Another Flower Contest – This Time, With Images!

Posted by on May 19th, 2010

Cross posted from the PlayStation Blog:

When Jenova Chen and thatgamecompany came to us here in the Santa Monica Studio with the idea for Flower, it was fueled by his appreciation for nature’s beauty, his experiences of coming from China to California, and how the contrasting cities, landscapes, and coastline touched his emotions and creativity. Seeing his passion for the subject, we did everything we could to make sure he and the rest of TGC had what they needed to deliver the most compelling experience possible, and the end result is the award-winning game Flower. With our last contest, it was clear that Flower touched many of you in ways we could not have imagined.

Now, for this second contest, we want to see how Flower impacted you. Create a piece of art that was either inspired by Flower, or has to do with the emotions and/or nature that you think Flower depicts.

You can flex your skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D software, or any other imaging software. You can even make something physical, like a painting, mixed media, or sculpture, and snap a photo of it as your submission. This is your opportunity to be a part of the Flower community. If you didn’t have a story to submit in the previous contest, then take this chance to participate. Express yourself in a way that reflects thatgamecompany’s expression through Flower.

The only requirements are that the submission be 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels tall, that it be your original creation, and that it be related to Flower as described above.

You have plenty of time to be creative and enter your submission because this contest will run from today, May 12th through May 26th, 2010. Thatgamecompany will judge the submissions and choose five winners, each of who will receive a $20 PSN card.

The official rules are here. We can’t wait to see what creations you all come up with. Good luck!

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia only and will be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not enter this contest if you are not a legal resident of, and located in, the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry.

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Comment by: James M

May 21st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I’m in Canada so, I can’t enter the contest, but I took this picture a few years ago, it reminds me of Flower and how I feel when I play.

Comment by: James M

May 21st, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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Comment by: Amish Gramish

May 23rd, 2010 at 1:30 am

That’s a cool picture James M!
I’d enter this contest, but I’m not very artistic.

I’m really looking forward to seeing some more Flower fan art!

Comment by: Kellee

May 27th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

That’s beautiful, James!

Comment by: Ryan G

June 1st, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Me neither, but here’s one:

As you can see – not very artistic, but I thought I’d throw it in.

Btw, here’s something I did in tangent w. it:

hopefully a bit better cause I can’t draw for my life :0.

Comment by: James M

June 2nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Thanks AG and Kellee! :-) I’m inspired by flowers and Flower.


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