The Science & Fantasy Fiction Art Inspiration Contest

Published On April 23, 2014 | By Elisabeth Petras | The Arts

sci fi contest 2 For all you science and fantasy fiction artists out there, if you ever thought your artwork was imaginative enough to inspire a science or fantasy fiction novel, Pittsburgh area web writer Scot Noel and award winning author Jane Lindskold’s competition gives you the chance to prove it. The purpose of The Science & Fantasy Fiction Art Inspiration Contest is to give amateur artists exposure and inspire creative ideas for stories. The contest runs from now until May 31st and it’s currently accepting submissions.

In May, a finalist list will be released and at the end of the event there will be three winners. First place prize receives $400 and second place will win $100. There will also be a third winner selected by an online vote to determine the most popular artwork. Once the three winners are chosen, Jane Lindskold will pick one of these winners to base her piece off. She’ll then share her reasoning for the choice in an online discussion with Scot Noel on his Science Fiction and Fantasy website.

Because this contest wants to inspire amateur artists, certain rules apply. First, amateur means that the artist has sold no more than three pieces or one single piece for over $500. Second is that while it doesn’t matter what medium the piece is in, it must be submitted as a digital file. That allows all you the flexibility to create a sculpture, mixed media, oil, cut paper or whatever else highlights your talent. Remember, the purpose of the contest is to inspire science and fantasy fiction stories so it is suggested that your piece reflect cover art. Unfortunately for all you enthusiasts of science and fantasy fiction, art of movies, TV shows, and books will not be accepted because of copyright issues.

You can view all the submissions and vote for your favorite on their Facebook page. Artist interested in participating can check out the frequently asked questions page for full contest rules and information on how to submit your work. Any amateur artist wishing to participate can submit up to 3 entries for the contest.

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