Bohemia Interactive was honored to announce the winners of the Arma 3 Art of War contest! On behalf of the team, we want to thank all the participants who submitted their work. The winning entries, along with a few new assets prepared by us, will be featured in the upcoming "Art of War" charity DLC for Arma 3, which will become available for purchase later this year. All of Bohemia's revenue from this DLC will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). After the initial fundraising period, the DLC will become available for free to everyone towards the end of 2021.
The contest held five categories for contestants to enter. The 2D Art and Screenshot (Bonus) categories in this contest received a high volume of entries, leaving us with a great pool of quality artwork. It certainly made for a hard decision to choose the winners. Unfortunately, the 3D Art categories (Prop, Clothing, Accessory) of the contest simply did not receive enough entries. In total, we received only a handful of candidates and we felt that the quality did not meet the requirements to be considered as winners or featured in the charity DLC. However, those who did enter something into these categories will still receive a participation prize, in recognition of their efforts.
To support the upcoming Art of War DLC, and ultimately the ICRC, our team has decided to add some extra value to the title with new assets, created by in-house artists. We're already developing a modest selection of fun thematic props and clothing items that broadly reflect the ethos of this Art of War project and collaboration with the ICRC. While these assets were not planned originally, we felt that their inclusion would be a win-win for the community and the ICRC while providing an additional incentive to support the cause. These assets - and the winning entries - will be made available in a new singleplayer scenario and showcased as part of an in-game virtual gallery, specially designed by Bohemia Interactive as part of the charity DLC. We'll be delivering more information as we get closer to the release.
In the meantime, you can view all the winning entries here: Arma 3 Art of War Winners.