Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fan Art Contest 2015--Announcement!


The time has come, dear Imps! The time of the 2015 Fan Art Contest! I hope you're as excited about this event as I am. It's one of my favorite times of the year.

If you are eager to contribute to this year's contest and see your work featured here on the Goldstone Wood blog for all the world to enjoy and vote on, here are the rules:

1. You must create Goldstone Wood-themed art. This can be in any visual medium you prefer--drawings, paintings, quilts, knitting, pottery, photography, photomanipulation, jewelry, stick figures, video, sculpting, crafting . . . anything you like! It must be recognizably related to Goldstone Wood in some way, but other than that, the sky is the limit!

2. You must email a JPG image of your art (no PDFs, PNGs or other formats, please) to me (aestengl@gmail.com) no later than midnight, March 28, 2015, Eastern.

EDIT: Please include: Your Name, Title of Your Piece, and the Medium.

3. You may submit as many pieces as you like.

4. Your images will be displayed in a series of blog posts which will go live on April 1, 2015.

5. The winners of this contest will be chosen via Fan Voting. Note: Voting is open to fans of the series only. Please don't ask family or friends who have not read the series to vote on your work. (However, if they HAVE read the series, they are welcome to contribute their votes.)

6. First, Second, and Third-place winners will be announced on April 11, 2015. (Runners-up may also be selected, but that will be up to my discretion.)


PRIZES:

The Third Place Winner will receive one autographed Goldstone Wood novel of her or his choice.

The Second Place Winner will receive two autographed Goldstone Wood novels of her or his choice.

And the First Place Winner will receive one autographed advance copy of Draven's Light, two other autographed Goldstone Wood novels of her or his choice, and . . . .

Monster wants it known that he was not a willing participant in this image.

. . . this most excellent Bard of Rudiobus hat!

This hat was made to order by the amazingly talented Paula Pruden-Macha. Didn't she do a wonderful job? And admit it . . . haven't you always wanted an Eanrin hat? Complete with starflower button and plumes?

So there you have it, dear creatively-minded Imps! The 2015 Fan Art contest is officially launched. Go forth and create!

You can view the previous contest entries at Dame Imraldera's Library. Have a look and be inspired.

20 comments:

Ants and Epic said...

Eeeeekkkk!!! I'm so excited! And that is a fabulous Eanrin hat!!

Sarah Bailey said...

Awesome, I was waiting for this moment mwahaha...

wisdomcreates said...

The hat is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

ooooooOOOOH. This looks fun. I think i'll enter --although, i'll admit, i've been very uninspired to draw anything as of late...

The hat looks fantastic, so that should be some incentive. XD

-Sarah Grace

Olivia K. Fisher said...

Oh, I'm so excited! Will get to work immediately!! :) <3

ghost ryter said...

That. Hat. :D
I'm so excited to see everyone's entries!

Meredith said...

Oh, it's that time of year! Best wishes to all the artists, and I'm so eager to hear about all the entries. Good luck.

Sarah said...

That hat is awesome. :D And YAY CONTEST! I didn't get to enter this year, but I hope to change that now.

Anonymous said...

Yay! A fan art competition! I wonder what I'll do...
Love your hat!
Jemma

Julieann Wright said...

Yay! I love these contests! It's always awesome getting to see everyone's creativity. :) And that is one fantastic hat! I might have to bring out my art supplies with an incentive like that.

Savannah Jezowski said...

That lovely hat makes me want to get out my pencils and brushes...I love hats!!

Hannah said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH! So much fun! This is always one of my favorite times of year, cause I just love art, and I just love art about one my favorite series! Can't wait to see what everyone does!!!

Tracey Dyck said...

I loved last year's contest, so I'm super excited for this one too! Eek! It's so much fun seeing everyone's creativity. No idea yet what I'll do myself... But that hat. Oh my goodness. XD It's perfect!!
Oh, and in case anyone's confuzzled, I'm actually the same person previously commenting as Michelle Dyck. :P )

Anonymous said...

Too bad I have no artistic ability - that hat is gorgeous. Hope you do good, for all you participating!

Meagan Myhren-Bennett said...

The hat is EPIC and so appropriate!

Jenelle Leanne said...

Okay, I'll admit it. That hat is making me kinda wish I was artistic... not that I'd have time or anything... but AHHH! That HAT!!!! :) So exciting. Really loved seeing all the art last year, can't wait to see what people come up with this year!

You have fun contests. :)

Merenwen Inglorion said...

EEEEEKKK! Excited! XD

That hat looks amazing! :D

Now I have to finish that picture I started drawing a few months ago...and see if my artistic skills will cooperate and actually become artistic. ;)

I can't wait to see all the art!
Have fun, everyone. :)

God bless,
-Merenwen

Anonymous said...

I love the hat!!

These are my favorite books ever! Nothing has beat them! So I've been wanting to ask this question for a long time: Will there ever be a Tales of Goldstone Wood movie? Do you want your books to be turned into a movie? Or not? I would looove a Tales of Goldstone Wood movie!

~Sierra

Anonymous said...

Me Too!
Jemma

Lucius Cambell said...

I can just imagine how thrilled your fans were! The Goldstone series have wonderful plots that can make anyone feel like they're part of the characters' adventures. However, it would be quite the feat to materialize the love for this series into a piece of art. Anyway, I'm sure the entries all looked wonderful, Anne. I hope to set my eyes on all of them soon. Congratulations to the winner, and thanks for hosting that contest!

Lucius Cambell @ Skild