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20th Annual Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art

This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers, and artist representatives to submit entries to the 20th 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.

Any published or unpublished art may be submitted in the appropriate category. Work must have been finished or first published between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2013.

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.

Spectrum 20th Annual International Competition for Fantastic Art Has Opened for Entries

Fantastic Art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, or photo- graphed: 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.

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Advertising
  • Book
  • Comics/Graphic Novels
  • Concept Art
  • Dimensional
  • Editorial
  • Institutional
  • Unpublished

The jury will present Gold and Silver Awards to exceptional works in each category.

Each accepted entry will be reproduced in full color and given complete credit in the twentieth Spectrum Annual; the contact information for the artist or their agent/representative will be printed in the artist index. The person who has submitted an accepted entry will receive a complimentary copy of the annual.

Entry Fees

Single entry fee is $20 per work. Series (5 related pieces or less) entry fee is $40.