Diablo Season 20

World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2019-2020 Winners
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Presented by Blizzard Entertainment’s University Relations and World of Warcraft development teams, the ninth annual Blizzard Student Art Contest has drawn to a close. After some fervent debate and impassioned deliberation, our judges sifted through the many remarkable entries and identified the winning entries.

Check out the winners and runner-ups below for each of the four categories.

Environment Art Contest

Winners



“Celestial Terrace”
Alexander Creamer
Laguna College of Art & Design

Runner-Ups



“Forgotten Temple to the Dark Lady”
Hal Anderson
Laguna College of Art & Design



“Return with Elixir”
Tao Metadilogkul
Sierra School of Computer Science

Character Art Contest

Winner



“Tikus the Swift (mount)”
Rui Rou Teo
Academy of Art University

Runner-Up



“Wildhammer Druid”
Andrew Biernier
Academy of Art University

FX Contest

Winner



“Chaos Void”
Kristy Doan
Laguna College of Art and Design

Animation Contest

Winner



“Two Hit (combo) Attack”
Dahyun Beak
Academy of Art University

Runner-Up



“Ballmasta”
Dimitri Couwenberg
Drexel University

Winners from each category will be invited to Blizzard Entertainment’s campus for a tour, 1-on-1 mentorship with senior artists and more.

Visit our contest announcement to see a complete list of prizes.

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what incredible creations you submit next time! Join the discussion on the forums.
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Comments 22 Comments
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Why'd that FX one with the chain win? That's pretty low tier quality expected from an entry level to 3D animation. Surely there were better entries than THAT... o.O
  1. taishar68's Avatar
    Grats to the winners and all entrants; their talent and effort are to be applauded. That said, please, whatever gods are out there listening, do not add that mount in the game.
  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Why'd that FX one with the chain win? That's pretty low tier quality expected from an entry level to 3D animation. Surely there were better entries than THAT... o.O
    It's possible that there were technical limitations on the project.

    The purpose of this, to me, is that it seems like a pretty good way for Blizzard to scout future talent more than anything else.
  1. Clickbait Mick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Why'd that FX one with the chain win? That's pretty low tier quality expected from an entry level to 3D animation. Surely there were better entries than THAT... o.O
    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    Haha, that mount would look absolutely bonkers with a Tauren riding it.

    But then again, we already have the cranes...
  1. otaXephon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    Haha, that mount would look absolutely bonkers with a Tauren riding it.

    But then again, we already have the cranes...
    Nothing can top a Moonkin in a Goblin trike.
  1. Hextor's Avatar
    The arcane bombardment one is pretty awesome. Feels inspired by PoE's winter orb.
  1. Voidwielder's Avatar
    Get that Wildhammer Druid in-game NOW.
  1. Yuli's Avatar
    The Environment Arts are awesome, I love “Return with Elixir”!
  1. matrix123mko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Voidwielder View Post
    Get that Wildhammer Druid in-game NOW.
    I think this award shows that they are aware of the demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Why'd that FX one with the chain win? That's pretty low tier quality expected from an entry level to 3D animation. Surely there were better entries than THAT... o.O
    It is an error. The chain one is animation runner up and the void portal is the FX winner.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by matrix123mko View Post
    It is an error. The chain one is animation runner up and the void portal is the FX winner.
    Ah yeah, didn't note that. Well spotted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clickbait Mick View Post
    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
    Uh huh
  1. MrWolly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by otaXephon View Post
    Nothing can top a Moonkin in a Goblin trike.
    Moonkin on a Plainstrider, though...

    OT: The Wildhammer Druid is pretty cool. I imagine its forms would be pretty sick.
  1. Locruid's Avatar
    Implement Wildhammer Druids and Ill sign up for 1 yr sub
  1. Pakheth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by taishar68 View Post
    Grats to the winners and all entrants; their talent and effort are to be applauded. That said, please, whatever gods are out there listening, do not add that mount in the game.
    I'd like that mount. We already have the frogs so another jumpy mount would work fine.
  1. Alex86el's Avatar
    that wildhammer dudu looks amazing.

    i lol'd at the "temple to sylvanas". good one XD
  1. Nnyco's Avatar
    Love the return with elixir and that fx is pretty sweet.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Damn that temple of the dark lady one is righ up my alley. Really impressive.
  1. PhilUK's Avatar
    The Ballmasta spell cast looks like it belongs to the arcane mage.
  1. callipygoustp's Avatar
    Some nice pieces, gratz to the winners.
  1. BB8's Avatar
    Mount...…! Yes! In my ingame mailbox please

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