BlizzCon 2019 Community Night Contests Now Accepting Entries

BlizzCon Commuinty Night Contests
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Entries for the Community Night contests at the upcoming BlizzCon 2019 are now being accepted. Community Night is a way for fans to get a chance to be on the center stage and show their creativity and skill to everyone. For 2019, contests include Art, Costume, Talent, and Movie Contests. The Cosplay Exhibition is also making a comeback this year after its excellent debut last year.

Costume Contest

For this year, Blizzard is tweaking the rules a bit to allow for more entries to be submitted. Those interested in joining can submit videos and photos at different milestones before BlizzCon itself. This allows the judges to cover a larger batch of entries and be able to make better decisions as to which costumes belong to what particular categories. Blizzard reminds participants that check-in materials will be used as part of the judging process, so participants need to keep that in mind when putting outfits together.

Once the third check-in is at 90% completion, the judges then choose the 50 strongest costumes to be part of an in-person judging session. This is scheduled to be done on the first day of BlizzCon. That number is then whittled to 25 finalist, who are expected to compete in the Community Night Costume Contest. The 25 finalists are to be divided into these categories:

  • Artisan Crafting
    • This category focuses on the fine details, recognizing skills that really shine close-up, such as meticulous tailoring and embroidery or intricate leatherworking details.
  • Large-scale Fabrication
    • This category recognizes excellence in creating costumes and props that are "larger than life," such as mechs, power armor, and so on. Please note that if you’re planning to work on something of this nature, there are size and mobility restrictions, which are detailed in the rules.
  • Weapons & Armor
    • This category recognizes the unique set of skills involved in crafting a battle-ready costume.
  • Group Construction
    • This category is for teams of three or more people who each made significant contributions to the creation of a single costume.
  • Outstanding Creation
    • This category recognizes costumes that are well-rounded and perfectly produced, or are outstanding in a way that does not fall into the other categories

For the talent, movie, and art contests, no big changes have been implemented this year. Blizzard is making a rather big change in the Talent Contest, however.

In the past, people who join the Talent Contest do something that is mainly based on one of the universes or games of Blizzard. This time, Blizzard is accepting entries even if it doesn't really directly reference Blizzard's universes or games, provided that it remains relevant to BlizzCon.

To know more about the contests and rules, you can find additional information here.

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