Creative Brief: Create a poster for The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Submissions Open August 17th 2018 - September 21st 2018
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To celebrate the upcoming release of The House with a Clock in Its Walls in the UK on 21st September, PosterSpy, in association with Amblin and Entertainment One, invite you to create an alternative movie poster for the film, in the style of an Amblin classic.

The Story

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls. 

The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town’s sleepy façade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Design Tips

We’re looking for posters that evoke the magical nostalgia of classic Amblin movies, films like the below:

  • Back to the Future
  • The Goonies
  • Jurassic Park
  • Men In Black
  • E.T.

To clarify, we’re not looking for direct homage posters or “re-creations” but rather to draw inspiration from the techniques and rendering styles used in the above classics. We still want to see your vision. Don’t be afraid to use your style or compositional techniques and more than anything, just have fun!

Please also find stills and all available assets via the “hi-res imagery” tab for further reference and inspiration only.

Please reference the trailer for themes and context and the classic Amblin posters provided for inspiration for your creations.

 

Guidelines

Create your posters at A3 300dpi Minimum.

Please see “How to submit”.

Upload posters to PosterSpy.com as RGB files no larger than 5MB and 1500 pixels wide.

Artwork submitted must be 100% your own original content. Do not use any images you don’t have the rights to. This includes stills from the film.

Dates to Remember

This Creative Brief is open from Friday 17th August 17:00PM BST to Friday 21st September 2018 11:59PM BST. This Creative Brief is open to worldwide participants. 

You may enter more than once.

The Awards

The winning entries will be selected by PosterSpy and Entertainment One.

One selected artist (1st place) will receive £1,000 in prize money and one selected artist (2nd place) will receive £250 in prize money.

How to Enter

All you have to do is create an account with us and upload your poster to the “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” category via our submission form.

This brief is moderated and only entries that follow the T&Cs will be accepted.

FAQ’s

How many submissions can I upload?

You may upload as many submissions as you like, there’s no cap.

Do I keep the rights to my art?

When submitting, you allow Entertainment One, Amblin and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Entertainment One and Amblin are not permitted to use your artwork commercially without permission.

Can I sell prints of my submission?

Legally, you are NOT allowed to sell prints that use another company’s intellectual property.

If I win, how long does it take for me to get my prize money?

Typically 8-12 weeks. This can be much shorter or longer depending on when we receive your information.

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    To enter this contest, you must be over 15 years of age. 

    By submitting your poster for this contest you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and the Brief (the “Contest Terms”).

    The contest is open from 17th August to 21st September 2018 11:59PM BMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

    There will be two (2) prize winners, a first (£1,000) and one runner-up (£250) to be judged on creativity, originality, quality and relevance to the Brief. 

    To be eligible for this competition entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website posterspy.com.  

    Prizes are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. The cash prize will be sent by PosterSpy to the respective winners via bank transfer or via PayPal if living outside of the UK. Payment may take up to 12 weeks to be processed.

    Entrants must submit their own original art that follows the provided Brief. No other copyrighted material may be used. The images provided by Entertainment One and Amblin are the intellectual property of these companies and/or its affiliates (if applicable) and are provided solely for use in this contest for reference purposes only.

    The use of copyrighted or trademarked material not owned by Entertainment One or yourself is strictly prohibited.

    Entrants are prohibited from selling their works without permission from Entertainment One.

    Entrants have no commercial ownership of the The House with a Clock in Its Walls IP by entering this competition.

    Your entry may not include inappropriate language or any inappropriate, offensive, violent, harmful, or sexually explicit content.

    Not complying with the Contest Terms might result in exclusion from the contest and your entries being removed.

    All submitted artwork copyrights remain with the artist in so far as such rights relate to the original and independent work of the artist. Entertainment One retains all rights and ownership to the Entertainment One IP and all other rights of all third parties in images provided by Entertainment One, in the film The House with a Clock in Its Walls and all works related thereto, are expressly reserved.

    PosterSpy retains the right to remove any entries that breach these terms and conditions or may damage the PosterSpy or Entertainment One public image.

    Entertainment One and PosterSpy are given the right to share artwork without prior permission from or compensation due to the artist to help market and promote The House with a Cock In Its Walls via their respective channels (including those of their designees).

    Subject to prevailing data protection legislation, by entering the contest you consent to:

    the surname and county of origin of each winner being obtained by writing to PosterSpy at the address set out in paragraph 1 (above) up to one month after the closing date of the contest, enclosing a stamped addressed stamped envelope or by visiting the website; and the name and images of each winner being used by PosterSpy and Entertainment One on any Entertainment One or PosterSpy operated website, WAP site, on-air and otherwise for promotional and marketing purposes. Neither Entertainment One nor PosterSpy accepts any obligations of confidence towards the winners of the contest.

    Insofar as is permitted by law, neither Entertainment One, nor its agents or distributors will in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any contest entrant accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of entering the competition or taking up a prize (as the case may be) except where it is caused by the negligence of Entertainment One, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. The statutory rights of entrants are not affected.

    PosterSpy reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend the contest where it becomes necessary to do so.

    These Contest Terms shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.