Contest: Worldwide ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Weta Workshop Art Print Giveaway
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Oooohh! I am SO excited to announce this contest!

Our good friends over at WETA Workshop “” those dream engineers behind so much of the great movie imagery of the last two dozen years “” have given us the opportunity to bestow our readers with three of their amazingly detailed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey art prints direct from their New Zealand workshop.

We’re not giving away three copies of one print, we’re giving away one copy of three DIFFERENT prints; An Unexpected Journey art print by Gus Hunter, Thorin’s Map parchment art print by Daniel Reeve, and Floor Plan of Bag End parchment art print by Daniel Reeve. So when you submit your entry, we ask that you please note which print you desire most.

AND, unlike many of our contests, for this giveaway the folks at WETA have made it possible for us to accept entries from everyone, everywhere! That’s right, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to do it, but this contest is open to all citizens of the planet Earth “” WORLD WIDE, baby!

One (1) winner will receive:

One (1) winner will receive:

One (1) winner will receive:

TO ENTER: There’s just two simple steps:

(1) Go LIKE Geeks of Doom on Facebook. If you’re not a Facebook user, alternately, you can subscribe to the Geeks of Doom email digest. Click here to sign up.

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Monday, November 26, 2012 at 9pm EST. This contest is only open to our Facebook fans and/or email subscribers. All entries are validated. Entries by non-subscribers will be disqualified. The personal information you supply in the contest entry will not be shared with any outside parties, though in some cases, if an outside party is handling prize fulfillment, the mailing information for only the prize winners will be shared with that party. Contest is open to residents of the planet Earth. International entries WILL be accepted. Winners will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email. Void where prohibited.


*Note in the Additional Comments section in the Entry Form which print you’d want to win the most!

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About the Art Prints

Weta Workshop has built upon its seven years’ experience creating Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and has spent four years assisting in conceptually designing Middle-earth for The Hobbit films opening in theatres in December.

Weta is back in Middle-earth.

The very same New Zealand artists and craftspeople who worked on the films, have designed and created the most authentic range of artwork for fans to own, collect and cherish.

Weta would like to give Geeks of Doom fans an opportunity to win one of three art prints from the film (click on the images for full larger view).

An Unexpected Journey Art Print: By conceptual designer Gus Hunter of Weta Workshop

Thorin’s Map Parchment Art Print: The map to the treasure in The Lonely Mountain at the center of The Hobbit story, drawn by Daniel Reeve

Floor Plan of Bag End Parchment Art Print by Daniel Reeve

All these items and much more are now available to order from www.wetaNZ.com.

About Weta Workshop

Weta Workshop houses a range of disciplines under one roof – including conceptual design, weapons, armour & chainmaille, specialist props, vehicles, specialty costumes, models & miniatures, special makeup & prosthetics, public art & displays.

The team at Weta Workshop enjoys engaging in projects holistically, from the earliest stages of technical analysis and conceptual design through to manufacture across all departments and final delivery on set to anywhere in the world. Drawing on more than 25 years of filmmaking experience, five-times Oscar-winning Design and Effects Supervisor Richard Taylor is intimately involved in all projects from concept through to delivery.

Although best known for the company’s design and effects work on award-winning film projects, including Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, Avatar, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin and The Hobbit (in production), Weta Workshop offers services to all creative industries throughout the world.

The company that would one day be known as Weta was born as RT Effects in the back room of Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger’s Wellington flat in 1987. From this humble base of operations, Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger supported the emerging local film industry with a range of services in special effects, creature work, prosthetics and make-up effects. In 1994, Richard and Tania joined with friends Peter Jackson and Jamie Selkirk to expand the company dramatically to service the local and international industry’s special effects requirements. They named their new company Weta, with Richard and Tania heading up Weta Workshop, the conceptual design and creative services arm of the greater Weta company.


Official site: http://www.wetaNZ.com
Facebook page: WetaWorkshop
Twitter: @wetaworkshop


  1. I can literally count the number of times I’ve entered online competitions that were (a) open worldwide and (b) had a physical prize.

    Thanks for doing this! :D

    Comment by kaoskongo — November 13, 2012 @ 12:08 am

  2. 1. Great that this is international, thanks!
    2. Shame ‘zip’ will only accept 5 characters, as my postal code is 6 and it can’t be left blank! Oh well…

    Comment by Fran Lane — November 15, 2012 @ 6:43 pm

  3. Hi Fran, you can put in a dummy zip and flesh out your proper address in the additional notes section. Good luck!

    Comment by Dave3 — November 15, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  4. I read The Hobbit when I was in second grade and it is the reason I fell in love with books. This is a great contest!

    Comment by Marion Ravenwood — November 17, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

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