Monday, October 31, 2011

Spectrum Call For Entries

This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers, and artist representatives to submit entries to the 19th Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art. All art works in all mediums embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the surreal are eligible for this show. Fantastic Art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, or photographed: there is no unacceptable way to create art and there are no set rules that say one piece qualifies while another doesn’t. Imagination and skill are what matters. Work chosen by the jury will be printed in full color in the Spectrum Annual, the only peer-selected “best of the year” collection for the fantastic arts.

Any published or unpublished art may be submitted in the appropriate category. Work must have been finished or first published between January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012.

Deadline For Entries
Entries must be delivered, prepaid, with all appropriate forms and entry fees to Spectrum, 11520 Flint St., Overland Park, KS 66210 U.S.A. 913-538-1142 [for Express Mail, UPS, Federal Express, etc.—please check the “No Signature Required” option] no later than January 27, 2012. The judging will take place shortly after the deadline.

Notification For Accepted Work
Only entrants whose works are selected by the jury for inclusion in the annual will be notified by mail in April, 2012 with additional information regarding what we’ll need for the book. A list of of accepted entrants will also be posted on the Spectrum website: Please check to see if your name is on the list before contacting us to ask if you made it. We will not otherwise be notifying entrants that did not have work selected: only artists with work selected by the jury for inclusion in the annual will have their names listed on the website and will be notified by mail.

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