Friday, January 10, 2014

Spectrum and ARC deadlines coming soon

There are a few deadlines are coming up in less than a month.

Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art -- Deadline January 25
Entries for the Spectrum annual of contemporary fantastic art comes up in just two weeks. Spectrum is an annual competition, whose results are published in a widely distributed book. The subject is fantasy or science fiction art, both digital and handmade.

Categories include books, comics, advertising, dimensional, concept art, unpublished. You can enter either by mail-in or, for first time this year, by online submission in a digital format.

2. If you get a piece accepted, and you live in the USA, you will receive a free copy of the book when it is published next fall. Starting this year, people with accepted pieces in other countries will also get a free book, but they must pay for shipping, which ranges from $50-$60.

The cost to enter is $20 per piece, with a series cost of $40 for a group of up to five. Here's a direct link to their entry form. If you get a piece accepted, you get sent a free copy of the book to anywhere in the world.
Book: Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

The 2012/1013 Art Renewal Center Salon --Deadline January 15
The Art Renewal Center Salon is an annual competition of contemporary realism. Categories include Figurative, Imaginative Realism (which includes historical scenes, fantasy, religious, surrealism and science fiction), Landscape, Animals, Still life, Sculpture, and Drawing. The entry fee is $50 for the first image, and $42 for each additional entry. There are over $60,000 of cash awards, plus purchase awards. Each entrant receives a copy of the catalog (if you pay for shipping).

GurneyJourney "Sketch Your Art Teacher Contest" -- Deadline January 22
It's free to enter. Winner gets a signed DVD and the five runners up get signed posters.

Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney --Closes February 9
And February 9 is the final day for the museum exhibition "Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" at the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, New York. Just a month left to see it.


SE said...

Methinks Spectrum allowed email submissions after the infamous curled, glossy,ill-photographed submissions last year. Michael (I think) expressed this last year.

James Gurney said...

Sam, you're right. I amended the post to reflect the fact that you can submit digitally.

bill said...

New head man, John Flesk, trying new things. Sure to get more international submissions.