Guild Wars




1st Annual Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest - Rules

We would like to invite you to put your imagination and your creative talents to work in crafting Halloween art with a Guild Wars theme. Here are some ideas:

  • Carve a Guild Wars Pumpkin or create a pumpkin-carving pattern.
  • Fashion a Guild Wars costume for yourself.
  • Design a costume for your Guild Wars character.
  • Create a Guild Wars Wallpaper or Desktop Art.
  • Devise a "treat" with a Guild Wars flavor.
  • Decorate your house in a Guild Wars theme.
  • Find your own way to bring a Halloween twist to Guild Wars, or a Guild Wars twist to Halloween.

How to Enter:

  • Create the concept and bring it alive:
    • Carve a pumpkin—real or permanent—and take a photograph!
    • Create a blueprint for other pumpkin carvers!
    • Sketch a costume or go nuts in a computer art program! If you're extra creative, make that costume and model it in a photograph!
    • Design a desktop image to share the joy through your home, school, or office place!
    • Decorate a cake, bake some cookies, compose a menu, build an edible haunted house—put your gustatory skills to the task!
    • Spruce up the homestead and send a photograph!
  • For each entry, submit a .jpeg image of your original work (scanned or photographed) or a saved file for computer-generated art and attach it to an email. (Please use compression to reduce the file size, when possible.)
  • Alternately, if you wish to send via postal mail, please print and mail to the address provided below.
  • Include your first and last name, your age, and your city, state or province, postal code (if any) and country in the email.
  • If you are a winner and wish to be mentioned by "handle" or game name rather than your first and last name, please indicate your preference in your entry email and provide your handle or in-game name.
  • Submit your entry to this address: Please use "Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest" as the subject line. If you would prefer to mail your entry, please send to:

Guild Wars Halloween Art Contest
10020 Main Street, #164
Bellevue, WA 98004 USA


  • Prizes: 10 (10) winners will have their creations displayed on the Guild Wars website and will receive a prize package from the Guild Wars Team that will include:
    • An Guild Wars Team t-shirt
    • A Guild Wars hat
  • Honorable Mention recipients may also be chosen, at the discretion of the judges. Honorable mention recipients will receive a Guild Wars t-shirt.
  • Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, style, and the melding of Halloween into a Guild Wars theme.
  • Deadline for entries is 6:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, October 24th.
  • Winners will be announced on or before Halloween 2005.

General Conditions:

  • By entering into the contest, (a) you agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and Conditions, (b) you warrant that your entry is your own original work and that it does not violate any rights of any third party, and (c) you assign and agree to assign to ArenaNet all rights, title and interest, including copyright, in or to your entry. Entries become the property of ArenaNet and will not be returned.
  • One entry per category; no more than two categories per person.
  • Contestants must be age 13 or older.
  • The decisions of the judges are final.
  • Cash value of the prizes is less than $40.
  • Taxes or customs duties, if any, are the responsibility of the winners.
  • This contest is void where prohibited.

Note: The photographed Guild Wars pumpkin was created by Ian Freeman-Lee.