Create a special poster for a special
game and win a Wacom Cintiq


Create a special poster for a special
game and win a Wacom Cintiq


Create a special poster for a special
game and win a Wacom Cintiq


Huge congratulations to Nico @WhaddupNico whose Monument Valley image below has earned a Wacom Cintiq courtesy of Escape Technology. A massive thank you to everyone who entered – the standard of entries was genuinely AMAZING – and a big shout out to everyone who’s made #OneSpecialGame such a brilliant and fun addition this year.


Towers, pathways and connected buildings on an island

Create your dream poster

for any of the following games:

Stardew Valley (Eric Barone)
Mass Effect (EA)
Monument Valley (usTwo Games)
Need for Speed (EA)

Entries are open until Friday 11 September 2020 and the competition is open to all creatives globally aged 18 or over.

To Enter

Choose a game and create a single A3 poster image as a 300 dpi digital file plus a smaller thumbnail for initial submission. Please ensure that all work is 100% original content and don’t use official game art, logos, publisher logos or screenshots. You are welcome to submit more than one entry.

Mail your smaller thumbnail images (minimum of 1080 pixels wide if possible) to along with the following information:

a. Name and location (One Special Game 2020 is open to entrants around the world)
b. Twitter name/Instagram name (if you have these)
c. Your chosen game and a line or two on why you chose this title, maybe why it is special to you.
d. Your professional or amateur capacity and your connection to the games industry, if you have one.

Download the full brief and T&Cs

Judging and Publicity

After the closing date, a panel of creative industry professionals and illustrators will judge the submissions and select up to twelve images to make up this year’s ‘One Special Game Collection’.

One image will also be selected as the ‘One Special Game’ Game Poster of the Year with the winner being awarded a Wacom Cintiq 16” Creative Pen Display supplied by the lovely folk at Escape Technology. Game-based runner-up prizes will be awarded to the creators of three runners-up.

During One Special Day on 2 October, limited edition prints will be sold online. After that the images will be available to buy via a print-on-demand store for twelve months.

By submitting your entry, you give SpecialEffect permission to reproduce the work to publicise, or raise funds for, the charity. This will include A3 prints, but images may also be used for postcards and other merchandise. However, the ultimate image rights remain with the artist and the game IP rights with the respective publishers.

Full Brief and T&Cs

Download the full brief and competition terms & conditions.

Social Media

Please feel free to share your entry on social media using:

Hashtags #OneSpecialGame #SpecialEffect
Instagram: onespecialgame
Twitter: @OneSpecialGame1

A Big Thank You

to our One Special Game partners, including:

Escape Logo
Sheridans Logo
Ripstone Logo
Attention2Detail Logo

“SpecialEffect is such a special charity which does incredible work to bring the enjoyment of play to gamers with disabilities. The team at RARE are thrilled as always to help and evangelise about the amazing work the SpecialEffect team do and be part of One Special Day 2020.”

Craig Duncan, RARE