Tuesday, March 31, 2015


Dear Imps, tomorrow marks the launch of the 2015 Goldstone Wood Fan Art Contest! I am so delighted with this year's wonderful submissions and look forward to sharing them with you.

Before the contest launches, let me give you a quick reminder as to the rules. Some of these are a little different from last year, so do give them a once-over!


Winners this year will be chosen by fan voting. If you are a fan of the Tales of Goldstone Wood, you are invited to cast your vote. If you haven't read any of the books in the series, however, we ask that you not vote this year.

 You may send your votes to me via this email address: aestengl@gmail.com. Please do not send your votes to any other location (other email addresses, the comment section of this blog, Facebook messages, etc.) Only votes sent to the above-listed email address will be counted. All others will be deleted.

Please pick your THREE favorite images, listed in order of preference: 1, 2, and 3. Your top pick will be given 10 points, your second pick will be given 5, and your third pick will be given 2 points. So arrange your favorites with care!

If you only send me a vote for ONE image, your vote will not be counted. Please be certain to list THREE.

Artists are requested not to vote for their own works.

Voting is open until midnight, April 10 (Eastern). The winners will be announced on April 11. You can visit this post to see the prizes for which these artists are competing.

Artists: If you would like to welcome critiques on your pieces from your fellow artists and fans, feel free to leave a comment letting the viewers know. There are some very talented artists who will be visiting the page during the contest, and they may have some great ideas and advice for you!

Commenters: Feel free to leave comments on the pieces. Please keep your comments positive and encouraging. If an artist has stated that she/he welcomes a critique, feel free to offer kind, encouraging, and useful advice for improvement. However, if the artist has not indicated that she/he welcomes a critique, please limit your words to encouragement only.

It's going to be a ton of fun! I will see you back here tomorrow for the contest launch.


Unknown said...

Yay! : ) How exciting!

Anonymous said...

I will welcome critiques. The painting is from a scene in the book.


E.F.B. said...

Alas, if only I had more artistic talent, I'd be seriously tempted to participate. *sigh* Oh well. I still look forward to seeing the gorgeous art that other people make. Good luck everyone! :)

Nicole said...

I'm so excited to see all the art!!

Anonymous said...

I will welcome critiques also!

-- Heather McDermott

Anonymous said...

Yay!! I can't wait to see what everyone's done!
Thank you for hosting these competitions Anne Elisabeth!

Tracey Dyck said...

Ooh, can't wait to see everyone's imaginative creations! :D

Merenwen Inglorion said...


I can't wait to see everyone's artwork. :D

Meredith said...

So exciting! Best wishes to all the artists, and I'm so eager to learn what inspired all of you this year.

Liv Hammonds said...

Considering my art, I am welcoming of critiques.

Jenelle Leanne said...

Wow, I just flipped through all the art, and I have no idea how to pick just three! So many of these are SO good!

Gonna have to think on this for a while.

Carrie-Anne Thomas said...

I welcome critiques, as well. I drew the picture titled, "You shall have your dream."