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Spectrum 25 – International Competition for Fantastic Art

The 25th Spectrum International Competition for Fantastic Art opens entry for 2018 in October and all creators of fantastic art are invited to participate.

This is an invitation to all professional and student artists, art directors, publishers and artist representatives. All art works in all mediums embracing the themes of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and the surreal are eligible for this show.

Work chosen by the competition jury will be printed in the Spectrum annual, the peer-selected “best of the year” collection for the fantastic arts.

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

Fantastic Art can be subtle or obvious, traditional or off-the-wall, painted, sculpted, done digitally or photographed: there is no unacceptable way to create art and there are no set rules that say one piece qualifies while another does not. Imagination and skill are what matters.

Any published or unpublished art may be submitted in the appropriate category. Work must have been finished or first published in 2017.

This year’s competition categories include:

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  • Unpublished

For over twenty-four years the Spectrum annual has been a showcase for the best and brightest creators of fantastic art from around the globe.

Spectrum 25 – International Competition for Fantastic Art – Entry Fees

The single entry fee is $20 per work.

The series (five or fewer related pieces) entry fee is $40.