Creative Brief: Create artwork for Venom!
Submissions Open December 21st 2018 - January 14th 2019 BST
Time left: Closed
Share your entry with #WeAreVenomArt
Winning Entry

Winning entry by

Jamie Hickton

Selected by Todd McFarlane

Welcome to the #WeAreVenom PosterSpy Creative Brief.

To celebrate the release of Venom on Digital Download on 26th January and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD on 4th February, PosterSpy invites you to become the legendary lethal protector!

Artists, designers and illustrators, you are encouraged to unleash your imagination to capture the iconic symbiote bonding with YOU, or simply showing Venom at his menacing best if you’re camera shy!

5 outstanding winners will be chosen by legendary comics artist and co-creator of Venom Todd McFarlane to win a cash prize. The top 5 artists will be selected to have their artwork postered around the streets of London! 

Please read all of the below to ensure your entry complies with the brief!

Design Tips

Entrants are free to capture Venom using the distinctive key art, trailer and film as inspiration, but feel free to be playful.
Please also find stills and all available assets via the “hi-res imagery” tab for further reference and inspiration only.
For the more ambitious artist, pictures of themselves transitioning into Venom would be great.

The Judge

Comics illustrator and co-creator of Venom Todd McFarlane will be selecting the winners of this brief.


Create your artwork at A3, portrait, 300dpi Minimum.

The artworks MUST contain the words #WeAreVenom as part of the creative, the film title or cast names are not required.

Do not include any actors from the film, only Venom or yourself transitioning into Venom. 

Upload artwork to 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.

Feel free to share your artwork on your own social channels via #WeAreVenomArt

Dates to Remember

This Creative Brief is open from 21st December 2018 to 14th January 2019 11:59PM BST. Please ensure you check how your time-zone corresponds to BST to ensure you don’t miss the deadline.
This Creative Brief is open to worldwide participants.
You may enter more than once.

The Awards

5 x winning entries will be selected to be used as part of the #WeAreVenom campaign, each receiving £250.
The top 3 of the 5 selected artists will then receive an additional £750 (1st), £500 (2nd) and £250 (3rd). Totalling 1st £1000 2nd £750 3rd £500 4th £250 5th £250.

How to Enter

Create an account with us and upload your entry to the “WeAreVenom” category via our upload form.
This brief is moderated and only entries that follow the T&Cs will be approved. If your entry is removed, please ensure it meets the T&Cs.

You will also need to send a hi-resolution (300DPI) file to via WeTransfer, WeTransfer is a free and secure service. Once the winners are chosen, all hi-res files will be removed from our secure servers.


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 Sony Pictures Entertainment and PosterSpy to share your work on social media to promote the campaign. Winning entries consent to having their artwork featured in the UK marketing campaign for the release of Venom. Sony Pictures will not use any of the artwork commercially without the artists 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 competition, you must be over 15 years of age.  Proof of identity and age may be required.  Use of false name or address will result in disqualification.


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


    The competition is open from 21 December  2018 to 14th January 2018 11:59PM BMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.


    There will be five (5) prize winners, each receiving £250. The top 3 of the chosen five (5) will receive an additional reward 1st (£750) 2nd (£500) 3rd (£250), each to be judged on creativity, originality, quality and relevance to the Brief. Winning entries consent to having their artwork featured in the UK marketing campaign for the release of Venom

    To be eligible for this competition entrants must upload a digital file of their entry to the website  All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition.  No responsibility can be accepted for any entries not received for whatever reason.


    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.  If a winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 2 weeks of being notified, then PosterSpy has the right to withdraw the prize and pick a replacement winner.


    Entrants must submit their own original art that follows the provided Brief.  No other copyrighted material may be used. The images featured on this website are the intellectual property of this company and/or its affiliates (if applicable) and/or third parties and are provided solely for use in this contest for reference purposes only.


    Entrants are prohibited from selling their works without permission.


    Entrants have no commercial ownership of any Venom intellectual property by entering this competition.


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


    By sharing an entry, Entrants agree that their entry may be promoted and/or broadcast on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) (together, the “Materials”), and Entrants grant PosterSpy, Sony Pictures, its licensees, successors and assigns the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt and/or modify their entry for the purpose of this campaign only. PosterSpy, Sony Pictures and its licensees are NOT given the rights to use your artwork for commercial usage in future campaigns without prior permission.


    SONY PICTURES retains all rights and ownership to the SONY PICTURES intellectual property and all other rights of all third parties in images provided by SONY PICTURES, in the film Venom and all works related thereto, are expressly reserved.

    Entries must not contain content, images, or other material that is in violation of any applicable federal or state laws or regulations, or infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  The promoter reserves the right to decline any entries that violate these terms and conditions or is in breach of any applicable legislation or copyright.


    The decision of the judge(s) is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize awarded.


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

    SONY PICTURES and PosterSpy are given the right to share artwork without prior permission from or compensation due to the artist to help market and promote Venom via their respective channels (including those of their designees).


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

    the surname and county/state 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 competition, enclosing a stamped addressed stamped envelope or by visiting the website; and the name and images of each winner being used by PosterSpy and SONY PICTURES on any SONY PICTURES or PosterSpy operated website, WAP site, on-air and otherwise for promotional and marketing purposes. Neither SONY PICTURES nor PosterSpy accepts any obligations of confidence towards the winners of the contest.

    Insofar as is permitted by law, neither SONY PICTURES, nor its agents or distributors will in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate any contest entrant or 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 SONY PICTURES, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. The statutory rights of entrants are not affected.


    In administrating this promotion, the Promoter will not collect more of your personal information than absolutely necessary and will only use your personal information for the purposes of this contest.


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


    These Competition 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.