One of my FAVORITE times of the year is here! The annual Goldstone Wood Fan art Contest!!! HUZZAH!!!
This year is a little bit different in that I am not actually hosting. Instead, Maid Hannah of Dame Imraldera's Library is organizing this fantabulous event. But don't worry! Other than the online location, the event is JUST the same as it has ever been! Same rules for submission, Fan Voting, the whole works. You'll just send your art to her instead of to me, and on the day the art gallery launches, you'll visit Dame Imraldera's Library rather than here. See? Easy.
You can check out the contest rules on this page.
As you will see, we are offering TWO first place prizes! One for Fan Voting and one for MY personal favorite submission. Both of these winners will receive a print copy of my SUPER SECRET NEW BOOK, which launches in May. There's not much out about the book yet, but I'll tell you that it is set in the world of Goldstone Wood (though it is Book 1 in a new series) and is a VERY loose retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." And it's a wee bit spooky . . . but in a good way!
Anyway, if you're an artist AND an Imp, you simply must participate! If you are not an artist but feel a creative inclination, you simply must participate!
You can browse through Dame Imraldera's Library to see the fan art and fan fiction of previous years. There is a lot of really wonderful creativity to enjoy for all true fans of Goldstone Wood!
Enjoy, dear Imps! I can hardly wait to see what wonders you create.
Yay, art contest! I might enter if I can think of anything to draw and then actually draw it in a timely manner. (I have a non-Goldstone Wood drawing I started on New Year's that I still haven't finished. *sigh*) But even if I don't enter, I always love seeing the incredible creativity and talent of my fellow Imps. <3
Thanks, Hannah, for hosting this year!
Oooooh I love the fan art competitions!
Ooo, so exciting! I might enter, if I can think of anything to draw (I like to draw, but honestly I'm not much of an artist).
I was wondering, are people who haven't read the whole series (or have only read one or two of the books in the series) able to enter the contest?
Absolutely, Savannah! As long as you've read at least one story, you qualify as a Goldstone Wood Imp. :)
I was delighted to see this! Best wishes to all the artists as I know that all submissions will be phenomenal!
Yay! I look forward to participating! :)
@Anne Elisabeth Okay, good :). I've read the whole series (minus one novella), but one of my sisters (who is thinking about entering) hasn't read much of Goldstone Wood yet. She'll be excited that she can still enter :).
I wish I was an artist! But unless stick figures count, I think I'll sit this one out! :) I'm always blown away every year though, and I can't wait to see what this year's participants come up with! It's so much fun to see everyone's imaginings of these characters on the page. Good luck to all you artists! :)
@Hannah - you and me both! I wish I could draw. I can, a little bit, but it takes a colossal amount of time and effort to get my hand to follow my brain's directions... so I stick to writing.
Good luck to all the artists, though! I love seeing the beautiful works of art y'all create each year!
I`m going to draw Monster!
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