Grab your art supplies, tablet, or mouse, we've just announced the Arma 3 Art of War contest and are calling on you to get creative!

By taking part you'll be helping develop a small but meaningful 'Charity DLC' which we plan to release at the end of the year, with 100% of its proceeds (after tax) going to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and continued efforts in protecting the lives and dignity of those affected by armed conflict. After 10 months of sales, it then becomes free for all of you to enjoy.

As for the contest, it is now open in 4 different categories: props, character accessories, character clothing, and a special 2D artwork category in any medium, on the theme of International Humanitarian Law in future conflict. If you're interested, you can learn about the challenges that new technologies present for organizations such as the ICRC here, on their website. Or if you'd rather, you can wait for our addition to the DLC's playable content, where entries will be lovingly showcased and the topic explored as part of a virtual exhibition, hosted by Arma 3's very own fictional NGO, The International Development & Aid Project. In addition, we'll also be adding a short singleplayer scenario, featuring the winning assets from your 3D content.

Besides supporting a charitable cause, there's also a few other incentives for entering the contest - including splendid prizes. 1st place winners will have their choice of a Wacom Intuos S drawing tablet or a collection of professional Derwent art sets, plus a copy of the sumptuously illustrated book, War and Art, a limited edition Arma 3 silver medal, a back-catalogue of all our games, and an Art of War T-shirt. Runners-up will also receive a medal, our games, and the T-shirt, as well as the book with a fine collection of sketching pencils for 2nd place winners, and a handy sketching wallet for drawing on the go for 3rd. Last but not least, there's also the prestige of getting your name in Arma 3's credits and the fun of seeing your own work in-game as official content — a great addition for any portfolio!

If you'd like more information about the Arma 3 Art of War contest and DLC, be sure to check out the web page here. If you want to enter, please read through the Contest Rules, see what's available from the Contest Resources, and fill out the Submission Form in full. The closing date for all submissions is July 15th, 2020, 12am CEST (GMT +1). Good luck to all of you looking to enlist!

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