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Announcing a Battles of Westeros miniatures painting contest
Battles of Westeros | Published 06 April 2011

Stannis touched the Painted Table. "Look at it, onion knight. My realm, by rights. My Westeros." He swept a hand across it. "This talk of Seven Kingdoms is a folly. Aegon saw that three hundred years ago when he stood where we are standing. They painted this table at his command. Rivers and bays they painted, hills and mountains, castles and cities and market towns, lakes and swamps and forests ... but no borders. It is all one. One realm, for one king to rule alone."
      - George R.R. Martin, a Storm of Swords

The sun-scorched tans of Dorne, the lush greens of Highgarden, and the chilling grays of Winterfell... Westeros is a realm of vibrant colors. Today, you can contribute its splendor; submit your entry to the Battles of Westeros miniatures painting contest!

Join the Tourney

Earlier this week, we featured the final chapter in a Battles of Westeros beginner’s painting guide by enthusiast Giles Dorrington (whose work is shown on the right). Whether you were inspired by Giles’ work or wish to show your own skills, the Battles of Westeros miniatures painting contest is your chance. Here are the details:

You must:

  • This contest is open to all participants worldwide.
  • Paint at least one unit of your choice; it must include one commander.
  • Submit separate photographs of each figure, plus a photograph of the entire unit together. Depending on the unit you choose, your submission should consist of four to five photographs total.
  • Submit your entry by April 26th. Send it to submissions@fantasyflightgames.com with the subject line “Battles of Westeros Painting Contest.”
  • Agree to our submission terms by including the following disclaimer in your email, verbatim:
     
    "I certify that I am the creator of the attached material and that attached material is original, unpublished work. Fantasy Flight Games and its licensees may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works, and otherwise use the material for any purpose in any form and on any media. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Fantasy Flight Games against all claims, suits, costs, damages, and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material." 

Our panel of judges will select a winner based on neatness, faithfulness to the novels, and general aesthetic. We’ll announce a winner on May 3rd, and that lucky fan will receive one copy of every Battles of Westeros release to date, including the upcoming Tribes of the Vale expansion!

Show off your painting skills to the world and get a chance to win exciting prizes. Send photos of your entry to submissions@fantasyflightgames.com today!

Set in the rich and vibrant world of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series, Battles of Westeros is a board game of tactical battlefield combat for two players. With scenarios that include beloved characters and settings, players can recreate the most significant battles from The War of the Five Kings.

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chasethemonkey
Published: 4/14/2011 9:49:42 PM
#5

does the unit type have to have the corresponding commander? or can we mix and match? for example i would like to submit a Lanister commander with a stark unit type. is this ok?

Cirunz
Published: 4/11/2011 7:17:17 AM
#4

Hi, congratulations for this contest: its really a good idea.

I've a question on the submission however, regarding this:

<<- Submit your entry by April 26th. Send it to submissions@fantasyflightgames.com with the subject line “Battles of Westeros Painting Contest.”
- Agree to our submission terms, including the acknowledgement that any content you send becomes property of FFG. We are thereafter entitled to use that content for any purposes we deem necessary. >>

Where are this terms I've to agree? I'd like to see theme prior to make the submission 'cause, for instance, I'm ItalianI want to know if the contest is available to non USA residents.

Please let me know, thanks.
Cirunz

 

[ADMIN: This contest is open to all participants, worldwide. You will now find the submission terms above; simply include the bold text verbatim with your submission. Good luck! ]

Almighty
Published: 4/9/2011 3:04:11 PM
#3

 I wish there was more time to get ready for this, I'd be all over it.  Any chance this can be done again?  

SniffleToe
Published: 4/9/2011 1:09:48 PM
#2

Can I just check what you mean by a unit. Is it, for example, three figures and a commander for an infantry unit, two figures and a commander for a cavalry?

DragonWhimsy
Published: 4/8/2011 5:17:52 AM
#1

This makes me wish I had any painting skill whatsover. I can't wait to see the winner's submission though! Love that this game is getting so much attention from FFG, it's fantastic to play. Cant' wait to see what else you guys have in store.

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