MM25 album art contest rules and info

Sep 11, 2013 // Minish Capcom

Contest concluded! Winners revealed soon!

We’ve just announced two Mega Man tribute albums, and we want your best artwork to become the official cover art!

For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man (OverClocked ReMix)

This album contains tracks from the first game in each Mega Man series, so it makes sense for the album art to cram as many mega-men on their as possible! Submit art featuring an ensemble cast of “Mega Man” protagonists from each following series: Mega Man, Mega Man X, Mega Man Legends, Mega Man Battle Network, Mega Man Zero, Mega Man ZX, Mega Man Star Force. Art must feature “Mega Man” from each of the aforementioned series (X, Volnutt etc)

MM25: Mega Man Rocks (Sumthing Else Music Works)

This album focuses mainly on Classic and X, so we’re looking for a completely different style and presentation. Submit art featuring an ensemble cast of characters from the Mega Man and Mega Man X series in a musical, rock & roll themed setting. Submitted art must feature, at minimum, both Mega Man and Mega Man X, but can also include Robot Masters, Mavericks and other supporting characters.

Both images need to be 2400×2400, JPG, 300dpi

And now for the legalese!

Entry Period:  Contest opens at 10:00 a.m. PST on September 11 and closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on September 22, 2013. 

How to Enter:  Submit art of your own creation meeting the criteria described above to contest@capcom.com . Within the email body, specify if you are submitting art for the “Everlasting Peace,” album or the “Mega Man Rocks” album or both. You may submit entries for both albums, but one piece of art cannot be submitted for both albums as their criteria are different.  The criteria for art submission for each album are listed below:  Entries will be accepted by individuals as well as by groups of up to three (3) members.  No more than two (2) entries per person whether in a group or individually.  All art submitted must be original and previously unpublished on any website or publicly accessible publication.

Eligibility :   The Competition is open to residents of the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand aged 13 or over (requires consent of a parent or legal guardian for entrants aged 13-17) except employees of Capcom or any of its affiliates, their families, agents or anyone professionally connection with the Competition.

Winner : Entries in each album category will be judged by a panel of judges from Capcom and its licensees (SEMW and OCR), based upon the following criteria:

20% art quality and style | 20% Composition | 60% Adherence to character and setting guidelines detailed above. 

Winner will be notified via an email sent from contest@capcom.com by September 27, 2013 at 12:00 noon PST.

Prizes :  Two entries from among all the entries submitted will be chosen as winners. 

2 Grand Prizes:   One winner will have their submitted art featured as the album art for the “For Everlasting Peace: 25 Years of Mega Man” album and one winner will have their submitted art featured as the album art for the “MM25: Mega Man Rocks” album. 

For a complete list of contest rules, please visit this page

For general contest rules, please visit this page.

So again, you’ve got 11 days to submit an entry to contest@capcom.com . The winning images will be featured as the digital album art for its respective album, while OCR’s winner will also adorn a limited physical edition.