HBO launches Game of Thrones Fan Art Challenge
By Winter Is Coming on in Marketing.

HBO has launched a new contest over on the official Game of Thrones Tumblr page. The contest calls for artists to create an original, season three poster for a chance to win a prize pack, worth almost $1,000. The contest is open to US residents only and runs from today until June 14. To enter, first follow Game of Thrones on Tumblr and then submit your creation to them, tagged with “GoT Fan Art Challenge”. Here are the prizes that will go to the five lucky winners:

An HBO Shop Game of Thrones Prize Pack Consisting of: an Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones Book (Collector’s Edition), a Dragon Egg Paperweight, an Iron Throne Replica Statue, Direwolf Bookends, a Letter Opener, a Set of 6 Funco Figures, a $100 HBO Shop Gift Certificate, a Game of Thrones Fleece Blanket, a House Sigil Stone Coaster Set, a Hand of the King Pin, a Westeros Canvas Map, an Iron Throne Journal, A Feast of Ice and Fire Cookbook, a Sigil Shield Keychain, a Game of Thrones Card Game and a Sigil Beanie.

Winter Is Coming: That is a pretty awesome prize pack. Good luck!


32 Comments

  1. Lord of Castamere
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    FIRST !

  2. Lord of Castamere
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    And from now on I will never do this ” First ! ” thing again !

    And I keep my Promise !

  3. Arkash
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    US only… again and again…

  4. Draig
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow, pretty awesome. Will the poster then be used for marketing?

  5. ACVG
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Draig,

    the contest is open until June… the premier date is march 31, so probably not

  6. Ned
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Where is the other $3,000 worth of prizes? Coasters? Cookbook? Keychain? …. Interested to see how they reached $4,944 in prizes. Fly a fan to the set for two days, there’s an actual prize. They can use the “$4,944″ on the flight & hotel.

  7. Grijnwaald
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Lord of Castamere,

    Why? There’s nothing wrong with it!

    US only again, dammit. Not that i’m any good at art mind you….

  8. Sarah
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Considering 90% + of the cast, directors, writers and staff are all British (or non-us), and loosely based on his love of British history, you would think we would have equal opportunities over here in the UK.

  9. Altaïr
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    why US only ???? Whyyyyyyy ???? *sob*

  10. WildSeed
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Sarah,

    Does appear a bit unfair……..

  11. Sarah
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Ned,

    I am with you on this one. Surely, hardcore fans would have half of this stuff already. A visit to set would be fantastic!

  12. hoooo
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    The winner should get to play The Red Viper.
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  13. Winter Is Coming
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Ned, you know what, you’re right. There is no way all those items add up to almost five grand. I’m guessing that is the total of all five prize packs combined. So each prize pack is a little under $1,000. Nice catch.

  14. The Instrumentalist
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I have a friend in the US, perhaps I could send it in through them? Whatever, I’ll do it for shits and giggles. If worst comes to worst I’ll just hang it on my wall :P

  15. catharina
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    so sad being European….

  16. Pepi
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Glad I can’t draw. Else I’d be irritated I’m not from the US. :P

  17. Mike Chair
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m no graphic artist, but I am of the opinion that any GoT “poster” — double entendre intended — should involve as much gratuitous sex and violence as possible.

    Skin and entrails, baby! That’s what I want in my fiction! Skin and entrails!

  18. Bannerless Bro
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    The contest is open to US residents only

    Damn ;_;

  19. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    It will be so much fun following the entries!

  20. Manny
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    If anyone from here does one – you should post a link on here – I’d like to see it!
    I was thinking what the season 3 poster should be like. I think something simple like hands holding the grip of a sword with blood running down the blade, onto the grip and the hands.

  21. Mormegil
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    The next Dunk and Egg Story won’t be in the Anthology Dangerous Women as planed, however it will still have some Ice and fire stuff in the shape of The Princess and the Queen a tale set during the original Dance of Dragons.

    http://grrm.livejournal.com/310198.html

    Not an entry but this was something I did a while back
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/mormegil99/s3poster_zps5141f486.jpg

  22. WildSeed
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    Thanks for the update. I had my doubts with the tight schedule and abundant
    optimism from GRRM’s camp around the winter holiday updates….which
    proved only to assure that Martin was still writing. Perhaps the bound
    version of Dunk and Egg will include the 4th tale , at a future date. ( 2013 / 14 ? )

  23. Mormegil
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    He says in the comments section of the above entry that the D+E collection should be out in 2014 but will only be the three published ones. By the sounds of it the next one won’t be done before Winds of Winter is out.

  24. Tar Kidho
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Seems a bit weird to have this competition running until June, instead of as a build up to the new season, no? That, and the fact that it’s US only – really, Fedex and USP *do* ship internationally, HBO. You’d think that with the internet and global economics established as they are, country borders would quickly fade for challenges like this… (and for example on-demand video!)

  25. Andy
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    Shame it’s US only, again.

  26. zob
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Mormegil: Not an entry but this was something I did a while back
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v490/mormegil99/s3poster_zps5141f486.jpg

    I remember you from IMDb. I thought you were joking back then.

  27. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    catharina,

    Imagine my dismay at being South African!

  28. Kevin
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m American, and have no artistic talent whatsoever. So any non-Americans can feel free to submit something through me

  29. The Anchoress
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Just when I thought Tumblr couldn’t sap any more of my time…

    Quite some prize pack. Sympathies to the ferhin’ers outside the States.

  30. WildSeed
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil:
    WildSeed,

    He says in the comments section of the above entry that the D+E collection should be out in 2014 but will only be the three published ones.By the sounds of it the next one won’t be done before Winds of Winter is out.

    Thanks for the clarification. *0* sigh, I was hoping that Spectra publishers
    would have a green light for a four tale bound version, but at least this
    makes it easier for fans to collect Dunk and Egg stories. I had to purchase
    3 separate anthologies , of assorted authors , in order to read D & E ( Legends,
    Warriors, etc ). The explanation for the delay of the 4th tale is reasonable, and
    I hope there is also future consideration to expand the collection past 10 novellas .

  31. Manny
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    That poster is…. its… well… its… lets just pray to god HBO can come up with something better!

  32. Zoie
    Posted February 2, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Sarah,

    I completely agree! Just doesn’t seem fair that only US residents are able. I know its am american company but still….let everyone have a fair go!


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