Renderosity and PrettyMystical recently announced they have partnered to co-sponsor a Facebook-driven fantasy art contest with a $1,000 Grand Prize.
"We are ecstatic that Renderosity is our partner in this project as they were definitely our first choice. Our goals are perfectly aligned as Renderosity has always supported all forms of art not just renders," said Rick Merriman, the founder of PrettyMystical. "You can also see by their product offering they cater to those artists who create more 'Artistic' work and not just to those artists who prefer good technical Photorealism. It is important to us that all artist needs are served. I could not be happier with their participation in the contest and interest in PrettyMystical’s desire to develop ways artists can derive an income from their talent."
PrettyMystical is a retailer of fantasy-based apparel and art prints with an extremely active Facebook community of more than 25,000 fantasy art lovers and actively engage and create ways fantasy artists can promote and/or sell their work while still providing quality art to their valued followers.
"We were honored when PrettyMysical reached out to us," said Michelle Willard, Renderosity marketing manager. "Our community is filled with fantastic fantasy art creators. This is a great opportunity for the rest of the world to see what we see every day in our Galleries, talented digital artists who deserve to be honored."
In the contest, multiple runners-up and honorable mention prizes will also be awarded. There is no entry fee or obligation to enter the contest. This is not only a 3D rendering contest (though 3D is actively desired) but rather a digital art contest where any fantasy art and art style is welcome regardless of the software used to create it. Traditional art entries are also welcome if they have been scanned or properly digitized.
All accepted art will also be placed on the PrettyMystical.com website as a non-exclusive art print for sale.
Entries may also be viewed collectively in a special section of the Renderosity Gallery. The images must still be submitted to PrettyMystical.
How to enter
To enter, simply submit an image to PrettyMystical and accepted entries will be uploaded to the Fantasy Art Contest Fall 2020 Facebook gallery. There are no limits to the number of entries by a single person. Brand-new art or any existing art are welcomed.
To be considered for entry, please email a smaller 1000px version (or a link) to your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email only. No messenger, please.
Art should be RGB 8-bit color, with a 4:5 or 2:3 aspect ratio (portrait preferred but landscape accepted) with a minimum size of 4000px on the long edge (larger is always good and acceptable). The preference is 300dpi.
The deadline for entry is 11:59 PM EST Nov. 7, 2020. Entries will continue to be displayed and active until 11:59 EST Nov. 15, 2020. Prize winner will be announced and prizes awarded on or about one week of Nov. 15. In addition, please note entries will begin to be placed in the viewing Facebook Album immediately in the order that they are received.
There is a qualifying stage. Not all art submitted will be accepted and entered into the contest.
The full Rules and guidelines can be found on PrettyMystical's Facebook page.
$1,000 Grand Prize: This will be award based on the most Facebook reactions to individual art posted on the PrettyMystical Facebook page in their Art Contest Album.
First place: $100 Gift certificate for 2D & 3D digital art assets or other artist products in the Renderosity Marketplace. This will be awarded based on the second most reactions to individual art posted on the PrettyMystical Facebook page in their Art Contest Album.
Second place: $50 Gift certificate for 2D & 3D digital art asset or other artist product in the Renderosity Marketplace. This will be awarded based on the third most reactions to individual art posted on the PrettyMystical Facebook page in their Art Contest Album.
Renderosity Choice Award: An annual membership to Renderosity Prime. This will be awarded by Jury of Renderosity's art staff. The basis will be "Best representation of what digital fantasy art should be in 2020."
Honorable Mentions: Three pieces of art will be awarded an honorable mention and receive five products each from RPublishing. This will be awarded by Jury of Renderosity's art staff. The basis will be "Originality" "Technical Skill," and "Artistic Appeal."