Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Annual Tales of Goldstone Wood Fan Art Contest!

Dear imps and artists, I know I have been promising for some while now to make an announcement about the 2014 Fan Art Contest. And this, at long last, is it!



Here are the details.

What: You, dear imps, are invited to submit Goldstone Wood-related fan art of all kinds. Drawings and paintings, pottery and sewing, sculpting, photography, photomanipulation, typography . . . any form of visual art that you prefer! You can see examples of things that have been done at Dame Imraldera's Library.

How: You will be asked to take a picture of your work and send it to me via email as a jpg. attachment. Be sure to include 1) your name, 2) the title of your piece, 3) the medium you worked in. You may submit as many pieces as you like.

Who: Who will decide the winners? Why you will! Just like last year, the winners will be selected via fan voting. You will be invited to pick your top three favorites and email them to me (aestengl@gmail.com) as 1st pick, 2nd pick, and 3rd pick. Your first pick will receive 10 points, your second pick will receive 5 points, and your third pick will receive 3 points.

When: The deadline to get your work to me is April 1. The contest itself will begin on April 11 and run for a full week. The work will all be displayed here

Prizes: The first place winner will receive her or his choice of any FOUR Goldstone Wood novels (no novellas, sorry). The second place winner will receive two novels, and third place will receive one.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your fabulous creativity on display yet again. Every year, I have been even more impressed than the year before. And this year, we have three new stories that you can take inspiration from--Dragonwitch, Goddess Tithe, and Shadow Hand. Let's make this one the most exciting contest yet!

16 comments:

Allison Ruvidich said...

Yay! I have busted out the old sketch book and made bulk purchases from Artarama (why are color pencils so expensive????), and I'm ready to draw (and paint. And sketch. And Pinterest for inspiration). : )

Meredith said...

I can't wait! Always such fun to hear about everyone's creativity in this contest. Best wishes to all the artists. I hope that someone does another movie this year, and I know that everything submitted will be beautiful. God bless.

Sarah said...

Cool! I probably won't enter unless I get a really good photography/graphic making/crafting idea, but good luck to everyone who does enter! I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!

Hannah said...

So much fun! I can't wait to see all the creativity! This is going to be epic, I can feel it. :)

Victoria said...

Yay! I'm so looking forward to seeing all the artwork. I already have one submission done...

Clara Darling said...

Yippee! Can't wait!

emmaclifton39 said...

This sounds so fun!

ghost ryter said...

Huzzah! I'm not really an artist in the traditional sense, but I might try some unusual mediums....

Michelle Dyck said...

This looks like fun! Ms. Stengl, are Canadian entries accepted?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Michelle Dyck: Absolutely! This contest is open internationally. :)

Michelle Dyck said...

Yay! I'm reading Veiled Rose right now, and I'm on the lookout for a good scene/character to try my hand at drawing... ;)

Ruth said...

Can't wait!

The Princess of Dol Amroth said...

Are the prizes in actual book form, or are they ebooks?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

The prizes are actual, autographed, paperback books. :)

Kailin Richardson said...

Sounds fun! I've got an image I wanted to sketch from Heartless anyways. I have not read the others yet but I'm so excited to - I love it when I stumble over some fantastic Christian fantasy :)

Elisabeth Sullivan said...

I found out about this on April 2. :(