From Software is incorporating the six winning community-made shield designs from that contest into Dark Souls II and here's a look at two of them all finished up. How seamless.
Not only are the winners going to receive a copy of the collector's edition and credit in the game, they're also being sent real-life versions of the shields based on their designs. You'll want to follow the link to see how those turned out. Well -- they turned out very, very well.