Contest Ended: September 15
The current layout plan for the artbook is:
8.5 inches wide x 11 inches tall
approximately 50-56 pages
Keep in mind that the length of the book may vary depending on how many artists participate, and that we may discuss whether the artbook will be hard-cover or soft-cover.
We do not know how many pages will be reserved for the contest, but since the length of the artbook isn't set in stone, we can modify it depending on the entries we receive!
Please note that, to enter the contest, you do not need to be a member of the group! Only participating artists/judges are members of BookOfPandora. However, we encourage you to +Watch the group for updates!
Your art must meet all the requirements listed below in Theme, Format and Submission.
You may submit up to three pieces for the contest, but you can only win once.
You must be able to sign a contract (download here), disregarding the terms involving previews.
If you're already a guest artist, there is no need to enter the contest as there is already a spot reserved for you in the artbook!
Since Book of Pandora is a charity artbook with all profits to Doctors Without Borders (more information here), our theme is a gift of hope. One of the ways we are symbolizing this is through our mascot.
Our mascot is a blue box with silver stars; please read the description on this reference for more information. The idea is that this box will be fully closed at the beginning of the artbook, but as a reader flips through the pages, the box will open up
slowly until, at the end of the artbook, it becomes fully open.
If you are seeking to enter the contest you do not need to sign up for a degree of box openness, but it is advised that you look at the sign up list here and pick a degree of openness that hasn't been done too many times already.
To incorporate the overarching theme of this artbook, art should meet these requirements:
must be positive (hopeful, inspiring) or at least neutral (not negative in any way)
must include our mascot (see this reference for information)
must include at least one subject (human or animal) (no fanart)
must be newly created just for this artbook
Note that the mascot box does not need to be the focus of the art piece; it can be placed in the background as long as it is still visible! Incorporate it in any creative way you can think of! Try not to make a landscape picture, though.
Since Pandora's tale is a myth, fantasy (mythical creatures, surreal settings) are allowed, as are things from our daily lives. But please don't include any copyrighted characters (basically, no fanart).
Otherwise, you can do pretty much anything as long as it meets the requirements! Feel free to contact chameleonskyes (email or Note) to clarify anything or discuss any ideas.
Medium: Traditional art or digital art, in color
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches, 300 dpi (or higher)
1. Submit your finished picture on deviantArt. In your artist description, include:
name you want to use in the artbook
something indicating that the picture was drawn for Book of Pandora, which is a charity artbook for Doctors Without Borders
a statement indicating that you will be able to sign the contract if you win
2. Submit your work to the appropriate folder in BookOfPandora.
These are the confirmed judges who will select which artists will have their work published in Book of Pandora. We are currently discussing how to select more judges for this contest; details will come later.
Each winner will receive:
free copy of Book of Pandora (you may be asked to pay for shipping, however)
thank you card (most likely hand-made by chameleonskyes) which will be sent out with the artbook
feature from chameleonskyes
the Winner's Package from AnotherContestGroup
Any questions? Please comment here or direct queries to chameleonskyes!
Thank you so much for your continued support and interest!