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Events Feb 21, 2024, 10:32 (UTC) 8th Anniversary Emote Contest


Black Desert 8th Anniversary Emote Contest

February 21, 2024 (Wed) after maintenance - February 29, 2024 (Thu) 23:59 UTC

Black Desert's 8th anniversary is upon us! So let's bring this celebration to our social platform emotes, shall we?
Calling all artists to enter our 8th Anniversay Emote Contest! The five best emotes will be rewarded with merch and will become emotes on our official Black Desert social channels, such as Twitch and Discord!
Here's how it works!

◈ How to enter ◈

Create 1 8th anniversary-themed Black Desert emote (Required)
└ Find the image guidelines below



Submit your entry on our forums in the Community → Art & Media → [Event] section (Required)


Title your post as follows: [Anniversary Emotes][Region] + Title (Required)
└ Example: [Anniversary Emotes][EU] A Black Spirit with a party hat


◆ Image guidelines and rules ◆
  • Image must not break any ToS of Twitch/Black Desert/YouTube/Discord or any other social media platforms.
  • Image must be square shaped.
  • Image must incorporate Black Desert and anniversary themes.
  • Image must be between 112 x 112px and 4096 x 4096 px.
  • Max file size of 1MB.



◈ Winners (5 total) ◈

Emote added to the official social channels

Black Desert Official Calendar 2024

Land of the Morning Light Snow Globe

Young Azure Dragon pet


◈ Runners-up (up to 5 total) ◈

Emote added to the Discord channel

Young Azure Dragon pet


★ Black Desert Official Calendar 2024
The Black Desert calendar folds up to become a standing desk calendar!

★ Land of the Morning Light Snow Globe
The Land of the Morning Light Snow Globe is also a music box with light!

* Additional notices

- Pearl Abyss reserves all rights to use, adapt and repurpose all screenshots, videos, and any other content submitted for this event. Pearl Abyss may use these materials for promotional purposes at its sole discretion, with no restrictions regarding time or geographical location.
- Please note that items uploaded for this event may be disseminated through our Black Desert social media channels.
- Should any participant be found to have engaged in the event inappropriately (e.g., using another person’s work, using AI, etc.), Pearl Abyss reserves the right to disqualify such participant, withdraw any prizes, and impose account restrictions even after winner’s announcement.
- Pearl Abyss retains the right to modify or cancel the event under certain mitigating mitigating circumstances. Any changes made will be communicated on this event page.
- Only Adventurers residing within our serviced regions may be eligible to win. (Certain regions may be excluded due to mitigating laws or local laws/regulations.)
- Pearl Abyss will assume all costs associated with shipping the rewards.

- Pearl Abyss will be responsible for any taxes that might be applied after sending the prizes.

- If your account is restricted for violation of the Operational Policy before the receipt of event prizes, you may be disqualified as a winner and forfeit any prizes, even after being selected as a winner.

- For any questions or concerns regarding the event, please contact us via [Support].

- Any content not mentioned on this page is subject to the [Black Desert Event Rules].

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