Armor Kit Painting Contest: Results!
It’s our pleasure to announce the winners of the Kingdom Death Armor Kit Painting Contest! We were completely blown away by the number of submissions our contest received, the range of interpretations submitted, and the depths of our fans’ talents! All of these factors compounded to make judging this competition fantastically challenging, but, after months of deliberation, we have our winners—double the number we expected, in fact!
Rather than narrowing the field to the expected 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place winners, we’ve widened the winner’s circle to include three Honorable Mentions.
To quickly review, here are our winning places and their related awards.
- 1st Place: $400 Kingdom Death store credit and a gold colored 3D printed Twilight Sword with Adam Poots’ signature!
- 2nd Place: $200 Kingdom Death store credit and a silver colored 3D printed Cat Fang Knife!
- 3rd Place: $100 Kingdom Death store credit and a bronze colored 3D printed Lucky Charm!
- Honorable Mention (x3): $50 Kingdom Death store credit!
- Hall of Death: All entrants are welcomed into the Hall of Death!! Any non-winning entries will receive a $15 Kingdom Death store credit!
- Note: Winners and entrants with accounts at the Kingdom Death shop have already received their store credit applied to their accounts, simply LOGIN and use HALLOFDEATH at checkout!! If you haven’t, check your inbox!
- (Winning trophies are in production, stay tuned winners!!)
Additionally, we have thirteen finalists, exemplary contenders we’ll be awarding special notoriety in our Hall of Death!
So, to begin with, our thirteen finalists (by order of submission) include:
Submission #13: Candy the Ultimate Dancer
Submission #20: Shadowy Sonata by Erin Hartwell
Submission #31: People of the Frost Survivor
Submission #36: Placid Archer by Gillis B
Submission #37: Searching the Darkness by Forest Zachman
Submission #46: The Unlikely Bandit by Steve Vu
Submission #53: Guided by the Lantern’s Light by Jason Samuel
Submission #75: Order Captain by Nick Wirtz
Submission #81: The Wandering Sooth by Guroworks
Submission #110: The Warlord (WELL? WHAT IS IT?) by Taylor Lindberg
Submission #118: Hildebrand by Tobias Hastrup Petersen
Submission #120: Death Mask by Tyler Hunter
Hearty congratulations to all our finalists! Incredible work one and all!
Next up, in reverse order, we’re onto our winning artists!
Our three Honorable Mention winners include…
- Honorable Mention (left): Submission #28 – Gomorrah, Matriarch of the Lantern Hoard, by D. Weaver
- Honorable Mention (center): Submission #117 – Foundling Phoenix Feather by Todd McNeal
- Honorable Mention (right): Submission #61 – Warrior Girl Rochell by Luis Ernesto Cáceres Ruiz
3rd Place Winner
3rd Place Winner: Submission #83 – Glorious Primary Eyes by Øystein Nesheim
Øystein’s work captures the stark horror of the Kingdom Death world! Their survivor at the brink presents that “instant before the end” moment KD players know oh so well.
2nd Place Winner
2nd Place Winner: Submission #101 – A Survivor by Sora030
Sora030’s work stands out with its beautiful bleakness. There’s a flood of story here: dwindling light, impending doom, resolve pitted against crushing dread. Perfectly grim!
1st Place Winner
1st Place Winner: Submission #93 – Kali the Sword Dancer by Sascha Buczek
Deadly blades, glimmering gold, and scarred flesh in a monstrous grip—Sascha’s work is as near a perfect summary of the Kingdom Death world as we could hope for! Phenomenal work!
Congratulations to our winners and boundless thanks to everyone who submitted their survivors! Even with six finalists, we can’t begin to highlight all the jaw-dropping work on display throughout this contest.
Be sure to check out the full gallery of submissions to choose your favorites!
Thank you all for sharing your amazing skills and your love of the Kingdom Death world!