Zombies, Run! Fan Competition

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The Zombies, Run! community has produced some incredible content over the past year. We’ve seen artwork, fan-made missions, stories set within the Zombies, Run! universe, cosplay and even a short film. All born of nothing else than a love for Zombies, Run!

Well, we wanted to give something back to the fans. So we’re offering you the chance to win real life cash money, plus a bunch of other prizes (including possible inclusion in future episodes of the game) simply by making something for us; we’ve got categories to cover everyone, whatever your favourite medium.

Please note that all submissions should be kept to a PG-13 rating. Any nudity/swearing will be first ogled, then discarded.

Send your entries to fancompetition@zombiesrungame.com. Where possible, do not include any file attachments above 2MB in size – instead, share a link to the file on Dropbox, Google Drive, or your file store of choice. You get extra imaginary points if you do this!

The deadline for submissions is Monday the 4th of March. Anything sent in after that date will be immediately disqualified. We will announce the winners in March here on the Zombies, Run! Blog.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.

Category 1: Art (General)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your artwork will be featured on the Zombies, Run! website

2nd Prize:

A signed Zombies, Run! poster, plus we’ll send you some Zombies, Run! merchandise

What is art? That’s not for us to say. Use whatever methods you deem necessary to create something artistic that is based on Zombies, Run! We’re not art critics, so we’ll be judging this based on what jumps out at us the most. Our favourite pieces. Go nuts and show us what you can do!

Please submit your artwork as a JPG or PNG under 2MB in size, though please also retain your raw files as well.

Category 2: Art (Poster)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your poster will be created and may become a piece of official Zombies, Run! merchandise

2nd Prize:

A signed Zombies, Run! poster, plus we’ll send you some Zombies, Run! merchandise

Here we’re looking for something a little more specific. Your poster should be suitable for printing on A2 sized paper (594 x 420 mm). It can be portrait or landscape, and we don’t mind if it’s black and white or colour.

Please submit your artwork as a JPG or PNG under 2MB in size, though please also retain your raw files as well. If we do create your poster, we will need it at 300dpi.

Category 3: Audio (Missions)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your mission may be used in the game (at our discretion)

2nd Prize:

Your mission will be published on the Zombies, Run! website, plus we’ll send you some Zombies, Run! merchandise

Create your own side mission for Zombies, Run! 2. In order to be used in the game, your mission will need to be very high quality – this includes the audio quality, voice acting and the script.

Please invent your own characters. Do not try to impersonate our actors; we’ve tried it ourselves and it doesn’t work. Your mission should have six or seven scenes, each ranging from one to two minutes in length. The story can take place at any time after Runner 5’s arrival in Abel Township. This includes after the final episode of Season One. Your mission should be a self contained episode with no cliffhangers.

Please submit your missions in 128kbps .mp3 format, though please also retain your raw uncompressed .wav files in case you win.

Category 4: Audio (Radio)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your mission may be used in the game (at our discretion)

2nd Prize:

Your mission will be published on the Zombies, Run! website, plus we’ll send you some Zombies, Run! merchandise

Create your own radio section for Zombies, Run! 2. In order to be used in the game, your work will need to be very high quality – this includes the audio quality, voice acting and the script. Please invent your own characters. Do not try to impersonate our actors; we keep on trying it, but the actors just look at us with pity in their eyes. Your radio clips can take place at any time after Runner 5’s arrival in Abel Township. This includes after the final episode of Season One. Your submission should include a three-clip episode, with each clip ranging from one to two minutes, and three standalone clips, each no longer than one minute.

Please submit your missions in 128kbps .mp3 format, though please also retain your raw uncompressed .wav files in case you win.

Category 5: Writing (Script)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your mission will be recorded and may be used in the game (at our discretion)

2nd Prize:

Your mission will be recorded by the Zombies, Run! cast

Write us a side mission for Zombies, Run! 2. Your script should be written in Final Draft (free demo here) and should be seven to nine pages long and include six to seven scenes in total. A sample script can be found here and a script template here. You may use the following characters, as well as up to two characters of your own creation: Sam, the Doctor, Janine, Runner 4, Jack, Eugene, Ed, Molly. Your mission should be a self contained episode, with no cliffhangers. It can take place at any time after Runner 5’s arrival in Abel Township. This includes after the final episode of Season One.

Category 6: Writing (Prose)

1st Prize:

$250 plus your writing will be read aloud by a member of the Zombies, Run! cast and published on the official website

2nd Prize:

Your writing will be read aloud by a member of the Zombies, Run! cast and published on the official website

Write a story set in the Zombies, Run! universe. There are no limits in terms of format (graphic novel/comic scripts are as welcome as full prose – though try to keep poetry to a minimum) or length, though we will have a hard time judging your 50,000 word novel about Jack and Eugene’s mountain adventures. As much as we would love to read it. It’s worth reiterating that entries should be kept to a PG-13 rating, or they will be immediately stolen and read by Naomi, our lead writer, before being disqualified.

Please send your prose in plain text in the email itself, or as a PDF. We don’t like Word documents.