Presented by Toy Vault, Toho Kingdom is proud to announce a contest centered around the upcoming Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars game, which comes out May 27th, 2011. To celebrate the upcoming release, Toho Kingdom is presenting a chance for several fans to win the game. The contest will have fans trying out their artistic and/or Photoshop skills to craft alternate box art designs for the board game. The guidelines are up to interpretation, as just the front or several panels of the box can be submitted. However, submissions should be at least 600 pixels in length and width, with larger always being better.

Contest Prizes

Compliments of Toy Vault, three lucky winners will receive the Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars game as the ultimate prize. The prize is complete with the Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Rodan and Gigan figures that come included with all copies of the game.

The contest is open through June 1st, 2011. Submissions will be highlighted on the site and winners will be announced shortly afterwards. To enter, please send your submissions to the following address: [contest is now closed].

Disclaimer

Multiple entries are allowed, but individuals can only win once. Toho Kingdom staff are not eligible to compete. All submitted entries become property of Toho Kingdom and may be displayed on this site. All decisions are final. The site is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail when prizes are sent out. Toho Kingdom reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

Update and Additional Prize

The contest has formally ended… however, Toy Vault has generously sweetened the pot by adding in an additional prize: original artwork created during Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars‘ development.

Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars Box Art Contest - Art

The contest is still officially over, although any last minute submissions will still be accepted over the next couple of days. Please note, though, that we have already gotten some wonderful submissions so competition is fierce.

The original three retail boxes of Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars are still the ultimate prize, although the artwork will be factored in and a new winning structure will be decided on that will expand past the original three total.

Tune in for a formal unveiling of the winning entries.

Contest Winners

n collaboration with Toy Vault, Toho Kingdom ran a contest for fans to design and submit box art for the now released Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars board game.The original prizes involved three contestants with the best submitted designs winning a copy of Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars. Since collecting the entries, Toy Vault has graciously increased the available prizes and we are now proud to announce the four winning entries in the contest.

Grand Prize

Artist: Alex Alcanter

While many entries were received, Alex’s piece stood out from the crowd. For one, it wasn’t primarily created using existing work through Photoshop, showing a lot of effort in its creation. Second was that it was a flawless representation of the four monsters from the game in an exciting and dynamic situation.

Verdict
It has all the right ingredients for something that would have really stood out on the store’s shelf with its great use of color. It sets the mood and the level of detail present in Godzilla’s spines and the water running off the monster make this a clear winner.

Prizes
As the grand prize winner, Alex also has the biggest prize to collect. He will be receiving a copy of the Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars game and also four pieces of original, framed artwork created for the game.

Runner Ups

Artist: Stephanie Hughes

Stephanie’s entry was one of several that could be classified as primarily a Photoshop creation. Her use of predominantly red made the cover look simplistic, but also stand out from other entries. The selling point, though, was the excellent use of the four monsters, who were grouped together in a great representation.

Verdict
Professionally done and eye catching with a great use of the game’s four kaiju. Its downside is that it underplays the “Kaiju World Wars” part of the title too much at the bottom in a small font.

Prize
Stephanie will be receiving a copy of the Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars board game.

Artist: Jackson G. Morris

Believe it or not, Jackson’s entry was the only one to use the Toy Vault logo in his box art design. The overall appearance looks great, with a use of text and logos which looks pre-conceived and a natural flow to the overall design.

Verdict
Godzilla and Gigan, with added visual effects, stand out and make the overall box art look very eye catching. Unfortunately, King Ghidorah looks a little blurry and jagged here, likely on account of a smaller image of the character being used for the box art’s creation.

Prizes
Jackson will be receiving a copy of the Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars board game.

Honorable Mention

Artist: Josh Dregalla

Josh submitted the only entry that wasn’t touched up or created on a computer. Godzilla, Gigan and King Ghidorah were all captured with a nice sense of detail, while the traditional approach is admirable for its creation.

Verdict
While it looks more like a poster than box art, and the tape in the corners would seem to indicate it was hanged up to be photographed, the attention to detail in the hand drawn Godzilla is commendable and well executed while the flames at the bottom are a nice visual touch.

Prize
Through a generous last minute addition from Toy Vault, Josh will receive a copy of the Godzilla: Stomp Card Game and a randomly selected plush toy.

Closing

Overall, the contest was a big success. I would like to publicly thank everyone who entered, both the contestants who were highlighted on this page and the many others who submitted work that wasn’t. I would also like to thank Toy Vault for the fantastic prizes offered and the additional prizes that were added after the contest was created.

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