Disney and HP is giving fans with a love for Star Wars and an artistic bent a chance to get featured in a Gallery 1988 exhibition about the upcoming Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. The exhibition is schedule for this November 13-15th.
The contest has a two month entry window that runs from now until October 11th. All art must be related to The Force Awakens which opens everywhere December 18th. Go to ArtAwakens.com to submit an entry.
Other prizes include a three day all expense paid trip to Los Angeles to attend the Gallery 1988 opening night festivities.
Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules Award” will be granted to one of the give Grand Prize Winners, upon completion of a questionnaire, with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” award-winner will receive an HP Notebook computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity.
The winning art work will be auctioned off by Gallery 1988 staff will all proceeds benefiting UNICEF Kid Power.
Here are the official rules and entry guidelines:
Lucasfilm and HP Celebrate ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ with “Art Awakens” Program.
Amateur Artists Can Submit ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’-Inspired Fan Art for a Chance to be Showcased in a Star Wars Professional Gallery Exhibit, Among Other Prizes.
In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present Art Awakens.
Art Awakens is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of The Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.
Art Awakens kicks off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars : The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be featured in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.
Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.
Five lucky winners of the Star Wars : The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light and
Magic, will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit.
The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.
Check out some of the better submissions below: (Artist named noted if provided)
Let me know your favorites in the comments.