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Blizzard Unveils a host of BlizzCon Contests: $25,000 in Prizes

BlizzCon 2010, Blizzard’s massive annual event – the celebration of all things Blizzard -  is a bit more than two months away, scheduled for October 22nd. During the wait, Blizzard is offering a few opportunities for its fans to win good money by putting their creative side to use – offering big prizes in Fan Art, Movie and Music contests.

The Fan Art contest, undoubtedly the most popular and easiest contest to participate in, offers the following prizes:

  • First Place:
    Wacom Cintiq 21UX and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online
  • Second Place:
    NVIDIA video card, one copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5, and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online
  • Third Place:
    One copy of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online

You can see what the Cintiq 21UX is about in the following video:

The virtual BlizzCon ticket is worth $40, and includes the following:

  • Expanded live coverage over four Internet channels offering 50+ hours of HD BlizzCon programming
  • BlizzCon 2010-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game item
  • Access to exclusive BlizzCon merchandise
  • Complete coverage of panel discussions, tournaments, and game-related announcements, plus exclusive interviews and epic closing ceremonies
  • Enhanced video on demand and DVR functionality

The Music contest offers even more lucrative prizes, with the entries having to meet simple criteria:

To enter, simply submit your song before September 27. Entries must be no longer than two minutes in length, in MP3 format, and meet the requirements listed in the official rules in order to be eligible to win.

  • First Place:
    $2,000, one Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment boxed set signed by Blizzard Entertainment composers, and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online
  • Second Place:
    $1,000, one Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment boxed set signed by Blizzard Entertainment composers, and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online
  • Third Place:
    $500, one Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment boxed set signed by Blizzard Entertainment composers, and one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online

Blizzard Echoes Of War

Blizzard’s BlizzCon 2010 Movie contest offers $11,000  in cash prizes alone.

To enter, create an original movie (up to three minutes in length) using footage from Blizzard Entertainment games, and submit it before September 27.

  • Grand Prize:
    $5,000, one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online, and an “Oswald” award statue
  • First Place:
    $3,000, one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online, and an “Oswald” award statue
  • Second Place:
    $2,000, one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online, and an “Oswald” award statue
  • Third Place:
    $1,000, one BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to watch the event live online, and an “Oswald” award statue

Blizzard Oswald Award

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