General Rules

Welcome to HBO's first Art Contest! We've been hammering out the rules for this contest, let's get right to it!

Eligibility: to be eligible for prize consideration, an entry must conform to the following rules:

Acceptable fields include:

Other media are allowed on a case-by-case basis. Email us with the pertinent information and we'll consider it, however please note if we accept the medium we'll announce its acceptability to the general public.

Work can be based on existing art, but must be recreated by the artist - digital recreation is unacceptable. e.g. using an existing Bungie screenshot as inspiration for your art is fine, but taking the same screenshot, printing it out, and then painting over it is not.

Digitally manipulated images will be disqualified. (These pieces will not be returned to the artist.)

All work must be received no later than May 16, 2003. Mail delays are not the responsibility of - if a piece arrives after the deadline, it will not be considered for prize eligibility. However, neither will it be returned to the artist; the rest of the rules above apply.

Onto the positive: submissions will be judged on originality, creativity, finesse, and a firm grasp of what makes Halo our passion.

Please include your bio (a paragraph or two will suffice). Optional: include some writing that explains why you created what you created.


  1. The deadline for the POA contest is still May 16. If your entry arrives earlier, it doesn't affect its standing in the contest.
  2. We are not guaranteeing that all the art we receive by the 9th will show up at the Fanfest. We will decide what we take by the practicality of the entry.
  3. An entry that is shown at the Fanfest does not guarantee it will win any prize in the PoA contest.


First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100

Bungie will also provide the 1st prize winner with their own work of art, signed by their renowned artist-in-house Lorraine Reyes McLees. This piece of art is so exclusive, we can't even describe it (YET), under penalty of death!

Submissions must be mailed to

Pillar of Art Contest
149-42 15th Road
Whitestone, NY 11357

Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Method of transport is also at your discretion. If you require us to re-stretch a canvas, or assemble a sculpture piece, we will do so, but you MUST include assembly instructions, cautions, etc. Ultimately, we are not responsible if there are problems that affect your entry's submission to the contest.

Submissions become the sole property of, for possible use in future art exhibits. Pieces will not be sold, but they cannot be returned. The artist retains full copyright on the work, but no claim on the actual piece. (It goes without saying that if you're going to submit something you poured your heart and soul into, take pictures of it before you ship it to us!)

The artist agrees that the piece might be loaned to Bungie or to Microsoft for display or use in promotional material. The artist accepts that in the event of such use, Bungie/Microsoft is not obligated to pay any royalty or use fee to the artist. You will be credited though.

Winners will be announced Monday, May 26, 2003. All pieces (including prize winners) will be displayed at an Art Gallery located in New York City. Collection will subsequently be stored until the next use.