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EviLore
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(10-17-2009, 07:15 AM)
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NeoGAF's artists and graphic designers have done their thing, votes have been cast, and the 10 finalists have been determined. One of the following will end up being the official boxart for the European release of Blazblue, as determined by European publisher Zen United (ARC Euro).

A refresher on the contest:


Originally Posted by ARC Euro

ARC System Works of Europe (registered as Zen United Ltd, UK) is holding a competition for NeoGAF users to create box art images for BlazBlue PS3 and 360 in preparation for the European release of the game.


About the game
BlazBlue is the latest gorgeously rendered HD 2d fighting game from the creators of Guilty Gear. BlazBlue offers depth without sacrificing accessibility, for a game experience anyone can get into.


What's in it for you?
The best illustration will be used as the box art of the European BlazBlue release. The best remaining illustrations will be included in the manual, and the winners will receive recognition in the game's credits.

//Prize will be .... copy of game (of course!), signed poster by original creators, BlazBlue T-Shirts (Jpn version) and lots more!

Guidelines
Creativity is encouraged; there is no need to be derivative of the Japanese/US boxarts.
All official character images are uploaded for your reference. You can make use of them and/or draw original material. We will ask the NeoGAF community to nominate 10 finalists, and we will select the winner from that list.
Minimum resolution is 300dpi


Terms of Participation
Winners will be asked to transfer copyright of their work. Use of participants' work will remain dependent on suitable entries (as deemed by Zen United, Ltd.) being submitted.

The finalists:


#1, radiantdreamer, 326 points

19b, 292 points: 19a, 34 points


#2, somnific, 109 points

25a, 56 points: 25d, 20 points:
25e, 15 points
25f, 6 points
25c, 5 points
25b, 4 points


#3, Android18a, 44 points

03a, 27 points: 03b, 17 points:


#4 (tie), K2S3, 38 points

51b, 38 points:


#4 (tie), orioto, 38 points

17a, 35 points: 17b, 3 points:


#6, robotnjik, 32 points

20, 32 points:


#7, alr1ghtstart, 31 points

02, 31 points:


#8, SERGE, 26 points

22b, 15 points: 22f, 11 points:


#9 (tie), Seth Graviah, 23 points

41b, 18 points: 41a, 3 points:
41c, 2 points



#9 (tie), v0yce, 23 points

29, 23 points:



Full vote results:

19 - 326
25 - 109
03 - 44
17 - 38
51 - 38
20 - 32
02 - 31
22 - 26
41 - 23
29 - 23
04 - 18
46 - 18
39 - 16
06 - 15
24 - 13
49 - 12
52 - 12
12 - 11
14 - 9
43 - 9
37 - 8
16 - 8
13 - 8
01 - 8
42 - 7
30 - 6
07 - 5
09 - 4
10 - 4
18 - 4
21 - 4
27 - 4
33 - 4
15 - 3
23 - 3
36 - 3
05 - 2
34 - 2
45 - 2
38 - 1
08 -
11 -
26 -
28 -
31 -
32 -
35 -
40 -
44 -
47 -
48 -
50 -


Full vote results by individual entry:

01a -
01b - 2
01c - 6
02 - 31
03a - 27
03b - 17
04 - 18
05 - 2
06a - 2
06b - 13
07a -
07b - 5
08 -
09a - 4
09b -
10 - 4
11a -
11b -
12 - 11
13a - 8
13b -
14a - 5
14b - 3
14c - 1
15 - 3
16 - 8
17a - 35
17b - 3
18 - 4
19a - 34
19b - 292
20 - 32
21 - 4
22a -
22b - 15
22c -
22d -
22e -
22f - 11
23 - 3
24 - 13
25a - 56
25b - 4
25c - 5
25d - 20
25e - 18
25f - 6
26 -
27 - 4
28 -
29 - 23
30 - 6
31 -
32 -
33 - 4
34 - 2
35 -
36 - 3
37a - 5
37b -
37c - 3
38 - 1
39 - 16
40 -
41a - 3
41b - 18
41c - 2
42 - 7
43 - 9
44 -
45 - 2
46 - 18
47 -
48 -
49 - 12
50 -
51a -
51b - 38
52 - 12
sixteen-bit
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(10-17-2009, 07:17 AM)
Glorious. 'Grats radiantdreamer!
ZealousD
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(10-17-2009, 07:26 AM)
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It was almost unanimous for radiantdreamer. It's almost like ARC Europe has to pick it. =P
Omnibus
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(10-17-2009, 07:28 AM)
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Congratulation radiantdreamer, and all entrant for their great job. :-)
EviLore
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(10-17-2009, 07:33 AM)
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Unofficially I have also suggested to ARC Euro that a few others (including Canti and DM_Uselink) be included in the manual or somewhere else in the release based on the quality of their original artwork, though of course that'll be ARC's decision one way or another.
Android18a
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(10-17-2009, 07:38 AM)
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Yay third,best I ever did in a contest :D

Congrats, Radiantdreamer and Somnific!
Raging Spaniard
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(10-17-2009, 07:39 AM)
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Congrats to the winners! :)
KilgoreTrout
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(10-17-2009, 07:46 AM)
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Congrats! You guys did awesome jobs.
Degen
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(10-17-2009, 08:01 AM)
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Everybody did a really good job. Congratulations to the winners, but all of the entries deserve awards. There's some crazy skill up in this GAF and I had no idea.

ARC freakin' has to use some of the rest for something related. Votes were for the cover art, so they should all be fair game for other stuff.

Radiantdreamer, SPEECH! I'd pull a Kanye West, but 19b was my #1 pick anyway, lol.
DM_Uselink
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(10-17-2009, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by EviLore

Unofficially I have also suggested to ARC Euro that a few others (including Canti and DM_Uselink) be included in the manual or somewhere else in the release based on the quality of their original artwork, though of course that'll be ARC's decision one way or another.

Bow: thanks, it would be an honor! I was so close!
Congrats to the winners; really cool stuff, and thanks to ARC Euro and NeoGAF for holding a contest like this.
luffeN
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(10-17-2009, 08:31 AM)
congrats, posted a small news for you
mrklaw
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(10-17-2009, 08:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by ZealousD

It was almost unanimous for radiantdreamer. It's almost like ARC Europe has to pick it. =P

I'm assuming that ARC will have the freedom to choose any of them. Our challenge was to put together the shortlist and they may have particular reasons for picking a lower placed entry

I think they are all fantastic and most of them are strongly on them based on what ARC asked for

If it's a full colour manual I hope some of the entries get space in there. If not, do ARC have a website they could post them on?
Drkirby
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(10-17-2009, 08:56 AM)
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02 got that high? Bang is by far my favorite character in the game, but his logo as the box art doesn't seem to fit.

And good job radiantdreamer. Now all you have to hope for is that Arc Europe doesn't decide "This isn't cover material"
PBz0r
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(10-17-2009, 10:56 AM)
For once, I can agree with the results. Pretty much everyone I wanted in is in.

To Radiantdreamer: I was the guy who "didn't want to waste his three points" on you. I really felt like a dick for it, especially after your reply, but I don't really regret it with these results. :lol
orioto
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(10-17-2009, 11:44 AM)
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Wow thx for you votes guys, i didn't think i would be in the finalists actually:D


Congrats to Radiantdreamer !
Pureauthor
(10-17-2009, 01:33 PM)
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Nice work. Congrats to all the finalists.
Sword Familiar
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(10-17-2009, 04:02 PM)
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Congratulations, radiantdreamer and everyone else! You deserve it. Great job, guys!

Also, I would like to thank the four people who voted for me, and even if my contribution was a pretty half-arsed attempt at making a simplistic cover, I still had fun making it.
Plywood
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(10-17-2009, 04:32 PM)
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All deserving winners, congrats radiantdreamer #1 pick.
Kin
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(10-17-2009, 04:43 PM)
Congrats to radiantdreamer and all the finalists!
McBradders
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(10-17-2009, 04:47 PM)
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Congrats to the winners :)
Urban Scholar
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(10-17-2009, 05:00 PM)
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Congrats to all and radiantdreamer (you rock!)!
FishSquared
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(10-17-2009, 05:13 PM)
Cool stuff here.

Awesome jobs and congrats.
Canti
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(10-17-2009, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by EviLore

Unofficially I have also suggested to ARC Euro that a few others (including Canti and DM_Uselink) be included in the manual or somewhere else in the release based on the quality of their original artwork, though of course that'll be ARC's decision one way or another.

Thanks! The real kicker is I was doing much better before the redo :lol

Congrats to the top 10 and all who entered, some amazing work :)
Scrow
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(10-17-2009, 05:59 PM)
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I wonder what GAF's reaction would be if radiantdreamer's piece doesn't get picked for the actual cover. :lol
radiantdreamer
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(10-17-2009, 06:37 PM)
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OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!
Gomu Gomu
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(10-17-2009, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

kuYuri
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(10-17-2009, 07:01 PM)
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Congrats to all the finalists and radiantdreamer.
Acosta
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(10-17-2009, 07:17 PM)
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Following your work has been awesome, thanks to every poster who has participated. Well done!
nskinnear
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(10-17-2009, 07:41 PM)
Congrats to radiantdreamer and everyone else!
whitehawk
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(10-17-2009, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

Congratulations :)
vulva
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(10-17-2009, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

Great work man, really unique approach to it compared to most efforts. Congrats!
Gromph
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(10-17-2009, 08:48 PM)
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Congratulations radiantdreamer :lol
AtticusD
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(10-18-2009, 01:09 AM)

Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

You totally deserved it!!! I can't wait to buy the game with your artwork on the front cover.
kamspy
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(10-18-2009, 01:19 AM)
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Fantastic job everyone! Holy shit.

Love the winner. Many grats.

Where can I import the Euro version for a good price? This is a publishing trend I'd love to see continuing.
AniHawk
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(10-18-2009, 01:42 AM)
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Two of three I voted for are up there, and my fave is #1.
Danthrax
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(10-18-2009, 02:08 AM)
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I'd kinda like to import the game from Europe. I mean it's not every day a GAF-made cover is on a video game box!


Originally Posted by Scrow

I wonder what GAF's reaction would be if radiantdreamer's piece doesn't get picked for the actual cover. :lol

Rioting in the streets, looting GameStops, overturning magazine racks, etc.
jett
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(10-18-2009, 03:12 AM)
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didn't realize arcsys was gonna pick the winner from a list of finalists. wonder which one will they actually choose for the cover. :P
Darkpen
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(10-18-2009, 03:34 AM)
Frankly, the most I'm hoping out of this contest is that somnific's top-voted entry gets turned into a CE steelbook case cover.

Congrats too all of the winners :)
Dash Kappei
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(10-18-2009, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by AtticusD

I can't wait to buy the game with your artwork on the front cover.

Don't jinx him :lol

I don't think ARC will choose rd's work as the front cover, despite that being an amazing piece, but we'll see... anyway congrats to all of you!
Thai
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(10-18-2009, 05:41 PM)
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congrats to all! awesome selection of winners here
Zeouterlimits
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(10-18-2009, 06:19 PM)
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Looking forward to having this on my shelf :D.
ivysaur12
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(10-18-2009, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by jett

didn't realize arcsys was gonna pick the winner from a list of finalists. wonder which one will they actually choose for the cover. :P

Yeah, I felt the same way. Hmm, I'm curious now!
Dexa
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(10-18-2009, 06:34 PM)
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congrats to everyone. great art in this contest :D
Lyonaz
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(10-18-2009, 08:30 PM)
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Congrats to the winners. Poster format for the winning boxart as bonus please.:D
Calcaneus
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(10-19-2009, 12:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

Congrats. There were a bunch of great entries, which I honestly didn't expect.
Anth0ny
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(10-19-2009, 04:19 AM)
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Congrats radiantdreamer and all the other entrants!
Seiken
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(10-19-2009, 05:07 AM)

Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

Frikkin grats dude!
Xabora
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(10-19-2009, 07:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by radiantdreamer

OMG!!! WOW!!!

When I first entered the contest, I was really hoping for top 10, and there were some great contenders, I was worried!

I didn't think that I would be so many people's first choice. Thank you all so much for your support!



I'm overwhelmed with excitement and happiness! :lol

Congratz to everyone that worked so hard, and to those that made it into the finals!

Way to go! :D
B-Genius
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(10-19-2009, 09:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by AtticusD

You totally deserved it!!! I can't wait to buy the game with your artwork on the front cover.

Same here! I'm super pumped to see it on the shelves :D

There was a lot of talent behind these entries - it's gonna be such a rush seeing your stuff inside the manual and such! Congrats to everyone.
ARC Euro
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(10-19-2009, 02:33 PM)
Hello Everyone,
So many thanks for your submission, voting, and continuous interests on this competition.
We are simply amazed with quality of your works!

to Top 10 winners;
Please upload your artwork in original files (layered file), without logo. I will send login detail to file storage by private message.

ARC Japan is going through the full list now and picking up additional one we would like to use (manual, artbook, poster, etc). I will contact selected artists individually.

Thanks again everyone!

Tomo @ARC Europe

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