As we near the end of the 30th year of The Legend of Zelda, we’ve decided round out the anniversary with one final celebration, and this time it’s all about you: the Zelda fans.
Over the next six weeks we’re going to celebrate many different facets of Zelda fandom. Each week will focus on a specific aspect of the fandom, and we want you to contribute! So start digging out those treasured old drawings of Link you made when you were 10 and thinking about your best memories of playing the series. At the end of each week, we’re going to choose some of our favorites and send them a very special reward thanks to Nintendo Australia.
This isn’t a traditional competition, and the rewards won’t necessarily be going to the best or most technical submissions. What we’re looking for is anything that conveys your passion for the series and reminds us of why we came to love the Zelda series so much in the first place. Basically, we want you all to share how much of a Zelda fan you are so that other Zelda fans smile when they see your work. And what better way to pass the time waiting for Breath of the Wild than to reminisce on all of our favorite memories from the past 30 years?
Each Monday, starting tomorrow, we’ll open up submissions for that week’s theme, which will run for the entire week. At the beginning of the third week, we’ll announce our favorites from week one, and so on. The schedule will take us right up until the end of the 30th anniversary year in February:
Week 3 (Jan 23 – 29): Memories of Zelda
Week 4 (Jan 30 – Feb 5): Music
Week 5 (Feb 6 – 12): Crafts and Cosplay
Week 6 (Feb 13 – 19): Videos | Submission requirements for videos
This celebration is open worldwide; however, these days will go by Australian time zones, so weeks may run Sunday to Sunday depending upon where you live.
Nintendo Australia has very generously offered to help us out by offering a really special reward for our favorite entries. We recently held a poll asking fans to choose their favorite iconic Zelda artwork. Some of the top favorites that you guys voted for, plus some of our own favorites that we feel truly represent the spirit of The Legend of Zelda, are being turned into special prints with the 30th anniversary logo, embossed in gold foil.
Our 10 favorites each week will receive a collection of three pictures from the following series:
The pictures sent out will be random. Those chosen will be announced on the site and contacted via email, and you’ll need to give us your name and shipping address so the prints can be mailed out to you. All submissions will be featured in a gallery and may be shared through our social media channels and featured in posts on our website; after all, we want as many fans as possible to share how much Zelda means to them with the entire world.
We look forward to seeing what you guys have to share over the coming weeks. May the Triforce be with you!