in zOMG!, but the content of submissions won't be edited.

Will credit be given?
Yes. The creators of any art used in zOMG! will be credited.

Can I enter more than once?
Yes, but keep in mind that only one submission per user can win. You may be better off focusing on the quality of one submission.

Is email the only way to submit an entry?
Yes. However, if your file is under 10 MB and you are still unable to send it, please upload it to a site like photobucket and email the direct link instead of the file.
zOMG! SPLASH SCREEN CONTEST

You must read these Official Rules before entering the zOMG! Splash Screen Contest ( the "Promotion" ). All entrants ( "Entrants" ) agree to be bound by these zOMG! Splash Screen Contest Official Rules ( the "Official Rules" ).

No purchase necessary. The Promotion is void where any aspect of the Promotion is prohibited by law or where registration, bonding or translation is required.

How to Participate/Eligibility. Starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), April 23rd, 2010, and continuing through 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), May 31st, 2010 ( the "Promotion Period" ), send submissions to zomg_contest@gaiaonline.com via electronic mail.

Entrant must also supply a valid email address as part of the registration process and such other identification information as is requested. No entries will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), May 31st, 2010. Each Entrant must be an individual who is at least the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence for the duration of the Promotion Period. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the eligibility of Entrants and the time of entry.

Entries must adhere to the following requirements:
• Entries must be created in a simple, Gaia-compatible web-based format
• Entries must be original, and the entrant must have all rights necessary to submit the entry;
• Entries must not, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, contain any sexually explicit, profane, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content; and
• Entries must not, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service.

Sponsor reserves the right to reject any entry for any reason.

Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, the judges, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to win a prize in the Promotion.

By registering for or participating in the Promotion, Entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and any decision Sponsor or its designees make regarding any matters relating to the Promotion. Entrants who do not comply with the Official Rules are not eligible to compete or win a prize. All decisions made by Sponsor or its designees shall be final and binding. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from the Promotion, and any future contest or other promotion conducted by Sponsor, and to prosecute to the fullest extent permitted by law, any Entrant who, in Sponsor's reasonable suspicion, tampers with any of Sponsor's sites, the entry process, the Promotion, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. In the event of disqualification of a winner, Sponsor may replace the winner with the next runner-up at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable license to reproduce and use (including the right to make derivative works of) the entry, materials and information submitted on and in connection with the Gaia website, the Gaia store, Gaia products and services, and Gaia marketing collateral. By accepting any prize, the winner assigns all right, title and interest in his or her entry to Sponsor. Each participating Entrant hereby waives his or her moral rights in any such entries, materials and information, and hereby warrants that any such entries, materials and information are original with Entrant and do not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by Entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, Entrant represents he or she has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and exploitation of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation, including, without limitation, likeness releases for any person whose name, and/or likeness appears in the entry.

Each Entrant warrants that the entries, materials and information submitted do not contain information considered by Entrant's place of business or any other third party to be confidential, and that the entries, materials and information submitted do not violate or infringe the rights of any third parties or violate any laws or regulations. Each Entrant agrees that he or she shall have no recourse against Sponsor for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in an Entrant's entry.

By participating in the Promotion, Entrant consents to Sponsor's use of his or her name, photograph and/or likeness, address, voice, and statements made by or attributed to him or her, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, print, broadcast, and Internet), for all business purposes including advertising and promotional activities without additional compensation, notice or approval, unless prohibited by law.

Finality of Decisions. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.

Prizes. Winner will have his or her entry adapted by Gaia artists and turned into a zOMG! splash screen. First prize winner will be awarded a rare zOMG! item. Second prize winner will be awarded 500,000 Gaia gold and a Sweetheart Ring. Third prize winner will be awarded 250,000 Gaia gold and a Fitness Ring.

ALL COSTS NOT SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES (INCLUDING TAXES) ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Notification of Winner. Winner will be notified by email, phone and/or regular mail and may be required to sign and return an declaration of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, a publicity/liability release (unless prohibited by law), and any other requested documents within the time period stipulated in the documents. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in disqualification. Any notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, entries will be declared submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider or online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the winner.

Disclaimer and Limit of Liability: GAIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION. GAIA SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE, COST, OR INJURY THAT ARISES FROM OR RELATES TO PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR WINNING OR USE OF A PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (I) LATE, LOST, DELAYED, DAMAGED, MISDIRECTED, INCOMPLETE, OR UNINTELLIGIBLE ENTRIES; (II) TELEPHONE, ELECTRONIC, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE PROGRAM, NETWORK, INTERNET, OR COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS, FAILURES, VIRUSES OR DIFFICULTIES OF ANY KIND; (III) FAILED, INCOMPLETE, GARBLED, OR DELAYED COMPUTER TRANSMISSIONS; (IV) THE DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION; AND (V) ANY OTHER CONDITION THAT MAY CAUSE THE PROMOTION TO BE DISRUPTED OR CORRUPTED. GAIA RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL THE PROMOTION OR ALTER THE RULES FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IF AT ANY TIME A COMPUTER VIRUS, TECHNICAL PROBLEM, OR OTHER UNFORESEEABLE EVENT ALTERS OR CORRUPTS THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION.

Release: BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES AND AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS GAIA AND ITS PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY OR DEFAMATION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) ENTERING THE PROMOTION; (II) ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE; AND (III) OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PROMOTION.

Governing Law. The Promotion and the rights and obligations of Sponsor and Entrants will be governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the Promotion.

Privacy. Entrant information submitted as part of the registration process will be collected in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.gaiaonline.com/info/index.php?info=privacy.

Sponsor. Sponsor of the Promotion is Gaia Interactive, Inc. ( "Sponsor" or "Gaia" ), PO Box 612680, San Jose, CA 95161-2680. All questions regarding the Promotion should be directed by e-mail to zomg_contest@gaiaonline.com

Winner Lists. Individuals may request the name of the winners by sending an e-mail to zomg_contest@gaiaonline.com or submitting a self-addressed, stamped, envelope before May 31st, 2010 to zOMG! Splash Screen Contest Promotion, Winners' List Request, PO Box 612680, San Jose, CA 95161-2680. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.
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Oooooooh yessss I was waiting for something like this. You guys were kind too, 6 weeks is nice.
Hmm... I don't know if I could do something like this... I probably wouldn't have any chance at winning but I guess I could give it a shot...
*slaps hands together* My plan is to be a zOMG artist... I'll give it my all! To me, Stone Coatl!
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-vibrates-


Unfortunately, I'm really bad at art. D:
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Wish my friend still drew. He does play zOMG and everything...and wants gold...but is lazy...
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How I WISH I knew how to art.
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I dont think my art will be good enough
°n °
Nespin Fernagon
How I WISH I knew how to art.


No worries, we'll have other zOMG contests for people who can't draw.
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I need to work on my self esteem before I even dare to participate in a contest like this... xd
Seriously, there are so many great artists on Gaia... ó.ò
Oh yes! SO going to give it a shot. ^^ whee

//EDIT: Question- what are you looking for in terms of dots per inch (DPI)? whee Not sure if it makes a difference or not~
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I stink at digital art, so...I'll skip out on this contest. D: Good luck to all those entering, though!
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grr I suck at drawing
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Is it for the initial loading screen?

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