Players love new and special items, and we love including players in the creation of those items! We'd like to invite you to participate in our Guild Wars Design-A-Weapon Contest, where you have an opportunity to submit your vision of a cool new weapon and to possibly see it become a permanent part of Guild Wars.
We are looking for creative and appealing new designs for all sorts of weapons: swords, axes, bows, hammers, spears, rods, wands, scythes, staves, and daggers. Not to be forgotten are the shields and focus items that are also used in combat. You may draw your design inspiration from any of the regions: Tyria, Cantha, or Elona.
To enter the contest, simply send us a drawing, sketch, or printed image of an original new weapon, shield, or focus item and submit it to us for judging. The prize? Up to twenty of the best designs will be placed permanently into the Guild Wars world, and the designers of these weapons will win website recognition and Guild Wars goodies, too!
The Design-a-Weapon (2007) contest ran in the Spring of 2007 to design concept art for weapons that would be included in the release of Guild Wars Eye of the North. There were over one thousand entries with a hundred and seven winners, seventeen of which were implemented in-game.
Winners: Each of the eleven winners received their choice of a copy of Guild Wars Nightfall (standard edition) signed by the Guild Wars Development Team or a full set of Guild Wars Skill Pin Set #1 or a PvP Unlock Pack. In addition, each winner will receive a Guild Wars Nightfall t-shirt and a code for a Guild Wars character slot, if character slots are available in their location.
Honorable Mentions: Each of the seventeen honorable mention recipients received A Guild Wars Nightfall t-shirt, a Guild Wars character slot, and two random Guild Wars Skill Pins.
Finalists: Each of the seventy-nine Finalists received two random Skill Pins.
|Weapon designed||Original Artwork Submitter||Country|
|Celestial Compass||Anthony Lopes||United States of America|
|Eaglecrest Axe||Caroline Coronel||United States of America|
| Draconic Scythe
Draconic Scythe (unique)
|Frog Scepter||Zane Bryan||United States of America|
|Glacial Blade||Andre Roux||United States of America|
|Bone Dragon Staff||Rebecca Sinclair||Canada|
|Dryad Bow||Marcus Camprechf||Germany|
|Storm Daggers||Ben Chaney||United States of America|
|Archaic Maul||Kura Jorma||Finland|
| Ceremonial Spear
Ceremonial Spear (unique)
|Michael Chang||United States of America|
|Demonic Aegis||Deivis Slavinskas||United Kingdom|
 Honorable mentions
|Weapon designed||Original Artwork and Submitter Name||Country|
|Emerald Blade||Findur Calenardhon||Germany|
|Jesus Garcia Menendez||Spain|
|Tony Hoei||United States of America|
|Apache Queen Raven||United States of America|
|Draconic Aegis||Jesus Galan Coronado||Spain|
|Shannon Novak||New Zealand|
|Todd Harry||United States of America|
|Camaban Von Myrtana||Germany|
|Serpentine Reaver||Alexander (Minze) Thümler||Germany|
|Rose Focus||Lucy Bell1||Australia|
|Landon Carroll1||United States of America|
|Nymph of Meliai1||United Kingdom|
1These three entries were similar enough to be combined as one design.
 Special recognition
|Darksteel Longbow||Marko Cvetkovic||Serbia|
|Hourglass Staff||Bora Vergili||Turkey|
 Related articles
- Contest Winners
- Official rules and conditions
- Official details for the Eye of the North Prerelease Bonus Pack
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