Announcing the Blizzard Entertainment Student Art Contest Winners!

Art Contest

Presented by Blizzard Entertainment’s University Relations and World of Warcraft development teams, the seventh 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

“Yang’s Moving Bar” by Zhuoyang Liu
Academy of Art University
“Corrupt Chicken Coop” by Julian Elwood
Gnomon School of Visual Effects
“Highmountain Shaman’s Longhouse Retreat” by Kevin Young
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
“The Sporelight Marsh” by Qinglin “Cherlin” Mao
University of Utah
“Garden of Deep” by Yang Li
University of Utah

Character Art Contest

“Frostwhisker Otter Mount” by Natacha Nielsen
Laguna College of Art & Design
“Naga Royal Mage” by Yang Li
University of Utah

FX Contest

“Shadow Priest Void Dome” by Jason Chisolm
Ringling College of Art and Design
“Void Corruption” by Trevor McTavish
Ringling College of Art and Design

Animation Contest

“Skeleton Rises” by Marlowe Lexvold
Savannah College of Art and Desig
“Spear Attack Combo” by Henry Villarta Cardoso
Full Sail

As a part of their prize package, winners from each category were invited to Blizzard Entertainment’s campus for a tour, 1-on-1 mentorship with senior artists and more. Here are just a few of the photos from their visit.

Winners also received One (1) Wacom Cintiq 22HD. Visit our contest announcement to see a complete list of prizes.

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what you have in store next time!