Win a copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
posted on 09.03.13 at 08:53 AM EDT by (@KazumaLynx)
Submit your Kingdom Hearts fan art.

Hello again, everyone! Your neighborhood Gematsu community moderator Zero here. Our Final Fantasy XIV contest only just ended two weeks ago, but it’s already time for the next one!

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix is coming out next week. I’m personally a big fan of the series, and I know many of you who visit Gematsu are, too. So I thought it would be fun to celebrate the release of the high-def collection with a Kingdom Hearts art contest! Winners, of course, will get a copy of the game.

To enter, all you need to do is send some Kingdom Hearts-themed fan art, drawn by you, to zero[at]gematsu[dot]com. Be sure and include some sort of name or nickname with the art for me to identify you by.

Our last contest was extremely demanding. I spent countless hours reading comments and trying to select the winners. I couldn’t help but feel like leaving it up to me alone was unfair. This time around, I need the community. I need your help!

I’ll gather up all the entries and have the community—you!—vote for your favorite. The two entries with the most votes will receive a copy of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix for PlayStation 3.

The contest closes on September 10. We will post a poll on September 11. The voting will stay open until September 17. The winners will be announced later that day. I know that means the winners will not have the game on launch date, but I feel like it would be unfair to rush the process. My goal for the future is to try and have contests finished before the prize comes out. I’ll do better next time, I promise!

Once again: send in Kingdom Hearts-themed fan art, drawn by you, to zero[at]gematsu[dot]com. This contest is open to everyone. Feel free and tell your friends about the contest, too. Let’s get started!

  • DrForbidden

    Sweet contest, Zero!
    Gematsu needs to have more of these contests…

    • Zero

      That’s my goal. I plan to have some kind of contest each month. =)

      • KnifeAndFork

        Make a J-Stars contest when the time is right…

        • Zero

          I’ll try. =)

  • FemmeFox

    Awesome contest! I love seeing people’s work, whether a talented artist or not. Hoping to see some creative 3D work maybe even! :D

  • samsoja

    it’s a great contest, too bad i’m not good @ drawing :P

    • EX+

      I’m not so good either. And BTW, that’s a badass display pic.

      • samsoja

        Thanx man ,

        yeah, let’s skip this contest, up to the next one . muahahaha :D

  • DrForbidden

    Hmm… Zero, just a thought. Maybe you should specify that no art of an ‘adult’ nature would be allowed… I doubt anyone would submit hentai stuff, but you never know…

    • Raiu

      Does ‘Shounen Ai’ count? Because I have seen a lot when it comes to Kingdom Hearts…

      • DrForbidden

        What’s ‘Shounen Ai’?

    • Zero

      I’ll just have to deal with something like that if it occurs.

      If someone does submit something like that. I will email them back and request they submit something less ‘adult.’

  • Nate

    This is a cool idea. I don’t have art skills so I’m not going to bother. I’m pretty excited about the game though.

  • Gigus

    @Zero: Awesome! Can you also post the winner’s drawing?

    • Zero

      All of them will be on display when we put up the voting thread.

      Of course, the two entries with the most votes will be on display when we announce the winners.

  • bldudas

    if I could draw, I would enter. But alas, I cannot. So I will look at everything talented people submit.

  • Xayne

    So like…anyone can join :D this is an international thing :D :D

    • Zero

      Yes. Anyone can join. =)

  • Revorse

    Damn. Lol count me out. But best of luck to all the artist.

  • 罪罰

    Let’s give it a shot.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Alright I’ll try whatever I can!

  • VinnyElmo Hawj

    So… We can draw make up characters or it have to be characters from the kingdom hearts?

    • Zero

      It needs to have characters from Kingdom Hearts in it. You can add some non KH characters to it if you like.

      For example – You could have Sora, Riku, and then add some non KH character(s). Something like that would be fine. Just make sure you explain who the non Kingdom Hearts characters are. ^^

  • SuperGuyverUSA

    Alright, this sounds fun. :) Just one question: are we aloud to submit more than one entry?

    • Zero

      Good question. I suppose you can. I haven’t decided how I would work multiple entries into the voting just yet.

      It will have to be fair. In other words, one person can’t win both prizes.

      • Gummy

        I think I’ll submit two if I have the time and you allow it. One piece that’s more of a study, and one that’s more original.

        Great competition!

        • Zero

          Sounds like a plan to me. I can’t wait to see them. =)

  • Raiu

    Good luck to the artists…. ^___^

    Is it international? As in, anyone from any country can partake in?

    • Yuri Meitzen

      i also wanna know that =

    • Xayne

      I asked tht a while ago too :/ this looks really fun and the prize is to DIE FOR <3

    • Zero

      Yes. This is open to everyone.

  • cookiewaffle

    alright, count me in!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Sweet. Look forward to seeing people’s submissions.

  • Zero

    I answered a few questions in the comments below.

    I’m planning on offering some small rewards for those who take time to vote in the contest.

    Why? I realize that not everyone can draw. I’d still like to give those who can only vote a chance to win something small. It will most likely be PSN credit.

    I’ll explain how this is going to work in the voting thread.

    P.S. – I can’t wait to see all the entries!

    • Kobracon

      Very considerate of you, Zero. Going in the topic I was like “Ooh time to write another hearftelt essay……oh draw? oh……”

      Can’t wait to see what you guys can come up with ^_^

      • Zero

        I’m going to try and change things up with each contest. =)

    • Kobracon

      Btw I’m sorry if you’ve already considered this, but I advice to not include the artists nickname or name with the pictures during the voting to avoid favouratism and focus purely on the quality of the art.

      • Zero

        That’s the plan.

    • Martian Wong

      Will vote for sure, I am not a good artistic. But at least I can help to pick out the one that I like the most. And winning something/anything is a bonus~~

      • Zero

        Awesome! =)

  • DreamDrop♥

    Man. I was so ready to bust out my old essay* on why Kingdom Hearts is literally the only reason I play games too.

    *actually a physical thing I have.

  • Astrid Huang

    Zero is it alright to submit uncolored fanart? Or must be fully colored?

    I’ll try to draw a KH fanart for this contest ^.^

    • Zero

      It doesn’t have to be colored. =)

      • Astrid Huang

        Alright thanks :D

        Anyways am I allowed to draw based on KH2 designs?

        • Zero

          Sure thing.

  • whiteferrero

    Zero… can i just pass some Picasso and pass it off as abstract kingdom hearts fan art? XD such a difficult contest.

    • Zero

      I won’t do an art contest next time. My goal is to try and switch things up. I want to bring in new ideas, but also give everyone a chance to win.

      I mentioned below. I’m planning to give away some kind of small reward just for taking part in the voting.

      • whiteferrero

        Hahaha. it’s okay, it’s okay. i’m still gonna try and draw something. just for the kicks. XD

        • Zero

          Cool! =)

          • whiteferrero

            submitted! hope you received it!

  • Gael Summers

    Are we limited to what media we use?

    For example can we do our work digitally/drawn with a tablet?

    • Zero

      No limits. You can use a tablet.

      • Gael Summers

        Alrighty, thank you

  • Zero

    I’ve received some great entries! Keep them coming!

    • Guest

      How many winners will there be?

      • Zero

        Two. Voted on by the community.

  • PrinceHeir

    good luck to everyone!

  • Zero

    The contest is now closed. I will be preparing the voting poll tonight. I received some great entries! I’m excited. =)