In this contest, you're invited to create content for charity in several categories with a chance to win art-themed prizes.
A selection of entries and all the winners will feature in the upcoming Arma 3 Art of War DLC. In addition, Bohemia will develop and add extra playable content to the charity DLC in the form of two official showcase scenarios. This will include a virtual gallery, filled with your submissions from the 2D artwork and bonus screenshot categories, and a short singleplayer scenario that will make use of the winning assets in the other contest categories.
100% of Bohemia's proceeds after tax from direct sales of this title will then be awarded to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Finally, after approximately 10 months, the DLC will become free for all Arma 3 players to enjoy.
There are several categories and subjects you can participate in, including a separate 2D art category based on a unique theme. Furthermore, there is also a smaller bonus category for screenshots.
- A statue.
- A sculpture.
- A prop related to news media.
- A prop related to military funerals.
- A backpack.
- A facewear item.
- A headgear item.
- A life vest.
- A parade dress uniform.
- A formal suit.
- A doctor's outfit.
This special category is open for 2D art in any medium, on the theme of International Humanitarian Law in future conflict. Some examples may include:
- Autonomous weapon systems and loss of human control.
- Cyber warfare and its impact on civilian infrastructure (such as hospitals, electricity grids).
- New weapon technologies: legal and ethical considerations.
- Opportunities to increase respect for International Humanitarian Law using advanced technology.
Entries must be submitted digitally. Therefore, drawings and paintings will need to be scanned or otherwise reproduced in an electronic format. Digital art and scene renders are acceptable, as are screenshots.
Owing to popular demand, we have recently extended this contest to include screenshots as part of a new bonus category. Entries may be on any theme or subject.
Besides supporting a charitable cause and the chance of having your name in the Arma 3 credits, this contest also offers a selection of prizes for the 4 main categories. Prizes awarded for screenshots in the bonus category are distinct and not separated by tiers:
Wacom Intuos Pro S Drawing Tablet + War and Art (Book) + limited edition Arma 3 t-shirt + Arma 3 Silver medal + Steam keys for a selection of titles developed by Bohemia Interactive
Derwent Sketch Set + Derwent Colorsoft Pencil Set + Derwent Carry-All A4 Folio + artist desk reference model + War and Art (Book) + limited edition Arma 3 t-shirt + Arma 3 Silver medal + Steam keys for a selection of titles developed by Bohemia Interactive
War and Art (Book) + Derwent Sketch Set + limited edition Arma 3 t-shirt + Arma 3 Silver medal + Steam keys for a selection of titles developed by Bohemia Interactive
Derwent Sketching Wallet + limited edition Arma 3 t-shirt + Arma 3 Silver medal + Steam keys for a selection of titles developed by Bohemia Interactive
Bonus Category Prize
Limited edition Arma 3 t-shirt + Arma 3 Silver medal + Steam keys for a selection of titles developed by Bohemia Interactive
3 winners will be selected from the 2D art category by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Similarly, 3 winners from each of the remaining categories will be selected by the Arma 3 development team. 6 winners will be chosen from the bonus category for screenshots.
Important Dates and Requirements
The contest is now closed for submissions. The winners will be announced in September, 2020.
A list of finalists will be announced on 5th August 2020.
- The winners of the contest will be announced in late August, 2020.
The Arma 3 Art of War DLC will be available to buy in late 2020. 100% of Bohemia's proceeds after tax will go to charity.
The DLC will later become free for all Arma 3 players on 12th September 2021.
You must be over the age of 16 to enter.
Your submission must be your own work and not based too closely on existing, real-world things. Also, please be mindful that images found online, product logos, fonts, and tools for software like Adobe Photoshop are subject to copyright and user licenses. Similarly, avoid any advertising, as well as obscene or offensive imagery and texts.
For the purpose of creating your entry, feel free to use and expand on Arma 3's intellectual property in accordance with the EULA. If anything, we'd actively encourage you to do so!
Assets created for the Prop, Accessory, and Clothing categories must be modelled on one of the specific subjects given. Likewise, 2D artworks must be on the theme of International Humanitarian Law in future conflict.
Although you're welcome to promote your entries on social media, please do not share your entries (or any source material for textures) with others, either publicly on the Steam Workshop or with third-parties for the duration of the contest. Furthermore, winners of the contest must do likewise until 12th September 2021 and / or when the Charity DLC becomes free for all Arma 3 players.
Last but not least, click here and ensure you read all of the Contest Rules in full. By submitting your entry via the submission form you declare you fully understand and agree with them.
The Art of War contest has now ended and is closed to submissions. The winners were announced on August 19th, 2020 and can be viewed here.