Microsoft to give $1,000 to winner of Xbox One controller art design contest

Microsoft's new controller for the Xbox One console is the subject of the company's latest contest, which could give the grand prize winner a lot of money and even a chance to see their design brought to life on a real gamepad.

The contest asks for people to download a template in the shape of the Xbox One controller and create a new art design around that shape, other than the basic black color that most of the devices have. Up to three different designs per person can be submitted for the contest before December 31st. You can check out what's already been submitted at the contest website.

A panel of judges from Microsoft will pick 10 finalists which will be voted on by the public from January 13-27. The judges will pick the grand prize winner, who will receive $1,000 and the possibility that Microsoft could place the design on an actual Xbox One controller. The People's Choice winner will get $750 and the rest will get $500 each.

If a designer submits an Xbox One controller entry and creates it via Microsoft's Fresh Paint app, it will be entered into another contest. The winner of that competition will get a $150 gift certificate from CanvasPop.com and a Sensu digital Artist Brush & Stylus.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Microsoft

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what??
is this the best design?
what the hell is that?
was it a one man competition?

does anyone agree with me?

shall i stop asking question?

;o?

R1pper said,
what??
is this the best design?
what the hell is that?
was it a one man competition?

does anyone agree with me?

shall i stop asking question?

;o?

Where does it say that is the best design? It is pretty ugly in any case.

I wonder why it's restricted to certain countries? Anyone anywhere with the ability to do so can create great art!

Edit: Some really nice designs, but don't the rules state that the artwork/imagery used has to be original and the author's own work? If that's not a clause it should be. The one with the picture of the Earth from space just looks ripped off from the NASA site. What's the great effort involved there?

Edited by Romero, Nov 27 2013, 8:43am :