Chinese Card Back Design Competition Winners Announced - Winning Card Back Will Be Available In The Game
Blizzard made a card back design competition in a China-only region and today we found out who has won the competition.
This competition had 3 main phases
Submission: November 13, 2020 ~ January 12, 2021.
Selection: January 15, 2021 - January 31, 2021.
Publicity: The competition winners will be publicized on the website before February 10, 2021.
These are the prizes in order
Legend Award (1): 1 community hero "Holy Grail" + 30,000 yuan cash reward (around 4600 USD/3800 EUR) + 1 Youji EXRAI Pro 24 pen display + works will be included in the "Hearthstone" game.
Epic Award (3 winners): 10,000 yuan cash prize (around 1500 USD/1250 EUR) + works have a chance to be included in the "Heartstone" game.
Excellence Award (10 winners): 2000 yuan cash prize (around 300 USD/250 EUR).
Participation Award (30 winners): 1 Hearthstone Legend pillow.
Lucky Prize (1 winner): "Hearthstone" pre-purchased card pack for the year 2021 (Super Collection) + 1 Y160F digital screen.
Here are the results
Quote from Blizzard
Legend Award (1 person)
Legend Award Prize: 1 community hero "Holy Grail" + 30,000 yuan cash reward + 1 Youji EXRAI Pro 24 pen display + works will be included in the "Heartstone" game.
Author: 习洛 (Xi Luo) with his work: "Golden Lion Celebrate New Year"
Evaluation of the development team: We love the Chinese New Year atmosphere and colors, as well as the perfect combination of iconic themes and asymmetrical design grasped by this card back. The back of this card is clearly layered, which makes the eyes shine. And we agree that presenting it in a 3D image will further enhance this perception.
Epic Award (3 winners)
Epic Prize: 10,000 yuan cash prize + works will have the opportunity to be included in the "Heartstone" game.
Author: liguang with his work: "Kael'thas Sunstrider"
Evaluation of the development team: With a quick glance, you can recognize the conspicuous pattern of Prince Kael'thas and the classic red and gold color scheme. The emerald orb is also an ideal carrier for Hearthstone Vortex. The team seems to be able to see the vivid effects of adding green magic special effects to the game! Details such as the folds of the fabric and the golden carved edges are exquisitely crafted, forming an excellent secondary structure.
Author: 羞花 (shame to spend) with his work: "Wrath of Medusa"
Evaluation of the development team: We believe that the melancholic background color gives a strong impact to the flame and lava elements on the back of this card. The smooth lines of the snake and the gray icy rocks add a sense of hierarchy to the overall card back. The clever selection of colors and color values distinguishes the snake from the rock in the background and does not cover the main structure of the magma spiral. The author also used the effect of magma to clearly show the snake scale pattern. The art team praised this charming technique.
Author: 愚者一智 (Fool wisdom) with his work: "Savory Deviate Delight"
Evaluation of the development team: The image on the back of this card reminds people of the old past of classic recipes such as cooking mutant fish and appetizing spices, and can't help but smile. The full color is handled properly, and while creating an interesting scene, it also reveals some dark details. The team happily guessed the reason for the fish’s smile and speculated on the origin of the red pot in the center of the picture.
Excellent Award (17 winners)
According to the opinions of the judges, the Excellent Award has been expanded to 17 places, and the following rankings are in no particular order.
Excellent prize: 2000 yuan cash prize.
"Phoenix Celebrate New Year"
"Congratulations New Year"
"Heart of the Swarm"
"Fill the gap"
"Spectral Tiger reins"
"Shang and Zhou bronze"
"Bob's covert support"
Participation Award (30 people)
Participation prize: 1 Hearthstone Legend pillow.
The following rankings are in no particular order.
"Zephrys' Trevi Fountain"
"I Think You Can Win This Thing"
"Good Night Hearthstoner"
"Mystic Cloud of Vale of Eternal Blossom"
"Leoric Silver Coin"
"Prison of Venomous Dragon"
"Dragon Yan Yue"
"Yin and yang, heaven and earth"
"Daughter of the sea"
Lucky Prize (1 person)
Lucky prize: "Heartstone" pre-ordered card pack for 2021 (Super Collection) + One Y160F digital screen
Author: Sum梓meR 作 with his work: "Lost Temple"
Thanks again to all players and friends who have followed and participated in this event, see you next time!
The whole competition had around 209 selected entries displayed by 12 sections based on the work submission time:
PS: Special thanks to ZelKnow for bringing this up to our attention!