A cool announcement was made today over at StarWars.com that fans who have that creative spark will surely be excited for! Lucasfilm & HP have announced “Art Awakens,” a program that will allow fans to create and submit “Star Wars” themed art, and have a chance for their projects to be featured in a professional art exhibit later this year.
Here are all the details on “Art Awakens” and how you can take part in the program from StarWars.com:
“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 & 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.
Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five 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.
This is definitely a great opportunity for all the talented fans out there to show off their skills and create some cool “Star Wars” themed art pieces. And the timing couldn’t be better, as I’m sure there are plenty of artist dying to create some awesome “The Force Awakens” themed pieces!
Looking forward to seeing what the fans come up with.