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Announcing the World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2023 Winners!

Announcing the World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2023 Winners!

Presented by Blizzard Entertainment’s Early Careers and World of Warcraft development teams, the thirteenth annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest has drawn to a close. After some fervent debate and impassioned deliberation, our judges sifted through the many remarkable entries and identified the winning entries.

Check out the winners and runners-up below for each of the four categories.


Environment Art Category

Winner

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"Glade of Ysera"
Joshua Tyer
Laguna College of Art and Design

Runner-Up

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"Journey to Oasis"
Fred Osborn
College for Creative Studies

Runner-Up

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"Forge in Darkmaul Plains"
Kyle Chen
University of Central Florida


Character Art Category

Winner

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"Sphynx Cat Desert Assassin"
Ryle Sammut
Savannah College of Art and Design

Runner-Up

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"Heartsbane Refugee: Worshipper of Elune"
Jonathan Nhim
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Runner-Up

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"Heebo the Hippo"
Andrew Moon
DigiPen Institute of Technology


FX Category

Winner

"Arcane Rain"
Quynh Ton
Ferris State University

Runner-Up

"Moonkin, Nebula Beam"
Christian Baca
Full Sail University


Animation Category

Winner

"Two-Hit Combo Attack"
Theresa Chang
California College of the Arts

Runner-Up

"Two Hit Attack"
Hee Seung Chung
School of Visual Arts


Winners from each category will participate in a 1-hour virtual mentorship with a Senior Blizzard Artist and more.

Visit our contest announcement to see a complete list of prizes.

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