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Dove Real Virtual Beauty Character Design

Register for Your Free Competition Now:

"Dove Real Virtual Beauty Character Design"

Design and submit a realistic and diverse character for a chance to win one of FIVE ALL-ACCESS PASSES to GDC 2024.


Design your character, upload to your shared folder of choice, and share the link with us in the relevant field on the Competition Entry Form


Dove is awarding FIVE GDC 2024 All-Access Passes for the most impressive character designs.

In addition, the winning characters and their creators may be featured in Dove’s Real Virtual Beauty Campaign!


Representation matters. It's more important than ever that we see characters who look like us in the films we watch, on the social media feeds we scroll and in the games we play. We need a change: for the 1.3 billion women and young girls who make up the world's gaming community, there is little in the way of realistic representation of and for them in the virtual world.

We've teamed up with the Unreal Engine Education Team at Epic Games, Women in Games and the Centre for Appearance Research to launch 'Real Virtual Beauty Training' to tackle the ongoing issue with representation in gaming. This accredited course empowers creators and offers practical pointers on how to craft more realistic, more authentic, characters and avatars in games - allowing for better and authentic stories to be told.

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Judging Criteria

The winning character designs will be chosen based on the following four criteria:

  • Shows consideration of diversity and inclusion
  • Disrupt traditional gender norms and stereotypes
  • Reflects a diverse, inclusive, and fun vision of beauty
  • Displays technical proficiency

Who Can Enter

To be eligible to participate in the Contest you must legally reside in the US and be 18 or older as of May 12, 2023.

Competition End Date

11:59:59 p.m. E.T. on October 16, 2023

Number of Entries

You can only submit one entry!

Terms and Conditions

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