It seems that the hype train is continually building steam as Blizzard has just started a new contest called “The Portait of a Champion.” They have not yet announced the prizes for the winners. If you’re going to enter, get a head start on it now since they are not yet accepting entries.

    As DiabloWikiZarhym had hinted to in a tweet a while back, he stated that he was working on promotional materials/contests that would mark the upcoming release date announcement for Diablo 3. I would only assume that this would equate to The Dominion campaign for Starcraft 2 that rallied artists from around the world to develop propaganda, fill out quizzes, etc.

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, then a brush stroke may portend the beginning of a saga; the merest scratch of a pen on parchment can be the seed of a legend. Hone your craft, for the time has come for you to take up your tools… and bring a hero to life.

    If you are up to the challenge, then we invite you to join the DiabloWikiDiablo III Portrait of a Champion Art Contest. We ask that you use your skills to immortalize a mighty champion of Sanctuary. Perhaps your original artwork will capture a monk, deep in meditation, calmly preparing to face the slavering minions of hell. You could create a thrilling piece capturing the moment a mighty wizard blasts demonic fiends into dust. Whichever of Diablo III’s mighty heroes you choose to depict, and whatever tale your art tells, let the power of your creativity guide you. We will feature the most impressive pieces on the Diablo III community site, and the very best pieces could win some equally impressive prizes.

    There is no time like the present to begin forging an image that is sure to sway our hearts, but remember that any images you submit must wholly be comprised of your own, original imagery, cannot exceed a resolution of 1600 x 1200, and may be no larger in size than 5 MB. We will begin accepting contest entries soon so do not delay, for Sanctuary’s darkest hour approaches.

    Will any of the artists here at IncGamers be entering?

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